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Boro Triumph Of The Youth

  The future of Middlesbrough FC is in very good hands, or feet. There was progress right through the club last season. Of course we are all still lamenting the fall of the first team at the final Wembley barrier but it has been an incredible time for the youth. Academy Manager Dave Parnaby met the press recently to discuss the Middlesbrough Academy’s unprecedented successes this season. The U-21s have won a league and cup double and the U-18s have won two league littles and ....


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Middlesbrough #believes In Boro Ahead Of Wembley Final

Middlesbrough is being engulfed in a sea of red as the town gets behind Boro ahead of their historic Wembley play-off final. The Middlesbrough FC flag is flying proudly above the Town Hall as fans from around the globe prepare to converge on the home of football for Monday’s crunch match. A thrilling semi-final saw Boro secure an emphatic 5-1 aggregate win over fellow promotion hopefuls Brentford to set up a mouth-watering final fixture with Norwich. If Boro are victorious against ....


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Impact Of Rail Strike On London Underground

This information was issued for travellers by Transport for London. Network Rail unions have called 48 hours of country-wide industrial action on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 May. If the strike goes ahead, it will affect services on Monday, Tuesday and into Wednesday morning. No Transport for London or London Underground staff will be on strike and so the vast majority of our services will run as normal. However, as some of these rely on Network Rail signals and power supply, if the industrial ....


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Wembley Sales Suspended

Ticket sales to Boro fans for the Championship Play-Off final have now been suspended. We sold almost 17,000 tickets in four hours on Monday morning and all tickets currently available have now been sold. A number have been held as a contingency for Season Card Holders who have yet to buy.  The South Stand Ticket Office will be open for Season Card Holders ONLY on Tuesday between 9:30 and 12.30 who have not yet purchased their personal ticket. The club will take payment and ....


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Wembley Ticket Details

  Middlesbrough Football Club can confirm the below ticket selling arrangements will be put in place for the club’s Sky Bet Championship Play-Off final meeting with Norwich City/Ipswich Town at Wembley on Monday May 25 (3pm). We have received an allocation of 38,000 tickets for this game in the West side of the stadium, and full pricing information is listed below. In recognition of the short timescales and number of tickets available, all standard sales will be managed through ....


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Cleveland Centre Backing Double Boro Promotion!

Believe! That’s the message from Middlesbrough’s Cleveland Centre in support of a double Boro promotion success. Having already given out 5,000 Boro flags to support the promotion push for Aitor Karanka’s team, the town’s biggest shopping centre is now lending its support to Middlesbrough Powerchair Football Club. Just as Boro face a promotion play-off, so too does the town’s powerchair football team. After finishing third in the league season, they now face ....


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Get Dressed Up For The Boro Call To Local Shops

As excitement grows over the Championship play-offs and Boro’s bid to climb back to the Premier League a competition has been launched to encourage local shops to show their support for the team. Lifetime Boro fan Dave Roberts is calling on Middlesbrough shops large and small to paint the town red and white by dressing up their windows and frontages in preparation for the start off the play-offs and he says he’s already got enthusiastic backing from many local retailers. Says Dave ....


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Jack Charlton Celebrates 80th Birthday With Northumberland Tea, Cake And Fish And Chips...

Former Boro manager and 1966 World Cup winner Jack Charlton turns 80 on Friday (8 May) and he began his celebrations earlier this week with wife Pat, Lady Elsie Robson and Sir Bobby Robson Foundation fundraisers. Jack, from Ashington, is a supporter of his friend Sir Bobby’s cancer charity and is the Ambassador for Northumberland Tea, which donates money to the Foundation from every box of tea sold. He was surprised by his birthday cake and took great pleasure blowing out the candle, ....


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Play-off Semi-final Advance Arrangements

With the club’s participation in the Sky Bet Championship Play-Offs looking certain, we would like to take this opportunity to give fans advance notice of ticket selling arrangements for our two-legged Play-Off semi-final. At this stage, we are unable to confirm our opposition or the date of the game, but we do know the away leg will be played first on either Friday May 8 (7.45pm) or Saturday May 9 (12.15pm) with the home leg following on either Friday May 15 (7.45pm) or Saturday May 16 ....


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There’s Only One Stevie Gibson

The Twe12th Man are asking fans to show their appreciation to Chairman Steve Gibson for his continued support at Saturday’s game at the Riverside.  We’ve had a great season and while we are disappointed that we couldn’t make the 2 automatic promotion places we are still in with a great chance off going up through the play offs.  It would be fitting if we could show our appreciation for Gibbo from the kick off. We are asking fans to sing his name for 1 minute at KO ....


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Cleveland Centre Backing Boro With Flag Day

We still believe! That’s the message from Cleveland Centre as Boro prepare for their league finale against Brighton – and then the promotion play-offs. This Friday (May 1st), on the eve of Boro’s sell-out Riverside clash, Middlesbrough’s largest shopping centre will be backing the final promotion push with a mega Flag Day. Boro mascot Roary the Lion will join Cleveland Centre staff to give out 5,000 free mini-flags to shoppers, carrying the ‘Come on Boro!’ ....


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A Warning To Ticket Touts

Middlesbrough Football Club wish to remind fans that profiteering from the re-sale of tickets is a criminal offence and will not be tolerated. The club has suspended a fan pending further investigation after being alerted to the re-sale of tickets at inflated prices for our final home game of the season against Brighton on Saturday May 2. A club spokesman said: \"Under no circumstances will we tolerate fans profiteering from the sale of match tickets to other fans.  \"Any fans ....


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Wife And ‘mistress’ Come Together To Lovemiddlesbrough

The wife of Middlesbrough’s newest unofficial cultural ambassador Paul Breen has no need to be jealous anymore – as she comes face to face with his “mistress!\" London-based Irish author Paul caused an online ripple with a blog entry full of effusive praise for the town following a visit to see his team Charlton play the Boro. He concluded his piece with the line: “If Middlesbrough were a woman my wife would have been awfully jealous when I got back to London because ....


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Souness Kicks Off £100,000 Heart Fund Raffle

Former Middlesbrough star Graeme Souness recalled how a cardiac MRI scanner helped save his life when he kicked off a massive fundraising effort to keep the region’s heart unit at the cutting edge of medical technology. The football legend returned to Teesside to launch the Loving Hearts Raffle, aiming to raise £100,000 in support of the South Cleveland Heart Fund’s Cardiac MR Appeal. TV pundit Souness, who also starred as a player for Liverpool, Sampdoria and Rangers before ....


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Boro\'s Generation Red Family Zone Shortlisted For Award

Boro have been shortlisted for 2015 Family Club of the Year at the prestigious Football League awards after winning the honour last year. The gala ceremony, to be held in London on Sunday April 19, celebrates on-and-off-pitch achievements across the League\'s 72 clubs. Boro’s 3,000-capacity Generation Red Family Zone has been a huge success since its launch in summer 2013. Situated in the East Stand, the exciting activity area is packed with fun features and interactive computer ....


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Steph\'s Boro Family Appeal For Tv

BBC Breakfast’s Steph McGovern is looking for a family of fans heading to Middlesbrough v Wigan on 3rd April who would be happy to take part in a bit of filming with Steph beforehand and when they go to the match, for a short report to go out on BBC Breakfast TV on BBC1. It would involve chatting with Steph about their family living costs. Ideally, we’re looking for a family where someone works in the public sector.  If you’re interested or want to know more, please ....


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Mfc Foundation Pitch Grant

  Middlesbrough FC Foundation and Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council have received a substantial grant from the Premier League and The FA Facilities Fund to renew and improve the artificial playing surface at the Herlingshaw Centre in South Bank. The existing sand-based artificial pitch will be fully refurbished to form a brand new 3G floodlit surface as part of the £497,142 package. The Premier League and The FA Facilities Fund will contribute £447,142 and an extra ....


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Meet Boro Legends At Men United Dinner

A host of Boro legends will be attending a special Men United dinner at the Riverside on Friday April 10 to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK’s charity bike ride from London to Amsterdam later this year. Taking part in a question-and-answer session will be former Riverside players and current hospitality hosts Steve Vickers and Neil Maddison and former Boro and Liverpool striker David Hodgson. There will also be a chance to meet goal-scoring hero Bernie Slaven, ex-Riverside ....


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Boro Fan Pub - The Garage

  Long time exile, and occasional FMTTM contributor Tunla has kindly persuaded MAMA Group to open the doors of The Garage in Islington to open its doors to Middlesbrough fans for a pre match pint before the Arsenal FA Cup tie. And the news gets better the prices are not North London but northern. A mere 12 minutes walk from The Emirates, or 3 minutes on the train it couldn\'t be more handy. The Garage is bang opposite Highbury and Islington Tube, it could not be more convenient for ....


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Boro Drawn At Holders Arsenal

  It was out of the frying pan and into the fire as Boro\'s reward for beating the Premier Champions was to travel to FA Cup holders Arsenal in the 5th Round of the FA Cup. The draw held live on the One Show will see Boro travel to the Emirates on the weekend of the 14th February. Hopefully it will be another Boro cup love in as we make headlines again. What a season this is turning out to be. Second in the Championship and then the penalty shoot out epic at Anfield, followed by the ....


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Man City Stadium Warning

For all of us travelling to Manchester City on Saturday there is a warning to make sure you are early. With building work already started at the Etihad delays are expected in getting Boro fans into the ground and to their seats. Both Man City and Boro clubs were keen to warn our fans to be early to the Etihad on Saturday. They have the builders in which means they have limited turnstiles open. Just imagine entering the North Stand at the Riverside on a Saturday with a couple of blocks of ....


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Monday Is The Day For Man City Cup Tickets

Tickets for Boro’s eagerly anticipated FA Cup 4th round clash away at Champions Man City go on sale on Monday (12th January). The tie at the City of Manchester Stadium will take place on Saturday January 24th at 3pm kick off. The prices are heavily discounted and all 5,423 seats on offer are likely to be the hottest tickets in town. The full allocation of 5,423 tickets for Man City v Boro are being priced in two tiers, two different price bands but all very reasonable, £15 and ....


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Albert Stays Poor Rhys Waits On Scan

Fingers crossed Rhys Williams achilles injury is not quite so severe as the rupture he suffered a year ago. After all those months of carefully planned rehab, a distressed Rhys Williams beating the Oakwell turf in frustration on Saturday was a harrowing sight to see. The pain etched on team mate Daniel Ayala’s face as he reeled away said it all. Rhys certainly does not deserve another monumental struggle to recover full fitness. Rhys limping out of the dressing room on crutches at ....


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Mackenzie Thorpe Turns Boro Shirt Into Unique Art Work For Finlay Cooper Fund

A unique Middlesbrough FC home shirt, signed by the team and personalised by Middlesbrough-born world-renowned artist Mackenzie Thorpe, is being sold to raise money for a charity set up by ex-Boro hero Colin Cooper. Mackenzie, and wife Susan, were invited to the House of Commons with a number of Middlesbrough business people and dignitaries and his rousing speech was so well-received he was presented with a signed shirt from his home town team. Mackenzie saw this as an opportunity to help the ....


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Bernie Slaven And Dave Allan Book Signing

Middlesbrough FC supporters can snap up a Christmas bargain when Boro legend Bernie Slaven holds a booking signing session in Cleveland Centre on Monday, December 22. Slaven will be joined at a book sale and signing session in the Centre’s Newton Mall by Boro author Dave Allan, the club’s former head of media. The Christmas book sale and signing session will be all day, 10.30am to 9pm, with the Cleveland Centre open for the first of two successive evenings of late-night ....


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