Category The View from the East Stand

The View From The East Stand – Boro 1 – Brighton 1 – We Are Premier League!

It’s almost impossible to describe the feeling when, after 98 minutes and seven long years, Boro were promoted back to the Premier League. Almost, but I’m a writer, so I’ve at least got to give it a shot! The emotions – euphoria, relief, residual nerves and nausea – are easy to name, but to pinpoint […]

The View from the East Stand – 3-0 “We’re Going to Wembley”

Que Sera Sera… We really are going to Wembley! I refused to sing this until the second goal went in – I was too nervous, because it means so much. To all of us. The fans, the players, the club, for the first time in as long as I can remember, we really are all […]

The View from the A J Bell Stadium – Sale Sharks 10 Saracens 15

Firstly a disclaimer – apologies to any regular readers of my blog who have no interest in rugby, because that, and a Premiership rugby union match in particular, is the subject of this post – If you really don’t care about the scrums or the score – look away now! I have never been to […]

The View from the Swansway Stadium – Chester FC 2 Halifax 1

Living in Chester means I haven’t been able to get to many Boro games this season and, as such, have not got my fix of live football for months. So when I was given the opportunity to attend the Chester FC v Halifax FC game, with one of my client’s mbna, I jumped at the […]

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 […]

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 […]

The View from the East Stand – Superficial Changes

Having been on holiday and missed the opening day defeat against Leicester, it’s fair to say I approached yesterday’s match with more trepidation than excitement. But arriving into the new-look stadium and watching the team warm-up, I started to feel a bit more positive. Unfortunately, that feeling was short-lived. Despite new faces, it was pretty much […]