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A Boro Classic!

  Boro fan David Golightly has spoken of his pride at witnessing the classical music symphony he dedicated to the football club receive its premiere in Middlesbrough Town Hall.   With funding from Arts Council England, composer David Golightly’s Middlesbrough Symphony premiered at the Transporter Bridge Centenary Concert, performed by a specially extended Northern Sinfonia.   Recorded more than 10 years ago, the symphony was originally dedicated to and inspired by Boro ....


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A Play For The Boro!

Teesside football fans can now snap up tickets for a play that will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Boro’s rebirth – and there’s even still time to play a starring role! Boro’s 37 Mins will be performed over six nights, Monday December 5 to Saturday December 10, at Teesside University in Middlesbrough. Directed by Middlesbrough supporter Alan Spence, it will recreate the drama and magic as Boro bounced back from the brink after coming within 37 minutes of folding ....


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Bristol Kick Off Put Back

Anyone contemplating the long trip to the west country in December now has far more time to get to the match. The only trouble is you will have to head back through the night. So thank or curse SKY for that. BRISTOL CITY V MIDDLESBROUGH December 3 2011. Please note that kick-off in the above match has been moved to 5.20pm as the match has been selected for live transmission on Sky Sports. It seems the media are starting to take note of our superb start to the season. This coming weekend's ....


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Boro Sign Alex

Boro have signed Manchester City striker Alex Tchuimeni-Nimely on a three-month loan.   A prolific goalscorer at youth and reserve team level, Nimely has also played for both England and Liberia at U-20 level.   City rated him highly enough to tie him down with a new four-year contract last April.   Born in Liberia, Nimely left his homeland at an early age and caught the eye of several clubs after settling in England. Snapped up by City, he thrived at their ....


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Boro Party In That London

Fans Invited To Palace Party BORO fans staying over in the capital for Saturday's trip to Crystal Palace are being invited to attend a post-match party hosted by Middlesbrough Supporters South. The event is taking place in Belushi's Bar in London Bridge, which is easily accessible by overground train from Selhurst Park.The bar's manager is an MSS member and big Boro fan who will be rustling up parmos to make visitors and exiles feel at home.The address is 151 Borough High Street SE1 1HR, ....


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Football Grounds Of Middlesbrough

In 1995 Middlesbrough left their home for almost 100 years, Ayresome Park it was the only place we ever associated with Boro but it wasn’t the first nor the last ground that has been home to Middlesbrough FC. Tomorrow afternoon I will be guiding a short walk through the town to explore the former homes of the Boro.   Hopefully this walk will be of interest to all that have supported the club in the Ayresome and/or Riverside era. The club’s history stretches back as far as ....


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Party Time For Middlesbrough 86!

As they celebrate their team’s unbeaten start to the season, Boro fans are getting in the party spirit as part of the groundbreaking Middlesbrough 86 project. The exciting project that is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the club’s rebirth following financial meltdown is holding a closing party for its successful gallery on Middlesbrough’s Linthorpe Road. Volunteers and many who have already contributed to the project will join project director Alan Spence at the ....


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Boro V Palace Double Whammy

Boro must face Crystal Palace twice in four days last week after the Championship side played giant killers over Premier Wigan tonight. So that means two nightmare journeys for the fans into deepest darkest South London in less than a week. Thanks.   Despite Ben Watson's late, late strike Wigan were defeated 2-1 at Selhurst Park. Former Geordie midfielder Darren Ambrose started the scoring for the Eagles, he is no stranger to scoring against us at Selhurst either. Jonathon Williams ....


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Rob Knows The Score!

Boro Fanzine Editor looks forward to Classic night   One of Boro’s biggest fans is looking forward to a spot of ’extra time’ at the exclusive World Premiere of a classical symphony dedicated to the club at Middlesbrough Town Hall this week (Thursday 15 Sept).   Boro fanzine Fly Me to The Moon editor Rob Nichols is also a well-known figure on the local music scene as frontman and driving force of legendary Teesside outfit Shrug.   But, until last year, ....


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Bates Relaunches Kickz Project

Boro captain Matthew Bates will relaunch Middlesbrough FC in the Community’s hugely-successful Kickz scheme at Middlesbrough’s Acklam Green Centre on Tuesday September 13.   Kickz is a football-based project funded by the Premier League Charitable Fund and open to young people, both male and female, aged between 12 and 18.   It aims to engage with young people by encouraging positive and healthy activities and also build stronger community and police links. Although ....


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Play For The Boro!

Boro fans and budding actors are being invited to take a trip back in time by auditioning for a role in a high-profile play that recalls the dramatic rebirth of the club a quarter of a century ago. Boro’s 37mins celebrates the 25th anniversary of the club bouncing back from the brink of financial disaster and the recent return of the legend that is Tony Mowbray. The play is part of Middlesbrough 86, an exciting history, sport, theatre and education project celebrating the club’s ....


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Marvellous Marvin Player Of The Month

Marvin Emnes super 7 goal start to the season has earned him the gong as Championship player of the month for August. Marvin’s last goal against Coventry was described in glowing terms by Boro boss Tony Mowbray as a classic striker’s goal, shifting feet to buy space and then despatching the ball into the corner.   Mowbray was himself nominated for manager of the month but while delighted that this meant recognition for the start the team has made he conceded that Gus Poyet ....


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Symphony For The Boro - David Golightly's Boro Classic

Even Barcelona can’t top this..!   Boro’s confident start to the season continues with an exclusive world premiere of the only classical music symphony ever dedicated to any single football club!   And the exclusives don’t end there – with Middlesbrough joining London and St Petersburg as one of only three major towns or cities in the world to have a classical symphony dedicated in its honour!   Ardent Boro fan and classical composer David F ....


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Deadline For 10k Nears

  DEADLINE is nearing for anyone who wants to take part in this year’s Middlesbrough Tees Pride 10k road race. So, join Gareth Southgate, Colin Cooper and Danny Mills and run alongside them for Finlay Cooper.   Participants applying online, at www.runmiddlesbrough.com have until today (Thursday, September 1) and can pick up their race packs on the day.   Anyone wishing to apply in person has until noon on Friday, September 2.   They will need to go to the ....


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Thatíll Be A Classic!

Middlesbrough Symphony set for World Premiere Even Barcelona can’t top this..! Boro’s confident start to the season continues with an exclusive world premiere of the only classical music symphony ever dedicated to any single football club! And the exclusives don’t end there – with Middlesbrough joining London and St Petersburg as one of only three major towns or cities in the world to have a classical symphony dedicated in its honour! Ardent Boro fan and ....


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Join Gareth For 10k Run

Boro legend Gareth Southgate admits to being apprehensive as he prepares for his first return to Teesside for two years when he takes part in the Middlesbrough Teespride10k Road Race on Sunday September 4.   The former England international is taking part in the town’s flagship run in support of this year’s official race charity, the Finlay Cooper Fund.   As the captain who led Boro to victory in the 2004 Carling Cup and played his last game for the club amid the heady ....


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Ikeme Loan Extended

Boro have today reached agreement with Wolves to extend the loan of goalkeeper Carl Ikeme for a further month. The 25-year-old has been an ever-present in the league since being drafted in at the start of the season following a training ground injury to Jason Steele. Meanwhile, efender Jonathan Grounds is joining Chesterfield on loan for a month and could make his debut for the League One side at Exeter this weekend. The 23-year-old, who can play at left-back or centre-back, came through ....


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Park Joins Barnsley On Loan

Young Boro midfielder Cameron Park has joined Barnsley on loan.   The 19-year-old England youth international will stay at Oakwell initially until November 26. The loan can be extended ( or reduced after 28 days) subject to the agreement of both clubs.   Park, who was awarded a four-and-a-half-year pro contract in January, made his debut for Boro in the same month and has made four appearances from the bench.    This is bound to be a superb opportunity for Cameron ....


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Coopers Ask Fans To Back Emotional Fundraiser

  Boro legend Colin Cooper and his wife Julie are asking fans and fundraisers to run this year’s Middlesbrough 10k to boost local children’s charities – but time is fast running out.   The Finlay Cooper Fund, the charity Colin and Julie set up in memory of the son they lost as the result of a choking accident, is this year’s official charity for the hugely popular run through the streets of Middlesbrough.   They have already won the support of former ....


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Mowbray Launches Middlesbrough 86 Project

Tony Mowbray will mark the 25th anniversary of Boro’s rescue from the football scrapheap by launching an exciting community project celebrating the club’s fight back from financial disaster. Today (Monday August 22 2011) is the exact 25th anniversary of the announcement that a business consortium’s last-gasp rescue package had saved Middlesbrough FC. And the date will be appropriately marked by Mowbray when he launches the Middlesbrough 86 Project outside the Ayresome Park ....


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Boro Tickets - Print At Home

Booking seats to see Tony Mowbray’s bubbling Boro in action is now easier than ever before after the club became one of the very first to introduce “print-at-home” match tickets.   Every Boro fan purchasing a seat online can now choose to print tickets in the comfort of their home or office and from their own computer, in a new facility from ticketing partner Ticketmaster.  The innovation ensures that Middlesbrough Football Club continues to be one of the most ....


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Join The Riverside Rush

Back Tony Mowbray’s Riverside Revolution and be there as Boro return home to face Carling Cup holders Birmingham City on Sunday (kick-off 3pm).Mogga’s men are unbeaten in their last eight league and cup games and have blasted nine goals in their four games so far this season, rocketing to second in the early npower Championship table. And the feelgood factor is well and truly back as Boro go into the weekend’s game against one of the pre-season promotion favourites looking ....


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Haroun Signs For Boro

Faris Haroun completed his move to Boro today and goes straight into Tony Mowbray’s squad for Sunday’s npower Championship home game with Birmingham City. Boro received international clearance for the 25-year-old Belgian international midfielder this morning and he has signed a three-year contract. No fee is involved. Haroun, who has played six times for Belgium, joins from Antwerp-based Beerschot, who compete in his country’s top tier. He started his career with Racing ....


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Colin Cooperís Fmttm Q And A

  Colin Cooper stopped by this afternoon with his wife Julie and daughters. Colin was on a promotional media tour for this year’s Middlesbrough 10k, hoping to get you all signed up to run in the red Finlay Cooper Fund vests on September 4th.   Colin asked questions posed to him by fmttm posters, questions ranging from the highlights of his career to his thoughts on Mowbray’s achievements so far in the hot seat at Boro.   Sooper Cooper talked about the aftermath ....


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Richie Smallwood's Big Boro Future

Richard Smallwood today became the latest promising young player to agree an extended contract with Boro.   The 20-year-old midfielder has agreed a two-year extension that sees him committing himself to the club until July 2014.   Smallwood joins Marvin Emnes, Jason Steele, Joe Bennett, Seb Hines, Luke Williams, Cameron Park and Connor Ripley, who have all signed extended contracts recently.   It’s further good news for manager Tony Mowbray following the decision ....


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