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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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Boro V Sunderland On Wednesday 8th

 Boro’s FA Cup with Budweiser fourth-round replay with Sunderland at the Riverside has been selected for live transmission by ITV and will be played on Wednesday February 8 at 7.45pm.   Tickets will be priced the same as for yesterday’s tie, with adults paying £20 and £10 concessions (U-18s and Over-65s).   Ticket sale details will be announced shortly.   Hospitality packages are available for the game starting from £45. Please call ....

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Pally Looks Forward To Cup Clash

Former Boro, Man U and England centre back Gary Pallister is looking forward to Boro’s 4th Round FA Cup clash with Sunderland on Sunday. Pally is hoping that Tony Mowbray can lead us to a famous victory at the Stadium of Light.   I chatted with Gary as he was viewing the new Boro Back From the Brink Museum at Middlesbrough’s Dorman Museum. Gary was extremely impressed with items on display including many mementoes from 1986 when he played a pivotal role in our inspirational ....

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Essential Travel Advice For Sunderland

Boro fans travelling to the Stadium of Light on club coaches this Sunday have been issued with detailed travel advice to avoid delays and make the journey to Sunderland as smooth as possible.   A fleet of more than 30 buses and coaches will transport fans to Sunderland for the FA Cup with Budweiser fourth-round tie, with supporters urged to arrive at pick-up points in good time.   Shuttle buses will operate from The Swan in Billingham at 10.30am and Albert Park, Middlesbrough ....

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Advice For Fans Travelling To Sunderland

Boro fans are reminded that the preferred method of transport to the Stadium of Light for Sunday’s FA Cup with Budweiser fourth-round tie is by using the free coach travel provided by the club. Coach pick-up times are 10.30am at The Swan in Billingham, 10.45am at Albert Park and 11am at the Riverside Stadium. For those fans attending the Riverside Stadium please note that a limited number of supervised car parking places will be available in all car parks other than car park B. Fans ....

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Middlesbrough Futsal Flying High

BORO’S futsal team are matching their 11-a-side counterparts with their performances so far this season and sit in a playoff place as well, but the playoffs for futsal bring a shot at the national title and Middlesbrough Futsal Club are pulling out all the stops to bring success to Teesside. With just five national league games remaining, including four at home, Middlesbrough are on course for a coveted playoff spot. In their last three matches Boro have notched an amazing 47 goals, the ....

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Mowbray And Mallon Say Get Behind England

Boro boss Tony Mowbray and Middlesbrough Mayor, Ray Mallon, are calling on the town to get behind England Under-21s when they play Belgium at the Riverside on 29 February. It’s the first time that the Riverside has hosted an England international since the Under-21s beat Azerbaijan in 2005 in front of 19,095 and Mowbray believes that a similar crowd for the 6pm kick-off next month will spur on Stuart Pearce’s young side as they look to qualify for the 2013 UEFA European ....

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Mowbray Launches Boro History Exhibition

Boro manager Tony Mowbray will take time out from his preparations for the derby clash with Sunderland to take a trip down memory lane when he officially launches a unique football exhibition at Middlesbrough’s Dorman Museum tomorrow afternoon. The ‘Back from the Brink’ exhibition, which is open now, features Middlesbrough FC memorabilia from both before and after the club’s flirtation with financial disaster in 1986. Partly funded through a £42,900 grant from ....

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Gary Parkinson Poker Night

Boro fans are urged to join former Middlesbrough players to support a special charity poker night in aid of the Gary Parkinson Trust.  The team at the recently launched Grosvenor G Casino Stockton invites you to take part in an exclusive red carpet charity poker night, on Tuesday 28 February to compete and play alongside former Boro players in aid of the Gary Parkinson Trust. The competition will begin at 7.00pm following a champagne reception on arrival for all who enter. There will be a ....

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Stuart Pearce Backing Boro Let's Back His Under 21s

Stuart Pearce had plenty of praise to heap on Boro's boss Tony Mowbray as he looked forward to bringing his England Under 21 team to the Riverside at the end of next month. A team that should feature some of the young, home grown starlets that have flourished under Mowbray. Let's support the players and back England's return to the Riverside on Feb 29. Leap years have been very good to Middlesbrough. I'm thinking of course back to that Millennium Stadium Carling Cup win. We can make it another ....

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Boro Back From The Brink

Make sure you get down to the Dorman Museum for a new Boro exhibition that opened today. Sorry did I say “a Boro exhibition?” That should have read the best ever Boro exhibition because having had a sneak preview of some of the memorabilia I can say categorically that there has never been a collection quite like it before.   Boro Back From the Brink is the exhibition that takes its starting point as being 1986 the date when our football club came perilously close to going ....

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Boro Fans Rally Round To Help Quakers

Big-hearted Boro fans donated £5,760.35 for the effort to save Darlington FC in a bucket collection at the Riverside ahead of last weekend’s game against Burnley. About 15 members of Darlington Supporters Club staged the collection around the stadium and were bowled over by the generous response from their near neighbours. Organiser Paul Saxton said: “It was an absolutely magnificent total. People were putting in £20 and £10 notes and throwing in all their loose ....

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Jutkiewicz Ambitious To Succeed With Boro

Lukas Jutkiewicz signed a four-and-a-half year contract with Boro today and talked about his ambitions to play for the club in the Premier League. The 22-year-old, who became one of most sought-after strikers in the npower Championship with Coventry City, says: “This is a big step-up in my career. This is a club that is on the up and I want to play my part in helping us get promoted. “This is also a great opportunity for me to develop as a player as Middlesbrough progress.” ....

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Boro Season Card Sunderland Ticket Info

Boro are advising Season Card holders that tickets for the FA Cup with Budweiser fourth-round tie with Sunderland later this month will go on sale from the South-East Corner Ticket Office tomorrow at 9.30am.   This office will open from 9.30am to 3pm and will only be selling tickets for the Sunderland and Coventry City away games. Tickets will be on sale again after the match from the Main Ticket Office until 5.30pm.    Tickets for the FA Cup match at the Stadium of Light ....

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It Will Be Sunday In Sunderland

Boro have confirmed that their FA Cup with Budweiser fourth-round tie with Sunderland will take place on Sunday January 29 (kick-off 1.30pm) at the Stadium of Light and will be broadcast live on ITV1.   MFC’s allocation of tickets has been restricted to 3,000 by Sunderland’s Safety Advisory Group, following lengthy discussions between the Clubs, the Police and the SAG.   Tickets for the first Wear-Tees derby since 2009 will go on sale to Season Card Holders on ....

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Boro Close In On Striker Target

Middlesbrough look to be closing on on Coventry striker Lukas Jutkiewicz. According to the Evening Gazette website a fee could already have been agreed between the clubs. We are now at the stage of thrashing out personal terms. This would be a fantastic result for Boro who targeted Jutkiewicz in the last transfer window but at that time only had finance to offer a loan deal. Now we are back in presumably pledging cash to make sure we have a new forward in our ranks long before the end of the ....

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Alan Peacock Guest Of Honour At Riverside International

Boro legend Alan Peacock will be the guest of honour when England U21s take on Belgium in a European Championship qualifier at the Riverside next month.   The 74-year-old scored 125 goals in Middlesbrough colours and has been invited to the game by The Football Association as Stuart Pearce’s Young Lions look to qualify for the 2013 UEFA European Championship in Israel.   “It’s a real honour to be asked and I’m really looking forward to seeing an England ....

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My Only Boro

Local author Will Nett has taken the a giant leap forward and published a book on his life in Middlesbrough and love of the Boro. Not only is it available on line but you can walk into Waterstones and buy a copy of My Only Boro there and then. Will Nett(leton) wrote an article for us on the site yesterday about FA hypocrisy but I think we need to investigate his own publication more fully. A big accomplishment. We are currently walking in a Mowbray wonderland and maybe that is why Boro fans ....

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Boro Fan Strikes Gold In Plimsolls

The first golden sovereign to be won in the Ramsdens’ half time shoot out challenge at the Riverside has been awarded to a contestant who had forgotten his football boots. Jason Booth, a 26-year-old architecture student from Northallerton, managed to kick two consecutive shots on target to win the 22ct gold prize during the contest at the Peterborough United match on New Year’s Eve. The self-confessed massive Boro fan, who has supported the team for as long as he can remember, ....

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500 Up For Fmttm

  Boxing Day marked a landmark day for Fly Me To The Moon as the fanzine reached its 500th issue. Little could the 3 original instigators of the Boro fanzine have dreamed back in 1988 that their tiny periodical would capture the Boro fan imagination and stay the course for so many years and so many issues. And so many late nights!   Robbie Boal, Tony St Pierre and Andy Gillandi were the fellas behind Fly Me To The Moon. The fanzine movement was already sweeping the country and most ....

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