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Final Fling Ahead At Leicester

  It might feel as if the season ended a couple of week’s ago at West Brom but Boro will complete the final fixture away at Leicester City tomorrow and hopefully sign off with a result. Match kicks off on Sunday at 1pm at the Walker Stadium, Leicester.   OK it is only pride at stake now but a large Boro away following (1350 tickets sold by end of play, Wednesday) will be looking for a good performance and a nod and a wink towards what we might expect from next campaign. There ....

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Crunch Day At The Hawthorns

    Boro must beat promoted West Brom at the Hawthorns to keep our play off hopes alive. It would also be sweet revenge for a 0-5 hammer blow at the Riverside earlier this season that largely got Gareth Southgate the sack and caused a complete re-think and re-fit of Middlesbrough mid-season.   This is not going to be easy no doubt about that. Probably our two best players this season will not be representing us today as we bid to topple the team celebrating promotion back to ....

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Boro Must Not Give Wednesday A Hoot

    Boro must show Sheff Wed no mercy this afternoon and go for the jugular against the ailing Yorkshire side. There must be no repeat of the generosity shown to Crystal Palace last Saturday instead we must pick up from where we left off with that Franks final minute decider at Plymouth and swamp the Owls this afternoon.   Sheff Wed will be bringing near on 3000 fans up the motorway to inspire them to a few safety points as the team endured an awful Easter ending up in the ....

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Boro Sink The Pilgrims Further

    Boro saved the best for last in the Easter fixtures by winning away at Plymouth. When Jonathan Franks threaded the ball past the Argyle keeper it was fantastic reward for all the hardy Boro followers who had made the long, long trek to the farthest west country. It also dumped Paul Mariner’s team deep in relegation trouble.   Well, it certainly is a long old poke down to Plymouth but whether by plane, train, bus or automobile plenty of Boro fans managed to make it ....

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Boro Need To Shatter Palace

  I promised myself I would never talk about the play-offs again but Leicester’s dramatic fall has suddenly given a glimmer of a chance again to the chasing pack. Blackpool’s win means they are just one point behind Nigel Pearson’s side but a couple of wins over Easter could easily see Boro knocking on the door as well. And a couple of wins is exactly what we must produce this holiday weekend, starting with a victory over relegation-haunted Crystal Palace on ....

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Boro Must Widen The Gap To Watford

  Boro must keep the unbeaten run going and bust a gut to bring back full points from Vicarage Road this weekend. Watford is dangling perilously close to the drop zone and the team has hit a wall with just one win from the last eight games. We must hit them where it hurts and widen that gap between our sides.   Again no mention of any “p” words from me but a victory at Vicarage Road would certainly be divine. We should have more of a squad to pick from, hopefully Julio ....

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Can Boro Pass Reading Test?

Boro go head to head with in-form Reading tomorrow with only one aim and objective, victory. Forget promotion, play-offs and all that ballyhoo and nonsense. It’s all about winning the next match now as if it was ever anything else. Mind you the task isn’t made any easier by a quite horrendous injury list. So, good timing then for Rhys Williams to pick up a suspension.   Gordon Strachan will struggle to scrape together a balanced side tomorrow. On the positive side of things ....

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Boro Need To Be Ruthless V Rams

  Boro need to get that winning feeling back tonight against Derby County. Manager Gordon Strachan still thinks the final play off spot could be possible but only if we embark on a winning run. With games starting to run out tonight would be a very good place to bring back 3 points.   Not that it will be at all easy. It is a very different Derby County now to the poor team we easily saw off in Gareth Southgate’s final game in charge last Autumn. Pride Park regularly attracts ....

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Defeat The Geordies

  Back in May 2009, time had finally run out on our Premier tenure only one thing kept us going (Blackpool fantasies apart) that Newcastle would be joining us in the Championship. Sadly while our neighbours up the road pulled themselves together we flew apart. Amazingly a club with so much excess baggage they would need a fortune to fly Ryan Air focused and flew to the top of the tree. That fact has made a disappointing season into a dismal season of suffering for all on Teesside. There ....

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Boro Face Crucial Test At Cardiff

Boro come face to face with arch play off rivals Cardiff this weekend at our first ever trip to the new Cardiff City Stadium. Last time out in Wales Boro enjoyed a brilliant 3-0 win at Swansea but it has not been exactly plain sailing since that very early win back in sunny August. What we would give for another winning raid into Wales. It would be a massive boost to our slim play off hopes.   Cardiff City have been hampered with injuries for sometime now and financial problems prevented ....

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Boro Must Show No Mercy To Rangers

  Boro need to show a ruthless streak this weekend to blow QPR out of the water at the Riverside. We’ll have to do it without striker Scott McDonald who faces a rest period to finally recover from his hernia operation but now is the time for the rest of the squad to knuckle down and scrap. A goal or two from anywhere or anyone would be like gold dust.   Boro entertain QPR at the Riverside Sat 27th August 3pm kick off. A win will complete the double over the not so super ....

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Boro Must Pull Up Tricky Trees

    Boro need to do it the hard way by bouncing back at high flying Nottingham Forest. The City Ground has not been a happy hunting ground for us over the years, indeed we have already lost once there this season but we showed at QPR that we are no respecters of bad tradition. Time to start a new era.   Middlesbrough’s six match unbeaten run came to a sticky end at Blackpool in midweek. We mustn’t let that 2-0 defeat have any lasting effect and permanently derail ....

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Can Boro Beat Blackpool?

    It will be a tough game tonight as an injury ravaged Boro squad attempts to keep an unbeaten run going against high flying Blackpool. There will be revenge on our minds tonight as we try to avenge that harrowing 3-0 home massacre before Christmas. It brought us crashing to the ground after storming the capital with a 5-1 win at QPR. Yes, revenge would be sweet tonight.   Blackpool’s Scottish midfielder Charlie Adam was a target for Boro in the recent transfer window ....

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Can Boro Make It Two Wins In A Row?

  There is no doubt about it, a win for Boro over bottom club Peterborough would constitute a major turning point in our season. Bring it on.   We have already starting building a little run with 5 matches now unbeaten. Clinch a couple of wins in a row and the confidence will be flooding back just in time for two crunch encounters next week away at Blackpool and Forest. In this ridiculously tight league a victory over Posh could bounce us into the play-off positions but more ....

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Boro Aim To Make Amends

  Boro bowed out of 2009 with a deeply depressing defeat at Barnsley, tonight we aim to truly start the road to recovery in 2010 with a win against the Tykes. It looks like we will have to do it without Saturday’s scoring centre half David Wheater but could Scott McDonald be about to make a debut?   It was one of the darkest hours for many of us the way we capitulated in that torrid second half at Oakwell. A massive away crowd of over 5 000 were there, all excited as we took ....

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Can Boro Bhoys Stop The Tractor Boys In Their Tracks?

    It will be like a new start tomorrow so many debuts being handed out for both teams as Boro aim to restart the season at Portman Road on Saturday. It will be a first head to head between former Celtic manager Strachan and his star player Roy Keane, something that Strachan acknowledged he was looking forward to with a smile. But can Boro come out on top and lay down the foundations to spring forward towards a late season play-off push?   Boro have a host of new signings to ....

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Boro Must Keep City Out In The Cold

  Hands up who woke up to a snow scene this morning? Hopefully, Bristol City will be frozen out of the game this afternoon at the Riverside as Boro aim to make it two wins in a row. Boro v Bristol City 3pm kick off The Riverside.   Boro can build on that brilliant 4-1 defeat of an in-form Doncaster by extending Bristol City’s week of woes. The Robins were of course humiliated 6-0 by local rivals Cardiff City at Ashton Gate, let’s hope we can take advantage and snatch ....

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Can Boro Do Double Over Donny

    It’s another Yorkshire-derby. Well, sort of as Boro fans make the relatively short hop down the A1 to Doncaster Rovers. Let’s hope it brings us rather more points than our previous two forays into South Yorkshire.   I have no idea what the team is going to be as the already ridiculous injury list continues to swell. The good news is that of Saturday’s casualties Tony McMahon should be fit to start but the chronically unlucky Chris Riggott is hamstrung ....

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Can Boro Sink The Swans?

  If only we could turn the clock back to mid-August they were sunnier, happier times and Boro thrashed Swansea 3-0 at their Liberty Stadium. What we would give for the same result at the Riverside.   An exact repeat is very unlikely this weekend and not only because Boro’s world has turned upside down since then but Swansea’s boss Paulo Sousa has found his feet. His Swansea side are currently 4th in the Championship table on 40 points some 8 points ahead of us. We ....

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Boro Aim To Blunt Blades

  It will be a tough challenge today as Gordon Strachan’s Boro aim to turn over a new leaf to mount a 2010 promotion challenge. Sheff Utd are always a well organised, difficult side to break down and no one is more experienced at operating in the higher echelons of this league.   But Boro have three new secret weapons in new signings Barry Robson, Willo Flood and Chris Killen. Robson should start and will be a big boost to the work rate and competitive edge to our engineroom. ....

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Can We Get Up For The Cup?

  Can we put all our league disappointments behind us today and pull off a major giant killing and knock money bags Man City out of the FA Cup?   It would be a massive coup for Gordon Strachan if he could strike out Roberto Mancini’s name from the list of 4th round entries in this his very first English Cup campaign. It could also start to build a relationship between the eccentric Scot and his still disbelieving Boro fan base. A win could also rekindle the season as a whole. ....

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Boro Must Muzzle Tykes

  Boro need to build on that resounding 3-0 win over Scunny by blazing a trail at Barnsley today. It could be a crucial game in Gordon Strachan’s tenure showing that we have truly turned a corner and that we are now in better shape to kick on towards the Play Off Zone. The problem is that Barnsley are on a useful run. It will not be easy pickings.   The Yorkshire side have gone unbeaten in the last 7 league games under canny manager Mark Robins. I suppose on the down side the ....

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Boro Aim To Smelt The Iron

    Boro aim to celebrate Christmas with friends and defeat Scunthorpe at the Riverside. What a Boxing Day gift that would be.   Scunthorpe’s first ever league visit to the Riverside brings all sorts of thoughts and emotions with it. Reality hits home with a crash, it isn’t Liverpool or Man U, regular Christmas visitors but underestimate The Iron at your peril they have fought every inch of the way to get to this position and thoroughly deserve their ....

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Boro Need To Show Steel V Cardiff

    Time for Boro to bury the hatchet and bounce back. Boro must take a leaf out of the books of the steel men that will form a guard of honour at Sunday’s game v Cardiff. We must dig deep, scrap and battle and fly at the Bluebirds from 1st to last minute.   Boro v Cardiff City kick off 1.15pm Sunday 13th December - unlucky for Cardiff.   We need to show we have the backbone to recoil from that horrendous showing on Tuesday night and give the crowd a little pre ....

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Can Boro Drown Blackpool?

Can Boro follow the 5-1 mullering of QPR with a home victory v Blackpool? If we can win at Loftus Road, for the first time ever then we can surely win at the Riverside. That is the psychology we need to take into this evening’s game. I’m trying hard to avoid calling it crucial but winning at home could make such a difference to everyone’s confidence fans and players alike.   Everyone is rightly excited after our demolition of QPR on Saturday. A taxi driver shouted out ....

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