UK time is: 02:17:12
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Defender winning over fans

Middlesbrough full-back Justin Hoyte believes he is finally beginning to win over his critics at the Riverside.

The 27-year-old former Arsenal defender who re-signed for the club in the summer netted a terrific opener in the latest victory over Sheffield Wednesday on Friday evening.

"I think I am winning the critics over now," Hoyte told the Evening Gazette. "I know some people in the crowd didn't like me and they made that known and yes, you hear it yourself or you get told about it or they say things on twitter or whatever, but you can't let it get to you. I didn't let it affect my game at all.

"All you can do is perform the best you can," he promised. "If I am doing that and if the team is playing well and winning then it's job done and I am not too bothered if some people are unhappy."

London-born Hoyte is rapidly closing in on 150 games for the Teessiders since joining them in a 3m deal from the Gunners just over four years ago.

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Vital Boro Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday November 15 2012

Time: 3:04PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Middlesbrough Articles

Boro aim to press on at top (Friday December 19 2014)

Skipper warns of tough test (Friday December 19 2014)

Boro have the desire (Thursday December 18 2014)

Boro earning respect (Monday December 15 2014)

Best yet for Karanka (Saturday December 13 2014)

Boro defeat leaders (Saturday December 13 2014)

Stats: Middlesbrough v Derby County (Saturday December 13 2014)

Boro take on leaders (Friday December 12 2014)

Karanka targets repeat (Friday December 12 2014)

Archived Middlesbrough Articles

List All Vital Boro Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. diggerman 177

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Bournemouth 21 11 6 4 +20 39
2. Middlesbrough 21 11 6 4 +20 39
3. Derby County 21 11 5 5 +17 38
4. Ipswich 21 10 8 3 +12 38
5. Brentford 21 11 4 6 +7 37
6. Watford 21 10 5 6 +15 35
7. Norwich 21 9 6 6 +11 33

Breaking League News

Malky Mackay Speaks About The 'Football Truce'
Wigan : 19/12/2014 23:50:00
The Derby Preview
Norwich : 19/12/2014 23:22:00
What The Bosses Say - Latics v Rotherham United
Wigan : 19/12/2014 22:47:00
Early Team News - Latics v Rotherham United
Wigan : 19/12/2014 22:17:00
Millwall : 19/12/2014 21:39:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Aitor Karanka is the right appointment?
Suggested By:  Vital Boro
Yes 79%
No 21%