In recent days the ability of 29-year-old left-back George Friend has been questioned by many supporters, after a poor start to a season which held much promise for the Boro squad.
An England squad announcement doesn’t usually hold much interest for Boro fans, but this afternoon’s has certainly been in the back of our minds since relegation.
Middlesbrough went into last Saturday’s game away at the City ground full of confidence and expectation after back to back home wins softened the defeat to Wolves in the opening game of the season.
The transfer market, as anyone with a passing interest in football will testify, has ‘gone crazy’.
First and foremost, I'll be highly surprised if 2H2N! features a more alliterative title than that all season! On to business at hand though in another rollercoaster week for Boro fans as we falter at Forest but resoundingly beat Scunthorpe in the Carabao Cup.
Boro welcome Scunthorpe to The Riverside for the first time since 2011. Kris Boyd and Tony McMahon scored the goals that day in a comprehensive 2-0 Boro win.
Cyrus Christie was one of the least thought about transfers this summer, due to the influx of attacking quality brought in by Garry Monk.
Pre-season was fraught with many questions about who'd be staying and who'd be going, but one key dilemma was yet to be sorted...would Gaston roll up his sleeves and repent, or slink away for a European adventure.
What a difference a week makes (well…9 days)! Whilst I don’t think anyone was in full panic mode after Wolves last week, there were a few typical murmurings being heard around message-boards and social media.
A win is a win is a win as they say and Boro just scrapped over the line in front of the Sky cameras on Saturday evening.