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Young Boro At The Riverside Tonight

  You can get a glimpse of aspiring Boro players of the future this evening when Boro take on Everton at the Riverside in our first ever Barclays U-21 Premier League Cup kick off 7pm. Premier Everton will represent formidable opponents for Boro's young players which is sure to make it a valuable experience but they are looking for it to be a winning experience. Amongst those playing for Boro should be goalkeeper Luke Coddington, who gave an outstanding performance for ....


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Ramsdens Staff To Brave The Cold For Sponsored Sleepout

    A team from Boro sponsors Ramsdens staff are set to swap their comfortable, warm beds for a night sleeping in the cold November air as part of a major fundraising push for Teesside food banks. The 11-strong group are taking part in the Big Tees Sleepout on the night of Saturday, November 23 in the grounds of Middlesbrough College. And the big-hearted fundraisers have been given an extra incentive as Ramsdens chairman Stewart Smith has promised to personally match whatever ....


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Boro V Bolton Ticket Offer To Welcome Aitor

  Boro fans are being urged to give new head coach Aitor Karanka a red hot Teesside welcome after the club announced an attractive ticket price promotion for his first home game in charge. Tickets throughout the Riverside Stadium for the visit of Bolton Wanderers on Saturday November 30 (3pm) are just £12 for adults and £7 for concessions. Aitor has said he is highly impressed by the warmth and family atmosphere at the club, comparing it to Athletic Bilbao, where he spent ....


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Aitor Karanka Is Boro’s New Head Coach

Boro have today announced that leading Spanish coach Aitor Karanka has been appointed as the club’s new Head Coach. The former Real Madrid assistant manager starts work immediately after agreeing a two-and-a-half-year contract. Forty-year-old Karanka, who becomes Boro’s first foreign No 1, worked under Jose Mourinho at the Bernabeu and is widely regarded as one of Europe’s brightest young coaching talents. Mourinho has said: “Karanka was my assistant for three ....


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Looks Like The Green Light For Aitor Karanka

  Former Real Madrid assistant Aitor Karanka could be about to be appointed the new manager of Middlesbrough. Northern Echo's Paul Fraser is heavily tipping the appointment this afternoon and now the “news” is everywhere. The Aitor Karanka leak comes just after Mark Venus was quoted as definitely wanting the job. It looks like Boro chairman Steve Gibson has decided on a new route entirely, taking on a continental boss and a whole fresh approach to fighting our way out of ....


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The Boro Bar Is Back!

Boro have announced that the Riverside’s popular pre-match bar will return from tomorrow. The Boro Bar (formerly known as the Red Lion) is situated in the Riverside Stadium’s South Stand and is a place for early-arriving Boro fans to meet fellow supporters before the game kicks off. Fans can sit with friends on the specially-decorated concourse space and watch the early televised kick-off while enjoying drinks and hot food and snacks. Head of Supporter Services Anthony Emmerson ....


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Lightbulbs And White Feathers Fanzine

Will the White Feather return to Teesside with those light bulbs? One of many names linked to the empty manager’s chair. But could Venus have other ideas? A third successive home win would certainly boost his standing some or buy a little more time for Boro’s managerial search. Fly Me To The Moon Issue 535 will ask this and many more pressing questions eg Dean Whitehead or a bottle of white lightning? Fanzine is out now. This week’s fanzine features an interview with Frankie ....


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Place Your Dedications At The Boro Tree Of Life

As thoughts turn at Christmas-time towards our loved ones who have passed away, Boro fans are being offered the chance to place a dedication on the MFC Foundation Tree of Life. For the first time in the club’s history, the tree will stand proudly in the main entrance at the Riverside Stadium, enabling supporters to pay tribute to their relatives and friends. Each dedication will be lovingly placed on our Tree of Life, where it will shine brightly throughout the festive ....


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Bids Invited For Boro’s Poppy Shirts

Fans will be given the chance to buy the Boro players’ match-worn shirts after the Watford game tomorrow to raise funds for the Royal British Legion. The special shirts – to be autographed individually by the players who wear them - are emblazoned with a poppy logo in remembrance of those who died in the two world wars and all conflicts since. The poppy shirts will be displayed in MFC Retail stores at the Riverside Stadium and in Captain Cook Square from Thursday November 14, with ....


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Boro Honour Heroes In Remembrance Events

Boro will salute the heroes of today and honour the fallen in a series of special Remembrance events when Watford visit the Riverside on Saturday (November 9). The club have invited hundreds of members of the Yorkshire Regiment and their families to the game, including serving soldiers, veterans and cadets. Middlesbrough players will also honour those who sacrificed their lives in service of their country by wearing special shirts carrying a commemorative poppy. Fans will have the ....


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Meet The Players At Boro Shop Signing Session

Fans have a chance to meet the stars and grab a host of Christmas bargains at the first of a series of festive signing sessions on Wednesday November 6. Kei Kamara and Marvin Emnes will be at the town-centre store between 4-5pm to sign items of official merchandise and have their photos taken with supporters. Popular gift ideas include the new Boro Annual and Boro Calendar, which are terrific value at just £7 each. The Annual is packed with puzzles and games that are sure to keep boys ....


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Boro Striker Visits Holiday Coaching Course

  Lukas Jutkiewicz was a hugely-popular visitor when he turned up to meet budding young footballers on MFC Foundation's half-term school holiday course. The striker signed autographs, posed for photos and watched the children being put through their paces. And he even took the time to pass a few tips of his own. The course, for five-to-14-year-olds, took place throughout the holiday week on the state-of-the art indoor 3G pitch at the Herlingshaw Building on Normanby Road, Eston. ....


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Venus Wants To Repay Fans

  Boro caretaker boss Mark Venus wants to give us something to smile about, a successful Boro side. The stand in boss was full of praise at yesterday's press conference for the Boro fans support at home and the army travelling away across the Pennines tomorrow to Blackburn. The man taking over the reins from Tony Mowbray is looking to repay everyone's faith and support by serving up some real success on the pitch. Chatting to the media in the Hurworth press room, Mark Venus told me, ....


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£10,000 Goalden Giveaway

Middlesbrough striker Kei Kamara is inviting charities, community groups and schools to take part in the Boro-backed £10,000 Goalden Giveaway. The £10,000 jackpot is being made available by Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation that includes Middlesbrough FC and Steve Gibson’s Bulkhaul among its patrons. The money will be split between 10 charities, community groups and schools – but organisations must first apply to make the shortlist. Kamara – ....


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Cooper And Co Raise £100,000 For Charity

A trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro led by football heroes Colin Cooper and Craig Hignett has topped more than £100,000 for Teesside children’s causes. Middlesbrough FC legends Colin Cooper and Craig Hignett, now in charge at Hartlepool United, led a group of 15 fundraisers to the 5,895m summit of Africa’s highest mountain in June. It was revealed that the trek topped the £100,000-mark at a celebration dinner with175 of the fundraisers’ friends and family ....


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Boro Mourn Former Secretary Harry Green

Middlesbrough Football Club have sent their sympathies to the family of former club secretary Harry Green, who has died at the age of 86. London-born Harry was club secretary from 1961 to 1983, a period that took in Boro’s relegation to Division Three and eventual promotion to the top flight. Older Boro fans will remember match tickets bearing a facsimile of his signature. As Alastair Brownlee and Gordon Cox remarked in 2008 in their book Ayresome Angel, "All too often when ....


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Huge Savings For Season Card Holders Tonight

There are huge savings to be made in a special Season Card holders-only one-day sale at MFC Retail today, with a massive 25% off EVERYTHING! Just hand voucher B to the sales staff along with your purchases to receive your exclusive discount as MFC Retail enters the "Spirit of Teesside" for the Doncaster Rovers game. And the savings don't end there - if you make a purchase today, you will qualify for another 25% off your next buy on Saturday October 26 or Sunday October 27. Simply bring along ....


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Fans Urged To Arrive Early For Doncaster Match

With the biggest crowd of the season already guaranteed for tomorrow’s “Spirit of Teesside” game against Doncaster Rovers, fans are being strongly urged to collect tickets early to avoid lengthy queues. Tickets throughout the stadium for the 7.45pm kick-off are just £12 for adults and £7 for concessions and sales have now passed the 17,250-mark, with supporters responding to the call to celebrate all that’s best about our area. To speed queues on the night ....


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Call For Gazza To Help Addicts Charity

A recovering alcoholic is calling on troubled former Newcastle and Middlesbrough star Paul Gascoigne to join dozens of addicts at a 24-hour fundraising football tournament. Alan Harrison believes ‘Gazza’ could be an “icon” for North East Athletic, a charity that helps drug and alcohol addicts get their lives back on track through sport. And the charity’s Teesside branch sports development officer is inviting the Tyneside-based England legend to attend this ....


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Ayala Joins Boro On Loan

  Spanish defender Daniel Ayala has today joined Boro on a 93-day emergency loan deal from Norwich City. The 22-year-old began his career with Boro’s UEFA Cup conquerors Sevilla before Rafa Benitez signed him for Liverpool in 2007. Ayala made five Premier League appearances for the Anfield club, his debut coming as a substitute against Spurs on August 16 2009.He impressed with his tackling ability and composure on the ball and after successful loan spells with Hull City ....


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Tony Mowbray Leaves Middlesbrough

  Middlesbrough Football Club have today announced that manager Tony Mowbray has left the club with immediate effect. Assistant manager Mark Venus will take charge of the team until further notice. The club would like to place on record their sincere thanks to Tony Mowbray for all of his substantial efforts, dedication and integrity. He leaves with the very best wishes of all at the club. ....


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‘spirits Of Teesside’ Encouraged For Doncaster Visit

Boro are asking young visitors to the Generation Red Family Zone to turn up in Halloween-themed fancy dress for the visit of Doncaster Rovers on Friday October 25. A “Spirit of Teesside” promotion offering tickets at just £12 for adults and £7 for concessions across the stadium has already been announced, but the latest move is sure to add extra fun to the family-focused space in the East Stand. Staff on the concourse will join in the fun by wearing spooky ....


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Boro Will Make ‘bam Bam’ Tribute At Doncaster Match

Boro will follow up the remarkable fans’ demonstration of respect for Frankie "Bam Bam" Bointon with the club’s own tribute at the “Spirit of Teesside” game. Supporters on all four sides of the Riverside stood and sang his name as a banner reading "Frankie Bam Bam, No 1 Fan" was carried around the perimeter of the pitch during the recent Huddersfield Town game. Now - in a move inspired by fans and prompted by suggestions from club staff who were among thousands of ....


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James Arthur Books Riverside Date

Boro-loving music sensation James Arthur is giving his backing to the club’s “Spirit of Teesside” game against Doncaster Rovers after offering to entertain fans by singing at half-time. The Middlesbrough-born, Saltburn-raised star kicked off his ultimately successful X Factor campaign with a filmed visit to the Riverside before the series even began and will make a triumphant return on Friday October 25. Tickets throughout the Riverside Stadium for the 7.45pm kick-off are ....


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Pat On The Back For Well-behaved Boro Fans

  Boro have praised supporters after newly-released figures revealed that not a single arrest has been made at the Riverside so far this season. However, the club have warned against complacency and say there is a “significant risk” that disorder will return if efforts to tackle it are reduced. The figures, revealed in a Home Office report, underline a downward trend throughout football, with the total number of arrests at professional matches during the 2012-13 ....


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