Back in August, I was at the Riverside for Match of the Day for Middlesbrough's return to the Premier League. Following the 1-1 draw with Stoke there was an optimistic view that Boro could avoid an immediate return to the Championship, where they had spent the previous seven seasons.
Nine months later relegation was confirmed at Chelsea on Monday, with Middlesbrough having won only five times in 36 league matches.
Sofiane Boufal scored a wonderful goal for Saints when these teams met at St Mary's in December.
However, goals have been at a premium for Boro all season and just recently for Southampton, who have to regain their scoring touch to ensure a top-10 finish.