Middlesbrough Football Club made their top-flight return this season, after seven years in the Championship, and ambition was high. They hadn’t had to spend lavishly to bounce straight back up, they had employed a tactically astute manager in Aitor Karanka, a man who was close friends with Jose Mourinho, and a chairman who understood the […]
Fabrizio Ravanelli and Middlesbrough FC: Unfinished business?
The 1996/97 season was a roller-coaster of a ride for all Middlesbrough supporters. They had 3 points deducted for failing to fulfil a fixture against Blackburn Rovers. They were relegated from the Premier League at the end of the season – the infamous deduction of 3 points making the difference and condemning the Boro to […]