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Tom Sharp

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A real Northener who has the odd quirk of supporting Middlesbrough, and has done for a lot of years now. A football nut in most respects, I finally decided I needed somewhere to express all my words of the sport, creating OwnedbyHleb, OwnedbyKwasnik, and contributing (almost regularly) to Offsideref, and now Soccerlens

Central Coast Mariners: February 08 Review

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Game of the Month: Central Coast 3-0 Newcastle Jets Overcoming all the odds, we took the Jets to piece in front of a packed Bluetongue...

Central Coast Mariners: January 08 Review

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Game of the Month: Central Coast 2-0 Wellington Phoenix The match which finally decided the final A-League standings ended in success after a confident performance...

Mansfield 0-2 Middlesbrough – Closer than you’d think

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What a rollercoaster ride that was eh? Thankfully, we managed to avoid the upset the BBC were hoping for, but only just. With Lee Dong...

Is Arsenal’s Nicklas Bendtner really a Premiership Striker?

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Nicklas Bendtner scored an own goal and argued with his strike partner last night as if to further compound his Arsenal misery, so is...

Back to 1994: Kevin Keegan in charge of Newcastle, Middlesbrough after Brazilians and Manchester...

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Welcome back to the 1990's seems to be the message at the moment in the world of football. Welcome back to a time where Kevin...

The Afonso Alves Saga: Middlesbrough or AZ Alkmaar?

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With Premier League teams Middlesbrough and Manchester City apparently competing to sign Brazilian wonder-striker Afonso Alves, AZ Alkmaar could be ready to throw...

Middlesbrough Fans: Back the Band!

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In a move rarely made by Premiership clubs, where making money and appeasing the sponsors takes priority over all else, Middlesbrough have gone one...

Chelsea v QPR: Clash of the Titans?

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5th January sees the clash of the two richest clubs in England as Chelsea welcome local rivals Queens Park Rangers to Stamford Bridge for...

Is it Time Steve Gibson Showed a Ruthless Streak?

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According to Wikipedia, Steve Gibson, the chairman of Middlesbrough Football Club (or the 'King of Teesside' if you prefer), has never rowed with any...

10 Rules to Being England’s Manager

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It's all over. After 18 matches, 1620 minutes of football and 457 days of management, Steve McClaren has been hounded out of his cushty...

How McClaren plans to get Sacked

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The genius of his lunacy is sublime. Not even the most advanced sports psychologists have recognised this, so I want you all to remember...

Could Middlesbrough ‘do a Leeds’?

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With my beloved Middlesbrough languishing in 17th place in the Premiership, and the performances getting worse, perhaps I should start looking at relegation as...