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Fly Me To The Moon - Boro Fanzine

Fly Me To The Moon Issue 597 v Brentford on sale now around the Riverside. Only £1.50 - a steal! Or a Steel!! Features interview with the great LEO. Boro PRIDE - one of our most important articles - a personal view from the writer on why it is important for players to feel they can come out as Gay. Unpleasant Feelings get hot and bothered about new rule changes. Donkeywatch lays into the Bees. European Super League.. and loads of stuff about Woodgate\'s Boro - a new era and ROOFUS is ....


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Bees Fan Billy Waxes Lyrical About Boro V Brentford

Brentford will be Jonathan Woodgate\'s first home opponents at the Riverside on Saturday. The Bees have been plucky but ultimately BEEten opponents for Boro so many times in recent campaigns that was until it all came crashing down last season when the side from west London turned the tables on us here coming back from a goal down to win. I asked Billy the Bee Grant (@BillyTheBee99) for his thoughts leading into the big opening fixture at the Riverside. This was also a case of turning tables ....


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Luton Vs Middlesbrough – Ups And Downs

  It was an incredible start to the new season with that 3-3 draw away at Luton. But with so many goals, and thrills and spills at both ends there were a lot of mixed messages. Should we take more positives from the game or be down about the goals shipped and that penalty miss. Mathew Fish delves into his match notes as he weighs up the pluses and minuses to see which side the scales are tipping for him. Do you agree with his assessment? UPS: Backing of Woodgate The sheer ....


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Knockouts Guide To Boro V Luton

It has been a long, long time since Boro played Luton. A whole new century and millennium since we last darkened the doors of Kenilworth Road. They smashed FIVE past us that day. Manager Bryan Robson felt embarrassed and humiliated. A bit like the guy stood in his vest at his bathroom window in clear view of all the Boro fans filing out of the away end. Anyway, it has been so long that I thought I would ask two Lutonians, Andy (EPS) and Tim (TPK) to fill us in on what has been happening, what ....


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Boro Sign Browne

  Boro have made a first outfield signing of the summer and fans are sure to approve of it being young, promising up and coming player in Marcus Browne from West Ham. Only 21 years of age Browne can play on the wing of central in midfield. Areas where we certainly need more options. He was really successful on a season loan spell at League One Oxford logging up five assists in 44 appearances. Strange that Browne should make his name at the club where our other winger Marvin ....


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Woody’s Tactical Woes

    Upon taking charge at Middlesbrough Jonathan Woodgate has been keen to emphasise a desired change in Boro\'s tactical setup. In his first interview as head coach, the former defender stated that he wanted the men in red and white to ‘press in different areas’, and ‘know when to press and how to press’. All this comes as part of a new brand of ‘attacking, exciting football’ that the new manager hopes to implement. However, do circumstances at ....


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Fan Appeal For Away Price Cap

  Last week Middlesbrough Supporters Forum emailed MFC the following letter - an appeal for Boro to talk to other clubs to provide reciprocal pricing for travelling fans. The letter was a result of a working party of Championship fans forged by Football Supporters Association members. The idea was for fans to write to their individual clubs appealing for them to cap prices and talk to other clubs before setting those match fees. Boro fans were reeling last season at having to pay over ....


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Looking Forward

    Last week\'s fixtures announcements brought the realities of Jonathan Woodgate\'s bright new Boro era closer to home. An away fixture at newly promoted Luton Town at the start of August will herald in our hopes of a re set Boro playing pressing, pleasing football with Woodgate and his football brains trust of Robbie Keane, Leo Percovich and Danny Coyne galvanising the troops to ignite the fires of Boro passions once more. That televised Friday night kick off brings us ....


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Mystery Of The Middlesbrough Mermaids

The first time I saw somebody larking around in water was at Berwick Hills baths. A group of young lads were bearing their lily white arses to a posse of parents who had lined up to watch their own children during a swimming gala. Unfortunately, said Mams and dads were facing the portholes, fastened tight in the opposite wall and had to endure the full mooning session for nearly an hour. That seemed ok to me though, because the location was a swimming pool and the young delinquents were wearing ....


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Woodgate Arrives

  Jonathan Woodgate is new Head Coach at the Boro. That news became official today as he was formerly introduced to the press at Hurworth this lunch time. But today was not just about a new Boro boss but also about unveiling a new direction, ideology or philosophy for the club. And also heralding in an era of shared responsibilities. As beginnings go it was impressive. Obviously we have all been here before but this feels right. Steve Gibson said as much. It could be something to believe ....


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Woodgate To Be Announced?

  Everyone is waiting with bated breath on an announcement from the club, confirmation of Jonathan Woodgate\'s appointment as boss. Be that head coach or manager, it looks like the former England centre back will slot into a new structure at the club. A structure that will hopefully hold the keys to promotion to the Premier promised land. That is the aim. Speculation has whirled around the Boro all this month since Tony Pulis got the hand shake and thanks but no thanks for his 18 ....


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Why Are We Always On Last?

  Boro fan and former Match of the Day editor Paul Armstrong has written a superb book about his years at the BBC. The voice in the ear of MoTD presenters Des Lynam and Gary Lineker, Paul spans the years from when the Beeb was the national tv window on all sport through Grandstand, Sportsnight, Match of the Day and so, so much more. He reveals how before the advent of multi channels and red buttons, someone would have to make the decision to switch between the Test Match and the ....


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Black Boots And Football Pinks

  What a gem of a book this is. Daniel Gray delves back into a lost or disappearing world of football as we once knew it. From goalkeepers in trousers, to all night queues down Warwick Street for cup tickets, to hot off the press football pink uns, Sports Geeeezzzette, anyone? Black Boots and Football Pinks - 50 Lost Wonders of the Beautiful Game - By Daniel Gray - Reviewed The author reminds us of when cup ties could go to replay after replay after replay. Remember Everton ....


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Stewart Downing Boro Marmite Man

  Last week Middlesbrough confirmed that Stewart Downing, Dimi Konstantopoulos, Andy Lonergan and John Obi Mikel are almost certain to leave before next season. That would mean that we have enjoyed the final appearance of Academy star graduate, Stewart Downing in a red Boro shirt. In his long career he has often polarised opinion at Boro, especially so in his second spell. It is these differing opinions that have inspired Boro poet Jimmy Flynn to write a tribute to the winger. Stewy ....


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Boro Interview Week

  Following the dismissal of Boro\'s coaching staff (great sympathy for Curtis Fleming) the grand interrogation has begun. Will it be Jonathan Woodgate, the local lad who went to Madrid and back. Will it be Slaviša Jokanović, twice promoted only to once be sacked then second time around to have his side replaced wholesale from the European wholesale mart. Or will it be John Terry, a Bryan Robson type outside bet but without the north eastern sense or indeed sensibility. ....


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Pulis Departs

The expected happened today as it was announced that Tony Pulis had left the building. The manager has gone and the hunt is now on for a successor. But before that hunt hots up chairman, Steve Gibson, paused to offer his thanks for the work completed by the man in the cap. Also underlining that thanks to the former Stoke and West Brom the new manager will have firm foundations to work from. The club issued the following statement today. Chairman Steve Gibson said: “I’d like to ....


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Steel And Iron

  I recently read about a preview for a musical project at Arc called Iron and Steel. Produced by Steve Gibson\'s daughter, Victoria, those involved included Cattle and Cane, Alistair Griffin and playwright, Ishy Din. I had to find out more, so I sent a tweet to Victoria and here is the reply. A few constant things have always inspired me when I look at my home town, both positive and negative – but that’s healthy, I think. The water, the heritage, and the possibilities. ....


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The Making Of Don Revie

Ever since I was a boy I have been fascinated by Don Revie – a product of the North East, he would become a celebrated Footballer of Year, master tactician and legendary league-winning manager. Undoubtedly one of the greats of the game, I am in the process of researching a new book exploring his life. Every football fan knows about Revie’s great Leeds United side and of his trials and tribulations as England manager, what’s often overlooked is how he got there and where he ....


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Boro V Everton 1988 - Remembered

Boro\'s distressing and divisive defeat at Forest yesterday re-opened wounds again in another dark chapter in a season studded by damaging defeats. It was hard to take, embarrassing said one longtime fan, as we passed in the street. I thought you might like to read an article written of better times or more heroic times. Bruce Rioch\'s battling Boro taking on the cream of the top flight in Champions, Everton. Mick Richardson shares with us what it was like for a young boy taking in his first ....


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Boro V Hull City Fanzine

  We are back but what on earth has happened since the last Fly Me To The Moon, Boro v Brentford? No wonder the Boro hierarchy are studying the table with alarm on the cover. We were all but coasting to the play offs when we last published, we have fallen off a cliff and all but submerged. Be thankful for small mercies and Bolton Wanderers. Inside this month\'s issue, you can guess the temperature emanating from these Boro fans. It isn\'t all varying shades of heat because within ....


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Red Faction Social For Hospice

  Red Faction are inviting everyone down to their annual charity at the Nops after the Hull City game on Saturday evening. It is all in aid of Teesside Hospice Patient Comfort Appeal. Tickets are £7. All details below. Teesside Hospice is aiming to raise £49000 to buy 10 new beds for their inpatient unit where they care for their most seriously ill patients who are too poorly to be at home. The new beds will provide the best comfort possible for patients who are often ....


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Twelfth Man Tonight At Arc

  No, not that Twelfth Man but this... a show starting at 7pm tonight at ARC, Stockton and it is Pay What You Decide. According to statistics, 25% of all fans who attend men’s football matches are women. Andrea Scrimshaw goes to see Newcastle play nearly every week. There are 52,000 fans that go with her. This should mean a quarter of them are women. As far as Andrea can see, this is definitely not the case. Part sketch comedy, part Andrea sharing her personal matchday ....


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Top 5 Academy Grads

  Who would be your top 5 graduates from the Boro Academy? As we are presently in an international break we thought we would pause and reflect on a youth system that has unearthed and nurtured so much young talent over the years. So many that have gone on to wear international colours at all levels. Boro fan and Staffordshire University student Jack Cochrane has made his top 5 Boro Academy selections do you agree with his picks? 5. Dael Fry- Making his debut at 17 years old against ....


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Avalanche Party And The Boro

N Yorks band Avalanche Party are the most intense thing ever to come roaring out of the moors? Rated in the NME Top 100 picks for 2019 they are flying off to Texas at this moment for the incredible SXSW Festival, wher we have not one but two acts performing. But what are the Boro links and credentials for this hotter than a Texan ranch act? What position did one of them once aspire to filling at Boro? They were crowned in the the NME’s Top 100 picks for 2019. After a year that saw ....


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Fly Me To The Moon February Fanzine Out V Qpr

Just finished off a new fanzine – on sale on Saturday for Boro v QPR – Issue 593. Waiting to pick it up from the printers and then will be posting out to all subscribers. This issue features an interview with Paul Smith of Maximo Park, telling is about how proud he felt to the be the main attraction at Middlesbrough Town Hall 130 year birthday party. He also gives us a run down of his favourite Boro moments. Former Match of the Day editor, Paul Armstrong writes for us in the month ....


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