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Nice one, lads. It almost certainly says 'Speedw' in the top right. I'll pass on this discovery! Cheers!

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The return of Tony McAandrew & the 1st game without the talented youngster Darren Wood following his transfer to Chelsea

Chelsea wanted to sign Darren Wood from the Boro, Willie Maddren was reluctant to sell the talented youngster, who was a main part of the managers plans, Boro needed the money so WM said he wanted Tony Mac as part of the transfer deal,  a transfer was agreed of £72k & the return of one of our best utility players was pushed through 

29th September 1984 seen the mighty Boro, without a win in the 1st 6 games of the season at home to Cardiff, with new signing Tony McAndrew, wearing the No6 shirt & a Boro player for the 1st time since his 18th May 1982, making his 2nd Boro debut

His presence made an immediate impact as the Boro, playing in front of 4,259, IIRC, our lowest crowd at Ayresome Park, ran out 3-2 winners with Dave Currie scoring a brace, taking his tally to the season to 4 & a David Mills strike with his 4th goal of the season too

Willie Maddrens team

Kelham O'Hanlon

Gary Gill

Paul Ward

Mick Buckley

Tony Mowbray

Tony McAndrew

Alan Roberts

David Mills

Heine Otto

Dave Currie

Stephen Bell


Gary Hamilton



Paul Ward.jpg

Tony McAndrew 1980.jpg

Dave Currie.jpg

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This day 1981

Bobby Murdoch signed Bobby Thomson from Greenock Morton in September 1971, started his 1st game this day 3rd October away to WBA, wearing the No4 shirt replacing Colin Ross 

Unfortunately we lost the game 2-0 on a poor season that seen us basically struggle from the season kickoff 

Bobby Thomson went on to make history later on in the season! 

Bobby Murdochs team 

Jim Platt 

John Craggs 

Joe Bolton

Bobby Thomson 

Mick Baxter

Tony McAndrew 

Terry Cochrane

Heine Otto

Billy Woof

Dave Shearer

Billy Askew


Billy Ashcroft


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This day 1970

Boro flashback when 2nd divison mighty Boro travelled away to 1st division London giants Chelsea in the league 3rd round fixture

With goals scored by John Hickton, his 6th league Cup goal & Gordon Joneswith his 1st league Cup goal, unfortunately Chelsea scored 3 & we were out 

Stan Andersons team

Willie Whigham 

Willie Maddren 

Gordon Jones 

George Smith 

Bill Gates 

Frank Spraggon 

Derek Downing 

Eric McMordie 

Hugh Mcllmoyle 

John Hickton 

Joe Laidlaw 

Chelsea League cup 3rd round 07-10-1970.jpeg

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Boro flashback 26th October 1994

Our final season at Ayresome Park when Robbo was driving us towards promotion to the PL on this day we travelled to Villa Park for a league cup 3rd round fixture, after disposing of Scarborough 8-2 over two legs with both games finishing 4-1 in the previous round we travelled to Villa Park full of confidence to spring a suprise against  a Villa side who were struggling at home with only one home win to date

19,254 were at the game to see a future Boro player, Andy Townsend, score the only goal of the game in the 30th minute as Boro huffed & puffed but fell short of causing an upset against our PL opponents & our league cup adventure dispearered for another season 



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