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READING about the appointment of Tony Mowbray as manager of MFC, my memory takes me back to my schooldays with his father Clive. He was a decent player himself and his brothers could also kick a ball.

I went right through school with Clive, who was a year older than me. Later we went on holiday with Clive, his wife Margaret and friends Peter and Don plus their wives. Tony was only a toddler.

In the early '60s I started at a local scaffold company where Clive and Peter already worked. I worked with Clive for 25 years until his death and every day he would say "Our Tone will play for Boro and maybe one day he will be manager". How proud he would have been if he was here.

Clive was the driving force behind Tony and he never missed a match. He told me one day after Malcolm Allison took over that he was playing Tony out of position and he was going to see him after the next match. Tony was back in his proper position and got a rise.

If I know Clive he will still be at the matches cheering him on -if only in spirit.

ALAN ROGERS, Teesside THE Red Imps are having a similar season to Boro -two out of 10 so far -but we both have new managers, so things may soon look up. Hope springs eternal if you support a lower league football team.

MAX NOTTINGHAM, Lincoln

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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Nov 2, 2010
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