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Jason Steele Looking To Recharge Batteries And Bounce Back

I spoke with Boro's young goalkeeper Jason Steele recently at the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation golf day at Rockcliffe Park. The young keeper was looking forward to competing along with Boro team mate Nicky Bailey and the ever smiling Craig Hignett over the 18 holes. He stopped to chat about the honour of playing in this event, Boro's final downfall at Watford and what being picked for Team GB squad means to him. Q: What is your golf like, Jason? JS: I'm alright. Q: You played last year, ....


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Boro Boost For Business Start-ups

Boro’s Riverside Stadium has been chosen to host an exciting new community initiative that aims to help local people start up in business. The Football League Trust and Start Up Link, a leading provider of award-winning enterprise support, are organising the Kick Off In Business event to encourage new enterprises and self-employment. They say that since the withdrawal last year of many government-funded schemes, the only support available for people thinking about starting up has been ....


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Boro Shop Hours Over Jubilee Weekend

 Trading hours for the MFC Official stores during the Diamond Jubilee holiday are as follows: SATURDAY JUNE 2: Both stores will be open from 9.30am to 5.00pm SUNDAY JUNE 3: Stadium store will be open from 11am to 4pm; town-centre store closed MONDAY JUNE 4: Both stores closed. TUESDAY JUNE 5: Town-centre store will be open from 10am to 4pm; stadium store closed. WEDNESDAY JUNE 6: Resume normal trading hours. Mail order online shopping will remain 24 hours throughout. ....


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Pot Luck With Ramsdens

Former Boro star Craig Hignett will swap the green pitch for the green baize when he takes on former world champion Shaun Murphy and Teesside talent Mike Dunn in a Ramsdens snooker exhibition on May 30. Boro sponsors Ramsdens are also offering snooker and football fans the chance to challenge the trio to a frame in the special event at Riley’s Sports Bar in Middlesbrough. Ramsdens sponsor 2005 world champion Murphy – nicknamed The Magician – during the recent World ....


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The Power Game Up For Auction

There is an incredible slice of Boro history up under the hammer at Marton Country Club in June. The original Power Game 45 “ from Ayresome Park is up for grabs. The original PYE 45 rpm record of the Power Game theme by Cyril Stapleton & his Orchestra which was played over the airwaves of Radio Ayresome during the 1960s/70s. Boys and girls ladies and gentlemen welcome to Radio Ayresome. This is the copy that was chosen and purchased by Ayresome Park announcer Bernard Gent from Dean ....


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Boro Tops For Families Again

Middlesbrough Football Club has won another top Football League award for its work in welcoming families to the Riverside Stadium. The club has been presented with the League’s Family Excellence Award for a second successive season after two separate “mystery family” visits provided excellent feedback on all aspects of services to fans. Judges were impressed by Boro’s commitment to fair pricing and its ability to provide a safe, engaging and memorable family ....


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Riverside Match Caps Off Mens Health Project

A special football match takes place later this week to mark the end of a ground-breaking health project.   The event at the Riverside Stadium will feature teams of dads who met while attending Middlesbrough’s Sure Start Children’s Centres and the popular Men’s Health sessions run by Middlesbrough FC in the Community.   The club is staging the game on Friday, May 18, between 2pm and 4pm to mark the end of funding for the Men’s Health ....


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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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