Afonso Alves

Middlesbrough

Vincent Janssen at Spurs and 6 other Eredivisie stars who flopped in the Premier League

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A penny for Vincent Janssen's thoughts. He would have expected to start this season as Tottenham Hotspur's second choice striker, battling with Son Heung-min for the right to understudy Harry...

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Thanks, but no thanks to striker

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There was a time (last summer) when I would have welcomed Klaas-Jan Huntelaar to The Lane. Thankfully, those days are long now gone. It was only a few months ago when we were all talking up the lad and saying how good of a signing he would be for us. A.C. Milan fans were doing the same thing. You should hear them now.

Brazilians Relegated in Europe

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In the past, European clubs saw in Brazilians the road for success. So many players were hired that things may be changing. Below a list of Brazilians sent to second division in the main European leagues. Spotted here.

GERMANY
Energie Cottbus - Gilberto
Karlsruhe - Antonio da Silva

SPAIN
Real Bétis - Edú, Lima e Ricardo Oliveira

FRANCE
Nantes - Douglão
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Daily Dose: May 22nd, 2009.

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Stuff to read while you watch the proclamation that 'There Is Only One Ronaldo' (0:14)..... News you didn't see coming: Drigba, Bosingwa and Chelsea charged by (uefa) Get yourself a 'Manchester Massacre' Liverpool shirt commemorating the 4-1. (Who Ate All The Pies) How to make a quick €4500. (Bundesliga Offside) Marketing savvy: small club get beauty contest winner to [.

How Long Left for Southgate at Middlesbrough?

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A man under pressure

Gareth Southgate's Middlesbrough look al but destined for the drop after a 1-1 draw against Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon. Sanli Tuncay scored their only goal, which was a sublime overhead kick. But the impotence of the Boro' attack was apparent as they failed to convert one of the many chances they fashioned.

Bye Bye Boro

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Even Gareth Southgate would have to admit that Middlesbrough won't be playing in the Premier League next season.

Despite taken an early lead at St James' Park this evening, Boro still managed to come away with nothing in their six-pointer with Alan Shearer's Newcastle. The result now leaves them three points away from safety and with only two games to go, you would have to say it would take a miracle for them to avoid the drop now.

Middlesbrough Are In Freefall

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Why can everyone else see Middlesbrough's problems but Steve Gibson? Whilst his support for Southgate is edifying, it worries me that the Chairman seems so detached from the situation Boro are in by continuing to back Southgate over the evidence of results, performances and the fans. Yet by backing Southgate, Steve Gibson is in danger [.

Chopra ignites passionless Wear-Tees Derby

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Michael Chopra's two goals in the final ten minutes are enough to see off Middlesbrough 2-0 at the Stadium of Light.A game that was more frantic than metered, this was a game that took a long time for anything to build. Yes both sides had plenty of chances (per Soccernet, 21 for Sunderland, 18 for Middlesbrough), but not many tested either Craig Gordon or Ross Turnbull.

Transfer Window: The Good, The Bad and The Strange

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With only a week left of the January transfer window, this week has seen a flurry of transfers go through as clubs look to add some quality to their squads for the vital second half of the season. The problem with the January transfer window is that it can often prompt rash decisions from both [...

Transfer Window: The Good, The Bad and The Strange

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With only a week left of the January transfer window, this week has seen a flurry of transfers go through as clubs look to add some quality to their squads for the vital second half of the season. The problem with the January transfer window is that it can often prompt rash decisions from both [...

Chopra ignites passionless Wear-Tees Derby

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Michael Chopra's two goals in the final ten minutes are enough to see off Middlesbrough 2-0 at the Stadium of Light.A game that was more frantic than metered, this was a game that took a long time for anything to build. Yes both sides had plenty of chances (per Soccernet, 21 for Sunderland, 18 for [.

Chopra ignites passionless Wear-Tees Derby

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Michael Chopra's two goals in the final ten minutes are enough to see off Middlesbrough 2-0 at the Stadium of Light.

A game that was more frantic than metered, this was a game that took a long time for anything to build. Yes both sides had plenty of chances (per Soccernet, 21 for Sunderland, 18 for Middlesbrough), but not many tested either Craig Gordon or Ross Turnbull.

10 Man Stoke City Foiled by Tuncay

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Tuncay's winner five minutes from time is all the difference as Middlesbrough win at the Riverside 2-1. First off it must be said that Middlesbrough were pushed to the limit. Despite being a man down for seventy minutes (if you add both first and second half stoppage time), Stoke City were resolute at the back, but [.

10 Man Stoke City Foiled by Tuncay

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Tuncay's winner five minutes from time is all the difference as Middlesbrough win at the Riverside 2-1.

First off it must be said that Middlesbrough were pushed to the limit. Despite being a man down for seventy minutes (if you add both first and second half stoppage time), Stoke City were resolute at the back, but two breakdowns proved to be all the difference in this one.

10 Man Stoke City Foiled by Tuncay

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pTuncay's winner five minutes from time is all the difference as Middlesbrough win at the Riverside 2-1.br /br /First off it must be said that Middlesbrough were pushed to the limit. Despite being a man down for seventy minutes (if you add both first and second half stoppage time), Stoke City were resolute at the back, but two breakdowns proved to be all the difference in this one.

Middlesbrough Dazzles With Opening Day Premier League Performance

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The most impressive side I watched, by far, on Saturday was Middlesbrough. The link-up play between Tuncay, Alves, Downing, Aliadiere and, later, Mido was sensational. Wheater was also impressive. At times, it was like watching Brazil with all of the backheels and blistering attacks. Seriously. While Spurs controlled a lot of the possession in this match [.

Middlesbrough Dazzles With Opening Day Premier League Performance

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The most impressive side I watched, by far, on Saturday was Middlesbrough. The link-up play between Tuncay, Alves, Downing, Aliadiere and, later, Mido was sensational. Wheater was also impressive. At times, it was like watching Brazil with all of the backheels and blistering attacks. Seriously. While Spurs controlled a lot of the possession in this match [.

Middlesbrough striker singing Beautiful South song after brace against Manchester United

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Take it away Mr Afonso Alves...with apologies to the great band from the north. I need a little time To score for Boro I need a little space Just on the ball I need a little time To lose my marker I need a little... Funny how quick the wrongs have been righted Isn't it, isn't it Nothing like a brace against Man United Isn't [.

Middlesbrough’s resident chubster needs to slim down

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Mido's clearly familiar with the concepts of takeaways and speed-dial; how else can you explain the timber that the Egyptian striker has been lumbering about with for some time. Surely it's not that much to ask professional footballers to stay in shape? On the day where we've reported that the Spurs squad have all converted [.

‘Excited’ Alves set for samba welcome at Middlesbrough

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The Middlesbrough Evening Gazette are in buoyant spirits, thanks to the signing of £12.7 million Afonso Alves from Dutch club Heerenveen. The paper reports that the striker will enjoy a welcome akin to the one received by Juninho when he arrived at the Riverside Stadium, including Brazilian dancing girls and a samba band.

Middlesbrough bag Brazilian, but will their form improve?

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Middlesbrough finally bagged Brazilian Afonso Alves from Heerenveen for the princely sum of £12million on a four and a half year contract. Sky Sports reports that Gareth Southgate was overjoyed to finally get his man after fraught negotiations which went right up until one hour before the deadline; Southgate said: "I'm delighted [.

Roma to hijack ‘Boro Alves bid?

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Football365 reports that Roma are ready to leap ahead of hapless Middlesbrough a whisk Heerenveen striker Afonso Alves from under 'Boro's noses. According to reports, Middlesbrough have agreed personal terms with the Brazilian striker but haven't yet sorted out the small matter of agreeing a fee with Heerenveen(!

Boro’s grotty strikeforce to finally get a boost?

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Gareth Southgate amd his tombstone teeth, oversized tongue, massive lips, and huge nose have decided that it would be prudent to spend some dosh on a half decent striker, and the half decent striker that Gary Southgate is after is Afonso Alves. The Daily Mail reports that Chairman Steve Gibson with Southgate and his [.

English Premier League

Gareth Southgate Named England Under-21 Boss to Replace Stuart Pearce

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Former Middlesbrough manager and England centre back Gareth Southgate has been handed the tempting but challenging role of putting faith back into the England youth set-up as Under-21 coach.

The FA confirmed Southgate will take over from Stuart Pearce immediately following a disappointing European Championship campaign for the Under-21 squad.

Luis Suarez yo-yoing on my like scale…

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Before the World Cup there were a lot of people waxing lyrical about Uruguayan Luis Suarez. England's big guns were tracking the striker who has an outrageous scoring record for club and country this season, so the World Cup has given me a chance to form my own opinion and it's not positive.

INCOMING: Pavel Nedved, Afonso Alves to MLS?

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A source in MLS, being a high position staff member has revealed information about recent big player names to the MLS. No names could be involved because of the possible job security threat it could pose on this source.
Supposedly the MLS has been looking around at free agent type players that could add more appeal and experience to the MLS.

Tuncay

Forget the doom and gloom – we’ve got our club back

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A little over two weeks ago, the transfer window slammed shut, leaving many Boro fans disillusioned. We had not brought in any big names. We had not brought in the fabled target man we so desired. We had not brought in.... anyone. Hopes of keeping Tuncay and Robert Huth, and seeing them outclass the Championship until January, vanished in an instant.

Premier League Preview: Liverpool vs. Middlesbrough

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Both sides come into this game hungry for another Premier League victory in order to maintain perfect starts to the season. Last week Liverpool lacked sharpness and struggled against Roy Keane's lively Sunderland side. A moment of Fernando Torres magic snatched Liverpool a victory late on but Rafael Benitez will certainly demand more from his men this weekend.

Steven Gerrard

Angela

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While squinting at Saturday's stream I caught sight of a strange name on the back of one of our players:

"ANGELA"

In the split minute it took for me to process this information ANGELA turned into HANGELAND, but it just goes to show what your mind can do if it wants.  If he weren't such a good and important player I think it'd be a fine nickname.

Match Report: LiverpooL 2 - 1 Middlesbrough

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard fired a stunning stoppage-time winner to floor Middlesbrough after they threatened an Anfield shock.

England head coach Fabio Capello suggested in midweek that Gerrard is not fully fit, but he was still going strong late in the game against Boro as Liverpool came from behind to claim three points.

The Rest

Qatar Stars League Week 6

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Al Gharafa claws back to thrilling draw

Qatar Stars League holders Al Gharafa are fighters to the core. Against Al Rayyan, they went behind thrice, but came back each time to eke out a hard-fought draw. In the process, Al Rayyan lost a chance to earn a morale-boosting win over the defending champions, who have not been in good form so far in the tournament.

Mido and Tuncay to follow Downing out the door?

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Boro manager Gareth Southgate appears confident that deals will be reached that see both Mido and Tuncay Sanli follow Stewy Downing out of the Middlesbrough exit door. Neither player travelled with the squad to Scotland for Boro's 5-0 win over Dumbarton.

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Happy 10th Birthday Google!

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It's (arguably) Google's 10th birthday today. Obviously a lot of readers find The Offside via Google, and most of the search terms that land people here are obvious and enough. Things like team names and player names. But not all of them. Here's a selection of some of the more interesting search terms that have bought people [.

EPL Daily 1.7: EPL Clubs Fall, Alves to Citeh?, Drogba to AC Milan?, and more…

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SVEN-GORAN ERIKSSON: Calls for David Beckham's 100th cap. And apparently Sven is now after another Brazilian. This time it is Heereveen's goalscorer Afonso Alves who reported could cost around $30 million. Alves would be a good candidate to replace and improve upon the wantaway Italian Rolando Bianchi as Alves hit for 35 goals in 321 appearances [.