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A Boro Bardís Big Night Out

Fmttm’s own Boro Bard Khadim Hussain was in the spot light last week in Middlesbrough Literary Festival. The Middlesbrough poet and published author unveiled his first play, based on a poem from Going For a Curry in Middlesbrough Reference library. Two Boro lads bite off more than they can chew when they call for a hotter phaal. Served up with the hottest offering the restaurant has ever prepared will the customers survive?   It was hilarious. Chris Stewart, who seems to be ....

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Boro Futsal Needs Your Help For Record Attempt

Middlesbrough Futsal Club are appealing for last minute witnesses for the Guinness World Record they are attempting to break next weekend at Catterick Leisure Centre.  Attempts have been fruitless, especially in getting people to witness the overnight section of the attempt.   The world record for the longest futsal match kicks off at 10am on Friday 1st July, and carries on right through until 10pm on Saturday 2nd July.   For the record to stand, two independent witnesses ....

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Parky Honoured By Fans

Riverside fans have honoured seriously-ill Gary Parkinson after voting in numbers to ensure he becomes the next former star to receive a place on the Boro Brick Road.   Parky topped a poll on the club’s official website that asked fans to choose which former player should join more than 60 Boro legends on the Brick Road, a popular Riverside feature alongside the Ayresome Park gates.   And the club have responded by producing a double-sized brick inscribed in gold with the ....

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Lions Rampant

  Mid June and the hours, days, weeks and months without football and the Boro stretch on and on. With England Under 21s falling at the first hurdle in Denmark there isn’t even any international football tournament to distract us. What on earth can you do to keep the Boro addiction going? How about buy a nice t-shirt.   Our man Bomberini the man that once put the Boro lion into its globe has been busy looking after your interests by producing a range of Lions On Me t-shirts. ....

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Boro-wildcats Pre-season Build Up

The voice of the Boro will be joining the Wildcats of Kilkenny to kick Boro’s pre-season into shape. A week before Boro kick off at home to Pompey Ali Brownlee will be chatting to Teesside troubadours The Wildcats of Kilkenny as part of their 12 month anniversary campaign.   The Wildcats of Kilkenny will be waltzing into the summer phase of their 12 month anniversary hodgepodge, with a laid back chat with Ali Brownlee on Sat 30 July. Mike McGrother and the lads will be finally ....

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Seasons Fixtures

Another season, another home game in the Boro's curtain raiser for the 2011/12 season. I remember a time when we would travel to Reading or Southampton to open our league account. But, since 2007 the Reds have been at home four times consecutively with a less than impressive statistic of one win in four with two defeats. Surprisingly the defeats where to Ipswich Town and Blackburn Rovers and the victory was over Spurs. If we look into our opening day exploits further the Boro have only won one ....

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Boro At Walsall In Cup

Boro have been drawn away to League One side Walsall in the first round of the Carling Cup, with the tie scheduled for Tuesday August 9 (ko 7.45pm).   Apparently it will be the Boro’s first competitive visit to the Banks’s Stadium, as it is now called. Can't say I have ever seen Walsall play and the only time I've been through the town is on the way to Wolves.   In other Carling Cup news last season's winners Birmingham City have been allowed to play in the ....

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Buy Your Own Ayresome Park

Boro fans can relive past glories by snapping up the final copies of a limited-edition miniature of the club’s former Ayresome Park ground. There are now fewer than 30 of the models remaining in stock. It may be 16 years since Boro relocated to the Riverside Stadium, but many supporters retain fond memories of the old ground that played host to all-time greats such as Wilf Mannion, George Hardwick, Jack Charlton’s famous 1974 champions and current boss Tony Mowbray. Britannia ....

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Riverside Vip Reward To Local Schoolkids

Four local primary schools enjoyed a VIP chance to play at the Riverside as reward for attracting hundreds of new supporters to the stadium through the Matchday Experience scheme.    Pupils from Middlesbrough schools Linthorpe, St Bernadette’s and St Edward’s, plus John Emmerson Batty of Redcar, had a fantastic day in front of dozens of classmates, parents and teachers encouraging them from the stands.   Just like the professionals, they had team talks in the home ....

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Boro Pick A Brick

Fans have until June 27 to book a place on the Boro Brick Road in time for the new season’s big kick-off – and they can also nominate their favourite Teesside celebrity to receive a dedicated brick.   To celebrate the club’s special Christmas offer, Boro are asking fans to nominate their favourite Teesside celebrity or sports personality to receive a dedicated place on the Boro Brick Road.   A popular feature outside the Riverside Stadium, the Brick Road already ....

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Boro Training Range Revealed

Boro have released a great new range of team training kit just in time for the summer holidays.   The top-quality adidas products include everything from hoodies and tracksuits to training jerseys and polo shirts, as worn by the players.     They are available to buy now from MFC Official club stores and online at     Many of the products use innovative Climacool or Climawarm technologies, which work together to regulate the ....

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Boro Fans For Gary Parkinson 5-a-side

Boro fans – we need you to represent your club in a 5-a-side tournament to raise money for the Gary Parkinson Trust.   I am Gary Parkinson's son Luke, and I have organised a 5-a-Side tournament in order to raise funds for the Gary Parkinson Trust, which raises funds to help my Dad, Gary Parkinson to recover from his illness it whatever way in necessary. It is going to be held on Sunday 7th August at Bolton Arena, a goal kick away from the Reebok Stadium.   We want supporter ....

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Boro Riverside Father's Day Lunch

Father’s Day lunch at the Riverside on Sunday June 19 is more than just a great day out for Dad. It’s also the chance for all the family to enjoy top-class dining described by the Evening Gazette as “in a league of its own”.   Boro are proud of their reputation for gourmet food and fresh, imaginative recipes. That’s why customers come back time and again.   More than 70% of customers who enjoyed the sell-out Mother’s Day lunch back in April ....

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Vote For Your Brick Road Legend

Fans have until June 27 to book a place on the Boro Brick Road in time for the new season’s big kick-off – and they can also nominate a Boro legend to receive a dedicated brick.   To celebrate the club’s special Christmas offer, Boro are asking fans to nominate their favourite Teesside celebrity or sports personality to receive a dedicated place on the Boro Brick Road.   A popular feature outside the Riverside Stadium, the Brick Road already features inscribed ....

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Riverside Match Raises £35k For Parky

Organisers of the end-of-season Gary Parkinson Benefit Match have presented a cheque for more than £35,000 to the former Boro star’s wife Deborah and son Luke.   The game, which attracted a crowd of 7,391 to the Riverside Stadium, was organised by Middlesbrough Former Players Association and Boro fan Carl O’Hara in conjunction with Middlesbrough FC and club sponsors Ramsdens.   The fast-growing, 21st century pawnbroker gave up its once-a-season chance to use the ....

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Boro Camsell Shirt Way Ahead

  All sizes of the new-look Boro home shirts and mini-kit are now back in stock after a small number of sizes ran out during an early sales rush.   The retro-style red shirt sees a return for the white shoulder 'yoke' made famous by Boro’s all-time top scorer George Camsell when he scored 59 league goals during the 1926-27 promotion campaign.   The shirt, which sports the logo of the club's long-term sponsors Ramsdens, is complemented by red shorts and white ....

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Boro Fans Get With The Programme

Boro fans are being urged to make award-winning matchday programme REDSQUARE their big summer signing.   For just £50 for Season Card holders and £57 for all others, they can have REDSQUARE delivered to their doors in time for every home match at the Riverside next season.   That’s a saving of £19 for Season Card holders and £12 for others compared to purchasing your copy match-by-match - and subscriptions also include all home cup ties free of ....

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Boro Academy Dream Team

A new intake of 11 Boro apprentices are set to arrive at the club’s Rockliffe Park training ground on July 1 with the aim of following in the footsteps of Joe Bennett, Rhys Williams and Matthew Bates.   No fewer than 15 Academy products played for Tony Mowbray’s first team last season and the new recruits will be dreaming of making a similar impact as they start full-time at the club.   Boro Academy Manager David Parnaby said: “This is a strong group of players ....

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The Floodlights Came On For Sir Bobby Robson

The floodlights came on at the Riverside this weekend for a band of intrepid amateurs playing their heart out for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. Playing alongside and against former Boro stars the Boro fans had scraped and saved to raise money for the north eastern cancer fighting charity. They were living the dream for one evening and enjoyed every minute of it.   LisbonLegend captained his side to success after having worked tirelessly to put this incredible evening together. I say ....

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Support Fmttm Riverside Game Tonight

Tonight’s the night everyone down to the Riverside because fmttm message boarders will be playing their part for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. Playing their part for the north east and playing their part in the fight against cancer right here right now. You can also watch several well known poster personalities fall on their backsides on the hallowed turf of the Riverside as PinkPonce bags a hat-trick. Easy does it.   As if that wasn’t good enough reason then there are a ....

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Michael Danby Mbe

                                                  Boro stalwart Malcolm Danby was formally presented with the MBE he received in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List at a special presentation at the Riverside Stadium last night.   The Lord ....

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Boro Season Cards By Instalments

Boro Season Cards for 2011-12 are now available by six monthly instalments from just £66.66 adults, £43.43 over-65s, £31.66 18-21 year-olds and only £16.50 for under-18s.   Full details of how to apply to pay by instalments are enclosed with Season Card packages that have been sent to all 2010-11 Season Card holders and are also available by calling the MFC Ticket Office on 0844 499 1234 or by emailing your name and address to ....

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Mfc Ladies Need Your Help

FC Ladies hope to strengthen on and off the field next season by recruiting new players and sponsors for what they hope will be a promotion challenge.Marrie Wieczorek's side's Northern Women's Combination season faltered in recent weeks after chasing leaders Sheffield for much of the season.However, Marrie is undeterred and says MFC Ladies will regroup over the summer and come back fighting once again next year.The former England international is scouring Teesside for new talent, with players ....

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Keith Lamb Stands Down

The end of an era and the dawning of a new age Boro as Middlesbrough Football Club has announced that Keith Lamb is standing down from his role as Chief Executive with immediate effect.   Lamb said: “After almost 25 years in the role during some of the most challenging, exciting and successful periods in the club’s history, the time is right for me to make way for someone else.    “I have enjoyed every minute of my time as Chief Executive and now look ....

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Boro Sign On Super Seven

Seven of Boro’s most promising young talents have signed their first professional contracts, committing their futures to the club.   Second-year Academy apprentices Adam Reach, Ryan Brobbel and Charlie Wyke, together with first year apprentices Jake Fowler, Adam Jackson and Curtis Edwards have all signed contracts that will run from July 1 this year through to the summer of 2014.   In addition, third-year apprentice Kyle Oliver has been given a two-year contract that takes ....

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