How does speed of attack impact the chance of scoring?

Middlesbrough have a very potent weapon on their hands in Adama Traore, unfortunately although it is an unbelievably fast paced weapon it is currently lacking final quality. The last piece of the Adama jigsaw has been a thorn in a few managers sides, but Tony Pulis seems to be set to put it in place. … More How does speed of attack impact the chance of scoring?

Simulating Boro’s current xG v remaining opposition in the Championship

Middlesbrough started the season as an under achieving side after the level of investment and fan expectation during the pre-season. Garry Monk has since been replaced by Tony Pulis which obviously could effect how Boro’s xG rating pans out in the second half of the season. Middlesbrough’s current xG is mainly based on the results … More Simulating Boro’s current xG v remaining opposition in the Championship

Pulis will continue to assess his squad v Fulham

Boro boss Tony Pulis will continue to assess the squad at the same time as hunting precious Championship points as Fulham arrive on Teesside. Pulis has no fresh injury concerns, with Boro looking to break back into the play-off places with a third successive win in all competitions, but was denied the chance to run … More Pulis will continue to assess his squad v Fulham

Up and down the country there will be supporters who will assure you that their team ‘should‘ be in the top four, or top six, or top division, or top two divisions.

With every Boro fan still at the stage where they can dream that promotion is still a possibility, the notion of where a club ‘deserves’ to be is again a topic of relevance. Up and down the country there will be supporters who will assure you that their team ‘should‘ be in the top four, or … More Up and down the country there will be supporters who will assure you that their team ‘should‘ be in the top four, or top six, or top division, or top two divisions.

Middlesbrough Too Good For Local Rivals Sunderland

Rudy Gestede and Martin Braithwaite scored in the first half as Middlesbrough dumped dismal north-east rivals Sunderland out of the FA Cup with a 2-0 win at the Riverside. Gestede took just 10 minutes to heap more woe on the Championship’s bottom club and Braithwaite’s effort just before the break effectively ensured the visitors’ sole … More Middlesbrough Too Good For Local Rivals Sunderland

Both sides have bigger priorities this term than the FA Cup

Having not played each other for many years while Sunderland were in the top flight and Boro in the Championship, the two have renewed hostilities over the past couple of years with Boro enjoying much the better of things. This is Boro’s third game under the stewardship of Tony Pulis. He’s so far seen his … More Both sides have bigger priorities this term than the FA Cup

On New Years Day Boro face another side that is right in the mix of the race for the play-offs.

Boro’s decision to replace Gary Monk with Tony Pulis raised a few eyebrows and it was anything but a dream start for the former West Brom boss. He saw his new Boro side beaten 1-0 at home by Aston Villa on Saturday to lose ground on one of their rivals for a top six finish. … More On New Years Day Boro face another side that is right in the mix of the race for the play-offs.