As they continue to languish in the EFL Championship like they have done since dropping down in 2017, the times of Juninho Paulista turning out for the Boro seem almost as unlikely as them being managed by Michael Carrick – but they’re both true! Middlesbrough… Read More »Juninho Paulista & His Undeniable Love for Middlesbrough (1995-2002)
To some, Neil Warnock is … a relic. A merchant of sh*thousery long past his expiry date. But what he’s achieved in football, and more importantly what he stands for, perfectly captures the essence of the beautiful game. In the summer of 2020, the once-decent… Read More »A Love Letter to Neil Warnock
I must say, I do hold a soft spot for players who are willing to remain humble in the eyes of stardom and go for something that wouldn’t suit the pristine image of those at the top of the footballing game. What I mean to… Read More »Fabrizio Ravanelli: The Italian Star Who Liked a Challenge!
Uefa Cup finalists. League Cup winners. FA Cup Semi-finalists. A seventh-placed Premier League finish… The mid-noughties were undoubtedly Middlesbrough’s finest years. But who was responsible for this success? England fans beware, Steve McClaren may receive praise in this article … that’s right, ‘The wally with… Read More »Middlesbrough’s European Dreamers (2004-06)