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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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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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