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WINTERS WORLD FEATURING BACK ON THE ROAD TO WATCH MIDDLESBROUGH AND RANGERS
Steve Gibson has once again to be applauded for his continued financial backing of Boro...

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KARANKA NOW HAS THE MIDDLESBROUGH SQUAD HE WANTED
Now comes his biggest test and hopefully the last two weeks on the training ground have taught him his best team and best tactics...

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HOW THE REFEREE SHOULD HAVE CONTROLLED MIDDLESBROUGH v READING
Mind you, Boro are a darn site more at ease with the manager's wishes than Manchester United's squad seem to be...

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WINTERS WORLD FEATURING CUP TIES AND BORO TRYING TO GET THE SHEFFIELD DEBACLE OUT OF THEIR SYSTEM
Boro finally eased to what appeared a comfortable victory over in form Preston but the scoreline didn't really reflect the game...

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WINTER'S WORLD WEEKEND REVIEW: MAJOR TALKING POINTS AT CHELSEA AND MANCHESTER UNITED GAMES
A speight of early goals but also more questionable refereeing decisions!!

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MIDDLESBROUGH MANAGER IS VERY SINGLE MINDED BUT SO ARE THE SUPPORTERS
Boro supporters who should know better were totally bemused by the no-show and total capitulation at the Riverside on Saturday afternoon...

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WINTER'S WORLD WEEKEND REVIEW: MAJOR TALKING POINTS AT EVERTON AND ASTON VILLA GAMES
Thank goodness, a much quieter week on the refereeing front, but as will never be the case not perfect...

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WINTERS WORLD FEATURING A CHOICE BETWEEN MIDDLESBROUGH OR RANGERS
"What happened to the we'll support them from the pavements, mentality?"...

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STUART ATTWELL GOT IT WRONG AT LEEDS v MIDDLESBROUGH
Even the vociferous, at time venomous, home supporters weren't complaining and the decision to chalk off the goal came as a surprise to everyone...

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WINTER'S WORLD WEEKEND REVIEW: MAJOR TALKING POINTS AT LEEDS UNITED AND TOTTENHAM GAMES
He didn't have to make a decision because no one was expecting one...

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WINTERS WORLD FEATURING A BUSY SCHEDULE OF RANGERS AND MIDDLESBROUGH
The two clubs I support and follow have "enjoyed" different starts to the season...

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LATEST LETTERS TO JEFF
"What a sad man you really are, I actually pity you, you smug self-publicising cretin..."

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MIDDLESBROUGH LOOKING TO BUILD AT LEEDS THIS WEEKEND
Kike carried his pre season form into his debut. The club shop will be ordering "K"s by the thousand to be imprinted on the back of shirts....

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INTERVIEW WITH FOOTBALL MEDIC MAGAZINE
My medical experience was limited to a one night stand with a nurse so I bowed to their expertise!!....

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WINTERS WORLD FEATURING THE START OF THE SEASON FOR MIDDLESBROUGH AND RANGERS
Boro won comfortably; decent crowd, good atmosphere and plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the season ahead...

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MIDDLESBROUGH EXPECTED TO HIT THE GROUND RUNNING
Another thing I like about the manager is that he doesn't mix his words...

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WINTERS WORLD FEATURING THE RETURN OF FOOTBALL AND RANGERS AT DERBY
The World Cup is over, sandwiched in between ten days in Portugal and a week in Tenerife. Now back to football...

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MIDDLESBROUGH NOW HAVE A CAPABLE FRONTMAN
Those couple of hundred loyal supporters who enjoyed the sunshine at Spotland on Saturday could be excused for thinking that Boro, in their new strip, were someone else...

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WORLD CUP 2014: NIL-NIL DRAWS HAVE SUDDENLY BECOME EXCITING
Back to reality and after a month of watching the world's best we now can't wait for the REAL football to start...

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WORLD CUP 2014: REF'S JOB MADE MORE DIFFICULT BY FEIGNING AND DIVING
Almost there and after over 60 matches and some very brave displays it's the big boys who will contest Sunday's final...

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WORLD CUP 2014: FIFA MAY REDUCE SUAREZ BAN
Now many have doubted my eyesight in the past or maybe I need a new television...

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WORLD CUP 2014: LIVERPOOL IN A SORRY SITUATION OVER SUAREZ
If the ban is upheld he's not going to available for selection until the end of October and you wouldn't have thought that anyone would want to buy him in those circumstances...

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WORLD CUP 2014: SUAREZ IS A GENIUS AND A LUNATIC ROLLED INTO ONE
The Uruguay v Italy game was disgraceful, disgusting and epitomised everything that is wrong with the beautiful game that we all love...

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WORLD CUP 2014: ROBBIE SAVAGE HAS NO IDEA
Robbie would probably have internally combusted if the goal hadn't been given!!...

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WORLD CUP 2014: THERE IS AN ARROGANCE IN ENGLISH FOOTBALL: WE ARE NOT AS GOOD AS WE THINK WE ARE!
Will it change? I'm not holding my breath!!!...

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WORLD CUP 2014: PROBABLY AN INSULT TO NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALLERS
Interest in the Iran v Nigeria game was higher than expected as it was a chance to see Boro's Chelsea loanee Kenneth Omerou in action for the Africans...

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WORLD CUP 2014: ENGLAND v ITALY REFEREE AN EARLY CONTENDER FOR THE FINAL
I hope that Aitor Karanka has Arsene Wenger's phone number. Wishful thinking but what we would all give to see Jose Campbell on loan at the Riverside...

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WORLD CUP 2014: CROATIA HAVE EVERY REASON TO FEEL AGGRIEVED AFTER BRAZIL DECISIONS
I am not sure that it would have necessarily of been a good career move for the referee to have dismissed the Brazilian but that was what should have happened...

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WORLD CUP 2014: STONY SILENCES ON THE FLIGHT HOME FROM BRAZIL
I don't expect Howard Webb to be involved in the Maracana in mid July...

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YOU HAVE TO BE FIT TO REFEREE
Long gone are the days when players reported back a couple of stones overweight, well Mido apart that is...

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AN INDEPENDENT VIEW OF THE GAME
I often get asked to help students with their dissertations; here's one I did recently...

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A FEW QUID ON A BORO MATCH WAS THE NORM AND ALWAYS WILL BE
Is football going to stop accepting sponsorship from betting companies?? Probably not, it creates money!!

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WINTERS WORLD FEATURING THE CRAZY WORLD OF THE MONEY MAD PREMIER LEAGUE
"I'm looking forward to a summer of great football, where the social side of it is as important as the games being played..."

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WINTERS WORLD FEATURING THE FA CUP FINAL
Top draw seats at Wembley; front row in the upper tier alongside the press box...

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MIDDLESBROUGH WOULD HAVE STRUGGLED AGAINST DERBY IN THE PLAY-OFFS
I must admit I've enjoyed watching the play-off games, albeit with jealousy of those teams competing...

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This is the official website of refereeing legend and top media personality Jeff Winter.

Jeff's career as a referee stretched over some 25 years until he retired at the end of the 2003/04 season after taking charge of the FA Cup Final.

Since breaking ties with the Football Association, Jeff is free to speak about his experiences with true candidness, his dealings with the most controversial and volatile players and his experience of the management elite.

Jeff is also a prolific writer and radio broadcaster and his insightful columns can be found in many top media outlets.

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