RIGHT, what with taking part in the Gazette’s Great Leap Forward to digital first (more of which later), training, drunken awards beanos in the big city and family stuff, its all been very quiet on here the last week.
And next week I am out of the office and lazing around in the garden (weather permitting) so it will be pretty downbeat then too. Why not, if the entire football goes on holiday for a fortnight then that’s me. I’m part of that world. Ish. On the fringes.
But while I’m taking time out to chill and refresh the batteries, I’ll still be dipping in every day and publishing your comments. If you are looking for something to chat about there is this nice bit I did on our main World Cup interest Kenneth Omeruo in which he says he loves Boro, we’ve helped him onto the plane to Brazil and he would love to come back next season plus the regular waffleathon that is Talking Boro… 10 parts over two weeks this year, updated daily on the website starting here. and in paper.
It pretty much covers all the highlights of the season – Mogga out, Karanka in, defensive improvement, lack of teeth, super support – and I think at one point I may even have told people to put a daft quid on promotion because we were “going to walk this league next year.”
Feel free to abuse me as the deluded ra-ra in chief or comment on anything said.
Then there is Boro winning the Under-17 European Championships. Well, England, but if West Ham can claim the 1966 World Cup then I think we are entitled to claim this after two Boro Young Guns came away from the final with winners medals. First team squad members Ben Gibson and Luke Williams also have winners’ medals from 2010. We’ve smashed this.
Berwick Hills defender Dael Fry and Peterlee-born midfielder Callum Cooke have become Gazette back page regulars over the past week as we’ve been phoning them every few days. They seem levelled headed lads and very focussed and they are more than holding their own in a group dominated by Premier League starlets.
You can read Dael insisting England would win here and Cookie outlining how the lessons learned in the tournament can help them him step up and follow Gibbo and Luke into the first team here. Let’s hope they succeed.
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