Tag: Middlesbrough

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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Video of the Day: Aston Villa vs Watford (& Others), February 1983

The Fifth Round of the FA Cup starts today, and as of yet there haven’t been many surprises in what has felt like a somewhat underwhelming competition, so far this season. Perhaps today will throw up an interesting result or two. Still, one disappointing season does not a useless competition make, and for our little blast from the past we’re going all the way back to 1983 for a complete edition of London Weekend Television’s The Big Match from the same stage of the competition, with matches between Aston Villa and Watford, Everton and Spurs, and Middlesbrough and Arsenal....

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