Last week it was songs done about some footballers which seemed like a good idea at the time.
All of them are pretty turged but still listenable. The same though could not be said about this next bunch.
The Little Fella just couldn’t quit Middlesbore, spending three different periods of his career with Middlesbrough.
In his first stint at the club (1995-97) Juninho saw his team get to and lose in both the League and FA Cup Finals before being relegated two seasons later. He was then sold to Athletico Madrid but his time there was blighted with injures and he was sent out on loan back to Boro for one season. (1999-2000).
Eventually the Teesiders signed him back and he spent another two seasons (2002-04) at the club and again they reached a League Cup Final (2004), this time though they won and the 5 foot 5 dynamo got to lift the cup.
At the end of the season he moved on a free to Celtic but struggled to break into the Martin O’Neill managed team. Juninho then moved back to his home country of Brazil to play for Palmeiras and then Flamengo but again had a torrid time falling out with the manager.
In 2007 Juninho became the Australian version of Beckham when he became the Marquee signing for Sydney FC. Sadly this didn’t last and in April of 2008 he was released from his contract and Juninho announced his retirement.
When he was at the Riverside somebody… known only as “Mannion” recorded this bad, bad “tribute” …» Mannion – Juninho Jest
I really hope it was in jest.
– To temper this dirge here’s a couple from a noted Boro fan:
» Chris Rea – Steel River (Live)
» Chris Rea – Stainsby Girl