Karanka is Boro’s Special One

I think Boro’s best signing in recent years has to be Aitor Karanka without a doubt. When Middlesbrough announced the new man to succeed Tony Mowbray would be Aitor Karanka I, like many others, hadn’t heard of him. How things have changed! What a master stroke by the Chairman, Steve Gibson, to identify the former…

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Alan Comfort Talks Boro, Faith and Bernie Slaven

The latest former Boro Player QA in my series is with Alan Comfort. Alan Comfort was born on the 8th December 1964 in Aldershot and started his career with QPR, coming through the youth team ranks in 1980. He stayed with the South London club for 4 years, but left for the Abbey Stadium, signing for…

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Gary Gill: Pallister was the best player I played with

The next former Boro player in my QA series is with the brilliant Gary Gill. I was lucky enough to talk to Gary on the phone recently, talking about his time at Middlesbrough. Here’s his truthful and honest account of his Boro career. Enjoy! Gary Gill was born in Middlesbrough on the 28th November 1964. He…

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Terry Cochrane and that overhead kick

George Terence Cochrane was born in Killyleagh, Northern Ireland on 23rd January 1953. He started his career playing in his native Ireland in 1969 playing for Derry City and then for Linfield (1971-1973) before heading to Coleraine in 1973, where Terry played for three years, playing 129 games scoring 41 goals. It was at Coleraine…

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Graeme Hedley: Big Jack definitely got the best out of me

Graeme Hedley was born in Easington, County Durham on 1st March 1957 and started his career with Middlesbrough coming through the ranks in 1975. He went on to play 50 games for the Boro in a seven year stay on Teesside before moving to Sheffield Wednesday in 1977 on loan. There, Graeme played 6 times,…

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