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Yeates To Boro: Transfer Timeline & Reaction

A full run-down of this week's events by Vital Colchester before Mark Yeates officially becomes a Middlesbrough player...

Sunday, June 21: After weeks of speculation kicked-off by the Daily Mirror and in the local press, The People says Middlesbrough are defiantly keen on the winger.

Monday, June 22: Yeates` goal against Leeds United is picked out as the best of the U's 2008/9 season in a Vital Colchester countdown.

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Tuesday June 23, PM: This website publishes a controversial column on the winger`s future asking if the speculation and apparent cavalier attitude of some Colchester fans will force him out quicker than expected.

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Tuesday June 23, PM: Vital Colchester finds the volume of speculation surrounding Yeates' possible medical with Boro impossible to ignore, despite no official comment from the Irishman himself.

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Wednesday June 24, AM: Dublin paper the Irish Herald reports that United`s top scorer in the season just ended is having his medical, revealing also that the winger hopes the move to a bigger club could help him jump from U-21 to full international level.

Wednesday June 24, PM: Sky Sports` confirmation that Yeates is undergoing a medical is picked up as breaking news on Vital U`s.

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Reports from Teesside also suggest that Yeates has been brought in to replace either one or both of the Middlesbrough`s other left-wing players, England international Stuart Downing and Under 21 starlett, Adam Johnson, interesting Tottenham and Liverpool plus Burnley and Chelsea respectivly.

Wednesday June 24, Twilight: U`s fans await confirmation of Yeates` departure in the morning press, while Boro fans prey he passed the medical test - Mark failed one a year ago because of a shoulder injury which prevented him from signing for Crystal Palace.

What YOU Think...

"Intense transfer speculation in North Yorkshire..." Who wrote that article, Steve Gibson?" - UgoAfro, Middlesbrough`s Fans FC site reacting to an article that appeared on this website on Tuesday.

"The picture Sky Sports have of him makes him look about 45!" - That_be_me Middlesbrough`s Fans FC site.

"Would like to see him go though because he has a bit of 'Ronaldo syndrome' as in thinks he deserves so much more than he already has. His heart isn't with us so I think he will better off going for everyone's sake. He takes an absolutely 'Bo Selecta' free-kick and his wing play is fantastic at times." - Paulo Of Essex, BBC 606 - Colchester fan.

"I watched Yeates during his loan spell at Swindon (I had a season ticket - something to pass the time on a Saturday afternoon) and he was fantastic! This was a few years ago but I remember him being very skillful and making the opposition defence look useless! Let`s hope he has improved some more - good buy in my opinion!" - Afonsoforbrazil BBC 606 - Middlesbrough fan.

"We will definitely miss him this season coming. Don't see anyone in our current squad that can fill him the gap left by him that well. Sure we have Vincent and Hackney, but they are nowhere near Yeates' level at all. I doubt Lambert will be able to bring in someone as good as him to replace him either." - Vital U`s member Up_the_U`s_Arron on Colchester`s Official Club Message Board


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Date:Wednesday June 24 2009

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Well, think a U's fan would be lying if they didn't expect him to go this summer. Was always going to happen. Hopefully we can move forward without him. Good Luck Mark, thanks for the great goals!
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