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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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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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