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Boro Fan Tracy's A Ramsdenswinner

Lifelong Boro fan Tracy Alden never usually wins anything – but she is now thanking club sponsors Ramsdens for a change of fortune after winning an iPad. The West Stand season card holder was one of hundreds of Riverside regulars who completed the Ramsdens MFC survey – but hers was the first name from the hat to win the lucky prize. “I was really shocked when I was told the good news because I never win anything,” smiled the Ingleby Barwick mum-of-two, who recently ....


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Try The Cash Grabber Challenge!

Two of Teesside’s biggest sporting heroes have thrown down the gauntlet to Boro fans to take on the Ramsdens Cash Grabber Challenge on matchdays at the Riverside. Chris Tomlinson and Dave Daniell took part in the Ramsdens Cash Grabber celebrity charity challenge before Boro’s ‘Fantastic Friday’ home clash with Sheffield Wednesday. As part of the launch night for the new Cash Grabber, Boro’s sponsors kindly gave both Chris and Dave a hallmarked 9ct gold limited ....


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Main Extends Contract Until 2015

  Promising young striker Curtis Main is delighted to have signed an extended contract that keeps him at the club until 2015, with an option for a further year. The 20-year-old from South Shields has been rewarded for an exciting first year with the club that saw him break into Tony Mowbray’s first team, making 12 appearances and scoring two goals. Main, who is currently recovering from reconstruction of lateral knee ligaments following a training ground injury at the start of the ....


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Boro: 2 For 1 Ticket Offer

  Drawing on the success of Boro’s half-price ticket offer last Friday the club have decided to introduce a 2 for 1 ticket offer for the next two home matches against Bristol City and Huddersfield. Fans who buy tickets for the Bristol City match on Saturday November 24 will gain a complimentary ticket to the Huddersfield game four days later on Tuesday November 27. The club have decided to bring in the offer to build on the feel-good factor that is sweeping across Teesside. ....


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Boro's Buy One Get One Free Offer

  Boro are building on the success of their Fantastic Friday ticket offer by offering a two-for-one deal for the next two home matches with Bristol City and Huddersfield. Fans who buy tickets for the Bristol City match on Saturday November 24 will gain a complimentary ticket to the Huddersfield game four days later on Tuesday November 27. A bumper crowd of 28,229 – the biggest at the Riverside for three-and-a-half years – saw Boro beat Sheffield Wednesday 3-1 to go top of ....


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Attractive Hotel And Ticket Packages In Cardiff

Cardiff City are offering Boro fans travelling to Saturday’s game an attractive family package covering match tickets and overnight hotel accommodation. The packages cost from £99 and include a Friday night stay at the Copthorne Hotel in Cardiff, which includes an award-winning restaurant and indoor swimming pool. Supporters can choose from: Bronze Package – Bed and breakfast based on four people sharing (two adults plus two children under 12) £99; Silver Package ....


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Nicky Bailey Football Artist At Kickz

  Boro midfielder Nicky Bailey will get creative with youngsters from Middlesbrough FC in the Community’s Kickz Project when they try their hand at graffiti art this evening. Nicky Bailey will be showcasing a whole new talent away from the football field by working with young people from Whinney Banks alongside local artist Stephen Irving at the Acklam Green Centre from 6.30pm to 8.30pm on Monday November 12. Although Kickz is primarily football-based, the youth club sessions ....


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Redsquare Commemorative Programme Now On Sale

  Boro have produced a commemorative match programme for tomorrow’s game with Sheffield Wednesday to honour the eight Middlesbrough players who died in two world wars. REDSQUARE features a special cover by Artist in Residence Richard Piers Rayner depicting Archie Wilson, Henry Cook, Andy Jackson, Don McLeod, Bobby Atherton, Dick Wynn, Ralph Arran and David Murphy. Richard, whose graphic novel Road to Perdition inspired a Hollywood blockbuster featuring Tom Hanks, depicts five of ....


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Bates Leaves Boro

  Last year’s captain Matthew Bates has left the Teessider’s after failing to agree a new deal. The central defender has not played for Boro since last March after suffering a fifth cruciate ligament injury. Although his contract expired in June, Bates has continued rehabilitation with the side and is now fit to return - but with the club and Bates unable to agree terms he is now set to look for a new team. Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray told Sky Sports: "It was almost a ....


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Collect Tickets Early For Sheffield Wednesday Match

  With a big crowd guaranteed for tomorrow’s home match with Sheffield Wednesday, fans are being strongly urged to collect tickets early to avoid lengthy queues on the night. Tickets can be collected from the main Riverside ticket office from 9.30am, with the collection booth opposite main reception opening at 5.30pm. Sales have now passed the 21,000-mark, with supporters clamouring to take advantage of the half-price ticket offer to see Boro bid to go top of the npower ....


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Boro Poppy Tribute

  Boro and tomorrow’s opponents Sheffield Wednesday will wear special poppy shirts in honour of servicemen and women who have died in the service of their country. The tribute comes in the build-up to Armistice Day on Sunday and all the Middlesbrough shirts will be signed by the players. The signed shirts will then go on display at the MFC Official stores at the stadium and at Captain Cook Square in Middlesbrough town-centre from Thursday November 15, when fans can place their ....


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Sports Stars In Cash Grabber Challenge!

  Two of Teesside’s biggest sporting heroes, Chris Tomlinson and Dave Daniell, will take part in the Ramsdens Cash Grabber celebrity charity challenge before Boro’s big Friday night home game against Sheffield Wednesday. As part of the launch night for the new Cash Grabber, Boro’s sponsors are offering the winner of the challenge a hallmarked 9ct gold limited edition Transporter Bridge centenary coin worth £250 for a charity of their choice. 2012 Olympian Chris, ....


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Boro's Salute To War Heroes

Boro will salute the heroes of today and honour the fallen in a series of special Remembrance events when Sheffield Wednesday visit the Riverside on Friday. The club have invited 250 members of the Yorkshire Regiment and their families to the game, including serving soldiers, veterans and cadets.  Both Middlesbrough and Sheffield Wednesday players will honour those who sacrificed their lives in service of their country by wearing special shirts carrying a commemorative poppy. And to ....


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Be There For Boro’s Best

  Promotion-chasing Boro are already guaranteed their biggest attendance of the season so far for Friday night’s game against Sheffield Wednesday as fans snap up cut-price tickets. With three days still to go, almost 17,500 tickets have been sold and the Riverside is on course for a 20,000-plus crowd. Now fans are being urged to book their tickets in advance and allow a little extra time to get into the stadium on the night to avoid lengthy queues. The Fantastic Friday half-price ....


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Urgent - All Trains Dry On Saturday Night

  We have just been informed from Tim Swales and British Transport Police that all trains heading north up the East Coast Line tomorrow night will be “dry trains.” This means Grand Central as well as East Coast Mainline. The decision has just been made by the train operators. “All trains East Coast and Grand Central coming north from London KX to Darlington etc have been designated dry by the train operating companies. These means no alcohol can be taken on the trains ....


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Swansea Away For Boro

  Boro got another Premier draw as reward for knocking out Sunderland in the Capital One Cup. We were drawn away to Swansea in the 5th Round to be played in the week of Monday Dec 10th. I guess it was absolutely nailed on or stonewall as they say in football punditry that Boro would be drawn away again. What else could we expect? Twelve times in a row now in the league Cup we have come out as the away side. Maybe the title for this article should have been Boro's Twelfth Night! If we ....


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Boro Fixture Changes Announced

  Two of Boro’s forthcoming npower Championship away games have been rearranged for live coverage by Sky. The visit to Birmingham City, original scheduled for Saturday December 1, will now be played on Friday November 30 (ko 7.45pm). The visit to Leicester City, originally scheduled for Saturday January 19, will now be played on Friday January 18 (ko 7.45pm). ....


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Important Notice For Boro Fans Travelling To Sunderland

  Boro fans travelling up to Sunderland this evening for the big cup tie here are a few pieces of information for you about the travelling arrangements. Firstly the free coaches and many of the independents will depart from the Riverside in a couple of convoys from 5.30pm to 6pm. Anyone else heading north up the A19 under their own steam should allow a lot more time or try another route as the convoy of buses is not going to be travelling lightning fast. It is timed to take 1 hour 15 ....


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Us Girls Rocks Festival Comes To Middlesbrough

Young women from across the North-East are invited to the Us Girls Rocks Festival, a girls-only event to encourage young women to get active and have some fun. Us Girls Rocks arrives at Middlesbrough FC in the Community at the Herlingshaw Centre, South Bank, Middlesbrough on Tuesday October 30 from 11am to 3pm. It promises to be an exciting event offering free sporting activities, free beauty treatments, goodie bags and prizes. There will also be a special guest appearance by Team GB ....


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Boro’s Fantastic Friday

Tickets for the evening kick-off (7.45pm) will be available for just £12 adults and £7 for concessions. That’s a massive 50% off the usual matchday price and means a parent and child can watch the game together for under £20. Manager Tony Mowbray hopes the move will encourage thousands of fans to come and back the team as they step up their mission to restore the club’s Premier League status. "The fans have a huge part to play in bringing success back to our ....


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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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