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Brian Robinson Rip

I would like to publish a short tribute to Boro fan Brian Robinson who passed away from cancer yesterday. A mutual friend Mick Hydes contacted me when Brian was very ill towards the end of 2018 and Yvonne Ferguson kindly arranged for him to be guest for a match at the Riverside. Brian was blessed with a year of extra time, including enjoying a birthday pint with his mates at Christmas time. After the game at the Riverside Brian penned this article about his day as guest at the Riverside last ....


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Keep Fit With The Boro

  Boro’s Sports Science Staff are using the power of social media as a tool to work with young players during the enforced absence from training due to coronavirus. The day release programme for the Academy was suspended along with the fixtures, and with greater restrictions in place following the latest government advice, the youngsters are being given guidance and encouragement to maintain their fitness. “Our key message is to encourage the players to remain ....


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Boro Extending The Early Bird Season Card Deadline.

  Middlesbrough FC issued a statement this morning (Wed 25th March) that they will be extending the Season Card deadline. This will come as a relief for so many fans facing immediate sickness and hardship following the virus outbreak. The exact wording was as follows. “The period for Season Card and Hospitality renewals and purchases was due to end on April 9, but we can confirm that the Early Bird deadline has now been extended until further notice.” Further ....


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Efl Statement: Coronavirus Update

  The FA, Premier League, EFL and Barclays FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship have collectively agreed to postpone the professional game in England until 3 April at the earliest. This action, which will be kept under constant review, has been taken due to the increasing numbers of Clubs taking steps to isolate their players and staff because of the COVID-19 virus. The postponements include all matches in the Championship, League One and League Two, as ....


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Arthouse Boro Charity Raffle

  There is a chance to bag some original Teesside artwork signed by the current Boro team for only a pound and your pound will go to a top Teesside cause. The Arthouse are raffling a Philip Meadows print signed by the current Boro first team for £1 a ticket with all proceeds going to Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice. The draw will be held in March. Tickets can be bought from The Arthouse 353 Linthorpe Road. Over £500 has already been raised but there is still plenty of ....


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Fill Your Boots & Bring Your Boots!

  Middlesbrough Supporters Forum(MSF) will sign off Football Season 2019/20 with a double collection for the local Middlesbrough Foodbank and international charity Boots2Africa. With the blessing and support of Middlesbrough Football Club, the Middlesbrough Supporters Forum is again urging generous fans to “Fill your Boots” and bring tinned and dried and non-perishable food to the QPR home match for our 4th collection of the 2019/20 Season for the Middlesbrough Foodbank ....


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Boro Fans Asked To ‘share The Love’ This Valentine’s Day With Food Bank Donations

  Middlesbrough Supporters Forum is holding its next food bank collection on Saturday 15th February 2020 – the match v Luton Town. 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, to support the invaluable work the foodbank does in the town. The MSF collections are further enhanced by Middlesbrough F C announcing ....


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Sign Up For Fit Club With Boro And Make A Healthy Start To 2020

There are still a few places left on FIT FANs 12 week Programme at Middlesbrough F.C. Enrol now and make a life changing start to 2020 – course starts next Monday. MFC Foundation are helping fans to tackle their weight, get healthier and be happier by joining FIT FANS, a free 12 week programme at the Riverside Stadium. Launching in January 2020 at 30 Clubs in England, the EFL Trust’s FIT FANS programme will be supported by over £2.25 million of National Lottery ....


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Permanent Foodbanks Installed At The Riverside

    The club is further showing its support for the community on Teesside with the installation of permanent foodbanks at the Riverside Stadium. Temporary foodbanks have been a regular feature in recent years, but the club is stepping up its efforts to support those who need it most and will be working closely with Middlesbrough Foodbank. Supported by the Trussell Trust, Middlesbrough Foodbank provided close to 7,000 food parcels in 2019 – aiding more than 2,500 children ....


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Middlesbrough V Spurs: First Fa Cup Meeting (1905)

Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium FA Cup clash with last season’s Champions League Finalists Tottenham Hotspur is one of the standout ties of this year’s Third Round draw. The Teessiders look to reverse a trend of having never beaten Spurs in the FA Cup dating back to the early twentieth century. As part of a project exploring the history of Middlesbrough’s former Ayresome Park home, Manchester Metropolitan Historian Dr Tosh Warwick looks back to 1905 and the first FA ....


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Fans Forum Shortlisted For National Award

  Middlesbrough Supporters Forum (MSF) and Middlesbrough Football Club have been shortlisted in the Supporter Engagement category at the Football Supporters Association (FSA) awards. The new award category recognises organisations and clubs that work together in a collegiate way to enhance the match day experience for supporters. The Supporter Engagement Award shortlist includes Grimsby Town, Middlesbrough, Reading, Sunderland, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Doncaster Rovers. ....


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Boro Football Welcome

Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation has partnered with Amnesty International UK to launch the Football Welcomes Community Projects to help create more welcoming communities for refugees and people seeking asylum across the UK. I joined Jonny Howson at MFC Foundation Herlingshaw Centre in Eston to see the work being carried out in a project supported by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery. We watched four different activities including, football tennis, a small-sided game, a ....


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Boro Kick Off Pop-up Store In Cleveland Centre

Middlesbrough FC have opened a pop-up stall in the town’s largest shopping centre, Cleveland Centre, in time for the Christmas rush. The pop-up is open every day throughout November and December and will participate in the late-night Thursday shopping and Sunday openings through to Christmas. Situated alongside Boots on Cleveland Centre’s Wesley Mall, the stall features Boro shirts, calendars, footballs, autograph books, annuals and even Christmas jumpers. This is the third ....


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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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