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Category: Middlesbrough

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Premier League finances: the full club-by-club breakdown and verdict

The 2016-17 accounts of all top-flight clubs and what the figures say about their health. Manchester United top the charts again with a £581m income and £57m profitFinancial figures for 2016-17, for the 20 clubs that were in the Premier League during 2…

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Aston Villa survive late Stewart Downing scare to reach Wembley final

A long, traumatic season for Steve Bruce could yet deliver a happy ending of sorts as Aston Villa moved to within 90 minutes of a return to the Premier League. For Bruce, who has been through such a distressing time after losing both parents in the pas…

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Aston Villa v Middlesbrough: Championship play-off semi-final – live!

Championship play-off semi-final, second-leg latestSign up for The Fiver, our free and funny daily emailAnd feel free to email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 11.06am BST Hello. Aston Villa and Middlesbrough could both be forgiven for throwing in the to…

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Grown-up Grealish has found his focus, says Aston Villa’s Steve Bruce

• Grealish had to deal with toxic dressing room, adds Bruce• Villa lead Boro 1-0 from Championship play-off first legUntil recently Jack Grealish was routinely pigeon-holed as a self-destructive, troubled talent but Steve Bruce believes his playmaker w…

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Mile Jedinak soars to sink Boro and steer Aston Villa toward play-off final

Steve Bruce will always look back on the first half of 2018 as one of the unhappiest chapters in his personal life but, professionally at least, things are looking up a little. Aston Villa’s manager is grieving following the death of his father in Febr…

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Mile Jedinak soars to sink Boro and steer Aston Villa toward play-off final

Steve Bruce will always look back on the first half of 2018 as one of the unhappiest chapters in his personal life but, professionally at least, things are looking up a little. Aston Villa’s manager is grieving following the death of his father in Febr…

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Middlesbrough v Aston Villa: Championship play-off semi-final – live!

Championship semi-final updates from the RiversideJerome header gives Derby slender advantage over FulhamAnd feel free to email your thoughts to Scott 4.30pm BST Tony Pulis always said he would name the same XI that started Boro’s last game, the 2-2 dr…

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Middlesbrough v Aston Villa given added poignancy by Percovich return

Leo Percovich, Boro’s former goalkeeping coach, returns to the Riverside for the Championship play-off semi-final after losing two daughters in a car crashShortly after 5pm on Saturday evening the mood at the Riverside is expected to turn almost unbear…

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Fulham lead march of heavyweights in £200m Championship play-offs | Ben Fisher

Slavisa Jokanovic’s men have history on their side but there are reasons to believe for Middlesbrough, Derby and Aston VillaSome teams flourish, some fret and some freeze but there is nothing quite like the pressure-cooker that is the Championship play…

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Ryan Sessegnon is not the only gifted young player in the Championship

The 17-year-old was voted best player, best young player and best apprentice at the EFL awards but he’s just one of many talents excelling in the Championship this seasonBy Martin Laurence for WhoScored, part of the Sport NetworkRyan Sessegnon won’t fo…

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Daniel Ayala keeps Middlesbrough in play-off hunt against Bristol City

Two goals from defenders following well choreographed set-pieces not only suggested that Middlesbrough are morphing into a classic Tony Pulis side but lifted them to fifth in the Championship.As Adama Traoré’s whipped in corners prefaced imperious scor…

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Middlesbrough give refugees football kit and feeling of belonging | Ed Aarons

The Championship club, with a charity, help more than 30 refugees and asylum seekers to socialise, learn English and play footballMutwakil Muhammad Ali beams, resplendent in Middlesbrough’s bright-red home kit. “They are giving me everything – shoes, c…

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Football League: Sunderland survival hopes hit, Yeovil hit Coventry for six

Black Cats beaten at home by Sheffield WednesdayYeovil hammer Coventry 6-2, Accrington win again• Any hope garnered by Sunderland from their Good Friday win over Derby vanished at the Stadium of Light on Easter Monday as they slipped to a 3-1 defeat to…

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Nine-man Wolves beat Middlesbrough to stay six points clear at top

Ruben Neves and Matt Doherty were sent off as Wolverhampton Wanderers lost their tempers on Teesside but even this ill-disciplined reduction to nine men failed to prevent Nuno Espirito Santo’s side from extending that apparently unassailable lead at th…

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Can Boro stun Wolves? Will Derby wake? Key Championship questions | Louise Taylor

With vital Championship games across the Easter period, we look at some of the most important issues, including Fulham’s push for promotionAssumptions are dangerous. Just ask Steve Bruce. “There’s going to be a lot of twists and turns before it all fin…

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Sunderland snatch draw against Middlesbrough at end of wild derby

An afternoon featuring two brilliant goals from Patrick Bamford, two straight red cards and a flock of seagulls persistently swooping low across the pitch concluded with Callum McManaman volleying a dramatic last-gasp equaliser for Sunderland.A game di…

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FA Cup fourth round: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

Michy Batshuayi might be just what Chelsea need, VAR creates fresh farce and Coventry’s on-field outlook brightens at lastCardiff are not the first team to irk Pep Guardiola this season with their aggressive style but the constant fouling and Lee Mason…

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FA Cup fourth round: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

Michy Batshuayi might be just what Chelsea need, VAR creates fresh farce and Coventry’s on-field outlook brightens at lastCardiff are not the first team to irk Pep Guardiola this season with their aggressive style but the constant fouling and Lee Mason…

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Glenn Murray leaves it late to send Brighton through at Middlesbrough

It has been quite a week for Glenn Murray. Fresh from his arrest, and subsequent release, on suspicion of involvement in £1.1m tax fraud, Brighton’s star striker stepped off the bench to earn Chris Hughton’s side an initially unlikely looking passage i…

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FA Cup fourth round: match previews

All the news and match previews for this weekend’s FA Cup fourth-round matchesIf Manchester City are to complete the quadruple they will have to get past a team whose form has been somewhat mixed in recent weeks. Cardiff are undefeated in four games ha…