Tag: Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough, Sheffield Wednesday & Ghosts of Christmases Past

For all the madness that we have seen in terms of the hiring and firing of football managers in recent years, precious little criticism has been levelled at Middlesbrough. Steve Gibson, owner of the club for almost a quarter of a century, has even been considered a model football club owner in some circles, having overseen its move to a new stadium, its first major trophy and even the final of a European competition. As such, the decision on the part of the club to fire manager Garry Monk yesterday evening after a win in the Championship at Sheffield...

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Middlesbrough and Brighton Go To The Wire

The temptation to get a little bit annoyed at the importance of a football match being measured solely in financial terms is obvious, but there are occasions when the stars align in such a way that to not mention what could be riding on the outcome of a match would be somewhat remiss. So let’s get this out of the way very quickly. Tomorrow lunchtime’s Football League Championship match between Middlesbrough and Brighton & Hove Albion will be worth a very large amount of money indeed to the winners. The Premier League’s new television contract kicks in during the...

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Video of the Day: Middlesbrough – Match of the Seventies

Tomorrow lunchtime, Middlesbrough play Brighton & Hove Albion in the most important Football League Championship match of the season. A win or a draw will be enough to return Boro to the Premier League for the first time since 2009, but a home defeat would mean that they drop into the play-offs and, most likely, a two-legged match against Sheffield Wednesday. So, to calm a few Teesside nerves, here’s a trip back in time to a compilation of the club’s exploits in the 1970s. A regular fixture in the First Division from the start of the twentieth century, Middlesbrough’s...

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Video of the Day: QPR vs Middlesbrough, October 1969

International friendly matches have occupied us for most of the last week or so, but those are over for now and the leagues rumble back to life again this weekend, starting on Friday night when Middlesbrough make the long trip down to London to take on Queens Park Rangers in the Football League Championship. Middlesbrough will be in desperate need of three points in order to sustain their attempt to clamber back into the Premier League through one of the automatic promotion places, and a failure to win would give second placed Brighton & Hove Albion a chance to...

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Middlesbrough’s Original Line in Self-Destruction

With the amount of extra money that will be flowing into the Premier League this summer, we might have expected that the clamour to break into the top twenty would have been greater than ever, this season. At the top of the table, Burnley are making a reasonable job of pulling clear of the pack. It’s by no means certain that they will cross the finishing line first, but with a seven point lead over those below them it would be something of surprise to not see their return, come the end of the season. Below them, however, the...

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