Boro lack creativity. It’s a sentence that haunted the club last season and it’s something that Steve Gibson admitted he was looking to add this summer.
Well, like a blink and you miss it moment, Marten De Roon’s Middlesbrough FC career ended this week after his move back to Atalanta in Italy.
The season is finally underway, after a summer break which has seen many changes across a lot of positions at Middlesbrough FC. Although, the highlight of these changes is the addition of the forward line, which Boro have truly lacked in a long time.
Over £40m spent on new signings. That has been the narrative for Boro’s summer and will likely continue for the rest of the season as they hope to challenge for the Championship title.
Yet again, Garry Monk and the Middlesbrough FC hierarchy show that they know exactly what they are doing this summer, by answering everyone’s questions about (the lack of) a creative midfielder.
Plenty of water under the bridge since I have lasted penned paper. In a line new young hype manager with an influx of exciting prospects who have been tasked with "smashing" the second tier.
Len Shackleton, a post war winger for Sunderland, a footballer who was clever with his feet and his mouth, wrote in his autobiography a chapter on Directors/Owners: A blank page.
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With another gruelling Championship season starting today, many questions remain with a largely new look Boro going into the opener at Molineux against fellow big spenders Wolves.
Of all of Boro’s new signings this summer, two that have certainly caught the eye have been the record-breaking deal for Britt Assombalonga and the £9m move for Danish forward Martin Braithwaite.