Southgate’s Methods Will Make Us Stronger

Gareth Southgate said from the beginning that he wanted to implement his own style and methods on the club to make it stronger for the future. Results last year dislodged the club from its spot in the top flight and many questioned his worth at the club. Steve Gibson gave him the backing to continue…

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Keeping Alves Would Be A Smart Move

The transfer rumours went up a level today with Afonso Alves at the top of the list. Our Brazilian striker has been recovering from a foot injury over the summer and is now ready to step up his fitness for the beginning of the season. It is still unclear whether Gareth Southgate wants the £12million…

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Southgate Looking For His Championship Gem

The Middlesbrough squad travelled to Macclesfield yesterday for their first friendly match of pre-season. Gareth Southgate named a mixed side of youth and experience for the game at Moss Rose. Gareth gave first starts to the new boys, Mark Yeates and Danny Coyne yesterday and both had impressive starts in their new shirts. Mark Yeates…

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Juninho and Downing: Why They Both Left Boro

The last time Middlesbrough lost a great player at the end of a relegation season from the top flight was back in 1997. This great player was Juninho and he too had the same dilemma as Downing of either staying put in the Championship (the old Division One as it was back in the Juninho…

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Downing Signs Four-Year Contract At Villa

Stewart Downing has put pen to paper on a four-year contract that will see him become an Aston Villa player until 2013. Martin O’Neill has been in pursuit of the Boro left winger for a couple of months now and finally has his man. Downing has come a long way since his playing days on…

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