Wednesday, March 14, 2007

ex boro boss resigns from danish side odense

now how about that for a headline? capturing both the boro readers, okay reader, and the danish readers. and yet, there's a scottish element thrown in too. feel free to offer me a job 'the sun'.

bruce rioch has just resigned from the danish side odense. here.

bruce will be forever remembered as the manager to pull the boro through liquidation in 1986 - ever wondered why that year was on our badge? got this from wikipedia, yes i know...

He was appointed as manager of Middlesbrough in February 1986 and his first success in management came in 1987 when he guided Middlesbrough to runners-up spot in the Third Division and promotion to the Second Division at the end of a season which had started with them locked out of Ayresome Park by the official receiver and on the verge of bankruptcy. A year later they won a second successive promotion, this time as winners of the Second Division promotion/First Division relegation playoffs. However, Middlesbrough found it difficult to adjust to the pace of top flight football and spent all season fighting a relegation battle which was lost on the last day of the season. He was sacked the following March as the Teessiders hovered just above the Second Division drop zone.

and here's the scottish element; the auld boro boss beat tony mowbray's (an auld boro player come manager in europe) hibernian side 1 - 0 last july. here.

so there you go; i got to talk about sport, the boro, scottish teams, a danish side and link them altogether. where's the beer?

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