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Go For Gold With The Goal-den Shot!

The Goal-den Shot is back!! Ramsdens, the official shirt sponsor of MFC, are offering three lucky fans the chance to take part in this season’s first ‘Goal-den Shot’ challenge at half-time during the Middlesbrough vs. Hull City game on Tuesday, 23rd October. 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 ....


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Mcmanus Bristol Return

Boro defender Stephen McManus has rejoined fellow npower Championship side Bristol City on a three-month loan. The 30-year-old centre-back teams up with Robins manager and fellow Scottish international Derek McInnes again after spending six weeks on loan at Ashton Gate towards the end of last season. McManus has made three appearances for Boro this season, most recently in the last match, away at Watford. This is a big vote of confidence in the other senior centre backs at the club and ....


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Boro V Queen Of The South Or Partick Thistle

Boro will visit either Queen of the South or Partick Thistle next July after the Scottish sides reached the Ramsdens Cup final on Sunday. Ramsdens-sponsored Boro will play the winner of the final for the Ramsdens Challenge Trophy in a pre-season showdown ahead of the 2013-14 campaign. As with last season when Boro won a 10-goal thriller 7-3 at Falkirk, Ramsdens have arranged for the winners of the cup they sponsor to host the club they sponsor. High-flying Queen of the South, managed ....


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Lukas Injury Blow

A big blow for Boro as in form striker Lukas Jutkiewicz has picked up a knee injury in training and will be out for a month or so. After missing most of the pre-season Lukas has been making up for lost time and has been absolutely flying of late grabbing a brace in two recent matches away at Blackburn Rovers and home to Derby County. With Marvin Emnes back fit again and Adam Reach raring to go we were looking forward to having a potent strike force as we resume action after the international ....


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Boro Express Disappointment At Sunderland Ticket Allocation

Boro today expressed “extreme disappointment” at the decision to restrict the club to just 2,800 tickets for the Capital One Cup fourth round tie with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday October 30. Under competition rules, visiting clubs are entitled to a maximum ticket allocation of 15% of stadium capacity. However, Sunderland AFC, supported by their Safety Advisory Group, significantly reduced the allowance, citing safety and evidence of previous bad behaviour by visiting ....


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Sunderland Tickets On Sale Tomorrow

Tickets for Boro's Capital One Cup fourth round tie against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light (Tuesday October 30, kick-off 7.45pm) will go on sale to Season Card holders from 9am on Saturday (October 13). There will be a maximum of four tickets per booking, each ticket requiring a separate and valid Season Card. To enable fans to make an informed decision about how they will attempt to secure their seat, the club confirm that 50% of tickets available to fans will be sold over the counter at ....


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Join Jan Among The Boro Stars

Tickets are selling fast for the forthcoming Middlesbrough Former Players Dinner, with Jan Fjortoft the latest big name guest announced for an event that will also feature Tony Mowbray, David Wheater, Bernie Slaven, Craig Hignett and Bruce Rioch. Former Boro striker Fjortoft, who was Boro’s £1.3m record signing in 1995, will travel from his home in Norway for Six Decades of Boro Stars at the Riverside on the night of Friday October 26. He will join 20 former Boro players at an ....


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Edwardian Ayresome Photos Under The Hammer

Some of the earliest known photographs of Boro’s old ground, Ayresome Park, are to be auctioned at the forthcoming, and final, Methuselah Ltd football memorabilia sale.   The small action photos from a charity match played in 1908 show the stadium’s original stands and terraces. Auction organiser John Wilson enthused, “Ayresome Park photos from this period are very scarce indeed. It is their historical significance rather than their monetary value that is important. ....


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Kickz Reaches Out To More Young People

  More young people than ever will be given life-changing experiences and opportunities thanks to the expansion of Middlesbrough Football Club in the Community’s hugely-successful Kickz project.   Kickz uses Boro’s appeal and the power of football to engage young people who may otherwise be difficult to reach by providing free activities across Middlesbrough four nights a week, 48 weeks of the year. Goals include reducing crime and anti-social behaviour, building ....


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Sign Up For Half-term Coaching Courses

Youngsters can enjoy football coaching in a fun environment when Middlesbrough FC in the Community stages half-term holiday courses at Eston. The courses run from October 31 to November 2 and there's a choice of one-day sessions for £10 or £25 for three days. Qualified coaches are on hand and there are MFC certificates and prizes for every child. There’s also the chance to buy tickets for Boro home matches at reduced prices. To reserve your place, call 01642 757674. Meanwhile, ....


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Savvy Students Will Win The Riverside!

Budding Richard Bransons and Steve Gibsons are being challenged to brush up their entrepreneurial and sales skills with Boro – and there’s the chance to “Win The Riverside” for the students who show the most initiative! Thirteen sixth-formers from Middlesbrough’s Macmillan Academy are the first to take up the exciting learning opportunity this season and visited the stadium this morning for a special briefing session. There, Middlesbrough Football Club’s ....


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Young Reds Visit Riverside

The Riverside will stage its first ever Boro U-21 fixture when top-of-the-table Liverpool visit on Monday evening (October 8, kick-off 7pm).   Coached by Spaniard Rodolfo Borrell, the Reds have won three and drawn two of their five Barclays U-21 Premier League games so far and are four points ahead of Boro, who have won two, drawn one and lost two.   Liverpool include Spain U-21 international Daniel Pacheco, Germany U-21 starlet Samed Yesil and England youth players Jack Robinson, ....


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Sir Bruce Joins Six Decades Of Boro Stars

Tony Mowbray, David Wheater, Bernie Slaven, Craig Hignett and Stan Anderson will be joined by former Boro boss Bruce Rioch when Middlesbrough Former Players Association hosts Six Decades of Boro Stars on the night of Friday October 26.  Rioch will be one of two former Boro and Bolton managers attending an event taking place the night before Middlesbrough host Wanderers at the Riverside, with Stan Anderson also on the guest list.  Also added to a list of 20 former players attending ....


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Carayol Injury Blow

  The injury hoodoo has struck with a vengeance with news that Boro's exciting winger Muzzy Carayol will be sidelined for several months from a knee injury. The winger has been troubled by injuries since joining us in pre-season and was being nursed back from a knee problem but now it seems the injury is serious and will need long term attention. What a blow for player and club. Carayol was one of the success stories and major reasons behind Boro's victory at the home of Championship ....


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Sunderland Here We Come

Amazingly enough Boro were drawn out away from home yet again and for the second season in a row have been given a derby match at Sunderland. That makes it eleven successive away draws and another chance to go head to head with Martin O’Neill’s Sunderland.  The games will take place in the week commencing 29th October 2012 and if it is anything like last season’s match up then it will be a memorable one indeed. Boro’s Barry Robson did the damage at both ends really ....


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Six Decades Of Boro Stars

Tony Mowbray, David Wheater, Bernie Slaven and Craig Hignett will be among the guests when Middlesbrough Former Players Association hosts Six Decades of Boro Stars on the night of Friday October 26.   The Riverside Stadium’s Legends Lounge will be the fitting venue for a night of football nostalgia   With Boro set to host Bolton the following day, the event will feature several heroes of both clubs including Wanderers’ former Boro captain David Wheater and a man who ....


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Discover Middlesbrough Fc

Please join me on a couple of walks to discover more about The Boro and the former grounds where fans flocked to worship. As part of the Discover Middlesbrough festival of guided walks and open days I am offering a free tour of the former football grounds of Middlesbrough FC, pre Riverside. And for those who want a closer look at Ayresome, our home for almost a century, I will be conducting a separate tour round the estate where glimpses from the past still pop through to the present. That ....


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Clough And Revie United

  Brian Clough and Don Revie two managers that towered over much of the domestic football world for what seemed like a generation. Both massively successful but also in so many ways completely opposite in outlook and approach. Famously the antagonists in the Damned United book and film. Join author Roger Hermiston and myself today in walking their walk to put them into the context of their life and times, in the town they both once knew as home, Middlesbrough. Meet at 1pm at the Boating ....


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Gibson Extends Loan At Tranmere

Defender Ben Gibson has had his loan at Tranmere Rovers extended to January 3 after a hugely-successful month with the npower League One side. The 19-year-old has helped Ronnie Moore’s side make an excellent start to the season. Rovers have kept three clean sheets in five games and are second in the table. Gibson has made just one Boro appearance so far, as a sub against Coventry in April 2011. However, he helped York City win the FA Trophy and Blue Square Bet Premier play-off final, ....


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Win Tickets To See Ray Parlour

Former Boro midfielder Ray Parlour is set to return to the North-East for a fundraising supper this week – and we have tickets to giveaway for the do. The ex-England star will appear at Aycliffe Workingmen’s Club on Friday night for a supper organised by the town’s football club. Entertainment on the night, which is being hosted by Sky Sports News reporter David Craig, will also include hilarious Scouse comedian Gary Skyner, plus the usual Sportsman’s Evening fun and ....


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Bikey Signs To Add Defensive Cover

Boro have completed the signing of Cameroon international defender André Bikey on a one-year contract, with a further year’s option, following a training period with the club. Free agent Bikey, who has played in the Premier League for both Reading and Burnley, becomes Boro’s 12th signing of one of the busiest summers in club history. The 27-year-old spent a period on loan with Bristol City and played a pivotal role in the Robins’ survival last term, featuring in ....


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Ramsdens Secures £15 Million In New Financing Towards Major Expansion Plans

Boro sponsors Ramsdens, the UK’s largest independent pawnbroker, has announced major expansion plans after securing £15 million in new financing from HSBC’s Corporate Banking team in Yorkshire and the North East. Having achieved a £50 million turnover in 2011 - a year-on-year growth of 52% and four times its 2008 turnover of £13 million - Ramsdens now plans to double in size over the next three to five years. HSBC has approved a financing package to support ....


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Star Names Join Miss Sporting Personality Judging Panel

Boro stars Lukas Jutkiewicz, Jason Steele and Nicky Bailey will join Commonwealth games silver medallist Alison Curbishley, Middlesbrough Paralympic finalist Jade Jones and Super League netball player Faye Summerhill as judges in tonight’s Miss Sporting Personality contest at the Riverside. The winner will be chosen after a glittering dinner and will be the face of sport in the area, with the chance to model Boro kit and also take to the catwalk for Yarm’s Diva fashion store. ....


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Main And Halliday Launch New Community Games Programme

  Curtis Main and Andy Halliday helped Middlesbrough FC in the Community launch an exciting new games programme for young people in association with Barclays Spaces for Sports (BS4S). The Boro duo took part in football activities and a question-and-answer session at Thorntree Multi-Use Games area, which together with its North Ormesby counterpart will benefit from a £23,500 grant from BS4S. The funding will help support more sessions, a new coach and a volunteer education ....


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Waiting Game For Lukas As Mowbray Shuffles His Options At New Den

Fit again centre forward Lukas Jutkiewicz will have to wait for his chance to break back into a winning Boro first team. That was manager Tony Mowbray's message at the training ground press conference yesterday. Having missed so much of the pre-season the former Coventry striker will not be rushed back in and instead can be eased through 90 minutes in the reserves next week. I asked Tony Mowbray yesterday about the fitness of the centre forward and whether he might feature at Millwall on ....


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