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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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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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