Middlesbrough end of term report: Star pupil, attendance, worst behaved and more...

Middlesbrough's season ended in frustration after blowing the chance to secure a play-off spot, but there were plenty of promise to be found in the 2018/19 campaign too.

Tuesday, 14th May 2019, 14:54 pm
End of term report card

Here's Middlesbrough end of term report card for the 2018/19 campaign...

An average of 23,000 supporters in a 34,000 capacity stadium each week isn't ideal. Still, not bad compared to the likes of Blackurn Rovers!
Aden Flint at 7m from Bristol City was a steal, and John Obi Mikel was a lovely mid-season addition. A goalscorer would have been nice too, though.
Close, agonisingly close to a play-off spot. One point, in fact. A fine effort, but ultimately not good enough from Boro this time around.

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The Carabao Cup run was excellent, as the side made it to the quarter-finals. The 4th round FA Cup exit to Newport County was slightly less impressive.
Tony Pulis boss has turned Boro into a disciplined and well oiled machine, and he's been a charismatic figure throughout the campaign.
A stellar season from the 30-year-old, who helped his side keep their rock solid defence. A real leader on the field, too.
He's been a rock at the back, but boy! Ten yellow cards and two reds definitely means it's detention for the former Liverpool man.
He did manage to bag a handful of goals, but the 23-year-old is still far from the formidable goal threat Boro fans had hoped for.
The England U21 international has a very bright future ahead of him, and his mature defensive performances really stood out in his breakthrough season.