Rob Fletcher

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12 Days of Boro - #11 Gareth Southgate

Trophies are difficult to win. In the top divisions of English football there are three top domestic honours available each season. Over many …

12 Days of Boro - #12 Juninho

Across decades there have been many unforgettable Brazilian names with skill, technique and ability, carrying only a singe name. Pele, Jairzinho, …

12 Days of Boro - #10 Nigel Pearson

A captain embodies the manager on the pitch. He is the voice of the players in the dressing room. The leader to the fans.<p>There have been many great …

12 Days of Boro - #9 Christian Ziege

Left footed players have an air of grace. By nature, they are less common than right footed players. Their technique cultivated in a different way …

12 Days of Boro - #8 Gianluca Festa

Italian football is synonymous with defending. Invented by Karl Rappan, and fully embraced by Helenio Herrera’s Inter side of the 1960s, <i>catenaccio</i> is …

12 Days of Boro - #7 Gaizka Mendieta

In the mid to late 90s, Boro flexed their financial muscles and put themselves on the football map some eye catching transfers. As the new Cellnet …

12 Days of Boro - #6 George Boateng

Tough tackling midfielders are synonymous with the English game, as technical ability and tactical flexibility is to the Dutch game.<p>English fans …

12 Days of Boro - #5 Mark Schwarzer

Early stages, relegation and bouncing back<p>After leaving his native Australia for Germany in 1994, Schwarzer played at Dynamo Dresden and 1. FC …

12 Days of Boro - #4 Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

2004/05<p>In the summer of 2004, Steve McClaren was in the midst or retooling his squad for the club’s first ever European campaign. As usual, Boro were …

12 Days of Boro - #3 Emerson

The 14th of May 1996 heralded the arrival of Boro’s third Brazilian star inside 12 months. The Samba beat didn’t end with the arrivals of Juninho and …

12 Days of Boro - #2 Alen Boksic

Marseille. Juventus. Lazio.<p>Middlesbrough.<p>By the time Alen Boksic joined Boro from Lazio, he had plied his trade at some of Europe’s finest and most …

12 Days of Boro - #1 Massimo Maccarone

Goals win games. Strikers get goals. Fans loves strikers. Most of the time anyway.<p>Massimo Maccarone was the next great striking hope to pull on a red …