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English Premier League

Report: Southampton preparing £20m bid for £20k-per-week ace

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Southampton are looking to bolster their defence after the January departure of Virgil van Dijk to Liverpool.

According to reports from The Sun, the Saints are eyeing a move for Middlesbrough star Ben Gibson, and are set to make a £20 million move for the defender.

Southampton narrowly survived relegation this season, but they need to make sure they bolster the squad properly in order to avoid a similar struggle next season.

Middlesbrough earn point after Burton scare to boost play-off hopes

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London (AFP) – Britt Assombalonga’s first goal in 14 matches rescued Middlesbrough a point as they maintained their push for a return to the lucrative English Premier League next season with a 1-1 draw against Burton on Monday.

Marvin Sordell’s goal, his first in 19 matches, looked as if had secured victory for second-tier basement club Burton before Assombalonga equalised in the last minute of the match.

Middlesbrough earn point after Burton scare to boost play-off hopes

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London (AFP) – Britt Assombalonga’s first goal in 14 matches rescued Middlesbrough a point as they maintained their push for a return to the lucrative English Premier League next season with a 1-1 draw against Burton on Monday.

Marvin Sordell’s goal, his first in 19 matches, looked as if had secured victory for second-tier basement club Burton before Assombalonga equalised in the last minute of the match.

Done deal: Manchester City sign "dynamic and creative" winger until 2021

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Manchester City have confirmed the signing of New York City winger Jack Harrison on a three-and-a-half-year deal, and have loaned the 21-year-old to Championship side Middlesbrough for the remainder of the season.

✍️ We are delighted to announce the signing of @Harrison_Jack11 from @NYCFC.

On This Day in Football: Boro star creates history, Stanley Mathews knighted

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On this day in 1927, Middlesbrough striker George Camsell set a new Football League record by scoring in 12 consecutive matches.

Boro, then in the Second Division, scored an impressive 122 goals in the 1926/27 season with Camsell scoring 59 of them – another record at that time.

English Championship

Aston Villa vs Middlesbrough confirmed starting line-ups

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Aston Villa face Middlesbrough in the Championship play-off semi-final second leg on Tuesday holding a one goal lead from their first meeting over the weekend.

Mile Jedinak headed home Jack Grealish’s corner for the only goal of the game on Saturday, putting Villa in pole position to reach the final at Wembley.

Pundit backs Villa to see off "awfully flat" Middlesbrough in the play-offs

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Aston Villa host Middlesbrough in the second leg of the Championship play-off semi-final on Tuesday holding a 1-0 lead from their first meeting at the Riverside Stadium.

Mile Jedinak headed home Jack Grealish’s corner for the only goal on Saturday, putting Villa in pole position to reach the final at Wembley.

Villa boss Bruce refuses to to be carried away despite playoff semi-final win

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Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce is refusing to be carried away after his side won the first leg of their playoff semi-final playoff win over Middlesbrough on Saturday at the Riverside Stadium.

Mile Jedinak scored from a header during the 15th minute of the game. Villa were the better team throughout and Boro were lucky that they did not go 2-0 down after goalkeeper Darren Randolph produced a fine save to deny Robert Snodgrass.

Pundit gives Middlesbrough vs Aston Villa verdict; visitors hit by injuries

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Aston Villa visit Middlesbrough on Saturday for the first leg of the Championship play-off semi-final.

Villa finished the regular season seven points clear of Boro, but they head into the two-legged tie with a handful of injury problems to contend with.

Axel Tuanzebe missed Villa’s final day defeat at Millwall with an ankle injury and manager Steve Bruce admitted that he will be lucky if he plays for the club again this season.

Chelsea closing in on the signing of explosive attacker, would be ideal for Conte

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Chelsea are hoping to sign the Middlesbrough winger Adama Traore at the end of this season.

According to latest reports, the Premier League giants are leading the race to sign the former Barcelona winger and the player is expected to cost around £30 million.

The report claims that Chelsea have been monitoring the player for a while now and they are now closing in on the deal.

‘F**k off’, ‘He’s s**t’, ‘Poor move’ – £20m target slaughtered after Everton, West Ham and Leicester links

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According to Sky Sports, Everton, West Ham United and Leicester City are interested in Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson and could make an approach for the £20m-rated centre-back this summer.

The news hasn’t gone down too well with supporters on all sides, however, with the majority unconvinced that he’s good enough for the Premier League.

Nottingham Forest and Boro fans react to Aitor Karanka's Twitter post

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Nottingham Forest manager Aitor Karanka has taken to social networking site Twitter to express his reaction after his side lost on Saturday.

Forest suffered a 2-0 defeat against Karanka’s former club Middlesbrough at the Riverside stadium in the Championship clash.

After the match, the Spaniard took to Twitter and urged his team to fight relentlessly.

Report claims Newcastle sniffing around exciting attacker, face competition from three clubs

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According to reports from the Sunderland Echo, Premier League club Newcastle United are showing interest in Josh Hawkes.

The 19-year-old plays for Hartlepool United. He is a highly rated young talent who plays as an attacking midfielder, and scored on his full debut for Hartlepool United in the 2-1 win over Bromley at the end of March.

Report: Boro keen to sign Aston Villa star, player can leave in the summer

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According to reports from the Sunday People (printed edition; 01/04/2018 – page 52), Championship clubs Middlesbrough and Ipswich Town are showing strong interest in Aston Villa defender Alan Hutton.

Hutton joined Aston Villa in 2011 from Tottenham Hotspur and is a senior player at the club.

Wolves fans react to their vital win over Boro: 'Absolutely brilliant', 'What a team!'

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Wolves picked up a vital 2-1 win over Middlesbrough yesterday and the league leaders will be confident of winning the Championship now.

The Molineux outfit are now six points clear at the top of the table thanks to goals from Helder Costa and Ivan Cavaleiro.

The visitors scored twice in the space of five minutes during the first half of the game.

Confirmed lineups: Middlesbrough vs Wolves

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Middlesbrough are facing league leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Championship clash on Friday at the Riverside stadium.

Tony Pulis’s side find themselves in the sixth position in the Championship table with 62 points, and they still have an outside chance of making the play-offs.

Boro were in good form prior to the international break.

Wolves star sends out a message, fans respond: 'Player of the season', 'Absolute baller'

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Wolves face Middlesbrough in the Championship later tonight and Nuno’s men will be looking to pull further clear of Cardiff with a win.

The Bluebirds are six points behind the leaders but they have a game in hand.

Wolves will be desperate to win the Championship and they cannot afford to drop points now.

4-3-3 v Wolves: Pulis without these 2 Boro players for today's vital clash; Injury News & Predictions

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Wolves travel to Riverside for their clash against Middlesbrough later today and both teams will be hoping to pick up the three points.

The hosts are currently unbeaten in six league games and they will be aiming for promotion to the Premier League this season. Furthermore, a win here could help them climb above 5th-placed Derby.

Pundit eyeing 22/1 cracker as Wolves visit Middlesbrough

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Wolverhampton Wanderers visit Middlesbrough on Friday aiming to take another step towards the Premier League.

Twelve points from their final eight matches will guarantee Wolves promotion from the Championship and Sky Sports‘ pundit David Prutton has backed them to win at the Riverside.

Prutton has tipped Benik Afobe to score in 1-0 victory for the visitors (22/1 with Sky Bet).

Pulis eyeing major coup for Middlesbrough, target has more than 300 PL appearances

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Tony Pulis is looking to improve his side’s defence in the summer and he has identified Ryan Shawcross as a target.

The Middlesbrough boss has worked with Shawcross before and the Riverside outfit will make a move to sign him if they can secure promotion.

The 30-year-old has been a key player for Stoke City over the years and he would be a sensational addition to Middlesbrough.

Middlesbrough looking to this former player, deal could be done in summer

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Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis is looking to sign Chris Brunt from West Brom at the end of this season.

The Riverside outfit have been very impressive since the arrival of Pulis and the Teessiders have a good chance of securing promotion to the Premier League.

According to reports, Pulis is hoping to raid his former club for Chris Brunt and Craig Dawson.

Report: Pulis keen to be reunited with 27-year-old; faces competition from Aston Villa

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According to reports from the Sunday People (printed edition; 18/03/2018 – page 48), Tony Pulis is keen to sign West Bromwich defender Craig Dawson for Middlesbrough.

The 27-year-old joined the Baggies in 2010 and has been one of their key players ever since. Pulis wants a reunion with his former player at the Riverside stadium in the summer and will make a move for him.

Pulis looking to sign 25-yr-old in summer, Middlesbrough fans will be delighted

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Everton midfielder Muhamed Besic has been very impressive for Middlesbrough this season and the Riverside outfit are plotting a permanent move for him in the summer.

The 25-year-old midfielder joined the Championship outfit on loan in January and he has made quite an impression on Tony Pulis so far.

Boro fans react to explosive star's display last night: 'Absolute beast', 'Worth £35m'

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Adama Traore continued his impressive run of form with an explosive performance against Barnsley last night.

The former Aston Villa winger has been in sensational form this season and the visitors were blown away by his pace and flair.

Middlesbrough have now picked up three wins in a row and Pulis will be hoping to guide his team to the Premier League by finishing the season strongly.

Leeds fans furious after Middlesbrough defeat: 'Refund the fans', 'Worst team I've seen'

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Leeds United crashed to yet another disappointing defeat in the Championship last night.

The Whites were beaten 3-0 by Middlesbrough away from home and it seems that the sacking of Thomas Christiansen is yet to have the desired effect.

Paul Heckingbottom’s men would have expected to build on their 1-0 win over Brentford last time out but they failed to create anything against a well organised Boro team.

Middlesbrough fans delighted with key star's display vs Leeds: 'Unreal', 'Bang in form'

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Middlesbrough striker Patrick Bamford scored a stunning hat-trick against Leeds United last night.

The former Chelsea striker has rediscovered his form at Riverside and he has been a key player for Boro in their push for promotion.

Bamford has scored 6 goals in his last three matches and the Middlesbrough fans will be hoping for more of the same in the remaining games.

Middlesbrough fans react to attacker's performance vs Leeds: 'Take it in. He's magical'

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Middlesbrough picked up a 3-0 win over Leeds United last night and the former Barcelona winger Adama Traore had a memorable outing.

Leeds failed to cope with Traore’s pace and flair as the 22-year-old dismantled the away side’s defence almost single-handedly at times.

Middlesbrough fans were very impressed with the young winger’s performance last night and they took to Twitter to share their views on the player.

Bamford hat-trick takes Boro into play-off places

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London (AFP) – Patrick Bamford scored a hat-trick as Middlesbrough beat Leeds 3-0 in the English Championship on Friday.

Bamford put the hosts in front in the 31st minute and five minutes later he made it 2-0. His third goal put the result beyond doubt with just over 20 minutes left.

Pundit backs Leeds United to deliver 70/1 stunner at Middlesbrough

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David Prutton is backing Leeds United to give their hopes of reaching the Championship play-offs a boost by winning at Middlesbrough on Friday.

Leeds head into the game six points behind sixth-placed Sheffield United and a win at the Riverside would draw them level on points with Boro.

Prutton has tipped Pierre-Michel Lasogga to score first for Leeds on the way to a 2-1 victory (70/1 with Sky Bet).

Middlesbrough tipped to deliver 15/2 blow to Sunderland's survival hopes

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Championship pundit David Prutton believes Middlesbrough will inflict more woe on local rivals Sunderland this weekend.

Boro head into the game at the Stadium of Light eighth in the table, three points behind the play-off places, while Sunderland remain rooted to the foot of the table.

Chris Coleman’s side have won just one of their last eight games and Prutton is backing the visitors to run out 2-0 winners on Saturday (15/2 with Sky Bet).

Leeds agree January transfer; Player will wear this number, debut possible tomorrow

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Leeds United have agreed on a deal to sign the Middlesbrough midfielder Adam Forshaw.

The transfer has been confirmed on the club’s official website. The 26-year-old will be a part of Christiansen’s matchday squad this weekend and he could make his debut against Millwall.

The Whites have confirmed that they will pay £4.

Pundit fancies Pulis to make winning start; 5/1 for promotion looks tempting

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Championship pundit David Prutton has tipped Middlesbrough to secure a winning start to Tony Pulis’ reign as manager this weekend.

Boro head into Saturday’s home game against Aston Villa lying 7th in the table, three points behind the play-off places.

The former Leeds midfielder is backing the home side to put pressure on the teams above them with a 2-1 victory over Steve Bruce’s side (8/1 with Sky Bet).

Championship

Championship: Lee Evans Scores Two Belting Volleys As Sheffield United Stun Middlesbrough At Bramall Lane (Video)

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After getting hauled off before half-time in his previous outing, Sheffield United midfielder Lee Evans wasted little time making amends with a couple of scorching goals against Middlesbrough on Tuesday evening.

Evans, who arrived from Wolves in February, scored both goals in a shock(ish) 2-1 win over Boro at Bramall Lane.

P*ss Take: Disgusting Middlesbrough Fan Arrested And Charged After Urinating In QPR Goalkeeper’s Water Bottle

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The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that a Middlesbrough fan has been arrested and charged after urinating in the water bottle belonging to QPR goalkeeper Alex Smithies.

A video clip of the fan, stood in the stands directly behind Smithies' goal at Loftus Road, shows him appear to take a leak into the bottle before chucking it back onto the pitch.

Championship: Garry Monk Sacked By Middlesbrough Just Hours After 2-1 Win Away to Sheffield Wednesday

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Middlesbrough have sacked manager Garry Monk six months after the 38-year-old was given the job and just hours after his team had enjoyed a 2-1 win away to Sheffield Wednesday.

Monk was brought in to lead the club back to the top-flight after the club was relegated last season.

Middlesbrough axe Monk just hours after victory

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London (AFP) – Middlesbrough sacked manager Garry Monk just hours after his Championship side’s 2-1 win at Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

Monk only took charge at Middlesbrough in June, but the former Swansea and Leeds boss was unable to mastermind the expected promotion challenge.

Jack Harrison

SBI Question of the Day: Which young MLS export will fare best in Europe?

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This January, MLS sent a promising crop of young players overseas to take their chances in Europe.

Cyle Larin's drama-filled move to Besiktas may have been the highlight, at least in terms of narrative. He had been the subject of overseas transfer rumors since his rookie season in 2015, but it took clandestinely skipping the fist few days of Orlando City training camp, leaving for Turkey, and showing up at training with his eventual new club to force the move through.

Report: Man City to sign Harrison before sealing loan move to Middlesbrough

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Jack Harrison's move to England appears close with reports saying he's set for a big transfer and an immediate loan move.

According to the Northern Echo, Harrison is set to complete a transfer to Manchester City within the next 24 hours. He will immediately be loaned to Middlesbrough, according to the report, and will join the Championship club for the rest of the season.

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Classic Moments: Nicky Butt Takes Two Minutes To Prove He’s The True Grandmaster Of All Overhead Kicks, 2009 (Video)

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With all this talk of Cristiano Ronaldo and his supreme overhead kicks, Pies feel it would be utterly remiss of us not to pay 'umble 'omage to the ordained grandmaster of the acrobatic art form: Nicholas Butt.

To the best of our knowledge, Butt only ever executed one overhead kick over the course of his 19-year professional career and it came in 2009, during the Premier League derby between Newcastle and Middlesbrough at St.