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November Boro Supporters Forum Minutes

  The monthly Middlesbrough Supporters Forum was held this Monday morning up in the Hardwick Suite of the Riverside. It was pretty chilly, coats on affair which was almost begging for the question to be raised again about central heating at the stadium. There was a big contingent around the table with three reps from the club, including a member of senior management to field questions and relay things to the top of the club. As always ticket pricing was up at the top of questions and ....


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Hayden Coulson Kicks Off Football Project In Hemlington

  A project to help bring communities together and provide young people with constructive activities to get involved in has just been re-launched in the Hemlington area of Middlesbrough. The Hemlington Kicks project is part of the nationwide PL Kicks programme and Boro’s Hayden Coulson dropped into the Hemlington Recreation Centre (Muga) to help coach young footballers from the area and show his support for the initiative. Thirteen has been working with the MFC ....


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Middlesbrough Fans Group To Hold Foodbank Collection

Middlesbrough Supporters Forum is holding its next Food Bank collection on Sunday 24 November 2019 from 10am (Boro v Hull City 12 noon kick off – live on Sky TV). This follows a hugely successful collection in August when a record 512 Kilos of foodstuffs and £450 cash donations were gratefully received.  With the support of Middlesbrough Football Club, the Forum has once again arranged a donation point close to the North Stand turnstiles for dry and ....


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Boro Bringing Communities Together

  FOOTY-FACTAS, a new initiative born on Teesside, was launched yesterday at the Boro. The Club is giving full supports to the Campaign To Tackle Racism And Extremism By Bringing Communities Together. MFC was delighted to support the launch of Footy-FACTAS at the Riverside Stadium this week. The FACTAS motto is ‘fans and communities together are stronger’ with the aim being to tackle issues of racism and extremism through education, inclusion, and outreach events. ....


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Boro Treasures Beyond The Pitch At The Central Library

The history and heritage of Middlesbrough Football Club is the focus of a new exhibition next week at Middlesbrough\'s Central Library. Visitors will be captivated by a fascinating collection including many club artefacts from the MFC archives, with many items on public display for the first time. Beyond the Pitch - part of an education programme by Middlesbrough Libraries Service and MFC Foundation - runs from Monday, September 16 to Friday, September 20. Visitors can expect to find ....


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Cronesberry Topping - Tomorrow

Boro\'s own, Paddy Cronesberry MBE will stand on top of Roseberry Topping tomorrow evening as Cleveland Mountain Rescue make it possible for the long time disabled fan organiser to fulfil a lifelong ambition. Can you help us raise money for Cleveland Mountain Rescue in return. Just Giving Paddy Cronesberry has chaired Middlesbrough Disabled Supporters for many years. The grandfather from Thornaby has ensured the fans have their own transport and is a massive advocate for disabled equal rights ....


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Woodgate Press Conference

Just about to set off for Jonathan Woodgate press conference - 9am Froday this week - a Tony Pulis approach to time and date - but not expecting the present head coach to be standing. After the relief of a first Boro victory how will the former England defender approach the Millwall game? What strategy will he have to attempt back to back home victories? It was not a classic performance on Tuesday by any means but we got the job done, just about now can we tame the Lions of London and start ....


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Server Problems

Many apologies we are experiencing a major server problem. There was a problem earlier on that caused the sites to go off line. But when that was righted they couldn\'t get the message boards to start up working again. It is called Replication. They have to wind back the clock to where the sites stopped working so that all those missing posts reappear. At the moment they are trying to work out exactly why we stopped and how to get it all back working again. Hopefully it will be solved soon.....


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Boro And Brentford Fans To Kick Off New Season With Food Bank Collection

The Middlesbrough Supporters Forum’s initiative asking generous fans attending matches to donate food for the Middlesbrough Food Bank run by the Trussell Trust continues this Season with a collection at Boro’s first home match against Brentford on Saturday 10th August 2019. ‘Fans Supporting Food Banks’ is now a national initiative. The Trussell Trust works to combat poverty and hunger across the UK, providing three days of nutritionally balanced emergency food to local ....


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Boro Fans Letter Pledge From Uefa Chief

  The Middlesbrough Supporters Forum has today revealed that its campaign to prevent the creation of a ‘closed shop’ European Super League threatening the future of the entire game has received backing from one of the most powerful men in football. Forum Chair Chris Joseph today described the support and assurances from Aleksander Ceferin, the President of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) as ‘very significant and very good news for anyone who wants ....


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Mfc Foundation And Middlesbrough Council Paint The Town Red

  Wear Red for Roary Week is MFC Foundation\'s annual week of action to raise awareness of the work the Foundation does across Teesside. It also raises much needed funds allowing the Foundation to continue to inspire even more hope and confidence in people across Teesside. This year, Wear Red for Roary Week (WRFR) takes place during the week of Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 12. The Foundation\'s fundraising team have spent the last few weeks dispatching fundraising packs and ....


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Football Supporters Association Agm

  A sweltering London was the location for a historic national fans meeting last Saturday. Historic because it was the first of the newly unified supporters, reverting once more to the FSA name. Also historic because several key issues affecting football fans were debated and voted upon. Even with the sun blazing out of doors the renewed threat of a European Super League cast a shadow over the meeting. First things first and the two supporters organisations representing fans have ....


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Boro Have Officially Appointed Jonathan Woodgate As First Team Coach.

  Boro officially unveiled Jonathan Woodgate as the man to head up the new backroom team at Boro. In a statement on twitter Boro revealed Woodgate will head up a coaching staff with a backroom team including Irish assistant manager Robbie Keane and former goalkeeping coach Leo Percovich with former Boro and Wales keeper Danny Coyne returning as goalkeeping coach. The full statement reads: “Middlesbrough Football Club are delighted to confirm that Jonathan Woodgate ....


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Story Of Boro’s Korean World Cup Romance To Feature At Local History Month

This Saturday, May 4th (11:00-12:00) the story of one of the biggest shocks in FIFA World Cup history comes to Middlesbrough Town Hall as part of this year’s Middlesbrough Local History Month programme. North Korea’s famous Pak Doo Ik inspired win over Italy at Ayresome Park in 1966 and bonds between Teesside and North Korea (DPRK) will be the focus of a talk in the recently renovated Courtroom by historian and Boro fan Dr Tosh Warwick. The event follows the publication of ....


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Defenders Out For Season

  Boro will face a season finale without three first choice defenders. Dael Fry is the latest Boro defender to be ruled out for this campaign, following a season ending injury to Daniel Ayala in last Saturday\'s Hull victory. Add to that George Friend checking out for the season at Swansea and we are down below the bare bones at the back. Boro now have only two fit and experienced centre backs in Aden Flint and Ryan Shotton. Midfielders Jonny Howson and George Saville could see out ....


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Putting Down Foundations

Last month there was a week of action at MFC Foundation, designed to raise awareness of all their work across the community. The media were invited to different sessions in which the Boro players also tok an active part.You might buy a lotto ticket on the way to the match but what happens to your money? I chatted with Head of the Foundation Helena Bowman to find out. It says on Helena Bowman\'s twitter that she is Head of MFC Foundation. Raising Aspirations and Changing Lives on Teesside. ....


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Come Together To Celebrate Our Region

  Middlesbrough Football Club will be celebrating all that’s great about the Tees Valley at our home game against Norwich City later this month. In partnership with Enjoy Tees Valley, we’re planning to showcase why we’re so proud of our region at what will be a huge game in the Sky Bet Championship promotion race. In recent months, we’ve been able to toast the news that Take That will become the Riverside’s first major concert, BBC Radio 1’s Big ....


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Riverside Renamed In Honour Of Captain James Cook - In Celebration Of The Area

  The Riverside Stadium will be renamed the Captain James Cook Stadium on Saturday March 30 for the visit of Norwich City as we celebrate all that’s great about the Tees Valley. In partnership with Enjoys Tees Valley, Boro plan to showcase why we’re so proud of our region at the Norwich game. Fans had the chance to vote to rename the stadium, for one day only, with a number of choices inspired by Captain James Cook, who was named the most famous Teessider of all time in a ....


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Middlesbrough Supporters Forum Wins Sponsor

Middlesbrough Supporters Forum is proud to announce a sponsor, \'watch.learn.drive.\' The independent umbrella organisation for Boro’s fans groups and media platforms which meets monthly with senior representatives of Middlesbrough Football Club, is delighted to announce Stockton-based ‘watch.learn.drive.’ as sponsor for its activities and initiatives. From its creation two years ago, the Middleabrough Supporters Forum has been funded entirely from contributions from its ....


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Boro Championship Family Club Of The Year

  The overall winner of the AmazeRealise Family Club of the Year will be announced on the night of the EFL Awards on Sunday April 7, with the three divisional winners set to go head-to-head to win the top prize. The star-studded event at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane, attended by players, managers, Clubs, legends of the game and media, will recognise the achievements on and off the pitch of those within the EFL throughout the year. Doncaster Rovers have been selected ....


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Get Online With The Boro

\'Get Online With The Boro\' is a partnership with Ageing Better Middlesbrough, a Big Lottery funded programme. The aim to get more people online and supported, using the Boro website. There is a free help session tomorrow afternoon at Brambles Farm Social Club, between 1 and 3pm. Free drop-in events started at the Riverside and have now spread out into the community aimed at Boro supporters aged 50 and over, offering a chance to get to grips with all of MFC\'s internet services including ....


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Oh Gary Gary.. Gary, Gary Parkinson – Please Help!

  Middlesbrough Supporters Forum is launching a Go Fund Me page for all Boro fans to help Gary Parkinson. His son Luke has written a blog chronicling their urgent need for support to continue weekly services that help give Gary quality of life. Can we help out? So many of us were brought up on the Bruce Rioch team that triumphed against all the odds to take Boro from liquidation to top flight. Gary Parkinson was a big part of that side, only a teenager he stepped up and made the ....


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Middlesbrough Fans Group To Hold Foodbank Collection

Middlesbrough Supporters Forum is asking generous Boro fans to take a donation for the Middlesbrough Foodbank to the home game against QPR on Saturday 23rd Feb 2019. With the support of Middlesbrough Football Club, the Forum has once again arranged a donation point close to the North Stand turnstiles for dry and non-perishable foods, or cash donations which are gratefully received, to support the invaluable work the foodbank does in the town. Middlesbrough Foodbank is part of a nationwide ....


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Visit Helps Build Bridges Between Newport And Middlesbrough

The FA Cup fourth round replay 2-0 defeat at Newport County might have ended in disappointment for the Middlesbrough supporters who made the trip to South Wales, but the ‘Transporter Derby’ proved to have a positive outcome for building bridges between the two areas.  Before the match, Discover Middlesbrough coordinator Rob Nichols and Middlesbrough historian Dr Tosh Warwick were welcomed to Newport’s Grade I listed landmark by Friends of Newport Transporter Bridge ....


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Middlesbrough Mp Thumbs Up After Trying Out Safe Standing

  Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald declared that the time for SAFE STANDING has come after trying out safe standing for himself at Celtic Park. The Middlesbrough MP and Shadow Transport Minister declared of Safe Standing, \"I am of the view that its time has come.” Chris Joseph (Chair)and Peter Hodgson (Secretary) of the Middlesbrough Supporters Forum (MSF), were accompanied by Andy McDonald MP for Middlesbrough and Shadow Minister for Transport on Saturday 26th of January ....


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