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Karanka-chiefs Will Welcome New Head Coach

The Riverside will be a sea of colour against Bolton on Saturday as Boro fans wave thousands of “Karanka-chiefs” to welcome the club’s new Head Coach to his first home match. Six thousand 30-inch-square red neckerchiefs, or panuelos, will be distributed to fans in the North Stand and North-East Corner to greet the arrival of Aitor Karanka. Fans will find them laid out on their seats and will be asked to wave them when Aitor emerges from the tunnel before kick-off. ....


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Shay Given Joins On Loan

    Boro have this evening agreed to sign Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given on a one-month loan from Aston Villa.   The 37-year-old goes straight into the squad for Saturday’s game against Bolton Wanderers at the Riverside.   Given is the second most capped player for the Republic of Ireland, having played for them 125 times.   He made 461 appearances for Newcastle spread over a 12-year stay before moving to Manchester City for just short of ....


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Meet The Stars At Boro Signing Sessions

Fans have a chance to meet the stars and grab a host of Christmas bargains at the fourth of a series of festive signing sessions on Wednesday November 27. Lukas Jutkiewicz, Muzzy Carayol and Ben Gibson 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 ....


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Christmas Shopping Boost For Season Card Holders

Boro Season Card holders will receive an early Christmas present this weekend with a 20% discount over most items at MFC Official. The offer will apply at both club stores for two days between Saturday November 30 and Sunday December 1, on production of a Season Card. “It’s a nice reward for our loyal Season Card holders who will be able to get some great Christmas bargains,” says Senior Retail Manager Jo-Ann Swinnerton. “The offer applies across most of our major ....


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No Steele In Boro For Three Games

It is official now that Jason Steele will be banned for three games. Jason Steele’s professional foul on Leeds forward Dexter Blackstock will now mean that we will be without our first choice goalkeeper for the games with Bolton, Derby and Birmingham City. Time for Jayson Leutwiler to step up to the plate. Initially after Saturday’s game there were hopes that the ban could be less severe if the sending off had actually been for denying a clear goal scoring opportunity. Not to be. ....


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Boro Offer Gluten-free Food At Riverside Kiosks

Boro have responded to requests from supporters by introducing gluten-free meals at kiosks throughout the Riverside Stadium on matchdays. The meals, for supporters who require special diets, must be ordered by noon two days before the match, so for a Saturday kick-off they must be received by Thursday. Meals are prepaid in advance when booking tickets, while Season Card holders can purchase and collect vouchers from the stadium. To order, please contact the Ticket Office on 0844 499 ....


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Jamie Clapham Acting Assistant Manager

Chief Executive Neil Bausor today paid tribute to the work of Mark Proctor and Stephen Pears leaving the club before revealing that Jamie Clapham has stepped in as acting assistant manager and will be on the bench alongside Aitor Karanka versus Leeds at the weekend. Jamie Clapham was a left back in a professional career that stretched from 1994 to 2011 he played in the Premier for Spurs, Ipswich and Birmingham City. At Boro he succeeded Steve Agnew as Under 21 coach and then moved up to Under ....


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Meet The Stars At Boro Signing Sessions

    Fans have a chance to meet the stars and grab a host of Christmas bargains at the third of a series of festive signing sessions on Wednesday November 20. Jonathan Woodgate, Richard Smallwood and Stuart Parnaby 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 ....


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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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