Middlesbrough Football Club were relegated from the Premier League season in 2016/17 season after gaining automatic promotion from the Championship the season before. Boro have a history of oscillating between the Premier League and Championship. They struggled to cope with the Premier League and made the drop after having all sorts of difficutly on the offensive side of the ball. The big question is whether this team can recover and make the jump to the Premier League once again.
Middlesbrough were relegated again at the end of the 1996/97 season, returned to the Premier League in 1998/99 where they spent 11 seasons before dropping back to the second tier of English soccer. They stayed in the Championship for seven years before being promoted again.
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Middlesbrough were pegged as third favorites to be relegated by bookmakers before the 2016-17 season. They got their predictions right on the money, as Boro made the drop with a few weeks remaining.
They were plagued by an inability to score, which eventually cost them their place in the top flight. Boro scored 27 goals in 38 matches, and were one of three teams that didn’t manage to score a goal per game. Uncoincidentally, all three teams were relegated.
Boro were even more dismal away from home, as they mustered only 10 goals in 19 away matches. However, it wasn’t there away record that led to their demise. Boro gained 10 points from their away matches, which was level with Sunderland for third worst.
You can look to the team’s second-worst home record as the main reason they made the drop. Four wins and 18 points from a possible 57 isn’t nearly a good enough return to remain in the division.
Sound and solid defensively, Boro would have stayed in the Premier League with a more dynamic offense. Boro conceded 53 goals, fewer than 11 teams. They say defense wins championships, but a severe lack of offense also leads to very bad things.
Middlesbrough will have their hands full in their plight to make it back to the Premier League, but have the team to challeng for promotion once more. See how they progress in the early part of the season, but back Boro to gain promoton once more.