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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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Community Champions Grab Ten Grand Giveaway

Ten Teesside community champions have received a share of £10,000 in a presentation held at Middlesbrough FC’s Riverside Stadium. Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation’s £10,000 Goalden Giveaway saw the public take part in a vote on the Boro website to decide which local causes got the biggest share of the charity cash. And the charity’s business patrons gathered at the Boro ground to hand out cheques of between £500 and £2,500 to a ....


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Bring In Your Goods For Cancer Charity

Boro fans and shoppers are being asked to raid their wardrobes and cupboards for unwanted goods to help fund vital research into children’s cancers. MFC Foundation has joined forces with high street fashion chain TK Maxx in aid of Cancer Research UK, the country’s leading charity supporting research into children’s cancer. Boro’s international defenders Kenneth Omeruo and Jozsef Varga visited TK Maxx’s Darlington branch to publicise the appeal and ....


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Shay Wins Ramsdens January Player Of The Month Award

Shay Given is the latest Boro player to win the prestigious Ramsdens Player of the Month award after emerging as a clear frontrunner for the January honour. Boro fans voted in numbers for their January Player of the Month at www.ramsdens.tv, but it was lifelong supporter and Season Card holder Kath Tomlinson who, just for voting, won the opportunity to present the award to Shay at last Saturday’s home match with Leeds. As part of her prize, Kath also won a hospitality package to share ....


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Sign Up For Middlesbrough Soccer Camps

A mini World Cup, Champions League and Premier League were all enjoyed by more than 100 young soccer stars.  The three-day soccer sessions held over the half-term holidays at Kings Academy in Coulby Newham and the Acorn Sports Centre in Acklam have been hailed a success by organisers from Middlesbrough Council’s Sports Development Team. Children would train and practice for two hours on each morning 10am to 12pm then put their skills into action on the afternoons competing in the ....


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Special Arrangements For Leeds Visit

Boro fans are being advised of special arrangements ahead of Saturday’s 12.15pm kick-off against Leeds United, with more than 3,000 visiting fans coming to the game and a 20,000-plus crowd anticipated. By Thursday afternoon the huge away following had swelled the total number of tickets sold to well over 17,000, with brisk sales expected ahead of the 12.15pm kick-off. It's one of the biggest games of the season, with the attendance likely to eclipse the 21,882 who attended our last Sky ....


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Cls Sports Are New Commercial Partners

Boro are delighted to announce agreement of a three-year commercial partnership with CLS Sports, a division of Cleveland Land Services.   The deal will provide the Guisborough-based company access to a range of benefits including pitchside boards, advertisements, signed merchandise and other club rights. The partnership with the national sports, leisure and landscape contractor will also result in improvements to surface areas around the Riverside Stadium, notably the tunnel and dugout ....


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Tomlin Signs Permanent Contract

Striker Lee Tomlin has signed a three-and-a-half year contract after having his loan from Peterborough United converted into a permanent transfer. The fee is undisclosed. The 25-year-old initially joined from the Sky Bet League One club for the remainder of the season on transfer deadline day. Tomlin, who has scored 10 goals for Posh this season, can also play in a wide position. He signed for Peterborough from Rushden and Diamonds in August 2010 after scoring 28 goals in 169 appearances ....


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Generation Red Family Zone Shortlisted For Award

  Boro have been shortlisted for 2014 Family Club of the Year at the prestigious Football League awards, which celebrate on-and-off-pitch achievements across the League's 72 clubs. This season has seen the hugely-successful introduction of Boro's 3,000-capacity Generation Red Family Zone in the Riverside's East Stand, an exciting activity area packed with fun features and interactive computer games. Head of Supporter Services Anthony Emmerson said: "We're delighted to be shortlisted. It ....


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Isle Of Man Supporters

A first-ever meeting of supporters of Middlesbrough Football Club is being organised on the Isle of Man. Boro fans are coming together to watch the club's home game against Yorkshire rivals Leeds United at 12.15pm on Saturday 22 February, which is being broadcast live on Sky TV. The venue is The Victoria Tavern, Victoria Street, Douglas. David Carter, organiser of the event, says "All Boro fans on the island are welcome, together with any friendly fans of others clubs. We will be ....


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Choose January’s Ramsdens Star

Voting is now open for January’s Ramsdens Player of the Month vote – and you can see the nominees in action at www.ramsdens.tv! We’re asking you to decide who the team’s outstanding performer is every month throughout the season. There are great monthly prizes up for grabs just for voting, with everyone entered into a draw to be treated to our famous Riverside hospitality at a home game and present the award to the winning player. At the end of the season all the ....


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Boro Issue Warning On Smoke Grenades And Fireworks

Middlesbrough Football Club has warned of serious consequences for any supporter found in possession of a smoke grenade or firework at the Riverside Stadium. Three male fans have had their Season Cards suspended following the discharge of a smoke grenade in a toilet block within the South Stand during half-time at Tuesday’s home match with Wigan. Although the device was quickly dealt with by stewards and safety staff, the heat and smoke caused extensive disruption and could have ....


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Ayala Guests At Supporters Club

Daniel Ayala will be the guest speaker when Middlesbrough Official Supporters Club meet at the Riverside Stadium on Monday February 3. Ayala recently became Aitor Karanka's first permanent signing when he joined the club from Norwich City. He will answers fans' questions, sign autographs and pose for photographs. Members are asked to arrive at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Meetings are usually held on two Mondays per month in the Riverside’s Fenton Suite. Admission is free to members, and ....


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Council And Mfc To Deliver Conference Facilities

  Middlesbrough Council and Middlesbrough Football Club are joining forces to deliver training and conference facilities in the town. The move follows the announcement of the proposed closure of the Middlesbrough Teaching and Learning Centre included in the Mayor’s recent budget recommendations for 2014-15. While the existing MTLC facility off Cargo Fleet Lane remains earmarked for closure, the new partnership will focus on delivering a service that makes best use of the ....


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Support Floods In For Boro Quiz Night

    Ex-Boro players Gary Pallister, Steve Vickers and Neil Maddison will battle it out with other past and present stars in a fantastic fun quiz night to raise funds for MFC Foundation. Pally will be one of the team captains in A Question of Boro, which 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 ....


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Jutkiewicz Completes Loan Move

Lukas Jutkiewicz has joined Bolton Wanderers on loan for the remainder of the season. The 24-year-old striker played the first hour of Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Leicester City and has started 12 league games this season, scoring one goal, the winner at Charlton in August. He goes straight into Bolton’s squad for tonight's game against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road. Official Press release  ....


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Ayala Joins Boro In Permanent Transfer

Spanish central defender Daniel Ayala has joined Boro for an undisclosed fee after agreeing a three-and-a-half-year contract. The 23-year-old’s 93-day emergency loan from Norwich City expired earlier this week and Boro moved quickly to agree a deal with the Canaries. He becomes manager Aitor Karanka’s first permanent signing and is eligible to play against Sky Bet Championship leaders Leicester at the King Power Stadium tomorrow. Ayala has made 12 starts and one substitute ....


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Boro's In And Out Friday

It has been a busy couple of days for the transfer window revolving door at the Riverside. Full back Frazer Richardson and winger Andy Halliday are the latest poised to join the loan exodus. Meanwhile there is a collective in take of breath and finger crossing on Teesside as we wait to hear whether Daniel Ayala’s loan move has been officially rubber stamped into a permanent move. Boro boss Aitor Karanka underlined yesterday that he ideally likes only a small 23 or 24 man squad to work ....


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The Juke Looking To Put The Foxes In A Spin

I met Boro forward Lukas Jutkiewicz at Outwood Academy, Acklam. Along with Muzzy Carayol he took part in a high tempo wheelchair basketball game, really throwing himself into the match. Afterwards he pause to talk about wheelchair basketball, Boro’s great run of results and looking forward to the clash of the form teams at Leicester. There is an interesting insight into the mind of a player often asked to make an impact from the bench and also what happens when you are surrounded by ....


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Carayol Shooting For Success

Boro in form winger, Mustapha Carayol, would settle for 1-0s for the rest of the season if it meant promotion. A 1-0 win at Leicester would be a good way to start at the weekend. Muzzy looks forward to shooting at Foxes and then the Latics. But first he had to recover from a wheelchair basketball match. Middlesbrough FC stars Lukas Jutkiewicz and Mustapha Carayol helped a wheelchair sports club celebrate receiving £2,500 from a pioneering charity.  Tees Valley Wheelchair ....


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Boro Visit For Wheelchair Wonders

Middlesbrough FC stars Lukas Jutkiewicz and Mustapha Carayol helped a wheelchair sports club celebrate receiving £2,500 from a pioneering charity. But they didn’t wait around on the sidelines the duo got stuck into a training match. Tees Valley Wheelchair Sports Club will receive £2,500 from Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation after topping a public poll on Boro’s website. The charity’s £10,000 Goalden Giveaway saw nine other community ....


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Boro Have Wind In January Sales

Boro are powering into January and a home game tomorrow v Charlton is the perfect opportunity to finally and completely dispel any notions of January slumps. Clearly the manager, Aitor Karanka knows nothing about Boro tradition at this time of the year, let’s keep it that way by keeping this run going. There is a new issue of Fly Me To The Moon this weekend. The first of 2014. We have an interview with Jacob Butterfield who was taking PE at Breckon Hill Primary School, Middlesbrough to ....


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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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