Alfonso Alves


10 Of The Worst English Soccer Transfers Of All Time

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In the world of soccer, so much of the attention by the media is focused on the enormous transfers and all of the stars who are playing at the top level. But very little, if any, focus is placed on the worst transfers —the ones that make you wonder what the manager and chairman was thinking when they signed a new player.

Career Going South?

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It was with some sadness I heard that Gareth Southgate had been sacked yesterday. I always felt he had the making of a decent manager. I suppose in these days of quick fix changes and changing managers when a few results go wrong, none of us should be surprised.

OK, Boro were relegated last season but I felt he was working with his hands tied a little.

Andy Kelly: Ex-Middlesbrough, Vasteras SK and Landskrona BOIS; now unattached and available

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Name: Andy Kelly Date of Birth: 9th January 1984 Place of Birth: Stockton-on-Tees Position: Central defender or midfielder Previous clubs: Middlesbrough, Vasteras SK, Landskrona Present club: Unattached It has been a tumultuous few months for Andy Kelly, once of Middlesbrough and Landskrona in Sweden.

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.

Middlesbrough v Aston Villa Live

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Middlesbrough v Aston Villa Live Streaming & Match Preview
Watch Middlesbrough vs Aston Villa Live Online - Click Here
Middlesbrough vs Aston Villa : Live Premiership Football
Saturday, 16 May 2009
Kick Off : 15:00 GMT
Venue : Riverside Stadium

Middlesbrough could be relegated before the end of this weekend, if they fail to get any points from this match and Newcastle win or draw, then Middlesbrough will definitely be playing Championship football next season.

Middlesbrough Preview

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Current Position: 18th, 7-10-16 (31 points, -22 goal differential)

Away Form: 2-2-12

Recent Form: DLLWD

Last Meeting: Boro 1-Arsenal 1 (12/13/08)

Boro visit the Emirates tomorrow.

Middlesbrough Musings: Week Three - Own Goals and Oversize Shirts

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It's taken me a little while to catch up on the goings on this week as I was away over the weekend. My wife and I took a camping trip and got away from the hustle and bustle of the city for a while. We ended up with some rainy weather but made the best [...]

Ramos Revolution Still Has Some Way to Go

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Two goals in the span of fifteen minutes saw Middlesbrough kickoff the new campaign with a 2-1 win.

Interesting game from my point of view. There's a reason why Justin Hoyte's moving to Boro. They need a reliable left back. David Wheater on the day was a bit on the poor side leaving Brad Jones out to dry on a couple of occasions and looking very shaky on a couple more.

Southgate singing Alves praise

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Middlesbrough manager cannot stop singing praises of his January signing Alfonso Alves. The Brazilian international striker was signed from the Dutch side Heerenveen during the January transfer period and made his full debut against Sheffield United in the FA Cup fifth round replay in midweek and Southgate has already become a Alves fan.

Southgate is all smiles after signing Alves

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Middlesbrough paid Heerenven around £12million to sign Brazilian international striker Alfonso Alves on Thursday just hours before the January transfer shut up and Boro manager Gareth Southgate is visibly delighted with the club record signing. Sky Sports quotes Southgate as saying: I think it's very satisfying when so much effort has been put in, and I've got [.

AZ Alkmaar wants Alves ban

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Alfonso Alves might have brought with him loads of quality and a formidable goal scoring track record but the Brazilian international striker has also imported a whole heap of controversies and legal battles. Sky Sports reports that Dutch club AZ Alkmaar is all set to go to football's world governing body FIFA in order to [.

Will Brazilian be allowed to play for Middlesbrough?

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Not if AZ Alkmaar have their way he won't! South African newspaper The Citizen report that Middlesbrough may have landed their man from Heerenveen after paying an undisclosed fee, yet the striker might be banned from playing in the Premier League this season after Alkmaar's claim that they have a pre-contract agreement with the striker.

Middlesbrough closing in on Alfonso Alves…Finally!

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Middlesbrough appear to be making some long awaited headway in signing the Brazilian international striker Alfonso Alves from Dutch first division club Heerenveen. Football-Corner Blogspot has reported that the deal will be completed in the next 24 hours but the amount of transfer fee has not been verified.

Manchester United

Weekly Report: Sh*t Shinpads and Horrible Headlines

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Where to start? A lot has happened, so I'm going to skip all the important stuff and go to something meaningless. Something that I have wondered for ages came to the fore this week: Nani's shin. I haven't wondered about his shin for ages, more the protection he applies – and every other pro player as far as I can see – to their legs.

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At the start of the summer there was frenzied speculation (often on this site) about the players that Spurs were to imminently sign. However, we're now a just week away from the end of June and there is no sign of a Dzeko or a Turan.

No one else is signing anyone either and it very much looks like it could stay that way until the end of the World Cup, or at least until some major talent begins to get knocked out.

West Ham vs Middlesbrough: Match Preview - 24/05/2009

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1. Opposition

Middlesbrough have lived a charmed life over the last few years and are overdue a spell in the lower leagues.

Gareth Southgate's controversial appointment as manager in lieu of formal UEFA accreditation has backfired and the twelve people who regularly attend the Riverside have recently roused sufficient consciousness to vent their disapproval.

World Football

Names To Remember: Where Are They Now? 2007 Edition (Part I)

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The 2006 list has already been done, so we move to 2007, where everyone's seemingly still quite young. Welcome to the era of superstardom by 17, or you're a nobody.

Most have panned out, or are panning out (which is why 2008 may be early times for a ‘where are they now?

Dutch Golden Boot Needs a Polish

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Ricky van Wolfswinkel better be careful. The Dutchman with a name you couldn't make up currently sits atop the Eredivisie scoring charts. Although the Dutch league has a reputation for producing some of the most exciting talents in world football, recent golden boot winners who've ventured beyond Holland's borders have found success hard to come by.

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 [.

Manchester City

Shay’s No. 1? It’s a Given

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February 7th 2009, and "moneybags" Manchester City play a televised match against Gareth Southgates Middlesborough. City needed to bounce back after a 1-0 loss to stoke, and they very nearly lost it had it not been for one of Mark Hughes' shrewdest of signings.

Irish international Shay Given was making his first appearance for the Blues.

City sign Alves?

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According to several Dutch media outlets, Manchester City
owner and chairman Thaksin Shinawatra traveled to Amsterdam on Wednesday to meet
with Heerenveen representatives with a view to signing Afonso Alves.
Frisian side, visiting the capital in preparation for meeting Ajax in the Dutch
Cup, were receptive to hearing an offer for the 26 year old Brazilian

The Rest

Los 8 goles de Johan Voskamp

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21.08.2010 - Calígula - Johan Voskamp es el nombre para un nuevo récord: el delantero del Sparta Rotterdam, anotó 8 goles (en un partido) ante el Almere City en la segunda división de la Liga holandesa (Jupiler League), por lo que estableció el récord en su país de más goles anotados en un partido oficial de cualquier categoría, superando los 7 goles del brasileño Alfonso Alves para el Heerenveen en su goleada (9-0) sobre el Heracles en Primera División (2007).

McBoro have edge in race for promotion

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McBoro's recurits from Scotland

An accusation one could not level at the NPower Championship, is that it is predictable. Whilst last season's top two, in Newcastle and West Brom, were streets ahead of the field, the reminder of the division was a topsy-turvy mix of teams doing the opposite of what was expected of them.

Ilan's The Man

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The pair had entered once the strains of Any Old Iron, Run Rabbit Run and ­various other cockney melodies had faded. Yet after a rousing reception for what was billed as "Home At Last" by the West Ham programme, an afternoon of rheumy-eyed sentimentality for the two Davids slowly dissolved into the foreboding reality that their acquisition is in a more perilous state than they possibly dared imagine.

Tim Vickery Talks About South Americans in the Bundesliga

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First of all, I need to apologize. I interviewed Tim back at the end of August and am just now getting this out. I feel I did a disservice to the time he was so kind to give me. But, better late than never, so I have transcribed our talk about new South Americans in the Bundesliga.

Musical transfers

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Big picture stuff first.
  • Is United getting a transfer ban soon?
  • Robben thinks everyone will be leaving Chelsea.
  • Qatari club signs EPL bust Alfonso Alves.
  • De Guzman and Toronto FC again.
  • City wants a Robinho/Henry swap.
  • Was Ljungberg thinking an EPL move.

Surviving the summer in the football league

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Calculators and collection buckets look to be the order of the day this summer as at least three football league clubs - Southampton, Stockport and Darlington - fight for their very existence. If rumours are to be believed, these aren't the only clubs from Championship downwards who are sailing close to administration.

Alves set for Middlesbrough despite dispute

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Southgate confident deal for Alves will remain despite AZ Alkmaar dispute

Gareth Southgate is confident there is no case to answer despite AZ Alkmaar's claims of a pre-contract agreement with Alfonso Alves, the Heerenveen player, who signed a four and a half year deal with Middlesbrough on Thursday.