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This day 1966 - Boro flashback

Swansea 4 Boro 4

After our previous league away game at Mansfield Town which finsihed 5-4 to the Boro the crowd were entertained to another high scoring fixture

All goals came from the same scorers as in the mansfield game,  John O'Rourke, his 11th goal of the season, Derek Downing's 4th goal of the season & John Hickton with his 3rd goal of the campaign

 

Willie Whigham - 3 clean sheets out of 7 games hes played

Neville Chapman - 3rd game of the season & 1st for 12 games

Geoff Butler - Wore 3 different shirt numbers so far, 2, 3 & 12

Billy Horner

Dicky Rooks 

Gordon Jones

Derek Chapman

Arthur Horsefield

John O'Rourke

John Hickton - Legend big John wore 3 shirt Nos so far 2, 5 & 10

Derek Downing

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This day 15th November 1994 - Boro's young guns go down to Ancona in this Anglo-Italian compatition

Boro took the lead after 10 minutes then struggled to impose themselves on the game, the youth in the team v experience they were facing proved too much in the end, with Ancona levelling on the hour mark & scoring 2 late goals in the 80th & 90th to put the game beyond Boro 

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Neville Chapman......met him quite a few times during the seventies after he left football....a nice guy and proud of his little niche in Boro history......another one gone too soon

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11 hours ago, Old Codger said:

Neville Chapman......met him quite a few times during the seventies after he left football....a nice guy and proud of his little niche in Boro history......another one gone too soon

Yes, Neville Chapman became the 1st Boro player to be subbed when Bryan 'Taffy' Orritt (BTO) replaced him, away to Preston on the 11th September 1965

Brian 'Taffy' Orritt made Middlesbrough history by becoming the 1st Boro player to substitute another Boro player, when subs were 1st brought in it was only to replace an injured player, not tactics, which was Boro's full back Neville Chapman, No2, v Preston away
Ironically, No2 right back was the only position BTO never covered, as he moved to WH & Brian Horner moved to RB
The 1st sub at home was on the 18th September when BTO replaced the keeper
 

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Boro flashback

17th November MT played his final Boro game of 4 on loan from Newcastle, following the absence of regular keeper Kelham 'O Hanlon, I quite liked K O'H, was it right to judge his ability as he played in a struggling team?                                                                        He did go on to have a good career a Rotherham, Carlisle & Preston & now a coach in the US

Back to Martin, his 4 games resulted in 3 defeats & one 0-0 draw

Boro lost this game 2-1 with David Mills scoring our goal & his 8th of the season, we have mixed results so far with the late, great Willie Maddren getting no consistency out of his team

Willie team

Martin Thomas
Gary Gill
Gary Hamilton
Mick Buckley
Tony Mowbray
Irving Nattrass
Alan Roberts
David Mills
Heine Otto
David Currie
Tony McAndrew
 

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Almost forgot - This day back in 1973, my favourite season following the Boro

17th November 1973

Boro 3 Cardiff 0

Thiscwas our 9th home game, we had lost the 1st fixture 2-0 & conceded 5 goals at home, now we are starting to find our feet, clicking as a team & motoring through this league & the return of Graeme Souness after a 2 match suspension, with deputising Bill Gates, his only start that season standing down

With goals from David Mills, surprisingly his 1st home goal of the season, 2nd in total, John Craggs with his 2nd goal also & Malcolm Smith with his 3rd goal of the campaigne, keeping the Boro in the driving seat at the top of the table

Big Jacks team

Jim Platt 

John Craggs 

Frank Spraggon 

Graeme Souness 

Stuey Boam 

Willie Maddren 

Bobby Murdoch 

David Mills 

John Hickton 

Alan Foggon 

Davey Armstrong 

Sub 

Malcolm Smith - Coming off the bench to score our 3rd goal

 

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Boro this day 18th November 1972

My 2nd ever away Boro game when my dad took me & his ICI work colleague to the Sheffield Wednesday game, my previous away game was Boro's last away game on the 11th which seen us win 1-0, courtecy of a John Hickton goal

I remember we went in a pub before the game, I was 12 so drinking soft drinks

At the game we sat in the seats that were put in for the 66 world cup took  

John Hickton scored a penalty to put the mighty Boro in front, this was his 3rd goal v Sheff Weds in 5 games against them since we signed him from Sheff Weds, his 1st goal at Hillsborough though 

The afternoon didn't turn out to good a day for big John, or the Boro fans        

Jim Platt saved a 1st half penalty from Tommy Craig, the referee deemed Jim had moved to soon & the spot kick was retaken, again jim Platt was to be successful a 2nd time & dived the right way to save the 2nd spot kick                                                                                Sheff Wed equalised on half time & the 2nd half was one way traffic, eventually we couldnt cope & Tommy Craig, who missed the 1st half penalty, scored a scorcher, I can still see him running away towards their kop with his arms aloft

We had led, Jim Platt had saved 2 penalties & we lost 2-1, 2 away games for me, one win & a loss, welcome the the Boro son

 

Stan Andersons team

Jim Platt

Peter Creamer - 5th appearence out of 6 that season 

Frank Spraggon

Nobby Stiles

Stuey Boam

Willie Maddren

Bill Gates

Eric McMordie

David Mills

John Hickton - 4th goal of the season

David Armstrong

Sub

Gordon Jones - Final appearence as sub,  he started a further 8 games

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Can't remember the last time we had 4 attack minded players from the Boro area in our first team. We are lucky to see even one these days.

Big Jacks team

Jim Platt 

John Craggs 

Frank Spraggon 

Graeme Souness 

Stuey Boam 

Willie Maddren  ****** Yes Willie may have ended up as a defender but he started as a striker.

Bobby Murdoch 

David Mills ******** Excellent striker shame he left at that time,when he returned he was never the same.

John Hickton 

Alan Foggon 

Davey Armstrong ******* "Spike" how many goals did he make

Sub 

Malcolm Smith - ******* Did not play or score many perhaps he should have been a goalkeeper. 😀

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3 hours ago, Motor Mouth said:

Can't remember the last time we had 4 attack minded players from the Boro area in our first team. We are lucky to see even one these days.

Big Jacks team

Jim Platt 

John Craggs 

Frank Spraggon 

Graeme Souness 

Stuey Boam 

Willie Maddren  ****** Yes Willie may have ended up as a defender but he started as a striker.

Bobby Murdoch 

David Mills ******** Excellent striker shame he left at that time,when he returned he was never the same.

John Hickton 

Alan Foggon 

Davey Armstrong ******* "Spike" how many goals did he make

Sub 

Malcolm Smith - ******* Did not play or score many perhaps he should have been a goalkeeper. 😀

Thought David Mills played well when he came back, scored some vital goals & assists

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Boro flashback this day 22nd November 1986

                      Newport County 0 Boro 1

The face of advercity bandwagon is rolling on brilliantly & gathering pace, up to the Newport game we had played 16 league games & suffered 2 defeats, along with 4 league cup matches & one defeat against a team in a higher league & in to extra time, this from the same 12 players who had no summer practise matches, no friendlies, just training in local parks with jumpers as goal posts, the season was far better than the most optimistic of us Boro supporter could dream of 

Bruce couldnt ask for any more from his players

With the clock ticking down to the 90 minutes mark & the game finishing goaless at Somerton Park, it was looking like our 1st ever fixture on this ground was to be points shared, but, the mighty Boro & Boro legend Mogga had other ideas, we have a corner & with time almost over 'Tony Mowbray' nods home to score the vital winner & the ref blows the whistle, its full time, we take all three points back & the Boro fans, with the 5 hour journey, 300 miles back to Teesside to look forward to are ecstatic 

Brucy Riochs red & white army team is

Stephen Paers

Brian Laws

Colin Cooper

Tony Mowbray

Gary Parkinson

Gary Pallister

Bernie Slaven

Archie Stephens

Alan Kernaghan

Gary Gill

Stuart Ripley

SUB

Gary Hamilton on for Alan Kernaghan

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Boro flashback -  Not my usual this day back in time but due to the Boro's present predicament I thought I would post about a game with a touch of class, a match with plenty of needle in the game & a mackem scoring a quality free kick for the mighty Boro

The day was the 7th February 1981

Graeme Hedley, playing his 2nd consecutive game when standing in for the injured Craig Johnston, scored a top drawer free kick at the holgate end for his one & only goal that season, if you only score one goal in a season then a top drawer goal against your local rivals will be the ideal one

Boro with winning this game completed another double over Sunderland & once again, were top dogs in the North East, even with the return of the predicted 1st one million pound footballer that big Jack was rumoured to have said, Stan Cummins

John Neals team

Jim Platt 

Irving Nattrass

Ian Bailey 

Graham Hedley

Billy Ashcroft 

Tony McAndrew 

Terry Cochrane 

Mark Proctor 

David Hodgson 

Bosco Jankovic

David Armstrong 

 

 

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Great post Erimus and seriously how well the local press covered the game too!

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21 minutes ago, Downsouth said:

Great post Erimus and seriously how well the local press covered the game too!

Cheers Downsouth, 👍

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This day back in time at Ayresome Park seen Wilf Mannion bag a league  one hat trick in a 3- 3 draw v Portsmouth, one of 5 hat tricks Wilf scored for the Boro

Brian Clough bagged 4 this day back in 1957 in a 5-2 win over Ipswich Town, in a 2nd division fixture, this been one of 17 hat tricks, he scored 4 in 4 seperate fame & 5 goals in one game v Brighton

 

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This day back in 1973 - My favourite season as a Boro fan

We travelled to Notts County to who were sitting in 7th position in the 2nd division with one home defeat so far, the mighty Boro are yet to taste defeat in the league on their travels 

Boro made 2 changes from the previous weeks win over Cardiff, Peter Brine, replacing Alan Foggon for his 1st game of the season & Bobby Murdoch coming back in the team at the expense of Eric McMordie, which proved to be Eric's final start for the Boro

It was a hard fought 1st half as we went in 2 goal down through CF Les Bradd & ex Boro player Don Mason, once in the changing room & a few swift words from big Jack the Boro came back out for the 2nd half & took the game to Notts County, Boro drew level with goals from John Hickton & David Mills & that's how the game finished 2-2 with teams sharing the points 

Big Jacks team

Jim Platt 

John Craggs 

Frank Spraggon 

Graeme Souness 

Stuey Boam 

Willie Maddren 

Bobby Murdoch 

David Mills 

John Hickton 

Peter Brine 

Davey Armstrong 

Attendance - 16,314

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