The Rise Of The Boro : Part 5 Life In The Top Flight


Welcome to part 5 of my save with Middlesbrough FC, we have just completed our first season back in the top tier of English football (18/19) which is my second season at the club. If you read my last update you will know that I added the following players to the squad after our promotion winning season, Mo Besic, Lewis Baker, Helder Costa, Danny Ings, Nick Pope, Tomas Kalas and Loris Benito all on permanent deals, plus Moise Kean and Pablo Maffeo on loan deals.  I also promoted two of our academy players Harry Chapman and Callum Cooke in to the first team set up. At the start of the season my objective was to finish mid table by playing the same sort of style that won us the Championship last season.  So how did we get on?

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The Rise Of The Boro: Part 4 Transfer Special With Michel Herrera Conti


Hello and welcome to part 4 of The Rise Of The Boro. The dust has barely settled from celebrating last season’s title winning promotion to the Premier League and we are working towards building a squad I think can give us stability in the top tier. We will stand by the system that I implemented during my first season at the club. The Smoggers 4-3-3 using 2 wide wingers served us well last season by producing some nice build up play from a solid framework. I am under no illusion that the forthcoming season will throw up a lot more problems for us. What I like about the Smoggers 4-3-3 is that it has a feeling of realism about the gameplay that it produces.

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