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Lita Is A Swan - Official

Boro today confirmed that Leroy Lita has completed a £1.75m move to Premier League newcomers Swansea City.   The 26-year-old striker has agreed personal terms and completed a medical at the Liberty Stadium, bringing to an end his two-year stay at Boro in which he scored 20 goals in 78 league appearances.   If not giving the green light for transfer activity, the Lita move could at least end the urgent need Boro boss Tony Mowbray has felt to sell. Hopefully, it will be ....

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Ikeme Joins Boro On Loan

Boro have agreed a one-month loan deal with Wolverhampton Wanderers for goalkeeper Carl Ikeme. Ikeme, 25, played for Boro in their final pre-season friendly against PSV Eindhoven last Friday and comes in as cover for Jason Steele, who has had surgery for a fractured scaphoid bone in his wrist. The Wolves keeper has had previous loan spells with Accrington, Stockport, Sheffield United, Queens Park Rangers and Leicester. He is in line to make his league debut for Boro in the opening npower ....

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Gibson Joins Plymouth On Loan

England U-18 international Ben Gibson has joined League Two side Plymouth Argyle on a three-month loan. The 18-year-old defender could make his debut for the Pilgrims in their opening match of the season against Shrewsbury on Saturday. Gibson, who captained Boro’s reserves last season, made his senior debut from the bench in a 2-1 home win over Coventry on April 25. ....

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Boro Gripped By Juninho Fever - Part 4

  Juninho has brought Brazilian fever back to the Boro all over again. Boro’s own Little Fella lit up the Riverside this afternoon as he stayed for two and half hours to meet and greet the fans.   Boro fans queued half way round the stadium to get their signatures and photos with one of the all time Boro greats, Juninho. Meanwhile, a second queue snaked round in the opposite direction as fans stood patiently in line to buy tickets for tonight’s game, an emotional ....

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Boro Fans Collect Your Tickets Early

Supporters who have booked tickets online for Juninho’s return against PSV Eindhoven tonight are strongly advised to collect them well in advance of the match.   Heavy online sales mean there will be extra pressure on ticket collections at the Riverside Stadium.   TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION NOW   Extra staff are being laid on, but supporters are being urged to arrive early to avoid delays and congestion.   Huge ticket demand for Boro’s final ....

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Boro Report Everyone Wants To See Juninho!

Huge ticket demand for Juninho’s return against PSV Eindhoven tonight has led to Boro opening the Riverside’s East Stand as well as the North and West.   Queues have been forming since early this morning at the ticket office and a bumper attendance is guaranteed for the Brazilian’s appearance in Boro’s final pre-season friendly (ko 7.30pm).   Fans are being advised not to leave it until the last minute to buy tickets, which cost just £10 for adults ....

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Boro's Squad Numbers Named

Boro Boss Tony Mowbray has announced his squad numbers for the season ahead. Starting with injured keeper Jason Steele the Boro no.1 there are numbers running through to Richie Smallwood no.33. Interesting to note the top 11 and whether that turns out to be anything like the line-up against Pompey (the injured Steele and no.7 Kevin Thomson being exceptions of course). Tony McMahon obviously likes the lucky 29 shirt as with Barry Robson and no.17. Funnily enough nobody has rushed to secure the ....

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Juninho Is The Hottest Ticket In Town!

Boro report fast and furious ticket sales for tomorrow’s home friendly with PSV Eindhoven as Juninho fever hits the Riverside.   There were queues at the ticket office today as fans clamour to see the little magician who became a huge favourite during his three spells on Teesside.   Supporters planning to buy tickets for Boro’s final pre-season friendly are advised to book them as soon as possible to avoid delays tomorrow night.   The match kicks off at ....

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Page's New Chapter As He Ends Boro Era

A Boro stalwart has blown the final whistle on his Riverside role as Tony Mowbray’s team prepare to kick off the new home campaign with Friday’s pre-season friendly against PSV Eindhoven.   After almost 30 years as pitchside MC and matchday PA announcer, Mark Page has confirmed he is leaving his Boro role to focus his efforts on winning a worldwide broadcasting deal.   The former BBC Radio One DJ is leading a high-powered consortium tendering for a multi-million ....

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Meet Juninho At Boro Signing Session

Don’t miss the chance to meet Juninho when he makes a special guest appearance at the Riverside’s stadium store on Friday (1.30-2.30pm) to sign items of MFC merchandise.   Boro have rushed in a range of souvenir items to celebrate the return of the Brazilian legend in the pre-season friendly with PSV Eindhoven, which kicks off later on Friday at 7.30pm.   On sale will be Juninho scarves, T-shirts, car stickers, balloons, posters and mugs – as well as a special ....

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Join Juninho In Boro 's Big Picture

Fans are being given a once-in-a-lifetime chance to join Juninho on Boro’s biggest-ever team photo this weekend.    Supporters who have bought the 2011-12 home shirt are being invited to get in the picture with the Brazilian maestro alongside Tony Mowbray and the Boro stars.   The special event takes place at the Riverside on Sunday July 31 to celebrate Juninho’s return to Teesside and the official launch of Boro’s popular new adidas home kit. ....

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Boro Programme Wins Award

Boro’s matchday programme, REDSQUARE, has won another prestigious award. It has been named as Merit Award winner for the npower Championship by the Northern Programme Club. Earlier this year, REDSQUARE was voted CSI Sports Best Matchday Programme at the Football League Awards and has become an essential read for every Boro fan. There’s never been a better time to take out a subscription to REDSQUARE, which is gearing up for another big season with an exciting new look and fresh ....

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Book Early For Juno

Boro fans are advised to book their tickets now for Juninho’s Riverside return against PSV Eindhoven next Friday.   Heavy demand is expected at the Boro ticket office, so supporters are being advised to claim their seats early and avoid the queues.   Fans can see the little magician in action against the leading Dutch side on Friday July 29 (ko 7.30pm) for as little as a tenner, with juniors paying just £5.     “There is massive interest in ....

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Boro Pride 2011-12 Launched

  Fans who sign up to this season’s Boro Pride scheme can take advantage of great discounts on match tickets as Tony Mowbray’s men aim to make it a season to remember.   Not only will they enjoy savings on all 23 home npower Championship  matches, members also receive a range of other great benefits, including:   ·         Priority booking for home and away matches before general ....

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Juninho Is Back To Play For Boro

The legendary Juninho will make an emotional return to the Riverside next week to pull on a Boro shirt again.   Fans can see the little magician, voted the best post-war player to represent Middlesbrough, in action against PSV Eindhoven on Friday July 29 for as little as a tenner (ko 7.30pm).      World Cup winner Juninho was worshipped by Boro fans in three spells on Teesside from 1995 to 2004 and signed off by helping the club lift its first major trophy, the Carling ....

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Show Your Colours With Pride

  With the new season’s opening home game with Portsmouth less than three weeks away, Boro are keen to encourage fans to help make the Riverside Stadium as colourful and vibrant as possible.   Following a number of requests from supporter groups about bringing banners and flags into the stadium, the club is reminding fans to follow some basic guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment at home matches. Although a Football League directive states that all ....

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Middlesbrough 86 Needs Your Help

The Middlesbrough 86 Partnership Project will use the celebration of Middlesbrough FC’s 25th Anniversary coming ‘back from the brink’, to create community spirited recollection, of both the BORO and the town itself. The participating organisations are each holding free events about the history of football in Middlesbrough, allowing members of the public to directly participate and learn in a fun and meaningful way. The Partnership has been formed between Middlesbrough ....

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Martin Signs On For Boro

France U-21 midfielder Malaury Martin has become Boro’s first summer signing after agreeing a one-year contract. The 22-year-old free agent impressed manager Tony Mowbray after a short trial at Rockliffe Park and made his debut from the bench in Boro’s 3-2 win over Croatian side NK Varazdin on tour yesterday. Martin, who plays in central midfield, has captained his country at every level from U-17 to U-21and earned rave reviews when representing France in the European U-19 ....

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Run With Coops

Former Boro star Colin Cooper invites you to pull on the Finlay Cooper vest and run for Middlesbrough. Join him on Sunday September 4th and help raise money for local children’s charities all in memory of Colin and Julie Cooper’s son Finlay Cooper.   Q: Colin are you looking forward to the Middlesbrough 10k this year? CC: Yes I am thoroughly. I really enjoyed last year I felt the atmosphere was fantastic. You see so many people enjoying themselves. Our goal this year is to ....

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Boyd Leaves Boro

Striker Kris Boyd has joined Turkish SüperLig l side Eskisehirspor after having his Boro contract cancelled by mutual agreement.The 27-year-old is understood to have signed a three-year deal, having agreed personal terms and passed a medical.No transfer fee is involved. The Scottish Premier League's all-time record goalscorer, Boyd spent the second half of last season on loan with Nottingham Forest after joining Boro from Rangers in the summer under freedom of contract. He scored six ....

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Boro Fixture Changes

Date changes have been announced for Boro’s npower Championship games at home to Watford and Leicester City.   The Watford game at the Riverside was due to have been a 3pm kick-off on Saturday November 5, but will now be played at 5.20pm to allow for screening on Sky TV.The visit of Leicester has been put back 24 hours and will now be played on Wednesday September 28 with a 7.45pm kick-off.The game was originally scheduled for Tuesday September 27 but has been moved because ....

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Tony Mowbray Before Slovenia

  Kevin Thomson will be out for up to 12 weeks. That was the bad news to come out of a Boro press conference today. Some of the good news is that the specialist’s report reckons that a Monday operation could finally get to the root of his problems as his latest injury is said to be once again linked to that broken leg at the start of last season. Kevin is down about it, his manager is dismayed but at long last we might get a fully fit player able to ride challenges and twisted ....

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Boro V Psv Ticket Details

Boro fans will get a first chance to see Tony Mowbray’s Championship challengers in action at the Riverside when top Dutch side PSV Eindhoven visit on Friday July 29 (kick-off 7.30pm).Ticket prices for what will be the team’s final pre-season friendly have been set at just £10 for adults, £7 for over-65s and only £5 for under-18s and will go on sale on Wednesday July 13.PSV reached the quarter-finals of the Europa League last season, beating Rangers before losing ....

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Boro's Slovenia Opponents Named

Boro’s opponents during their eight-day stay in Slovenia have been announced this morning.Tony Mowbray takes his squad next week for a fitness camp in the north-east of the country, which will be supplemented by games against two top flight Turkish sides and one from Croatia.   The first game is on Thursday July 14, when Boro take on Istanbul BB FC in the Stojnci Stadium, Markovci, to the south-east of Maribor.   They follow that with a trip to northern Croatia to take on ....

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Ticket Offices Closed On July 25

Middlesbrough Football Club would like to inform supporters that both ticket outlets (at the Riverside Stadium and at Captain Cook Square) will be closed on Monday July 25.   This is due to essential maintenance and upgrading work being carried out on the ticketing software. The Riverside Ticket Office and MFC Retail outlet will both reopen as usual on Tuesday July 26.   These closures will not affect internet or telephone sales via Ticketmaster.....

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