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Ayresome Park Memories 20 Years On

Big John Hickton will launch Ayresome Park Memories 20 years special anniversary edition at WH Smiths, Middlesbrough this Saturday at 12.30pm. Ayresome Park will always have a very special place in the hearts of ‘Boro supporters of a certain age. Amazingly enough it will be 20 years next April since Boro played their final league game at Ayresome Park. John Wilson and Eric Paylor have relaunched a special edition of their Ayresome Park Memories book to mark the 20th anniversary and look ....

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Three Boro Writers

Harry Pearson, John Nicholson and Daniel Gray three of Teesside’s favourite football writers who don’t live on Teesside any more, discuss writing about Teesside football in Middlesbrough Reference Library before the Boro v Watford game. So come on down and wind up to the kick off time in the company of Harry, John and Dan. Just in case you need introductions, Harry Pearson’s book about north east football The Far Corner has been named as one of the 50 Greatest Sports Books ....

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Boro Backing For Teesside Anthem

Boro are backing a Teesside anthem that’s raising funds for the area’s most needy children. Proceeds from CD sales of Infant Hercules by popular local band Cattle and Cane are boosting a fund that allows schools to buy bare essentials such as clothes and bedding for underprivileged Teesside kids. Now a video to promote the CD is to be screened at the Riverside Stadium this Saturday (October 4), the night after its first official airing at a charity gala at Middlesbrough Town ....

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Boro Back £10,000 Goalden Giveaway

  A Teesside charity, community group or school can win a visit from two Boro stars – and £2,500! That’s the top prize in the third £10,000 Goalden Giveaway, with 10 of the best local causes set to benefit to the tune of at least £500. The £10,000 fund is being made available by Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation, a charitable movement that includes Middlesbrough FC and club chairman Steve Gibson’s firm Bulkhaul among its ....

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Don’t Shop – Drop Into The Riverside. Your Team Needs You!

Are You a True Boro Fan? Time to pledge your allegiance and get down the Riverside on Saturday and back the Boro as they aim to take the sting out of The Bees and build a home fortress by the Tees. We have won points away from home in Huddersfield and Cardiff. Thousands have criss crossed the country this week in support of the team. Now those fans are calling on others to renew their faith and join them and return to the fold. Don’t hear the news second hand be an eye witness to Jelle ....

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New Road Swing Bridge Next To Riverside

A new road bridge is being proposed for Middlesbrough’s flagship Middlehaven regeneration site next to Boro\'s Riverside Stadium. The swing bridge would be built at the entrance to Middlehaven Dock to improve access to the area and pave the way for further development. The 100-hectare site has attracted more than £150 million in investment to date with a further £60 million in the pipeline.  The proposed £4.5 million bridge will replace the existing ....

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Boro Snap Up Dutch Winger

Boro\'s squad strengthening is continuing apace with the capture of highly-rated former Dutch U-21 international Yanic Wildschut, subject to League and International Clearance. The 22-year-old, who has signed a two-year contract with a further year\'s option after joining for an undisclosed fee from Heerenveen, is a product of the famous Ajax Academy. Wildschut moved from Ajax as an 18-year-old, and he has already clocked up more than 100 career appearances for FC Zwolle, VVV-Venlo, ....

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Boro Sign Young Right Back

  Boro today signed Tottenham Hotspur youngster Ryan Fredericks on a season-long loan. The 21- year old attacking right back completed the formalities of his switch to Teesside today, ahead of the weekend visit from Reading. Having already trained with Boro he will go into the squad for Saturday\'s home match. The youngster, a product of Tottenham\'s Academy system, has made four appearances for the White Hart Lane club, and made his debut in the Europa League for Spurs as a ....

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An Evening With Bernie Slaven

Tomorrow night there will be a top evening promised at the Miners, Eston when Bernie Slaven will talk all things Boro. And anything else, just try and stop him. presents An Evening With Bernie Slaven on Friday 22nd August Doors open 7pm at The Miners Arms High Street Eston Bernie was one of Boro’s all time great Boro goal-scorers, the last to exceed 100 goals for the team in red’n’white. Under Bruce Rioch’s management Boro rose from the ashes ....

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Boro Pride Offers Fans Great Benefits

Fans who sign up to this season\'s Boro Pride scheme can take advantage of great discounts on match tickets. As well as enjoying savings on all 23 home Sky Bet Championship matches, members also receive a range of other great benefits, including: No online or telephone booking fees for home matches Priority booking for home matches before general sale* Electronic access to the Riverside Stadium via a personal Boro Pride card and unique ID number No paper tickets required for home ....

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Brobbel Joins Hartlepool On Loan

Promising young Boro winger Ryan Brobbel has joined hometown club Hartlepool on a one-month loan. The 21-year-old Northern Ireland U-21 international goes straight into Colin Cooper’s squad for their opening match of the season, away to Stevenage, tomorrow. Academy product Brobbel enjoyed his first taste of senior football in two loan spells with York City last season. He featured in a dramatic run that took the Ministermen from the edge of the Division Two relegation zone to a place ....

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Boro North Stand Fan Appeal

Leave your mark on the Riverside. You are invited to loan some of your semi precious Boro items for a new fan wall in the Twe12th man concourse bar. Come on down today or tomorrow or any day in the future (other than matchday) and loan some of your Boro memorabilia for a new fan wall in the North Stand concourse. Just ask at the ticket office, shop or reception 9-5pm Mon to Friday. Label your items and they will be looked after. Already there are Boro replica shirts and scarves swapped on our ....

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Omeruo Loan Deal Confirmed

Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo has finalised his return to Boro on a season-long loan. The Nigerian international arrives on the back of a summer that saw him feature in all four of his country\'s World Cup matches in Brazil. The 20-year-old made 14 appearances for Boro last term after joining the club on loan in January, and Head Coach Aitor Karanka was delighted to welcome him back. \"He is a very important player to us,\" said Aitor. \"He\'s someone I love to have with us because he\'s a ....

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A History Of Boro In 50 Objects

  The Gazette and Middlesbrough FC have teamed up to offer supporters a unique look at some of the key objects from the club’s 138-year history. Boro have allowed the Gazette into the club’s archives to select 50 objects - each of which tells a particular story about a specific period or event. The result is A History Of Boro in 50 Objects - a unique digital archive which will be published on GazetteLive tomorrow (Sunday, August 3). Items featured range from the ....

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Nsue Signs For Boro

  Middlesbrough have agreed a deal to sign Emilio Nsue from Real Mallorca, subject to international clearance.   The 24-year-old, a former Spanish U-21 international who has since been capped by Equatorial Guinea, will become the club’s fourth recruit of the summer when he completes the formalities of signing a three-year contract.   Emilio, who can play anywhere on the right, has played almost 200 games for Mallorca after starting out in the club’s B team. He ....

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Husband Joins Up

  Boro have completed the signing of James Husband from Doncaster Rovers. The 20-year-old joins the club on a four –year contract while striker Curtis Main heads in the opposite direction to link up with Doncaster. A product of the Leeds United Academy, Husband joined Doncaster in 2010 and made 73 appearances for the club, including 30 in the Championship last term. Head Coach Aitor Karanka said: “We are delighted to welcome James to the club. He is a young player we ....

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Boro Fan Voucher Super Savers

  Boro fans can save thousands of pounds on everything from restaurant meals to hair and beauty services and leading leisure attractions with a new voucher book now available at the MFC Official stadium store. The Your Entertainer 2 for 1 voucher books offer half-price savings worth £6,000 across Teesside for just £17.99. Each book contains a bumper total of 387 vouchers, and it’s a great chance for families to enjoy maximum value on days out and attractions during ....

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Thomas Wall Tribute

It was with a very heavy heart that we learned the very sad news of the untimely death of Thomas Wall at the age of just 45. Tom was well known to many as long time poster on the message board ProudtocomefromTeesside and a cyber and real friend to so many. He always wrote a great deal of common sense even though it was from the heart. He was a long time passionate fan and someone that obviously cared deeply. I will not be alone in voicing my appreciation for the support and kindness bestowed ....

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Kike Signs To Spearhead Boro Attack

Boro have confirmed the signing of Spanish striker Enrique García from Real Murcia. A prolific scorer, he is also known as Kike. A top name I reckon. With fans deflected by stories of the signing of Vossen from Belgium the club has instead opted to dip into the Spanish market, well known to manager Aitor Karanka. Kike will hook up with the Boro squad in Marbella early next week once he has passed a medical and completed all the formalities. Kike is a former Spanish Under-20 ....

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Football Tournament To Give Issues The Boot

Recovering alcoholics, gamblers and drugs addicts from across the North-East aim to give their problems the boot when they take on representatives of local homeless hostels in an 11-a-side football tournament this Sunday. Teams from Middlesbrough, Sunderland, Newcastle and Gateshead will compete for the Philanthropic Cup as part of an ongoing campaign to encourage those in crisis to stay active and healthy. Organised by Middlesbrough Homeless and Recovery League, the competition is being held ....

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Cooper’s Three Peaks Challenge Raises Over £15,000

More than 120 Middlesbrough and Hartlepool fans raised an estimated £15,000 for local children’s causes when taking on the Three Peaks Challenge for the Finlay Cooper Fund. Boro legend and Hartlepool United manager Colin Cooper led a team of walkers on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. Cooper’s team of fundraisers trekked 26 miles up and down Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in the Yorkshire Dales – a total ascent of 1,600 metres.  Charitable ....

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Watch Boro V Villarreal

  Fans can watch Boro’s friendly clash with one-time UEFA Cup adversaries Villarreal next month from just £5. Tickets for the season curtain raiser at the Riverside go on sale on Wednesday 16 July and are priced at £10 adults, £7 OAPs, and £5 for juniors. The West Stand will be the only area open for this game. The game, which takes place on Saturday August 2 (3pm), is the first meeting between the two sides since the Spanish outfit were 2-0 winners ....

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Danny Gone But Not Forgotten

Boro Head Coach talked fondly of his time working with striker Danny Graham but knows that he might have to look elsewhere for striking options this season. Just as with right back target Juanfran we can’t afford to wait around for these players and instead have to push the net out wider for potential transfer targets. Aitor Karanka told the media this week just how much he valued the contribution of Sunderland loan player Danny Graham in our revival in the second half of the season. The ....

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Opportunity Knocks For Boro Squad And Consistency The Key

  Aitor Karanka is looking forward to a more consistent Boro this season and he revealed that for players loaned out last season and Under 21s the door is open this pre season to challenge for a first team start. Marvin Emnes has departed but other players loaned out have been welcomed back with open arms and now have a chance to grab the eye of the Boro head coach. The same applies to Middlesbrough’s Under 21s, several of which are presently training with the first team. Aitor ....

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Aitor Is Excited To Be Back

  Boro head coach Aitor Karanka welcomed the media to the Hurworth training ground today with a handshake and a beaming smile that said he was excited to be back and looking forward to aiming high this season. The players had finished training out on the green, green pitches below the press room. The first player I saw on this pre-season visit was Rhys Williams who was cycling out of the Rockcliffe Park complex in his Boro training top and wearing his cycling helmet. It was a reminder ....

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