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Mini Mela Fanzone At Riverside On Saturday

Boro’s important play off clash with Nottingham Forest will also herald the first ever Min Mela FanZone at the Riverside. Organised in conjunction with Boro Fusion, our BAME Supporters Group, along with students from Freebrough Academy - who are through to the final of the Premier League Enterprise Challenge – the FanZone Mini Mela opens from 12.30pm through to 15 minutes before kick-off, and will re-open after the final whistle until 6.30pm. Pre-match entertainment will be ....


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Travel Guidance For Boro Fans Going To Sunderland

Northumbria Police is issuing traffic advice to supporters travelling to the Stadium of Light this weekend. On Saturday (February 24) Sunderland will play Middlesbrough at the Stadium of Light in a 3pm kick-off. The force has been working closely with colleagues at British Transport Police, Cleveland Police, both football clubs and Sunderland City Council to ensure an enjoyable match for all. Due to the short distance between the two clubs a dedicated additional train has been put in place ....


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Boro Food Bank Appeal - Recipe For Success

Middlesbrough Supporters Forum is delighted to announce that 804 KG of food and more than £500 in cash was donated to Middlesbrough Food Bank by generous fans before the recent home game against Reading on Saturday February 10th. With the support of Middlesbrough Football Club, the Forum arranged a donation point outside the North Stand ticket office for dry and non-perishable foods, or cash donations, to support the invaluable work the Foodbank does in the town. Generous Boro fans ....


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Create A New Mfc Digital Account Asap

All supporters, regardless of if they have existing old accounts in place, will now need to create a new MFC Digital Account to login to the club’s Ticketing, Retail and official websites, or to listen to live audio commentary via subscription on the Middlesbrough FC Official App or at mfc.co.uk. This is a one-off, free process that will ensure supporters enjoy an enhanced user experience across our digital properties. A single MFC Digital Account will allow users to access all of ....


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Boro Fans - Love Your Community And Support Food Bank

Middlesbrough Supporters Forum is asking generous Boro fans to share a little love with their local community ahead of Valentine’s Day and take a donation for the Middlesbrough Foodbank to the home game against Reading on Saturday February 10th. ‘Fans Supporting Foodbanks’ is an initiative that has been embraced by a number of clubs, including Liverpool, Everton, Newcastle United and Celtic, and is being launched nationally over the next few months. With the support of ....


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Boro Fans Raise Enough To Fuel A Lifeboat

Representatives from RNLI Redcar have thanked Boro and our fans for fundraising efforts so far this season.  The Redcar branch of the charity organisation are Boro’s official charity partner for the 2017/18 campaign, and we’re working closely together to support a cause that is very important to coastal life in the region.  A bucket collection in November last year raised £2,100, with over £500 being raised at Christmas with an auction and raffle of ....


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Tony Pulis Official Release

Middlesbrough Football Club are delighted to confirm the appointment of Tony Pulis as manager. The 59-year-old watched the Boxing Day game against Bolton Wanderers from the Riverside stands. The Welshman brings a wealth of experience to the club, having managed in the Premier League for the last decade with Stoke City, Crystal Palace, and West Bromwich Albion. He has managed more than 1,000 games and has not only won promotion to the top flight, but has also reached an FA Cup final, and ....


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Condolences To Leo Percovich After Family Tragedy

I just wanted to join the outpouring of sadness and condolences for the tragedy that has befallen the family of Leo Percovich after a serious car crash in Brazil. All the family were hurt in the accident, two children are in a critical condition and tragically one daughter has died. Leo has slight injuries, his wife suffered a broken pelvis in a crash that has taken one of the couple\'s daughters. Leo was a massively popular figure on Teesside during his stay as goalkeeping coach. He always ....


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Riverside Stadium Becomes Teesside\'s Latest \'safe Place\'.

Boro’s Riverside Stadium has become the latest ‘Safe Place’ on Teesside. A safe place helps vulnerable people if they feel scared or at risk while they are out and about in the community and need support right away. This help can range from a phone call to home, or help with directions. The idea is that more vulnerable people can use the venues if they are feeling unsafe, vulnerable, threatened or anxious. Many who benefit from the scheme never actually use them, but the ....


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Boro Stars Join Magical Middlesbrough Xmas Lights Switch-on

This year’s Magical Middlesbrough Christmas lights switch-on, sponsored by the Cleveland Centre, will see Santa joined by Boro stars. The big event in Middlesbrough’s Centre Square will begin from 5pm on Thursday, November 23 with the opening of the Christmas Markets and fairground. Entertainment on the stage will begin at 6pm with performances from MTH Community Choir and Serinette followed by the hugely popular and visually stunning Flame Oz. The event will be compered by Heart ....


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Boro Fans Call On Mps To Stand Up For Safe Standing

Middlesbrough Supporters called for our sitting MPs to Stand up for Safe Standing in football. On Monday night Middlesbrough Supporters Forum made a presentation to representatives of the local MPs and also Middlesbrough Mayor, Dave Budd on the subject of Safe Standing in football. The idea was to press our local politicians to take up the cause on our behalf and press for law change. Members of Middlesbrough Supporters Forum made a presentation to a group of Teesside MPs representative at ....


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Boro Fans Supporting Foodbanks

I recently joined other supporters, MPs and community leaders at St James’ Park to look at the growing relationship between football fans and foodbanks. I wondered specifically whether this is something that Middlesbrough fans could get behind on Teesside. Convened by the FSF, the Fans Supporting Foodbanks event looked at how fans can be a positive driver for change and provide support to their local foodbanks. A banner proclaimed that “Hunger doesn’t wear club ....


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One Of The Most Glorious.. Comments On The Boro

The inspirational, emotional words of the late, great Alastair Brownlee were today officially unveiled outside the Riverside Stadium. Fans arriving at the Sunderland match on Sunday will be the first to see the speech in all its glory written large across the wall of Shepherdson Way. What a wonderfully fitting tribute it is to the Voice of the Boro and Voice of Teesside, Alastair Brownlee. How inspirational it will be to arriving fans and players alike. Today the speech was unveiled by ....


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Boro Shirt Raffle For Bella

Boro fan birchy365 is raising funds for a little girl called Bella who has been diagnosed with Neuroblastoma. He is doing a raffle with various different prizes including a signed and framed Boro shirt. Bella’s Big Fight against Neuroblastoma Bella is a 4 year old little girl who lives locally and was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma in March 2017, the same illness as Bradley Lowery who touched all of our hearts recently. Bella’s family are not actively fundraising for ....


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Boro Stars Reunited 40 Years On

Boro supporters enjoyed a night of nostalgia when they joined a reunion of the Boro players who starred under former manager John Neal including Terry Cochrane, David Hodgson, John Craggs and Tony McAndrew. Middlesbrough Former Players Association organised the event to mark the 40th anniversary of Neal succeeding Jack Charlton in 1977. Under Neal, Boro enjoyed four seasons of top flight football and twice reached the quarter-final of the FA Cup, with the softly-spoken former Wrexham boss ....


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Work Well Underway On Ali Brownlee Tribute Mural

Works to turn one of ‘Voice of the Boro’ Ali Brownlee’s most famous commentaries into a piece of public poetry are now well underway. Fans heading to the Riverside Stadium for the clash between Middlesbrough and Cardiff City will be greeted by the sight of the outline of much of the mural on Shepherdson Way. Teesside-based signwriter Phil Anderson has been carrying out the painstaking work in all weathers. When complete, Ali’s commentary from the final whistle ....


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Words Of Ali Brownlee To Be Immortalised

The inspirational words of Voice of the Boro Ali Brownlee are to be immortalised on the approach to the Riverside Stadium. A lasting tribute to the much missed commentator will soon adorn the side of the Shepherdson Way underpass in a joint project between Middlesbrough Council and Middlesbrough Football Club. Ali’s memorable monologue following the final whistle of the 2006 UEFA Cup semi-final against Steaua Bucharest will become a special addition to the ongoing public poetry ....


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Fresh Appeal To Boro Fans Over Match Day Parking

Boro fans are being urged to park legally – or face a hefty extra bill for cheering on their team. The call follows a spate of parking infringements near the Riverside Stadium before Saturday’s home game against Brentford. Middlesbrough Council Enforcement Officers issued around 350 warning notices to vehicles parking on footpaths and verges around Middlesbrough College. The clampdown followed a complaint from a wheelchair user who found the dropped kerb used to get ....


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Fans Urged To Follow Safety Signs At Home Games

Boro fans are being urged to follow safety signs as they make their way to home games at the Riverside Stadium. Diversions are currently in place during the development of the £10 million Middlehaven Dock Bridge. The new road crossing is due to open next summer, paving the way for work to start on the proposed snow centre. Before the Queens Park Rangers match earlier this month thousands of supporters ignored the warning and diversion signs and chose to walk through two-way ....


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Roadworks Advice Ahead Of The Games With Norwich And Brentford

There are ongoing changes in place that will continue to affect foot and road traffic. Works to replace the footbridge across Middlesbrough Dock with a new road bridge are proceeding as scheduled, with regular changes taking place as part of the redevelopment of the junction and footpaths. The roundabout that was at the end of Shepherdson Way has now gone and a new temporary junction has been installed, which creates a right turn against oncoming traffic to access the stadium site. The road ....


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Boro V Qpr Fanzone

FanZone returns to the Riverside Stadium on Saturday September 16 for the visit of Queens Park Rangers. The second ever Boro Fanzone and the first of this season will be bigger and better than last year, extending after the match to 7pm as well as pre kick off. There will also be live music and lots of competitions and giveaways to keep everyone fully entertained. Let’s hope the weather plays ball. In association with Durham Tees Valley Airport, Fanzone opens ....


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Boro Fans For Diversity

This Saturday\'s Boro fixture against Preston (26th August) is a dedicated Kick It Out fixture, players will wear t-shirts and the club will promote the work of Kick It Out in the programme and on the big screen. George Starkey-Midha, Media and Communications Assistant for Kick It Out, has written us a short article to tell us a little more about Kick It Out. Kick It Out is English football’s equality and inclusion organisation, campaigning to kick discrimination out the game. Working ....


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Lewis Baker Signed

Another signing for Boro on the verge of our first home game tomorrow. It has been an open secret but midfielder Lewis Baker finally put pen to paper today and joined Boro on loan from Chelsea. Lewis will plug the gap in the squad left when Marten de Roon returned to Atalanta in Italy this week. He is only 22, but Liam has plenty of experience both at Championship level with Sheffield Wednesday and abroad. The midfielder played was out on loan last season with Vitesse in the Netherlands. A ....


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Boro Fans Urged To Allow Extra Time To Get To Matches

Boro fans are being reminded to plan for longer journeys to Boro home games as a new project gets under way. Work has started on the new £10 million Middlehaven Dock Bridge – and the existing footbridge near Temenos is no longer open to pedestrians. The 12-month project will see a new bridge and link road pave the way for work to start on the proposed £30 million snow centre next year. The existing footbridge is due to be removed on Friday, August 11. It is estimated ....


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Steve Gibson Pays Tribute To Hero Downing

Middlesbrough FC Chairman Steve Gibson has paid a heartfelt tribute to Stewart Downing amid speculation that the Boro winger could be set to leave the club. Downing has spent the Summer on the verge of leaving Boro for pastures new but his ongoing commitment to all things Teesside have been recognised with a Teesside Hero award. And Gibson believes the former England star fully deserves the recognition of his long-term commitment and dedication to an array of local charities, community groups ....


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