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Steve Gibson Pays Tribute To Alastair Brownlee

  Middlesbrough FC Chairman Steve Gibson today issued the following statement following the passing of BBC Tees presenter Alastair Brownlee: Middlesbrough Football Club has lost a true friend. Alastair Brownlee was a man whose enthusiasm, passion and commitment were evident in everything he did, not just behind a microphone. All Boro fans know about Ali and his legendary commentaries over three decades for BBC Tees, Century FM and Boro TV. But there was so much more to him than ....


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Alastair Brownlee Rip

What terribly sad news that Alastair Brownlee has passed away at the age of just 56. Known by everyone as the voice of the Boro, Alastair had been commentator for Middlesbrough FC through the good times and the bad, from Ayresome to Riverside, Orient to Eindhoven. Generations have grown up seeing the Boro through his words. He provided much of the soundtrack through our Boro supporting lives. Ali went public with his battle against cancer in November and it showed just how important he was to ....


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The Tall Stories Of Daniel Ayala

Getting the ball past Boro defender Daniel Ayala is a tall order. But if you think you know just how tall the Spanish star is, you could help your school library reach new heights! To celebrate World Book Day, one lucky child will win a stack of books for their school which is the height of Daniel Ayala. To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is guess just how many books would be in that pile. WHSmith Teesside Park has teamed up with Middlesbrough Football Club and its ....


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Ali Brownlee Is One Of Our Own

  Fans are being asked to proudly wear their support of Boro commentator Ali Brownlee and at the same time raise money for charity. A T-shirt sporting the words Boro fans chant in support of the Boro commentator \"one of our own\" has been produced with all profits raised going to the BBC\'s Children in Need charity. The idea has come from Boro fans Dave Roberts and Chris Joseph. Roberts is a friend and former co-commentator with Alastair Brownlee, and Chris Joseph was last ....


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£2,500 Boost To Help Boro Fans Achieve Their Party Goal

A Middlesbrough FC fans group achieved their goal of putting on a Christmas party for 120 special Teesside children after being given a £2,500 boost by local businesses. Organised by Boro Real Fans Believe in Dreams, the party featured a Disney-themed winter wonderland, with invited children receiving a golden ticket personally delivered by Father Christmas. The fans’ plans took shape after narrowly topping a public poll organised by charitable movement Middlesbrough and ....


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Teesside Unites For Charity Christmas Song

A Band Aid-style Christmas song featuring the great and the good of the Teesside music scene is set to give local kids’ causes a festive fundraising boost. All proceeds from sales of ‘One Love’ by local super band Teesside United will be donated to the Finlay Cooper Fund, the charity formed by ex-Boro star and Hartlepool manager Colin Cooper and his wife Julie in memory of their son, Finlay. The song is now available to download from Bandcamp and Amazon, and is also ....


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Roary Class Acts

  Middlesbrough Football Club mascot Roary the Lion is teaming up with businesses and schools to boost primary school attendance across Teesside.   ‘Roary’s Class Acts’, which has been designed and developed by Emmerson Marketing and Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation and funded by the Cleveland Centre, will spread the message to youngsters that every school day matters.   Thanks to support from both the Middlesbrough Schools Teaching Alliance and the ....


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Boro Old Boys Calendar

There is a new vintage Boro calendar and a range of goods available at MFC Retail shops. A limited edition calendar features legends such as Juninho, Wilf Mannion, Graeme Souness and Bernie Slaven, with a cut of all profits being donated to Middlesbrough Former Players Association. Teesside businesses run by former Middlesbrough Football Club colleagues have teamed up again for a new Boro project. Hartlepool-based Emmerson Marketing worked with Middlesbrough’s DNA PR & Publicity to ....


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‘infant Hercules They Will Go Marching Once Again’

A Stockton-based male voice choir are embarking on a remarkable 18-mile walk on December 12 to raise money for Teesside families struggling to make ends meet this Christmas. Infant Hercules was created as part of the Festival of the North East in 2013 and, as the name suggests, it took its inspiration from the heritage and tradition of steel-making and heavy industry on Teesside and commissioned the popular Cattle and Cane anthem of the same name. The march – from Stockton to ....


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Boro Players Bring Christmas Cheer To Children In Hospitals

Boro players and staff brought a little pre-Christmas cheer to the children at James Cook Hospital. Manager Aitor Karanka led his backroom coaching staff and a group of players around the hospital to give a welcome boost to children poorly and in hospital during the run up to the festive period. Always a popular event with children, parents and hospital staff the Boro hospital visits are also a humbling and touching experience for the Boro contingent. They were giving out selection boxes ....


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Boro Draw Burnley In Fa Cup 3rd Round

  Boro will be at home to Burnley in the FA Cup Third Round. The draw tonight live on BBC 2 and BT Sport saw Exeter at home to Liverpool as perhaps the stand out draw for FA Cup romantics. Boro\'s number 26 came was pulled out very late in the draw by John Hartson, at a time when we might have repeated last season\'s defeated opponents Man City. Boro of course play Burnley next week in the league. Hopefully it will be the first of two successes over the Lancashire side at the ....


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Boro Stars Launch Christmas In The Community Appeal

Middlesbrough Football Club and MFC Foundation have launched their annual appeal to brighten the festive season for less fortunate children. Boro duo Dimi Konstantopoulos and Jack Stephens paid a visit to Virgin Money in Middlesbrough, who are supporting the Christmas in the Community appeal. And the pair are asking members of the Teesside community to donate selections boxes and toys, which they and their fellow players will give out when they visit children in local hospitals and ....


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Boro Legend - Upex Makes Big Comeback

  Boro internationals Stewy Downing and Jonathan Woodgate heralded the comeback of another world class Boro legend this afternoon. Upex Pies are back in town. For pie-loving Teessiders, an old flame has made a much-anticipated reappearance. The comeback of the legendary Upex Pie has been creating a storm on social media – and today the hungry hordes finally got their fill. There were queues right down the street as Upex pies went back on sale. And a couple of Boro legends, ....


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Centre Celebrates Boro Link With Grass Roots Boost

Cleveland Centre has celebrated its new partnership with Middlesbrough Football Cub by backing local junior footballers. Already a Captain of Boro’s charitable arm, the MFC Foundation, Middlesbrough’s biggest shopping centre has now strengthened its links with the commercial arm of the club by becoming a member of the MFC Business Club. To celebrate, Cleveland Centre has become the new sponsor of Whinney Banks Under-11s, who play in the top flight of seven divisions within the ....


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Middlesbrough Fc Host Show Racism The Red Card Educational Event

On Tuesday, November 17, Championship outfit Middlesbrough FC will be joining Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) at the Riverside Stadium to teach young people about the dangers of racism. The event with Middlesbrough FC will run from 9.30am to 3.10pm. First team players from Middlesbrough FC and other special guests will attend the event to appear on a Q & A panel. Pupils from a number of local schools, who will take part in a range of anti-racism workshops, see a screening of the SRtRC ....


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Harry Pearson To Speak At Inaugural Sports History Event

Acclaimed sports writer, journalist and Boro fan, Harry Pearson will be guest speaker at the inaugural event of the British Society of Sports History’s (BSSH) North East & Yorkshire Network. The Symposium takes place at Teesside University [Clarendon Building] on Saturday, November 14, in partnership with the Heritage Lottery Fund supported Tees Transporter Bridge Visitor Experience Project. Open to all, the free event is the first by the BSSH’s new North East and Yorkshire ....


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Maddo Giving Booze The Boot For A Dry January

A Boro legend is giving booze the boot for a month – and he’s urging others to follow suit. Neil ‘Maddo’ Maddison will be kicking the drink into touch as part of the annual Dry January health drive. And he’s getting the ball rolling ahead of this year’s Alcohol Awareness Week later this month to give as many people as possible the chance to make a similar pledge. Middlesbrough Council, in partnership with Balance, the North East Alcohol office, is ....


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Join The Boro Book Club

  Boro’s players are inviting fans to join the Boro Book Club and celebrate the joy of reading to show support for the Middlesbrough Reading Campaign. The likes of George Friend, Adam Clayton and Adam Forshaw are championing the importance of reading and literacy skills for people of all ages. The Boro team are helping spread the message that good literacy skills underpin success in future life, including in relationships, education and employment. And now, we want you to ....


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Mfc Memories At Central Library

  Boro fans are invited to attend Middlesbrough Football Club Memories coffee morning at the town’s Central Library.   The event takes place in the Reference Library this morning from 10.30am-12.30pm. It is free to attend and there is no need to book.   Visitors can view old photographs and keepsakes of the club, chat about the highs, lows and other memorable moments with other fans and all are encouraged to bring their own club memorabilia, whether it’s an old ....


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Jim Headridge Remembered And Honoured

Former Middlesbrough physio, Jimmy Headridge, has been awarded a posthumous award from the Football Medical Association. Gavin Blackwell, from the FMA, presented the award to the family of Jim Headridge for ‘outstanding contribution to the medical side of football.’ Over the last few months I have been involved in arranging an award on behalf of the Football Medical Association, this being made for outstanding contribution to football. It is a posthumous award to the family of ....


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Boro And Reading Fans Say Twenty Is Plenty

Boro and Reading fans are being invited to unite for a pre match photo shoot in support of the Twenty is Plenty campaign for away fans pricing. It is our part of a national weekend of action co-ordinated by the Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) whose “Twenty’s Plenty for Away Fans” campaign has saved 68,000 fans a total of £738,000 since its launch in 2013. It comes at an interesting time when Boro fans face paying Premier prices of £45 to take ....


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North East Football Swings Into Action For Regional Cancer Charity

North East football united this week at Rockliffe Hall Hotel, Hurworth-on-Tees, to raise funds for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation - on the day the Foundation announced it has now passed the £9million fundraising mark (previously £8.3 million).  The Sir Bobby Robson Celebrity Golf Day, sponsored by Pin Point Recruitment, is a popular fixture on the region’s golf calendar and brings together current and former representatives of Middlesbrough, Newcastle United and ....


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Police Commisioner Gets Premier Kicks With Boro

Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger visited the Herlingshaw Centre, South Bank, to celebrate the launch of MFC Foundation’s extended Premier League Kicks programme. Premier League Kicks is aimed at eight- to-19 year-olds, with the principal aim of “building safer, stronger, more respectful communities through the development of young peoples’ potential”. MFC Foundation has delivered Kicks for five years, and the Cleveland Police and Crime ....


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Save Our Steel Demonstration On Sunday V Leeds

  It is a massive match in our season on Sunday v Leeds United but also a key day in the battle to keep open the Redcar steel plants. Steel workers, their families, Middlesbrough Football Club and most of all Boro fans can come together in a big show of support at Sunday\'s game to Save Our Steel. Last night and at just 24 hours notice, a couple of thousand gathered on Redcar seafront with the now silent steel works as an eerie back drop. The message of hope to all present was while ....


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North East Football Teed Up For A Great Charity Golf Day

  In just two weeks time (30 September), North East football will unite and swing into action to raise funds for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. The Sir Bobby Robson Celebrity Golf Day, sponsored by Pin Point Recruitment, is a popular fixture on the region’s golf calendar and brings together current and former representatives of Middlesbrough, Newcastle United and Sunderland football clubs to raise money for local people facing cancer. Organised by Sir Bobby’s ....


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