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I think the problem was not giving him enough games it was sorting out his off the field activities. He had fallen in with some rather iffy mates and was fast gaining a bad boy reputation which Steve Gibson was not happy with. He was in fact banned from every licensed premises in Stockton. Get rid was the answer and so Boro did.
Didn't know that,kht---that's a bit sad, can't be classed as another Bellamy or a Joey Barton though surely.
They should have provided him with a level headed minder, it could have saved Steve Gibson, a brilliant guy, millions.
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Yes I remember stories about him out on the lash in Boro, still I would rather see him on our side then against us.
Found this interview with him, funnily enough it does mention his off the pitch activities, and also how he struggled to get his game for Boro;