This day 2000 - Robbie Mustoe

Erimus74

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A player no one outside of the Boro had heard of when Colin Todd paid Oxford United £ 375k for his signature back in 1990, but by, the end of his time at the mighty Boro he was a massive name among Boro fans when he finally called it a day

I posted on here a week, or so ago, I remember hearing we'd signed this player from Oxford so on arriving home from work I phoned the clubs hotline to get an update on our latest arrival, Robbie who?
But it worked both ways, listening to his podcast, on hearing that the Boro were after him he had to look where Middlesbrough were on the map

The biggest compliment I can give Robbie Mustoe
When Bryan Robson came in RM, who may have been a bit unsure of his place, or time at the club, due to Robbo coming in as a player manager & hearing of the players he was going to attract to the club, was in his 4th season but as Robbo found out, no matter how much money Robbo spent & no matter who he brought to our football club, Robbie was, IMHO, still one of the 1st names on the teamsheet each week

Robbie, wearing the No8 shirt, was registerred No602 when making his debut, along with debutants John Hendie & John Wark, at home to West Ham on the opening day of the 1990-91 season

After 11 seasons at the club, Robbie had clocked up 365 games, scoring 25 goals, had seen the lot, some top, top drawer goals among em, promotions, relegations, 1st ever PL with the Boro, cup finals, changing stadiums, his team not turning up for a league game, which to this day still annoys him
Robbie's time at the club was up & a well deserved testimonial at home to Borussia Dortmund was the least deserved for his service to our football club

Team v Dortmund

Mark Crossley
Curtis Fleming
Keith O’Neill
Jason Gavin
Colin Cooper - Craig Harrison 46
Gary Pallister - Neil Maddison 73
Robbie Mustoe - Mark Summerbell 85
Paul Okon
Paul Ince - Alun Armstrong 46
Hamilton Ricard - Andy Campbell 46)
Joseph Desire Job

New signings Paul Okon & Joseph-Desire Job both started while Christian Karembeu watched on from the stands.

In a very competitive match, which referee Jeff Winter did well to control, goals from Victor Ikpeba & an own goal from Jason Gavin saw Dortmund come away with a 2-0 victory

I was at Tranmere (3rd september 1990) for his 1st Boro goal, a league cup 2nd leg fixture & at Swindon (15th September 1990) his previous teams rivals, for his 1st away league goals, a brace in a 3-1 win


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Ravs

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A player no one outside of the Boro had heard of when Colin Todd paid Oxford United £ 375k for his signature back in 1990, but by, the end of his time at the mighty Boro he was a massive name among Boro fans when he finally called it a day

I posted on here a week, or so ago, I remember hearing we'd signed this player from Oxford so on arriving home from work I phoned the clubs hotline to get an update on our latest arrival, Robbie who?
But it worked both ways, listening to his podcast, on hearing that the Boro were after him he had to look where Middlesbrough were on the map

The biggest compliment I can give Robbie Mustoe
When Bryan Robson came in RM, who may have been a bit unsure of his place, or time at the club, due to Robbo coming in as a player manager & hearing of the players he was going to attract to the club, was in his 4th season but as Robbo found out, no matter how much money Robbo spent & no matter who he brought to our football club, Robbie was, IMHO, still one of the 1st names on the teamsheet each week

Robbie, wearing the No8 shirt, was registerred No602 when making his debut, along with debutants John Hendie & John Wark, at home to West Ham on the opening day of the 1990-91 season

After 11 seasons at the club, Robbie had clocked up 365 games, scoring 25 goals, had seen the lot, some top, top drawer goals among em, promotions, relegations, 1st ever PL with the Boro, cup finals, changing stadiums, his team not turning up for a league game, which to this day still annoys him
Robbie's time at the club was up & a well deserved testimonial at home to Borussia Dortmund was the least deserved for his service to our football club

Team v Dortmund

Mark Crossley
Curtis Fleming
Keith O’Neill
Jason Gavin
Colin Cooper - Craig Harrison 46
Gary Pallister - Neil Maddison 73
Robbie Mustoe - Mark Summerbell 85
Paul Okon
Paul Ince - Alun Armstrong 46
Hamilton Ricard - Andy Campbell 46)
Joseph Desire Job

New signings Paul Okon & Joseph-Desire Job both started while Christian Karembeu watched on from the stands.

In a very competitive match, which referee Jeff Winter did well to control, goals from Victor Ikpeba & an own goal from Jason Gavin saw Dortmund come away with a 2-0 victory

I was at Tranmere (3rd september 1990) for his 1st Boro goal, a league cup 2nd leg fixture & at Swindon (15th September 1990) his previous teams rivals, for his 1st away league goals, when he scored his 1st Boro goals, a brace in a 3-1 win


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Robbie Mustoe… unassuming and a huge contributor to our club indeed!
Always there both offensively and defensively and for an entire decade!
Thanks for posting, Erimus74👍
 

h_m_boro

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Remember when we signed him, the Oxford fanzine gadge basically said he can't tackle, head, doesn't score, passing is average and all he does is run around. £375k was absolutely cracking business by Oxford, wasn't worth anywhere near that 😳😳

Absolutely one of my all time favourite Boro players, still massively under rated by a lot of Boro fans because he wasn't a sexy foreigner or international. Would love a Mustoe clone as Tav's replacement 👍
 

Erimus74

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Remember when we signed him, the Oxford fanzine gadge basically said he can't tackle, head, doesn't score, passing is average and all he does is run around. £375k was absolutely cracking business by Oxford, wasn't worth anywhere near that 😳😳

Absolutely one of my all time favourite Boro players, still massively under rated by a lot of Boro fans because he wasn't a sexy foreigner or international. Would love a Mustoe clone as Tav's replacement 👍
Wow, imagine Robbie running out at QPR today, great professional

IIRC in our 1st season in the PL under Robbo we were in an awful run of consecutive defeats, Robbie was missing for the majority of them when he was announced fit to play away to Coventry, whether he was, or not, Robbo must have bandaged him up & sent him out, result, a 0-0 draw & the consecutive run of defeats stopped 👍
 

NZBoro1

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Lovely bloke, his brother was the spit and when I was posted to Brize Norton used to get my car serviced at his garage in Witney
 

Harry X

Active member
Doing alright for himself these days as he is one of the most high profile and respected pundits of Premier League TV coverage in the US
 
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