Posts Tagged "Middlesbrough"

Match Of The Past: Middlesbrough FC

By on Oct 10, 2012 in History, Latest, Video | 0 comments

We continue our series of archived videos of the Football League Championship this afternoon with Middlesbrough, and six matches from the years between 1969 and 1992 which feature pitch invasions, local derby wins and promotion parties. Our first match, however, is a little more mundane. With the club having played no Division One football between 1955 and 1974, it...

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Match Of The Week: Sunderland 1-1 Middlesbrough

By on Jan 29, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

The tripartite nature of footballing rivalry in the north-east of England means that this afternoons FA Cup Fourth Round match between Sunderland and Middlesbrough has a hint of being a local derby about it without fully appearing to be the real thing. Still, supporters of both of these clubs have cause to give a wry smile this afternoon. Newcastle United, the third...

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Middlesbrough’s Close Encounter With Bankruptcy Revisited

By on Sep 6, 2011 in English League Football, History, Latest | 1 comment

The Insolvency Act of 1986 was enacted on the twenty-fifth of July of that year, and its ramifications would come to change the face of English football, through the introduction of Company Voluntary Arrangements. Prior to the introduction of this law – which was introduced by the government in a bid to entice more entrepreneurial activity in companies with...

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Use Hearing Protection: Six FA Cup Final Songs

By on May 14, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 1 comment

Amid all the talk of the “devaluation” of the FA Cup (and it should go without saying that we should all wish an eternal curse on that rogue organisation, the Premier League, for seeking to undermine further it by scheduling a round of matches on the day of the FA Cup final – how difficult would it have been for them to play them tomorrow?), one of...

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Match Of The Midweek: Nottingham Forest 1-0 Middlesbrough

By on Oct 19, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

The heightened feeling of expectation that is generated by a place in the play-offs is one of the more curious phenomena that has come to accompany this most modern of season end jamborees. Four teams in every division take part in them, but only one can win through and win promotion but it often feels that, in the excitement of the end of season battle to grab...

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