Another inspired Stan Anderson signing, Foggon was one of the shining lights of Jack Charlton's Boro team; a player who had incredible turn of speed and a fierce shot.
A lengthy career beckoned, following a transfer to Manchester United - but from that point on it was downhill. His Boro days apart, Alan Foggon always seemed to be in the wrong place at the wrong time....
I first interviewed Tony just after he joined Ipswich Town in August 1995, (see above) and I arranged to see him again in the pre-season of 1999-2000 after he had been appointed their first team coach.
We all know that to say opinion on Ravanelli is divided among Boro fans in an understatement. But tantrums and in-fighting aside, the fact is from a fans point of view, he scored goals, and plenty of them.
A hard tackling old school centre half, Dickie Rooks was one of Raich Carter's last signings for Boro.
Frustrated by his inability to establish himself as first choice Sunderland centre-half behind the legendary Charlie Hurley, Rooks was lured to Boro in August 1965 with the promise of first team football, and was promptly thrown into a relegation dog fight.
This interview in July 2002 was made a little difficult by David's reluctance to answer my more searching questions, as he wanted to save material for his biography. I think maybe his lawyers vetoed those stories at the point of editing the book, (The Bald Facts by Pat Symes, Pitch Publishing) which eventually surfaced 11 years later.
Bryan left the Boro in the summer of 1966 for South Africa, where he stayed until briefly returning around 1999. Quickly disillusioned with life in the UK, he returned to South Africa the day after this interview took place in the Summer of 2002.
I fitted this interview in on a multi-city trip to the USA. NTL took the footage I shot and turned it into a 30 minute programme which was broadcast by Boro TV. Some of the raw footage is shown in the Video section of this website, and the NTL version will be uploaded here sometime before the end of September 2015.
John O’Rourke was at the Boro for only 17 months. A short time, but long enough to earn a place in the hearts of the fans which continues to this day. Even now, people of a certain age on Teesside will go all dewy-eyed at the memory of his goals in one of the most important seasons in Boro history.
Some of the video that I shot in the course of conducting this interview is shown on the Video page of this website.