Southgate’s Big Lump Line-up

The need for a tall strong striker in the Championship is like needing water when hiking in the Sahara Desert, it’s a must have. A big lump up top has to be compulsory if you want to challenge for the Championship title. Gareth Southgate has already highlighted his need for physical presence up front after…

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Boro Not Interested In Swapping

The Middlesbrough players have been told by management that they are not allowed to swap shirts at the end of their Championship games this season. Former Palace manager Alan Smith wants the players to fight for their places meaning they have to keep hold of their shirts at all times including at the end of…

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Good Old Honesty From Southgate

The opening exchanges at the Riverside last night were slightly tentative, which is expected from two of the heavyweights of the Championship in the first match of the season. Southgate selected a strong backbone for the side with Wheater and Huth partnering at central defence with Didier Digard and Rhys Williams in central midfield. The…

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Boro v Blades: Team News and Predictions

This is it then, another summer of wind and rain is nearing to a close and another new season of football is upon us. The new football season for Middlesbrough comes in the shape of Championship football, nicknamed the fizzy-pop league after its very lucrative sponsorship deal with the largest soft drink distributor in the…

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Johnson Will Ignite Our Championship Charge

We are just hours away from the first game of the season in the Championship. We have our Boro shirts on and our fingers crossed. Can we get the best possible start? This season I am continuing to write some posts for The Times and The Mirror on their fan pages so take a look…

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