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Boro are getting ready for the start of the season. The goal is clear: return to the Premier League.
With the rumours eventually becoming reality when Garry Monk was announced as Boro's new manager...
Back in the Premier League after seven long years in the Championship, few expected Middlesbrough to be preparing for life in the second tier after just a season back in the top flight.
So here is Episode 4 of the blog, this comes after the Manchester City travesty, sorry, game on Sunday.
So here is Episode 3 of this new blog, this comes after the Sunderland game on Wednesday night.
We've all now become well adjusted to the long marathon that is the Championship, but looking ahead to next year what team would you like to see us go for?
Football supporters are notoriously difficult to please and there are many who have unrealistic expectations for their team as each season comes around.
Last Saturday's humiliation to Bournemouth signalled all but the end of any lingering hope of Boro's survival.
The coming seven days see Boro travel to Bournemouth on Saturday and host Sunderland. Both are must wins but we have been saying that for a while.
Recruitment has been a massive talking point since Aitor left the club. Really since January when the cracks began to accelerate in growth, ignoring price tags and looking at actual value added to the team and what has been contributed.