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Boro\'s Long Weekend

  What a big weekend this will be for Boro\'s promotion race. Can we defeat Ipswich and stay on top of the pack? Do we dare hope for a Brucey bonus and a dropped point or three elsewhere? One thing is for certain it is going to be a very long weekend indeed for all Boro fans. The tension is ramping up this evening as Boro fans hope and pray that our team succeed and the others trip up. Can anyone bear to watch tonight as Burnley play out their local derby at Preston? That is of ....


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Can Boro Break Burnley Hearts?

  The big one. Can Boro blast Burnley and push on towards promotion? Three into two doesn\'t go and with four matches left and everyone winning everything in sight surely something has to give tonight? Or does it? Promotion is on a knife edge for the three B\'s; Boro, Burnley and Brighton. But Boro can fight to hold on to top spot at Turf Moor and keep ahead of the chasers and shoot down Dyche, Joey Barton. What a night we have in prospect. Come On Boro. Burnley v Boro at Turf Moor 7.45pm ....


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Can Boro Revel In Six Appeal At Bolton?

Boro can really push on towards promotion by winning a straight sixth game in a row at already relegated Bolton tomorrow in the mid day kick off on Saturday. Bolton’s fall has been drastic but how will they react to relegation. That is the unknown quantity about the head to head at the Macron. Brighton have the opportunity to close some of the four point gap when they welcome Fulham to the Amex this evening. Hull surely have to win to keep alive their slim outside chance of catching us. ....


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This Can Be A Top Night For Boro

  The prize for beating Reading tonight is the ultimate, we will leave our seats at the Riverside at the end of the night as top team in the Championship. What an incentive. Let\'s make it five straight wins and drive on above Burnley and Brighton and take back that top of the table position. What a famous night this can be. Come On Boro. A win tonight would be a complete reverse of the early season defeat at the Madejski that put The Royals on top of the shop. That lead barely lasted ....


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Boro Can Hit Lift Off Tonight V Hull

Boro take on Hull City tonight in a game that is screaming out, game of the season. In reality with eight games in the month of April, nothing will be settled tonight. Yet for two teams presently stumbling in the pursuit of promotion points this game has all the hallmarks of a crucial head to head. Boro need to restore confidence, especially after last weekend’s incredible events and perhaps just as importantly the appalling performance and result at Charlton. But then Hull completely ....


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Boro Going For Gold

Wrap up warm and pull on the water proofs as it will soon be time to gather at the Riverside to roar on your Boro to the top of the table. If you don’t succeed the first time, then try and try again. Hull slipping up last night means a door is swinging open once again for Boro to slide on through and back to the top of the crop. Live and at the Riverside is where it is at. Your voices are needed down by the Tees. Kick off is 7.45pm tonight. Boro fell down one of those four thousand holes ....


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Can Boro Sink Rovers And Go Top?

  Finally, finally we are set to play Blackburn away and victory tonight at Ewood would take us back to top of the shop. This is the match we have had in hand ever since that almighty deluge forced postponement on Boxing Day and Christmas was cancelled for Boro fans forced to turn back from Lancashire and head instead for shelter and sustenance down the pub. Now with former Rovers super striker Jordan Rhodes in our ranks could this be a case of right place, right time to take full points ....


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Can Boro Kick On V Fulham?

    After finally breaking the win-less habit can Boro now kick on and put a winning run together? Fulham and Ross McCormack our end of last season nemesis stand in our way in the big game at Craven Cottage. Let\'s avenge that so costly defeat and McCormick\'s snubs and record back to back victories and go onwards and upwards with Boro. This is the one trip to London not ruined by far too late changes to plans courtesy of Sky. Although there is still a day to go before kick off ....


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Win For Promotion And For Ali

Boro take on Cardiff City this evening and aim to finally get back to winning ways by defeating the Bluebirds. It will be an emotional night as fans pay their respects to “Voice of the Boro” Alastair Brownlee. Kick off 7.45pm. Inside the stadium there will be big screen pictures and words from our champion before the teams run out. Get down early and pay your respects, for Ali. Win for Ali. Boro have slipped down to third in the table after looking in such a strong position only a ....


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Massive Night For Boro

Boro can bounce back to the top of the league and return to form with an away win at MK Dons. The rearranged game clashes with Boro Under 19s play Dynamo Kiev in the UEFA Youth League knock out round at the Riverside Stadium. Let\'s hope there is a double bubble Boro celebration tonight. It is a first ever visit to Milton Keynes, the team controversially moved from south London Wimbledon to the new town north of London. The USA franchise style move split football at the time, as owner Peter ....


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Can Boro Pull Up Those Tricky Trees?

Put all the transfer ins and outs to one side there is a game of football to play and Boro need to bury that Bristol City defeat by powering back with a victory against Nottingham Forest. Get down to the Riverside on Saturday and support your local team to help Boro stay Top of the League. Kick off 3pm. Boro can turn the shock defeat at Ashton Gate into a blip by uprooting Nottingham Forest tomorrow. It won’t be an easy game against Dougie Freedman’s much revived Midlanders. But ....


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Can Boro Add To Bristolís Woes?

Boro bid to make it a second away win inside a week as we aim to add to Bristol City’s week of woes. It is top versus 22nd as Boro play the managerless side. Can we make it ten clean sheets on the trot? We will take another sell out away following to Ashton Gate for the Saturday 3pm kick off. Boro will look to keep the long unbeaten run going and extend the number of games without conceding to ten as we make the long trip to Bristol City this weekend. Fans will be preparing for a very ....


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Besotted Away Fan Guide

  Here is a very handy review of pubs, travel, transport and parking for all Boro fans making their way to Brentford\'s Griffin Park tonight. It was kindly provided by our chums from Besotted, the long running and ever excellent Brentford fan site. For Boro fans coming down, you are probably aware there are plenty of pub options pre-match and all are most welcoming. Colours are fine and there is no ‘bouncer culture’ on the doors of our boozers – not yet ....


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Boro Getting Up For The Cup V Burnley

It might be a cliché but it remains true all the same the 3rd round of the FA Cup is one of the most eagerly awaited dates in the football calendar. No matter what people say about the perceived decline of the cup and that Boro’s priority has to be the league there is still something special about football’s oldest trophy. Call it heritage and tradition, the dream of every school kid still is of an FA Cup Final victory. The journey towards that dream starts at the Riverside ....


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Boro All Set For New Year Sizzler

    Boro can start the year in with a major statement of intent by defeating second place Derby before a sell out crowd at the Riverside today. 3pm kick off. It is another first versus second head to head and a victory today would see Boro storming away at the top of the league. What a Happy New Year that would be for Boro fans. The excitement is growing. The game that has been on everyone\'s lips since Christmas is just a few hours away. This morning all the talk at parkrun was ....


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Boro Look For Festive Cheer V Owls

After the cancellation of the Boxing Day fixture at flood-hit Blackburn, Boro look to make a festive hit at home to Sheff Wed at the Riverside on Christmas Bank Holiday Monday. There will be a massive crowd backing the team. It should be a superb atmosphere. Be part of it. Tea time kick off 5.15pm. Through no fault of our own but instead blame the elements and climate change Boro slipped back to second place in the table, one point behind Derby County. We could possibly fall back a further ....


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Can Boro Floor The Seagulls?

In many ways it is the biggest game of the season so far, 1st plays 2nd and every Boro fan is proud as punch that it is our team now occupying that top spot. The mission this weekend and yes we do accept it, is to stay there. Could that mean finally ending Brighton’s amazing unbeaten record? Well, what an achievement that would be. See you at the Amex or we will wave to you on tv. Kick off 12.30. Yes, the madness and the disgrace of SKY programming one of the longest trips in the ....


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Boro Can Bounce Back Against Burnley

Boro can bounce back at the first attempt after the frustrating draw at home to Birmingham by beating Burnley tonight at the Riverside. Kick off 7.45pm. A win tonight will not only propel us forward, possibly even to top spot but will also be a major set back to our faltering fellow promotion contenders. But we will have to do it the hard way without David Nugent. Get behind the Boro tonight as we try and push onwards and upwards. Yes, there will be no David Nugent this evening, serving the ....


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Victory Is The Goal For Boro For Brum

Boro can build on last weekend’s fantastic Friday victory with a victory over goal shy Birmingham. A win against the Brummies would cement our promotion credentials and be the ideal spring board for a busy festive period ahead. Get on down to the Riverside as Boro aim for the top again kick off 3pm. It is a tale of all the “B”s at the moment for Boro. If we could possibly defeat Birmingham and then Burnley in the back to back home games coming up then Brighton and Blackburn ....


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Can Boro End The Portman Road Blues?

  Can Boro keep on track with a Friday points feast at Ipswich? In this season of bogey ground busting we will need to do it all over again this evening in East Anglia. But could Boro\'s trump card Dave Nugent put our own hex on Mick McCarthy\'s crew. He never misses the goal against The Tractor Boys. All eyes on Boro then tonight, as we try to shoot to the top of the tree at Portman Road. Kick off 7.45pm. It is a long way to Ipswich, especially on a Friday and when there is a storm ....


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Downing Confident We Can Beat Everton

Stewy Downing is really up for the cup and relishing the opportunity of knocking out Everton tonight to put Boro into the League Cup semi finals. The England international will have a key role to play tonight. His experience will be vital if we are to overcome Premier opponents stuffed to the gills with big name operators. Like Stewy I can hardly wait. Kick off 7.45pm. Beating Man U at Old Trafford was an achievement but tonight’s game with Everton could be way harder still. That is the ....


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Sticking It To The Toffees

  Boro go head to head with Everton this evening and the prize is a semi final in the League Cup. What an early Christmas present that would be for all Boro fans. There is certain to be a near full house at the Riverside and a fantastic atmosphere as we all roar on the team to try and emulate the victory over Man United in the last round. Hopefully for the sake of our health we won\'t need to go down to penalties to settle this tie in our favour. Kick off 7.45pm. I deliberately ignored ....


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Can Boro Tear Up The Terriers

Can Boro push on with a big victory at Huddersfield this weekend? It was the scene of one of the outstanding victories last season lit up by a glorious 30 yard (at least) free kick strike from Grant Leadbitter. This season we will have to tear apart the Terriers without the suspended skipper. So, get out of jail penalty prizes either from cool hand Grant. But we should have enough firepower and midfield mastery to see the job through. Huddersfield have slipped badly this season, currently ....


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Can Boro Bounce Back And Add To Qpr Misery?

Boro can make it five successive away defeats for QPR tonight if we can make it a Friday night festival at the Riverside. So, don’t be worrying about all those weather reports indicating winter coming down from the north, stick on an extra pair of socks and support your Boro kicking Queens Park up the Rs. Kick off Riverside 7.45pm. Boro can start to bounce back and recover from the 3-0 defeat at Hull City by beating their fellow relegated team, Queens Park Rangers. Unlike Hull, QPR look ....


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Can Boro Keep Being Winners Versus The Millers?

It will be a chilly night by the Riverside but no one will feel the cold if Boro can ignite the fires by winning a third successive league match. With Brighton playing away at our fellow cup giant killers, Sheff Wed and Hull City at form team Brentford, victory over bottom club, Rotherham, could bounce Boro all the way to the top tonight. Support your local team and help us rise up the table. Kick off 7.45pm at the Riverside. Yes, you can be part of another big night for Boro under the ....


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