"I played one of his talks to my class of 11-year-olds and they were transfixed with his words. We now display one of his sayings in our classroom ‘Confidence comes from preparation'"

Ben Burgess discusses a hard week in the world of sport, looking at Kobe Bryant's legacy and what we can learn from Jordan Sinnott.

"It was also strange time for Tom Manley, a wing-half who joined the club from Manchester United, no less, during a £12,000 spending spree in the summer of 1939."

Tom Manley is the focus for Dan Long this week for In Profile, the former Red Devil who became captain and stayed with The Bees throughout the war.

"We've just signed Patrick Roberts on loan from Manchester City in January and he's been a breath of fresh air with his undoubted talent."

Shaun Wilson gives us his analysis of Boro from the opposition camp in Away Fan Q&A.

Henrik Dalsgaard welcomes you in our player programme notes: "we are confident as a group and know that at home we are difficult to beat no matter who comes through the gates."

Greville Waterman takes us back to the story of the 2010/11 season in Cover Story: "He was assisted by the unknown Mark Warburton, an appointment that was to have massive implications for the club in subsequent years."

Nick Bruzon continues his fan column Park Life and looks back on the week's football news: "The hug administered by our head coach causing more than a few hearts to break and upper lips lose some of their customary stiffness."

Also inside: Mathias Jensen is this weekend's pull-out poster, Dan Long sums up Boro's season and their Story So Far, 12 pages on our visitors from the north, plus Rob Jex goes back to 1949 for an FA Cup tie with our visitors in Fixture in focus.

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