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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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Unlucky 13's For Sven

After 13 months in charge, 13 games into the season, and 13th place in the league, Leicester manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has departed the club.   After his big summer spending he raised expectation but only managed a disappointing 5 wins in 13 matches, the manager has left along with his first-team coach, Derek Fazackerly. Sven signed key players, such as Kasper Schmeichel from Leeds (£1.2m) and Matthew Mills from Reading (£4m), both who he knows from his time at Manchester ....

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Mowbray Kicks Of Pharmacy Celebration

 Boro manager Tony Mowbray kicked off the festivities with a relaxing foot massage when an award-winning Middlesbrough pharmacy held its 50th anniversary celebration.   Mowbray was joined by Middlesbrough South MP Tom Blenkinsop and former Boro star Alan Peacock when Marton Pharmacy celebrated 50 years in business.   To mark the achievement, the pharmacy held a free community event featuring a signing session by Mowbray, music from top local band The Beer Pigs, BBC Tees radio ....

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Boro Fans Backing Sir Bobby And Fighting Cancer

 Generous Middlesbrough fans have raised an incredible £13,416.36 to fight cancer by playing football at the Riverside Stadium.   The charity match was the third organised in aid of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation by Andy Clark, a national fuel manager from Billingham, bringing the total raised for the north east cancer charity to over £28,000.   Organised through the website of popular Middlesbrough fanzine Fly Me To The Moon, the game in May included ex Boro ....

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Mowbray Kicks Off Pharmacy Celebration

  Boro manager Tony Mowbray and local MP Tom Blenkinsop will kick off the festivities when an award-winning Middlesbrough pharmacy holds its 50th anniversary celebration this Sunday (October 23).   Marton Pharmacy, which boasts Middlesbrough-born Olympics hopeful Chris Tomlinson, the British long jump record holder, among its regular customers, is celebrating 50 years in business.   To mark the achievement, the pharmacy is inviting its customers and community to a free event ....

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Boro Complete Ogbeche Signing

Boro have today completed the signing of former Nigeria international striker Bart Ogbeche on a short-term contract until the end of the season.The 27-year-old has impressed enough during a trial to persuade manager Tony Mowbray to take a closer look at him over the next few months.   Ogbeche was a free agent after leaving Greek side Kavala, following four years in Spain where he had spells with Real Valladolid, Cadiz and Deportivo Alavés. He previously played for French giants ....

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Buy A Boro Brick For Christmas

Boro supporters searching for that perfect Christmas gift are being urged to sign up for the next stage of the hugely-popular Boro Brick Road – and you can now order online. However, only bricks ordered before Friday November 18 will be guaranteed to be in place in time for Christmas.   A hugely-popular feature outside the Riverside Stadium, the Boro Brick Road already features inscribed bricks dedicated to more than 7,000 supporters and more than 60 former stars and managers of ....

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Best Wishes To Gordon Mcqueen

  On behalf of everyone at fmttm can I extend our best wishes to Gordon McQueen who has been diagnosed with cancer of the larynx. Very sad news indeed and we are all behind you in your battles and road to recovery.   Gordon is a great character and has been a mate over the years to Fischer and myself and many others. We always look forward to our trips to Hutton Rudby to chat with the former Leeds, Man U and Scotland centre back. He is a legend from my school days, someone whose ....

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Double Whammy Awards For Boro

Boro’s brilliant unbeaten start to the season has been acclaimed with Tony Mowbray and Matthew Bates scooping the nPower Championship gongs for September. What an amazing and unprecedented success for the manager, his captain and recognition of an unbeaten run that has equalled a 101 year old club record.   Boro’s defence conceded no goals in the month and although we did draw three straight 0-0s no one has yet found a way to defeat us in the league. All credit to Bates and ....

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Ikeme Loan Extended To Third Month

  Boro have extended the loan of Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme to a third month.   The 25-year-old has been a league ever-present since joining Tony Mowbray’s squad in late July. He made his debut in the final pre-season friendly against PSV Eindhoven and has kept four clean sheets in eight league matches.   Signed as cover for the injured Jason Steele, Ikeme will remain with Boro until November 1. The Wolves in Boro clothing custodian has yet to finish in a ....

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Boro Champions Reunite

Boro fans can enjoy a night of nostalgia when they join Bryan Robson’s 1995 champions – and the last team to play at Ayresome Park – for a Riverside reunion dinner in November.   Middlesbrough Former Players Association are organising the event that will recall a season that saw Boro bid farewell to Ayresome with a title-winning promotion success.   Inspired by England and Manchester United legend Bryan Robson as the new player-manager, Boro laid the foundations ....

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Trophy Room Tour

Turn the clock back to Ayresome time and join me on a Saturday pre-match tour to rediscover Ayresome Park. Please join me this Saturday morning when I will be conducting a short tour round the site of Ayresome Park at 11am at the Holgate End. The ghosts of Boro past still lurk, bubbling under the surface of the modern housing estate. All you need is an expert guide to pick out the signs. We haven't got one so you'll have to make do with me. Mind you having lived there for near on 15 years ....

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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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