Vital Football

Latest Middlesbrough FC News

Departure best for all - Mowbray

Departure best for all - Mowbray

Manager Tony Mowbray admitted midfielder Kevin Thomson had been very unfortunate with injuries after leaving Middlesbrough by mutual consent with still eighteen months remaining on his contract.

The 28-year-old originally cost Boro £2m when arriving from Rangers in July 2010 as part of former manager Gordon Strachan's extensive raid on his homeland. Australian international striker Scott McDonald, together with Scottish counterparts Barry Robson, Stephen McManus and Kris Boyd, also headed south of the border.

But Thomson went on to fail to score a competitive goal for the Teessiders and significantly never managed a consistent run in the first-team due to a series of niggling injuries.

"We wish Kevin well in his future career," Mowbray told the Evening Gazette. "It's a shame but it just didn't work out for him at Middlesbrough. He couldn't get a long run in the side due to injury after injury.

"Unfortunately, he wasn't able to get the opportunity to show what he could do over a long period of time," he added. "So the club and the player have collectively taken the decision that it's best for all concerned if he moves on."

Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:Vital Boro
Date:Friday February 1 2013
Time: 7:11PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital F1 - Blog: Spa Preview

Login to post a comment

Recent Middlesbrough Articles

Fulham v Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough bid for a place in the third round of the League Cup when travelling to Fulham this evening (kick-off 7.45pm).

League Cup Ball Numbers Known (24/8/16)

With the second round ties now all but done and dusted, clubs have been allocated ball numbers for the League Cup third round draw later this evening.

Boro set for changes

Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka was expected to make changes for the EFL Cup second round tie at Fulham on Wednesday evening.

League Cup Round 3 Draw Wednesday Evening

The draw for round three of this year's League Cup competition will take place at around 9.45-10pm on Wednesday evening following the Accrington Stanley v Burnley tie.

Archived Vital Boro Articles

Vital Boro articles from

Site Journalists

Maccarone
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Aitor Karanka is the right appointment?
Suggested By: Vital Boro
Yes82%
No18%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Man City 2 2 0 0 6 4
2 Man Utd 2 2 0 0 6 4
3 Hull City 2 2 0 0 6 3
4 Chelsea 2 2 0 0 6 2
5 Everton 2 1 1 0 4 1
6 Middlesbrough 2 1 1 0 4 1
7 Spurs 2 1 1 0 4 1
8 Burnley 2 1 0 1 3 1
9 WBA 2 1 0 1 3 0
10 West Ham 2 1 0 1 3 0
11 Liverpool 2 1 0 1 3 -1
12 Swansea 2 1 0 1 3 -1
13 Arsenal 2 0 1 1 1 -1
14 Watford 2 0 1 1 1 -1
15 Leicester City 2 0 1 1 1 -1
16 Southampton 2 0 1 1 1 -2
17 Stoke 2 0 1 1 1 -3
18 Sunderland 2 0 0 2 0 -2
19 Crystal Palace 2 0 0 2 0 -2
20 AFC Bournemouth 2 0 0 2 0 -3
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Middlesbrough  Results (view all)

Middlesbrough  Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.diggerman71
2.david11