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Kickz Prepares For Riverside Showdown

Young participants will get the chance to show off their football skills when they take on Boro’s Kickz community scheme’s partners at the Riverside Stadium on Friday (May 18) at 4pm.   Kickz, which was relaunched in September by Boro captain Matthew Bates, engages young people aged 12 to 18 in a range of free, constructive activities with the hope of tackling antisocial behaviour and reducing crime rates. And a game on the Riverside Stadium’s pristine playing surface ....


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Boro Fans Played With Legends

Football fans lived the dream when they played alongside Boro favourites on the Riverside Stadium pitch to help raise more than £9,000 for Finlay Cooper Fund. The Riverside played host to back-to-back charity games in aid of the fund run by former Middlesbrough star Colin Cooper and his wife Julie in memory of the two-year-old son they lost in a tragic choking accident 10 years ago. Fans of Middlesbrough and Millwall, another of Boro coach Cooper’s former clubs, first took part in ....


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Fans And Boro Legends Play For Finlay Cooper Fund

Boro fans bid in their dozens for a chance to play for Tony Mowbray and Colin Cooper at the Riverside this Sunday in aid of the Finlay Cooper Fund, helping to raise more than £7,000. John Hendrie and Curtis Fleming plus Carling Cup heroes George Boateng and Gaizka Mendieta are the former Riverside heroes who will take part in the game. But nearly 40 Boro fans will join them in a 90-minute, 11-a-side game on Sunday, the same day the Riverside hosts the SABIC 5k Riverside Run and Asda 2k ....


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Playing With The Boro For Sir Bobby

Please everyone get yourself down to the Riverside this evening and support the boys playing for the incredible cause, fighting cancer, right here and now in the north east. At the Riverside Stadium on Friday May 11th 19:30 kick off.   This is the fourth charity match organised by the legend that was crowned so in Lisbon. And it looks all set to be the biggest and best yet. Or it will be with your help by flocking to the West Stand.   We’ve come along way since that balmy ....


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Have Fun With The Riverside Run!

Boro's Riverside Run promises to be the best ever with its Olympic style finish at the Riverside Stadium and former Boro players running. This Sunday’s Middlesbrough 5k is set to be the biggest and best yet, with the highest ever number of entrants set to enjoy a great day of family entertainment too.   Entries for the SABIC 5k Riverside Run are 25% up on previous years but there is still time to get the Olympic bug and enter either the 5k or the Asda 2k Fun Run ....


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Boro Boss Backs Cancer Awareness Campaign

Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray is giving his backing to a new campaign to raise awareness of the symptoms of oesophagogastric cancer. Oesophagogastric cancer refers to cancer of the stomach and cancer of the oesophagus, the long tube (gullet) that carries food from the throat to the stomach, and causes 10,000 deaths nationally each year. The north of England and Scotland have some of the highest rates of oesophagogastric cancer in the country yet early detection can ....


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Fans Bid To Play With Boro Legends

Could you be Tony Mowbray’s next signing? Fans are bidding in their dozens for a chance to play for the Boro boss at the Riverside in aid of the Finlay Cooper Fund. Mowbray’s fellow Boro legend Colin Cooper will take charge of the opposing team, while John Hendrie and Carling Cup heroes George Boateng and Gaizka Mendieta are just three of the former Riverside heroes who will take part in the game. Boro fans can bid to join them in a 90-minute, 11-a-side game on Sunday, May 13, on ....


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Fmttm Art Auction – Final Day

Boro fans, art fans, everyone that wants to make a difference in the fight against cancer, right here, right now in our region, we bring you the final day of the fmttm Sir Bobby Robson Foundation Art Auction. Deadline is 10pm. Every year Jan Foley runs an art auction in the run up to the charity football match held at the Riverside. This year the Sir Bobby Robson game will take place on Friday (11th May) and Jan and the artist community are giving the fund raising a massive pre-match ....


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Mowbray's Support For Sir Bobby Cancer Charity

Tony Mowbray went along to give his support for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation celebrity golf day and dinner at Rockcliffe Hall, Hurworth on Wednesday. The event sponsored by Goldchip was a hive of activity as teams including from all the major football clubs in the area competed in Sir Bobby's honour. The Boro boss mingled with competitors and gave interviews to the massed media to do his bit for a charity and a football name that both mean so much to him personally. The Boro boss spent a ....


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Holgate Wall Celebrated

The Holgate Wall is standing proud. The preservation of the last feature of Ayresome Park was celebrated and given a religious blessing this week. On the anniversary of the final match at Boro's former home a plaque was unveiled to celebrate nearly 100 years of football heritage. Work to stop the wall falling into disrepair was completed late last year and on Monday (April 30) a special celebration took place at the wall 12 years to the day since the last ever competitive game at Ayresome ....


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Play For Mogga With The Boro Legends

Could you be Tony Mowbray’s next signing? Fans are being given a chance to play for the Boro boss at the Riverside in aid of the Finlay Cooper Fund. Mowbray’s fellow Boro legend Colin Cooper will take charge of the opposing team, while John Hendrie and Carling Cup heroes George Boateng and Gaizka Mendieta are just three of the former Riverside heroes who will take part in the game. Boro fans can bid to join them in a 90-minute, 11-a-side game on Sunday, May 13, on the same day the ....


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Robson Bows Out With Fans Award

Barry Robson took the honours when presented with the Official Supporters Club Player of the Season award at the end of season dinner this Wednesday. The hard working midfielder also scooped the Fmttm 2012 Poll. He was delighted to be bowing out with the fans on his side.  Former Celtic man Robson spoke briefly about the ups, downs and indifferent times since his move south of the border. But injuries apart he had enjoyed his time hugely and it means the world to him that the supporters ....


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Sub 86 Today

Help recreate the legendary Boro v Port Vale game from 1986 at MIMA this tea time. This time it will be played out on subbuteo pitches. Will it be a draw again? Will there be 20 000 people claiming they were there? Will tea still only cost 30p?  There is a concept in contemporary art called 'social practice'. It's where people taking part in something - some kind of unusual event built around an idea or subject matter-  constitutes the artwork. This is the excuse I am using to have a ....


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Boro Will Host Unique Team Gb Double Header

Boro will host a unique, pre-Olympics double header when Team GB men’s and women’s teams stage their warm-up matches at the Riverside Stadium this summer.  It will be the only chance to see Team GB before the Games start, with Hope Powell’s women’s team taking on Sweden before the men’s side, led by Stuart Pearce, face Brazil.  Both matches will take place on Friday July 20, with the Riverside set to make history by staging the Great Britain ....


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Boro Facebook Page Will Reveal 2012-13 Kit

Boro took another step into the world of social networking this week with the launch of the first official Middlesbrough Football Club Facebook page. And to encourage fans to get involved, the page will be the first place fans can view the club’s new 2012-13 home and away strips when they are exclusively unveiled at midnight on Sunday April 29.  The page began with a five-day countdown to the big reveal, when exclusive images of the players modelling the home and away strips at a ....


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Boro Friends Reunited For Riverside Run

Former Boro heroes are to set make a comeback at the Riverside – but this time they will be swapping their football boots for running shoes. Colin Cooper will be joined by a group of his former Boro team-mates for the SABIC 5k Riverside Run on the morning of Sunday, May 13. Former stars Bernie Slaven, Gaizka Mendieta, Jim Platt, Mark Proctor and Paul Kerr, together with academy manager Dave Parnaby and Riverside head physio Chris Moseley, will be on the starting line for Middlesbrough ....


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Thanks To Super Coopers

A Teesside mum says the generosity of former Boro star Colin Cooper and his wife Julie has changed for good the lives of her entire family. Photos - Evening Gazette Tyler Strickland’s premature birth resulted in a bleed on the brain that left him partially sighted, partially deaf and struggling for balance and stability. But mum Jennifer Strickland says the £1,000 specialised tricyle donated by the Finlay Cooper Fund has given the youngster a new lease of life – and the ....


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Boro Final Fanzine Out Now

The final fanzine of the season but will it be the FINAL fanzine? Hopefully not but am not sure. End of an era or ear ache. All will become clear as mud with time.   Anyway, I wouldn’t miss it if I was you features a superb article by Paul Smith of Maximo Park and the return of fmttm’s own Boro dog. Plus the results of the fmttm Poll. Actually there is loads and loads of stuff, even writers Harry Pearson and Daniel Gray. So jam-packed is Issue 511 that there are no adverts ....


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Boro Shirts For A Tenner

Boro fans can pick up a special Easter bargain at MFC Official. All 2010-11 shirts are now just £10. The home shirt, featuring a classic collar and our traditional chestband, was one of the most popular designs of recent years. The cobalt blue away shirt is particularly striking and uses adidas Formotion engineering to follow the shape of the wearer’s physique for a better fit and greater comfort while in motion. Inspired by tradition and engineered for performance, both home ....


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Countdown To Exhibition’s Final Whistle

The final whistle is set to blow on a football exhibition that has attracted thousands of Boro fans to Middlesbrough’s Dorman Museum over the past three months. Back from the Brink, an exhibition supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, will close its doors for the last time on April 15 – so time is running out for supporters to see an exhibition that has already attracted well over 20,000 visitors. Celebrating the ups and downs of Boro’s history, Back from the Brink has ....


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Ayresome Park Revisited

This Saturday at 11am join me at the Holgate green for a tour of Ayresome Park revisited. Yep start your Boro day a little earlier and sample some big match build up at the former home of our club.  It will only take about half an hour as we follow the sculpture trail created by artist Neville Gabie to rediscover the ground where several generations of Boro fans celebrated and suffered together.  I’ll show you where Big John Hickton started and ended those legendary penalty ....


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Boro To Play Scottish Friendly

Boro will face the winners of Sunday’s Ramsdens Challenge Cup final between Falkirk and Hamilton Academicals in a friendly game this summer.  The announcement was made by Stewart Smith, chairman of Ramsdens, who sponsor both the competition and Middlesbrough Football Club. “It will be a special occasion for me to see a Ramsdens-sponsored team play the Ramsdens Cup holders,” he said.The game underlines the strong bond between Boro and Teesside-based Ramsdens, which has ....


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Vote Now For Boro Player Of The Year

With Tony Mowbray’s team pushing hard for promotion, it’s time to start voting for the official Middlesbrough FC Player of the Year. Voting is now open online ahead of an exclusive gala presentation dinner at the Riverside Stadium on Sunday April 29, in association with club shirt sponsor Ramsdens. Fans can also vote for two other award categories - Young Player of the Season and Goal of the Season – while members of the first-team squad will nominate their own ....


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Teessiders Race To Enter Riverside Run

Entries for May’s SABIC 5k Riverside Run are 30 per cent up on the same time last year as Teessiders race to join former Boro stars Gaizka Mendieta and Colin Cooper on the starting line. Make sure you don't delay to be part of a run that will finish inside the Boro's Riverside ground. Race organisers are advising would-be entrants not to delay to avoid disappointment, as an Olympics-themed 2,012 entries will be allowed into the Boro-backed event. Both the SABIC Riverside Run and Asda ....


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Go For Gold With The Goal-den Shot!

Ramsdens, the official shirt sponsor of MFC, are offering three lucky fans the chance to take part in the next ‘Goal-den Shot’ challenge at half-time during the Middlesbrough vs. Cardiff City game on Saturday, 7th April. Those taking part will have the chance to win valuable gold sovereigns. Contestants will have two shots each – kick the ball through a hole in the specially-designed target once to win a half sovereign, or be successful with both shots and win a full ....


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