Vital Football

Latest Middlesbrough FC News

Reality check from Mowbray

Reality check from Mowbray

Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray has warned supporters to be realistic over their expectations regarding summer targets.

Mowbray and his scouting team are already trawling across several European leagues searching for potential new recruits for next season.

He will check through available free transfers from the lower leagues in France, Spain, Belgium and Holland, although his most notable acquisition could still actually come in the form of a loan player.

"A lot of lads wait for me outside after games and give me names of players they'd like me to sign," Mowbray told the Northern Echo. "Yet the harsh reality of it is, we would all like to sign a, in an extreme example, Wayne Rooney or a Robin van Persie, and yet we can't.

"Some of the names might be Championship players this year and yet the reality is we can't go and prize certain players away from clubs even though we might like to," he continued. "Some of the targets people have in mind are just unrealistic. Do they want to come here? How much money are they on? How much will they cost? All this has to come into it."

Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:Vital Boro
Date:Friday May 3 2013
Time: 10:26PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Middlesbrough Articles

Monk promises of more to come

Manager Garry Monk says there is plenty more to come from his Middlesbrough side.

Fulham 1 Middlesbrough 1

Middlesbrough earned themselves a 1-1 draw against Fulham after a couple of very late goals at Craven Cottage.

The Teessiders went behind when substitute Aboubakar Kamara headed in Ryan Sessegnon's 86th minute corner, although summer recruit Cyrus Christie rescued them a point a couple of minutes later.

Midfielder Lewis Baker saw a couple of early efforts for the visitors, the second of those turned over by goalkeeper David Button, whose opposite number Darren Randolph prevented Ol

Stats: Fulham v Middlesbrough

All the stats from Fulham (1) vs (1) Middlesbrough, Craven Cottage, Sat 23rd Sep 3.00pm Att: 20,718

Team Line-Ups: Fulham v Middlesbrough

Team line-ups for Fulham v Middlesbrough at Craven Cottage (kick-off 3.00pm).

Archived Vital Boro Articles

Vital Boro articles from

Site Journalists

Maccarone
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Was Garry Monk the right appointment?
Suggested By: Vital Boro
Yes76%
No24%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Middlesbrough  Results (view all)

Middlesbrough  Fixtures (view all)

Write for Vital Football