Work to turn one of Ali Brownlee’s most famous commentaries into a piece of public poetry has now begun.
Teesside-based sign writer Phil Anderson has been carrying out the work in all weathers. When complete, Ali’s commentary from the final whistle of the 2006 UEFA Cup semi-final between Boro and Steaua Bucharest will stand at 40 metres long and two-and-a-half metres high on Shepherdson Way.
And while currently fans can only see white paint on the wall, the finished version will contain a splash of colour.
The tribute to Ali is a joint project between Middlesbrough Council and Middlesbrough Football Club and is a special addition to the ongoing public poetry scheme in Middlesbrough.