Williams Faces Fitness Race To Make World Cup

Gordon Strachan was the subject to some harsh criticism last week from Australia’s head coach Pim Verbeek regarding the fitness of Boro player Rhys Williams ahead of the World Cup in South Africa next month. The Socceroos boss slammed the Middlesbrough Manager for playing Williams whilst he was injured, criticising Strachan for allowing him to…

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Downing’s Move To Villa Backfires On Him

Stewart Downing had a good season for Aston Villa making 35 appearances in the league and cups for Martin O’Neill’s side. That tally of games becomes more impressive if you take into account that the 25-year-old only made his debut for his new club at the end of November 2009 and has since been a…

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Boro Boys Make Australia Squad For World Cup

A trio of Middlesbrough players made it into Australia’s provisional 31-man squad today for the team’s World Cup preparations. Brad Jones, Rhys Williams and Scott McDonald made the squad alongside some regulars including former Boro players Mark Schwarzer and Luke Wilkshire with ex-Leeds and Liverpool winger Harry Kewell also included. Australia Head Coach Pim Verbeek…

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Jack Charlton Appears In Carlsberg’s World Cup Advert

Jack Charlton appears in the new Carlsberg advert for England’s World Cup campaign in South Africa next month. The former Middlesbrough boss is joined by a long list of English heroes from sporting, music and exploration backgrounds. The advert also pays tribute to the late Sir Bobby Robson as the players walk down the tunnel.…

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Will Gary O’Neil Be A Middlesbrough Player Next Season?

There were doubts surrounding the future of Gary O’Neil when Gordon Strachan was ordered to withdraw the player from the squad in a couple of the last remaining games of the season. A transfer agreement with Portsmouth, O’Neil’s former club, stated that if the player was to reach the 100 appearance mark then Boro would…

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