Monthly Archives: June 2015

Silence Shrouds A Busy Buzz Of Ambition At Boro

FRUSTRATING though it is fretting through the surface silence of fooball’s tumbleweed weeks, it would be a mistake to thing nothing is happening at Boro.

Fans grow anxious in the absence of public activity and persuade themselves that every other club is having a summer splurge snapping up a quality squad while sluggish Boro laze about on sun-loungers.

I’ve heard some people propose work starts on engraving Derby’s name onto the trophy now. Of course, those premature pundits said exactly the same in January. “Nailed on”.

But don’t panic at the silence. rest assured, the Hurworth hierarchy are hard at work.

I Heard It Through The Grapevine… (Reprise)

SUMMER… full of repeats. We even got the same League Cup draw.  Anyway, in that spirit here’s one I did earlier on the twitter tittle tattle and electronic pub-talk that is the annoying white noise that deafen and distracts us through the close season.

It’s from almost exactly two year’s ago when the rumour mill – a cocktail of fiction, wishful thinking and guesswork  that rushes in to fill the news vacuum – was in full swing.

Only the names have changed, the rest remains valid I think. And it will give you all something new to talk about.  I am genuinely interested in readers views on this corrosive trend inside the football bubble that reflects badly on society as a whole.

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Beermat Budgeting For Boro’s Summer Spree

BORO fans have drawn up their summer transfer target wish list…

Blackburn Rovers prolific one-in-two £10m rated hitman Jordan Rhodes.
And, what the hell, why not his £7m rated strike partner Rudy Gestede as well? Either/or. They’ll do.  And maybe Sako from Wolves – on a free but said to be asking his suitors for £50k a week. He’s good. Or Vydra from Watford.

And obviously, Jelle Vossen back on a real deal. Plus Pritchard. Bamford and Ake on loan. Reuben Loftus-Cheek?  Maybe a keeper? And a centre-back? Let’s have a quick scan down the Premier League released list, there’s bound to be a few bargains in there…

Blimey did Boro win at Wembley? Where’s all the money coming from?

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