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Having already had a fair bit to say ahead of today`s match Woody chipped in with the reasoning for his summer move to the Smogs rather than ourselves:

"That's fair enough, that is Glenn's opinion (that his fitness was a worry), but obviously it might have backfired on him a bit. I have come to Boro and stayed fit. I knew I would stay fit because I had done a pre-season at Madrid, probably the hardest I have ever done. I played in all the pre-season games and had been working hard off the field every day with Dave Hancock (his personal fitness coach).

I came to Boro and knew they had a great medical team behind them. Newcastle wanted me because they spoke to me. I don't know if they wanted me as much as Boro. At the end of the day, it was my choice. I chose Boro and I made the right decision. I talked to both Newcastle and Boro. They seemed keen enough but I liked the way Steve Gibson and Gareth Southgate were. Glenn seemed like a really nice bloke and so is the Newcastle chairman (Freddy Shepherd) but I decided to opt for Boro. I am from here and the manager and chairman were really good.'

Meanwhile Glenn confirmed what Woodgate said, believing that he would have needed a crystal ball to predict that the England defender would actually manage 27 starts for a club this season.


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Writer:Ross Molyneux
Date:Saturday March 3 2007
Time: 9:24AM

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Well if he chose them over us, that says it all. Didn't want him back anyway, he might have stayed fit this season but that doesn't mean he can long term.
Keegan
03/03/2007 10:15:00
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Great defender but risky business.. And who says he's stayin at boro neway. Dont forget madrid' Anyway thats old news, lets just see if he handles Obafemi and Dyer today.
Toon4LiFe
03/03/2007 11:48:00
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