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.
Rob Langham is co-founder of the defiantly non-partisan football league blog, The Two Unfortunates, a website that occasionally strays into covering issues of wider importance. He's 49 and lives in Oxford while retaining his boyhood support of Reading FC. He tweets as @twounfortunates and has written for a number of websites and publications including The Inside Left, When Saturday Comes, In Bed with Maradona, Futbolgrad and The Blizzard as well as being nominated for the Football Supporters' Federation Blogger of the Year Award in 2013.