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Clevo’s New Friend

  The visit of a Boro star has helped nudge one of Teesside’s biggest junior football clubs towards its goal of a clubhouse for the first time in its 28-year history. Defender George Friend was special guest at a fundraising event in an effort to help Cleveland Juniors – known as Clevo - realise their dream of having a £310,000 facility built for the use of their 300 young footballers and the local community. In an event attended by BBC Late Kick-Off, the Boro ....

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Souness Set For Boro Return

  Boro fans have an opportunity to hear tales of the past from one of the club’s all-time legends when Graeme Souness hosts a fundraising dinner at the Riverside Stadium on Friday April 26. Organised by Middlesbrough Former Players Association, An Evening with Graeme Souness will feature one of the club’s greatest ever players who went on to win the game’s top honours with Liverpool. Among the numerous former players also attending the dinner will be the ....

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Mfc Foundation Winners Visit 10 Downing Street

  Boro chairman Steve Gibson met a group of talented young Teesside entrepreneurs during a trip to London that included a visit to 10 Downing Street. Five year-nine students from St Michael’s Roman Catholic School, Billingham, represented Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation on a jam-packed two days in the capital as part of their prize for winning a national enterprise competition. The students were the overall champions in a Premier League Enterprise Academy competition ....

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Sleepout Success For Homeless

  More than 100 Teessiders, including 35 business leaders, spent Saturday night sleeping rough in freezing temperatures outside MFC's Riverside Stadium and Middlesbrough College as part of a big push to raise funds for and awareness of homelessness issues. The hardy souls swapped the luxury of their comfortable beds for a night in sleeping bags on the streets in a unique fundraising challenge. Believed to be the first event of its type in the UK, the CEO Sleepout featured many of ....

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Can Boro Recover Pride V Brum

It has been a very rocky road we have taken since our last home game v Cardiff. From elation to total dejection at Bristol via the evils of the fog at Huddersfield and the gnawing feeling that those last 5 minutes lost in West Yorkshire could ultimately cost us dear. And yet Everyone else seems to be throwing it away, don’t they? The new fanzine contains hard hitting match reports from the defeats at Huddersfield and Bristol. There is an assessment of where we are at and what it might ....

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Boro's Halliday

Andy Halliday signed a two-year contract extension with Boro this week. Now can the 21 year old Scot can press his claim for regular first team football? Picked up from Livingston back in the summer of 2010, Andy Halliday was signed by Gordon Strachan after being highly recommended from his former manager and Boro coach Mark Proctor. Proc actually gave the teenage Halliday his first start up at the club that nurtured young talent such as Graham Dorrans and Robert Snodgrass. Initially signed ....

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Mfc Foundation Builds On Two Decades Of Excellence

Middlesbrough Football Club’s highly-successful community section is being relaunched as a charitable foundation to strengthen its delivery of sport and educational activities in the Tees Valley. The MFC Foundation will continue to use the power of the club badge to raise aspirations, build stronger communities, improve health and enhance employment prospects for young people and adults. Boro’s original community arm was launched by Chairman Steve Gibson in 1995 and has become a ....

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Boro Season Card Pint Sized Offer

Boro will welcome all Adult and Over-65 Season Card holders to the Riverside with the offer of a free pint or alternative drink at every league game next season. The bold new move was unveiled by chairman Steve Gibson today as he invoked the spirit of Teesside to help bring the feelgood factor back to the club, with prices once again frozen.  The free drink offer is the eye-catching headline in a series of innovations announced as part of the 2013-14 Season Card package, which will ....

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Sky’s The Limit In Jeff’s Fundraising Goal

Reach for the sky! Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling will swap the TV studio for the thin air of Mount Kilimanjaro in June when he joins former football stars Colin Cooper and Craig Hignett in a massive fundraising effort. The trio will be part of a group of 15 intrepid explorers who will attempt to reach the 4,895m summit of Africa’s highest mountain to raise vital cash for the Finlay Cooper Fund in aid of children’s charities. The Fund was set up by former Middlesbrough, ....

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Fans Urged To Back Bernie

Middlesbrough legend Bernie Slaven needs the club’s fans to sponsor him when he takes part in the New York Half-Marathon – to avoid him having to run in the colours of north-east rivals Newcastle or Sunderland! The former Republic of Ireland international is taking part in the race on St Patrick’s Day, March 17, to raise funds for Type 1 Diabetes after his teenage son Ryan was diagnosed with the illness. And he has promised to wear the home shirt of whichever group of ....

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Hit The Heights For Mfc Foundation

  Are you brave enough to take part in the great Riverside Stadium zip-wire and raise vital charity cash? Daredevils are being challenged to defy gravity at 35 miles per hour along the 200-metre zip-wire – while soaring 30 metres above the Riverside pitch! The event takes place on Saturday May 4 and will raise funds for Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation, the club’s official charity, which harnesses passion for football to make a real difference to the lives of ....

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Bargains Galore At Mfc Official

Grab a Boro bargain in the big clearance sale now underway at MFC Official. There are some amazing deals on replica kit, with all 2012-13 shirts now just £20 and all 2011-12 shirts - including full mini-kits - now only £10. We also have selected adidas 2011-12 training wear from a fiver, including TECHFIT undergarments at £7. These items are sure to sell out quickly, so visit MFC Official stores at the Riverside Stadium and in Captain Cook Square as soon as you ....

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Become A Boro Futsal Scholar

  Talented young footballers are being invited to apply for MFC Foundation’s two-year Futsal and Education Scholarship Programme, offering first-class education and employment opportunities. A popular sport that originated in Brazil, futsal is similar to football but is played on a smaller, indoor pitch between two teams of five players. Enrolments are now being taken for 17 places on the MFC Foundation-sponsored programme, which will begin in September. Benefits ....

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George Goes For Gold

  Former World Cup referee George Courtney will be hoping to swap his red and yellow cards for a fistful of golden tickets when he attempts to beat the score of Craig Hignett and snooker player Mike Dunn in the Ramsdens Cash Grabber celebrity challenge this Saturday. George, who represented his country at the 1986 and 1990 World Cups, is special guest of Boro sponsors Ramsdens at Saturday’s game with Cardiff, returning to the ground where he headed Boro’s community scheme ....

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Oh Gary, Gary... Parkinson

When Burnley faced Middlesbrough last Tuesday night there wasn't much love shared between the two sets of fans as they went head to head in a match that could prove crucial for both sides’ promotion chances. The game just about proved that point as well. Boro went back to basics with a solid defensive performance which finally ended that dreadful run away from home. Burnley who are looking to push into the top 6, kept the majority of possession and created opportunities that pulled some ....

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Ramsdens Back Boro Until 2018

  A new five-year sponsorship deal with Middlesbrough Football Club will make Ramsdens the longest-running official sponsors in Boro’s history.   Ramsdens, the UK’s largest independent pawnbrokers, have signed a substantial seven-figure contract to extend their existing kit sponsorship deal. The new contract means Boro’s shirts will continue to sport the Ramsdens’ name through to the end of the 2017-18 season.   Ramsdens began their existing Boro ....

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Sammy Ameobi Joins Boro On Loan

  England U-21 winger Sammy Ameobi has joined Boro on loan from Newcastle United for the rest of the season. The 20-year-old is the younger brother of striker Shola Ameobi and has featured 14 times for Newcastle this season in the Premier League, Europa League and FA Cup with Budweiser. The loan agreement can be extended in the event of Boro qualifying for the play-offs.  ....

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Meet Boro Fans Officer

  Your chance to hear Middlesbrough FC, Head of Supporter Services Anthony Emmerson address supporters tonight and put your questions to him. Anthony Emmerson is guest speaker this evening at the Middlesbrough Official Supporters Club meeting (for Monday 25th February) 7.30pm start, Fenton Suite. If you have any comments to make on the many proposed changes at the Riverside, MFC's U-turn with the Red Faction, the new family area and away fans to be housed in the East Stand and a new big ....

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Cooper Fund’s £6,000 Hospice Donation

Boro legend Colin Cooper and his wife Julie have underlined their longstanding support for two of Teesside’s most popular children’s charities with a £6,000 donation. The Finlay Cooper Fund, named in memory of the cherished son they lost in a tragic choking accident, donated £3,000 each to Butterwick House Children’s Hospice and Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice. The much-needed funds will help both Stockton-based Butterwick and Normanby-based Zoe’s Place ....

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Boro Ticket Prices Reduced For Chelsea Cup Match

  Boro have announced a fantastic Season Card holder deal for their forthcoming FA Cup with Budweiser fifth round tie against Chelsea, with tickets at up to 50% off matchday prices.The game will be played at the Riverside Stadium on Wednesday February 27 with a 7.45pm kick-off. Tickets throughout the stadium for Season Card holders will be priced just £15 for adults and £5 for U-18s and Over-65s. All other supporters will pay £20 (adults) and £10 (U-18s and ....

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An Evening With Boro Legends

  Middlesbrough Powerchair Football Club (MPFC) are holding a Sporting Dinner with the support of Middlesbrough Former Players Association at the Blue Bell Hotel, Acklam to raise some much needed funds on Friday 8th March. The event includes a chance for guests to put questions to Boro legends Jim Platt, Bernie Slaven and Terry Cochrane together with young Riverside goalkeeper Connor Ripley, son of ex-Boro winger Stuart. Featuring a three-course meal in the company of the ex-Boro ....

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Boro Fans - Don't Panic!

After five straight defeats and Saturday's loss to Barnsley the wounds are still very raw and tender indeed. But beating Neil Warnock's Leeds tonight wouldn't half make us feel a whole lot better all of a sudden.   Fmttm fanzine is pushing the boat out with a second edition in almost in a week. It is our little push in the red tide that will hopefully overcome Leeds and Leeds tonight and sweep them to their first ever defeat at the Riverside. How sweet would that be?   Tonight's ....

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Boro Fan Dunn Hopes To Top Trump

As Boro fan Mike Dunn prepares to face world number two Judd Trump in the opening round of the Welsh Open on Monday evening, the long-serving pro admits he thought such days were a thing of the past. Just six weeks ago, Dunn was contemplating life after snooker after a nightmare year that saw him crash down the world rankings through loss of form and illness. “2012 was my annus horribilus,” said the 41-year-old Teessider, who is backed by Boro sponsors Ramsdens, the UK’s ....

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Special Prices For Millwall Game

    Boro fans are being offered half-price tickets for the crucial game against Millwall at the Riverside on Saturday February 23. With Boro currently in a play-off position, Tony Mowbray and the players need the help of as many fans as possible to help get their promotion challenge back on track. The team have had fantastic support once again this season and the club hope the passionate backing of their fans can make the difference as the team try to return to the ....

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Cup Deal For Season Card Holders

      Boro have announced that Season Card holders will be able to buy tickets for the forthcoming FA Cup with Budweiser fifth round tie against Chelsea or Brentford at up to 50% off. Chairman Steve Gibson is keen to reward the club's most loyal fans with this value-for-money offer. “Our Season Card holders are hugely important because they make a big emotional commitment to our football club,” he said. “They are the backbone of the club and we need ....

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