The Rise Of The Boro : Part 6 Enter The Buffalo (2019-2020)

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We are now in season 3 (19/20) of my my time at Middlesbrough FC after winning promotion from the Championship in my first season we went on to finish 8th in the Premier League and reached the FA Cup Final in my second season at the club. So how have we done in season three? If this is your visit to my blog and you want to follow The Rise Of The Boro you can do so by clicking on the following links: Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five. I hope you enjoy.

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

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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

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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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The Rise Of The Boro : Part 3 The Race For Promotion

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So here we are with Part 3 of the save, a quick recap in my last post we had played 15 games of the 2017-2018 Championship Season and lead the table by 6 points after a fantastic start that saw us keep 9 consecutive clean sheets from the the start of the season and go 12 games undefeated however we had a somewhat bad October winning only 1 match which left me a bit deflated. If you want to catch up with the save you can read Part One here and Part Two here. I don’t know what it is but you know how you get attached to something, this club is most definitely become my 2nd club behind my Internazionale. The club and everything around it seems to have sucked me in like no other in all the years that I have played FM.

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The Rise Of The Boro : Part 2 The Season Kicks Off

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Smoggies, Originally, this was a term of abuse for supporters of Middlesbrough FC coined by their Sunderland A.F.C. counterparts. The name was meant to refer to the pollution once allegedly produced by the local petrochemical industry, and from Dorman Long.  Though, at first, Smoggie was used as a pejorative term, it has become an example of reappropriation with many people now proudly calling themselves ‘Smoggies

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