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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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24 Hour Penalty Marathon For @cureleukaemia

With the sad news that Middlesbrough Academy player Anthony Renton has been diagnosed with Leukaemia we would like to open the 24 hour penalty marathon for @CureLeukaemia to Middlesbrough fans as well as Wolves. The event has been staged in support of Wolves and former Boro (loan) keeper, Carl Ikeme recent diagnosis. It will start on Friday 4th August at 10am and will finish on Saturday 5th August at 10am. Unfortunately this can’t be pushed back, so you will need to be ....


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Airport Brings Middlesbrough Fc Foundation On-board Football Charity Partnership

Middlesbrough Football Club’s Foundation has been added to the list of adopted charity partners for Newcastle Airport. The new partnership will see MFC Foundation join together with Newcastle United Foundation and Sunderland AFC Foundation of Light for the first time to raise funds, as they collectively work together to engage both staff and customers at Newcastle International Airport. MFC Foundation works across Teesside, delivering sport, health, education and inclusion projects that ....


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Boro Fans Say Yes To Safe Standing

Middlesbrough Supporters Forum has undertaken one of the largest pieces of research on the subject of safe standing at football, which found that 94% of people supported fans being given the choice of whether to sit or stand at a match.   The online survey, which attracted 3,398 respondents and was facilitated in partnership with the Football Supporters Federation, found that: 65% of people would themselves prefer to stand at a game Even 61% of fans preferring to sit think fans ....


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Tributes Paid To Ex-boro Defender Ray Barnard

Tributes have been paid by Middlesbrough Former Players Association to 1950s full-back Ray Barnard, who has passed away at the age of 84. Middlesbrough-born Barnard made 118 first team appearances for Boro during a 10-year period after making his debut as an 18-year-old amid the cauldron of a Division One Tees-Wear derby against Sunderland at Ayresome Park in December 1951. A former England schoolboy international, he was a regular in the Boro side for three seasons in the ....


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Boro Achieve Premier League Equality Standard

Middlesbrough FC has achieved the Preliminary Level of the Premier League Equality Standard and the club has been commended for its commitment. Boro might no longer be in the top flight but after a great deal off effort and commitment the club has been deemed a Premier quality and equality operation. The club was assessed by an independent panel who “commended the club-wide commitment to equality and was also struck by the synergy between the work of the club, Academy, and ....


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Boro Fan African Mission

Boro fan Anna Johnson is going on a World Challenge expedition to Malawi in October 2017. As part of the challenge she was required to raise her expedition fee and project costs. The Darlington, Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form student will be working to build sanitation blocks attached to a local school to encourage teenage girls to remain in education as they have access to hygienic facilities, additionally she will also be spending time helping educate the children in the schools. ....


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Boro Fan Anna\'s African Mission

Boro fan Anna Johnson is going on a special expedition to Africa this autumn. We helped publicise her fundraising efforts by running the story of her raffling a signed Boro shirt. Darlington Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form student, Anna, will be going on a World Challenge expedition to Malawi in October 2017. As part of the challenge she was required to raise her own expedition fee and project costs. When in Malawi Anna will be working to build sanitation blocks attached to a local school to ....


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