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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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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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