English Championship

This player should wave goodbye to Stoke; would be great for Aston Villa, Leeds or Middlesbrough

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Stoke boss Mark Hughes says he is is ready to offer a new contract to Peter Crouch.

In the words of The Courteeners – what took you so long?

The former England striker is Stoke’s top scorer with four goals in all competitions, despite spending much of the season warming the bench.

A Fulham thriller, Chris Coleman and the miss of the season…Names of the Football League, week 15

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Championship action returned with a bang over this week. We saw two rounds of fixtures, and with everyone safe in the knowledge that without another international break until March, it means we can...

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Furious Leeds fans react on Twitter after win over Middlesbrough: 'They should be suspended'

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Leeds United secured a morale-boosting 2-1 win over Middlesbrough today and their fans took to Twitter to share their views on the match officials.

The home fans seemed clearly unhappy with the referee and the linesman. However, they will be delighted that the poor decisions did not cost their side a vital win.

Christiansen lays down challenge for Leeds star, fan favourite asked prove his worth to the team

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Thomas Christiansen has urged Leeds fan favourite Pontus Jansson to prove his worth to the national team by improving his performances in the Championship.

The Swedish defender has struggled to perform at his usual level this season and he will be hoping to recapture his form ahead of the World Cup this summer.

Leeds tipped to suffer 28/1 heartbreak against Middlesbrough, but still priced at 5/1 to finish top six

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Championship pundit David Prutton has tipped Leeds United to suffer more misery against Middlesbrough on Sunday.

After an excellent start to the season Leeds have won just twice in nine games to fall to 10th in the table, three points behind Boro who are fifth.

Prutton believes his old club could find things difficult this weekend and is backing Britt Assombalonga to score first for the visitors on the way to a 2-1 victory (28/1 at Sky Bet).

Everton could make January bid for Middlesbrough attacker, Garry Monk should block the move

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Premier League outfit Everton are interested in signing the highly talented Championship winger Marcus Tavernier.

The 18-year-old Middlesbrough winger has been very impressive for Boro recently and several clubs are keeping close tabs on the player. Arsenal have sent scouts to watch the player in the recent weeks.

Christiansen executes masterplan to end Leeds' poor run, could backfire against Middlesbrough

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Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen is determined to get his side back on track with a win when the Whites face Middlesbrough this weekend.

Leeds have lost six of their last seven league games and Christiansen is under a lot of pressure despite having the backing of the owners.

The 44-year-old knows that results will have to change quickly in order for him to hold on to his job.

Sky Sports pundit makes a worrying prediction about the Middlesbrough vs Sunderland game

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Middlesbrough host Sunderland in the Championship this weekend and the home side will be looking to extend their impressive run of form with a win here.

Garry Monk’s side have picked up back-to-back victories against Reading and Hull. Boro are now back into the mix for the Play-Offs they will be looking to make it three wins in a row now.

Middlesbrough, Wolves, Bristol City, Shrewsbury Town… Star Names of the Football League, week 8

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The Football League season is well and truly up and running now, with midweek rounds complementing the weekend's action. There was a sole unbeaten run to be defended in the shape of Thomas...

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4-4-2 v Middlesbrough: Bruce likely to rest this top class Villa star for vital cup game; Team News & Predicted Lineup

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Aston Villa host Middlesbrough in the Carabao cup later tonight and the home side will be looking to get their season back on track with a win.

The Villans have had a very poor start to their season but their win over Barnsley will have given them some confidence heading into this game. Steve Bruce’s men managed to win 3-0 this Saturday.

Odds update: Wolves 5/2 to win the Championship, Leeds & Cardiff still in the mix, Middlesbrough on a roll

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Wolverhampton Wanderers are 5/2 to win the Championship following Saturday’s 2-1 victory at Nottingham Forest.

The result left Wolves level on 17 points with Leeds United (6/1) and Cardiff City (7/1) at the top of the standings.

Diogo Jota’s second-half double secured the points for Wolves and manager Nuno Espírito Santo believes his team are slowly coming to the boil.

Middlesbrough bid for Jota rejected, Brentford braced for further offers

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Middlesbrough are expected to up their offer for Brentford midfielder Jota after having an initial £4.5 million bid rejected.

THe 26-year-old is about to enter the final year of his contract with the Bees, but the London club are holding out for a fee of around £8 million.

Jota has been a pivotal figure in Brentford’s progress over the past few seasons, scoring 23 goals in 77 appearances for the club.

Roundup: Leeds make approach for physically imposing forward; Bid submitted for Dutchman

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Leeds United are looking to sign the Middlesbrough forward Rudy Gestede this summer.

According to Sky Sports, the 28-year-old forward is expected to replace Chris Wood at Elland Road. The New Zealand international joined Burnley yesterday in a £15m deal.

Thomas Christiansen has improved his squad significantly this summer but the loss of Wood this late in the window could be damaging to their promotion hopes.

Middlesbrough set to beat Everton to Marcel Tisserand signing

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Middlesbrough have jumped to the head of the queue to sign Ingolstadt defender Marcel Tisserand.

Everton and Saint Etienne have both been linked with the 24-year-old, but according to L’Equipe the centre-back is in advanced talks with Boro over a £6.3 million move.

Tisserand joined the German side a year ago from Monaco for around £5m, but he wants to leave after the club were relegated from the Bundesliga last season.

Can Leeds, Sunderland and co overcome their problems this season?

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As money continues to pour into the Premier League, clubs across the land are desperate to secure themselves a piece of the pie.

Bumper television deals, increased sponsorship and foreign investment has allowed the likes of Leicester City to win a title, while other teams have been able to break into the top flight and be competitive.

3-4-3 v Boro: Wolves without these 5 first team players for their opening game; Key Stats, Team News & Prediction

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Wolves vs Middlesbrough Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s Championship fixture.

Wolves vs Middlesbrough
English Championship 2017/18
5th August, 15:00 pm BST
Molineux, Wolverhampton
Live Stream: Follow Wolves vs Middlesbrough live commentary on Sky Sports

Wolves vs Middlesbrough Preview

Wolverhampton Wanderers take on Middlesbrough in the Championship this weekend and the home side will be looking to start their season with a morale boosting win.

Championship 2017/18 Preview: Wolves and three other favourites for promotion this season

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The Championship 2017/18 season kicks off tomorrow and several teams will be looking to challenge for a place in the Premier League.

The likes of Wolves have spent heavily this summer and will be one of the favourites to secure promotion. Meanwhile, Aston Villa will be hoping that the charismatic John Terry can lead them back into the top flight.

John Terry, Ruben Neves and 8 more Championship signings to keep an eye on

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With less than a week to go until the English Football League the Championship through to League Two kicks off, managers are finalising their lineups. There might still be incoming...

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John Terry’s signing would boost Aston Villa’s promotion hopes

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The news that Aston Villa are close to signing John Terry from Chelsea is sure to excite the club’s long-suffering fans.

The former England captain has had a glittering career with five Premier League titles to his name, in addition to winning five FA Cups and the Football League Cup on three occasions.

Bilic wants former Barcelona attacker, bets suspended on player to join West Ham

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West Ham United are looking to sign an attacker this summer and the Hammers have identified Adama Traore as a target.

The Middlesbrough winger had a mixed season last year but West Ham are prepared to gamble on his talent with a £8m bid according to reports.

Slaven Bilic wants to introduce some pace in his attack and Traore’s blistering pace would be a welcome addition.

Transfer News and Gossip

Dael Fry: Chelsea and Man Utd tracking defender

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Middlesbrough defender Dael Fry is a transfer target for Chelsea and Manchester United, according to Team Talk. The Boro starlet, aged 20, is being...

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Southampton move for Ben Gibson to replace Liverpool bound Virgil van Dijk

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Southampton have stepped up their interest in Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson, according to The Sun. The Saints are keen to sign the England...

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Spurs linked with Alfie Mawson and Ben Gibson

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Swansea City's Alfie Mawson and Middlesbrough's Ben Gibson are being targeted by Tottenham Hotspur, according to the Daily Mirror. Spurs...

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Man Utd goalkeeper targeted by Premier League rivals

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Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone is wanted by a host of Premier League clubs, according to The Sun. The 24-year-old spent the second-half...

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Released Liverpool defender signs for Middlesbrough

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Middlesbrough have signed former Liverpool defender Tom Brewitt on a free transfer. Brewitt, aged 20, was released by the Reds earlier this month,...

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Man Utd linked with Marten de Roon

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Middlesbrough midfielder Marten de Roon is a transfer target for Manchester United, according to Italian website Tutto Mercato Web. The two-cap...

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Adama Traore set for surprise move to Chelsea

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Middlesbrough winger Adama Traore could be a surprise signing for Premier League champions Chelsea this summer, according to Catalan newspaper Sport....

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English Premier League

Manchester United and Chelsea interested in Middlesbrough defender

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Premier League big guns Manchester United and Chelsea are reportedly monitoring the progress of highly rated Middlesbrough defender Dael Fry, as per the Daily Mail.

The 20-year-old centre back’s impressive performances at the heart of Boro’s defence has also sparked an interest from fellow Premier League clubs Everton and Leicester City.

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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On This Day in Football: Kidnappers release Di Stefano, Riverside opens

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In the summer of 1963, Real Madrid landed in Caracas, Venezuela for the Trofeo Ciudad de Caracas – a less popular successor of the Pequena Copa del Mundo – which in itself was an uncorroborated precursor of the Intercontinental Cup.

The players were enjoying their stay at the Potomac Hotel when four armed men infiltrated the compound and kidnapped club legend Alfredo Di Stefano at gunpoint on the night of August 24.

Wolves land early promotion race blow

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London (AFP) – Big-spending Wolves made a strong start to their promotion bid as Leo Bonatini’s debut goal sealed a 1-0 win over Middlesbrough on the opening weekend of the Championship on Saturday.

Brazilian striker Bonatini, signed on a season-long loan from Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal, punished a mistake from Boro defender Daniel Ayala to settle a tight encounter in the 33rd minute at Molineux.

West Ham agree fee for experienced international, 30-yr-old set to finalise his move today

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West Ham have agreed on a deal in principle with Middlesbrough for the permanent transfer of goalkeeper Darren Randolph.

Boro confirmed the deal on their official website yesterday night. The player is expected to undergo his medical and agree on personal terms now.

As per the official report, the Republic of Ireland international is set to travel to Rockliffe Park today to finalise the transfer.

Middlesbrough FC 2017/18 adidas Away Kit

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Regrouping for an attempt to bounce back to the English Premier League following theirrelegation to the EFL Championship,Middlesbrough Football Club have launched their 2017/18 adidas away kit. Available soon at World Soccer Shop,Kitbag, Subside Sports,Lovell Soccerand UK Soccer Shop, the 17/18 Boro away shirt uses the same design as theirtheir new home jersey.

West Ham could seal attacker's transfer this week, Chelsea wanted explosive winger in January

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West Ham United are looking to improve their attacking options ahead of the new season and the Hammers have been linked with Middlesbrough’s Adama Traore.

The former Barcelona winger had a mixed campaign last year but has the talent to develop into a real asset for most Premier League clubs.

Middlesbrough FC 2017/18 adidas Home Kit

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Middlesbrough Football Club released their 2017/18 adidas home kit using the hashtag #thebandisback on Saturday. Well-received by the club's fans, the new shirt uses Middlebrough's traditional red with white detailing. The popular white chest band that was a fixture on the team's primary jerseys in the 1970s, mid-1980s and mid-2000s makes are return after a [.

Reds Back In Europe

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Oh Gini Wijnaldum, how much do I love you? I was on the edge of a football breakdown at 45 minutes so thank god he stepped up with that cracking goal in the 46th!
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That first half was agonising on Sunday and while you kind of expect that Liverpool these days need time to build themselves up into a game, time is something we didn't really have this weekend.

The Rest

‘Everybody Round Mine For A Parmo’ – Middlesbrough Unveil Wonderful Mural Tribute To Dearly Departed Commentator Ali Brownlee (Photos & Video)

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Middlesbrough have officially unveiled a lovely tribute to Ali Brownlee, the much-loved BBC Tees commentator and Boro TV stalwart who sadly passed away in February last year.

Brownlee was the voice of Boro's highs and lows for three decades, with his impassioned, ecstatic, sometimes delirious delivery earning him bona fide cult hero status.

Official: Middlesbrough Appoint Ex-Leeds Boss Garry Monk As New Manager

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Garry Monk has been named the new Middlesbrough manager and is set to be unveiled by the club on Monday.

Middlesbrough FC are delighted to confirm the appointment of Garry Monk as our new manager.

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Kieran Trippier and Ben Gibson named in England squad, Wayne Rooney left out

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25 players have been called up for the #ThreeLions' games against Scotland and France next month. Read more: https://t.co/jnOOHdYjj1...

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Visualized: Liverpool 3-0 Middlesbrough

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Previous Match Infographics: West Ham (a), Southampton (h), Watford (a), Crystal Palace (h), West Brom (a), Stoke (a), Bournemouth (h), Everton (h), Manchester City (h), Burnley (a), Arsenal (h), Leicester (a), Tottenham (h), Hull (a), Chelsea (h), Swansea (h), Manchester United (a), Sunderland (a), Manchester City (a), Stoke (h), Everton (a), Middlesbrough (a), West Ham (h), Bournemouth (a), Sunderland (h), Southampton (a), Watford (h), Crystal Palace (a), West Brom (h), United (h), Swansea (a), Hull (h), Chelsea (a), Leicester (h), Tottenham (a), Burnley (a), Arsenal (a)

All match data from Stats Zone and Who Scored.