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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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Emnes Should Be Staying Put

Tony Mowbray poured cold water on all the strong rumours that Marvin Emnes is set for an eleventh hour transfer window departure tomorrow. The Boro manager was quick to tell today's press conference that he does not anticipate or welcome any last minute phone calls for last season's top scorer. When asked if he sees Marvin Emnes leaving before the end of tomorrow the Boro boss was quick to respond and quash the rumours. “I don't think so. The phone has to ring. The phone was ringing ....


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Joe Joins Villa

Defender Joe Bennett has tonight joined Aston Villa for an undisclosed fee after agreeing a four–year contract with the Premier League club. England U-21 international Bennett, 22, was given his first team debut away to West Ham in the final game of the 2008-09 season and went on to make a total of 84 starts and eight substitute appearances for Boro, scoring one goal. Although born and brought up in Rochdale, Bennett moved to Teesside while at school and after progressing through the ....


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Hynes Looking For A Matt Finish

Most runners taking part in the SABIC Tees Pride 10k on Sunday, September 2 will simply be happy to finish – but Matty Hynes aims to win it! The 24-year-old Boro fan admits that he’d love to become only the third Teesside winner of the popular annual race. Not since Middlesbrough Council employee Steve Hepples won the race five years ago has a Teesside-based runner been first over the Tees 10k’s finish line – but Middlesbrough-born Matty hopes he can break the ....


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Boro Sign Miller On Loan

Boro today completed the signing of striker Ishmael Miller on a season’s loan from Nottingham Forest. The powerfully-built 25-year-old renews his acquaintance with Tony Mowbray, having enjoyed the most successful spell of his career to date when the Boro manager was his boss at West Bromwich Albion. “I’m very happy and excited to be re-united with Tony Mowbray and Mark Venus,” says Miller. “Tony gave me my first shot of playing regular first-team football and I ....


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Reach Out With Fmttm

Middlesbrough fanzine Fly Me To The Moon reaches out to the citizens of Boro-dom again tomorrow with as many different wordplay jokes based around the name of bang-tastic goalscorer Adam Reach as is possible to crowbar into one 32 page issue. Not really. And don't worry Reach isn't out.. I don't think..  It is just a song. Inside the first fanzine of the season, which is by the way still 32 pages long, we have a debut article from new columnist Claire Bloomfield, an interview with ....


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Support Coops In Sabic Tees Pride 10k

  Help Boro legend Colin Cooper raise funds for the region's sick and unprivileged children by running alongside him in the SABIC Tees Pride 10k on Sunday September 2. Boro Academy coach Colin is in training to join up to 4,000 participants in the popular race - and he's inviting you to be part of his team. Last year runners raised more than £10,000 for the Finlay Cooper Fund - that's an amazing £1,000 per kilometre - and this year they want to do even better. Former Boro ....


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Boro Pride Today V Burnley

You may not have been able to afford a season ticket or it could be that you can’t make enough games this season to make it a wise investment. Fear not the Boro Pride Card could plug the gap and get you making discounts for home games, starting today v Burnley. Brought in as a response to fans demands and requirements a Boro Pride Card gets the holder reduced admission from day one. I think it is therefore too important not to spread the word around about buying one of these passports ....


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Boro Sign Mceachran On Loan

  Boro have completed the signing of Chelsea’s highly-rated England U-21 international midfielder Josh McEachran on a season-long loan. The talented 19-year-old will be available for selection when Tony Mowbray’s men begin their home npower Championship programme against Burnley at the Riverside tomorrow night. Born in Oxfordshire to Scottish parents, McEachran was spotted by a Chelsea scout playing football for Garden City in the Oxford Mail Boys League at the age of ....


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Boro At Gillingham

Boro were drawn away yet again in the Capital One (League) Cup as we will face League Two Gillingham away in the week commencing Monday 27th August. It will be a bit of a nightmare draw for fans as we are just along the A2 at Millwall on the Saturday for an early bird kick off. Thanks. It doesn’t matter what sponsor’s name is attached to the League Cup we always seem to come out with away draws in the competition. Last season you may recall, we quickly disposed of Walsall, in ....


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Ramsdens’ Boro Gold And Silver Service!

Unlike Team GB’s inspiring Olympians, Boro sponsors Ramsdens’ new branch in the heart of Middlesbrough is just as happy whether taking gold or silver! A silver medal may have meant second place on the Games podium, but Ramdens executive chairman Stewart Smith has revealed that investors in silver are taking first place with an even bigger return on their money. Officially opened by Boro stars Jonathan Woodgate and Lukas Jutkiewicz, Ramsdens’ new branch on Gilkes Street is ....


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Boro Stars’ Ramsdens Opening

BORO fans can meet Jonathan Woodgate and Lukas Jutkiewicz on Tuesday August 14 when club sponsors Ramsdens officially open their new store in Middlesbrough town centre. Ramsdens are celebrating the opening of the new branch on Gilkes Street, between Captain Cook Square and Cleveland Centre, with an easy-to-enter Boro tickets competition. To mark the recent opening of Ramsdens’ 100th store, there are 100 tickets to be won for Boro’s opening npower Championship home game against ....


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Tickets For Riverside Opener With Burnley Now On Sale

Tickets are now on sale for Boro’s opening npower Championship home game with Burnley on Tuesday August 21 as fans look forward to seeing Tony Mowbray’s exciting new signings in action. Mowbray has been one of the country’s busiest managers this summer, signing eight players to bolster his squad for a determined promotion bid. Grant Leadbitter, Stuart Parnaby, Jonathan Woodgate, Emmanuel Ledesma, George Friend, Mustapha Carayol, Justin Hoyte and Christian Burgess have all ....


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Ray Parlour To Star At Aycliffe Dinner

Former Boro midfielder Ray Parlour is set to star at a fundraising event in Newton Aycliffe. Dubbed “the Romford Pele” by Arsenal team-mate Marc Overmars, the ex-England playmaker will appear at Aycliffe Workingmen’s Club on Friday 14th September 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 ....


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Hoyte Agrees New Contract

  Justin Hoyte became Boro’s eighth close season signing when he agreed a new two-year contract this afternoon. Hoyte, whose current deal expired earlier this summer, has been training with the rest of the squad for several weeks and is expected to be in action against York City tomorrow in David McGurk’s benefit game at Bootham Crescent. “It’s great to get everything signed and now I can concentrate on the new season,” says the 27-year-old defender who ....


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Boro Complete Carayol Signing

  Boro have this afternoon completed the signing of winger Mustapha Carayol from Bristol Rovers on a three-year contract. Powerful winger Carayol, who turned 23 in June, was born in Banjul, Gambia, but made his name playing youth football in London. “I’m delighted that he’s agreed to sign for us as there was competition for his signature from within the Championship,” said Boro manager Tony Mowbray. “I see him as young, exciting player who can give us a ....


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Ramsdens’ Riverside Currency Kiosk

Boro fans can now kick-off their holidays at the new Ramsdens currency kiosk in Middlesbrough Football Club’s Riverside Stadium store. Club sponsors Ramsdens Financial hope supporters and Teessiders in general will head for their holidays via the newly-opened pod. Whether they are heading to the Maldives or Magaluf, Monte Carlo or Majorca, Riverside regulars can now collect their travel money while purchasing their Ramsdens-sponsored replica shirt. And Ramsdens not only promise great ....


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Boro Complete Friend Transfer

  Boro have today completed the signing of Doncaster Rovers defender George Friend for an undisclosed fee. The 24-year-old left-back or centre-back completed his medical at Rockliffe Park after agreeing a three-year contract. Friend becomes Tony Mowbray’s sixth summer signing following the arrival of Grant Leadbitter, Stuart Parnaby, Christian Burgess, Jonathan Woodgate and Emmanuel Ledesma. Boro beat off competition from two other Championship clubs to secure the highly-rated ....


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Boro Get Their Friend

Boro have agreed a fee with Doncaster Rovers for the transfer of defender George Friend. The 24-year-old left-back or centre-back has also agreed personal terms and is undergoing a medical. Final details of the transfer are expected to be completed on Monday. Friend is the fifth senior transfer of a busy summer and Boro boss Tony Mowbray is sure to be delighted to secure so many so soon.  This signing is highly significant bringing in a player of proven Championship experience but also ....


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