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Boro’s Quarter Final Date With Destiny

The big fixtures are coming thick and fast for Boro fans as the date and time for our home Quarter Final tie v Man City or Huddersfield has been revealed.   Boro’s Emirates FA Cup quarter-final at Riverside has been confirmed for Saturday March 11 (12:15pm) and the game will be broadcast live on BT Sport Two. So, that is a high noon date with destiny as Boro attempt to make it through to a Wembley semi final for the first time. We will not know our opponents until Man City ....


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Mfc Foundation Launch Media Campaign To Celebrate Middlesbrough Women

MFC Foundation have announced the launch of their #BoroMakesMe social media campaign, which will see a host of successful athletes, TV personalities and businesswomen come together with program participants to celebrate their Middlesbrough heritage for International Women’s Day. Head of Foundation Helena Bowman and former Olympic runner Allison Curbishley introduced the campaign ahead of Middlesbrough’s FA Cup victory over Oxford United on Saturday. The initiative, which will ....


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Boro Supporters Forum

  A new initiative has been launched to bring together Middlesbrough Football Club supporters groups with the aim of ‘strengthening fans’ links with the club and ensuring that we can properly debate the issues which affect us all.’ That is how lifetime Boro fan and founder, Chris Joseph, explains the objective of the independent Middlesbrough Supporters Forum which brings together groups including, Middlesbrough Disabled Supporters Association, Middlesbrough ....


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Higgy And Hendrie Sportsman Dinner

An incredible night of Teesside sport is in store when Boro legends John Hendrie and Craig Hignett are joined by athletics superstars Chris Tomlinson and Richard Kilty for a Sportsmen’s Dinner on Friday, April 7. Organised by Teesside Philanthropic Foundation, the unique event will feature a combined talk by Boro heroes Hendrie and Hignett, respectively the scorers of the last league goal at Ayresome Park and the first at the Riverside Stadium. On the same bill three-times Olympian ....


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Boro Season Card Benefits And Rewards

Every year I get a letter or email from the club about renewing my season card. I look at the price but I don’t really read much of the accompanying bumph. Maybe I will glance at the letter from the chairman but the last thing that grabs my attention is the list of benefits and rewards that come with the season card. Isn’t it just all about going to the match? There is a section on the MFC website headed Benefits & Rewards. Back in the day you could get some kind of a card for ....


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Accessible Stadia

In September 2015, Premier League clubs agreed to achieve better disabled access in stadia.  Among other improvements, all Clubs committed to achieve compliance with the Accessible Stadia Guide by August 2017.   A Premier League interim report highlights the fact that MFC already provide 221 wheelchair positions which is in excess of the 194 positions defined through the Accessible Stadia Guide.  These are sited in three of the four stands with three elevated platforms dedicated ....


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Rioch And Mowbray Lead 30th Anniversary Boro Reunion

  Boro fans enjoyed a night of nostalgia when they joined the team of 1986-87 for a 30th anniversary reunion dinner, led by manager Bruce Rioch and captain Tony Mowbray. Middlesbrough Former Players Association organised the event that recalled a season that saw Boro bounce back from liquidation to win the first of two successive promotions. The club went bust in the summer of 1986 and, with the gates of Ayresome Park locked by the official receiver, the players went without wages for ....


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Craig Liddle New Academy Manager

Craig Liddle has been appointed as the new Academy Manager at Middlesbrough Football Club. The 45-year-old immediately assumes responsibility for all Academy operations with the club’s outgoing Academy manager Dave Parnaby remaining to support two ongoing projects before retiring fully in March. Liddle, a former Boro player who made 34 appearances during a four-year stay with the club between 1994 and 1998, was previously the club’s Under-18s coach before stepping up to an interim ....


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Ncs Gets Middlesbrough Teens On The Pitch At The Riverside

At Saturday’s Middlesbrough vs. West Ham game, local graduates from the National Citizen’s Service (NCS) will enjoy VIP treatment as they join the players on the pitch to launch NCS Match Day, a special event organised by MFC Foundation. A handful of lucky Boro fans who are NCS graduates will be going to the game as special guests of the Club to mingle with star players including George Friend, Marten de Roon and Alvaro Negredo. The players will be wearing NCS branded t-shirts ....


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Valdes Lends A Helping Hand At Modern Foreign Language Event

Middlesbrough FC goalkeeper Victor Valdes surprised Key Stage Three pupils from Egglescliffe School at MFC Foundation’s ‘Shoot For Success’ modern foreign languages event held at the Riverside Stadium. Hosted by MFC Foundation, the official charitable arm of Middlesbrough Football Club, the former Barcelona goalkeeper used his linguistic skills to help teach the students about his home town, while answering questions about his own experiences of learning a new language. ....


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Charles (martin) Reagan Rip

Reagan Charles (Martin). On December 26th 2016, peacefully in Oaklands Care Home aged 92. Beloved husband of Jean, much loved dad of Susan, Barbara, Andy, Tim, Martin and Helen, also a granddad, great-grandad, brother and father-in-law. Martin will be received into The Church of Our Lady, Gale Lane, Acomb at 4pm on Wednesday, January 18th. The funeral service will take place on Thursday, January 19th at 10am followed by a service for family only at York Crematorium. Family flowers ....


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“the Ultimate Guide To Middlesbrough Football Programmes Since 1899”

Four years in the making with countless hours of research, the authors have described this unique book as the “Holy Grail” when it comes to Middlesbrough F.C. and football programmes, but it is also so much besides. The Ultimate Guide spans nearly 120 years and provides a remarkable record of the past and is also a book that will be of interest to future generations. There are far too many features of the book to list in full, but just a few of the highlights are bulleted ....


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Cloughie Is Back

  Just as Boro look to strengthen their firepower in the January transfer window, a legendary striker makes his return from the treatment table… Cloughie’s been sidelined for six months, but this week he’s finally been given the all clear to return to his current position in Albert Park. The bronze statue of one of the club’s all-time greats has been a popular draw with footie fans and park users since it was unveiled in 2007. The striking piece by ....


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Forshaw Judging For Premier Schools Challenge At Mfc Foundation

  Middlesbrough FC midfielder Adam Forshaw headed a judging panel for local school children who were competing in the Premier League Enterprise Challenge at the Riverside Stadium, ran by MFC Foundation.   The Premier League Enterprise programme, which began in 2009 and which is run in partnership with Sport Relief, has seen over 11,000, thirteen-to-fifteen year-olds take part in educational sessions with clubs.   The programme uses the business models of professional ....


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Rioch And Mowbray Lead 30th Anniversary Boro Reunion

  Boro fans can enjoy a night of nostalgia when they join the team of 1986-87 enjoy a 30th anniversary reunion dinner, led by manager Bruce Rioch and captain Tony Mowbray. Middlesbrough Former Players Association is organising the event that will recall a season that saw Boro bounce back from liquidation to win the first of two successive promotions. The club went bust in the summer of 1986 and, with the gates of Ayresome Park locked by the official receiver, the players went ....


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Fischer And De Roon In Riverside Graduation Ceremony

  Middlesbrough FC duo Marten de Roon and Viktor Fischer presented MFC Foundation’s NCS graduates with their course certificates on Wednesday at a celebration event held at the Riverside Stadium. At the ceremony, which took place in the Riverside Suite, 13 teenagers were commended for their achievements on the life-changing programme. Through the NCS Autumn programme, they lived away from home, developed skills for life as they took on new challenges, and worked together to make ....


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Boro Celebrate Youth Employment Graduates

  The first young people to ‘graduate’ from a new programme run by Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation received their certificates at a celebration event held at the Riverside Stadium on Monday night. MFCF’s Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) project is funded by European Social Fund and is targeted at 15 – 29 year olds who are not in employment, education or training. The presentation took place in the Riverside Suite, before the participants were given a ....


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Bernie’s A Teesside Hero!

Bernie Slaven earned legendary status for his goal-scoring exploits while playing for Middlesbrough FC but now he has been officially recognised as a Teesside Hero due to his less-heralded work off the pitch. The Scottish-born ex-Republic of Ireland player, now an adopted Teessider, scored 146 goals for Boro, making him one of the club’s all-time top scorers. After hanging up his football boots, the former striker won a new legion of fans as a media pundit, one of radio’s Three ....


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New Restaurant Is All Greek For Dimi!

A restaurant will be in safe hands as Premier League goalkeeper Dimi Konstantopolous puts the finishing touches to an exciting new business venture.  Great is being launched tomorrow, Wednesday 23rd November. The Greek goalie has spent the last six months working on a new eaterie in Middlesbrough – which is called Great – and is now almost ready to welcome diners.  The restaurant occupies a 200sq m ....


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Love Your Neighbour In Middlesbrough And Boro

On Sunday a group of young people will walk around the pitch before kick off at the Riverside displaying the banner Love Your Neighbour. As part of National Interfaith Week 2016, Middlesbrough Interfaith Network is inviting people from all faiths and beliefs, civic leaders, charities, businesses, community groups and schools to take part in Love Your Neighbour. Love Your Neighbour is a movement that started in Birmingham following the EU referendum, encouraging people and communities to ....


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Kicking The Booze Into Touch For A Dry January

Boro legend Neil ‘Maddo’ Maddison is giving booze the boot – and he’s urging others to join him on the wagon. The former Boro star and BBC expert summariser is challenging people in the town to make a resolution to ditch the drink for the 31 days of January. Working alongside Middlesbrough Council’s Improving Public Health Service and Balance, the North East Alcohol office, he’s hoping people will take a break for the booze and enjoy the health, and ....


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Claire\'s Dentaid And Boro Mission In Africa

Dental Hygienist and Therapist, Claire McFadden tells us how she was a Boro fan on a mission when she set out to help dental care in Uganda. She also had an ulterior motive to give out Boro shirts provided by MFC Foundation and spread the word about our football club. I visited Uganda to provide dental care to villages and those unable to access healthcare. We travelled through much of Uganda, hundreds of miles setting up makeshift surgeries in rural areas each day. I was volunteering ....


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Rioch And Mowbray Lead 30th Anniversary Boro Reunion

Boro fans can enjoy a night of nostalgia when they join the team of 1986-87 enjoy a 30th anniversary reunion dinner, led by manager Bruce Rioch and captain Tony Mowbray. Middlesbrough Former Players Association is organising the event that will recall a season that saw Boro bounce back from liquidation to win the first of two successive promotions. The club went bust in the summer of 1986 and, with the gates of Ayresome Park locked by the official receiver, the players went without wages ....


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Boro Legends Visit Artist’s Football And Dr Who Exhibition

Boro legends paid a visit to the first hometown exhibition by acclaimed Middlesbrough artist Richard Piers Rayner. Tony Mowbray, Gary Pallister, Bernie Slaven, Gary Gill, Jim Platt and Alan Peacock called in to see Rayner’s exhibition, Doctor Who and the Unseen History of Middlesbrough Football Club. Held at Middlesbrough’s pythongallery, at the invitation of Middlesbrough’s Discover Middlesbrough festival the exhibition tells the narrative of Boro’s long ....


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Technology Trail-blazers Boro Collect Top Award

Middlesbrough Football Club, together with partners ADI and Eleven Sports Media, has been named as the leader in the use of new technology at the prestigious Football Business Awards.  Boro won the Best/Most Innovative use of Technology by a Club and were presented with the award at a glittering ceremony at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday evening.  The technology nomination came on the back of a first in world football last season – with the launch of a new 360° digital ....


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