Boro wanna go away
The wife of Middlesbrough skipper Gary O’Neil called for her husband’s side to keep up their poor form so that she can go on holiday. Donna O’Neil is concerned that a late resurgence under Gordon Strachan could see the club qualify for the play-offs and ruin her sunbathing plans.
Following the defeat to Cardiff earlier this month, she wrote: “holidays soon… please keep losing no play-offs xxx.”
Boro are currently six points adrift of the play-off places, so the deposit seems safe for now! O’Neil’s agent, Eric Walters, said the comments should not be taken seriously.
He told The Sun: “It was a light-hearted comment on an internet site. It was not meant to be taken seriously and in no way reflects Gary’s commitment to Middlesbrough’s promotion push.”