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Photo Essay: The many faces of Gareth Southgate (sacked by Middlesbrough at last)

Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson called time on Gareth Southgate last night, even though Boro beat Derby 2-0 and lie second in the Championship.

The admirable Gibson gave his young manager a very good crack of the whip, and it’s fair to say that Southgate, while not disastrously bad, didn’t cover himself with glory. He reminded me at times of a sixth-form pupil who had been asked to take a lesson or two in the teacher’s absence.

Nice chap? Sure, one of the nicest around. Good manager? Not sure yet – he’s young enough to bounce back and I hope he does.

Anyway, to celebrate G-South’s time down by the Riverside, Pies presents the following photo essay. It presents the many faces of Boro’s ex-gaffer:

Nose-scratching despondency

Nose-picking despondency

Tracksuited despondency (with covert nose-picking)

Energy drink-sucking despondency

2-for-1 despondency

General despondency with imminent nose-picking

Post nose-picking despondency

Pensive despondency

Brain-hurting despondency


Seated pensiveness with undertones of despondency

Pen-chewing pensiveness (no despondency visible)


Confused optimism

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By Ollie Irish on October 21st, 2009 in Championship, FAIL. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

2 Responses to “Photo Essay: The many faces of Gareth Southgate (sacked by Middlesbrough at last)”

  1. Chringle says:

    Sacked for only getting 2 against Derby!

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