|Boro's McManus Linked Again|
Tuesday, 31st Jan 2012 15:38 by 0
Town could make a late move for Middlesbrough centre-half Stephen McManus, according to reports in the North-East, although we understand no bid has yet been lodged. The 29-year-old turned down a loan move to the Blues in the summer of 2009 when a Celtic player and was linked with a switch to Portman Road earlier in the month.
Lanark-born McManus, who is seen more as a back-up than a first choice at Boro at present, came through the youth ranks at Celtic, making his senior debut in the 2003/04 season.
He made 204 starts and three sub appearances for the Bhoys, scoring 20 goals, and captained the side before joining Boro initially on loan in January 2010, signing on permanently the following summer for £1.5 million.
He has made 56 starts and five sub appearances for the Teessiders, scoring twice. With Scotland, 6ft 2in tall McManus has won 26 caps, scoring two goals.
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|casanovacrow added 15:40 - Jan 31|
Good player ...but will he end up at Huddersfield? lol
|Bezzer added 15:41 - Jan 31|
Please no. No better than what we have, would be desperation.
|StuartBrett8 added 15:41 - Jan 31|
Brilliant... hopefully Mowbray will do us a favour :)
|Sindre94 added 15:41 - Jan 31|
Decent player, wouldnt mind him.
Quality leader and would do us very good, but I really doubt we'll get him
|Drew added 15:42 - Jan 31|
Decent enough I guess.
|boltzak added 15:45 - Jan 31|
Get him, beattie and butcher in their 40s would be better then the clowns we have got at the moment!
|BossMan added 15:45 - Jan 31|
Not good enough for Boro and not good enough for us
|geg1992 added 15:45 - Jan 31|
Much better than what we currently have in Smith, sign him up!
|Punchless added 15:46 - Jan 31|
The clock is running down and boy don't Evans, Jewell and Clegg know it, if true it smacks of desperation!
Come 11pm all this madness will be over.....................thank goodness!
|Keaneish added 15:48 - Jan 31|
This is a no brainer for me, been saying it for weeks. You pull this and tge Pompey deal off town management, the future is a great deal rosier. You don't, we're properly fooked!
|casanovacrow added 15:50 - Jan 31|
Properly fooked it is then
|Surco72 added 15:51 - Jan 31|
I think McManus is a good player and adds something in attacking set pieces also would be ideal alongside Pearce ,but as normal we will end up with nothing more likely .
Upson and Bramble on loan and get Wright back from Palace as the centre backs look poor as they are constantly covering to weak defending full backs
|Hally543 added 15:57 - Jan 31|
Better than what we have
|mightytown added 16:00 - Jan 31|
agree with keanish. mcmanus and pearce will do just fine.
|bigolconnor added 16:03 - Jan 31|
It doesn't really matter if they are better or worse than what we already have as we only have smith, Delaney and sonko. All applications are welcome. Actually having said that. I would rather the youths than buy crud.
|scooterblue added 16:05 - Jan 31|
desperation time folks.
|Infineteregress added 16:11 - Jan 31|
Would be worth getting even if it were just on loan til end of the season.
|algarvefan added 16:15 - Jan 31|
|cornishnick added 16:20 - Jan 31|
Desperation? yes, but who cares? Better than we've got
|Pettitt10 added 16:30 - Jan 31|
i like McManus would make a good captain!
|tractorboy2434 added 16:32 - Jan 31|
Yeh right, the operative word here is COULD, we could have done lots of things but have'nt actually done anything, Portman Road should be renamed, the BUPA Care Homes Stadium, run by the 3 stooges and the rest of the muppets.
|poggie added 16:51 - Jan 31|
Just like to see us sign a defender ... any defender (within reason, obviously) ... preferably in the next half hour before i set off to watch the match ... would be nice to be heading up the A12 with something to be optimistic about ... coz i'm not feeling too confident that we'll get the result we need on the pitch tonight!!
|WoodfordTim added 17:08 - Jan 31|
Could Russell Osman do a job for us? A lot of transfer activity being completed today by other clubs. Wonder why we have persisted all this time in trying to get the Portsmouth trio? And still apparently trying. Maybe there is still a deal to be done?
|alfromcol added 17:32 - Jan 31|
Likely to be a loan move after 11pm
|robdaful added 19:02 - Jan 31|
I think he'd be good.
Sign him up.
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