Views from the HolgateNov 03, 2023
Episode 20: Unbelievable U-Turn leads to Play-Off Possibility?
In this latest episode of the Views from the Holgate podcast, Dom delves into Boro's recent good run of form that ended in the team's 2-0 loss to Stoke at the weekend. He also dives into the possibility it could turn into a positive season for Michael Carrick's men and what the ex-Man United midfielder could do to make sure his side reach their potential.
Episode 19: Winless Worries and Cheerio Chuba
The 2023/24 season is here and so is the VFTH podcast. In the latest episode, Dom chats all things Middlesbrough after Chuba Akpom's move to Ajax is confirmed. Now, where do Boro stand with their squad and how should they improve it? Also, lets predict the season in the later part of the podcast!
Episode 18: Middlesbrough FC 2022/23 Season Review
In this episode, Dom review's Boro's loss to Coventry in the play offs as well as reflecting on the season as a whole and the impact of Michael Carrick's arrival on Teesside. He also reviews the preseason predictions he made in episode 13.
Episode 17: Huddersfield humbling and Akpom's ascent
In this episode of the VftH podcast, we look back on Boro's 4-2 loss to Huddersfield, at the hands of former boss Neil Warnock. We also preview Good Friday's battle with table-topping Burnley as well as profile Boro's 25-goal man Chuba Akpom who's meteoric rise this season seems to have no end in sight.
Episode 16: Automatic anxiety after Baggies blow
In the latest episode of the VftH podcast, we disect the 2-0 loss at the Hawthorns as West Bromwich Albion put a dent in Middlesbrough's hopes of pipping Sheffield United to a place in the top two. There are still plenty of games to go, however, so should we not be writing Boro off in February? We will also look ahead to the return of Paul Ince to the Riverside as Reading are the next visitors to Teesside.
Episode 15: Wait for first win goes on as the transfer window enters final week for Boro
Two very different displays for Boro both had the same winless outcome for Chris Wilder's side as he now looks to the weekend's fixture with Swansea to try and secure his first 3 points of the season. Can this week's signings; Rodrigo Muniz and Matthew Clarke help in that aim? We discuss this and more in this week's episode of the Views from the Holgate podcast.
Episode 14: Wilder's season starting woes & can Matthew Hoppe-wire Boro's campaign?
Middlesbrough have started the 22/23 season at a snail's pace, but the VftH podcast is back to review the first two matches of the season to see if there are any positives for fellow Smoggies to take forward as Sheffield United visit the Riverside Stadium on Sunday. The performances of Chuba Akpom on his return as well as possible signings of Matthew Hoppe and others are discussed. Follow us on our socials here! https://linktr.ee/vftholgate
Episode 13: 2022/23 Championship Predictions and is it Tata to Tav?
The season is finally here! But trust Boro to overshadow the new season with some bad news as stories surrounding Marcus Tavernier's future have been circulating. Could Middlesbrough's #7 really be off to the south coast for just £12m? In this episode Dom addresses the rumours and any doubters on Tavernier who still seem to follow wherever the young midfielder goes. In the pod we also give our predictions for the 22/23 championship table as well as Boro's end of season awards.
Episode 12: Offseason chatter, Is Gyok the guy & Spence sale update
In the latest episode of the VftH podcast, host Dom Brown discusses the latest goings on in the world of Middlesbrough Football Club. After the last instalment, Boro's place in the EFL Championship for the 2022/23 season was confirmed and one of the first things that must be sorted out on Teesside is the future of star loanee Djed Spence as his future could determine the summer window and the whole season by proxy. Dom also debates the pros and cons of one of Boro's biggest transfer rumours this summer, that of Victor Gyokeres.
Episode 11: Boro's Final Play-Off Push and Previewing Preston
In this final episode of the 2021/22 regular season, Dom review's the wins over Cardiff City and Stoke City which have left Middlesbrough with a puncher's chance of making it into the Championship play-offs, but they need results to go their way on this last game of the season. We review Boro's last match with Preston and also the permutations of other matches which must go in their favour.
Episode 10: Critiquing Chris Widler's Tenure and How Will Boro's Season Play Out?
The Podcast is back for 2022! With host Dom Brown he assesses the great job that Chris Wilder has done since taking over Middlesbrough in November 2021 and looks ahead to the rest of the season to just how well he believes Boro can do this season.
Episode Nine: Boro hold Hornets and trumped by Cherries - an Easter review
Dom is joined by Alex for this podcast where they review Middlesbrough's recent results in the side's bid for a spot in the Championship's play-off spot. A loss on Good Friday followed by a comeback on Easter Monday saw Boro sit nine points away from sixth place, all but meaning Neil Warnock's men won't be taking part in the post-season competition in England's second tier. With 5th placed Barnsley upcoming this weekend, the guys profile the game and if Boro come back from the dead to gatecrash the play offs.
Episode Eight: Consecutive Clean Sheets and Stick or Twist with Boro's Squad
In the latest installment of the podcast, Dom, Mitch and Alex are back to discuss the last fortnight of Boro action which saw Neil Warnock's men lose just once - and a highly contentious one at that, against Swansea. The guys also look ahead to next season and assess the current squad, and which positions they would chose to upgrade on and those they think are set.
Episode Seven: Warnock Gibson crunch talks and Fletcher's contract fiasco
Dom, Mitch and Alex are back together again for another podcast. They cover the past two weeks in Middlesbrough Football Club, including taking four points from a possible nine as well as news of surrounding Ashley Fletcher possibly running his contract down on Teesside, Neil Warnock's comments on Chuba Akpom's arrival at the club and the Boro boss' own future at the Riverside Stadium as he heads for talks with Steve Gibson this week.
Episode Six: Terriers defeated and VAR in the EFL?
The VFTH podcast this week dives into the most recent Boro result, a 2-1 win over Huddersfield Town, and assesses how Neil Warnock's side performed to win their first game in five. Dom, joined again by Mitch and Alex, dives into the refereeing debate in the Championship as Boro suffer from another poor refereeing decision, as Paddy McNair could face a three match suspension. The guys also look ahead to the Red Army's next fixture, a tie with Reading and a trip to the Madjeski Stadium.
Episode Five: Assessing Assombalonga and Boro's Transfer Deadline Day
In this episode, Dom is joined by fellow Boro fans Mitch Taylor and Alex Royal to discuss Middlesbrough's transfer business over the January window and what could happen on Deadline Day. They also look forward to Boro's next fixture as well as looking back over captain Britt Assombalonga's time at the club, as he is widely assumed to be leaving the club before the transfer window closes.
Episode Four: Bausor’s Boro Future and Realistic Transfer Targets
Episode Three: Reviewing the 'season' and previewing Woodgate's agenda for the summer
In what is a very uncertain time for all, join Dom Brown in reflecting over Boro's season so far, and how the recent victory over Charlton Athletic will take on a completely new light, should the 2019/20 season not continue. Looking ahead, also, Dom assesses how the squad could look differently next season, with the need for recruitment as well as retaining some of the players already on staff. Subscribe to the podcast, share it with a mate and please remember to keep safe. Up the Boro.
Injuries pile up for Middlesbrough and is it Jonathan Woodgate’s fault for a lack of goals?
The Sky Bet Championhip table does not make happy reading for fans of Middlesbrough, but Dom is back none-the-less to try and decipher why Boro's season is turning out to be one of the worst in recent memory. Is Jonathan Woodgate somewhat to blame for his side's ineptitudes infront of goal this season? Why is the squad so thread bare? And how can Boro beat Queens Park Rangers this weekend? Dom strives to find these answers, as well as look for any positives to take into the Winter period.
Views from the Holgate: Brentford Breakdown and Which Crew for Crewe?
Dom is back for another Boro focussed pod. The backlash from the 1-0 los to Brentford and looking ahead to the Carabao Cup match is on the agenda today.
Just a correction on what was on the pod. Boro won 93 of their 184 games between 2014 and 2019 in the Championship - for a winning percentage of 50.54%! #UTB