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Your Chance To Play Street Football

Street football is coming to Teesside, with help from MFC in the Community. And you can get involved.   Young people between the ages of 11 and 18 of both sexes are being encouraged to sign up for park teams, with the chance to pull on the Boro strip to represent Middlesbrough in regional and national tournaments.   The project is being launched at Thorntree Park, Middlesbrough, at 6pm on Thursday January 20 with an invitation to take part in “Wayne Rooney-style” skill ....

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Jo Reaches Heights For Daisy Chain

  BORO’S senior retail manager Jo-Ann Swinnerton is making her final preparations for the challenge of a lifetime - climbing Africa’s highest mountain peak to raise funds for a Teesside charity.   Jo, 40, from Coulby Newham, agreed to take on the mammoth challenge to help the Norton-based Daisy Chain realise its dream of building a respite home for children with autism.   Jo signed up to climb Mount Kilimanjaro last year – and after months of fundraising, ....

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Mowbray Eyes Up Maximum Points At Bristol

Boro must shake off their cup woes and get back to the nitty gritty of the Football League as they go head to head with fellow strugglers Bristol City at Ashton Gate this weekend. It is the reverse fixture of Tony Mowbray’s first in the Boro hot seat. But it is just another game, another tough game and an opportunity to take full points. There is no time for sentiment for the Middlesbrough manager, not when there are precious points at stake.   I joined the ever growing throng at ....

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Mowbray Must Avoid Going For A Burton

  Can Boro avoid embarrassment in the Midlands? Tony Mowbray gave a press conference yesterday stressing the importance of avoiding slipping on the banana skin that is Paul Peschisolido's League 2 Burton Albion. Most of us remember our struggles against non league Nuneaton Borough under Steve McClaren so we must be ultra-professional in the way we approach our encounter against this former non league outfit.   TM: It's all happening - apologies for being so late. Q: New Year, you ....

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Community Call To ‘win’ A Boro Star!

  Local charities and schools have the chance to 'win' a Middlesbrough player through Boro's unique Community Champions scheme.   The second year of Community Champions will see three groups of Boro stars make personal appearances to help local charities and good causes raise awareness of their projects and create fundraising opportunities.   Under a motto of 'The heart of the community', Boro are renowned for their charitable work.   Boro stars made 470 community ....

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Inside The Ramsdens Boro Deal

Last week Middlesbrough FC signed a seven-figure, three-year shirt sponsorship deal with Ramsdens that will see the name of one of Teesside’s fastest growing businesses appear on the front of club shirts through to 2014. There was a short press conference at the club to make the announcement featuring Neil Bausor Chief Operating Officer of MFC and Stuart Smith from Ramsdens. This is what they had to say about the new deal that starts at the back end of the current season. NB: Neil ....

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Boxing Day Game Off!

Boro’s Boxing Day clash with Nottingham Forest has been postponed for safety reasons after the extreme weather conditions caused numerous problems within the Riverside Stadium.   Following a recommendation from the stadium’s Safety Advisory Group, the Football League has given permission to postpone the game for safety and hygiene reasons.   Boro staff have been battling the elements after at least 30 water pipes burst during the sustained freezing conditions, causing ....

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Boro Sign Three-year Shirt Deal With Ramsdens

  Middlesbrough FC have signed a seven-figure, three-year shirt sponsorship deal with Ramsdens that will see the name of one of Teesside’s fastest growing businesses appear on the front of club shirts through to 2014.   An evolution from Boro’s successful monthly shirt sponsorships, the deal also includes Ramsdens’ logo appearing on club shirts throughout March, April and May of the current campaign in addition to the current four-month deal that runs through to ....

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Book Your Seats For Festive Boro

Seats are now on general sale for Boro's home games with Nottingham Forest on Boxing Day and Norwich City on January 3 (both 3pm) and the festive visits to Preston North End and Leeds United. For the two home games, prices for Boro Pride members start at £21 adults, £14 over-65s and those aged 18-21, while all Boro Pride members aged under-18 pay just £8. General sale prices start at £23 adults and £16 over-65, with all under-18s paying £13. Prices for the ....

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Boro's Golden Ticket Xmas Delight

Up to 30 very special Teesside children will enjoy a unique Christmas party at the Riverside Stadium this afternoon with Middlesbrough FC stars, Father Christmas and Boro mascot Roary.   ‘Champion Children’ representing the most deserving causes in the local area have been nominated to attend the Nestle Golden Ticket Party by Barnardos, Butterwick House Children’s Hospice, Zoe’s Place and Boro supporters.   The children, aged 2-14, will enjoy a tour of the ....

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Boro Players Bring Cheer To Childrens Wards

The annual visit to the children’s wards of the local hospitals has just been completed. As always it is comforting to know that there aren't hundreds of kids in there, the players sometimes almost outnumber them (slight exaggeration perhaps, but nice to know there aren't vast numbers of children spending Christmas time in our hospitals).Always great to see what a boost it is to sick children, their parents and the staff when the players pay a visit.This year it was Mickael Tavares, Tony ....

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Boro Great Jim Platt Puts His Cards On The Table

If you are looking for an interesting last minute Boro Christmas gift then look no further than the Middlesbrough Former Players calendar. It is on sale now at MFC Retail and all the measly £5 price goes to the former players association. There are also Christmas cards as well on sale and like the calendar they carry illustrations by Boro and Hollywood’s own Richard Piers Rayner. Double Bargain.   I caught up with MFPA secretary Jim Platt last week at a signing session in the ....

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Boro Brick Road Rolls On

  The latest phase of Boro Brick Road is now in place – featuring new bricks dedicated to Stewart Downing, Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown and hundreds of fans.   Bricks ordered by a mid-November deadline, many of them Christmas gifts, are included in the latest phase of the popular feature outside the Riverside Stadium.     The Brick Road already features inscribed bricks dedicated to around 7,000 supporters and more than 60 former stars and managers of ....

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Boro Stars’ Hospital Visits To Cheer Children

  Boro have taken delivery of a massive delivery of Nestle selection boxes, ready to bring a little festive joy to children who face spending Christmas in hospital.   York-based confectioners Nestle generously donated the sweet sensation to be given out by Middlesbrough stars who will call in on two local hospitals on Monday December 20.   Armed with the selection boxes, Tony McMahon, Kris Boyd, Marvin Emnes, Leroy Lita and Mickael Tavares will head for Middlesbrough’s ....

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Players Help Ramsdens Reach Their Charity Goal

  Fast-growing financial services firm Ramsdens is to present Teesside Hospice with a golden Christmas present, thanks to the generosity of its customers.   Visitors to the local branches of what is the UK’s biggest family owned pawnbrokers have been paying £1 a time to enter a competition to win Middlesbrough Football Club-related prizes and Ramsdens has pledged to give all the money to the hospice at Linthorpe.   And to give the scheme a final boost, Boro ....

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Cameron Park Gets Pro Contract At Boro

  Left winger Cameron Park has committed his future to Boro until the summer of 2015 by signing his first professional contract.   The 18-year-old England youth international, whose three-year Academy scholarship was due to end next summer, has signed a four-and-a-half year professional deal.   Middlesbrough-born Park, who lives in Marske, is yet to make his first team debut for Boro but was an unused substitute for the 2-2 home draw with Hull City in late November, having ....

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Boro Boot Sale Cancelled

This Sunday's car boot sale (Sunday December 19) scheduled to be held at the Riverside Stadium has been cancelled due to the threat of bad weather.   Weather permitting; the organisers expect the next sale to be on Sunday January 2.   Bargain hunters can usually clear out their unwanted goods every Sunday.   Early bird admission from 8am to 9am costs £2 while entry after 9am costs 60p, with accompanied children under 10 free.   Prices for sellers are £10 ....

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Boro Festive Ticket Details

  Seats are now on general sale for Boro’s home games with Nottingham Forest on Boxing Day and Norwich City on January 3 (both 3pm) and the festive visits to Doncaster, Preston North End and Leeds United.   For the two home games, prices for Boro Pride members start at £21 adults, £14 over-65s and those aged 18-21, while all Boro Pride members aged under-18 pay just £8.   General sale prices start at £23 adults and £16 over-65, with all ....

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Mss Charity Golf Auction

MSS have secured an amazing prize ahead of their Christmas Party.  Working with the Finlay Cooper Fund, MSS are pleased to offer a round of golf for 2 people against Colin Cooper and Craig Hignett at Rockcliffe Hall in early 2011.  This amazing prize will be auctioned with all proceeds going to the Finlay Cooper Fund.   If you would like to stand a chance to win this amazing prize, please complete the form linked - including your MAXIMUM bid.   *Auction Procedure* In ....

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Steele Rewards ‘playing For Success’ Youngsters

Boro goalkeeper Jason Steele will present prizes to youngsters who have successfully completed a Playing for Success after-school project when he visits the Riverside Stadium today (Tuesday December 14).   The pupils, from St Joseph’s R.C., Pallister Park and Ayresome primary schools will receive prizes including match tickets donated by Middlesbrough FC, ipod shuffles and cinema tickets for their outstanding achievements during the 10-week course.   Playing for Success is ....

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Boro Legends Attend Signing Session

Boro legends Craig Hignett, Gary Pallister, Jim Platt and Curtis Fleming will hold a signing session in the MFC Official town-centre store from 5pm to 6pm on Thursday (December 16). The quartet will be signing items of MFC merchandise such as shirts, 2011 Boro Annual, the new Boro Blitz DVD and club calendars - including the Middlesbrough Former Players Association calendar. The calendar features images of Mowbray, Pallister and Hignett drawn by Boro's artist in ....

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Generous Fans Give Youth A Chance

  Generous supporters are keeping the spirit of ’86 alive by dipping into their own pockets to help deserving young fans get behind Tony Mowbray’s Boro renaissance.   Kindhearted Graham Waugh has already bought two youth Season Cards, inspiring other Fly Me To The Moon message board contributors to set up a fund for more. Graham’s idea is a spin-off from an earlier scheme when posters clubbed together to buy more than 50 match tickets for fellow fans who would ....

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Steele Signs New Boro Contract

Boro goalkeeper Jason Steele has signed a new contract with the club that runs until the summer of 2015.   The England Under-21 international has played 22 successive games since keeping a clean sheet on his Boro first team debut at Leicester in August.   Manager Tony Mowbray said of the 20-year-old: “I inherited Jason as number one goalkeeper and he has never given me any reason to reconsider that position.   “He makes impressive saves, he has a great work ....

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Boro Help Sports Project Win Top Award

Boro have been praised for their part in helping the Premier League 4 Sport project receive a major national award.   The project has been named Coaching Intervention of the Year in the Sports Coach UK annual awards following its success in engaging 25,000 children nationwide in judo, volleyball, table-tennis and badminton.   Now in its second year, PL4S has been supported by Middlesbrough FC in the Community to raise the profile of these sports and encourage more youngsters to ....

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Podcast For Fly Me To The Moon Issue 476 Cardiff City

This is the podcast to accompany the latest issue of fly me to the moon. It features editor Robert Nichols and trainee Daniel Salmon and anchorman Alex. We talk about the snow business of the last Riverside clash with Hull City. We also reflected on missed penalties and chances against Coventry City. What if? We look ahead to tomorrow's visitors Cardiff City, Craig Bellamy and all. Could we topple them?  It is a Tony Mowbray themed FMTTM with an epic poetry contribution from Khadim ....

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