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Can Boro Blast On V Blackburn?

  Am looking forward to a big, big Saturday as Boro go head to head with Blackburn Rovers at the Riverside. In sixth place and with hotshot Jordan Rhodes on scoring form the team from the north west will be formidable opponents this weekend. Then throw in the X Factor of Juninho returning and going pitch-side and you have all the ingredients for a special afternoon down by the River Tees. Middlesbrough FC revealed there will a minute\'s respect for former manager John Neal before the ....


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Boro Can Reach For The Stars V Canaries

Hands up who isn’t looking forward to this evening’s big top six head to head at the Riverside? What a game in prospect and for winger Adam Reach the chance to celebrate his new four and a half year contract by helping deliver a big, big win for the Boro. Kick off 7.45pm at the Riverside. Third plays sixth tonight but just one single point separates the teams. Norwich were fair storming along until they hit a wobble, something that was bound to happen really for the team relegated ....


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Boro Look To Entertain The Travelling Army At Rotherham

Boro will be playing in front of a massive travelling army of fans hoping to excite and not disappoint on a very big Saturday awayday in South Yorkshire. Away tickets for the game at Rotherham were snapped up immediately by Boro fans eager to watch their team on the road. And down a relatively short road from Teesside. Kick off 3pm at Rotherham’s New York Stadium. Everyone will be a hoping for a repeat of the same winning result witnessed by the last big exodus through Yorkshire to ....


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Can Boro Tame Wolves?

Boro fans go back on the road again today hoping for a tailwind to blow us all the way down to the West Midlands and victory v Wolves. Can we defeat Kenny Jacket’s Wolverhampton Wanderers and march on up the league table? Kick off at 7.45pm. Molineux is one of the iconic football stadia but the gold stands have not always glittered with success for Boro fans. Two seasons ago we went down to a damaging 3-2 before Wolves went down to the division below. For fans with a slightly longer ....


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Can Boro Bring Back The Spoils From Brighton?

Boro fans face one of the longest hauls of the season this weekend as travel down to the south coast for a head to head with the Seagulls of Brighton. Can we relive the memories of that 2-0 away win last season? Let’s hope so. Kick off at the Amex Stadium 3pm. Boro aim to pick up from where we left off before the international break and build on that unbeaten run, our only “defeat” in recent weeks the penalty marathon at Anfield. As for Brighton although they have been ....


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Can Boro Take Full Points V Fulham?

Middlesbrough aim to take full points against a Fulham team that has suddenly hit form. Support your local team in red at the Riverside on Saturday. Kick off 3pm. After dropping 2 points in the draw with Blackpool Boro will not want to slip up again playing another Championship basement side in Fulham. Yet on the face of it Fulham might not be quite the push overs they were under Felix Magath. Since the spectacularly spectacled German left Fulham have restored experienced players to the side ....


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Boro Can Switch The Lights Out For Blackpool

Boro can keep the unbeaten run rolling forward and deepen the depression at bottom of the table Blackpool, this evening. Kick off 7.45pm at The Riverside. Let’s greet the extra time, extra penalty heroes of Anfield with a big, noisy crowd tonight. Aitor Karanka is likely to shuffle that team around again as he aims to extend the unbeaten league run to five in a row and hopefully come somewhere close to the power play displayed in the 4-0 destruction of Brentford in our last home ....


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Into The Valley

Boro went into The Valley on Saturday and returned with the unbeaten run in tact and another point from the travels away from the Riverside. While at half time we would have been disappointed at the 0-0 result, the final 45 minutes saw the home team get on top. Adomah’s dismissal then meant we were under even more pressure. After last week’s cup exertions we can be happy to have taken a point from The Valley. Boro fans were still buzzing from the incredible night at Anfield when ....


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Can Boro Make It A Happy Valley?

Bouyed up by that incredible penalty shoot out cup night at Anfield Boro will be hoping to take full points and prizes v Charlton at The Valley. So often in the past it has been a happy Valley for Boro teams can we create some new good memories in south east London, kick off 3pm, Saturday. This will be the first time Aitor Karanka has taken a Boro side to The Valley. Tony Mowbray presided over a rare away success at the start of last season when the now departed Varga absolute bossed the ....


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Looking Forward To Anfield

  Tonight is the night when Boro red bleeds into Anfield red as Boro go head to head with top Premier League opposition. How many of us allowed ourselves a little smile over breakfast this morning looking forward to a trip over The Pennines to play Liverpool in the Capital One Cup tonight? And for the rest of Boro-dom there is tv waiting somewhere to watch the drama played out live. Excitement for one and all. Capital One Cup 3rd Round Liverpool v Middlesbrough – kick off ....


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Can Boro Take The Sting Out Of The Bees?

Can Boro bring their home form back to the Riverside and take the sting out of The Bees of Brentford a they buzz around the higher reaches of the Championship? Talking about buzzing, how excited is everyone getting at the prospect of the home debut of Jelle Vossen? Bring it on. Buoyant Boro will be looking to bring the points and prizes back home after two superb victories on the road. The wins at Huddersfield and Cardiff have put us right back on track but the next step now is to get the ....


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Cardiff Will Be A Tough Challenge Says Boro Boss

    Boro boss Aitor Karanka will not underestimate our opposition tonight. The team relegated from the Premier League still contain many top class players. Having been defeated at home from a winning position on Saturday, makes them more dangerous still. They will be like a wounded animal tonight but lets hope we can get into them from the start and make it a very big week on the road for The Boro. It will certainly be a long week on the road for Boro fans. But another good ....


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Can Boro Tame The Terriers?

Excitement is building as the new signings will surely get their chance to shine against The Terriers as Boro return to Championship action at Huddersfield tomorrow but with a very different line up. Let’s hope the additions of Jelle Vossen and Yanic Wildschut can inspire the team to end a losing sequence and return to winning ways. Kick off 3pm John Smith’s Stadium. There will be over 3000 Boro fans heading for Huddersfield Town tomorrow. It will make for a cracking atmosphere ....


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Make Home Advantage Count V Reading

  Boro play their third home game in eight days at the Riverside on Saturday and will be looking to make home advantage count when going head to head with Reading. Kick off 3pm. This will certainly be no easy match as Aitor Karanka fully expects Reading to be pushing for promotion as the season progresses. It is only a couple of seasons since the Royals graced the top flight and they have ambitions and parachute budget to quickly return to that top level. Boro must aim to stunt their ....


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Can Boro Get Up For The Cup?

Boro hope to start the bounce back from Saturday’s shock defeat by putting Preston out of the cup this evening at the Riverside. Kick off 7.45pm. If you haven’t got your ticket sorted get down early to avoid the last minute queues. Boro will look to shake some of those Sheffield Wednesday blues out of the system this evening and progress in the Capital One Cup. What a difference a couple of weeks make, we followed up the comfortable home win over Birmingham City with a clinical ....


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Can Boro Shoot Down The Owls?

  Boro take on Sheffield Wednesday in the second home league game of the season with hopes high of building on the midweek win at Bolton. Kick off Saturday at 3pm. See you at the Riverside. Boro came back strongly on Tuesday both from defeat at Leeds and going a goal down to Wanderers. That showed bag loads of character, especially as it was a much changed side from the first two league games. It was a great move to open up Bolton for the winning goal, Tomlin weaving through on the edge ....


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Can Boro Bounce Back At Bolton?

  Boro travel across the Pennines to Bolton this evening aiming to put Saturday\'s defeat at Leeds firmly behind them and get back on track again. It won\'t be an easy task looking for points at a stadium where Boro have never previously won but perhaps the ground name change can be a good omen. Kick off is a late 8pm at the newly named Macron Stadium. Boro go from early kick off to late kick off and once again we face a team linked with sponsors Macron but this time it is the side from ....


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Can Boro Make Elland Hell For Leeds?

Boro go head to head with Leeds United tomorrow at Elland Road. The ridiculously early 12.15pm kick off might well come too early in the season for a Leeds side still trying to come to terms with life after McCormack and under the new owner Cellino and a new head coach. It would be a brilliant boost for Boro to win away at Leeds. Boro have raced out of the traps this season with two impressive wins. Oldham boss Lee Johnson admitted it was boys v men at Boundary Park on Tuesday and just as ....


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Surfing Into The New Season On A Wave Of Aitor Optimism

The first tendril’s of dawn brush the top of the transporter bridge, a new day awakens. Not just any day but the start of the season. Teesside awakes and there is the faint aroma of that foreigner to us, raw optimism. In FMTTM land the optimists hold sway, the naysayers, doom-mongerers, mackem spies and professional pessimists temporarily subdued by a wave of scary optimism. We live in Aitor’s time, in Karanka land and once more we prepare to sally forth into the bright new ....


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Wear Red At Yeovil

Boro fans will paint Yeovil red on Saturday as we bow out for the summer in a blaze of Boro red. Fans are being urged to sport some Boro red to watch our team play one final game at Huish Park. There may be nothing at stake but pride for both teams but after making the long haul to Somerset we can celebrate in Boro colours and hopefully sign off with an away victory. 12:15 kick off at Huish Park, Yeovil. They have saved the longest away trip of the season until last and just to rub salt in ....


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Can Boro Finish With A Flourish?

  After the almighty Easter let down Boro owe it to the fans to finish with a flourish. That means a god performance and 3 points against relegation haunted Barnsley at the Riverside. Be there today and see the final home game 3pm kick off. The Easter collapse ended all hopes of promotion for this season but now the team and manager can show a real intent for next season by bouncing Barnsley back into south Yorkshire and into League One. I would argue that the Easter woes were largely ....


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Can Boro Bury Burnley In Promotion Clincher?

Boro go to Burnley tomorrow hoping to spoil their big promotion party. The Championship’s surprise package, Burnley can gain promotion if they defeat Boro and Derby don’t beat Huddersfield. Boro can delay the inevitable for Sean Dyche’s side by getting a big result at Turf Moor, Saturday. Kick off 3.07pm. The Boro team is on a real roll at present having won three games in a row. But as if tomorrow’s task against second place Burnley wasn’t difficult enough we ....


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Boro Aim To Make It Three In A Row V Brum

Boro could get right back into the groove if they can build on victories at Brighton and at home over Derby by beating Birmingham City at the Riverside, kick off 7.45pm this evening. Lee Clark’s Blues will be no push overs having just thumped Doncaster 3-1 and in fact won two of their last there to pull them clear of the relegation zone. But Birmingham would desperately like to add to their super-impressive nine away victories tonight to build up a buffer of points before having to face ....


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Can Boro Make It Unhappy Returns For Mcclaren?

Steve McClaren returns to the ground here he made his name as a manager and took Boro to trophy winning and heights and beyond. Boro can put a spanner in the works of Schteve’s Derby County side’s promotion hopes tomorrow at the Riverside kick off 3pm. Be there and support your local club. It is fourth place versus 13th and 20 points is the difference between automatic promotion hunting and play off bagged Derby and ourselves. Boro will be aiming to shorten that points gaps and ....


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Can Boro Rock Brighton?

Boro’s hardy away travellers will get in their cars, trains and buses to make the second 5 hour plus trek to the south coast this month when we take on Brighton at the Amex Saturday 3pm kick off. Boro have not won away from the Riverside since that splendid victory at another famous seaside resort, Blackpool in mid January. In fact we haven’t won at home too many times since and until very recent times struggled to get any goals at all in games. It is a chance to build on a 2-2 ....


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