Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Final View from the East Stand

Boro v Bournemouth was my final match before I leave Middlesbrough for pastures new and, while a 3-3 draw wasn’t what I was hoping for, at least is was a game with plenty of talking points. Kei Kamara and Jacob Butterfield made their home debuts, in  front of another depressingly low crowd of 13,617, but […]

White House Down – Two Thumbs Up

If you’re looking for an original film, with great acting, a serious script and a sensible plot then boy are you going to be disappointed with White House Down! If, on the other hand, you, like me, saw the trailer and thought ‘that looks fun!’ then buckle up for a brilliantly ridiculous action flick with […]

Futsal -They think it’s all over?

Six years ago I, like most people, had never heard of futsal. But a lot has changed since the first time I went to a match and became fascinated by this fast and furious sport. The tempo, so different from eleven aside football, was refreshing, and I found the technical ability  on display exciting. Because […]

The View from the East Stand – Heading in the Right Direction

Going in to yesterday’s match against Sheffield Wednesday, Boro were unbeaten and coming off the back of a good performance which earned them a draw at Wigan. We started confidently and had plenty of chances to open the scoring with with Albert Adomah,  Lukas Jutkiewicz,  Grant Leadbitter and George Friend all going for goal in the first […]