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A Guide to Middlesbrough FC.

Alcaraz

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Club Name: Middlesbrough FC.


Year Founded: 1876


Status: Professional


Reputation: National


Nickname: Boro


Affiliated Clubs: Darlington



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Chairman: Steve Gibson


Manager: Tony Mowbray


Finances: Secure


Value: $38 Million


Transfer Budget: 3.7million (Playoffs)


4.3 million(Promotion)


4.7 million( Winner)



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Stadium: Riverside Stadium


Capacity: 35100 all-seater


Stadium Condition: Very Good


Training Facilities: Top Training Facilities


Youth Facilities: Average Youth Facilities + Youth Academy


Youth Recruitment: Above average Youth Recruitment Network




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Media Prediction: 5th


Fierce Rivals: Newcasle, Sunderland


Other Rivals: Chelsea, Leeds


Derbies: Tyne-Tees Derby (vs Newcastle)


Legends: Juninho, Steve Gibson, Wilf Mannion


Icons: Gareth Southgate, Brian Clough, Tony Mowbray, Stephen Pears, Bryan Robson, George Camswell, George Hardwick, Colin Cooper



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First Things First



1. I suggest you request the Board to upgrade your Youth Facilities, they mostly accept and you get Top Youth Facilities by next year



2. Ask your Board for a Parent Club and they usually come back with recommendations such as Man United which you should definetly accept to get players such as Chris Smalling and Bebe on loan



Transfer and Wage Budget



You should select your aims for the season to be Winner of the league so you get a sizeable transfer budget of 4.7 million and a wage budget of 650k p/w.



Even if you manage to not win the League but gain prmotion the Board is fine with it so you don't get sacked



Team




Goalkeepers



Danny Coyne



Jason Steele



Middlesbrough are reasonably covered in this area with Danny Coyne starting and Jason Steele one for the future although I like to purchase Alex Smithies for 700k who is already as good as Danny Coyne and will get much better to become Premiereship standard one day.



However it makes no sense having 2 young prospect Goalkeepers in the same Squad so I usually loan Jason Steele out so that he can get some quality first-team matches.






A Rock between the Posts
Alex Smithies


Recommended Transfer Activity:



In: Alex Smithies (500-700k)


Out: Jason Steele (Loan)



Right-Backs



Tony Mcmahon



Justin Hoyte



Another area of the team which is reasonably covered although Justin Hoyte is not up to scratch when you get promoted to the Premiereship so I usually loan him out or sell him off and get Bernard Mendy on a free transfer and rotate him with Tony Mcmahon




Recommended Transfer Activity:



In: Bernard Mendy (Free Transfer)


Out: Justin Hoyte (Loan or Transfer)



Left-Back



Julio Arca



Matthew Kilgallon



Another area of the team which needs some tweaking, Matthew Kilgallon is more of a Centre-Back so I recommend getting someone like Fabio on loan and rotating him with Julio Arca.



Recommended Transfer Activity:



In: Fabio (Loan)


Out: No One



Centre-Back



Stephen McManus



Matthew Kilgallon



Matthew Bates



David Wheater



You get a top-quality Central defensive Partnership in Stephn McManus and David Wheater for the Championship with Matthew Bates ready to step in incase of a injury crisis although Matthew Kilgallon makes mistakes and does not add much to the squad so I usually terminate his loan and get Chris Smalling or Jordan Spence on loan to provide cover for the First-Team


Boro Man out and out
David Wheater



Recommended Transfer Activity:



In: Chris Smalling or Jordan Spence (Loan)


Out: Matthew Kilgallon (Loan Terminted)



Defensive Midfielders



Matthew Bates



Kevin Thompson



Mickael Tavares



Matthew Bates and Kevin Thompson are superb DMC's with Mickael Tavares providing adequate cover so no strengthening is needed in this position



Recommended Transfer Activity:


No Transfer Activity




Midfield (Centre)



Willio Flood



Gary O, Neill



Kevin Thompson



Mickael Tavares



Barry Robson



Matthew Bates



Nick Bailey



Arguably the best position in the team, Gary O Neill is the star of the team providing a real physical presence in the middle of the park while Kevin Thompson or Willio Flood can play the role of the playmaker alongside him, Nick Bailey and Matthew Bates provide decent cover although Barry Robson and Mickael Tavares should only be brought in during the worst injury crisis


Boro's Midfield General
Kevin Thompson




Recommended Transfers Activity:



No Transfer Activity



Attacking Midfielder (AMC)



Gary O, Neill



Marvin Emnes



Barry Robson



Gary O Neill is your star man here and he will score goals for fun if used in the right way while Marvin Emnes should be next in your pecking order. Barry Robson is also decent.




Leading from the front
Gary O' Neill



Recommended Transfer Activity:



No Transfer Activity




Attacking Midfielders Left (AML)



Andrew Halliday



Marvin Emnes



Tarmo Kink



A Position that will definetly call for a make-over. Andrew Halliday is young but he is nowhere near good enough for the Premiereship if you get promoted. Marvin Emnes and Tarmo Kink are again decent players but never going to be able to survive in the Premiereship.



I suggest trying to get players like Junior Stanislas or Gai Assulin. You should try loan out or sell Andrew Halliday as he is next to useless.






Bringing his magic from Villa Park to the Riverside Stadium
Junior Stansilas



Recommended Transfer Activity:



In: Junior Stanislas/ Gai Assulin (Free)


Out: Andrew Halliday (Loan or sell)



Attacking Midfielder Right (AMR)



Jonathan Franks



Gary O' Neill



Marvin Emnes



Tarmo Kink



The fact that Gary O' Neill a predominantly Central Midfielder is your best Right Winger should say it all for the quality of players who can play this position. I usually try to sign Sisi on a free transfer and use Marvin Emnes and Tarmo Kink to provide back-up.



There is no point selling of Marvin or Tarmo as they are so versatile they can provide cover for a number of positions essentially saving you a lot of money.



Recommended Transfer Activity:



In: Sisi (Free Transfer)


Out: Nobody



Striker (ST)



Leroy Lita



Scott McDonald



Kris Boyd



Andrew Halliday



Jonathan Franks



Marvin Emnes



Middlesbrough have fantastic Strikers in Scott McDonald and Kris Boyd although Leroy Lita is not going to be adding anything to the Squad once you get promoted to the Premiereship so I try to sell him off as soon as I can. In his place I try to sign both Vaclav Kadlec and Leigh Griffiths who are both amazingly cheap players who can rip apart any Championship Defence together and Kadlec becomes one of the best strikers in the world as the game goes on.



In your worst Injury Crisis, you always have 3 mediorce strikers in Andrew Halliday, Jonathan Franks and Marvin Emnes to call upon who will not score goals for fun but can get the job done





The new star of Boro's front line
Vaclav Kadlec




Recommended Transfer Activity:



In: Vaclav Kadlec (1.5 million)/ Leigh Griffiths (900k)


Out: Leroy Lita


Staff Changes:


Fitness Coaches:

In: Mario Innaurato, Joost Desender, Paul Winsper, Andy Renshaw (Any 2)
Out: Peter Hood and Nick Allamby (Mutual Termination)


Shooting:

In: Brian McClaire, Tosh Farrell, Sergiy Reborv, Robert Prosinecki

Attacking:

In: Ebbe Sand, Tony Whelan, John Owens

Defending:

In: John Versleeuwen, Gonzalo Abando, Marcel Desailly, Alex Inglethorpe, Massimo Bonini

Ball Control:

In: Mike Rigg, Robert Prosinecki, Ezio Raciti

Tactics:

In: Bernhard Peters, Brian Horton, Martin Keown, Ian Brunskill, John Verseeluwen, Marchanno Schlutz

Goalkeeping:

In: Adam Matysek, Michelangelo Rampulla, Juan Jose Lasuen, Inaki Bergara, German Burgos, Roberto Bocchino

Note: I have provided lists of good coaches who will come to a Lower League Club like Middlesbrough according to testing done by Hellroker, who to appoint and who to sack is up to you

Tactic

And Finally if you just simply cant be bothered to try your own Tactic, you can try either of these two fantastic 4-4-2 Tactics...




 
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Calum

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Gareth Southgate is not the Manager lol its Tony Mowbray but Gordan Strachan in the game
 

toddzy

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No offence intended, it's a good guide, but if I use a guide I like it to come from a direct fan.

Like Middlesbrough - JP Woody springs to mind.

Or even a Chelsea or Luton one from you.

It's weird I know.

KUTGW though :)
 

Alcaraz

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Good stuff mate, you have put alot into it

Thanx mate, I dont want to make a guide with like barely an info and I like to make it extensive so that people actually want to go and manage Boro after reading it

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Gareth Southgate is not the Manager lol its Tony Mowbray but Gordan Strachan in the game
Ooops my bad, must be getting the Boro blues after researching for so long

No offence intended, it's a good guide, but if I use a guide I like it to come from a direct fan.

Like Middlesbrough - JP Woody springs to mind.

Or even a Chelsea or Luton one from you.

It's weird I know.

KUTGW though :)
Yep that is weird, tks anyways
 
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Sam

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No offence intended, it's a good guide, but if I use a guide I like it to come from a direct fan.

Like Middlesbrough - JP Woody springs to mind.

Or even a Chelsea or Luton one from you.

It's weird I know.

KUTGW though :)
The point is it would help a lot of people to success regardless of what team he supports
 

Alcaraz

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Hence why I said it was a good guide, just not for me.

Seems like you've totally missed my point ....
I get th point, Sam he means that he feels that fans of Middlesbrough may give a much better guide as people usually will know that thye must have great knowledge of the club as they are supporters of the club
 

toddzy

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I get th point, Sam he means that he feels that fans of Middlesbrough may give a much better guide as people usually will know that thye must have great knowledge of the club as they are supporters of the club
Yes, exactly my point.

You'd be able to do better on Chelsea or Luton, but if it came to a Hearts guide, I'd probably write a better one (no offence intended).

Anyway, I'll stop my off-topic posts, but this will be sure to help a few people out mate. :)
 

hellroker

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Any of guys have staff recommendations for me?
Terry McDermott as *** Man
Andriy Gluschenko and Juan Jose Lasuen for 4.5 star GK coaches
Tosh Farrell and John Owens for Shooting and Attacking coaches

Can't think of any more, look at my list in my sig :)
 

Alcaraz

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Terry McDermott as *** Man
Andriy Gluschenko and Juan Jose Lasuen for 4.5 star GK coaches
Tosh Farrell and John Owens for Shooting and Attacking coaches

Can't think of any more, look at my list in my sig :)
Thanx bro, how did u like the Guide?
 
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Sam

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Terry McDermott as *** Man
Andriy Gluschenko and Juan Jose Lasuen for 4.5 star GK coaches
Tosh Farrell and John Owens for Shooting and Attacking coaches

Can't think of any more, look at my list in my sig :)
lol awesome nickname
 

Kenzie White

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I recently started a season with Boro, 16 games in and im second.
You mentioned quite a few players that i actually did loan or buy.
Good stuff man, i like it :)
 

Alcaraz

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I recently started a season with Boro, 16 games in and im second.
You mentioned quite a few players that i actually did loan or buy.
Good stuff man, i like it :)

Glad You do mate, reassuring to know that my choice of propsective players was correct :)

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I have updated the OP to include some Staff signings :)
 
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iNickStuff

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I agree with Toddzy. Good guide, but would rather it came from a Middlesbrough fan, i.e. JP Woody, Neall, Redders etc.

Nevertheless, it's a good guide and will use it if I pick Boro in a Championship save. Good information that I didn't really know before.
 
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