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  1. :D come on, at that level. its nothing like that is it. i think we see more chance of getting a player with a better attitude from lower leagues/none league. its pointless keeping top coaches for the kids if they are more interested in fifa. get these rough diamonds in and polish them up. talent is nothing without the right attitude to go with it.
  2. Boro line up Pears, Convery, McGoldrick, Renton, Coulson (Cook), J Wilson (Reading), Jowers (Lambert), Liddle, Tavernier, Curry (J. Wilson), Hetherington (O'Neill). Unused: James (GK), Guru, Holdsworth.
  3. Boro came from 0-2 down to win 4-2! Mitchell Curry with his 26th and 27th this season. Ben Liddle with a brace as well Images can be found Here
  4. Middlesbrough Squad. Pears, James. Cook, Convery, Renton, Reading, McGoldrick, Guru, O'Neill, Liddle, Tavernier, Holdsworth, Lambert, Matty Wilson, Jay Wilson, Curry, Jowers, Heatherington. Coulson registered did not travel.
  5. Middlesbrough played Thornaby in the North Riding Senior Cup semi-final after the pitch was given a check and mark of approval by the FA after heavy downpours on Wednesday. Thornaby have a few Middlesbrough links, they’re managed by Paul Edwards whose two sons came through the Academy system, Kieran a former England U16 captains the Thornaby side and Curtis plays in Sweden now. Former Boro academy players Rocky Andrews and Theo Furness were also selected whilst Nathan Porritt and Jason Honeyman have made appearances for the side early in the season. The pitch despite being passed fit was very heavy and cut up easily making it a tough game for a Boro side more used to the flat pitches at Rockliffe but they equipped themselves well considering. Boro started quickly and young Austria forward Arnel Jakupovic found Callum Cooke with a long cross field pass but Cooke’s shot was blocked. It was all Boro early on and Brazilian Joao Morelli was the next to have a chance, he latched onto a loose ball on the edge of the Thornaby box before driving a low shot which Thornaby Keeper Michael Duff was equal to. Morelli was the right man in the right spot moments later, the ball; was worked left to the overlapping Nathan McGinley who fired a low cross just past the stretching Duff and Morelli was there at the back post to stab the ball home! GOAL BORO! – 0-1 Morelli It could have been 2-0 moments later when Morelli played in Jakupovic, he was in the 18 yard box on the right side with the keeper coming out to meet him, the forward played a deft dink over the keeper whom just got a hand to it to keep it out. Next the advancing Callum Johnson cut into the box on the right and he squared it to Jordan Jowers who turned well and fired a shot low towards the Thornaby goal only to see Duff keep it out with his legs. At the other end Thornaby had a good attack and were unlucky not to be awarded a corner. Richard Walker played a delightful right to left ball and found Stephen Morrison, the full back took down the ball well and hot a low shot across Coddington in the Boro goal, the young keeper seemed to get a palm to it which just took it away from Gary Mitchell on the far post but the referee signalled for a goal kick. Boro did double their lead just after the 20 minute mark, Callum Johnson crossed to Jakupovic whose shot was saved by Duff but Morelli was there to tap home despite to protestations of the home side for offside. GOAL BORO – 0-2 Morelli. The young Brazilian who is at Boro as part of the link up with Juninho’s side Ituano could have completed his hat trick in the first half hour, Joe Wheatley won the ball through a superb tackle and Boro broke, Alex Pattison floated a ball over to Morelli who found himself one on one with Duff but could only blast the ball into the side netting. Thornaby were next to attack, a ball swung from right to left found Bligh whose shot across goal was tapped in at the back post by Grant Mitchell. GOAL THORNABY – 1-2 Mitchell Boro were straight back into it, and with the half coming to an end nearly added another, Joe Wheatley fierce in the tackle got the ball wide to Johnson, he left it though for Morelli who crossed low finding Pattison but he pulled his shot wide. The next chance was started at the back, Boro man mountain Matthew Elsdon flighted a ball forward towards Jakupovic, he was beaten in the air but the ball landed centrally and after a touch Morelli hit the bouncing ball into the bottom corner of Duff’s goal! What a strike to get your hat trick! GOAL BORO – 1-3 Morelli (Hat Trick) Boro broke from the next Thornaby attack, Morelli had the ball with two men to his right and one left, he chose left and McGinley pulled the ball across goal and out for a goal kick. With the last chance of the half Jakupovic beat duff at his near post but saw the ball rebound away safely. Half Time Thornaby 1 Middlesbrough 3 The second half kicked off and it was straight into the action for Boro, within a minute of the restart Morelli struck a low hopeful shot from 18 yards, Duff who had been excellent all night will be disappointed as the ball snuck under him into the net. GOAL BORO – 1-4 Morelli It was all Boro for the next few moments, Jakupovic went round Duff but saw his shot cleared off the line and in the action afterwards Pattison hit one just wide. Boro Sub – Cooke off, McAloon on. Jakupovic off, Jones on. Thornaby Sub – Bligh off, Furness on. Ruddy off, Butterworth on. Thornaby Sub – Walker off, Rowe on. Boro Sub – Pattison off, Kitching on. Jones was straight into the action tormenting the Thornaby right back with his pace and directness. Morelli could have had a 5th but after a great Jones run and cross Duff got a fingertip to it and knocked it off the head of the Brazilian who would have had a simple header from half a yard out! It was from a move on the Boro left where Kitching found himself with the ball in the box, he turned in, then out and back in before hitting a low shot past Duff at his near post! GOAL BORO – 1-5 Kitching. Kitching had a late free kick well saved and Theo Furness went down under minimal contact late on in the Boro box but the referee waves away the appeals for a penalty. Full time Thornaby 1 (Mitchell) Middlesbrough 5 (Morelli 4, Kitching)
  6. Middlesbrough U19s play Queretaro on Sunday March 20th and Fluminense on Monday 21st Its a large prestigious competition and its Boro's first time there http://www.dallascup.com/home/893242.html Hearing the side will be different from the U19s that played in the UEFA youth League though which is a big shame.
  7. I'm not sure where yourself and others get the idea that the old reserve league was full of 'better players' or as others think it was full of 'experienced professionals' it wasnt. Look back 5 years in the Boro reserves/U21s youth forum on this website. I did a few reports back then. Boro vs S***horpe - Ripley, Pilatos, Oliver, Hines, Reach, Luke Williams, Smallwood, Thomson, Fowler, Halliday, Main, Subs Brobbel, Atkinson, Jackson, Wyke, Coddington. Only really experienced professional in the Boro line up was Thomson. S***horpe had a very young side that night. Looking at the other games in that time Boro played young sides as did the opponents. Its not much different now over age players can play and do often play for all sides especially when coming back from injury or when not fancied by the manager (but often loans get them out before reserve football is used) The last side i remember at reserve level playing a fair few first team squad players was hartlepool against us and they whooped us on a cold, wet windy night.
  8. They probably have not because the class of 92 are a one off once in a lifetime group. But they have it right they have had a academy grown player in their match day side every game for the last 3000+ i believe
  9. Wilson Kneeshaw was released and went to romania, came back signed for Darlington and recently for Blyth where he scored 5 in a game. Bruno Pilatos has run in after run in after run in with the club, and seemed to have got it all behind him and was playing really well for the club at right back. Dont know what happened but he was released during the season a few years back. Ended up in the northern league like so many do.
  10. We have some who do that but its slowed down over the last few years for sure. Going from our Golden generation to now....so the last what 15 years? (Gibsons year was the best year in a long long time and that shows. 2001-02 Andrew Davies – Ross County Chris Brunt – WBA Ross Turnbull – Leeds Danny Graham – Sunderland (Blackburn) Niklas Nordgren – Sölvesborgs Paul Harvey – Jonathan Cooper – Andrew O'Shea – Allan Neill – Alan Harrison ¬– 2002-03 Anthony Peacock – Spennymoor James Morrison – WBA Andrew Taylor – Wigan Tony McMahon – Bradford Gary Liddle – Chesterfield Tom Orchard – Peter Masters - Michele Van Geele – 2003-04 Jason Kennedy – Carlisle Tom Craddock – Guiseley David Knight – West Auckland Dale Roberts – RIP Danny Reed – Retired Nathan Mulligan – Whitby Adam Johnson - Firmly established himself in the Middlesbrough 1st team in 2009/10. Represented England at U19 and U21 level. One of the Champioships hottest propects, he finally moved to Premier League side Manchester City in January 2010 for an undisclosed fee, rumoured to be in the region of £7m. Matthew Bates – Hartlepool David Wheater – Bolton 2004-05 Kevin Burgess – Darlington Chris Pennock – Coach at MFC Adam Clough – Christophe Lemaire – Lee Cattermole – Sunderland Rhys Williams – MFC Ben Hutchinson – Basford FC Herold Goulon – FC Viitorul Graeme Owens - Retired Jonathan Grounds – Oldham Seb Hines – Orlando SC 2005-06 Richard Langthorne – Stephen Thompson – Darlington Peter Watling – Whitley bay Jason Honeyman – Thornaby Daryl Robson – Brentwood town Nathan Fisher –Spennymoor Josh Walker – Bengaluru FC John Johnson – Bengaluru FC 2006-07 Lewis McCardle – Lewis Smith – David Hillerby – Billingham Synners Matthew Atkinson – USA? Nathan Porritt – Thornaby Jonathan Franks – Ross County Shaun Saiko – Retired Jason Steele – Blackburn Joe Bennett – Aston Villa (Sheff Wed) 2007-08 Theo Furness – Thornaby Jason White – Wearside League? Ryan Burton – Nathan Bonar – Stokesley Sam Filler - Raynes Park Vale FC? Johnny Harris – Richard Smallwood – Rotherham James Cronesberry – Gary Martin – Iceland Jordan Robinson – Sweden Ashley Corker – Australia 2008-09 Keiran Edwards – Northern LEague Derrick Bassi - James Gray - Wrexham Daniel Hawkins – Northern League Kyle Oliver – northern league Patrick Otte – NASL2 Cameron Park – Northern League Oniforos Rouchias - Omonia Conor Sellars - Tadcaster Albion Phil Shead – Coach MFC Paul Weldon – Northern League 2009-10 Andreou Marinos - Onisilos Sotira David Atkinson - Carlisle Ryan Brobbel - TNS Matthew Dolan - Yeovil Ben Gibson - Boro Conor Murphy - Bohemans Bruno Pilatos – Northern League Adam Smith - Northampton Connor Ripley - Boro Luke Williams - S***horpe Charlie Wyke - Carlisle Adam Reach - Boro 2010-11 Michael Roberts Lewis Galpin – Northern League Adam Jackson - Boro Curtis Edwards - Sweden Jarrett Rivers - Blackpool Lewis Sirrell - Colwyn Bay FC? Matthew Waters - Whitby Wilson Kneeshaw - Blyth Jake Fowler – Northern LEague James Montgomery – AFC Telford Jake McCormick 2011-12 Luke Coddington – To be released Andre Bennett - Boro Anthony Hernandez - Gibraltar Shane Bland - Whitby Keiran Weledji - Whitby Lewis Maloney - Boro Jordan Jones - Boro Zak Boagey - Aycliffe Jimmy Warnett Adam Garrity Dylan McGlade - Shelbourne 2012-13 Bryn Morris Boro Bradley Fewster Boro Priestly Griffiths spennymoor Mark Kitching (Pro 2016 with 1 year option) Ross McNabb northern league Joe Fryer Boro Jonathan Coleby northern league/USA? Thomas MacAloon Luke Armstrong Scotland Stephen O'Neil Australia Conor O'Neil Australia Scott McCarthy Northern LEague Robbie Tinkler Boro 2013-14 Callum Cooke Matty Elsdon Dael Fry Jonathan Helm - Guisborough Callum Johnson Jordan Jowers Nathan McGinley Junior Mondal (otherwise known as Lewis Scoble) Nathan Plews – Northern League? Joe Wheatley
  11. But is having them out on loan a sign that the academy is working? What if everyone of those loaned out drop out of professional football? Short term picture doesnt always reflect the longer term one. Even if you count those with a contract it's quite high If playing for your first team is the measure then man city. ***nal. Liverpool. Chelsea etc have all got failed academies I go off the quote i posted on the last page for what my measure is. PLaying forst team football at a specific club is not the measure.
  12. But is having them out on loan a sign that the academy is working? What if everyone of those loaned out drop out of professional football? Short term picture doesnt always reflect the longer term one.
  13. Thing is its not just about talent, its about opportunity, its about luck, its about injuries. Chapman is a very very special young man. One of the best kids ive seen at this level ever. But he has got years ahead of him, growth, women, beer, many many things that can take him off the path that could lead him to the top. So i wont add to the pressure and say anything on how good he COULD be. How good is he now? I'd have him on the bench for the first team instead of De Pena as he can change a game. Regarding Gibson, ive watched him at U18 level, watched his reserve debut at Hartlepool. Watched a lot of him over the years on loan also and now for the Boro and he is learning, learning, learning. I think we will see him in the premier league sooner or later. That more than likely will be with Boro though.
  14. I think the best way to respond to this is to offer up a quote from someone more intelligent than I.
  15. Yeah slightly less blunt than my response that didnt post. You know its quite hard knowing things and not tying them.
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