Middlesbrough defeated ScunthorpeUnited 3-0 as both sides clash.

Coach Garry Monk has been focusing on building a decent team that can challenge for games in the rigorous Championship since taking over. The fans got an evidence of work done so far as they cruised past the second round of the Carabao Cup.

Despite losing to Nottingham Forest over the weekend, the team shrugged off the defeat to play impressive football against United. Monk made nine changes to the side that lost against Forest but they played very well, especially Lewis Baker and Ashley Fletcher. Grant Leadbitter proved that the club would miss him if he eventually leaves the club.

Leadbitter, AdamaTraore and Fabio da Silva can feature in any Championship side. They showed this with their display as they started the game. Daniel Ayala also played since the Wolves opening day affair. Marcus Tavernier, Connor Roberts and substitute Lewis Wing also featured. Continue reading BORO DOWN SCUNTHORPE UNITED 3-0

Da Silva ready for new season

Middlesbrough defender Fabio da Silva said that he is excited for the new season in the Championship.

He said that it was a disappointment for the team to be relegated and that he wants to help the team get back in the Premier League.

He said that he has been preparing himself psychologically well for the new season and that he feels he is ready for the new season.

He admitted that things would not be easy in the Championship as the game is much more physical, but he will have to be ready for it. He believes that this is the same thing with all the other players and that they will want to prove that they can perform in difficult conditions. Continue reading Da Silva ready for new season

Middlesbrough’s Steve Agnew is certain that his team can avoid relegation

The head coach of Middlesbrough, Steve Agnew is confident that despite his squad has recently went through a string of 16 unsuccessful matches where they had to settle with either a loss or a defeat but no actual victories.

This start of 2017 has not been a memorable one for the Premier League side Middlesbrough as their only victory so far was against Sunderland in a match that was played on April 26 and a lonely goal from Marten de Roon was enough for Middlesbrough to secure their very first Premier League victory of 2017 which they have struggled so much to do in this season.

“I’m confident, it’s not only three points that bring you closer to the rest, but if results go our way elsewhere, it will bring pressure elsewhere. The players were good and buoyant this morning. They understand the disappointment and frustration of the other night, but they’re looking forward to the game’’

“I think there’s no points target other than the game tomorrow. That’s everything we’ve spoken about Burnley and we aren’t looking further than that.” Continue reading Middlesbrough’s Steve Agnew is certain that his team can avoid relegation


Manchester United were finally able to rise from the sixth position after months there.

They defeated Middlesbrough 3-1 away to begin the race for a top four finish this term. The game is also one that shows some areas striker Marcus Rashford would have to develop in to truly reach world class status.

Boro has Coach Steve Agnew in charge after the club fired AitorKaranka. The team hosted Jose Mourinho’s men, dominating possession but nothing little with it. The results helps the Red Devils move past Arsenal and Everton into fifth place and allows them compete with Liverpool for a top four finish, especially with their outstanding games.

Agnew made four changes to the squad that would host United. After United scored in the first 30 minutes of the game, it was a race against history. United have not lost a Premier League since August 2015 after scoring first.

Ashley Young had sent the cross that reached MarouaneFellainiwho nodded the ball past goalkeeper Victor Valdes, brushing off Fabio da Silva and Ben Gibson. Jesse Lingard won the Man of the Man award for his stunning display. Continue reading LINGARD SCORES AMAZING STRIKE AGAINST ‘BROUGH


Fabio Da Silva joined Boro from Cardiff City for an undisclosed transfer fee.

The Brazilian has come to an agreement with Middlesbrough on a two-year contract at the Riverside having agreed on personal terms and being successful in the medical tests.

The 22-year old had left just a year contract with former side, Cardiff and was left out of the Bluebirds’ matchday squad for the opening day draw at Birmingham.

Fabio, who played for Brazil national team twice 2011, spent the 2012/13 season on loan at Queens Park Rangers before moving to Cardiff in January 2014 following his failure to make it to the first team in Manchester United.

The right-back featured 68 times during his two-and-a-half years at Cardiff City, finding the net once during a 3-1 defeat to Middlesbrough at the Riverside in Championship last season.

Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka was busy in the transfer market during the summer and Fabio was the 10th new arrival ahead of their ongoing Premier League campaign. Continue reading FABIO moves to boro ON AN UNDISCLOSED FEE

Aitor Karanka appreciates Mourinho for Improvement in his game

Aitor Karanka says had he not worked under Mourinho, he might never have transformed himself from a coach to a manager because of his doubts and fears.

As per Karanka, during his time as a player, the way managers operated; the troubles they had to deal with, it got him to get a little afraid of that profession and he thought it invites worries and tension only. He was not eager to take it up himself.

He was cool with the coaching profession because it only involves the game side of things and teaching the game to the emerging kids or the teenagers seemed enjoyable to him, but, not management as it’s not only about teaching the game, but, various other things as well.

However, as he listened more and more to his boss at Bernabeu and saw him work with the Blancos, he started thinking if he could give himself a go in management too as it might not be as troublesome as his perception.

Karanka’s union with Mourinho also happened unexpectedly. When the Spaniard got the message that Madrid was seeking a time for a meeting with him as their new Portuguese manager had suggested his name as a coach, he laughed at it. Continue reading Aitor Karanka appreciates Mourinho for Improvement in his game

Fabio Da Silva Joins Middlesbrough on a Two-Year Contract

Middlesbrough have signed former Manchester United defender Fabio Da Silva from Cardiff City and this move strengthens their defence quite significantly.

Even though da Silva was not able to claim a first-team spot at United, he gained a reputation for being one of the prolific when it came to attack. As a Brazilian left back, it was not surprising to see Da Silva follow in the footsteps of Roberto Carlos. However, he has not been able to successfully advocate this method in British football where defenders are meant to be conservative. Yet, it has been a good couple of years forDa Silva.

His progress on the pitch has been marked by the move to Middlesbrough, who had just returned to the Premier League after an absence of more than five years from the top flight. The club has been one of the busiest in the transfer window and they have brought in as much as nine players already.AitorKaranka has just completed his 10th signing in the form of Fabio Da Silva. It remains to be seen if this will complete Middlesbrough’s activity in the transfer market especially with a couple of weeks still left. Incidentally, Middlesbrough have offered at the defender only a two-year contract.
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Turkish club Galatasaray are reported to be stepping up their interest in getting long term Reds player Lucas Leiva. The long serving midfielder was set to leave the club after falling in the ranks under coach Jurgen Klopp but in a surprising twist Klopp is now reported to be interested in keeping the player.

The player is currently recovering from hamstring problem he sustained and was recently pictured running again at the club’s training camp in Saint Louis. Leiva played in the first season of Klopp’s coaching but was believed to be ready to leave the club finally, despite being seen in high regard by the coach. Reports now say Klopp doesn’t want the Brazilian to leave Anfield and the player himself has not handed in a transfer request. Continue reading GALATASARAY WANT LEIVA

Fabio Da Silva Finds His Success In His Trainees

Most footballers who retire usually look forward to continuing in coaching careers.

Fabio da Silva is one such player who looks forward to coaching future generations who will then move on to greater heights and achievements. Fabio, who is 42 years of age, has been coaching football and he has been doing so for the last 12 years. He is part of the Meridian Junior College, where he has helped the boys to win about eight titles till date.

Between the four coaches, William Chua, Fabio da Silva, Kok Mun Wai and Adrian Chong, there are almost seven decades of experience in coaching different football teams in Singapore. They have been instrumental in helping their respective teams win about 60 titles nationally. They swear by the one thing that assures success and that is hard work. Fabio talks about how it is like to grow up in Rio de Janeiro, where every lane has kids playing football. He stated that he had the same dream as every other Brazilian boy; to become a footballer professionally and be able to travel the world. That dream came true for him when he signed up for Desportiva FC, a local club. This he achieved at the age of 15. He received his first offer to play for Police FC in Singapore in 1995.

Continue reading Fabio Da Silva Finds His Success In His Trainees

After failing to snatch a top 5 spot, Russell Slade’s future is uncertain

Cardiff City was unable to secure a position in the top 6 spots of the English League Championship and now Russell Slade is being rumored of getting sacked from coaching Cardiff City as fans have voiced their desire to see Craig Bellamy take charge and replace Slade in the managerial position of the club.

The Championship play-offs is out of the reach of Cardiff City and Russell Slade stated that he has done everything in his power to help push the team to the highest possible position in the 2nd tier English League.

“I am an honest person. I can look in the mirror and know I have done my best that might not be good enough for some people.” Cardiff City’s Russell Slade said.

Russell Slade’s contract with Cardiff City expires at the end of the season, more specifically after the final match of the season on May 7 when Cardiff City faces off with Birmingham City.

During the final stages of the English League Championship, Cardiff City consistently dropped points and this has angered and disappointed them at the same time as the club had a genuine chance of sealing a Championship play-off position but after a number of underwhelming results, Cardiff City won’t be able to snatch a top 6 spot and now his managerial position is at risk.

Cardiff City’s first league match of April was against Derby County and they claimed a 2-1 triumph but from there on out, things started to fall apart as Cardiff City lost against Fulham, Brentford and Sheffield Wednesday while drawing with QPR. Continue reading After failing to snatch a top 5 spot, Russell Slade’s future is uncertain