The excitement of a dream return to the Premier League for Middlesbrough after a seven-year absence soon turned into a nightmare, as Boro limply sleepwalked into relegation.
Rating out of 10: 3
Broadly speaking, the return of top flight football and some of the world's best players to the Riverside was a welcome sight for the Teesside faithful.
The opportunity to see their side mix it with the elite was a tantalising prospect, even if it turned sour quite quickly. In truth, Boro were never...