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Boro's History Making Cup Draw

  Miracles do happen after all as Boro were drawn out of the hat at home for once and with a very favourable draw in the FA Cup 3rd Round. The League Cup is obviously by now always a cast iron, guaranteed Boro away day (night) but next year's FA Cup 3rd Round offers Boro a Riverside afternoon against non league Hastings United or Harrogate Town. We can roll out the Boro red carpet and extend Teesside hospitality to our non league guests. Hastings United, the lowest ranked team still in ....


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Boro Players Back To College For Movember Health Message

  Last week I joined Boro players Rhys Williams and Curtis Main as they were guests at a very special Middlesbrough College Movember event. It was a lunch time comedy gig with a difference. Comedian John Ryan entertained but also put across many messages about men's health to a packed room of male staff and students. And I have never seen as many moustaches in a room before. Oh and John Ryan was also keen to underline another important message it is not Cidre it is quite definitely ....


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X-factor Star Meets Ex-boro Star!

  Former Riverside hero Craig Hignett passed on the best wishes of the whole of Teesside when he met X-Factor star James Arthur at Wembley Stadium to present the Teesside singer with a Boro shirt courtesy of Ramsdens. Club sponsors Ramsdens arranged for Hignett to make the surprise trip to London to meet the lifelong Boro fan just hours after receiving the request from the X-Factor production team. The shirt is adorned on the back with Saltburn-born James’ Twitter name ....


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Donít Miss Boroís Free Offer

Boro fans are reminded that the only way to get a FREE ticket for Boro’s game against Huddersfield Town on Tuesday is to buy a ticket for tomorrow’s match with Bristol City. The Riverside is already guaranteed its second-highest attendance of the season, with well over 17,000 tickets snapped up by yesterday morning and sales picking up speed as the game approaches. But the club are keen to ensure supporters understand that the two-for-one offer only applies for tickets bought for ....


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Win Your Own Boro Box

Fans who buy tickets for Boro’s home game against Bristol City could end up watching Tuesday’s Huddersfield Town game from the comfort of their very own VIP executive box. Middlesbrough Football Club have two exclusive packages up for grabs, one each via the club’s two official social networking channels, MFCofficial on Facebook and @Boro on Twitter. Being in with a chance of winning couldn’t be easier – but supporters must be coming to tomorrow’s game to ....


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Warning Over Illegal Parking

Supporters are being reminded that fixed-penalty parking notices will be issued to drivers who park illegally around the Riverside Stadium on matchdays. Many cars were parked in places considered by police to be dangerous at the Sheffield Wednesday game earlier this month amid concern that access for emergency vehicles could be hampered. Many fans travelling to home games have been parking their vehicles on the verges and footpaths of Dockside Road, between Cargo Fleet Lane and the level ....


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Give This A Shot!

Fancy walking onto the Riverside’s hallowed turf and scoring a goal in front of a packed stadium? Ramsdens, Boro’s official shirt sponsors, are giving fans that chance when Huddersfield come to town on Tuesday November 27. Ramsdens are offering three lucky fans the chance to take part in the ‘Goal-den Shot’, challenging them to two attempts at kicking a ball through a hole in the specially-designed target. Those taking part will have the chance to win a Ramsdens ....


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Meet The Stars At Boro Signing Sessions

Fans have a chance to meet the stars and grab a host of Christmas bargains at the first of a series of festive signing sessions on Thursday November 22. Rhys Williams, George Friend and Kevin Thomson will be at the town-centre store between 5-6pm to sign items of official merchandise and have their photos taken with supporters. Popular gift ideas include the new Boro Annual and Boro Calendar, which are terrific value at just £7 each. The Annual is packed with puzzles and games that ....


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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 Boroís 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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