Who'd be a Middlesbrough fan? The North East houses two huge clubs...and Middlesbrough – a club who seemed destined to be forever the bridesmaid, never the bride.
Then again, that's what being a fan is all about. You support your team through thick and thin and, in fact, Middlesbrough fans have enjoyed some high old times in the last couple of decades.
Founded in 1876, they nearly went belly up 110 years later before current chairman Steve Gibson saved the day and ushered in an era of stability, success and, finally, silverware when they won the League Cup in 2004. And how close they came to more glory, losing in FA Cup and UEFA Cup finals.
We have an excellent selection of 100% authentic Middlesbrough memorabilia, with prints, armbands and gloves hand-signed by some of the club's biggest ever stars, including Juninho, Bryan Robson and Fabrizio Ravanelli.