Mark Brailsford looks at three important games
Since Tony Mowbray took over at The Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough have righted themselves after a disastrous spell under the management of Gordon Strachan. Mowbray has shipped out a lot of the high earning and under achieving players and blended young hungry players, some from the Teesside area, into the team.
Along with Mowbray’s adherence to the principles of playing attacking football, the people of Teesside are enjoying watching their team again. The fact that Mowbray hails from the area has led to a formidable bond between club and fan, which is reflected in their solid start to the season. The north east is never an easy place to play at the best of times, but on a freezing December afternoon, expect a very tough game from which a point would be very satisfying.
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