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Defender keeps faith

Defender keeps faith

Middlesbrough defender Jonathan Woodgate still believes promotion to the Premier League can be achieved this season despite a recent slide down the table.

Boro dropped to ninth following their 2-0 weekend defeat to bottom club Bristol City - their ninth loss in twelve league games since New Year.

"I still believe we can do it, until it's mathematically impossible," Woodgate told BBC Tees. "There's no point playing football if we don't believe in it.

"It will go to the wire, but the most disappointing thing was it was in our hands, when we were around the top at one point and flying," he added. "But I think maybe a bit of complacency came in."

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Writer:Vital Boro
Date:Monday March 11 2013
Time: 10:53AM

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# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Chelsea 38 30 3 5 93 52
2 Spurs 38 26 8 4 86 60
3 Man City 38 23 9 6 78 41
4 Liverpool 38 22 10 6 76 36
5 Arsenal 38 23 6 9 75 33
6 Man Utd 38 18 15 5 69 25
7 Everton 38 17 10 11 61 18
8 Southampton 38 12 10 16 46 -7
9 AFC Bournemouth 38 12 10 16 46 -12
10 WBA 38 12 9 17 45 -8
11 West Ham 38 12 9 17 45 -17
12 Leicester City 38 12 8 18 44 -15
13 Stoke 38 11 11 16 44 -15
14 Crystal Palace 38 12 5 21 41 -13
15 Swansea 38 12 5 21 41 -25
16 Burnley 38 11 7 20 40 -16
17 Watford 38 11 7 20 40 -28
R Hull City 38 9 7 22 34 -43
R Middlesbrough 38 5 13 20 28 -26
R Sunderland 38 6 6 26 24 -40
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