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Championship
Will Nathan Jones remain at Stoke City?
11:00 Saturday 5th October 2019

Stoke City began the 2019/20 Championship season terribly. They need radical changes to avoid falling into League One next season. It’s clear that their current manager Nathan Jones is not the right man to take the club forward. Another…

Championship
Can Jonathan Woodgate lead Boro back to the promised land?
12:00 Monday 15th July 2019

Even before Tony Pulis was sacked following his failure to secure Premier League promotion, bookmakers had Jonathan Woodgate as the favourite to take over at Middlesbrough. They were right, of course. Now in charge, can the former Boro…

Premier League
Pulis-ball doesn't breed success; Sheffield United take a Wilder approach
15:00 Tuesday 14th May 2019

They say that defence is the best form of offence, and that’s certainly been the mantra behind Tony Pulis’ managerial approach wherever he has been. Well, less offence, more survival, really. He boasts that well-documented stat…

Championship
Is Tony Pulis entirely to blame for Boro's late-season slump?
09:00 Wednesday 10th April 2019

A few months ago, all eyes at the Riverside envisioned a place in the Championship playoffs, if not direct promotion to the Premier League. Expectations lowered dramatically in the last few weeks. Now, Middlesbrough will be thankful just…

Spain
Is Lionel Messi holding Barcelona's future hostage?
08:00 Saturday 6th April 2019

Watching Barcelona play without Lionel Messi is like watching Connor McGregor fight with one hand tied behind his back. Unlike Real Madrid without Cristiano Ronaldo, Barca are set up to succeed without their Argentine maestro. The club spend…

Germany
Serge Gnabry: Arsenal's loss, Bayern's gain
17:00 Wednesday 6th March 2019

Arsene Wenger built a reputation for giving young players a chance during his Arsenal heydays. The likes of Alexandr Hleb, Alex Song, Theo Walcott and the popular Cesc Fabregas all made their name as youngsters filing out for the Gunners.…

Championship
Why Middlesbrough must extend Jon Obi Mikel immediately
15:00 Thursday 28th February 2019

Every team needs a Mikel. Those were the words of former England manager Steve McClaren after his QPR side succumbed 2-nil to Middlesbrough at the Riverside. If there was ever any doubt regarding John Mikel Obi influence on Boro it was soundly…

Managerial News
Positivity isn't easy in the Premier League
09:00 Thursday 28th February 2019

Both by design and demand, the influx of foreign managers to the Premier League bring with them a new brand of football. Some implement their tactics successfully. Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte rewrote the record books. Other managers struggle.…

Championship
Norwich's reaction to Pulis and Bielsa nipping at their heels? Farke it
12:00 Saturday 1st December 2018

There's a manager hogging the headlines in the Championship and it's not Frank Lampard. The Chelsea legend works wonders with Derby. Fans salivate at the prospect of seeing him across different stadia in the English second tier,…

Championship
Are Middlesbrough defending their way back to the Premier League?
09:00 Tuesday 30th October 2018

Is defence the best form of attack? Can a defence be the main cause of a promotion push? These are the questions that have to be addressed at Middlesbrough Football Club. Currently third, they possess the best defence in the English Football…

Championship
Championship preview: Can Tony Pulis bring Middlesbrough up?
09:00 Wednesday 1st August 2018

Middlesbrough will be hoping that they can be in the promotion picture in the Championship this season. The North-East side finished 5th in the last campaign, but lost in the play-offs to Aston Villa over two legs. Confidence is high among…

Championship
What next for Middlesbrough's sought-after Adama Traore?
12:00 Saturday 7th July 2018

Speculation has suggested a few Premier League clubs are interested in making a move to sign Middlesbrough winger Adama Traore this summer, which comes as no surprise given his ability and potential. With that in mind, is leaving the correct…

Championship
Is Tony Pulis the right man to get Boro back in the Premier League
09:00 Tuesday 29th May 2018

Middlesbrough's season came to a disappointing end when they fell to playoff semi-final defeat against Aston Villa. Having lost 1-0 at the Riverside, a goalless draw at Villa Park sent the Birmingham side to Wembley.…

Championship
Championship play-offs: Which team will secure Premier League promotion?
10:30 Friday 11th May 2018

The Championship play-offs commence on Friday night. Fulham, Aston Villa, Middlesbrough, and Derby County all have sights set on England’s top division. Only three games stand in their way.   In the semi-finals, Fulham take on Derby…

Premier League
Why the Britannia is no longer a fortress for Stoke
18:00 Sunday 18th March 2018

Stoke City lost 2-1 at home to Everton in Saturday afternoon’s Premier League clash, their seventh home defeat of the season. No other side has lost as many home games this campaign. Visiting clubs are winning more regularly than…