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Boro Programme Wins Award

Boro’s matchday programme, REDSQUARE, has won another prestigious award. It has been named as Merit Award winner for the npower Championship by the Northern Programme Club. Earlier this year, REDSQUARE was voted CSI Sports Best Matchday Programme at the Football League Awards and has become an essential read for every Boro fan. There’s never been a better time to take out a subscription to REDSQUARE, which is gearing up for another big season with an exciting new look and fresh ....


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Book Early For Juno

Boro fans are advised to book their tickets now for Juninho’s Riverside return against PSV Eindhoven next Friday.   Heavy demand is expected at the Boro ticket office, so supporters are being advised to claim their seats early and avoid the queues.   Fans can see the little magician in action against the leading Dutch side on Friday July 29 (ko 7.30pm) for as little as a tenner, with juniors paying just £5.     “There is massive interest in ....


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Boro Pride 2011-12 Launched

  Fans who sign up to this season’s Boro Pride scheme can take advantage of great discounts on match tickets as Tony Mowbray’s men aim to make it a season to remember.   Not only will they enjoy savings on all 23 home npower Championship  matches, members also receive a range of other great benefits, including:   ·         Priority booking for home and away matches before general ....


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Juninho Is Back To Play For Boro

The legendary Juninho will make an emotional return to the Riverside next week to pull on a Boro shirt again.   Fans can see the little magician, voted the best post-war player to represent Middlesbrough, in action against PSV Eindhoven on Friday July 29 for as little as a tenner (ko 7.30pm).      World Cup winner Juninho was worshipped by Boro fans in three spells on Teesside from 1995 to 2004 and signed off by helping the club lift its first major trophy, the Carling ....


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Show Your Colours With Pride

  With the new season’s opening home game with Portsmouth less than three weeks away, Boro are keen to encourage fans to help make the Riverside Stadium as colourful and vibrant as possible.   Following a number of requests from supporter groups about bringing banners and flags into the stadium, the club is reminding fans to follow some basic guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment at home matches. Although a Football League directive states that all ....


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Middlesbrough 86 Needs Your Help

The Middlesbrough 86 Partnership Project will use the celebration of Middlesbrough FC’s 25th Anniversary coming ‘back from the brink’, to create community spirited recollection, of both the BORO and the town itself. The participating organisations are each holding free events about the history of football in Middlesbrough, allowing members of the public to directly participate and learn in a fun and meaningful way. The Partnership has been formed between Middlesbrough ....


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Martin Signs On For Boro

France U-21 midfielder Malaury Martin has become Boro’s first summer signing after agreeing a one-year contract. The 22-year-old free agent impressed manager Tony Mowbray after a short trial at Rockliffe Park and made his debut from the bench in Boro’s 3-2 win over Croatian side NK Varazdin on tour yesterday. Martin, who plays in central midfield, has captained his country at every level from U-17 to U-21and earned rave reviews when representing France in the European U-19 ....


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Run With Coops

Former Boro star Colin Cooper invites you to pull on the Finlay Cooper vest and run for Middlesbrough. Join him on Sunday September 4th and help raise money for local children’s charities all in memory of Colin and Julie Cooper’s son Finlay Cooper.   Q: Colin are you looking forward to the Middlesbrough 10k this year? CC: Yes I am thoroughly. I really enjoyed last year I felt the atmosphere was fantastic. You see so many people enjoying themselves. Our goal this year is to ....


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Boyd Leaves Boro

Striker Kris Boyd has joined Turkish SüperLig l side Eskisehirspor after having his Boro contract cancelled by mutual agreement.The 27-year-old is understood to have signed a three-year deal, having agreed personal terms and passed a medical.No transfer fee is involved. The Scottish Premier League's all-time record goalscorer, Boyd spent the second half of last season on loan with Nottingham Forest after joining Boro from Rangers in the summer under freedom of contract. He scored six ....


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Boro Fixture Changes

Date changes have been announced for Boro’s npower Championship games at home to Watford and Leicester City.   The Watford game at the Riverside was due to have been a 3pm kick-off on Saturday November 5, but will now be played at 5.20pm to allow for screening on Sky TV.The visit of Leicester has been put back 24 hours and will now be played on Wednesday September 28 with a 7.45pm kick-off.The game was originally scheduled for Tuesday September 27 but has been moved because ....


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Tony Mowbray Before Slovenia

  Kevin Thomson will be out for up to 12 weeks. That was the bad news to come out of a Boro press conference today. Some of the good news is that the specialist’s report reckons that a Monday operation could finally get to the root of his problems as his latest injury is said to be once again linked to that broken leg at the start of last season. Kevin is down about it, his manager is dismayed but at long last we might get a fully fit player able to ride challenges and twisted ....


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Boro V Psv Ticket Details

Boro fans will get a first chance to see Tony Mowbray’s Championship challengers in action at the Riverside when top Dutch side PSV Eindhoven visit on Friday July 29 (kick-off 7.30pm).Ticket prices for what will be the team’s final pre-season friendly have been set at just £10 for adults, £7 for over-65s and only £5 for under-18s and will go on sale on Wednesday July 13.PSV reached the quarter-finals of the Europa League last season, beating Rangers before losing ....


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Boro's Slovenia Opponents Named

Boro’s opponents during their eight-day stay in Slovenia have been announced this morning.Tony Mowbray takes his squad next week for a fitness camp in the north-east of the country, which will be supplemented by games against two top flight Turkish sides and one from Croatia.   The first game is on Thursday July 14, when Boro take on Istanbul BB FC in the Stojnci Stadium, Markovci, to the south-east of Maribor.   They follow that with a trip to northern Croatia to take on ....


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Ticket Offices Closed On July 25

Middlesbrough Football Club would like to inform supporters that both ticket outlets (at the Riverside Stadium and at Captain Cook Square) will be closed on Monday July 25.   This is due to essential maintenance and upgrading work being carried out on the ticketing software. The Riverside Ticket Office and MFC Retail outlet will both reopen as usual on Tuesday July 26.   These closures will not affect internet or telephone sales via Ticketmaster.....


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Mowbray Believes We Will Be Ready To Go

Last week Tony Mowbray gave a few interviews to talk through his intentions pre-season. He gave a few glimpses into his thinking behind pre-season games and what he looks for building towards the big kick-off in August. I was part of a group of media clutching tape recorders, whilst Alastair Brownlee of BBC Tees asked the questions. I was pretending to look professional, with one arm behind my back and fingers crossed that I actually had batteries in my recorder.   Q: Looking at the ....


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Boro Futsal Record Breaking Attempt Now On

Middlesbrough Futsal Club kicked off the longest ever futsal match in history, at Catterick Leisure Centre, this morning.  The current record stands at 35 hours and was broken in April by Bethel College.  Middlesbrough hope to go longer and will break the current record at 9.01pm on Saturday 2nd July.   The attempt is scheduled to finish at 10pm on Saturday and the whole match can be watched live on www.BoroFutsal.com and followed on twitter using the hashtag ....


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Boro V Psv

Boro have confirmed they will entertain leading Dutch side PSV Eindhoven in their final pre-season friendly at the Riverside Stadium on Friday July 29 (ko tbc). PSV reached the quarter-finals of the Europa League last season, beating Rangers before losing to Benfica in the last eight. Their proud history includes 21 Dutch titles, a European Cup and a UEFA Cup win. Last season they finished third in the Eredivisie. PSV’s home ground, the Philips Stadion, hosted the 2006 UEFA Cup ....


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Boro Mourn Death Of Willie Fernie

Willie Fernie, who played for Boro alongside Brian Clough in the late 1950s, died peacefully in the Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow, this morning, aged 82.   The Scottish international inside-forward made 68 league and cup appearances for Boro after Bob Dennison signed him from Celtic for £18,000 in December 1958.   A wonderful dribbler, he won Scottish league and cup medals with Celtic and returned to Parkhead for £12,000 in October 1960. He played in two World Cup ....


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Boro Back To Work

Boro players were back for training today as the build up starts in earnest for the big kick off in August. Manager Tony Mowbray will be assessing fitness of his troops but was keen to point out that there will be ball work from the very start not like his day of 8 mile runs and lapping up and down the sand dunes at Aberystwyth.   All the players were back in except for those that have recently been on international duty like Barry Robson, Tarmo Kink and Rhys Williams who will be given a ....


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D-day Approaching For Arca And Taylor

Boro boss Tony Mowbray is only too well aware that the end of June is fast approaching and that will signal D-Day for out of contract midfielders Julio Arca and Andrew Taylor. Will these influential players still be plying their trade at Boro next season or will we see them wave goodbye?   BBC Tees Voice of the Boro, Alastair Brownlee put the questions regarding Taylor and Arca to Tony Mowbray last week outside a sun-baked Riverside.   Q: Not too far away now until the end of June ....


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Mowbray Unveils Parky's Boro Brick

  Gary Parkinson is still very much in our thoughts was the message from Boro boss Tony Mowbray as he laid a brick in his name and honour on the Boro Brick Road to the Riverside last week.   Tony was speaking with BBC Tees voice of the Boro, Alastair Brownlee outside the Riverside. Gary Parkinson’s name will now join countless Boro fans as well as many ex players and managers along the Boro brick road.   Standing next to the former Ayresome gates locked shut on him and ....


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Boro V Brum Fixture Changes

Please note the following changes to Middlesbrough FC’s 2011-12 fixture list in the npower Championship.   Birmingham City’s involvement in a Europa League play-off tie on Thursday August 18 means the home match with Birmingham City, scheduled for Saturday August 20, has been re-arranged for Sunday August 21 (ko 3.00pm).   The kick-off in the return match with Birmingham City at St Andrews on Saturday March 17 is now scheduled for the earlier time of 1pm on the ....


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A Boro Bardís Big Night Out

Fmttm’s own Boro Bard Khadim Hussain was in the spot light last week in Middlesbrough Literary Festival. The Middlesbrough poet and published author unveiled his first play, based on a poem from Going For a Curry in Middlesbrough Reference library. Two Boro lads bite off more than they can chew when they call for a hotter phaal. Served up with the hottest offering the restaurant has ever prepared will the customers survive?   It was hilarious. Chris Stewart, who seems to be ....


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Boro Futsal Needs Your Help For Record Attempt

Middlesbrough Futsal Club are appealing for last minute witnesses for the Guinness World Record they are attempting to break next weekend at Catterick Leisure Centre.  Attempts have been fruitless, especially in getting people to witness the overnight section of the attempt.   The world record for the longest futsal match kicks off at 10am on Friday 1st July, and carries on right through until 10pm on Saturday 2nd July.   For the record to stand, two independent witnesses ....


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Parky Honoured By Fans

Riverside fans have honoured seriously-ill Gary Parkinson after voting in numbers to ensure he becomes the next former star to receive a place on the Boro Brick Road.   Parky topped a poll on the club’s official website that asked fans to choose which former player should join more than 60 Boro legends on the Brick Road, a popular Riverside feature alongside the Ayresome Park gates.   And the club have responded by producing a double-sized brick inscribed in gold with the ....


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