NEXT UNITED’S MAN OF THE NEXT BIG THINGS, FABIO DA SILVA

Baldi’s Ryan book “Next Big Thing, How Football’s Wonderkids Get Left Behind” tries to sparkle a light on why a portion of the diversion’s remarkable abilities never entirely satisfy their potential, why ability and want alone frequently aren’t sufficient to ‘make it’, and what happens when the stars don’t adjust for these young fellows. Fabio […]

FABIO AND RAFAEL READY TO GO HEAD-HEAD

The da Silva brothers played alongside each other at Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson and David Moyes but now play for opposite teams in Ligue 1. Nantes defender, Fabio da Silva is relishing the prospect of coming up against his twin brother, Rafael da Silva in home and away fixtures in the French Ligue […]

Lazio president dismisses Sergej Milinkovic-Savic exit claim

Lazio president Claudio Lolito has stressed that the club had never put Sergej Milinkovic-Savic up for sale during the summer transfer window. The 23-year-old had been associated with both Chelsea and Manchester United following the summer World Cup but the transfer interest has since faded with Lazio deemed to have placed a £100m price tag […]

LIGUE 1 WELCOME ANOTHER SET OF TWINS

The French top flight will welcome the third set of twins in recent times with the transfer of Fabio da Silva. FC Nantes recently completed the deal for Fabio, who has a twin brother already plying his trade at Olympique Lyonnais. The 28-year old former Manchester United full backs are playing in the same league […]

Championship: Middlesbrough-Leeds Game Snow Threatened

The English Championship clash between Middlesbrough and Leeds United is snow threatened but there are clean up operations underway to ensure the game goes ahead. The operation is to ensure the Riverside Stadium is fit to host the game on Friday despite the weather conditions. Staff of the host side are working hard on the […]

RAFAEL DONATES WAGES TO CHARITY

Reports have emerged saying that former Manchester United defender Rafael da Silva donated his Lyon wages to charity during injury lay-off in his first season. Rafael joined Lyon in 2015 but endured a tough first season with the French club after suffering a hamstring injury and the Lyon defender donated his wages to charity during […]

FABIO DA SILVA LINKED WITH SPORTING CP

The less successful of the Brazilian Da Silva twins Fabio has been linked with a move to Portugal. There were rumours that the defender could move back to his home country Brazil but it seems a move to Portuguese side Sporting CP could happen this summer. However the club does not want to bear the […]

Da Silva believes in promotion chances

Middlesbrough defender Fabio da Silva believes that his team has a great chance of winning promotion back to the Premier League this season. He said that it was a disappointment for the players to have been relegated and that they are looking forward to changing that. He said that the players were quite good at […]

MIDDLESBROUGH FIGHTING IMPORTANT RELEGATION BATTLE

Premier League new boys Middlesbrough are fighting relegation as they try to avoid returning to the second tier at the end of the current season.


They go away to Swansea City who have returned to the dogfight after two straight losses. Both sides are desperate for a victory at the match slated for Liberty Stadium on Sunday.

Middlesbrough have struggled to win games, with their last win coming before Christmas. They have failed to win any of their last eleven games. Of their last seven matches, five have ended in losses. And this might not be different.

Manager Steve Agnew acknowledged this ahead of the game.

“Paul Clement is a very, very good English coach and he’ll have them well organized with creative players going forward. We haven’t scored enough goals. We have to now think of way to create more chances. And converting those chances,”he said.

True, Middlesbrough have struggled to hit the net. They are the lowest scorers in the entire league, barely scoring 20 goals. They barely even create chances at goal. Of the top leagues in Europe, they post the lowest shots on target.

Middlesbrough got their biggest win over the Swans in December, winning 3-0 – the only time they have scored more than two goals this season. The Swans have a decent home record against small sides. They are the favourites to win this one.

Ahead of the game, Fabio da Silva returns after falling sick during the Man United clash. Bernardo Espinosa is available for the clash as he was not 100 percent fine for the United game. Most of the team’s players are fit for the game. Dani Ayala limped off during the Stoke game but he has returned to training and might feature for a few minutes. Cristhian Stuani has recovered but he might be rested after arriving from South America this week. Calum Chambers and George Friend are ruled out as Boro fight for survival.