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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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Middlesbrough On Film At The Town Hall

Boro and Middlesbrough, ports and pubs, shops and ships, civic pride and Charlton’s champions: the North East Film Archive has put together a special film show to be held on Wednesday 16th October at Middlesbrough Town Hall as part of Discover Middlesbrough 2013. The North East Film Archive, based at Teesside University, has over 30,000 cans of films in the vaults spanning over a century of the life, landscape and culture of the North East. The Middlesbrough on Film screening, ....

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Later Kick-off Time For Away Match With Millwal

Boro’s Sky Bet Championship game with Millwall at the New Den on Saturday December 21 will now kick off at 5.30pm to allow for live TV coverage on Sky. It was originally scheduled for 3pm.   This could prove a complete and expensive pain for all those that have only just secured cheap train tickets released on East Coast Mainline. Last season's kick off was brought forward to avoid clashing with the Paralympic's avoiding time. It seems we are never destined to play at the New Den ....

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Frankie "bam Bam" Bointon Rip

Today was the funeral of, Frankie “Bam Bam” Bointon, one of Boro’s greatest ever fans. Unforgettable for anyone that had the pleasure of meeting him on the road, pub or football ground where he would sing out proud and loud for his beloved Boro. Last midweek, against Huddersfield, a banner was paraded around the pitch in remembrance. Today I am republishing this article penned for Saturday’s fanzine, in tribute to Boro’s own Bam Bam. I was saddened to hear of the ....

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French Franck’s Riverside Return

Popular defender Franck Queudrue is set for Riverside return when Boro’s Legends Lounge hosts a fundraising dinner for Middlesbrough Former Players Association on Friday, November 29. With Boro set to host Bolton the following day, Queudrue will be back on Teesside to mark 10 years since the club began their march to the 2004 Carling Cup final, where they beat Wanderers to lift the club’s first major trophy. A huge fans’ favourite during a five-year Boro stay, the French ....

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Fans Urged To Donate Cans For Boro Food Bank

Fans are being asked to donate tins of food for local people who are living below the poverty line. The “Boro Fans Can” campaign by MFC Foundation runs throughout October and has seen collection points set up at the MFC Official stores at the Riverside and in Captain Cook Square in Middlesbrough town-centre, as well at stadium reception and the main ticket office.  Supporters are urged to pop a tin of food or a non-perishable item into the “Boro Fans ....

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Boro Announce ‘spirit Of Teesside’ Ticket Offer

Boro have unveiled a half-price ticket offer for the visit of Doncaster Rovers on Friday October 25 in a fixture to be billed the “Spirit of Teesside” game. Tickets throughout the Riverside Stadium for the 7.45pm kick-off will be priced just £12 for adults and £7 for concessions in the first price promotion of the 2013-14 campaign. Retired workers from the key steel, chemicals and shipbuilding industries will join representatives of a wide range of organisations from ....

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Wind Turbine Makes Boro An Energy Pioneer

Green issues are set to move up the sports agenda after Middlesbrough FC’s agreement to a multi-million pound scheme that will make it the UK’s first major football club and sports venue to use a wind turbine to become self-sustainable for electricity use. Under the terms of the deal, the club will site a 136m-tall wind turbine supplied by London-based renewable energy developer, Empowering Wind Group, in the Riverside Stadium’s overflow car park, ready to start generating ....

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Kieron Dyer Sir Bobby’s Breakthrough Online Charity Auction Ambassador

  Former Boro player and England midfielder, Kieron Dyer has been named as an ambassador for Sir Bobby’s Breakthrough Online Charity Auction and has donated a unique ‘money can’t buy’ prize, for two people to accompany Kieron as his guest to watch Real Madrid - and world record signing Gareth Bale - play Barcelona at the Bernabeu stadium next March. The former Boro player enjoyed some of his best football under Sir Bobby Robson at Newcastle United (1999 ....

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Boro Fans Urged To Take On Boro 10k

    Boro fans are being urged to take to the streets of Middlesbrough to take part in the forthcoming SABIC Tees Pride 10k. The popular road race takes place a week tomorrow, on the morning of Sunday, September 8, taking in a course around Acklam, Marton, Grove Hill and Linthorpe. Last year’s winner, Boro fan Matty Hynes is hoping to see a record turn-out for the 10k when he attempts to defend his title. “There’s always a fantastic atmosphere with lots ....

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Boro And Police Issue Flares And Fireworks Warning

Fans are being warned ahead of tomorrow’s home match with Sheffield Wednesday not to attempt to bring fireworks, flares or smoke bombs into the Riverside Stadium. All such items will be confiscated immediately and supporters are reminded that it is a criminal offence to bring, discharge or be found in possession of them. Middlesbrough FC and Cleveland Police have a strict zero tolerance policy towards fireworks, flares and smoke bombs and any fans caught with them risk prosecution and ....

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Brobbel And Main Go Out On Loan

Young Boro players Ryan Brobbel and Curtis Main are looking forward to enjoying more first-team experience on loan. Brobbel, a 20-year-old Northern Ireland U-21 midfielder, has joined League Two side York City and striker Main, 21, is teaming up with Boro colleague Adam Reach at League One Shrewsbury Town for a similar period. Still awaiting his senior debut, Brobbel featured in Boro’s pre-season friendlies and is a key member of Jamie Clapham’s U-21 squad. He is available for ....

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Midfielder Meets Mfc Foundation ‘captain’ Barclays

Boro midfielder Richard Smallwood paid a visit to Barclays Bank in Redcar to thank staff for their fantastic fundraising boost for the Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation. Earlier this year Barclays became the first “Foundation Captain”, business partners that offer both financial and community support to the club’s charitable arm. Richard collected a cheque for £900 raised for the Foundation by Redcar branch manager Amanda Wiles and her staff. They have been busy ....

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Boro Stars Help Ramsdens Store With Birthday Celebrations

  Ramsdens got the support of two Boro players to celebrate a local store birthday. Andy Halliday and Jayson Leutwiler popped into the Ramsdens store on Gilkes Street to celebrate the store’s first birthday. The local stars were on hand to sign autographs and give fans a chance to win a VIP behind the scenes tour of the Training HQ, Rockliffe Park, and also watch a closed training session. The store, located between Captain Cook Square and Cleveland Centre, is one of ten ....

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Fans Pay Tribute To Parky

    Boro have thrown their backing behind supporters’ plans for a show of support for Gary Parkinson during Saturday’s game with Blackpool at the Riverside. Fans on the popular Fly Me To The Moon message board came up with the idea of using the new big screen at the stadium to co-ordinate a minute’s applause for the former Boro and Blackpool player, who has a condition known as Locked In Syndrome. After some discussion it was decided to choose the 25th ....

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Wigan Away Match Shift

Middlesbrough’s Sky Bet Championship game away to Wigan, scheduled for Saturday August 24, has been put back 24 hours. The game will now kick-off at 3pm on Sunday August 25. The change has been made at Wigan’s request.....

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Boro Complete Signing Of Albert Adomah

Boro today completed the signing of winger Albert Adomah from Bristol City for an undisclosed fee. The 25-year-old Ghanaian international joins on a three-year contract after passing a medical and agreeing personal terms. He trained with his new team-mates for the first time this morning and will be in the squad for Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship match at Charlton Athletic. Boro Chief Executive Neil Bausor said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have completed the signing of ....

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Sportingbet Becomes Boro’s Official Betting Partner

Leading online bookmaker Sportingbet has become Boro’s Official Stadium Betting Partner after signing a new deal with the club. Sportingbet, who have a sportsbook regarded as one of the best in the world, will now deliver the matchday betting operation throughout the stadium and feature across the club’s marketing and broadcast channels. Under the new agreement Sportingbet will be partnered by BD Stadia, the UK’s largest in-stadium betting provider, to provide supporters ....

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Boro Unveil The Twe12th Man Fans Bar

Boro fans will be able to raise a glass in a new late-opening bar area at all home games this season, the club have revealed. The North Stand concourse will house The Twe12th Man Fans Bar after the final whistle, allowing supporters to stay back after the match and enjoy a drink as they discuss the team’s fortunes. The idea was created after discussions with fans groups and will bring an added convenience to the club’s free drinks initiative, as supporters who are unable to ....

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Boro Fan Launches New Football Prediction Site

  Are you able to predict a full season of Boro scores? Do you ever sit watching the match attempting to predict the correct score? Predict My Score allows you to predict 2013/2014 fixtures for Middlesbrough. If you fancy putting your skills to the test then this competition is for you. For a small fee of £4, with prizes to be won, join today and set your predictions at A little background as to where the idea came from: My friends and I are football ....

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Stunning Frontage For Boro’s New Family Zone

  Striking graphics announcing Boro’s new Generation Red Family Zone are now in place at the Riverside Stadium ahead of the big kick-off against Leicester on Saturday August 3. Giant, graffiti-style murals produced by Teesside graphic designer Stephen Irving, of North East Urban Art, now adorn the walls of the East Stand, which will house the family area proudly supported by Everyone Active. The club has enjoyed a welcome boost in Season Card sales through mums, dads, ....

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Scott Exits To Lions Den

Boro today announced that Scott McDonald has left the club after his contract was cancelled by mutual consent.    The 29-year-old Australian international joined the club from Celtic in January 2010 and scored 40 goals in 124 appearances at the Riverside. He is now embarking on a new career at Millwall. McDonald was a key part of the Strachan masterplan to foster an early return to the Premier League. Pitting two former SPL top scorers together in Kris Boyd and Scott McDonald ....

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Boro Pride Offers Great Range Of Benefits

  Fans who sign up to this season's Boro Pride scheme can take advantage of great discounts on match tickets. As well as enjoying savings on all 23 home Sky Bet Championship matches, members also receive a range of other great benefits, including: No online or telephone booking fees for home matches Priority booking for home matches before general sale* Electronic access to the Riverside Stadium via a personal Boro Pride card and unique ID number No paper ....

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Boro Backed Charity On The Tees 10k Fundraising Trail

  A Boro-backed Teesside charity backed aims to have 50 experienced runners, joggers and self-proclaimed couch potatoes taking part in September’s SABIC Tees Pride 10k. Among the first to nail their colours to the mast of Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation are six members of staff from Stockton-based px Group. Along with Boro, Bulkhaul and club sponsors Ramsdens, px are generous corporate patrons of the charity. Staff at px are determined to put their best foot ....

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