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Stars Line Up For Vip Tours At The Riverside

Danny Graham, Dimi Konstantopoulos, Jason Steele and David Atkinson will meet supporters in the Riverside’s home dressing room today (Wednesday April 16) as one of the highlights of Boro’s latest VIP tour. The Boro players will be on hand to answer questions and pose for photographs as fans enjoy a unique, behind-the-scenes view of the club. Boro website reporter and REDSQUARE quizmaster Gordon Cox will be in the Press Room to answer questions and give fans an insight into media ....

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Jeff Will Run Middlesbrough 5k Backwards For Ms Societyosis

Boro's Riverside Stadium will witness an unusual sight on June 1st. Military fitness trainer Jeff Hazell will stand out from the crowd when he takes part in the Runmiddlesbrough Charity Challenge. The 53-year-old ex-soldier will run the whole 5k route backwards as he raises cash and awareness for the Teesside branch of the MS Society. Jeff has seen at close hand the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis as his sister Sue Butson suffered from the disease. Sadly, Sue died in 2005 aged 50. ....

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Luke Williams Goes Back To Old School For Cafod Challenge

  Boro striker Luke Williams went back to his old school to learn about the work current pupils have been doing to raise funds for overseas charity projects in the run-up to Easter.   Luke visited St Peter’s Catholic College of Maths and Computing in South Bank, where students were given a week to fundraise for the CAFOD Challenge as part of the charity’s ‘Dig Deep’ Lent Appeal.   There was intense competition between the school’s four ....

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Boro Pay Respects To Rolando Ugolini

Middlesbrough Football Club are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of one of our greatest ever players, goalkeeper Rolando Ugolini, at the age of 89. Flags at the Riverside Stadium have been lowered as a mark of respect for Rolando, who died suddenly at his home in Edinburgh on Thursday morning, having suffered suspected heart failure. Renowned as a colourful character on and off the pitch, Rolando joined Boro from Celtic for a £7,000 fee in 1948. The son of Italians who moved ....

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Community Champions Fight For £10,000 Share

Ten Teesside community champions have been selected to receive a share of £10,000 – but now face a public vote to decide just how much they will receive. Dozens of local charities, community groups and schools applied for Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation’s Boro-backed £10,000 Goalden Giveaway. A panel of the charity’s patrons have drawn up a shortlist of 10, who must now encourage their supporters to vote for them in a public poll on the ....

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Leo To Visit Fans On Monday

Boro’s goalkeeper coach Leo Percovich will be the special guest when Middlesbrough Official Supporters Club meet at the Riverside on Monday (April 7). The former Uruguay international will chat to fans, sign autographs and pose for photos. Admission to meetings is free to members and new members are very welcome to join at meetings, with prices remaining the same as last season at £6 per year for adults and £2 for under-16s. Two passport-sized photographs are required ....

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Georgina Anderson Tribute At Tuned In

Georgina Anderson was a Boro fan who touched the hearts of all in the Riverside Stadium and far and wide beyond. Georgina’s song was played on the big screen at a Boro game shortly before her death and now tomorrow night a gig at Redcar's new Tuned In venue is dedicated to the teenage singer songwriter. Georgina died after a short and cruel battle with an extremely rare and aggressive form of liver cancer. The Marske school girl was a talented singer songwriter and her last wish was ....

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Join Cooper & Co For Three Peaks Challenge

Football fans, keen walkers and those up for a challenge are being invited to join Hartlepool United manager and Boro legend Colin Cooper on his next charity event for the Finlay Cooper Fund. Having last year raised in excess of £100,000 when leading a group of 15 fundraisers to the 5,895m summit of Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, the Fund is now planning the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge as their next big event. Cooper and his wife Julie set up the charity to raise ....

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Meet The Players On Vip Tours At The Riverside

Middlesbrough Football Club is organising another of its hugely-popular VIP Tours of the Riverside Stadium on Wednesday April 16, when supporters will have the chance to see behind the scenes and meet members of the first-team squad. Four Boro players will be on hand in the players’ dressing-room to answer questions and pose for photographs. BBC Tees summariser Neil Maddison will be in the Press Room to answer questions and give fans an insight into media operations. No VIP Tour is ....

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Later Kick-off For Burnley Match

Boro’s Sky Bet Championship match with Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday April 12 will kick off seven minutes later than scheduled to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough Stadium disaster. As a mark of respect and remembrance for those who lost their lives, all Premier League, Football League, Football Conference and FA Cup matches taking place on the weekend of April 11-14 will adopt this seven-minute delay to kick-off times. The match at which the disaster took place, ....

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Slaven’s New Goal – Fighting Teesside Homelessness

Boro legend Bernie Slaven has had his highs and lows in life but none will have prepared him for his next challenge - when he sleeps rough for the night to raise the plight of homeless people on Teesside. The former striker is joining dozens of fellow fundraisers to spend the night in the cold in the fight against poverty and homelessness across local towns – and he is calling on more to join him. The third Big Tees Sleepout is being held in the grounds of Middlesbrough College ....

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Bam Bam Tribute On Saturday

Tribute Night to Boro Legend FRANKIE "BAM BAM" BOINTON feat FREETOWN. This night is a tribute to a true Boro legend Frankie "Bam Bam" Bointon, a true gentleman who will never ever be forgotten!!! There was a fantastic day had by all in Blackpool in January as a tribute to the one only Bam. Now for all those that couldn’t make it across to the west coast and for all those that did and enjoyed themselves, a tribute night in Middlesbrough. Frankie “Bam Bam” was a legend ....

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Brobbel Rejoins York City On Loan

    Promising young winger Ryan Brobbel is returning to League Two promotion-chasers York City for a second loan spell and will spend the rest of the season at Bootham Crescent. The Northern Ireland U-21 international was a big hit with the Minstermen during a three-month stint towards the end of 2013, scoring three goals in nine starts for Nigel Worthington’s side. With City having won six successive matches to surge into the play-off places, 21-year-old Brobbel is ....

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Foundation Team Up For Enterprise Honour

  Reigning champions Boro are on course to retain a prestigious national enterprise title after reaching the final in London once again. Freebrough Academy, Brotton, representing Middlesbrough FC Foundation, will battle it out for the Premier League Enterprise Challenge trophy at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) on April 30. Along with Bolton Wanderers and Sunderland they beat 11 other teams including Manchester United and Manchester City in the semi-final ....

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Boro Team Tackle London-amsterdam Challenge

Former Boro players Steve Vickers and Neil Maddison are teaming up with four members of the Riverside staff to ride from London to Amsterdam in support of Prostate Cancer UK. By using pedal power to conquer the picturesque 150-mile challenge, the Boro team will be helping more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life. Steve and Neil will be joined by Head of Commercial Partnerships Matt Smith, Sales Manager Lee Fryett, Assistant Accountant Jo Campbell and Accounts ....

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Boro Pay Tribute To Bryan Orritt

Boro have paid tribute to Sixties midfielder Bryan “Taffy” Orritt, who passed away in a nursing home in Johannesburg, South Africa, yesterday at the age of 77. Orritt, a versatile player who appeared in all 11 positions during his career, made club history when he became Boro’s first-ever substitute after a change in Football League rules. He came off the bench to replace Nev Chapman in a 1-1 draw at Preston on September 11 1965. Signed from Birmingham City in 1962, he ....

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Young Spurs Visit Riverside

The Riverside will stage another Barclays U-21 Premier League fixture when Spurs visit on Monday evening (March 24, kick-off 7pm). Jamie Clapham will be hoping his team can return to winning ways after losing their last two games, 2-0 to Aston Villa and 1-0 at Chelsea. Those defeats leave Boro 19th in the table, two points and four places behind Spurs, who are 15th. The visitors, who are coached by former West Ham full-back Paul Brush, have won their last two, 1-0 against Southampton and ....

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Give Generously On Day Of Action Against Prostate Cancer

MFC Foundation will be staging a bucket collection before tomorrow’s home match with Queens Park Rangers as the club joins with Prostate Cancer UK in a day of action to raise money and increase awareness of the disease. Boro fan Sharron Garbutt, who lost her husband to prostate cancer, will carry out the match ball and one lucky supporter will lead out the team after winning a competition organised by Prostate Cancer UK, the Football League’s official charity. Boro head coach ....

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Match Honour For Devoted Fan Sharron

It will be a poignant moment for devoted Boro fan Sharron Garbutt when she carries out the match ball before the club’s home game with Queens Park Rangers on Saturday. Three years ago, Sharron’s husband John, a fellow Season Card holder, was diagnosed with prostate cancer that had spread to his spine. Despite intensive treatment, the disease claimed his life within months. Since John’s death, Sharron has campaigned for Prostate Cancer UK, the Football League’s ....

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Boro Are Football League Family Club Of The Year

Boro are celebrating after being named as The Football League Family Club of the Year at last night’s awards ceremony in London. Mark Ellis, Middlesbrough’s Chief Operating Officer, received the award at the gala ceremony at The Brewery, London, in front of more than 600 guests from clubs, sponsors and the football industry. This year a total of 36 clubs were shortlisted for 17 awards and Boro beat competition from Birmingham City, Bristol City, Oxford United, Plymouth Argyle ....

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Higgy Visits Supporters Club

Boro legend and new Assistant Head Coach Craig Hignett will be the guest when Middlesbrough Official Supporters Club meets at the Riverside on Monday (March 17). Higgy, famously the scorer of the first goal at the Riverside, recently returned to the club after a spell as Colin Cooper's right-hand man at Hartlepool. Admission is free to members and new members are very welcome to join at meetings, with prices remaining the same as last season at £6 per year for adults and £2 for ....

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Big Night For Boro At The Football League Awards

Boro’s highly-acclaimed Generation Red Family Zone is in contention for one of football’s most coveted awards this weekend. The club will go head to head with Birmingham City, Bristol City, Oxford United, Plymouth Argyle and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Football League awards night in London, which celebrates on-and-off-field achievements across the League’s 72 clubs. The GRFZ was introduced for the first time this season and has been a major success. Children love the ....

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Karanka Backs £10,000 Goalden Giveaway

A Teesside charity, community group or school can win a visit from Boro boss Aitor Karanka – and £2,500! That’s the top prize in the second £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 that includes Middlesbrough FC and Steve Gibson’s Bulkhaul among its patrons. The money will be split between ....

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Boro Unveil ‘we’re All One’ Campaign

Boro today unveiled their 2014-15 Season Card campaign, with prices frozen for the ninth successive campaign and the popular free drink offer retained after its successful launch this year. The announcement comes in a Season Card package that recognises the diversity of fans in all four Riverside stands - and the strength that comes when they all unite to support their club.  For the first time ever the package - which will begin dropping through letterboxes next week – has ....

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Craig Hignett A Welcome Return To Boro

Boro have announced the appointment of Craig Hignett as Assistant to Head Coach Aitor Karanka. The former midget gem of Boro’s early Riverside years returns to the Boro fold after his successful spell assisting Colin Cooper at Hartlepool. Hopefully he can put the spark back into our season. Higgy rejoins us at a time when Karanka's reign has started flounder slightly as the first team has lost its confidence in front of goal. We have now logged up seven games in a row without scoring. ....

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