Financing the Boro
A quick nod in the direction of my fellow Unfortunate Mike Baker and an important post he has contributed to his own site, SmogBlog; a trailblazer of the footballing blogosphere. Having previously surveyed the financial fortunes (or lack of) of, among others, Portsmouth and Sheffield Wednesday on this site, Middlesbrough are another with an expensive, extensive Premier League wage legacy to account for and which must now come under scrutiny. Despite last night’s vital 2-1 win over Derby and despite the departure to Nottingham Forest of flop of the season, Kris Boyd, you don’t need a degree in Econometrics from the University of Teesside to speculate that the books may be toppling a bit down at the Riverside. Here, Mike digs deeper.