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Boro Sign Chalobah On Loan

  Boro have today completed the signing of Chelsea’s highly-rated defender Nathaniel Chalobah on loan for the remainder of the season. Although he was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, the 19-year-old – who is equally comfortable in central defence of a defensive midfield position - has represented England up to U-21 level. Last February Chalobah was named England Men's Youth Player of the Year at an FA awards ceremony, recognising his contribution at both U-21 and U-19 ....


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Stars Line Up For Quiz

Past and present players are set to battle it out to try to prove who knows most about Boro in a fantastic fun quiz night to raise funds for MFC Foundation. A Question of Boro brings together some of the best elements of TV favourites A Question of Sport and A League of Their Own for what promises to be a very special evening. The star-studded event will be hosted by Real Radio’s Gary Philipson and takes place at the Riverside on Tuesday March 18. Tickets cost £20 per person ....


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Boro Pay Tribute To Former Chairman

  Boro have paid tribute to former club chairman Alf Duffield, who passed away recently. Mr Duffield joined the board in the mid-Eighties during the darkest period in the club’s history as the team tumbled towards the third tier for only the second time. Willie Maddren was manager when he took over and it was under his chairmanship that Boro brought in Bruce Rioch, who led the club to two memorable promotions. Mr Duffield became Boro’s fourth chairman in just three years ....


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Last Chance To Buy Half Season Cards

  Boro fans are being offered a last chance to join Aitor Karanka’s Spanish revolution by snapping up a Half Season Card as the campaign turns towards the home straight. The recent four-game unbeaten run has raised hopes of exciting times ahead under the club’s new Head Coach – and supporters will want to see every kick of the final 11 games. The great news is that Boro are extending the free drink offer to cover all Half Season Card purchases, meaning that every adult, ....


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Boro Seal Omeruo Loan Deal

Young defender Kenneth Omeruo has today joined Boro on loan from Chelsea until the end of the season.   The 20-year Nigeria international, who can play at centre-back and full-back, has yet to make his debut for Chelsea but is highly rated at Stamford Bridge. He was signed from Belgian club Standard Liege in January 2012 and immediately went on loan to Dutch top-flight side ADO Den Haag. Born in Abia, Nigeria, Omeruo made his senior debut for his national team last season as a ....


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Golden Win For Local Lad

2014 has started off on a great note for local lad Chris Lloyd, who has won £1000 in a national competition run by Boro shirt sponsors Ramsdens. Chris, from Middlesbrough, was automatically entered into a competition to win back the money he spent on Euros earlier in December at a Ramsdens store in Eston, when he returned and sold a 9ct gold necklace worth £130 on Christmas Eve. Chris, who plans to spend his winnings on a weekend away and a shopping spree, commented, “I ....


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Cup Ticket Reminder For Season Card Holders

There’s still time for Boro Season Card holders to snap up tickets for Saturday’s FA Cup with Budweiser tie against Hull City at special prices – but the deadline is 5pm tomorrow (Friday). Before that time Season Card holders pay just £10 adults, £7 Over-65s and £5 Under-18s throughout the stadium for the third round tie at the Riverside (3pm kick-off). Afterwards they will revert to the price for all other supporters of £15 adults, ....


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Community Champions Grab Ten Grand Giveaway

Ten Teesside community champions have won a share of £10,000 following a record-breaking public vote on the Boro website. More than 50 charities, community groups and schools applied for Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation’s £10,000 Goalden Giveaway. A panel of the charity’s business patrons then drew up a shortlist of 10, with their supporters voting for them in a public poll on Boro’s official website. Topping the poll with almost ....


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Oh What Fun It Is...

Oh what fun it is! Well, at least that’s how the author of a new book describes a life following the trials and tribulations of being a Boro fan home and away. Boro may have won only once on their travels over the past 12 months but Dave Brown, who goes by the pseudonym of Hal Gate, has a unique book “to cheer up my fellow supporters in this time of drudgery”. The 112-page paperback is a collection of away day stories told or sent to Dave from long-suffering fans, ....


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See Hull Fa Cup Tie In Style

  Attractive hospitality packages priced from just £20 have been revealed for Boro’s FA Cup with Budweiser third round clash with Hull City at the Riverside Stadium on Saturday January 4 2014 (3pm). The full hospitality floor is available, with prices starting at just £20 for the fantastic Hardwick Bar. The all-inclusive Legends Lounge package, which offers a complimentary bar*, three-course carvery meal and executive South-West Stand seating, is available for ....


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Love Boro Hate Racism

  Yesterday Boro fans united in a show of force to show the racists the red card. With Brighton and Boro teams and club officials proudly displayed Kick It Out badges many of the fans chose to march from the town centre behind a banner Love Boro Hate Racism. A lot has been written in the week following the disgusting racism at St Andrews by a mindless few that have disgraced Boro and the town. Yesterday was an opportunity seized upon by many fans to distance themselves completely from ....


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Boro And Brighton Unite To Kick It Out

Players from Boro and Brighton will unite on Saturday in support of Kick it Out, the national campaign to make football a safer, more enjoyable and less intimidating place for those from under-represented communities. Both sides will wear Kick it Out T-shirts in the warm-up before  the match at the Riverside and messages promoting the club’s anti-discriminatory position will appear on the Riverside’s big screen. Mascots will also lead out the teams carrying a Kick it Out ....


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Happy Birthday And Thank You From Fly Me To The Moon

Fly Me To The Moon has just celebrated a silver anniversary. No one saw that coming when it was first typed, cut’n’paste and photo copied in November 1988. The first ever edition didn’t quite inspire the team who lost 1-0 to Sheffield Wednesday at dear old Ayresome Park. The 25th birthday went rather better with a victory over Bolton Wanderers and a special commemorative edition with staples, colour cover and all the trimmings. The first fanzine came out of high powered ....


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Boro To Play Hull At Home

  Boro have been given a chance to be giant killers in the New Year. We were drawn against top flight opponents in the FA Cup Third Round with a home draw against Premier Hull City. Or Hull Tigers, or whatever they are called these days. Of course Steve Bruce's Hull City were only promoted at the end of last season, so this Third Round tie should give us an opportunity to bring them back down to earth with a crash landing. The tie will be played on the first weekend of 2014, Saturday ....


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Be A Boro Futsal Scholar

  If you’re in Year 11, love football and are considering a college course, MFC Foundation’s Futsal and Education Scholarship could offer everything you need and more. As well as the chance to gain a BTEC in sport, you’ll also be able to represent the club playing for Middlesbrough FC in the Football League Trust Futsal League. As part of a national initiative through the Football League Trust, MFC Foundation is offering two-year scholarships giving 16-to-18 year ....


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Boro’s Special Christmas Delivery

  Boro fans who take advantage of our great Half Season Card offer are being given a welcome helping hand with their Christmas shopping at MFC Retail. All supporters who buy gifts in any of the club’s stores and add a Half Season Card to their “basket” can have their items wrapped in special Boro giftwrap and either sent out to them or prepared ready for collection. Here’s how it works… Stadium Store Once you’ve paid for your gifts ....


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Boro Kids Go For Golden Mile

British long jump record-holder Chris Tomlinson is encouraging kids in his Middlesbrough hometown to take a leap into regular activity by supporting Tees Valley Leisure’s launch of The Golden Mile. More than 3,000 children from 10 Middlesbrough primary schools have already signed up to take part in Tees Valley Leisure’s year-long physical activity programme. London 2012 Olympian Tomlinson visited the town’s Park End Primary School, one of those on their marks for the free ....


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Boro Half Season Card Deals!

With Half Season Card prices starting at less than you'd think, sign up to follow all of Boro’s home fixtures in the second half of the season. There could be exciting times ahead as new head coach Aitor Karanka settles in, and you won’t miss a kick of the final 13 games as the season turns towards the home straight. Big games to savour during this period are the visit of early Sky Bet Championship leaders Burnley on Boxing Day, local rivals Leeds United on February 22, ....


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Search On For Boro’s Champion Children

Boro are once again looking for some very special children to join their exclusive Golden Ticket Christmas party at the Riverside Stadium on Wednesday December 18. The first-team squad will be attending the exciting event as the club honours "Champion Children" who represent the most deserving causes in the local area. It might be a child who has fought against serious illness or has bravely cared for brothers and sisters following the loss of a parent. It could be a youngster who shops for ....


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Join Boro Legends For Carling Cup Dinner

Fans will have an opportunity to mark the 10th anniversary of Boro’s 2004 Carling Cup victory when Middlesbrough Former Players Association holds a celebratory dinner with members of the cup final squad. Middlesbrough FC will host what is sure to be a sell-out dinner in the Riverside Stadium’s Legends Lounge on Sunday, March 2 2014. While the event will represent a first-ever reunion for stars of the cup-winning squad, it is a night that is sure to evoke great memories for fans, ....


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Karanka-chiefs Will Welcome New Head Coach

The Riverside will be a sea of colour against Bolton on Saturday as Boro fans wave thousands of “Karanka-chiefs” to welcome the club’s new Head Coach to his first home match. Six thousand 30-inch-square red neckerchiefs, or panuelos, will be distributed to fans in the North Stand and North-East Corner to greet the arrival of Aitor Karanka. Fans will find them laid out on their seats and will be asked to wave them when Aitor emerges from the tunnel before kick-off. ....


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Shay Given Joins On Loan

    Boro have this evening agreed to sign Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given on a one-month loan from Aston Villa.   The 37-year-old goes straight into the squad for Saturday’s game against Bolton Wanderers at the Riverside.   Given is the second most capped player for the Republic of Ireland, having played for them 125 times.   He made 461 appearances for Newcastle spread over a 12-year stay before moving to Manchester City for just short of ....


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Meet The Stars At Boro Signing Sessions

Fans have a chance to meet the stars and grab a host of Christmas bargains at the fourth of a series of festive signing sessions on Wednesday November 27. Lukas Jutkiewicz, Muzzy Carayol and Ben Gibson will be at the town-centre store between 4-5pm to sign items of official merchandise and have their photos taken with supporters. Popular gift ideas include the new Boro Annual and Boro Calendar, which are terrific value at just £7 each. The Annual is packed with puzzles and games ....


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Christmas Shopping Boost For Season Card Holders

Boro Season Card holders will receive an early Christmas present this weekend with a 20% discount over most items at MFC Official. The offer will apply at both club stores for two days between Saturday November 30 and Sunday December 1, on production of a Season Card. “It’s a nice reward for our loyal Season Card holders who will be able to get some great Christmas bargains,” says Senior Retail Manager Jo-Ann Swinnerton. “The offer applies across most of our major ....


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No Steele In Boro For Three Games

It is official now that Jason Steele will be banned for three games. Jason Steele’s professional foul on Leeds forward Dexter Blackstock will now mean that we will be without our first choice goalkeeper for the games with Bolton, Derby and Birmingham City. Time for Jayson Leutwiler to step up to the plate. Initially after Saturday’s game there were hopes that the ban could be less severe if the sending off had actually been for denying a clear goal scoring opportunity. Not to be. ....


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