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Season To Forget Launch

Khadim’s  ‘Season to Forget’   Local writer, Khadim Hussain, has a new book out.  The collection is entitled Boro Football Poems (Season to Forget). It will be launched at the Writer’s Block, on Albert Road, on Friday 22 October at 7pm. (Shop opposite the Town Hall)   This is Khadim’s third book.  His first book, ‘Going for a Curry’ was published in 2006.  Walayat Dekho, a poetry collection, about Pakistanis, home, ....


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Mcmanus And Coyne Visit Teesside Hospice

Boro stars Stephen McManus and Danny Coyne will be making a special visit to Teesside Hospice on Thursday October 21 to help paint its refurbished children’s room.   The Hospice’s “Forget-Me-Not” children’s bereavement counselling service has secured a £9,500 grant for the work from Children in Need.   The players will apply some of the finishing touches to the children’s room, which features a mural by volunteer Shonagh Brady. ....


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Gordon Strachan Leaves Boro

  Middlesbrough Football Club has confirmed that manager Gordon Strachan has today left the club by mutual consent.   The change has been made with Boro in a disappointing 20th position 11 games into the npower Championship season.   Chairman Steve Gibson said: “Gordon is a man of great integrity. He has torn up his contract and walked away without compensation because he felt it was in the best interests of this football club.   “There are very ....


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Emnes Set For Swansea Loan

  Middlesbrough have confirmed that they expect forward Marvin Emnes to complete a one-month loan deal to Swansea today.   The Dutch Under-21 international has been restricted to reserve team games this season, having failed to gain selection for Gordon Strachan’s first team.   Emnes last started a first team game at home to Plymouth in October 2009, Strachan’s first match in charge of the club. He has not played any part in the first team since a ....


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Boro - 1pm Kick-off On New Year’s Day

  Middlesbrough's New Year’s Day derby clash at Leeds United has been brought forward to a 1pm kick-off at the request of the Police.   So a big thank you to all the boys in their black jackets for their efforts on Saturday. Many of us will be raising a toast early on New Year's Eve as we have to go early to bed to get up in time to make the early kick off on New Year's Day.   Once again the majority suffers because of the stupid minority. Don't anyone try and ....


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Boro Pay Tribute To Big Mal

There will be a period of applause for Malcolm Allison before Saturday’s home game with Leeds United after the former Boro manager passed away, aged 83.   Larger-than-life Allison, who was known throughout football as Big Mal, was Boro manager from September 1982 to March 1984 and was later Alastair Brownlee’s co-commentator on Boro games for Century Radio.   Boro, whose flags were flying at half-mast outside the Riverside today, will pay further respects when the team ....


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Boro Lotto Gets Revamp

  Boro fans are to be given the opportunity to win up to £25,000 per week in a new club lottery service.   The club has teamed up with new lottery partner FCLotto.co.uk, part of The Weather Lottery PLC, to give fans the opportunity to win this significant weekly jackpot whilst also helping to raise valuable funds for the Boro’s acclaimed Academy.   It’s great fun to play too; fans can try their luck by guessing the total number of goals scored in ....


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Boro Back One Game One Community

Boro are backing the One Game One Community week of action with a series of high-profile event in support of the national Kick it Out campaign.   After hosting more than 100 schoolchildren at an anti-racism event on Tuesday, Boro are now helping to focus a message of inclusion and equality around this Saturday’s live televised home game with Leeds United.   Fans attending Saturday’s game – which is expected to attract well over 20,000 – will not be able to ....


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Show Racism The Red Card With Boro

  Boro kicked off football’s One Game One Community national week of action when defender Justin Hoyte joined ex-Riverside stars Curtis Fleming and Dean Gordon at an event aimed at local schoolchildren.   Boro are joining all 92 English league clubs in support of the Kick it Out campaign’s ongoing push for equality and inclusion with much focus on this Saturday’s home game with Leeds United.     More than 100 Teesside youngsters from ....


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Boro Show Racism The Red Card

  Boro will kick off football’s One Game One Community national week of action when Justin Hoyte joins ex-Riverside stars Curtis Fleming and Dean Gordon at an event aimed at local schoolchildren.   Boro are joining all 92 English league clubs in support of the Kick it Out campaign’s ongoing push for equality and inclusion with much focus on this Saturday’s home game with Leeds United.   And on Tuesday (October 12) more than 100 Teesside youngsters will show ....


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Boro Blitz Launch

Season Card holders are exclusively invited free of charge to the Riverside launch night of Boro’s latest DVD with cinema-style food and a signing session with past and present stars.   ‘Boro Blitz’ is the name of the club’s Christmas DVD, featuring highlights from the 30 greatest games of the Riverside era – and it will be premiered at the Riverside Stadium on the evening of Wednesday October 13 ahead of its launch the following day.   The premiere, ....


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Get Free Leeds Tickets With Fcbetz.com

  Boro’s online betting partners FCBETZ.com are offering Boro fans betting on their website the opportunity to watch the Leeds United game for FREE!   To qualify for a free pair of tickets for the game of the season so far you just need to be one of the first 100 new clients registering and betting £10 at www.fcbetz.com/mfc before midnight Thursday October 14th. Just enter the promo code LEEDS when opening your account and betting at least £10. Terms and ....


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Leeds Bringing 4000 To Riverside

Boro fans will need to out-sing 4,075 Leeds United supporters when the Elland Road club visit the Riverside on Saturday October 16 (5.20pm kick-off).   Leeds have already sold their full allocation of tickets so will fill most of the Riverside’s South Stand for the closest thing to a derby match Boro face in the current npower Championship season.   Boro will be looking to build on their impressive home record of just one defeat in 2010 as they look to start to climb the ....


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Make It A Happy Brickmas!

Fans can snap up an early Christmas present with a difference through a special offer for the Boro Brick Road – and there’s no need for wrapping either!A popular feature outside the Riverside Stadium, the Brick Road already features inscribed bricks dedicated to over 5,000 supporters and more than 60 former stars and managers of the club.An ideal Christmas gift, birthday or anniversary present, the engraved brick prices have been reduced by £4.95 for a promotional period ....


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Boro Blitz Invite To The Fans

  Season Card holders are exclusively invited free of charge to the Riverside launch night of Boro’s latest DVD with cinema-style food and a signing session with past and present stars.   ‘Boro Blitz’ is the name of the club’s Christmas DVD, featuring highlights from the 30 greatest games of the Riverside era – and it will be premiered at the Riverside Stadium on the evening of Wednesday October 13 ahead of its launch the following ....


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Book Now For Pompey Clash

Seats can now be booked online for Boro’s forthcoming home games with Portsmouth and Leeds United.   For both 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.   The easiest way to book seats for home or away games is online at www.mfc.co.uk where ....


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Talking ‘bout The Red Generation!

  Generation RED, Boro’s new initiative for young fans is currently giving under-18s a chance to win a VIP visit to Rockliffe Park training ground!   The new club has proved an instant success with membership smashing through the 1,000 barrier in its first few weeks and now well on its way to 2,000.    Generation RED is already the most supported junior membership initiative Boro have ever run and club staff promise that this is only the beginning.   Early ....


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We Ate All The Pies - John Nicholson

  How Football Swallowed Britain Whole   This brilliant new book by Boro fan John Nicholson has been nominated for the prestigious and lucrative William Hill Sports Book of the Year so I thought I should congratulate John by regurgitating my book review form the fanzine on this webspace.   We Ate All The Pies John Nicholson How Football Swallowed Britain Whole Biteback Sport £9.99   John tackles the big question in life, no not that one, why is football ....


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Join Jack Charlton's Night Of Champions

  Charlton’s champions, Boro’s record-breaking promotion winners of 1974, are all for a reunion – and you can be there to join them for an evening of nostalgia.   Middlesbrough FC have joined forces with Middlesbrough Former Players Association to organise what promises to be a special occasion in the Riverside Stadium’s Legends Lounge on the evening of Friday November 26.   Manager Jack Charlton led Boro to the Division Two title in 1974 with ....


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Fmttm Backing Sir Bobby Robson

Boro Chairman Steve Gibson has praised fans who raised £13,000 for Teesside cancer patients via a charity football match at the Riverside Stadium. Organised through popular Middlesbrough fanzine Fly Me To The Moon, the game in May raised almost £13,000 for north east cancer charity the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.  Gibson, the Teesside Patron for the Foundation, received the cheque on behalf of the charity from Boro supporter Andy Clark and Fly Me to the Moon editor Robert ....


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Boro Ladies Returning After Historic Visit

Middlesbrough FC Ladies are on their way home from North Korea after a historic visit that included delivering a letter from Steve Gibson and meeting the surviving members of the secretive country’s 1966 World Cup squad. Marrie Wieczorek and her team set off for Pyongyang last Thursday on the four-day football and cultural exchange, travelling via Moscow and Beijing before arriving in a land its people know as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Saturday. They ....


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Book Early For Boro

Seats can now be booked for Boro’s forthcoming home games with Portsmouth and Leeds United, plus the visits to Watford this Saturday and Derby County next Tuesday.   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.   Tickets are ....


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Ramsdens Sign Four Month Boro Shirt Deal!

One of Teesside’s fastest-growing businesses has backed Boro’s unique shirt sponsorship initiative by signing a four-month deal, making it Boro’s biggest front of shirt sponsor this season. Ramsdens, which is the largest family-owned pawnbroker in the UK with a head office in Teesside and 25 branches in the North East, has agreed a six-figure sum to be the club’s official shirt sponsor throughout October, November, December and January. Boro’s Chief ....


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Visit The North East Golf Show

THERE’S a great day out for all golf enthusiasts guaranteed when the Riverside Stadium hosts the North East Golf Show 2010 on Sunday September 26 2010.   It’s a one-stop golf extravaganza all under one roof, with an opportunity to see and try golf products at exclusive event prices, plus golf tips, demonstrations and custom fittings.   With music and entertainment on offer and refreshments available throughout, it’s a day out all the family can ....


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Ayresome Park Tour

It is 15 years now since the final Middlesbrough first team game at our historic home of Ayresome Park yet the legend lives on. Barely a day goes by without someone reflecting on memories of players, matches, supporters or the state of the pies at the site of our once hallowed turf.   On Monday morning at 10am I am hoping to recreate the Ayresome experience by guiding a short walk around Ayresome Park housing estate as it now is and using the sculpture trail to unearth clues to recreate ....


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