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1986 Heroes To Attend Boro Play

Three of Boro’s heroes of 1986 are to attend the official opening night of a dramatic play celebrating the 25th anniversary of Middlesbrough Football Club’s rebirth. Colin Cooper, Stephen Pears and Gary Gill – all now members of Boro’s backroom staff – will join Teesside football fans and theatre-lovers to see “Boro’s 37 Minutes”. The play recreates the drama and magic as Boro bounced back from the brink after coming within 37 minutes of folding ....

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Meet The Boro Players Next Week

Fans have a chance to meet the stars and grab a host of Christmas bargains at the next festive signing sessions early next week. Barry Robson, Stephen McManus, Tarmo Kink and Nicky Bailey will be at the town-centre store between 5-6pm on Monday December 5 to sign items of official merchandise and have their photos taken with supporters. Then on Tuesday December 6, Marvin Emnes, Faris Haroun, Justin Hoyte and Danny Coyne will be at the town-centre store between the same times to sign items. ....

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See England At The Riverside For A Fiver

Boro Season Card holders have been handed the chance to see England U-21’s crucial Euro qualifier with Belgium at the Riverside in February for as little as £5.   That’s an exceptional half-price offer on normal ticket prices, with children paying just £2.50, for the big game on Wednesday February 29 (ko 6.00pm).   General admission prices for Young England’s return to Teesside are also great value at £10 and £5, with tickets going on ....

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Alan Keen - Coming Home To Rest Tomorrow

As you may have read Alan Keen MP passed away last week, 20 years a scout for MFC and a lifelong supporter his dearest wish was to come back to this area that he loved and have a send off amongst Boro fans who meant everything to him.Alan's funeral will be tomorrow (Tues 22nd) afternoon at Teesside (Acklam) Crematorium with a 3pm kick off. Which seems very apt. People can meet first at the Riverside from 1.30pm where there will be tea and refreshments provided and then the cortège will ....

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Parky Wristbands Now On Sale At Mfc Official

  Boro fans are urged to show their support for popular former player Gary Parkinson by buying Parky wristbands.   Manager Tony Mowbray is already wearing one ahead of tomorrow’s home match with Blackpool, where Gary is a youth team coach, and supporters can purchase them from MFC Official for £1.50 each. All profits will go to the Gary Parkinson Trust Fund.   A stroke left Gary with Locked-In Syndrome, a condition in which the body shuts down but the mind and ....

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Boro Fun Day Prices Slashed

There’s a great pre-Christmas offer on at MFC Official to celebrate Boro’s Family Football Festival for the big game against Blackpool on Saturday (November 19, kick-off 3pm).   We’re offering our Season Card holders 20% off ALL MERCHANDISE for 48 hours.The offer begins on Friday (November18) and will run until closing time after Saturday’s match.And to make sure nobody misses out today only we’re also running a one-day only offer matchday for all our ....

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Boro Play Tickets Now Available

Teesside football fans and theatre-lovers can now snap up tickets for a dramatic play celebrating the 25th anniversary of Boro’s rebirth. “Boro’s 37 Minutes” will be performed over six nights, Monday December 5 to Saturday December 10, at Teesside University in Middlesbrough. Directed by Middlesbrough supporter Alan Spence and starring local amateur actors, it recreates the drama and magic as Boro bounced back from the brink after coming within 37 minutes of folding ....

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Boro Fans Invited To Dress Up And Join The Family Fun!

Dig out your classic Boro shirts and superhero outfits and join the fun when the Riverside Stadium hosts a Family Football Festival for the Blackpool game on Saturday November 19.There will be plenty for everyone to enjoy, including a host of fun activities catering for all the family and pre-match competitions and entertainment both on and off the pitch.   Boro are asking supporters to come along in fancy dress, with old Boro tops and retro 80s fashions for adults and children invited ....

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Search Is On For Boroís Ďchampion Children

Boro are looking for five very special children to join their exclusive Golden Ticket Christmas party at the Riverside Stadium on Tuesday December 20. First-team stars will be attending the exciting event as the club honours "Champion Children" who represent the most deserving causes in the local area.   It might be a child who has fought against serious illness or has bravely cared for brothers and sisters following the loss of a parent. It could be a youngster who shops for an ....

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Boro Players Bringing Pre-christmas Cheer To Butterwick Hospice

Boro stars Danny Coyne, Scott McDonald and Nicky Bailey will make a special visit to Butterwick House Children’s Hospice today (Tuesday November 15).   The players will have their faces painted by the children as well as helping them bake gingerbread men and put up Christmas decorations. They will also take part in a music therapy session in which they will try their hand at the guitar and drums.   A couple of the Butterwick kids are big Boro fans and season ticket holders ....

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Steve Gibson Pays Tribute To Alan Keen Mp

Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson today paid tribute to Labour MP and former Boro scout Alan Keen, who has lost his long fight against cancer.Alan, 73, who represented the London constituency of Feltham and Heston, scouted for Boro in the south of England for many years, having been appointed by Stan Anderson in the late Sixties. He also served under managerial successors Jack Charlton and John Neal.    An enthusiastic Boro fan all his life, Alan was chairman of the all-party ....

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Alan Keen Rip

Very sad news today that a friend of MFC and of this particular Boro fan, Alan Keen MP for Feltham and Heston, west London has passed away from lung cancer aged 73. Alan was scout for the Boro for many years and then continued as a big fan home and away. Such a nice man. He will be much missed. Alan served Boro for an amazing 20 year stint between 1966 and 1986 as a scout. He was the dossier man running the rule over the opposition in the south and Midlands, Harold Shepherdson took ....

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England Delivers

England fans always expect but last night the national team delivered and with two former Boro players on the flanks. England defeated World and European champions Spain at (new) Wembley last night, a fantastic victory in anyone's book and with Stewart Downing and Adam Johnson finishing the game on opposing wings a great evening for the Boro academy production line. What a tragedy the Premier League's enforced rule changes threaten that future supply. It was the first time an England side has ....

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In Praise Of Buddha And The Boro!

  A family of Middlesbrough Football Club fans is to be wined and dined at the Riverside stadium this weekend (Nov 13th) after winning the latest ‘Take Boro into Europe’ photo competition, run by shirt sponsor Ramsdens.   As their winning entry illustrates, Jane and Kevin Healy – season ticket holders for 21 years – and their 12-year-old daughter Niamh took their team shirts way beyond Europe when they left their Middleton St George home to go on their ....

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Mowbray Praises Ssi Move To Save Teesside Steel Industry

Tony Mowbray has pledged his support for the saviours of Teesside’s steel industry.   Thai steel giants SSI, which is creating hundreds of new jobs by breathing new life into the former Teesside Cast Products plants, has struck up an excellent relationship with Middlesbrough Football Club.   SSI is currently using the Riverside Stadium for a series of induction days for new employees as it prepares to fire up the mothballed blast furnaces and restart production in the near ....

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Mcmahon Opens School For Special Needs Children

Tony McMahon this week cut the ribbon at a school in Hurworth for children with complex learning difficulties. Priory School Hurworth House is a former independent boys’ school that has enjoyed a £1m investment from a leading independent provider of education and care for young people with special needs. Around 20 jobs will be created for the local economy. Boro defender McMahon met staff and the school’s first pupils during his visit. “The facilities are ....

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Armistice Day Tribute At The Riverside Stadium

A special Armistice Day commemoration will take place at the Riverside Stadium on Friday in honour of the servicemen and women who have died serving their country. † Samantha Terry, sister of Middlesbrough-born Warrant Officer Class 2 Sergeant-Major Charlie Woods, a devoted Boro fan who died in Afghanistan in December 2010, will lay a wreath of poppies. † The wreath will be laid on the permanent memorial placed within the Boro Brick Road in memory of Andy Jackson, Henry Cook, Don McLeod, ....

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Meet The Stars At Boro Signing Sessions

Fans have a chance to meet the stars and grab a host of Christmas bargains at the first of a series of festive signing sessions on Monday November 21.   Kevin Thomson, Tony McMahon and Richard Smallwood will be at the town-centre store between 5-6pm to sign items of official merchandise and have their photos taken with supporters.   Then on Tuesday November 22, Jason Steele, Matthew Bates and Rhys Williams will be at the town-centre store between the same times to sign items. ....

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Boro Will Display Poppy Shirt Tribute Against Watford

Boro’s players will wear a poppy emblem on their shirts in the home match against Watford on Saturday in honour of British servicemen and women who have died in the service of their country.   The tribute comes in the build-up to Armistice Day on November 11, and all monies from the sale or auction of the shirts will be donated to the Royal British Legion.   A special commemoration will take place at the Riverside Stadium on Armistice Day itself when Samantha Terry, sister ....

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Slavenís Boro Memorabilia Call

Boro legend Bernie Slaven is backing a call for the club’s supporters to come forward with memorabilia for a forthcoming exhibition celebrating the 25th anniversary of the club’s rebirth. The former fans’ favourite was one of the stars of a Boro team that bounced back from the brink of disaster with successive promotions after the club went bust and almost ceased to exist during the dramatic summer of 1986. Now Slaven wants supporters to back the exhibition that will be ....

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Charity Kicks Off Goal-den Tribute To Transporter

Teesside Hospice has helped Ramsdens to kick off its own celebrations to mark the 100th birthday of the Transporter Bridge.   The Teesside-based family-owned pawnbroking business asked a representative of the charity to assist in the launch of Ramsdens’ tribute to the town’s iconic landmark – a specially commissioned series of one hundred 9ct gold hallmarked commemorative coins – at the top of the table clash against Derby County.   Martin Taylor, a ....

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Holgate Wall Work Begins

Work to preserve a piece of Middlesbrough’s footballing heritage is set to start today. Restoration work on the Holgate Wall in Linthorpe will begin on Tuesday, November 1.   The wall in Linthorpe is the last remaining remnant of Ayresome Park – Middlesbrough FC’s home for almost 100 years.   The future of the wall has been in doubt ever since Ayresome Park was demolished and replaced by a housing estate.   Residents, local ward councillors and Boro fans ....

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Boro Sponsors Charity Winner

Boro Sponsors Ramsdens have produced LIMITED edition gold commemorative coins produced to celebrate the centenary of the Tees Transporter Bridge will go under the hammer for charity tomorrow night (Friday).   The Teesside-based pawnbroking business has specially commissioned just 100 of the hallmarked 9ct gold mementos as part of the ongoing centenary celebrations.   And Boro’s sponsors have generously donated five to be auctioned in aid of the Middlesbrough and Teesside ....

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Mowbray - What A Difference A Year Makes

What a difference a year makes! One year to this day, Boro appointed Tony Mowbray as manager, probably the best signing in a while. After the ghastly Strachan era, the feeling at the Riverside was not a good one. Spirit was at an all time low and something drastic had to be done.   The arrival of Mowbray brought a new feeling into the town. Everyone was lifted, looking forward to exciting football again. Expectations were high amongst fans, eager for a turnaround.   The Tony ....

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David Mills On John Foster

Former Boro forward David Mills is John Fosterís guest on BBC Tees this afternoon after 2pm. It should provide fascinating radio from Britainís first half million pound player who came close to death after a horrific head on crash in the Tyne Tunnel. David has just brought out a book about his life which should be a compelling read.   David Mills was a star of the Boro team I watched as a boy. He came through the ranks under Stan Anderson after making a name for himself as an ....

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