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Jonathan Franks Back Blow

  Bad news for Boro youngster Jonathan Franks who will be out for up to 3 months with a herniated disc. Franks, who for some reason didn’t receive a squad number (but was pictured on the first team squad photo) was to have been used tonight at Chesterfield but instead will need to undergo surgery in the next couple of weeks.   What a bad start of the season it has been for Boro. Massive disappointment of an opening day 3-1 defeat was made even worse with the news that ....

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Join Roary For Sponsored Walk

  Boro mascot Roary the Lion will be the ‘mane man’ this Sunday when he acts as official starter for a sponsored walk in aid of Holistic Cancer Care – and it’s not too late to take part!   Roary will put his best paw forward to get the walkers underway as they set off on a three-mile trek from the Blue Bell Hotel on Acklam Road, Middlesbrough.   Entry to the walk, which starts at 1pm, is £10 for adults and £5 for children, with the fee ....

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Mfc Want Your Website Views

    Middlesbrough FC is looking for a small number of fans to take part in a quick interview about the official Boro website this week.   By taking part in the interview Boro hope to gain YOUR valuable insight on to help the club continue to develop the site.   A small number of supporters will be selected and all of those chosen will receive hospitality for two at the Sheffield United game on Sunday August 22 as a thank you from the club.   The ....

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Fans’ Advice For Boro V Ipswich Town

  Boro are advising supporters who have not yet booked their seats for the season’s opening game against Ipswich Town not to delay as there could be long queues at the Riverside on Saturday.   A late rush for tickets to see Gordon Strachan’s promotion favourites means Boro expect the Riverside attendance to be well over 20,000.   Boro have sold almost 1,000 Season Cards in the last week with a surge of interest in the opening game following the signing of six new ....

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Grandmother Alice Boro Fan Of The Year

  Grandmother Alice Morgan, who first started watching Boro 70 years ago, has been voted the club’s Supporter of the Season.   As part of her prize, the 86-year-old from Thorntree, Middlesbrough, lined up with the stars this week for the official team photo.   She has also won a Season Card and will receive a trophy before tomorrow’s npower Championship opener with Ipswich Town at the Riverside.   Alice, who beat off 10 challengers in a vote on the ....

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Boro Ban Vuvuzelas

  Boro have confirmed that vuvuzelas will not be allowed in the Riverside due to concerns that they could cause both annoyance and safety risks.   The horns could be heard throughout every World Cup match during the summer in South Africa but, as with many other clubs, Boro will not allow them in the Riverside.   A Boro spokesman said: "Many Boro supporters have already contacted us to appeal for us to have a clear policy on vuvuzelas, as they caused them such annoyance ....

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Boro Mayor's Goalden Achievers

Young achievers can win the chance to watch Boro’s promotion challenge from two of the best seats in the Riverside, courtesy of Middlesbrough Mayor Ray Mallon.   The Mayor is joining forces with Middlesbrough FC for the new ‘Goalden Achievers Award’ that looks to reward the successes of young Teesside people aged 25 and under.   To show his support for Boro’s wide-ranging community work and back the club’s promotion ambitions, Mr Mallon has personally ....

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Rock The Riverside Round The Bends

  Riverside Rocks is back on Saturday with local bands performing and rocking everyone’s socks off before the Boro ame. Back and better as the bands will be playing from a permanent stage. Just follow your ears next to the red pagoda ticket office collection point.   Last season we had just about the worst weather I can remember since the Riverside as built but now the bands should be able to play come hail or sun. Fingers crossed mainly sun.   The stage has already ....

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Riverside’s Red Lion Open For Business!

  The Riverside Stadium’s Boro Bar will open for the new season ahead of Saturday’s first match under the appropriate new name of The Red Lion.   Boro have adopted the most popular pub name in Britain for the matchday bar launched with much success in the Riverside’s South Stand last season.   Introduced at the request of fans, the bar was given a big thumbs up following its launch, giving supporters a popular new pre-match meeting place.   Part of ....

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Welcome To The New Mss - Viva La Southern Revolution!

Back in 1975, a handful of Southern-based Boro fans stood on the steps of Highbury and formed Middlesbrough Supporters South - a supporters club for loyal fans desperate for information on their hometown club.  In the years that followed, through the rollercoaster days of Rioch, Robson and McClaren, the club had grown to over 1000 members - travelling to games, sharing the latest news and enjoying the annual, infamous Christmas Party.   Sadly, in recent years, the success of the ....

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Book Now For Boro's Opener

Seats to see Gordon Strachan’s promotion favourites take on Roy Keane’s Ipswich Town in their opening match this Saturday (3pm) can now be booked online, by phone or in person.   Boro’s latest signing, winger Tarmo Kink, is competing to join fellow new boys Kris Boyd, Kevin Thomson, Nicky Bailey and Stephen McManus in the starting line-up for a mouthwatering opening match.   Boro Pride members can book their seats for as little as £8 for those aged ....

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Boro Card Holders Discounts - Tomorrow

  Season card holders and Boro pride members will receive 20% off any items from the club's new adidas training range tomorrow (Tuesday) as part of the open training session at the Riverside Stadium.   For one day only, discounts are available at either store between 9.30am and 5pm on production of season cards or Boro Pride cards.   The training day, which is open exclusively to season card holders and Boro Pride members, also gives fans chance to purchase the club's ....

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Entertainment For All The Family At Open Training Day

  A feast of entertainment is being laid on for fans attending Boro’s exclusive open training day at the Riverside on Tuesday August 3.   As well as enjoying the chance to see Gordon Strachan’s star signings in action at the Riverside for the first time, supporters will be able to pick up a signed ball and collect players’ autographs.   There is something for all the family, with face painting, soccer skill schools, a band, concourse catering and fabulous ....

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Visualsoft To Sponsor Junior Leagues At Boro

  MFC in the Community are delighted to announce a sponsorship deal with Teesside based company Visualsoft for the ever popular Friday Night Junior Leagues. The long running leagues take place every Friday night and run in conjunction with the North Riding FA. Teams of children from under 7s through to under 12s will again take part in the leagues which encourage a safe and friendly environment for them to play football and improve their skills.   The leagues for the coming ....

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Meet The Boro At Open Training

  Boro fans have the chance to see Gordon Strachan’s star signings in action at the Riverside for the first time when the club stages an exclusive open training day on Tuesday August 3.   New boys Kris Boyd, Nicky Bailey, Kevin Thomson and Andy Halliday will join recent permanent signing Stephen McManus and the rest of the squad at the event, which is open to Season Card holders and Boro Pride members only.   Training starts at 2pm and an hour later fans will be able ....

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Vote For Boro Supporter Of Season

  Boro fans are being asked to vote for the club’s second Supporter of the Season from a team of 11 nominees.   The successor to last year’s Boro Supporter of the Season, 94-year-old Arthur Dixon, will not only win a 2010-11 Season Card but they’ll be presented with a trophy in a pitchside presentation at the opening match against Ipswich Town on August 7.   Boro received dozens of nominations from the club’s fans in the search to find the ultimate ....

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Book Now For Boro's Season Opener

  Boro Pride members can book their seats to see Gordon Strachan’s new-look side take on Ipswich Town in the season’s August 7 opener from 9.30am this coming Monday, July 19.   Seats for the Riverside clash (3pm kick-off) with Roy Keane’s side are available for as little as £8 for Boro Pride members aged under-18.     Prices for adult Boro Pride members start at just £21, with over-65s and 18-21s prices from just £14.   Those ....

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Boro Sign Thomson From Rangers

  Scotland international Kevin Thomson has become Gordon Strachan’s seventh signing from the Scottish Old Firm of Rangers and Celtic after completing a £2 million transfer to Boro.   The 25-year-old midfielder – Boro’s fourth signing in less than two weeks - has signed a four-year contract after agreeing personal terms and passing a Boro medical.   Strachan has previously signed Kris Boyd from Rangers plus Scott McDonald, Barry Robson, Stephen McManus ....

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Boro Pride

  Fans who sign up to this season’s Boro Pride scheme can take advantage of great discounts on match tickets as Gordon Strachan’s squad goes all out for promotion.   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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Boro Sign Mcmanus

    Boro have confirmed the signing of former Celtic captain Stephen McManus after agreeing terms with the player and the Glasgow club. The 27-year-old central defender has signed a three-year contract after successfully passing a Boro medical on Monday. Despite suggestions from outside the club that a deal had been completed earlier in the day, the transfer was in fact completed shortly after 5pm on Tuesday. McManus is Boro McManus returns to the Riverside, having ....

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Band Of Brothers. Men Of Steel.

  The band is back! Boro’s new-look adidas home kit goes back to the future with a return of the famous white chest band, while the club have also unveiled a new cobalt blue away strip.   With Boro set to start the 2010-11 campaign without a seasonal shirt sponsor, for the first time in 30 years fans will have the unique and potentially one-off opportunity to buy logo-free home and away shirts.   The home shirt features the white chest band first worn by Jack ....

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Boro Friendly Games Information

Athlone Town have announced ticket prices for their home friendly with Boro on Monday July 19 (ko 7.45pm).   The County Westmeath side are Boro’s first pre-season opponents, with Gordon Strachan’s squad visiting Bray Wanderers two days later as part of a short Irish tour.   Prices for the Athlone Town match are £15 adults, £10 Over-65s and £5 for children accompanied by adults. Tickets can be purchased online at and collected on ....

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Boro Launch New Monthly Shirt Sponsorship

  Boro are offering ‘front of shirt’ sponsorship packages on a unique monthly basis after turning down seasonal offers that did not meet the club’s expectations.   Tailored For You… is the campaign message for Boro’s innovative new ‘front of shirt’ sponsorship packages available throughout the 2010-11 season.   Boro are believed to be the first club in world football to offer access to its most high-profile rights package on a ....

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Boyd Can Blast Boro Back To Top Flight

  Boro have confirmed the signing of hot shot striker Kris Boyd, the Scottish Premier League’s 164-goal, all-time top scorer.   The 26-year-old has signed a two-year contract with Boro after agreeing personal terms and successfully passing a medical.   It should signal exciting times ahead for Boro as Boyd will surely help us overcome our biggest hurdle in recent seasons, scoring goals. The Scottish international’s goalscoring record is quite awesome north of the ....

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Boro Confirm Fixture Changes

  Boro have confirmed fixture changes to their npower Championship home game with Leeds United and the visits to Swansea City and Doncaster Rovers.   Leeds United’s visit to the Riverside on Saturday October 16 will now kick-off at the later time of 5.20pm for live screening on Sky.   Boro’s match with Swansea City, which had been schedule for Saturday November 13, will now take place on Sunday November 14. The game has been switched to Sunday at the request of ....

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