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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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Middlesbrough Fc Publishes Annual Accounts

Middlesbrough Football Club has published its statutory accounts for the 18-month period up to June 30 2011.   Chief Executive Neil Bausor explained that the extended reporting period, which has been adopted across the group of which the club forms part, was introduced to bring the club’s financial year into line with the football season.    “With player wages being the club’s largest overhead and contracts running on an annual basis to June 30, it makes ....


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Aussie Star Rewards Enterprise Students

Boro star Scott McDonald handed out certificates to students who have been working with Middlesbrough FC’s Enterprise Academy at a celebration event at the Riverside Stadium yesterday.   The students from Abbeyhill Technology College Stockton, Oakfield’s Community College, Middlesbrough, and Stokesley School have successfully completed level one and level two qualifications in Personal Money Management, Employability Skills and Demonstrating Enterprise Skills.   They ....


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History Calling Boro Fans

The Middlesbrough 86 Project is asking fans of all ages to share their experiences and memories of supporting Middlesbrough Football Club down the decades. The Heritage Lottery Fund-backed project, which has been responsible for a range of events to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the club's rescue from the brink, has now enlisted a team of trained oral history researchers to record the memories of ordinary Boro fans for the sake of posterity. There have been dozens of books written ....


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Boro Bookworm Launches Retail Shop And Website.

A new independent bookshop opened today in Middlesbrough. It is the new town centre shop to buy Fly Me To The Moon fanzines and books from the fanzine’s own poet in residence. The new bookshop, Boro Bookworm, will be one of six units in the Emporium, located next to the HMV Store in the Mall Shopping Centre. The shop is the idea of a long-time Teessider, Khadim Hussain, who wants to offer a shop window for local writers, artists and for books about the Teesside area. Initially, the ....


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Six Years Ago Today – Living The Roman Dream

Six years ago today Boro fans were living the dream in Rome. For some the experience quickly turned from dream to nightmare as they were ambushed the evening before the game while out enjoying the sights and sounds of the ancient capital city. In the shabby Olympic Stadium on the night of the game a shameful collusion between club, ultras sullied what would have been a once in a lifetime experience for Boro fans witnessing their team toppling the mighty AS Roma. Today we should relive that ....


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Lukas Jams With ‘boro’s Got Talent Winners’

Keen guitarist Lukas Jutkiewicz grabbed the chance to jam with youngsters from St Peter’s Catholic College after they won the latest Boro’s Got Talent contest at the Riverside.  The College’s resident indie band, The Majors, stole the show with their rendition of Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair by the Arctic Monkeys. The group is made up of Mark Davenport, 13, Jack McKewen, 14, Josh Lowe, 15, Daniel Morris, 16 and Daniel McGee, ....


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Boro Charities Need Your Help

Colin Cooper's charity is appealing for volunteers to help out this Saturday night - and see a St Patrick's night gig by Teesside favourites The Wildcats of Kilkenny free of charge! The Wildcats of Kilkenny, headed by Boro fan Mike McGrother, recorded a special version of Boro's Power Game theme tune to raise funds for the Finlay Cooper Fund and the Gary Parkinson Trust. The CD has sold well and is no longer in stock at the MFC stores. The Finlay Cooper Fund needs two or three volunteers to ....


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By George – This Shirt Is Simply The Best!

A BORO shirt worn by George Best in Jim Platt’s testimonial game has been added to the Back from the Brink exhibition at Middlesbrough’s Dorman Museum. The unique number seven shirt, which has also been signed by the late legend, has been loaned to the Heritage Lottery Fund-backed exhibition by Paul Barry, owner of the town’s famous Jack Hatfield Sports store. The shirt is a nostalgic reminder of the night in September 1981 when Best, one of the game’s greatest ever ....


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Join Trio At Saints And Sinners Dinner

Managerial legend Lawrie McMenemy MBE will be guest speaker with former Boro and Southampton star David Armstrong when Middlesbrough Former Players Association hold their next dinner the night before the Saints visit the Riverside Stadium. And a night of guaranteed football nostalgia and entertainment will be capped off by the outspoken former Sunderland and Ipswich star Eric Gates, the younger brother of former Boro player Bill. The end-of-season fundraiser, Saints and Sinners, will take ....


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Up The Boro

There is an exciting new Boro-based art and photography exhibition that opened its doors at MIMA at the end of last week. I had a look down when it opened last Thursday evening and it is well worth a view. In fact it looks the bee’s knees to me.   March 2 – July 8, 2012 In 1986, Middlesbrough almost lost its football club. Following relegation to the third division and severe financial problems, the gates to the old Ayresome Park ground were locked.  But, just 37 ....


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Neil Bausor Is Appointed Chief Executive Of Middlesbrough Fc

Chairman Steve Gibson has today announced the appointment of Neil Bausor as Chief Executive of Middlesbrough Football Club.   Mr Gibson said: “Neil has been performing the role of interim Chief Executive for the past nine months. I am very pleased with the job he has done and as a result of that I have decided to appoint him Chief Executive on a permanent basis.   “I am confident Neil will continue to make a significant contribution to the success of the Club in this ....


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England Expects Riverside Delivers – Bring On Team Gb

It was a fantastic night for Teesside when a bumper crowd cheered on the Under 21 side to a 4-0 victory over Belgium. The home of the Boro was decked out with England shirts and banners as the people of Teesside joined forces to inspire England to a big win. Now there is the very real possibility of a double header international day to remember in the summer. Team GB men and women playing Olympic warm up games in the stadium, which would be an event of a lifetime for Teesside.   There ....


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Fantastic Four Parade The Cup

Former Riverside stars Gaizka Mendieta, Ugo Ehiogu, Colin Cooper and Malcolm Christie will mark the anniversary of Boro’s Carling Cup success by parading a replica of the trophy on the Riverside pitch at half-time tonight. All four were part of the Boro squad that helped win the club’s first ever silverware eight years ago tonight, Mendieta and Ehiogu both playing in the final, Cooper playing in the quarter-final and Christie scoring an extra-time winner against Brighton in the ....


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Boro Fan Leigh’s England Honour

Lifelong Boro fan Leigh Ellicker will represent a nation of heroes at the Riverside on Wednesday night when he represents his country’s brave forces as England U-21s take on Belgium. Whitby-born Leigh, a veteran of Army campaigns in Afghanistan and Northern Ireland, will stand proudly alongside Boro and England legend Alan Peacock as the FA’s Guest of Honour. A Catterick-based warrant officer 2nd class with the Small Arms School Corps, who served with the 1st Battalion The Green ....


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Southgate’s Praise For Boro Eng U21 Duo

Boro legend Gareth Southgate has poured praise on an England U-21 team brimming with talent ahead of Wednesday’s big Riverside match – but warned that Belgium are capable of causing an upset. Southgate, the FA’s Head of Elite Development, made a rare return to Boro’s Rockliffe Park training ground yesterday (Monday) to see an U-21 squad featuring Joe Bennett and Jason Steele preparing for the European Championship qualifier. And the Carling Cup-winning captain had ....


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Boro Chairman Hosts Sir Bobby Robson Golf

Boro chairman, Steve Gibson will again be hosting the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation Celebrity Golf Day in May. The inaugural Sir Bobby Robson Foundation Celebrity Golf Day, held last April at Rockliffe Hall near Darlington, was hugely popular, uniting north east football in the fight against cancer and prompting immediate calls for a repeat. The second Sir Bobby Robson Foundation Celebrity Golf Day, in aid of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, will be held this year on 2nd May and the venue is ....


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Beat The Queues By Buying England Tickets In Advance

Fans are being urged to buy tickets for next Wednesday’s England U-21 international IN ADVANCE to avoid delays at the Riverside on the night. With a bumper crowd guaranteed for the crucial Euro qualifier with Belgium, Boro are advising supporters to purchase their tickets well before the 6pm kick-off. “Fans can save themselves a lot of time and potential queues if they buy their tickets in advance,” says Head of Supporter Services Anthony Emmerson. Season Card holders ....


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Boro Duo In Riverside Under 21 Squad

Boro defensive duo Joe Bennett and Jason Steele have been picked in the England Under 21 squad for the international against Belgium at the Riverside next Wednesday. It will be a great experience for the duo to be involved on a big night for their country in front of many of their own supporters. Both players played out of their skin in Boro’s win at Millwall, Jason Steele was awesome in the face of a second half onslaught at the New Den.   The other big squad news is that Wilfried ....


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Grounds And Franks Join Yeovil On Loan

Jonathan Grounds and Jonathan Franks have joined Yeovil Town on an initial one-month loan. Defender Grounds, 24, spent the early part of this season on loan to Yeovil’s League One rivals Chesterfield, while midfielder Franks, 21, played one game on loan to Oxford earlier this season. Both players have been locked out of the first team picture this season and this could be a big opportunity for them to show their abilities, Jonathan Franks was a key player in Strachan's early months ....


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