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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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Boro Artwork Unveiled At Regional Cancer Centre

  A new football themed permanent exhibition is being opened today (Thursday 12th July) at the Northern Centre for Cancer Care (NCCC), Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne including a Boro montage. The photography exhibition will enhance the corridor which leads to the Sir Bobby Robson Cancer Trials Research Centre and has been funded by law firm Ward Hadaway, Sintons Solicitors and the charity Football Aid, Field of Dreams. 'The Football Corridor’ is a series of photographic ....


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Marrie’d To The Game!

When Team GB walk out onto the Riverside’s hallowed turf for their only warm-up game ahead of the London 2012 Olympics, few in the stadium will be prouder than former MFC Ladies manager Marrie Wieczorek. A lifelong ambassador for the women’s game, Marrie won full England caps before managing Middlesbrough for more than 20 years before a recent switch to honorary president/chairman. “I think it’s an absolutely fantastic opportunity for Teesside that people will have a ....


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Warning Over Unauthorised Team Gb Tickets

A warning has been issued to fans over unauthorised websites offering tickets for the Team GB warm-up games at the Riverside at inflated prices. Supporters contacted Middlesbrough Football Club to report a US-based site selling tickets at £65 and £75, instead of the correct prices (£30 and £40 for adults, with concessions of £20 for over-65s and £15 for U-16s available in the £30 areas). Tickets for the only chance to see both the Men’s and ....


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Mowbray Delighted At Ledesma Signing

Tony Mowbray is looking forward to working with latest signing Emanuel Ledesma, who joined his new Boro team-mates in training at Rockliffe Park today. Argentine-born Ledesma, a 24-year-old forward who impressed on a short-term contract at Walsall last season, has agreed a three-year deal. “We are delighted to bring Emanuel to Boro,” says Mowbray. “He’s a young player with lots of potential and hopefully he will make a big contribution for us in the coming ....


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Boro Make It Five Summer Signings With Ledesma

  Boro have this afternoon completed the signing of Argentinian forward Emanuel Ledesma on a three-year contract. The 24-year-old was a free agent after spending part of last season on a short-term contract with Walsall, where his impressive performances attracted the attention of Tony Mowbray’s scouting team. After beginning his career as a youth player with Italian Serie A side Genoa, Ledesma enjoyed a successful season’s loan at Queens Park Rangers in 2008-09. He started ....


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Jason Gets Into Olympic Spirit

Boro’s very own Olympian Jason Steele proved the perfect choice to open a new sports hall extension at Linthorpe Community Primary School in Middlesbrough. The talented goalkeeper – who is a member of the Team GB squad - enjoyed an evening of Olympic-themed entertainment to celebrate the school’s special night before unveiling a plaque to mark the occasion. Each year group sang a song with an Olympic theme and one class performed the Olympic mascot dance they learned at ....


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Brazil-iant Squad Set For Riverside

  Brazil have named an Olympic all-star line-up bristling with world-class talent for their big clash with Team GB at the Riverside Stadium – including wonder-kid Neymar. The Brazil squad includes many of the outstanding young players expected to lead the samba stars’ challenge for World Cup success when they host the competition in two years’ time. But first they aim to win Olympic gold for the first time – and will launch their campaign in a ground famous ....


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Woodgate Is Back At Boro

Jonathan Woodgate is back at the Riverside after agreeing a three-year contract today with his hometown club. The former England centre-half is excited about launching his second spell with Boro following his £7m capture from Real Madrid in 2007. “The pull of helping Boro back in the Premier League is very strong for me,” said 32-year-old Woodgate, who saw regular action with Premier League Stoke City last season. “And from what I have seen of the current squad, I ....


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