5 Interesting Facts About Boro Boss Aitor Karanka

As Steve Gibson unveiled our new ‘Head Coach’ at yesterday’s press conference, I was keen to understand a little more about the man who will be the enforcer at Middlesbrough until 2016 so I’ve put together some facts about Karanka for the fans to digest over the next couple of days during the International break.…

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Billy Ashcroft: I Loved Playing In Derby Games

William Ashcroft was born October 1st, 1952 in Liverpool and started his career with Welsh side Wrexham, where he played 219 games scoring 72 goals. He signed for Middlesbrough in 1977 and went on to play 139 games for Boro scoring 21 goals before moving to Holland side FC Twente in 1982 turning out 77…

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One Point Gained But It Could Have Been Three

It’s been a year since Boro recorded that memorable home win over Sheffield Wednesday to briefly move top of the Championship table with promotion in their sights. How times have changed. Twelve months on Boro only have half the points they had accumulated at this stage last season, as hopes for a top six finish…

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What Should Boro Fans Expect?

Things haven’t been the same at the Riverside since Boro’s relegation from the Premier League five years ago. In that time the same fans who watched their club reach the final of the 2006 UEFA Cup have been forced to settle for significantly less, with home attendances almost half as a flourish of promising managers…

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If Pep Guardiola Can Do It, Then Why Not Mark Venus?

After a difficult (to say the least) start to the season in which Boro managed just 12 points from 12 games which led to the sacking of club legend Tony Mowbray – which would have been unthinkable twelve months ago – Boro’s season may finally have been kick-started by an impressive win over Doncaster. Caretaker…

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