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There is an exciting new Boro-based art and photography exhibition that opened its doors at MIMA at the end of last week. I had a look down when it opened last Thursday evening and it is well worth a view. In fact it looks the bee’s knees to me.   March 2 – July 8, 2012 In 1986, Middlesbrough almost lost its football club. Following relegation to the third division and severe financial problems, the gates to the old Ayresome Park ground were locked.  But, just 37 ....

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Neil Bausor Is Appointed Chief Executive Of Middlesbrough Fc

Chairman Steve Gibson has today announced the appointment of Neil Bausor as Chief Executive of Middlesbrough Football Club.   Mr Gibson said: “Neil has been performing the role of interim Chief Executive for the past nine months. I am very pleased with the job he has done and as a result of that I have decided to appoint him Chief Executive on a permanent basis.   “I am confident Neil will continue to make a significant contribution to the success of the Club in this ....

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England Expects Riverside Delivers – Bring On Team Gb

It was a fantastic night for Teesside when a bumper crowd cheered on the Under 21 side to a 4-0 victory over Belgium. The home of the Boro was decked out with England shirts and banners as the people of Teesside joined forces to inspire England to a big win. Now there is the very real possibility of a double header international day to remember in the summer. Team GB men and women playing Olympic warm up games in the stadium, which would be an event of a lifetime for Teesside.   There ....

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Fantastic Four Parade The Cup

Former Riverside stars Gaizka Mendieta, Ugo Ehiogu, Colin Cooper and Malcolm Christie will mark the anniversary of Boro’s Carling Cup success by parading a replica of the trophy on the Riverside pitch at half-time tonight. All four were part of the Boro squad that helped win the club’s first ever silverware eight years ago tonight, Mendieta and Ehiogu both playing in the final, Cooper playing in the quarter-final and Christie scoring an extra-time winner against Brighton in the ....

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Boro Fan Leigh’s England Honour

Lifelong Boro fan Leigh Ellicker will represent a nation of heroes at the Riverside on Wednesday night when he represents his country’s brave forces as England U-21s take on Belgium. Whitby-born Leigh, a veteran of Army campaigns in Afghanistan and Northern Ireland, will stand proudly alongside Boro and England legend Alan Peacock as the FA’s Guest of Honour. A Catterick-based warrant officer 2nd class with the Small Arms School Corps, who served with the 1st Battalion The Green ....

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Southgate’s Praise For Boro Eng U21 Duo

Boro legend Gareth Southgate has poured praise on an England U-21 team brimming with talent ahead of Wednesday’s big Riverside match – but warned that Belgium are capable of causing an upset. Southgate, the FA’s Head of Elite Development, made a rare return to Boro’s Rockliffe Park training ground yesterday (Monday) to see an U-21 squad featuring Joe Bennett and Jason Steele preparing for the European Championship qualifier. And the Carling Cup-winning captain had ....

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Boro Chairman Hosts Sir Bobby Robson Golf

Boro chairman, Steve Gibson will again be hosting the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation Celebrity Golf Day in May. The inaugural Sir Bobby Robson Foundation Celebrity Golf Day, held last April at Rockliffe Hall near Darlington, was hugely popular, uniting north east football in the fight against cancer and prompting immediate calls for a repeat. The second Sir Bobby Robson Foundation Celebrity Golf Day, in aid of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, will be held this year on 2nd May and the venue is ....

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Beat The Queues By Buying England Tickets In Advance

Fans are being urged to buy tickets for next Wednesday’s England U-21 international IN ADVANCE to avoid delays at the Riverside on the night. With a bumper crowd guaranteed for the crucial Euro qualifier with Belgium, Boro are advising supporters to purchase their tickets well before the 6pm kick-off. “Fans can save themselves a lot of time and potential queues if they buy their tickets in advance,” says Head of Supporter Services Anthony Emmerson. Season Card holders ....

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Boro Duo In Riverside Under 21 Squad

Boro defensive duo Joe Bennett and Jason Steele have been picked in the England Under 21 squad for the international against Belgium at the Riverside next Wednesday. It will be a great experience for the duo to be involved on a big night for their country in front of many of their own supporters. Both players played out of their skin in Boro’s win at Millwall, Jason Steele was awesome in the face of a second half onslaught at the New Den.   The other big squad news is that Wilfried ....

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Grounds And Franks Join Yeovil On Loan

Jonathan Grounds and Jonathan Franks have joined Yeovil Town on an initial one-month loan. Defender Grounds, 24, spent the early part of this season on loan to Yeovil’s League One rivals Chesterfield, while midfielder Franks, 21, played one game on loan to Oxford earlier this season. Both players have been locked out of the first team picture this season and this could be a big opportunity for them to show their abilities, Jonathan Franks was a key player in Strachan's early months ....

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Big Crowd Set For England Clash

Boro are selling tickets for the England Under-21 game on February 29 at a faster rate than Premier League Norwich City achieved when they last hosted the nation’s young talent. With more than 13,000 tickets already sold more than a week before the Euro qualifier with Belgium, Boro are well ahead of the pre-match sales achieved by the Canaries for what was eventually a 25,000 sell-out crowd against Romania in 2010. In fact, it’s possible the Riverside may even host a crowd of ....

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Williams Signs New Boro Deal

Australia international Rhys Williams today spoke of his dream of helping Boro reach the Premier League after signing a new four-and-a-half year contract.   The talented 23-year-old has attracted interest from a host of top-flight clubs with his assured displays both in central defence and at the heart of midfield. But after penning the new deal he said he couldn’t be happier on Teesside and sees it as the perfect place to achieve his ambitions in the game. ....

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Fmttm’s Boro England Ticket

It is only a couple of weeks now to the Riverside Stadium’s date with destiny when England Under 21s play a vital qualifier against Belgium, on Wednesday 29th February. The result of this game could well decide whether England Under 21s are playing in the European Championship in the summer and it would be great to get the Riverside rocking with Boro/England fans.   Stuart Pearce will be away on full international duty managing England in their friendly game v Holland so we need a ....

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Barry Robson Going To Canada In Summer

Barry Robson has signed a pre-contract agreement to join top Major League Soccer outfit Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the summer – but he’s determined to leave on a high by helping Boro win promotion.   The 33-year-old Scotland international will move to Canada with his family in July after a highly-successful two-and-a-half year spell on Teesside.   His Boro contract was due to expire at the end of the current campaign and Robson felt the opportunity to play abroad was ....

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We’re Backing England!

Come on, England! Teesside-based SABIC UK Petrochemicals are calling on more local businesses to show their support for the forthcoming England Under-21 game at the Riverside Stadium. And Boro first team coach Mark Proctor, himself a former England Under-21 star, paid a special visit to staff on the company’s LDPE Plant at Wilton to thank them for their support. England’s young stars can qualify for the European Championship finals with victory over Belgium at the home of ....

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New Date For Ipswich Away

Boro’s npower Championship visit to Ipswich Town has been rescheduled for Tuesday March 27 (ko 7.45pm) following abandonment of the original fixture at Portman Road on Saturday because of a frozen pitch. Boro have promised to help travelling fans left out of pocket after the abandonment of Saturday’s game at Ipswich.   Ipswich have already said supporters who attended the abandoned fixture will be entitled to a 50 per cent discount on tickets for the rescheduled ....

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Mowbray Unveils Season Card Loyalty Reward

Boro manager Tony Mowbray is writing to all current Season Card holders this week with details of a unique loyalty reward. The club is offering existing Season Card holders an exclusive opportunity to purchase their 2012-13 seats at Early Bird prices, which have been frozen for a fifth successive season. Letters dropping through letterboxes from today will outline details of an extended six-week Early Bird renewal window. All Season Card holders who renew before Saturday March 31 2012 will ....

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Boro Promise To Help Fans Left Out Of Pocket After Ipswich Trip

Boro have promised to help travelling fans left out of pocket after the abandonment of Saturday’s game at Ipswich.   Ipswich have already said supporters who attended the abandoned fixture will be entitled to a 50 per cent discount on tickets for the rescheduled game.   Now Boro have vowed to make up the shortfall for the rearranged game for those fans who have retained their original ticket stubs.   In addition, the club are looking at ways to arrange free coach ....

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Boro Help Fans After Ipswich Non Game

Middlesbrough Football Club has acted quickly this Monday morning to assist fans that forked out for that long and fruitless journey to Ipswich on Saturday. The East Anglian club has honoured its statuary obligations to offering half price admission for the re-match and Boro have stepped in to meet the shortfall and will look to arrange free coach travel down for all with ticket stubs from the original game. This is an excellent gesture of goodwill towards loyal fans that made a long journey ....

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England Expects Every Boro Fan To Enter This Competition

The Riverside Stadium has another major night ahead when we play host to the English national Under 21 side playing here on Wed 29th Feb. We've had a taste of the big night match atmosphere v Sunderland now you could win tickets to attend the Eng v Belg U21 game if you answer a simple question correctly.   The England game against Belgium Under 21s is a vital qualifier the result of which will be likely to make or break our chances of going to the Euro Under 21 tournament this summer. ....

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Tuesday At The Den

Boro will get a break from the hectic fixture pile up with a free weekend thanks to results in the FA Cup. Mind you we only get a couple of days off and another midweek fixture, in south London for everyone to look forward to!   Boro’s npower Championship match with Millwall at the New Den has been rescheduled because of the South London club’s involvement in the FA Cup with Budweiser.   The match, originally due to be played on Saturday February 18, has moved to ....

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Joe Bennett Young Player Of The Year In Charity Awards

Joe Bennett was named North East Football Writers' Young Player of the Year at the annual awards. Hopefully the reward for a stunnin 2011 can inspire the young left back to tear into Sunderland in Wednesday's FA Cup replay.   On Sunday night, the region’s football community came together to celebrate the very best of the 2010/2011 football season and to raise funds for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.   Sponsored by Barclays, the 2011 North East Football Writers' Association ....

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Ne Football Writers Join Forces With Sir Bobby Robson Foundation

On Sunday (5th February) local rivalries will be put to one side as the region’s football community comes together to celebrate the very best of the 2010/2011 football season. Sponsored by Barclays, the 2011 North East Football Writers' Association awards dinner at Ramside Hall in Durham is a regular highlight in the region’s football calendar. It will be attended by a star-studded guest list, which includes players, managers, directors and officials from all of the north east ....

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Advice To Matchday Drivers

Boro have issued a reminder to supporters that access to the Riverside Stadium via Shepherdson Way is closed to vehicles without car park permits from 45 minutes before all home games. Shepherdson Way - the bridge over the railway to the stadium – is now closed 45 minutes before kick-off to all vehicles except those with a valid car park permit.The closure is to protect the safety of pedestrians during the period of peak access and will be strictly enforced. Head of Supporter Services ....

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Huge Demand For Cup Tickets

Boro are expecting a bumper crowd for the FA Cup with Budweiser fourth round replay with Sunderland after a phenomenal TEN THOUSAND tickets were sold in the first 24 hours. Tickets for the first home Tees-Wear derby for three seasons went on sale on Tuesday morning and have been selling like hot-cakes ever since. Sunderland have already sold their entire allocation of 4,200 tickets, while Boro ticket office staff returned to work this morning to discover that 1,300 home seats had been snapped ....

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