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17 Apr 2014 21:21:24
Southampton and Tottenham are interested in young Middlesbrough centre Back Ben Gibson nephew of Boro chairman Steve Gibson

Gibson's great form as of late has caught the eye after he and Chelsea loanee Keneth Omeruo have helped Boro to take 15 clean sheets from there last 22 championship games and has been a major factor in Boro conceding just 20 goals in 27 games since the arrival of Spanish coach Aitor Karanka in

it's been confirmed from a source in the corporate area at the riverside west stand I can confirm that Both clubs have had scouting teams in recent weeks checking on Gibson with view to a sumer bid probably in the region of 3-4 Million Pounds






17 Apr 2014 17:32:29
Aitor Karanka's scouts have been tracking various players in the Spanish Segunda division and they have Mallorca right back Ximo Navarro penned down as a Middlesbrough target this summer.






16 Mar 2014 23:09:51
Tonights winners from the Football League Awards;

Unsung Hero Award - Frank Banks (Southend United - Community and Education Trust Volunteer)

Football League Family Club of the Year-

LFE Apprentice of the Year for League 2-
Bradley Walker (Hartlepool United)

LFE Apprentice of the Year for League 1-
Brendan Galloway (Milton Keynes Dons)

LFE Apprentice of the Year for the Championship -
Mason Bennett (Derby County)

Supporter of the Year-
Phil Beeton (Leeds United)

The Sir Tom Finney Award -
Steve Fletcher

PFA Player in the Community Award -
Reda Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday)

Football Manager Outstanding Managerial Achievement Award-
Gary Johnson (Yeovil Town)

Goal of the Year Award -
Franck Moussa (Coventry City)

Community Club of the Year -
Brentford (Brentford FC Community Sports Trust)

Contribution to League Football Award -
John Bowler (Crewe Alexandra)

Football League Young Player of the Year -
Will Hughes (Derby County)

League 2 Player of the Year -
Gary Roberts (Chesterfield)

League 1 Player of the Year -
Adam Forshaw (Brentford)

Championship Player of the Year -
Danny Ings (Burnley)

Ed 003

25 Mar 2014 20:29:36
just heard a rumour that we are officially a fallen team who are struggling to survive, I love my boro but i'm losing the will to live folks, we are officially llama, mid table at best also rans for seasons to come. dark times, utb

12 Apr 2014 15:00:32
Graham Dorrans has signed a pre-contract er agreement wi'the Bro

Hope your rite bu I don't think so he's a prem player just unluky at wba and a daft manager

boro lad86

Any boro links

boro lad86

{Ed025's Note - there is no news at the moment mate..



07 Feb 2014 18:20:05
Bradford City have signed Matty Dolan on a 3 month loan from Middlesborough. It is unlikely that a left back will be coming in on loan.


08 Feb 2014 11:34:15
Middlesbrough were very close to signing Serbian left back filippe mladenovic who was a free agent and was also wanted by reading. UN fortunately the deal fell through and he is know in talks with polish club legia Gdansk.

09 Feb 2014 21:28:02
Any more news on Middlesbrough?

11 Feb 2014 19:28:09
Boro just signed real madrid goal keeper tomas osorio on loan till end of season

11 Feb 2014 19:56:58
Just seen that Middlesbrough are set to sign eden hazards brother on loan from chealsea for next season. He has very much impressed at zlute wargam on loan.

Next season is no good we got 16 games left and he's out on loan still

boro lad86

13 Feb 2014 17:42:12
Any more Middlesbrough news?

Think AK wants an attaker in on loan from what he was saying on the MFC website the goals will come in AK we must trust was at the game last week if we flood the box we will get loads frend and muzz and gibbo wer top class

boro lad86

14 Feb 2014 21:31:31
I haven't heard we are after an attacker but hope you are right. How would we be after?

Any chance you could take your Boro chat back to your own chat page please


16 Feb 2014 12:00:44
It is our chat page It just shows on Bradfords aswell

{Ed003's Note - This thread is on the main rumour site but will appear on any individual site whos team is mentioned aswell.}

20 Feb 2014 16:48:19
A well known sunday paper
Have said that Middlesbrough, Charlton and leeds are all interested in signing norwichs luciano becchio. This may be why karanka made tomlin a permanent signing so we could try to get a striker and play tomlin as well.

Official news

KRC Genk have sacked their manager, Mario Been, after a recent run of lacklustre results which have damaged their playoff prospects.

Contrasting to that, Middlesbrough are closer to the playoffs in the Championship but are in desperate need of a striker, as we haven't scored for 10hrs now, so could this be a sign of Vossen heading our way?!


25 Feb 2014 16:06:30
Some reports suggest Championship side Middlesbrough are interested in taking Albion midfielder Graham Dorrans on loan. The Scotsman has also been attracting interest from fellow countryman Billy Davies as he looks to strengthen his Nottingham Forest side.

12 Mar 2014 18:54:49
Have Middlesbrough signed striker Anderson Aquino or is FIFA just being special?

What do u mean by fifa the game pal because we ain't got him

boro lad86

13 Mar 2014 06:44:38
Yeah he just turned up in our squad for some reason

Or well we ain't got him though al do a fifa update to see if I get the same lmao

boro lad86



04 Feb 2014 15:30:12
The takeover saga continues with Reading not expected to have anything complete until March at the earliest.

Chris Baird is still a couple of weeks off full fitness, despite public messaging that we cannot offer him a contract yet, he will be offered a deal upon fitness until the end of the season.

Reading are looking at trying to get three players on loan between now and the end of the year, a centre back, a striker and an experienced central midfielder.

Reading have approached Liverpool about taking Martin Kelly on loan whilst Sean Morrison continues his return from injury. Michael Hector is close to agreeing a new deal with Reading and will be allowed to go back to Aberdeen until the end of the season. If this is not successful they are likely to look at Chelsea's Sam Hutchinson who recently returned from a loan spell at Vitesse.

Reading are continuing talks with West Brom about taking Graham Dorrans on loan, although Middlesbrough are the favourites to strike a deal.

Reading are also looking at bringing striker/winger Alex Kiwomya from Chelsea into the team on loan to provide a different attacking option until the end of the year.

Kaspars Gorkss and Jobi McAnuff will both be offered a one year extension if Reading do not get promoted.


05 Feb 2014 22:00:07
Any more news about loans Middlesbrough might bring in? Dorrans would be great but we have just git tomlin in his position. Is there any one we might be after?

08 Mar 2014 22:14:29
What is the latest transfer news for West Bromwich Albion

27 Mar 2014 09:59:09
My feeling regarding the takeover is that Reading want too much for the share, or that Madesjki wants to keep part of the infrastructure like the hotel complex, I can't see anything else getting in the way but this is still a long, long way off.



31 Jan 2014 14:15:28
Middlesbrough fc have officially made a bid for feyonord midfielder lex immers


31 Jan 2014 14:47:05
i very much doubt this we are after 1 defender and 2 strikers

Boro have been tracking Lex Immers for a while and can be bought for a fairly cheap fee. He has scored 7 goals in 16 appearances, Is seen as an attacking midfielder and is a cheaper option than Dorrens… Good deal if it can be done.


31 Jan 2014 16:10:09
feyenoord pulled the plug. it was only a backup anyway

31 Jan 2014 16:21:22
What's going on?? Loads out and none in!

Considering immers is a striker not q 'midfielder' this source is poor! We have enquired about immers seeing if he is either in our price range or able for a loan


31 Jan 2014 16:55:08
by the look of things all main targets won't be signed in time and by the looks of it only Danny Graham at the mo Aston villa won't let given stay they want more money all this is typical Boro what a shock everything trying too be done at the last moment

31 Jan 2014 17:08:01
We did bid but got rejected


Will sign danny graham on loan for rest of season £25 grand a week. given going back to villa end of feb. that us done for this window


31 Jan 2014 19:24:22
Danny graham will sign for boro emnes could be off to swansea


31 Jan 2014 19:24:28
Ehh? I'm I hearing correctly? Emnes on loan to a BPL club? What? Does this mean we're getting two strikers in? Or will we get dorrens to play in emnes position, who knows, this is madness


31 Jan 2014 19:32:18
emnes to Swansea on loan. graham to sign shorty. looks like given back to villa


31 Jan 2014 19:20:41
Not us done just yet. Marvin emnes wanted by Swansea so are we in for another striker as well as graham? I also wouldn't say that the dorrens deal is done and dusted just yet.

31 Jan 2014 20:44:24
Does anyone think there's any truth whatsoever in the vossen stuff? Surely not bringing in just graham, eh?

I hope emnes leaves he is poor and has been for a lot of seasons! But in all honesty if he leaves we will have to have someone else lined up because our strikers will be main and kamara and main is poor


Where is Raul, where is Vossen, I've noticed these people are quiet now, why is this?


31 Jan 2014 21:23:34
Still 90 min yet anything is possible in football, though I daren't hold my breath. Tomlin of Posh being mentioned on internet ssn.

Boro loan emnes! What are we Doing? We have no strikers left apart from kamara and main! What's going on! Surely we must be signing graham and becchio? Or Tomlin? Vossen would be the best coup of the night but I won't hold my breath! Come on boro show your steel utb!


31 Jan 2014 22:16:34
the fat lady is just going through her warm up. will we or won't we sign the striker needed for a big push. tv say Graham deal almost done.

31 Jan 2014 23:12:38
Danny graham has signed for Middlesbrough on loan but the dorrens deal fell through. However tv has said we might go for him in the emergency loan window

Dv, warhorse, nothing to say, No not a little BS to tell, not a little start, no middle, no Raul?, no end, just hope we have given I would be happy with just that signing, I no its doubtful UTB


01 Feb 2014 00:07:14
Tomlin in for Emnes

03 Feb 2014 08:12:42
Is there any one we are after in the loan window?

04 Feb 2014 17:41:32
Boro in talks with free agent attack mid Elliot Grandin. Former CSKA Sofia man will sign on till seasons end



30 Jan 2014 11:58:32
According to the tv website, middlesbrough and Nottingham forest are in talks to sign danny graham, I wouldn't mind it as he is a proven goal scorer at championship level. UTB


30 Jan 2014 13:57:42
Don't want him at City, he's dreadful!

One goal in 2013? That's 30 starts without a just one goal! I know he was a hit at Watford but he's lost his touch and his confidence. Massive risk.


Hope he joins Boro. Much better than what the club already has. He knows the club inside out and it would be the ideal place for him to get his career back on track


I have dissed the bloke loads but in truth we carnt do any better look the jukes gone wer still strikeless what is going on its drivein me mad

boro lad86

Some players just can't score in the premiership and Danny is one of them. If you put him in the championship he is a different kettle of fish. He may have lost his confidence and is a bit rusty but with the team we have and some sound coaching and advice from AK, i'm sure he would come good for us. He is an old fashioned striker and I think we let him go too easily. let's hope he regains the form he had at Watford if we do re-sign him. UTB


30 Jan 2014 17:28:32
At least three players to join on dealine day with boro favourites to land Dorrans form westbrom, Graham. Also Beccio on loan and even may be vossen. All the information from ssn as it states Aitor Karanka looking to sign at least three players on deadline day

30 Jan 2014 17:57:56
Know the club inside out? I very much doubt he does as the clubs changed a lot since he was last playing for us, he is no good in any division, he had one good spell and that's it, if he comes to us he's just guna be like the juke


30 Jan 2014 18:16:01
i would rather do without any striker this window than sign Graham or Doyle just concentrate on getting shay given on a permanent deal Craig Dawson would be good cover for williams or even a replacement should have bought him when they had the chance haggeling over an extra £250 000 their chairman said you'll regret not taking him how right he was

30 Jan 2014 18:41:05
Of course he knows the club inside out. The majority of the staff are still there, at the ground and the training ground and this where he served his apprentice. Maybe you should get behind the players Boromad, instead of slagging off any potential signings. It's 'so called' supporters ( probably the wrong name for you as your not very supportive) that hold our beloved Boro back. UTB!

Yeah stfu boromad. We've had good form recently, be positive about it. If we get 3 players on deadline day, let's settle for it and bring the best out of them


30 Jan 2014 22:25:19
Haroun just left club by mutual consent (official notification on the boro update thing) Belgians going in different directions? Hope so!

Anyone who is continuing to mention Vossen is deluded. He will not come to us in this window! Graham is better than Main, and Becchio is better than them both. We will sign a striker, its just a case of its the right one!
Keep calm, in AK we trust!


Stop all the vossen links if we were prem then yea but its just a dream so for get vossen and let's hope we get danny and beccio and dorrens tht would be good for me even though I have slated danny graham on this site he carnt be any worse that sitter juke in the last few games UTB

boro lad86

I agree borolad86, I would be happy with those three. Main, not doing it, plenty of energy, that's all. Emnes goes down far too easily and does not make a major contribution. Juke works hard, poor skills though. Emnes needs to go, and Main on loan again.


30 Jan 2014 23:46:47
How was I negative? I was saying we've changed from when he was last at the club, did I say for the worse? No I actually think for the better so don't be getting lippy, I support the boro and want the best for our club as a true fan and season ticket holder!, I just don't think he would help help us to the BPL, I think bechio or someone like that would do so, but like you lot say we will haft to see what happens and go from then


31 Jan 2014 08:18:57
On tv it's saying we could sell grant leadbitter (bad decision) to bring in graehem Dorrens, Danny graehem and Kevin doyle, what do youse think?


31 Jan 2014 08:23:14

boro lad86

We should go in for Simeon Jackson, was great in championship with Norwich. He is now I'm Germany but is looking to move. Charlton and Millwall are interested. But surely we would be able to beat them to the deal!


31 Jan 2014 12:05:27
Kevin doyle is having a medical at qpr! So he doesn't look likely to sign for us, I honestly believe if there was anywhere Danny Graham could recapture his goal scoring form he had with watford it would be boro, ill be happy as long as we sign a striker maybe two! UTB!


Ssn saying we have made a bid for Feyenoord's forward/attacking midfielder Lex Immers,


31 Jan 2014 14:32:48
my god been looking at rumours for two weeks now, wish we would hurry up an actually get sum 1 in! doing my head in

31 Jan 2014 14:34:39
vossen is on his way get in booorrrrroooooooooo!!!! 4 million plus add ons!

31 Jan 2014 16:12:34
feyenoord pulled the plug on that deal. edging closer to a deal for graham. doyle to qpr. looking to extend shays loan to end of season. dorrans could happen last minute and would be a number 10 not a replacement for grant (who plays deeper and has begged gibbo not to sell him)


Doyle has signed for QPR so our options are now becoming limited! With time running out! Looks like we won't be signing anyone : (


31 Jan 2014 21:19:06
Hot off the press becchio seen leaving hurworth which a big smile on his face! Sources say he has just had a medical and will pen a 2 year deal on 20k a week!



28 Jan 2014 18:29:57
huge rumour that middlesbrough fc are inquiring about port vale forward tom pope


Pope don't be daft

boro lad86

And as for the guy who said vossen on way he's not I have heard we would love him but its not going to happen so that's that lads

boro lad86

29 Jan 2014 07:37:52
Seriously why would vossen go to boro anyway, zamorra to injury prone,

29 Jan 2014 08:01:03
I doubt it, we'll get Doyle and bechio on loan and a perms ant striker we've never heard off


29 Jan 2014 09:10:36
As I said its an inquiry meaning haven't bid nor signed.

29 Jan 2014 09:59:54
would love a grant holt kind of player

Tom Pope is not the striker we need, 28 years old, never played in the top flight of any league. Not a prolific goalscorer even in league 2.
We need players with quality, they are there if we look hard enough.


There is a lot of speculation on twitter that Jelle Vossen mighrt be going to PAOK. I would love him at boro but I just can't see it happening. The window has been open for 29 days now and nothing has changed! leaving everything until the last few days AGAIN them coming up with an excuse that there was not enough time to complete the deal! we will panic buy and get Kevin Doyle


We have just shifted one below par forward who couldn't score, why would we want another? UTB


29 Jan 2014 12:43:54
panic buying = unwanted players! we need people to attend boro games and get the spirit back that once was, would love to see the riverside packed out again, i'm confident this can happen if we do well in this transfer market but leaving it late is making me suspicious. up the mighty boro bring back those good old days please!

Is anyone else thinking we missed out on Bamford? still no word on a striker is not a good thing. we don't want Doyle! Could do with Becchio, Vossen looks like a pipe dream. Still think Oliver Torres would be a great loan as he isn't playing for Athletico at the moment. britt assombalonga would be a great signing but can't see that happening either. UTB


29 Jan 2014 14:11:19
Middlesbrough for last five years have been selling better players and buying inferior players and Managers always say we will only buy better players then we have but end up with poorer players.
Why get two Chelsea lads if they are not good enough to play in the team. I do not know what Karanka sees
in Mains. Why keep player better in the air on the bench.

29 Jan 2014 15:35:05
Oliver Torres is not going out on loan to Boro he was injured the other day (dislocated shoulder)


29 Jan 2014 16:43:41
Middlesbrough should go and get Gael Kakuta to play behind the striker and we need two forward as well.
Because he is player who attacks with speed and lot of ability.

Britt assombalonga yes i am same with a few on the site he would do a good jod and young

boro lad86

Forget Tom Pope and Vossen. let's see if AK will suprise us before friday. oh and let's hope its not Kevin Doyle. UTB


30 Jan 2014 08:52:41
i have a funny feeling we won't get anybody its bin quiet for too long I just hope i'm wrong and we sign 2 strikers and attacking mid field has haroon gone yet can someone cheer me up with any rumours

30 Jan 2014 11:22:10
I heard we're getting henriquez on loan from Man U, 19 year old striker who had a good loan spell at Wigan last season in the BPL, if it's true he would do great


Look on the bright side, least we probably won't be getting Kevin Doyle as Ipswich have had a loan move enquiry rejected meaning it may be the same for Boro. Phew don't want Doyle.


A feeling of deja vu. We've been here before. If we can get what we need before the deadline, then we have a great chance of reaching promotion through the play-offs. Depends on how much Gibbo wants success, I guess.




28 Jan 2014 13:25:03
Nottingham Forrest are apparently interested in George Friend, text suggest offering up to 2 million pounds.
He's certainly been one of the better players for boro, but a possible 1.9 million profit margin is too good to turn down in my opinion.


28 Jan 2014 14:15:17
Tbf I think that's a little low for how good of a player he is, compared to us getting 5 million for joe bennet I'd say friend is a all round better left back then him so I wouldn't accept any we're near 2million, I think if they offerd 3 million it would be to hard to egnore but at 2 million we can afford to see it off, for now


I agree, could get a good young replacement with some of the money, and just play Ben Gibson for now as he has improved a lot over the course of the season UTB!


28 Jan 2014 16:04:52
I agree if we got 4 million for Joe Bennett then why would we sell a more complete player for half the fee?Andy halliday has gone on loan to Blackpool so we have no cover. it's actually nice to have other clubs interested in our players as it means there doing something right.

28 Jan 2014 17:04:16
JUKE signs for Bolton on an emergency loan (just so he can play against QPR) but will become a season long loan after. then a perm deal in summer. Boro to replace him with one of DOYLE/GRAHAM/BECCHIO and also to sign a play-maker from abroad. Doubt FRIEND would leave even if the money was good because we'd have no time to bring in a replacement. WILLIAMS could still leave as we there is interest and we have cover but interest in EMNES has disappeared. UTB.


28 Jan 2014 17:49:26
Why would George friend want to go to forest anyway?


And williams is crocked so he won't be going

boro lad86



28 Jan 2014 09:56:22
AFC Wimbledon will be looking to tie up a loan deal for a goalkeeper after second choice keeper Seb Brown has suggested he favours spending the rest of the season away from the club. Braintree, Eastbourne Borough and Boreham Wood have all shown interest in taking the player from the Dons, on a temporary basis.




27 Jan 2014 16:56:28
Middlesbrough fc to swoop for shay given 200k, kevin doyle 500k, jelle vossen 5 million and Graham dorrens on loan with view to permanent deal

war horse

27 Jan 2014 18:57:22
Doyle and Dorrans both interest AK but Given will not be signed permanent and there is no Vossen deal

Are you mad, 200k for given? Your of your head that would be the bargain of the year!, and Kevin Doyle 500k? Your estimates about all 3 players are miles off


Vossen is nonsense, boro trying to sign 2 players, and Andreas Cornelius from Cardiff is on our radar! Fact


Given may come cheaply due with villa wanting him off their wage bill. As far as Dorran's is concerned I'm guessing with a 4 million price tag a last minute loan may be an outside bet!. I think that the Vossen deal may be a surprise to many if it goes through but don't write it off. If Boro can spread the payments over two seasons, I think it may be a possibility, which is why it may go to the wire! Doyle would be a perfect for Vossen. let's just wait and see.


27 Jan 2014 21:44:36
pretty sure villa would let you have given for free or a nominal fee. If given will accept the wages on offer that is, Doyle May cost more and vossen has prem interest as well as a higher fee than you suggest

I don't think we will get any wow players I have lost it now same old dead line could ov should ov and never we have had all month we need two strikers end ov the team is looking good wer missing strikers kamara marv and the juke and main ain't got it

boro lad86

28 Jan 2014 07:37:04
Boro closing in on two players ; Danny Haynes will join on loan for the season from Notts County and Graham Dorrans will join on loan with a view to a permanent deal. UTB

Its rumoured that Boro will complete the signing of Kevin Doyle today.


Doyle is odds on favourite at 8/11 to join boro. Juke deal is done! There's no Jele Vossen deal. Graham Dorran's is going to West-Ham too so there's no hope there either. Given would be the best permanent signing of the year for us, but can't see it happening.


28 Jan 2014 10:37:52
Im surprised we are in for another midfielder in Dorrans when we have an abundance already at the club its strikers we need.
unless one of ours is due to leave and Dorrans is the replacement.
not sure on the Kevin Doyle thing he hasn't really exceled in division one for a so called prem/international player so I would ask Middlesbrough hows that adding to better than what we had.
seems bull crap about this Vossen wish it wasn't let's go for Peterborough Assombalonga at 21 he's tried and tested in division 1 and shown he's to good for that division that's the quality you go for.

28 Jan 2014 11:38:11
If I was karanka I'd offer genk 5 million plus emnes because he would only take emnes spot in the squad and we wouldn't need him anymore, and with the evaluation of emnes around 3 million they will be getting 8 million for him and without a doubt would accept that offer, and vossen is probably wanting to come to us since he's already had a look around our training ground, good win tonight should attract someone before Friday, UTB


Emnes is not valued at 3 million and no club will offer or take in part exchange for that amount.




27 Jan 2014 15:26:44
Brighton have had an offer for Middlesbrough wide man Mustafa Carayol rejected


27 Jan 2014 17:28:10
And now he is singing a new contract with us to warn off any new bids

27 Jan 2014 21:07:56
Vossen deal is optimistic but not realistic! Doyle is more realiisic yet dosen't posses the quality what we need! Dorrans & Given would be good, but honesty can't see Given signing permanantly? LL



27 Jan 2014 00:09:23
Jelle Vossen has signed for Middlesbrough, And Raul set to become AK's assistant/coach.


Latest striker to be linked in a loan move is West Hams Madibo Maïga aged 26.


27 Jan 2014 06:09:54
Quite impressive, as he was playing yesterday and scored against Gent, if Raul rumour is true even in his twilight years we would not need another striker as he would terrify all defenders in this league.

27 Jan 2014 10:44:40
Confirmation. Vossen HAS arrived at Rockliffe park, he arrived at 9 this morning after flying in last night, I do have a picture of the gentleman on my so search James Wilson and you'll find me, profile picture is of Middlesbrough FC Badge, (Thats just for those who decide to contradict me. )

Word around there is its costing Middlesbrough 6 million + Clauses, We have a few more lads going out which is going to help fund for the transfer, Danny Graham is not going to happen, the quote of the day is "he is a lost cause"

I pick my young lad up from Rockliffe at 3 so I will see then if anything has happened on the transfer front and try to get more info on Vossen.

Cheers lads, UTB!

Bolton are now in talks to sign striker Lukas Jutkiewicz.


27 Jan 2014 12:32:48
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27 Jan 2014 13:18:51
Have people nothing to do but write about totally false rumours with out any substance to the story like above post that Vossen is at Rockcliffe training ground.

27 Jan 2014 14:01:12
dont be daft vossen if we pulled that off would be massive think olivia torres could cum though as AK knows him well from spain he would be a good lone

27 Jan 2014 14:11:18
Vossen rumour could be true, since like the juke is off to Bolton today

27 Jan 2014 14:12:21
vossen is a lie don't see the point we have a striker on the way but not vossen the juke is on way out utb

27 Jan 2014 14:26:58
juke deal done now we nust be close to a striker utb hope vossen ain't lies well it must be as he's going to villa he wants to test it in prem

Juke is going to Bolton on loan with AK replacing him with Kevin Doyle on loan


27 Jan 2014 14:53:39
kevin doyle is on his way not vossen i'm afraid and may be another striker hope it will be vossen but carnt see it

Boro are in advanced talks with Wolves over striker Kevin Doyle. Not quite the one of the exciting players we were expecting. On saying that, probably better than what we already have!


I think, reading between the lines that if Doyle does come it will be on loan until the end of the season and he will not be our main striker. That treat will be revealed within the next few days. I've never seen such mass clear out of players with a reason other than that of raising funds and lowering the wage bill for better players! It seems as though Gibson & Co are finally getting their acts together.


27 Jan 2014 15:33:19
Be great if they left it till deadline day and announced on the night we have vossen, be a thing boro do best but I can see us getting a decent league 1 striker or something along them lines, not to happy about Doyle tbh, just another juke but with a bit of pace

27 Jan 2014 15:48:48
Kevin Doyle in talks and will sign tomorrow with juke going to Bolton

27 Jan 2014 16:50:45
AK wants a number 9 and a number 10. it looks like kevin doyle will replace juke as the 9 and that's vossens role - plus its offit to even think we could put together a 6-8 million pound bid. torres as 10 would be more likely but I reckon itll be someone we've never heard of from the scouting network UTB UTB


27 Jan 2014 16:53:14
looks like it could be dorrans aswell

The messages coming out of Gent today would suggest that Vossen may go to PAOK and any interested club would have to start the bidding at 6 million euros otherwise he will stay put




25 Jan 2014 19:44:03
Just heard another rumour that genk have accepted an 8 mil bid for vossen from boro. Anyone else heard this? He'll be at boro come Monday for a medical apparently. To be honest I thought that villa would grab him but they haven't made a bid! By the way we were robbed tOday. That's ref is not on my Xmas list!


25 Jan 2014 21:18:16
I'm sorry but we don't have 8 million chocolate coins, never mind pounds. If you'd said 5 million it'd've been slightly more realistic, as we've bid that for Danny Graham before! Personally think that if premiership sides want him, he'll be at a premiership club by February, we wouldn't stand a chance. We were robbed today though, but we all have to move on to the next game, in Karanka we trust!

I'd rather sign no striker this January than Danny Graham! Did you see his performance today? Well below par this season from him. Also doubt we have 8 mil to spend, but rumor is rife that we've bid for him with the possiblity of Haroun going the other way. Still a week to get something arranged and a few decent players touted


26 Jan 2014 09:50:08
Robbed? Just how were you robbed well beaten in the second half. You played well on the lake that was our pitch in the first half as conditions suited you and not our passing game. You can have no arguments about the result you were luck to finish the game with 11. COYB!

26 Jan 2014 10:16:40
Well, for your first goa, nugent got the ball when it was over a yard off the pitch before setting up Vardy, and for the second goal, the free kick which set De Laet up was one of the softest fouls I've ever seen. So yeah, we were robbed.

{Ed010's Note - you were never robbed! BBC sport says and I quote " Leicester thoroughly deserved the victory" .

26 Jan 2014 12:09:17
Must be right then if the BBC said it :/

26 Jan 2014 12:19:17
We were completely robbed! The first goal made us lose confidence and it was miles over the line. And we were probably doing better at that stage. Ayala's tackle was completely fair.

26 Jan 2014 12:29:20
The only reason Leicester got the first goal allowed was because they are the league leaders and favourites to win, always happens, and the second goal can't say out about it just Ayala is a complete person

{Ed010's Note - yea you keep telling yourself that mate

We were well and truly robbed, your bogged down terrible pitch not only stopped you from playing good passing football but us aswell, yet we still played the better in the first half? And the second half you know fine well we were robbed" nugent way over the line😜 and the the 2nd was a very soft free kick, so don't try and make out that your miles better than us when your not" and what's happening with vossen?UTB😊


{Ed010's Note - check out the difference in league position that will give you your answer as to what team is better, you didn't score it's as simple as that and even discounting the first goal it was a deffo penalty and nothing wrong with the second and you were lucky to finish the game with 11 players.

Ed0110's. Nice to see you have an unbiased opinion!. The first goal was offside. Fact!. Boro Saved a penalty. Fact!. Second goal resulted from a soft decision. Fact! Boro the better team in the first half. Leicester better in the second. Both teams are the form teams in the championship. Leicester should secure an automatic position but not guaranteed!Fact! Boro will improve further and reach the play-offs if they bring in one or more players before the deadline. Should Boro face Leicester in the play-offs I will predict that Boro will be the form team and beat them over the two games. Boro are in mid transformation and will only get better. I think the fixtures over the next 6 weeks fall kindly to Boro, especially if we sign the players that we are rumoured to be signing. Its really up to Gibson finding the funds to instigate the final push. Its all about ambition! Its a long way to the final game of the season!


{Ed010's Note - And you didn't score Leicester did and won 2-0 FACT! My opinion is my opinion sorry if that doesn't compliment your clearly (unbiased) opinion.

26 Jan 2014 16:21:40
Pennant to middlesbrough until the end of the season, there has been a pay as you play contract accepted and should be announced tomorrow

I call bull. Why would we want Pennant anyway? We've got better wingers in the squad. Signing him would be like signing Dyer last season. Pointless.
There are far more exciting players being touted.


Hope not pennant

boro lad86

Leicester deserved to win and deserve to be promoted but it's disappointing to be unable to compare boro against them because of conditions and refereeing decisions.

I just hope we play them again next season!

On the vossen rumour. Why has his (reported) price doubled? I think we'll be offering players as well as cash and add ons but in a World Cup year I can't see him moving to a second tier club


26 Jan 2014 18:46:33
Doesn't help when the ref was a homer to, at the end of the day yes Leicester top side and top on merit of winning games so why did Leeds loose they played Leicester off park or was it because the bbc said so. The issue is would Leicester have still won had the ref got it right and gave a foul first against Ayala or just after when the ball goes out. Refs are very poor this season and whether your team top or best team on pitch bad decisions can cost teams points. At the end of the day everytime a Leicester striker went down he gave them every free keep same the ref didn't offer same courtesy to boro. One point Person shouted to ref our ball that clearly seen came off Leicester player and the ref gave it, that's poor reffing! i'm not spitting feathers but in sure anyone who's played footy that when you find the refs giving the other other team everything you do loose your heads and in most cases loose the game by more because you loose team spirit to anger. I would have been happy to have lost game to Leicester in the right manner but I wonder how Leicester fans the guy who adds comments below would have said if boro had won in the same manner hmmmm guess be daylight robbery!


{Ed010's Note - Hi I'm the guy who adds comments, first of all i respect and understand that as Boro fans and supporters you must feel frustrated at Refs decisions its normal to be passionate about the team you love. My point was simply that all teams suffer those decisions during the course of a season and while yes Boro had chances to win the game but they didn't take them, the monsoon weather that caused the ball to hold up on the pitch was the same for both teams, you mention the Leeds game and my answer is the same Leeds had a host of chances to put that game to bed but again didn't take them, its about finding ways to win the game even when your not playing your best and Leicester have found ways to do that and that is what gets teams promoted. yes maybe it was a bad Ref decision for the first goal but but take that away and Leicester still scored more goals than you those are the facts.

26 Jan 2014 20:07:33
Ed010 does it mean that as Leicester are top that they have a good given right to three points mo matter what? Did you watch the Leeds vs Leicester game last week guess not by your comments you must have read bbc report as they won 0-1 guess that's gospel that they deserved the 3 points. Truth was Leeds played them off the pitch and Leicester had one clear chance. That luck and luck only. I don't want to take any of leicesters thunder away bloody good luck to them I just hate loosing to poor decisions from linesman and refs and forwards that sadly fall far to easily to bluff refs to win a game. Don't think there's one Boro fan who don't mind loosing to any team god we have seen enough of them last year but just prefer to loose to football not the 13th man.

{Ed010's Note - No there's no god given right at all and yes i watched the Leeds game and yes Leeds had a lot of chances but the fact remains Leicester still beat them and yes Leeds did deserve a point but the simple fact is Leicester scored and Leeds didn't that's football. i dont think that Leicester's goal was luck i think it was a clever piece of skill that worked a goal from nothing.

26 Jan 2014 22:27:25
ed no distaspect mate your chatting utter s**** leicster are a bang avarage side the same as boro the championship is a rough and tough leauge any team on any given day will beat each other in that leauge so I just call it to luck! leicster where lucky on saturday that they had a 13th man end of goal change games and that goal should nit of stood if it had been dissaloud would it off been a restart no it would of been a goal kick whole diffrent game F. A. C. T

{Ed010's Note - woulda coulda shoulda! If this happened if that happened, Leicester are a bang average side bla bla bla you clearly have no understanding of the game and respect for the real facts, so a bang average team who are 24 points above you beat you and it had nothing to do with luck, sorry my friend but it is you who is deluding yourself and talk none nonsense. F.A.C.T

26 Jan 2014 22:34:30
Leicester first goal was Ayala's fault ball might have been over the line very marginal but the defender should have got his body across the attacker he was to weak.

Vossen as signed for boro


26 Jan 2014 23:12:02
So Ed010 you must not agree with goal line technology or is the ball going over the line but not given a clever price of play on behalf of the defending team? No difference in my book than the ball been a yard out of play before been crossed in an scored against you. Anyways not worth dribbling on and giving those a sense of satisfaction that we are bad losers in happy boro play fairly to win games and yeh good guys don't always win but least we can say we went in to Europe give the fans and public some of the most seat edged football entertainment and had some of the worlds best football players grace the colours of our beloved Boro because not many outside the top 6 in the prem can say that! UTB

{Ed010's Note - none of what you have just said has any relevance to anything that was said before, we are talking about one bad ref decision it happens to all teams. Who didn't play fairly for Leicester? And it's no good banging on about the past.

I don't believe Vossen has signed for Boro (just yet anyway). He was a target for Tony mowbray, Aitor Karanka may or may not want him. Vossen played for his club Genk today and scored I might add. He is extremely likely in my opinion to still be in Belgium. No Major news story has stated a fee has been agreed (ssn, BBC), The player needs to agree personal terms, needs to undergo a thorough medical and finalise all sorts of contract issues.

Dont get me wrong I'd love us to sign Vossen, But let's not jump the gun just yet. let's wait for the transfer window to close on Friday.


28 Jan 2014 11:04:41
Bunch of nuggets, its football some times the lucks with you sometimes its not. I'm not a Leicester fan but you don't get 8 points clear at the top on luck alone.
Boro fans regardless of how the ball went in the net, the key is how you respond. One person stated you lost confidence, well that won't win you the lead.

Good luck to both Leics and Boro, Boro are certainly improving.



25 Jan 2014 15:03:25
Weledji of Boro youthe expected to start next saturday and still fails to dismiss the rumours of billy Ketkeo


Utter nonsense, Billy Ketkeo is so overrated rather take some one clinical and pacey like that Abu Ogogo. Also Weledji is a hot prospect has a hint of Zidane about him


26 Jan 2014 09:00:58
Considering Weledji is a defender.

26 Jan 2014 13:14:38
Billy Ketkeophomphone is very poor striker who has only scored 8 goals in 48 games for French side
We already have striker of that ability in Juthiewicz who can not score goal from about 10 attempts.

26 Jan 2014 15:44:02
How is Ogogo clinical. He's a CDM and a bad one at that

Abu Ogogo the striker for Barca youth? He has scored 32 goals in 17 this season and is 17. That Jake young he's something else got a lot of potential (the next Gigliotti)


Ketkeo has scored 8 goals in 20 games this season and is only 21, both QPR and Karanka have said he has talented and I think in 5 years time could be the next bernie slaven


26 Jan 2014 20:50:11
Gigliotti had potential years ago but now he's terrible

26 Jan 2014 20:51:52
There is no Ogogo for Barca youth?.



24 Jan 2014 21:25:30
Middlesbrough bid has now been accepted for Jelle Vossen. Deal expected to be done by Wednesday next week. Cum on boro!


Hope your right mate and I hope vossen isn't another alfonso alves come on boro


Any Source/Article for this? Would love us to sign Vossen and I believe AK is making room for a big signing. Luke williams (on 3 grand a week), Adam Reach (probably similar), Richie Smallwood, Andy Halliday & Frazer richardson have all left on loan, plus Justin Hoyte has left to sign a permanent deal at Millwall don't forget. Fingers crossed. UTB!


If this is true get on


This is what we need a striker who can score goals.




24 Jan 2014 22:34:26
How do you know this?

Villa are going for Vossen, not Boro unfortunately Soriano could be the one


25 Jan 2014 10:03:51
ssn believe that forest are putting together a 2 mill bid for George friend

25 Jan 2014 10:27:07
Anyone think friend could go to Forrest? I hope not but the 2 million offer could be very attractive to Gibson, 50/50 on this one

25 Jan 2014 12:18:24
we have just left the only decent cover for friend go out on loan and that's andy halliday so I would be very surprised if we let george go hope we don't because he is improving all the time and he will be soon pl class

The Vossen story has been going on for time. It appears that Cardiff had a 9 million pound offer rejected this week and Villa are now closing in on him. If he is worth this much and has the potential to play in the premiership, I doubt we could one:afford him and two: could tempt him to the championship. I would love to see the boy at the Riverside and looks just what we need but I can't see it. We will have to wait untill wednesday.


25 Jan 2014 13:30:52
Hope this is right about vossen! I believe Karanka is lining up a big move for someone with a large wage to help our final push for the play offs.

Outs :
L. Williams

There's also the rumours of R. Williams going to Swansea or Celtic and Richardson going out on loan as the gazette reported Richardson was in talks with Blackpool before ince was sacked. I hope this means Given can stay until the end of the season!

25 Jan 2014 14:45:34
richardson has already gone out on loan, to ipswich

Nothing official on this, I know we were in negotiation talks with Genk but hadn't realized how far ahead.
Cardiff did not bid for Vossen, however villa have been watching him too.
Boro looking to sign a permanent striker and also loan another forward in until the end of the season.


I Think the Cardiff bid of £9 million is untrue. This no doubt will just be to drum up interest, probably from an agent or something. Villa Could be looking at Vossen as I think I read Kozak is out for the season and Villa bought Benteke from Genk for £7million so they'll probably be aware of him at least.
I think Vossen is valued at around £6 to £7 million which is about right considering his goal scoring record. I think £4million + Marvin Emnes would be a good deal for the boro. Get Emnes off the wage bill and end a somewhat unsuccessful stay on Teeside. A new start for him and a new start for us. I think he isn't really suited to Middlesbrough's style of play and also Championship football. The reason why he did well at Swansea was because he suited them with the way he plays, I think he's more of that sort of player. Boro Need a striker that we can rely on to get us a goal when were finding things difficult. ie adam le fondre, Billy Sharp (went to doncaster), David nugent. I hope Genk let us have Vossen, We need him for promotion I think.




24 Jan 2014 20:54:53
This story has substance, 19 yr old turkish midfielder with bags of potential. apparently boro have been monitoring him.


Who does he play for.


24 Jan 2014 22:18:02


24 Jan 2014 22:39:40
Doubt this since he's linked to batten Munich and borussia Dortmund, but anyone think we could get jermaine pennant till the end of the season?

24 Jan 2014 22:55:10
He was linked with them 3 yrs ago when he was 16-17.
Now he is 19 yrs old and they are not linked with him any more

25 Jan 2014 10:40:52
Why waste money on Jermaine Pennant wages when we have Albert Adomah who is lot better then him.
Need a striker like Vossen who can get us 20 goals a season for Boro.

Seems to be a good player but do we need anymore midfielders? I think not.




24 Jan 2014 18:39:22
Reports coming from Turkish news sources that Okay Yokuşlu is set to sign on loan for Championship side Middlesbrough - many sources claiming that Aitor Karanka is a big pull for the player


Never heard of him


{Ed003's Note - Don't worry about it he probably has never heard of you either lol.}

Who is he? Who he play for? Is he any good


Yeah, apparently Boro have made enquiries to bring Yokuslu initially on a loan to the end of the season then on a permanent deal if all goes well. A good deal for the Boro if it comes off. He's a talented midfielder and is tall at 6' 2".


This guy sounds promising. If we can bring him and Vossen in, then it would surely give us a strong squad. Hopefully offload Emnes and Juke too




24 Jan 2014 14:16:58
Anyone got any more information on Frazier Richardson to Ipswich on loan from Middlesbrough?


Done deal. Loan until the end of the season


24 Jan 2014 14:45:01
you've singled a decent young player good enough for the top divisions good luck to him


@ MarkKnott with respect sir, isn't he 31? Wouldn't be classed as a 'decent young player' in my eyes. 'decent player' maybe


24 Jan 2014 17:03:48
I wouldn't of used the words 'decent player ' ether

24 Jan 2014 19:26:38
Kevin Doyle set for boro!




23 Jan 2014 09:16:18
Believe it or not but Michael Essiens odds have been shortened to 6/1 to join boro on loan. hmmm


23 Jan 2014 13:05:27
It's on tv that we're second favourts to sign him and the odds were 6/1 so yeah I believe you, doubt he will come to us though we don't really need him now

23 Jan 2014 13:48:46
Could be losing rhys williams which is a shame because him and ayala have been playing well together in recent matchs

23 Jan 2014 14:11:29
We don't really need him now? Are you serious, It mill never happen but he would be the best player in the league by a long shot.

Can't see it myself with the likes of Galatasaray and Juv in for him. Wouldn't mind him but totally unrealistic.

Hines, Smallwood, Haroun and Williams soon to depart. Two or three permanent signings imminent starting with Ayala.


23 Jan 2014 16:35:45
He would think too much of himself in our league that's why we don't need him, he thinks he's better then what he is and so do all you'se, I'd much rather have chalobah or lead bitter there because they want to do good with us, and be the best they can in our league, all we need is to get rid of the juke and bring in 2 new strikers and we will be promotion contenders

Karanka is trimming the squad, so that he can ADD HIS PLAYERS that HE WANTS. Smallwood is set to join Rotherham on a season-long loan, Haroun is set to join Zulte Waregem for around £500,000 (that's a profit of £500,000), Hines is joining Birmingham on a season-long loan, Luke Williams has departed on a season-long loan to Hartlepool, while Bradford have initially signed Reach on a season-long loan. These are to make way for the extension of both Varga's, and Given's, loan contracts, whilst also allowing us to sign Ayala for around £700K. Another two players he has enquired about, are Essien and Vossen. On Essien, JRM is ABSOLUTELY right, however, we have only enquired and are set to bid for Vossen, with probably Emnes going in the other direction. #




Middlesbrough are winning the race to sign Ayala permanently, fee is believed to be around £700,000


have suspended betting on Essien to join AC Milan. The deal is close


ANDY Halliday has joined Blackpool on loan for the remainder of the season.


Blackpool have agreed a deal for Tony McMahon from Sheffield United.


24 Jan 2014 14:31:23
Tell you what I wish boro we're as good bring players in as they are letting them go! Seems very easy for them to go out on loan within a few hours there gone but within over 3 weeks we havnt even brought in one attacker! Same old boro with better results, if we don't get a striker soon it will go down hill from tomorrow

24 Jan 2014 14:57:41
Frazer Richardson set to join Ipswich on loan until the end of season.


These players haven't simply been loaned out in a matter of days as you suggest. They were all told in December to find interested clubs. Desperate teams scrambling for mediocre players like Richardson.

Boro are working on a number of strikers on permanents and clubs like to leave it late in a hope for a better price or more interest. I'm sure we are very close and we can expect a decent striker in early next week.


AK has said he needs to trim his squad before bringing any players in now correct me if i'm wrong but letting hines halliday reach luke williams haroun go is triming the squad down now ak can bring players in plus he can add another loan as ayala has signed permanent on a 3 & a half year deal so you unknown person 2 above this posts know what your going on about before u post listen to JRM he knows or has a good idea of what's going on


Heard a rumour can't say how true it is yet but were meant to be signing a young promising spanish striker from one of the madrid sides anyone shed any light or is it bull


27 Jan 2014 13:54:26
good shout about the essien rumour.



22 Jan 2014 15:02:18
Middlesbrough are close to signing both Danny Graham and Daniel Ayala.


I really don't think Danny Graham is the right guy for us. He's lost his thirst for goals at the moment!

Also lost out on Billy Sharp, he has re-joined Doncaster on loan until the end of the season.


22 Jan 2014 20:12:41
Worse thing we could ever do getting Danny Graham very poor transfer policy if we do. , no better than us trying to get Kevin Doyle he's done nowt.

22 Jan 2014 21:55:19
Graham is head and shoulders above any strikers we already have at the club. We are currently a mid table Championship side, who the heck do you expect us to attract? Danny Graham would be a top signing if it come's off. In Aitor we trust. UTB!


We constantly seem to be linked with Jelle Vossen, is he really that good? He plays in the Belgian league which imo is worse than the dutch league, does alfonso alves not spring to mind?


23 Jan 2014 05:47:42
You really recon Graham is better than what we have at the club already. If he's that good why is he available to loan and why are Hull buying strikers to replace him, why did Swansea sell him and why are Sunderland trying to off load him? Hmmm I think you need Johnny Ball because its not hard to do the maths, he had two good seasons at Carlisle in the 2nd and 1st division, then with Watford before given at chance with Swansea in the prem and half took off. Why has he not improved any further? he's another Emnes no drive and thinks the fans and world owe him.
no sorry would rather take a gamble on the unknown than a tried and tested guy who on the other side of his peek now.


Adam Reach on an initial month-long loan deal to Brdaford. He has an option to extend his loan later into the season. It would be great if we could tie up a proven striker for the Leicester match but we just haven't got the funds to buy big. There's also not much point in buying a stop gap player. We've had and have many of those already. Boro haven't really had a great record of buying well in recent years.


23 Jan 2014 10:32:00
Because he is playing I. The premiership where only championship so course he wil be better for us honestly some of these boro fans are not the brightest look at Danny Graham's record in the championship then look at all of our forwards records it' speaks for itself yous want to take a reality check where not a premiership team where championship and that's the only player qaulity where going to get so Danny graham will be a great signing guaranteed goals

Luke Williams has just had his loan confirmed with Hartlepool. Along with Adam Reach, Boro have started to trimming their squad size.


Danny Graham does have a good record in the Championship.

However, he has only score ONE goal since joining Sunderland andthat was for Hull! His form is abysmal! IMO the total wrong choice.


The Boro squad size continues to be cut back with Richie Smallwood on the verge of agreeing a switch to League One play-off contenders Rotherham today and Seb Hines going on loan to Birmingham. Sounds like this is all making way for new additions to the squad in the near future. We just need to sell Williams, Emnes and Haroun to contribute to the transfer kitty.


23 Jan 2014 12:45:39
He's 10 times better than Emnes, Juke and main put together. Come watch them play one week and see for yourself!

23 Jan 2014 16:54:01
Exactly thank you u look at Kevin Phillips he's done it season in season out and he's 40 that's we have missed for season a player who's scored goals at championship level and Danny graham fits that prescription

Shut up all you danny pudding graham he's an has been and the juke as hit the net as much has the pudding this season he's no good and yes mate vossen is a class player he woul take us up end of if we could get bit done but its jan and hard to get players utb

boro lad86

23 Jan 2014 23:47:37
Sorry guys but the championship when Graham played in it is vastly different to the very competitive teams in it now, when Graham played the teams most likely to go up where the relegated teams from prem the present championship is vastly more superior as the leagues showed and most teams could hold there own in the premier. i'm sorry but I have to disagree on him better for the team and think u need hungry up and coming talent, in my opinion he's to much of a risk and Adomah is twice the player and man Graham is and could do worse than play him up front.


Haha chazlad I said the same other week looks like only a small few on the site who knows what is whtd good lad UTB

boro lad86



22 Jan 2014 13:16:50
Yeovil, Rotherham and Bristol city are being linked with a move for Middlesbrough midfielder Ritchie Smallwood


I hope the swans cum back in for marvin now that laudrup could be on his way out utb

boro lad86

We should not be letting smallwood go dormo lad a still young the lad is free at the end ov the season get rid of whitehead for me like he's just about done don't see the point AK keep him and tie him down not good news

boro lad86

22 Jan 2014 17:18:29
any more news about what strikers middlebrough are keen to get?

I believe we're still in for Vossen, Le Fondre, Aritz Aduriz. Graham mentioned, Doyle thankfully not.

I'm sure they will be eyeing one or two others. All depends whether the club can raise a bit of cash (hence Wiliams) and also make some room in wages for a decent striker.


Any news on the trailists who played for yeovil againgst plymouth the other night please and is there any news on any other transfer news from Yeovil Town please




20 Jan 2014 09:44:32
Middlesbrough to sign danny ayala and josef varga permently and swansea to sign Williams. Which gives room to bring in strikers

war horse

20 Jan 2014 12:37:34
Ayala will be signed permenantly along with Luciano Becchio in a double deal from Norwich City

Looks like we are trying for vossen witch I dident think would cum so fair play the boro but a welsh team is trying to gate crash us and pl football is better than what we can giv 4 the world cup still we hope come on jelle with you we will be out ov the championship utb

boro lad86

I think the Ayala deal will be done b Saturday but the Varga deal will be done by the end off the season, We have to pay 800k for Varga if we want him as it says in his contract when he joined us on loan, and when Ayala is signed we can opefully get a new contract


Did I or did I not tell you all last week regarding Vossen? And I was shot down for being over optimistic. Can tell, you that the Cardiff link is nothing more than agents trying to create some hype and get others interested before 31st. UTB


20 Jan 2014 14:44:17
id rather come to boro than go to cardiff possible promotion with boro or relegation with cardiff? herd a rumour we are very close to the becchio deal

Well jrm I just hope we get our man to be fair he's a class out ov reach 4 us I think but his name keeps poping up utb cardiff be back when were up

boro lad86

It's likely becchio would be loaned if he ever did come to boro


Talks on-going at Norwich over Ayala permanent and Becchio loan. Think Norwich is becoming some kind of filter team for us!

If we want Championship pedigree we should make a move for Le Fondre - £2 mil?


Vossen all the way just don't think we would want to pay the 35 grand aweek yea lefondre is the best bet JRMutb

boro lad86

21 Jan 2014 08:19:36
We should sign Danny graham he's a proven goal scorer in the championship we should jump in there now! As he's having talks with forest, I'm sure he'd come back here as his fianc�e is from Middlesbrough they getting married and she is pregnant

Wer after better if we don't go in for him it just shows were ether daft or after better and don't think he will cum back he's got 1 pl goal in 20 or sumert daft and the championship seems a better over last two seasons so can he still do it utb

boro lad86

21 Jan 2014 12:18:12
Cardiff APPARENTLY bid £7m for Vossen! We can forget that then!

21 Jan 2014 15:01:21
This is why we should sign Danny graham not much better out there that will sign for boro! I wish there was but honestly think wel struggle to get anyone better get him o loan til end of season he's proven championship goal scorer

21 Jan 2014 15:23:23
If Cardiff bit £7 mill for Vossen why is there no mention of a sniff on ssn or any other channel, smoke screen me thinks and Danny Graham don't want him he's nowt flash and hasn't done it lately, and those that say he's done it at championship level so has Bechio the difference been Graham does not want to play for boro or he would have come before. Move on Boro better out there could do worse than go for the Peterborough striker scores every other game.

21 Jan 2014 15:38:20
Celtic are considering making a move for Middlesbrough's Rhys Williams - who Swansea City have held talks over.

boro lad86

AK said he will get players in who he's seen play so for grt all the TM wanted u know nothing danny stay away never came last season went up the road instead AK will have loads he wants and that is that let graham go to them better players ul see utb

boro lad86

No name above my post your bang on people on this wesite don't have a clue danny graham he's poor and has been we need a proven goal scorer not a proven pudding so well done some people have a clue and that's nice no know

boro lad86

21 Jan 2014 19:54:17
Agree with you boro lad86 also think the lad is right about the Peterborough striker Assombalonga be a cracking acquisition if we could do it the first division a tough league and the guy scores for fun and only a young lad to.
Im sure AK knows what he wants and what he's doing he's certainly got the fans slowly believing and the team trying at last.


21 Jan 2014 20:41:28
I just cannot see why it's taking boro so long because far as I'm concerned as most boro fans are is that it 22nd January and we still have not got two striker minimum. Again we're linked with every man and his dog but were buying centre backs and get two loan players in midfield and defence cannot understand why first to cover a massive area which is up front!

Just been looking at britt assombalonga videos on the net what a player definitely agree we should go for this guy

war horse

Agree chazlad he's not better than big danny could not hit a barn door graham yes Assombalonga all the way has for u who thinks we could do no better than danny graham better in div 1 utb and the people who know what is what on this site

boro lad86

21 Jan 2014 23:32:38
Assombalonga if you cum on the site ak lmao get him looked at better than what we have and at 21 he looks the part can play the wings to not just an eye for goal but lw and rw we missed albert on sat big time

boro lad86

22 Jan 2014 09:53:53
Richie Smallwood is set to leave Middlesbrough on loan. The midfielder has attracted a lot of interest and Rotherham, Yeovil and Bristol City are all hoping to land his signature.

boro lad86

22 Jan 2014 10:32:41
AK working hard to get few strikers in but AK is trying to trim the team b4 this happens so with a few to go on lone soon and laudrup don't want our CB he's wants spainsh players in and he's fell out with jenkings and could face the sack so don't look like he's going to free up the mun sick UTB

boro lad86

Celtic and West Ham both registered an interest with boro for Williams. Swansea bid fell short of clubs evaluation.


22 Jan 2014 14:46:14
god knows the hype with regards buying williams the mans a donkey. glad to get rid in my opinion! would love becchio at the club.

Becchio not a fan me and the fact he's had no game time for ages I want someone who fresh young and doing it now bit like assombalonga cheap and scores goals and has 20 this season yea div 1 so what look at welles gayle and rhoads all doing it now gayle not so much but still assombalong got to be worth a punt we don't need a has been sick ov saying it

boro lad86

22 Jan 2014 20:20:54
Totally agree Boro lad I checked out the footage of Assombalonga he is a cross between Caryole and Adomah put together and looks to be one for the future. Swap Main and offer a mill to get him well worth it.


Chazlad, assomblanga (sorry, can't spell long names) is quality and we should swap the Juke, not Main as he can become quality like assomblanga, and juke is uncertain about his future.




18 Jan 2014 22:34:30
Middlesbrough have approached Brighton over Leandro Ulloa and it is believe that a bid of 2 million will be put in for the big man. Funds come from Rhys Williams being sold to Swansea for 1. 5 plus 1m add ons and seb hines to birmingham for 650k


Hilarious, bidding £2m for a player that has already had a £5m bid turned down. Try again fella :-)


He looks like a decent striker to me with height at 6. 3, try and part ex the duke with him?UTB🇬🇧


19 Jan 2014 07:20:01
I would like to no why we would let him go for that price, we paid more when we signed him,
To the post who put we turned down 5million for him can you tell me who that was from, can't ever recall someone offering that much, cus it didn't happen, we turned a bid down from palace but not for five million,


19 Jan 2014 09:50:05
Why reject bids for Williams when his form was poor but now he's on top form they think aw yeah let's sell him now he's doing great, pure persons he's a player we need to keep a hold of if we get promoted, he's premier league class, bad decision if we decide to sell for such a little amount of money

19 Jan 2014 10:51:48
Ulloa going for two million move to Middlesbrough! Don't make me laugh who would want to move to there. Voted the most depressing place to live in the uk. Absolute rubbish rumour. And why would Brighton sell someone they paid 2 mill for the same price. Get your lies right next time wally

Hes shi. t look at his stats and not worth 5ill anyway 5mill

boro lad86

19 Jan 2014 12:26:17
we need to make a move now for lefondre or a proven goal getter ak come on we missed one at charlton we had one the game would ov been killed off utb

boro lad86

Sell Williams because he's been well below average for a year now. Just so happens his form picks up when clubs come sniffing around? He's been unhappy here since the captaincy was taken off him.
Having said that I think he's better in the middle.
Still if we could push for £2mil then I'd be happy because we can HOPEFULLY re-invest in a decent striker. Le Fondre or Vossen for me. At a push Becchio but he'll be rusty as hell after sitting out for a year.


Jrm we can dream them two would be class ain't going to happen though would love it to utb

boro lad86

19 Jan 2014 22:09:42
So looks like Williams is gone from us, which would make way to obviously sign Ayala or shay given on a permanent deal and loan in bechio, not too happy about him leaving like but good luck to him, hope he doesn't flop with the likes of brad jones, Ross Turnbull, Stewart downing, joe bennet, and I would or said Adam Johnson but he's got 4 in 2 games so can't bad mouth him tbh, good look too Williams and UTB

Hope we get more than a mill though he's worth bit more I would say to warm a bench or get crocked haha GOOD LUK WILLIAMS

boro lad86

20 Jan 2014 10:19:44
There has been further contact with Genk over the future of Belgium international Jelle Vossen this month, but competing interest from Premier League strugglers Cardiff City has reduced Boro's chances of landing the 24-year-old.

Genk turned down Boro's £4m offer for Vossen in August, and since then, the striker has bolstered his reputation further with 15 goals in all competitions.

He is keen to play at as high a level as possible in order to force his way into Belgium's World Cup squad, and Cardiff's interest will make it much more difficult for Boro officials to persuade him to play in the Championship during the second half of the season.

boro lad86

20 Jan 2014 12:22:02
It's a strange one this Vossen interest! World Cup year, but would signing for bottom prem club do him any favours? Not sure myself! He'd get better salary but that's it!



17 Jan 2014 20:45:16
My friend at boro (player) tells me Lenny nangis will be a boro player VERY soon


Let me guess, football manager told you?


By now you should know that players are mostly kept in the dark over new signings untill things are finalised


17 Jan 2014 22:03:50
Who's your friend who's the player? And who's that anyway who's meant to be coming to is? Never heard of him

17 Jan 2014 22:08:27
Then Boro will be taking your player friend to the FA disciplinary panel for illegally disclosing club details. BS

Hes not a striker end we don't need wingers he's good but carnt see us buying a winger we got penty

boro lad86

18 Jan 2014 07:19:12
Rhys williams supposedly in talks with Swansea.


18 Jan 2014 07:45:56
Swansea are in talks with Middlesbrough over Rhys Williams. he could go for as little as 1.5 mill which would be a big loss for Boro as Wigan bided 4.5 mill in the summer.

18 Jan 2014 08:48:52
Boro are keeping a eye on Danny Graeme as Sunderland look to recall him from hull to send on loan to a different club

Give us 2 million and we will throw in Emnes as well!


Middlesbrough can't loan anyone players their up to 5 maximum loans unless there let loan players go or make some permanent

war horse

19 Jan 2014 00:09:08
You can have more than 5 loan players, but you can only have five of those players in your matchday squad.

No good loaning players for team not to be in the match day squad

war horse

The loanee limit has been increased to 7 now, source is from the official


Graham is behind Long and Jelavic in Hull's pecking order, so Sunderland may consider loaning out to another club, preferably championship tier level.

Talks have started with Jelle Vossen over a possible deal, don't know whether it is a permanent, or a loan, deal.

Becchio is considering a loan move to either a less well-known club, or a high/decent championship club.

Rochina has stated that he does want to leave Blackburn.

Le Fondre is undecided whether he should stay loyal to Reading fans, or help get another promotion push with another championship team, that is if Reading do get promoted.

Ayala and Varga will definitely have their loans extended. They will be to the end of the season, however, Varga's contract will NOT cost us anything as, even though his contract DOES say £800K, he has already been with us from last summer, therefore, it will NOT cost anything for Middlesbrough to extend his contract until the end of the season.




16 Jan 2014 09:56:20
Aitor Karanka interested in signing Liverpool player Tiago Ilori. The 20 year old defender is available for loan, but Boro may need to fight off competition from Valencia and Granada. Any loan deal Boro agree is also subject to the condition that they can finalise the permanent signing of Daniel Ayala.
It's believed that a deal for Luke James from Hartlepool, Chalobah from Chelsea and Kevin Doyle from Wolves are believed to be almost finalised. A deal for Nathan Ake is being discussed, but not close to completion.
Several players will leave, Richardson, Haroun, Juke, Dolan, Emnes and leautwiler on permanent deals. Ripley, Main, Luke Williams, Sen Hines and Cameron Park to all continue their own development out on loan at league one and two clubs. Offers would be considered for Rhys Williams and Leadbitter, but it would take a considerably high offer to tempt the club into selling the latter. Any deal for Jelle Vossen is subject to cash coming into the club.


I would say Middlesbrough will not bring in more defenders in transfer window, would be nice signing ayala and varga permently thou and extending givens loan to the end of the season

war horse

16 Jan 2014 18:31:56
Chalobah signs for Middlesbrough till end of season.

Chalobah from Chelsea want him to play at the back so much for no more cbs eh he's a better cm got 5 goals last season in 33 starts and 2 in 12 for forrest not bad like to see him cm but we will see utb

boro lad86

17 Jan 2014 09:04:24
Absolute garbage mate because boro already have the maximum allowed of 5 loans so getting another would be pointless, there is two more transfers to be done believe me, becchio permanent from Norwich and Jay Emmanuel Thomas both costing around 1 million, Rhys is going to Burnley source is I know him and juke is out on loan to Bournemouth with option to buy end of year and the youngsters going out know loan you will not see anyone being sold apart from Rhys and you will see haroun back in squad soon, source from inside the club

Come on he's not going to play centre back he will parnter leadbitter in the middle. but he can play at centre half thou

war horse

There have there maximum loans given, ayala, varga, omeruo and chaloba that's five i'm I missing anyone?

war horse

Look in the paper chelsea want him cb yes am with u all the way he will show grant how to play he's class now and still got time on his hands

boro lad86

17 Jan 2014 18:01:15
Yes of course you know him warhorse, if asking for an autograph and photo is classed as 'knowing him'

17 Jan 2014 20:38:28
Becciho will be announced after the charlton game


Borofc hope yore right he's what we need but me I think we need someone with pace and and can hit the net the juke it a beast at holding the ball up but who am i

boro lad86

17 Jan 2014 23:04:57
Hope we get bechio then we're sorted for players I think who we have for top 16 could get us easily in the play offs, got to say buzzing about chalabaloh, great singing for us, good 4-0 win tomorrow should do us well to attract a striker to the club, UTB!



16 Jan 2014 08:35:07
huge rumour coming out of austria, that middlesbrough have inquired about racing salzburg forward johnathon soriano.


This would be a really astute signing if they could pull it off. Quick and strong Spanish striker who knows where the back of the net is. Something like 40 goals in 60apps at Saltzburg.
Probably would cost 1.5 mil.


Middlesbrough have a strong interest in Luciano Becchio, however, his wages could prevent us signing him on a loan basis

Another possisble signing is Ruben Rochina, however he has stated that he will only move as part of a swap deal with THE JUKE

Long Shot
Yes, it is him again! It is Jelle Vossen, he did state that he would like to come to the Riverside, and was at Rockliffe Park when that was said, however, we would ha


Strong Interest:
Luciano Becchio - Boro are long term admirers of the Norwich City man, but his Premier League wages could provide a stumbling block.

Ruben Rochina - Landing the Spanish striker is an option, but it is thought he would only move to the Riverside as part of a swap deal for Lukas Jutkiewicz, who has attracted interest from Blackburn.

Long Shot:
Jelle Vossen - Tony Mowbray tried to sign him in the summer, but it is understood Karanka would have to sell before making an offer for the £4million-rated Belgian


He certainly seems to know
where the goal is, what sort of level is Red bull Salzburg? not another Kris Boyd or Alves I hope.


Totally agree if boro can pull this one off, these are the players we need now to pull forward

war horse



15 Jan 2014 23:21:25
Middlesbrough have bid £300,000 for Hartlepool's Luke James with Luke Williams on loan to Hartlepool for the rest of the season as part of the deal. Will sell Williams, Leutweiler, Haroun, Jutkiewicz and Andy Halliday to free funds for Vossen and Chalobah will be at Middlesbrough by Friday


16 Jan 2014 08:22:36
Luke james to boro is done deal


Facts not rumours

Ronaldo has said he is coming back to england before the end of his career meaning he is definately coming to the boro due to our links with madrid through aitor Karanka

Facts not rumours

16 Jan 2014 09:39:53
Middlesbrough are considering a move for Norwich striker Luciano Becchio, with the former Leeds striker having struggled to make an impact at Carrow Road since his arrival from Elland Road, according to Newspaper.

boro lad86



15 Jan 2014 21:15:52
Middlesbrough to sign Casemiro on loan


Riteo mate he's class do not think so

boro lad86

Doubt it like, too good for us would settle for Chalobah, Ogogo in that position and then like Vossen and Luke James from Hartlepool




15 Jan 2014 17:31:07
Middlesbrough to complete the signing of Chalobah on loan by Friday and the Doyle deal will be complete depending on if there other transfers targets are available (Vossen, Le Fondre, Ruben Rochina or Sharp)


La fondre is joining Leeds utd


tv says Rochina likely going to Spanish Club




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