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Leicester At Home For Boro

  Boro were today given a home start to the season against a team that seem certain to be amongst the promotion favourites again, Leicester City on Saturday August 3rd. Yes, that is right summer football is definitely here. In common with Boro and most of the promotion contenders Nigel Pearson's Leicester City had a terrifyingly bad time of it in 2013. They did manage to beat Boro in the televised Friday night fixture in the snow but only after a wonder goal from Nugent and a last-ditch ....


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Cooper’s Kili Tribute To Finlay

Colin Cooper has spoken of the “emotional” experience of reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in memory of his son, Finlay, as part of a 15-strong group raising thousands of pounds for children’s causes. Middlesbrough legends Cooper and Craig Hignett led a group that also included Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling to the 5,895m summit of the world’s highest free-standing mountain early on Thursday morning. Hartlepool United’s new management duo and their ....


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Boro V Accrington Stanley

  Boro finally landed a home draw in the League Cup! Boro were drawn at home to Accrington Stanley in the first round of the Capital One (League) Cup to be played at the Riverside during the week commencing August 5th.   So, next season seems a little closer now with the first fixtures revealed. On Wednesday this will be followed by the announcement of the League fixture list and then suddenly we will be looking ahead again and wondering and hoping. Yes, Boro have been handed a ....


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Bill’s Top Of Fundraising League

  A signed Brazil shirt has been presented to a North-East business leader who was top fundraiser in the UK’s first CEO Sleepout. Wilton Group chief executive officer Bill Scott raised £4,500 for homelessness causes when taking part in the CEO Sleepout outside Middlesbrough FC’s Riverside Stadium. He was presented with the Brazil shirt – kindly donated by Middlesbrough FC – by Onyx Group director Alastair Waite, who was the event’s second ....


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Cooper And Co Reach Kili Summit

  Middlesbrough legends Colin Cooper and Craig Hignett have led a group of 15 fundraisers to the 5,895m summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for children’s causes and charities. Hartlepool United’s new management duo and their fellow Finlay Cooper Fundraisers, including Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling, reached the top early this morning (Thursday) following an eight-hour climb in darkness. Accompanied by experienced guides, they climbed by torchlight for ....


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Kickz Receives £20,000 Funding Boost

  Kickz, the flagship community programme run by MFC Foundation, has received a £20,000 boost to expand its work in tackling anti-social behaviour. The funding from Tees Valley Community Foundation and Erimus Housing will enable the programme to move into new areas of Middlesbrough and increase training. Kickz is a national project targeted at reducing anti-social behaviour in deprived wards of Middlesbrough and uses football and activities such as health workshops, ....


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Extra Time To Save Your Seats

  Boro have extended the Save Your Seat deadline for an extra 24 hours to 5pm this Saturday to give fans extra time to renew their Season Cards. Overall sales numbers for the forthcoming campaign are significantly ahead of this time last year, boosted by a rush of families snapping up seats in the new Generation Red Family Zone.And staff expect the figure to rise further in the remaining days as supporters ensure they retain their own spot at the Riverside. “We know how much it ....


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Boro Race Night For Africa Adventure

MFC Foundation has teamed up with North Ormesby Working Men’s Club to hold a fundraising Race Night ahead of its forthcoming African Adventure. A group of Boro supporters will set off for the trip of a lifetime on November 11, spending 11 days working in schools in Nakuru, a deprived area of south-west Kenya. The trip aims to raise £20,000 for African Adventures’ partner projects in Kenya, as well as raising funds for MFC Foundation’s work on Teesside. The Race ....


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Kilimanjaro Challenge Underway

A team of intrepid trekkers, led by Middlesbrough legends and new Hartepool United management duo Colin Cooper and Craig Hignett, are on their way to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. Along with Hartlepool-born Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling and 12 other fundraisers, they aim to reach to reach the 5,895m summit of Africa’s highest mountain on Thursday (June 13). On Sunday (June 9) they left the Tanzanian town of Moshi to gather at the Machame Gate and set off on a trek that starts in ....


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Boro To Host French Cup Winners

Boro fans will have the chance to see Tony Mowbray’s side in pre-season action at the Riverside on Saturday July 27 (ko 3pm) when French cup winners Bordeaux arrive for the club’s only home pre-season friendly. Coach Francis Gillot’s team – who finished seventh in Ligue 1 last season - lifted the Coupe de France just days ago when two Cheick Diabate goals, including an 88th-minute winner, helped them beat Evian 3-2. Les Girondins’ proud history includes six ....


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Kili Trekkers Set Out From Base Camp

Boro legend and new Hartlepool United manager Colin Cooper set out with his party from Kilimanjaro base camp today with a double mission, to scale Africa’s highest peak and to raise as much money as possible for children’s charities back home. A group of 15 big-hearted trekkers have today set off from base camp aiming to scale the heights of Mount Kilimanjaro on Thursday. The group, which also features Hartlepool-born Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling, also include supporters of ....


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Kili Trekkers To Visit Children’s Home

Boro legend and new Hartlepool United manager Colin Cooper will hand out Middlesbrough and Pools kit to street children in Tanzania after leading a group of 15 big-hearted trekkers up Mount Kilimanjaro. Both clubs have donated shirts to be donated to a children’s home by Cooper, his fellow Riverside legend and new assistant Craig Hignett and fellow Teessiders. The group, which also features Hartlepool-born Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling, leave the UK ready for their bid to conquer ....


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New Football Club Tackles Homelessness

The North-East’s first football club for the homeless officially kicked off when young people representing eight Teesside hostels took part in a tournament at Middlesbrough FC’s Herlingshaw community centre. Middlesbrough Homeless Football Club is designed to improve the health, confidence and life chances of homeless people across Teesside. Under a slogan of ‘Tackling Homelessness for all of Teesside’, MHFC has been formed with the support and financial backing ....


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Tough Training Regime For Kili Trekkers

Boro hero Colin Cooper has been leading a group of intrepid Teessiders as they take on a rigorous training regime in preparation for tackling Kilimanjaro in early June. A total of 15 fundraisers, including Hartlepool-born Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling and former Boro star Craig Hignett, will attempt to reach the 5,895m 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 new Hartlepool United ....


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New Boro Kits Launched

The suspense is over as Boro today reveal their striking new 2013-14 adidas kit designs, which go on sale to Season Card holders tomorrow (Saturday June 1 ) with general sale on Sunday. The home shirt echoes a popular club tradition by re-introducing the white shoulder yoke, which first featured on Middlesbrough shirts before the First World War and was last seen in 2011-12. Also sure to be popular is the blue-and-black-striped away design first used by Jack Charlton’s 1973-74 ....


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New Football Club Tackles Homelessness

The North-East’s first football club for the homeless will officially kick off when young people representing several of Teesside’s hostels take part in a tournament at Middlesbrough FC’s South Bank community centre. Middlesbrough Homeless Football Club is designed to improve the health, confidence and life chances of homeless people across Teesside. Under a slogan of ‘Tackling Homelessness for all of Teesside’, MHFC has been formed with the support and ....


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Boro Heroes In Charity Challenge

  Former Boro stars Neil Maddison and Terry Cochrane will take part in a four-way football tournament for four Teesside good causes at the Riverside Stadium this Saturday morning (May 25). The Agile Charity Challenge will raise funds for Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice, Teesside Hospice, Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation and the Boro’s own charity, the MFC Foundation. Organised by Stockton-based IT and communications provider Agile, the four-way challenge will ....


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Boro Announce Extension Of Adidas Kit Deal

  Boro will continue to wear the world-famous three stripes of adidas after agreeing an extension of their kit agreement with the leading global brand. The club has forged a strong relationship with adidas since adopting their designs and technologies four years ago and the products have proved extremely popular with fans. The announcement comes just two weeks away from the launch of Boro’s striking new 2013-14 home and away kits, which will go on sale to Season Card holders on ....


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Riverside Daredevils Raise Thousands For Mfc Foundation

Dozens took on the daredevil challenge of the Riverside zip-wire to raise charity funds for the new Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation. Young and old defied gravity by hurtling along the 200-metre zip-wire installed 30 metres above the pitch. Fitted with hard hats and harnesses, more than 70 intrepid participants enjoyed a day of thrills – with the oldest being over 70. The event raised thousands for the Foundation, which as the club’s official charity harnesses passion for ....


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Families Swell Season Card Ranks

A rush of families snapping up seats in the new Generation Red Family Zone has helped Boro’s Early Bird Season Card sales smash through last year’s figure. Overall sales are around five per cent up on the equivalent stage in 2012-13, boosted by more than 1,000 mums, dads, grandparents and kids who will join the innovative East Stand area. “We know that focusing on families is very important and by offering such outstanding value for money we are certainly doing ....


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Ramsdens’ Riverside Tv Turn-on

  Boro sponsors Ramsdens are supporting the installation of a state-of-the-art giant screen that will be a major feature of the matchday experience at the Riverside Stadium next season. Installation of the 51-square-metre screen in the Riverside’s South East Corner will take place during the summer, with the intention of being operational in time for the opening game of 2013-14. The Ramsdens-branded TV screen will feature match highlights, team news, announcements, pre-match ....


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Carayol Visits Penalty Kings

  Muzzy Carayol dropped into St Bernadette’s School in Nunthorpe to present prizes to youngsters who had won a penalty competition at the Riverside.   The winger handed over the Trinity Catholic College Penalty of Dreams Shield after St Bernadette’s beat nine other primary schools in a spot-kick competition held on the pitch after the Watford game in January. The competition was held as part of Boro’s popular Matchday Stars scheme, which has brought ....


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All Star Former Players Evening With Souness

Juninho was the surprise guest at the latest dinner organised by Middlesbrough Former Players Association when he joined special guest Graeme Souness and many other Boro legends for a Riverside fundraiser. Juninho delighted fans when he called in on the event soon after arriving on Teesside from Brazil for a short visit to Middlesbrough FC, taking in the season’s final home game against Charlton the following day. His arrival meant that arguably the two greatest living players in the ....


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Daredevils Riverside Zip-wire Challenge

Brave Boro fans are bracing themselves for the Riverside’s thrilling zip-wire challenge on Saturday afternoon (May 4) – and there’s still time to join them.  Daredevils are being challenged to defy gravity at 35 miles per hour along the 200-metres zip-wire, while soaring 30 metres above the Riverside pitch.  Friday is the last day to register for the event, which will raise funds for the Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation, the club’s official charity, ....


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Grant Leadbitter Supporters Player Of The Year

Grant Leadbitter scooped the Supporters Club Player of the Year award last night at the end of season award dinner for Middlesbrough Official Supporters Club. Chelsea loan player, Josh McEachran was voted best young player and George Friend won the John Ovington Community Award, named in honour of a former stalwart and chief servant of the Official Supporters Club. After enjoying a sumptuous 3-course meal served up in the Legends Lounge of the Riverside Boro fans applauded as the entire first ....


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