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New Book Is Complete Record Of Boro Programmes

Programmes from eight decades of Boro history covering more than 6,500 games at all levels are documented in a new book published to raise funds for Middlesbrough Former Players Association. A Guide To Middlesbrough Football Programmes 1946/47-2011/12 is the first publication to comprehensively detail all Boro programmes dating back to the first post-World War Two season. The limited-edition guide covers first team, reserve and youth team fixtures in all league and cup competitions, plus ....


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Score At The Riverside!

Fancy scoring in front of a packed Riverside Stadium? Ramsdens, Boro’s official shirt sponsors, are giving fans that chance when Watford come to town this Saturday. Ramsdens are offering three lucky fans the chance to take part in the Golden Shot, challenging them to two attempts at kicking a ball through a hole in the specially-designed target. Those taking part will have the chance to win a Ramsdens Mastercard® Prepaid Travel Card, loaded with €50 for one goal and €100 ....


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All Aboard The Good Ship Charity!

It’s full steam ahead for Middlesbrough Sea Cadets after a generous donation from a Boro-backed Teesside charity that’s determined to make a difference in the local community. Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation has donated £2,494.38 to the Albert Park-based branch, TS Erimus, after agreeing to double the amount raised at a fundraising race night. The Foundation includes among its patrons Middlesbrough FC, club sponsors Ramsdens, chairman Steve ....


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Boro Offer Careers Help For Youngsters

Middlesbrough FC have unveiled a programme of in-school workshops to help local youngsters identify their career goals. The initiative is part of the national “What’s Your Goal?” programme run by Football League sponsor npower and delivered by The Football League Trust. It’s designed to give students across the country the chance to experience work life in the football industry. Business manager Community manager Community coach Club shop manager Stadium ....


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Boro Can Call The Shots

  Boro were handed an excellent chance to progress to the Fifth Round of the FA Cup when receiving a home draw against League Two Aldershot on the weekend of Sat 26th January. This tie means that a new date will have to be found for what would have been a big Saturday at the Riverside, the Boro v Leeds United game. Potentially a new date will also have to be found for Boro's game at Crystal Palace on Sat Feb 16th, what a treat that will be journeying to Selhurst Park in midweek! This ....


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Cooper Fund Helps Hospice

  Lifelong Millwall fans Jason Pickering and Geoff Williamson have presented a £3,000 cheque to the Demelza Children’s Hospice in Eltham, South East London, on behalf of the Finlay Cooper Fund. The Fund, which raises funds for children’s causes, was set up by former Boro and Lions hero Colin Cooper and his wife Julie in memory of their son they lost in a tragic choking accident before his second birthday. Colin, who played for Millwall between 1991 and 1993, said: ....


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Friends And Family Ticket Offer For Season Card Holders

  Boro have announced that Season Card holders will benefit from an exclusive "friends and family" ticket offer for the visit of Watford on Saturday January 12 (3pm kick-off). The club are offering Season Card holders the chance to buy additional tickets for just £12 and £7 throughout the stadium. That's a massive saving on the usual matchday prices and means a parent and child can watch the game together for under £20. This offer will not be available to non-Season ....


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A Tail Of Two Friends!

  Meet George Friends - one’s a terrier on the pitch and the other’s a terrier off it! Boro left-back George met his namesake, an 11-week-old West Highland and Maltese terrier cross, when a delegation from the Dogs Trust visited Boro’s Rockliffe Park training HQ. The charity, based in nearby Sadberge, was delighted when the club pledged their support for Dogs Trust’s “A dog is for life, not just for Christmas” Christmas message. Bouncy little ....


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Merry Boro Christmas

  Wishing everyone a Merry Boro Christmas and may all your Boro Xmas wishes come true and a few of the other kind as well.   Let's hope for peace on earth and victory over Blackburn Rovers at a rocking full Riverside tomorrow. No mercy to Henning Berg's boys.   I hope Santa has brought everyone what they wanted and you are all set fair for a sumptuous Christmas banquet of turkey and all the trimmings, replete with crackers, paper hats, the works.   Then an afternoon ....


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Seb Hines Looking To Win Amongst Friends In Leeds

Big defender Seb Hines will be busting a gut to be on the winning side for Boro tomorrow at Leeds, 3pm kick off. Back in his old West Yorkshire stamping ground the super slick centre back will be hoping any friends at the match are switching their allegiances to support him tomorrow at Elland Road. Although Seb was unlucky to score the decisive own goal at Swansea it was the general opinion amongst the travelling contingent that his defensive performance oozed Premier class throughout. If ....


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Tony Mowbray And John Wilson Sign Limited Edition Books To Raise Funds For Gary Parkinson Trust

Local author John Wilson has donated one hundred copies of his new book Jack Hartley and the Golden Key to help raise money for The Gary Parkinson Trust Fund. The special limited editions have been signed by Boro manager Tony Mowbray who also plays a leading role in the enthralling story. Talking about this final book in the Ayresome Park trilogy John Wilson said, “Tony was synonymous Ayresome Park and  being able to weave him into the plot has not only provided the series with the ....


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Boro Legend Presents Sembcorp With Wilton 'world Cup'

Former Boro and England centre half Gary Pallister, presented the first Wilton ‘World Cup’ of the post-ICI era to the seven-a-side team with the silky soccer skills, Sembcorp Utilities UK. Six major international companies at the Wilton site clashed in a revival of an historic sporting contest at the Middlesbrough Football Club Academy. For the first time in more than a decade workers competed for the Wilton Cup and in the process raised more than £600 for the Finlay ....


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Patrick’s Cash Grabber Challenge

Top comedian Patrick Monahan is next to take on the Ramsdens Cash Grabber celebrity challenge after efforts by local celebrities Kay Murray, Chris Tomlinson, Dave Daniell and Craig Hignett. Boro fan Patrick will take part in the Ramsdens Cash Grabber celebrity challenge before the big game with Blackpool on Saturday (December 29). Fans are invited to see Patrick – winner of TV’s Show Me the Funny - try to beat previous celebrity attempts at about 2.15pm. Based close to the ....


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Kay’s Cash Grabber Challenge

Former Real Madrid TV presenter Kay Murray is next to take on the Ramsdens Cash Grabber celebrity challenge after Craig Hignett threw down the gauntlet with a fantastic performance. Boro fan Kay, who recently moved to Miami to start a new job with US TV network beIN Sport, will take part in the Ramsdens Cash Grabber celebrity challenge before today’s game. Fans are invited to see Kay – a former Boro TV presenter and Boro Babe model - try to beat previous celebrity attempts by ....


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Boro F A Cup Tickets For A Tenner

Tickets for Boro’s FA Cup with Budweiser third round tie against Ryman Premier League Hastings United are now on sale to Season Card holders only, priced just £10 adults, £7 over-65s and £5 under-17s. The game takes place at the Riverside Stadium on Saturday January 5 with a 3pm kick-off.  Season Card holders have until the close of business on Saturday December 29 to be guaranteed their usual matchday seat. After this date all seats will be released for general ....


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Rhys Calls For A Health Kick

Boro star Rhys Williams was joined by new Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald in issuing a festive health message in support of Teesside’s 17 Healthy Living Pharmacies. Both the Boro defender and recently-elected MP reminded the public about the dangers of overindulging when they called in on a health bus at the Riverside Stadium before Saturday’s win over Wolves After spending time chatting to fans who visited a health bus before Saturday’s win over Wolves, the Boro defender ....


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Eager Fans Boost Boxing Day Sales

Boro ticket office staff reported a surge of sales over the weekend as supporters plan ahead for the Boxing Day match against Blackburn Rovers. And fans who want to be at the big game are being urged to follow suit and book early to avoid being caught out by queues and Christmas holiday closures. The club are hoping for a bumper crowd for the game after 27,794 packed the Riverside for the corresponding fixture last year, when Hull City were the visitors. The attendance is ....


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Panto Time At The Riverside

The Boro Brick Road will lead to the Yellow Brick Road when a traditional panto comes to the Riverside for a one-off performance on Sunday December 23.   This two-hour production - which takes place in the Legends Lounge - is suitable for all age groups and will incorporate all the humour of pantomime.   Tickets are £10, which includes a children’s disco, or family ticket (two adults and two children) are available for £35.   Can Scarecrow learn to work ....


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All Aboard The Health Bus With Rhys!

Ding-ding - next stop the Riverside! Boro fans will be encouraged to make a healthy lifestyle their goal when they join Rhys Williams on the health bus for the visit of Wolves this Saturday (December 15). Parked close to the main ticket office from 1pm, the bus will be offering a range of health checks and advice to men and women of all ages as part of the Healthy Living Pharmacy project in the NHS Tees region. Staffed by pharmacists, health experts and Boro star Rhys, the bus will be an ....


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Mowbray’s Message To Fans On Cup Trail

Boro boss Tony Mowbray was full of praise for the many hundreds of Boro fans making the long midweek journey to Swansea dreaming of cup glory again in South Wales. Boro play away at Swansea’s Liberty Stadium tonight, 7.45pm kick off in the Quarter Final of the Capital One Cup. Thanks to kindly cup sponsors Capital One and MFC many of the fans will be travelling free of charge on coaches. A great gesture and a welcome saving of £33 for supporters that have forgotten what it feels ....


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Mowbray’s Message To Fans On Cup Trail

Boro boss Tony Mowbray was full of praise for the many hundreds of Boro fans making the long midweek journey to Swansea dreaming of cup glory again in South Wales. Boro play away at Swansea’s Liberty Stadium tonight, 7.45pm kick off in the Quarter Final of the Capital One Cup. Thanks to kindly cup sponsors Capital One and MFC many of the fans will be travelling free of charge on coaches. A great gesture and a welcome saving of £33 for supporters that have forgotten what it feels ....


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We Will Give It Our Very Shot At Swansea

Boro boss Tony Mowbray will not be holding anything back when he takes his side to Swansea tomorrow night in the Quarter Final of the capital One Cup. Boro go there looking to win through to then last four but no one is under illusions at the enormity of the task ahead against a top, top Premier side in Swansea. It is going to be a fantastic night of cup football in South Wales tomorrow. Can Boro upset the odds and the formbook and stay alive in the competition with a result. We showed ....


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Sponsor A Player And Win A Visit From Tony Mowbray

    Sponsor your favourite Boro player and not only will you get all the usual benefits, you’ll also be in with a chance of winning a special visit to your business from Tony Mowbray. All current sponsors and those who sign up by Christmas Eve will be entered into a draw to win our unique, money-can’t-buy prize in an initiative backed by the manager. The winner gets a visit from Mowbray to their business, where he will spend an hour meeting staff, posing for ....


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Colin Cooper Dinner Raises £12,500

  Two former team-mates helped former Boro star Colin Cooper’s children’s charity raise more than £12,500 when they were guest speakers at dinner held by the Finlay Cooper Fund at Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield. Andy Townsend and Dean Windass entertained more than 300 dinner guests, including Boro manager Tony Mowbray, coaches Mark Venus, Mark Proctor, Stephen Pears and other members of the club’s backroom staff. All funds from the event will be used by the charity ....


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Free Travel Offer For Swansea Cup-tie Extended

Boro have matched Capital One’s initiative by offering further free travel on official club coaches for Wednesday’s quarter-final at Swansea. The club stepped in after all 196 places places generously financed by Capital One were quickly snapped up by supporters travelling to South Wales. A further four coaches are now being made available to meet demand. From today, any fan who buys a ticket for the Capital One Cup tie will be allowed to travel on club coaches free of charge. ....


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