It’s been a long season for Middlesbrough so far with them struggling for form and continually looking over their shoulder at the relegation places.
As things stand, they are safe in 20th place but are only three points above the drop zone with Stoke City looking to be one of the sides aiming to make up the gap.
Clearly, it’s not gone particularly well for Jonathan Woodgate so far in his first role as a senior manager and fans will hope that in the second half of the season things will turn around.
We reach the halfway point in the campaign after the weekend’s set of games but Paddy McNair won’t play a part in that or the two after as he is banned – as the club have confirmed:
— Middlesbrough FC (@Boro) December 18, 2019
Fans have reacted to this news on social media, then, and it seems as though few are really surprised by the outcome:
Surprised they didn't extend it
— Hazel Clay (@HazelClay) December 18, 2019
Was a sending off don't understand how anyone can complain
— Oliver Haley (@Oliverhh96) December 18, 2019
— Chris (@_ChrisPettitt) December 18, 2019
Make the daft get do double sessions on Xmas day and spend Boxing Day in the kids zone at the game.
— Boro Knicks (@BoroKnicks) December 18, 2019
No time off. Same with Browne. In training at match days etc
— Steven Wallace (@stewallace86) December 18, 2019
Now there’s a surprise
— philip stone (@smoggie1) December 18, 2019
Some of our players are so naive, once again backs to walls for us boro fans we ain't out of danger yet .UTB
— Anthony Braithwaite (@AnthonyBraithw7) December 18, 2019
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