Former Middlesbrough midfielder Ray Parlour has spoken out positively about his time at the club and in the city.
When talking about his time with Middlesbrough, Parlour told talkSPORT: “I loved it, it was fantastic to live up there for a couple of years; great people, nice surroundings, it was great”, with those quotes shared on Twitter by @GazetteBoro.
'When I signed for Middlesbrough I made sure I moved up there. You can’t keep coming backwards and forwards and I loved it, it was fantastic to live up there for a couple of years; great people, nice surroundings, it was great'https://t.co/TYj39YN6Qd pic.twitter.com/0uOLPvwtRF
— Gazette Boro (@GazetteBoro) September 5, 2019
The 10-cap England international, who has been nicknamed ‘the Romford Pele‘, came to ‘Boro on a free transfer from Arsenal in 2004 and was a member of the squad that reached the UEFA Cup final in 2006, although he did not play in the 0-4 defeat to Sevilla in Eindhoven.
He made 58 appearances in two and a half seasons at the Riverside Stadium before being released from his contract in January 2007, going on to have a brief stint at Hull to finish out his professional career.
These Middlesbrough fans on Twitter were appreciative of Parlour’s reflections on his ‘Boro days:
Loads of respect for @RealRomfordPele. Doesn’t have a bad word to say about his time with us. Top bloke.
— Harro (@TheEightball80) September 5, 2019
— Neilos (@neil_dyball) September 6, 2019
Always gave his all and was brilliant with the fans. Looking forward to reading the book
— Jen Hayton (@JenniferHayton_) September 5, 2019
— Smoggie till i die (@Simonthesmoggie) September 5, 2019
Well said!! Always liked the Romford Pele
— James Huskinson (@cheekyborolad) September 5, 2019
Nice one Ray @RealRomfordPele
— Simon Brown (@strumminsimon) September 5, 2019
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