Arsene's Plan To Not Defend Set Pieces Fails, Lallana Might Have Cost Liverpool The Champions League, And Alli In Penalty-Winning Shock

Chris Darwen | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Sport
Chris Darwen

Let's start in an unexpected way today. Just imagine how bad Sunderland against Burnley must have been to watch. 0-0 must have been the most guaranteed result of the day. It's nice to see Jermain Defoe back in the England squad though, if only as a reward for putting up with only being passed the ball about 25 times this season.

Lincoln Embarrassed By Losing To Arsenal, Boro Need A New Plan And Kate Is Un-Abel To Finish The Match

Chris Darwen | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Sport
Chris Darwen

It was a funny old weekend of football. Premier League matches alongside some juicy FA Cup Quarter Finals always dilute the attention and I am not sure we are any the wiser as a result. Mind you, it would take more than a game of football to make me wise, that is for sure.

Video Replays In Football: Surely It's Time?

Ross Ayling | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Sport
Ross Ayling

Over the pond, video replays are used to assist official's decisions in basketball, ice hockey and baseball. So someone please tell me why the suits over at football HQ haven't given it the green light yet? The sooner we get them in, the better and fairer the game will be.

Leave My Hometown Alone! Middlesbrough Is Not The Worst Place To Grow Up A Girl

Jade Smith | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jade Smith

Calling us the worst doesn't help us. Telling girls in our area you are more likely to fall pregnant, be poor and fail in school doesn't help us. I know plenty of girls from Middlesbrough and the surrounding areas who are at Oxford, Cambridge, Durham and plenty of other russell group universities. I also know girls who are doing amazing well on apprenticeships in a wide variety of fields inside our amazing local industries and businesses.

PL Predictions: Midtable Mediocrity

Tarutr Malhotra | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Sport
Tarutr Malhotra

You know what? I'm going to try to be an optimist. As avid readers of the Ignorant Fan's column can attest to, I was immensely confused by Boro's purchases this summer. However, I am going to believe in the club. I am going to believe that Karanka's fights with senior players in March have been forgiven and forgotten...

Aitor Karanka's Middlesbrough Can Flourish in the Top Flight

Oli Gamp | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Sport
Oli Gamp

The Spaniard cut his mustard in the best possible manner - sitting in a comfy chair next to his soon-to-be adversary Jose Mourinho in the dugout at Real Madrid. Three years alongside the Special One gifted Karanka some priceless experience: winning La Liga ahead of an impossible rival in the form of Guardiola's previously unstoppable Barcelona, as well as a handful of cup glories.

Pre-Season Ponderings: Manchester United to Sunderland

Tarutr Malhotra | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Sport
Tarutr Malhotra

I'm quite impressed with Mourinho's PR this summer. His arrival was greeted with questions about whether his inevitable sh*thousery would gel with the supposedly pristine image of Manchester United (not including Rooney and Giggs' infidelity issues, Keane's deliberate maiming of opponents and Fergie's constant whining of course). To counteract these doubts he is going out and buying any and all players with a rating of over 85 in FIFA 16.

The Boro Situation Shows How Much Fan Power Matters

Matthew Smith | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

What a curious 10 days or so it has been at Middlesbrough FC. It all started with manager Aitor Karanka storming out of a team meeting midway through...

Don't Know Much About History? Try Learning About Your Club

Matthew Smith | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

I would urge anyone who considers themselves a proper football fan not to just live in the moment and believe that football was invented in 1992, or that Jamie Vardy is England's greatest goalscorer, but to get acquainted with your club's history, properly. It would help you win a few more arguments in the pub too.

Tories, Get Off Your Arse and Save Our Steel

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Politics
Ioan Marc Jones

The Tories can continue to sit on their arse and remain indifferent as a once mighty British industry rapidly heads towards meltdown. Or, they can get off their arse, offer financial support and implement policies to prevent such a meltdown, and save our steel.

Quarter Season Predictions 2015/16: Championship

Matthew Smith | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

As has so often been proven, making pre-season predictions about league football is the most certain way for a journalist, blogger or pundit to make a...

Hooked on the Street - The Forgotten Women of Middlesbrough

Robin Pepper | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK
Robin Pepper

Kate is one of central Middlesbrough's drug addicted, street prostitutes who sells her body for as little as £15. Fellow journalist Jack Gaskarth and I met Kate when out researching one evening. We wanted to find out how and why these woman end up on the streets and explore this via documentary film.

Why I'm Leaving My Job to Start an Online Business

Richard Batt | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Tech
Richard Batt

My resolution this year was to leave my job, which was a very stable job managing a mobile phone shop, and start up my own business online.

Quarter-Season Predictions: The Championship

Matthew Smith | Posted 06.12.2014 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

Who will be celebrating promotion? Usually the relegated sides are the safe option, and had I written this in August, I would most likely have predicted that Wigan, Fulham and Norwich would all be challenging for the top six, all in the top ten, and at least one returning to the promised land of grotesque amounts of TV money...

Utopia: Kraig Wilson's New Photographs

Dr Michael Petry | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Dr Michael Petry

2014 is the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War and to commemorate it Wilson asked the British Army if they would allow him to photograph serving men who are also part of the LGBT community.

If You Can't Shut Up for 60 Seconds, Don't Bother Attending a Football Match

Matthew Smith | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

I think that clubs, not only Boro but all clubs whose fans tried to disrupt the memorials, should work to identify those people involved, and deliver sanctions. Not a life ban, but a short-term ban, maybe four or five games, just to send a message.

Which Is The Best? Rooney's Top 10 Goals (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Sport

He has mastered the lob, the bicycle kick and now the thump. Wayne Rooney's 57.9-yard strike at West Ham on Saturday was the latest addition to the Ma...

Meeting Your Heroes: Foley Is God

Jim Smallman | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Comedy
Jim Smallman

Over the past weekend I have been lucky enough to be supporting professional wrestling legend turned stand-up comedian Mick Foley on tour. This is his third tour of the UK that I've worked on, and I think that I'm now familiar enough with him to consider him a friend.

Children Should Be Targeted 'In The Womb' To Stop Criminality

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Politics

The mayor of Middlesbrough has said children from troubled families should be targeted "in the womb" to stop problems in later life. Echoing Tony B...

The Rafa Rant Returns

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK Sport

Rafael Benítez launched a premeditated attack on the Chelsea fans who despise him and the club for undermining him, after the Blues' 2-0 FA Cup win a...

Stolen Car Crashes Into House, Hurls Nine-Year-Old Across Room

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.04.2013 | UK

A stolen four-by-four vehicle has crashed through the window of a family home, hurling a nine-year-old child across the living room. The red Land R...

Teenage Seriously Injured In Toboggan Accident

PA | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK

A teenager was critically injured in an accident while out sledging. The 16-year-old suffered "life-threatening" head injuries after falling off a ...

The Rise And Rise Of Ukip?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK Politics

The Labour Party may have swept to victory in Thursday's three by-elections but the big political winner of the night was the UK Independence Party (U...

Labour Wins By-Elections.. But Ukip Sees Jump In Votes

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK Politics

Labour is celebrating a clean sweep in three parliamentary by-elections in Rotherham, Middlesbrough and Croydon North. But the celebrations were ma...

Great Premier League Opening Day Matches: Boro 3-3 Liverpool (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK Sport

Middlesbrough's first game of the 1996/97 Premiership season against Liverpool signalled the start of arguably the most exciting yet fruitless campaig...