Middlesbrough’s finances show they’re still acclimatising

THE suspension of top level football may just save Middlesbrough from relegation to League One, but the club’s finances are still in recovery mode. Middlesbrough’s revenues for 2018-19, their last year of parachute payments from the Premier, fell from £ 62 million to £ 55.6 million, a drop of some 11% on 2017-18. To counter […]

John Neal’s reign underlined the value of patience

John Neal came across as a decent man. Honest, earnest and an old-fashioned, no-nonsense football person. But in the modern era, Neal would never have got the chance to change Chelsea’s fortunes. Two lack lustre campaigns and he would have been out of the Stamford Bridge revolving door. But in his third season in charge […]