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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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Seb Signs New Deal

  Boro have been boosted by the news that 24-year-old defender Seb Hines has signed a three-year extension to his contract. “From our point of view it’s a reward for Seb’s consistent performances last year,” said manager Tony Mowbray. “In recent years he has a lot of injuries, but he has shown the quality he possesses. When he got a run of games last year he played his part in a defensive unit that functioned well.” Hines played in the final 21 games ....


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Dave’s Living The Olympic Dream

Former Middlesbrough FC media and communications manager Dave Allan is back in football as part of the London 2012 Olympics. Dave is working for the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) as venue photo manager at Newcastle’s St James’ Park, which will be hosting nine men’s and women’s football games over the next two weeks. Newcastle will play host to several big games, including men’s group games for joint favourites Spain and Brazil, plus ....


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Super Samba Display At The Riverside

The Riverside Stadium was in the international spotlight yesterday as the Olympics came to town. It was a massive occasion and the crowds turned out to add style and colour as the Brazilian stars of the future shone in Middlesbrough. It was like Juninho fever all over again as the new breed of Neymar, Oscar and the slightly older Hulk turned on the style. But for Team GB it was a big test and Team GB Women a first ever game. A night of firsts. The first Team GB side for over 40 years was ....


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Teesside Legacy Of Team Gb

This evening sees a unique international double header at the Riverside when GB women play Sweden and then the men's Team GB play Brazil. What an evening in prospect and it is right here on Teesside down at the home of the Boro. This afternoon there was a cosmopolitan air in town. Brazilian media crews having a drink in the Central. ESPN on walk about along Linthorpe Road. I love the atmosphere generated on these big international days, it is so special. The Olympics has come to town and ....


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Fantastic Feeling For North Eastern Lass Jill Scott

North-easterner Jill Scott is looking forward to stepping onto the Riverside turf this afternoon for GB. The former Sunderland star is loving every minute of being part of Team GB squad and cannot quite believe she is about to embark in an Olympic dream. Go down and support Jill and her teammates this afternoon at the Riverside when GB Ladies play Sweden kick off 4pm. Fly: What does it feel like to be going to the Olympics? J: It is just a fantastic feeling. I think all the girls are just ....


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Everything You Need To Know About Team Gb At The Riverside

Today is a massive day for Teesside as the Olympics come to town with an international double-header. GB Ladies take on Sweden and then GB men play mighty Brazil at the Riverside. Here is a list of Q and As that might give you some gentle guidance on this special day. The GB name evokes memories of the legends that stand as guards of honour either side of the main reception. George Hardwick captained Great Britain v Rest of the World at Hampden Park in 1947. Standing opposite him Wilfie ....


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Team Gb Visit For Football-crazy Girls

    Talented young female footballers from two Teesside primary schools met members of the Team GB women’s squad ahead of the their big Riverside clash with Sweden. just a week before they take centre-stage at the London 2012 Olympics. Girls from Middlesbrough schools, St Pius X and St Edward’s, enjoy a visit from Team GB stars Jill Scott, Steph Houghton and Rachel Yankey when the players took time out from their Olympic preparations. North-east girls Jill and Steph ....


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Parking Advice For Team Gb Games

Supporters attending Friday’s Team GB games at the Riverside are asked to note that there will be no parking available at the stadium - but there are a number of options nearby. Hope Powell's women face Sweden in a 4pm kick-off before Stuart Pearce's men take on an all-star Brazil side at 7.45pm in their only warm-up games before going for gold in the London 2012 Olympics. One of the Riverside car parks will be housing two temporary changing rooms and four team coaches, while the ....


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Tees Girls Meet International Idols

Budding British footballers had a chance to meet their idols today (Wednesday) as youngsters from Teesside Sport Girls Centre of Excellence met Team GB at Boro's training ground.The group of 30 girl footballers made the journey to Rockliffe Park, training home of Middlesbrough FC, where Team GB's men's and women's squads were being put through their paces.The girls watched Hope Powell's women's team train at close quarters, picking up some valuable hints and tips along the way.Both the men's ....


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Neymar Looking To Strike Gold At The Riverside

Brazilian star player Neymar is looking forward to the Riverside clash with Team GB on Friday but he views it anything but a harmless friendly. He explained to a packed press conference that Brazil are gunning for gold and so this historic match at the Riverside is absolutely vital preparation for the Olympics. The Riverside should be rocking on Friday with fans eager for a first view in the flesh of the rising star of Brazil. His speed, dribbling, shooting and all round technical prowess have ....


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Riverside To Rock For Samba Stars

Brazil superstars Neymar and Hulk will be made to feel at home when Teesside’s very own samba band entertains supporters in between the two Team GB Olympic warm-up games on Friday. Supporters are reminded that it will not be possible to leave and re-enter the stadium after initial admission, but full catering facilities and a varied entertainment programme are being laid on. Samba band Groove Inc.’s exciting blend of traditional samba grooves with a modern twist will help crank ....


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A Proud Day For Ramsdens

When Middlesbrough visit Falkirk for their opening pre-season friendly on Sunday (July 22), it will be a proud occasion for Ramsdens, as the winners of the cup the company sponsor play host to the club they sponsor. Ramsdens Cup winners Falkirk will host Ramsdens-sponsored Boro in a challenge match set up by the company in agreement with the Scottish Football League and Middlesbrough FC. Former Scotland international Steven Pressley’s side beat Hamilton Academical in the final of what ....


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Team Gb’s Olympic Hope

  Great Britain coach Hope Powell is calling on north-east football fans to give women’s football a chance by turning out in force for their Riverside clash with Sweden at Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium on Friday July 20. Awarded an MBE for her services to football in the 2010 New Year’s Honours, Powell can already look back on an impressive career but hopes to lead Team GB to a medal position in the London 2012 Olympics. England manager for the past 14 years, ....


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Woodgate Aiming To Get Back To The Top With Boro

Jonathan Woodgate's signing for Boro was like a bolt from the blue sending shockwaves across Teesside but also pushing us back into SKY News for the first time in aeons. Last week all four of Mowbray's new signings were officially unveiled at Hurworth and the media were there in droves, not just local but nationals were represented. The return of the local lad that made good for England has ushered in a new wave of interest and underlined our ambition and determination to leap out of the ....


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Kids Backing Team Gb

We’re backing Team GB! Young Middlesbrough fans are swapping Boro’s colours for those of the Great Britain Olympic squad in readiness for this Friday’s big Riverside double-header. The MFC Retail stores at the Riverside and in Captain Cook Square are both reporting a brisk trade in Team GB merchandise ahead of the women’s game against Sweden and the men’s match with Brazil. Tickets are selling fast for the big match – but there’s still time to book ....


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Team Gb Parking And Match Advice

Important information has been issued for supporters attending the Team GB games that take place at the Riverside on Friday July 20. Hope Powell’s women face Sweden in a 4pm kick-off before Stuart Pearce’s men take on an all-star Brazil side at 7.45pm in their only warm-up games before going for gold in the London 2012 Olympics. The special nature of the unique double-header means Riverside regulars should be aware of a few changes from Middlesbrough FC’s Football League ....


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Mowbray's Delight At New Signings

It was all smiles at Hurworth yesterday as Boro’s four new signings were seated at the top table before the media. A mixture of experience and rich potential could the four contain the missing ingredients from last term to push on back towards the Premier? Boro boss Tony Mowbray yesterday expressed his delight at Boro's four new signings as they were paraded for the media at the Hurworth training ground. He was keen to point out that they are quality players but also quality human ....


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