Stop Teasing Us With These Rumours

Jermaine Beckford has been linked with Middlesbrough in the last 24 hours fuelling speculation that League 1’s sharpest shooter will be Strachan’s first permanent signing next month. This would be great news for us if we were to grab the free-scoring forward but it looks unlikely with the 26-year-old’s love affair with the Elland Road…

Details

I Get By With A Little Help From My Friend

The highest attendance in the Championship so far this season witnessed Newcastle breeze past Middlesbrough with a little help from the referee and his assistants yesterday. Marlon Harewood tapped in the first goal when Ameobi had headed across to the former West Ham striker and then Ameobi headed Newcastle’s second on the hour mark. I’m…

Details

Strachan’s New Year Boro Defence

With rumours hotting up as we approach the January transfer window, I take a look at the reasoning behind the Gary Caldwell link. It was not surprising that Gordon Strachan would be linked with moves for Celtic payers, after all he did spend four seasons in his homeland in charge of the green and white…

Details

St Ledger Has Bright Future On Teesside

The Red tops have issued a couple of damaging stories in the last 24 hours about Middlesbrough players. The writers, scribblers and trash talkers at The Mirror must be about to take Christmas leave, so instead of writing some interesting and engaging stories about climate change they decide to make some rubbish up about the…

Details

The North East Merry-Go-Round

As Gordon Strachan prepares his squad for his first Tyne-Tees derby on Sunday afternoon, I’ve been looking at the weird and somewhat exciting times for the North East in footballing terms. For the moment we have to take Boro out of that equation which is only temporary I must add. Newcastle have found their feet…

Details