All posts tagged with: Ritchie De Laet

What will De Laet offer Villa?

Aston Villa have had a stuttering start to life in the Championship, winning only once. With more arrivals expected, the club has acted to bring in right-back Ritchie De Laet from Leicester City. De Laet may not improve the team defensively. In three of Villa’s five games in all competitions, they have let in a soft… Read more →

Boro dealt blow by battling Blues

Daniel Ayala’s wrongly-disallowed late goal means Middlesbrough have dropped two points in their quest for automatic promotion, after a thrilling 2-2 draw at Birmingham. Jordan Rhodes and Gaston Ramirez profited from poor home defending for their goals, while Stephen Gleeson and David Davis scored powerful strikes for the Blues. Either side could have won a… Read more →

Goalscoring touch eludes Boro and Leeds

Middlesbrough went a fifth game without a win after a 0-0 draw at Leeds on Monday night. Their West Yorkshire opponents put in an aggressive, intensive display and for long periods, stopped the promotion challenges from finding their passing rythym. Positive substitutions gave way to an open second half in which both teams had their… Read more →