Lee Mason Did Manchester United a Huge Favour

Lee Mason Did Manchester United a Huge Favour

Twelve months is a long time in football. United started December 2015 with a goal-less draw at home to West Ham United, crashed out of the Champions League in Germany, lost three further games in the league to then newly promoted Bournemouth, Norwich City, Stoke City on Boxing Day and ended the year with a 0-0 draw against Chelsea at Old Trafford, in a month that sucked every last ounce of hope the fans had of any potential progress under Louis …
Manchester United Vs Middlesbrough Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Manchester United Vs Middlesbrough Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

The festive season is a time for meeting friends and family and for footballers – former team mates, bosses and rivals. Many such reunions happened during game week 18, with David Moyes visiting Old Trafford again and Joe Allen and Glen Johnson were back at Anfield for Stoke City. The reunion season continues in game week 19 as Middlesbrough visit Manchester United on New Year’s eve. Aitor Karanka will lead his side to Old Trafford, where his former boss Jose …
The Steel in Middlesbrough's Premier League Return

The Steel in Middlesbrough's Premier League Return

After seven seasons in the Football League Championship, Middlesbrough are finally back in the Premier League.  A scrappy draw at home to promotion rivals Brighton on the final day was enough to seal second place in a game that was emblematic of Boro’s season: much more difficult that it needed to be. However, despite the nerves and anxiety, they did it and the final whistle brought as much relief as it did joy. Their time out of the top flight …
Jordan Rossiter: Player Performance Analysis of the Liverpool Prodigy

Jordan Rossiter: Player Performance Analysis of the Liverpool Prodigy

Liverpool’s stuttering start to the season survived yet another scare at the hands of Middlesbrough, courtesy of an epic penalty shootout. The Reds dominated play, clocking a skewed 78% of the possession. However, their possession didn't translate into anything concrete as the side was starved of chances by a tight Middlesbrough defence. The night marked the full Liverpool debuts of two players at either ends of their careers with Rickie Lambert and Jordan Rossiter taking their place in the starting …