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Aitor – Best Possible Signing For Boro

Aitor Karanka has signed a 4 year deal with Boro. Surely the best possible pre season signing. With nervous excitement building towards the big kick off this weekend all eyes have been glued to potential transfer breakthroughs. Will we finally land Rhodes, or could be Gayle or even Crouch? No it is manager Aitor Karanka signing on the dotted line for the next four years. Top news indeed. Possibly the best signing we could hope for on the Friday before the season begins, manager Aitor Karanka ....

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Mfc Announce Charity Partners For 2015-16 Season

Middlesbrough Football Club has announced its official charity partners for the forthcoming 2015-16 season. Chairman Steve Gibson personally chose South Cleveland Heart Fund to be the club’s primary charity. My Sisters Place and The Sporting Memories Foundation were also selected from a host of other applicants and will be supported by the club. Leading members of each charity were introduced to Boro players Stewart Downing and George Friend at Rockliffe Park last week. Funding ....

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Time To Collect Your Drinks Vouchers

Boro Season Card holders will be able to collect their 2015-16 free drinks vouchers from Saturday August 1 when Getafe visit the Riverside in the final pre-season friendly. Introduced two seasons ago, the popular scheme entitles Season Card holders to a free standard hot or cold beverage from concourse outlets at all home league matches. Voucher books will be available to collect from the North and East Stand Ticket Offices from 9.30am to 3pm on Saturday. They will be not be available to ....

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Middlesbrough Futsal Summer Camp

Middlesbrough Futsal Club are holding the first ever international Summer Futsal Camp this August at the brand new Middlesbrough Sports Village and former coach Damon Shaw will be back to deliver 40 hours of specialist futsal coaching to children of Middlesbrough. Shaw left for Barcelona in 2013 and has taken his UEFA B and A badges in futsal - the only Englishman to hold the qualification - and along with colleague Victor Gonzalez will be in Middlesbrough from 4-14th August. Futsal is ....

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George Friend Launches New £500k 3g Pitch

It was apt that Boro’s community champion launched a major new facility for the community with a fully refurbished half a million pound state of the art 3G pitch. Under the stewardship of MFC Foundation every part of the community from youngsters, to ladies, disabled, everyone will get the same enjoyment George Friend experienced on it yesterday with a group of local school children. With the help of George, the Deputy Mayor of Redcar and East Cleveland and also Foundation chairman ....

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Boro Sunday Starter

  Boro\'s Football League Championship opener has been shifted to a high noon Sunday kick off at Preston on Sunday 9th August for SKY TV. Boro will have the first Championship Sunday away game on Sky when our opening league fixture is moved from Saturday to Sunday 12 noon kick off at Deepdale. This will be an intriguing Championship starter between the newly promoted Lilywhites managed by Simon Grayson and fourth place finishing Boro. Play off successes versus play off Wembley fall ....

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Boro Honoured To Receive Tripadvisor Award

The club is delighted to announce that we have received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor. Certificate of Excellence winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience. When selecting Certificate of Excellence ....

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Up The Boro - Mackenzie Thorpe Charity Support

Renowned artist Mackenzie Thorpe has generously donated one of his famous station posters for a charity auction.  The Middlesbrough-born artist has donated a unique version of the “Up the Boro” poster for The Beautiful Game’s charity auction on June 6th. Mackenzie has adapted his artwork to be the official poster for the “Dads vs Lads” charity football match, which will take place at Stockton Riverside College, Billingham Campus, kicking off at 1pm. A ....

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Lexus Lead The Way For 5k Riverside Run

Are you looking forward to one last event at the Riverside Stadium this month? The Riverside 5K starts and ends at the Boro stadium this Sunday. I can\'t wait. Whoever’s in the lead at Sunday’s Riverside Run, they’ll be running in the wake of one of the event’s key supporters. As a record-breaking field pounds the streets in the 2015 Cleveland Centre 5k, Race Director Scott Hydon will be keeping an eye on their progress from the lead vehicle supplied by Teesside ....

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Boro\'s Trafalgar Square Aftermath

  The Boro Supporters Club received the following letter regarding the clean up job at Trafalgar Square. It was a fantastic night down beneath Nelson on Sunday but we left many unwanted marks behind. Here is the letter in full. I am writing to you regarding the impact of the Middlesbrough fans involvement in an unauthorised activity on Trafalgar Square on Sunday 24th May 2015. Around 5000 fans arrived on Trafalgar Square during the course of the evening. Whilst we have no issue ....

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Boro Triumph Of The Youth

  The future of Middlesbrough FC is in very good hands, or feet. There was progress right through the club last season. Of course we are all still lamenting the fall of the first team at the final Wembley barrier but it has been an incredible time for the youth. Academy Manager Dave Parnaby met the press recently to discuss the Middlesbrough Academy’s unprecedented successes this season. The U-21s have won a league and cup double and the U-18s have won two league titles and have ....

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Middlesbrough #believes In Boro Ahead Of Wembley Final

Middlesbrough is being engulfed in a sea of red as the town gets behind Boro ahead of their historic Wembley play-off final. The Middlesbrough FC flag is flying proudly above the Town Hall as fans from around the globe prepare to converge on the home of football for Monday’s crunch match. A thrilling semi-final saw Boro secure an emphatic 5-1 aggregate win over fellow promotion hopefuls Brentford to set up a mouth-watering final fixture with Norwich. If Boro are victorious against ....

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Impact Of Rail Strike On London Underground

This information was issued for travellers by Transport for London. Network Rail unions have called 48 hours of country-wide industrial action on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 May. If the strike goes ahead, it will affect services on Monday, Tuesday and into Wednesday morning. No Transport for London or London Underground staff will be on strike and so the vast majority of our services will run as normal. However, as some of these rely on Network Rail signals and power supply, if the industrial ....

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Wembley Sales Suspended

Ticket sales to Boro fans for the Championship Play-Off final have now been suspended. We sold almost 17,000 tickets in four hours on Monday morning and all tickets currently available have now been sold. A number have been held as a contingency for Season Card Holders who have yet to buy.  The South Stand Ticket Office will be open for Season Card Holders ONLY on Tuesday between 9:30 and 12.30 who have not yet purchased their personal ticket. The club will take payment and ....

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Wembley Ticket Details

  Middlesbrough Football Club can confirm the below ticket selling arrangements will be put in place for the club’s Sky Bet Championship Play-Off final meeting with Norwich City/Ipswich Town at Wembley on Monday May 25 (3pm). We have received an allocation of 38,000 tickets for this game in the West side of the stadium, and full pricing information is listed below. In recognition of the short timescales and number of tickets available, all standard sales will be managed through ....

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Cleveland Centre Backing Double Boro Promotion!

Believe! That’s the message from Middlesbrough’s Cleveland Centre in support of a double Boro promotion success. Having already given out 5,000 Boro flags to support the promotion push for Aitor Karanka’s team, the town’s biggest shopping centre is now lending its support to Middlesbrough Powerchair Football Club. Just as Boro face a promotion play-off, so too does the town’s powerchair football team. After finishing third in the league season, they now face ....

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Get Dressed Up For The Boro Call To Local Shops

As excitement grows over the Championship play-offs and Boro’s bid to climb back to the Premier League a competition has been launched to encourage local shops to show their support for the team. Lifetime Boro fan Dave Roberts is calling on Middlesbrough shops large and small to paint the town red and white by dressing up their windows and frontages in preparation for the start off the play-offs and he says he’s already got enthusiastic backing from many local retailers. Says Dave ....

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Jack Charlton Celebrates 80th Birthday With Northumberland Tea, Cake And Fish And Chips...

Former Boro manager and 1966 World Cup winner Jack Charlton turns 80 on Friday (8 May) and he began his celebrations earlier this week with wife Pat, Lady Elsie Robson and Sir Bobby Robson Foundation fundraisers. Jack, from Ashington, is a supporter of his friend Sir Bobby’s cancer charity and is the Ambassador for Northumberland Tea, which donates money to the Foundation from every box of tea sold. He was surprised by his birthday cake and took great pleasure blowing out the candle, ....

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Play-off Semi-final Advance Arrangements

With the club’s participation in the Sky Bet Championship Play-Offs looking certain, we would like to take this opportunity to give fans advance notice of ticket selling arrangements for our two-legged Play-Off semi-final. At this stage, we are unable to confirm our opposition or the date of the game, but we do know the away leg will be played first on either Friday May 8 (7.45pm) or Saturday May 9 (12.15pm) with the home leg following on either Friday May 15 (7.45pm) or Saturday May 16 ....

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There’s Only One Stevie Gibson

The Twe12th Man are asking fans to show their appreciation to Chairman Steve Gibson for his continued support at Saturday’s game at the Riverside.  We’ve had a great season and while we are disappointed that we couldn’t make the 2 automatic promotion places we are still in with a great chance off going up through the play offs.  It would be fitting if we could show our appreciation for Gibbo from the kick off. We are asking fans to sing his name for 1 minute at KO ....

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Cleveland Centre Backing Boro With Flag Day

We still believe! That’s the message from Cleveland Centre as Boro prepare for their league finale against Brighton – and then the promotion play-offs. This Friday (May 1st), on the eve of Boro’s sell-out Riverside clash, Middlesbrough’s largest shopping centre will be backing the final promotion push with a mega Flag Day. Boro mascot Roary the Lion will join Cleveland Centre staff to give out 5,000 free mini-flags to shoppers, carrying the ‘Come on Boro!’ ....

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A Warning To Ticket Touts

Middlesbrough Football Club wish to remind fans that profiteering from the re-sale of tickets is a criminal offence and will not be tolerated. The club has suspended a fan pending further investigation after being alerted to the re-sale of tickets at inflated prices for our final home game of the season against Brighton on Saturday May 2. A club spokesman said: \"Under no circumstances will we tolerate fans profiteering from the sale of match tickets to other fans.  \"Any fans ....

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Wife And ‘mistress’ Come Together To Lovemiddlesbrough

The wife of Middlesbrough’s newest unofficial cultural ambassador Paul Breen has no need to be jealous anymore – as she comes face to face with his “mistress!\" London-based Irish author Paul caused an online ripple with a blog entry full of effusive praise for the town following a visit to see his team Charlton play the Boro. He concluded his piece with the line: “If Middlesbrough were a woman my wife would have been awfully jealous when I got back to London because ....

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Souness Kicks Off £100,000 Heart Fund Raffle

Former Middlesbrough star Graeme Souness recalled how a cardiac MRI scanner helped save his life when he kicked off a massive fundraising effort to keep the region’s heart unit at the cutting edge of medical technology. The football legend returned to Teesside to launch the Loving Hearts Raffle, aiming to raise £100,000 in support of the South Cleveland Heart Fund’s Cardiac MR Appeal. TV pundit Souness, who also starred as a player for Liverpool, Sampdoria and Rangers before ....

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Boro\'s Generation Red Family Zone Shortlisted For Award

Boro have been shortlisted for 2015 Family Club of the Year at the prestigious Football League awards after winning the honour last year. The gala ceremony, to be held in London on Sunday April 19, celebrates on-and-off-pitch achievements across the League\'s 72 clubs. Boro’s 3,000-capacity Generation Red Family Zone has been a huge success since its launch in summer 2013. Situated in the East Stand, the exciting activity area is packed with fun features and interactive computer ....

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