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Future Centre Square World Cup Screenings Cancelled

  Plans to screen forthcoming World Cup matches in Centre Square have been put on hold following outbreaks of disorder during England’s quarter-final clash with Sweden. Police were called in to support event staff as fans converged on the big screen to watch the game. The enclosure’s maximum capacity of 3,000 had been reached well before kick-off, with stewards turning away those who were already intoxicated or who were attempting bring in alcohol purchased ....


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Fixtures Day - Boro Start In The Lions Den

Middlesbrough will go into the Lions New Den for the first game next season playing away to Millwall on Saturday August 4th. The first home game sees us going head to head with the man that was appointed to lead Boro last summer, Garry Monk and Birmingham City come to the Riverside on Aug 11th. All fixtures are subject to being messed up over the next few weeks on the whim of SKY. Fixture day feels like the start of something a chance to look ahead and savour and on the longest day of the ....


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Boro Legends Launch Cleveland Centre’s World Cup Wallchart

  Middlesbrough football legends Bernie Slaven and Alan Peacock have helped launch Cleveland Centre’s free World Cup wallchart and sticker collection. Designed by Middlesbrough-born illustrator Sean Sims, the limited edition wallchart and stickers will be given out to shoppers in town’s largest shopping centre over the next two weeks as the World Cup gets underway in Russia. Cleveland Centre’s marketing team Emmerson Marketing commissioned talented artist ....


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Infant Hercules Release For Boro

Joseph Hammill of Cattle and Cane releases his debut solo single, “Infant Hercules,” today as the lyrics appear on the new Boro shirts. What an amazing achievement and proud honour for the Thornaby singer songwriter and life long Boro fan. ‘Infant Hercules’ is the debut solo single of songwriter Joseph Hammill. Released on Friday 15th June via streaming and digital download platforms, the single will be followed by an EP this September, with a launch gig taking ....


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He Was The Tops, Says Gordon Jones Of Stan Anderson Rip

  Former Middlesbrough captain Gordon Jones has described Stan Anderson, who died on Sunday, as his mentor, while hailing his success in signing several Boro legends. Former England international Anderson, who was 85 when he passed away, was the only player to captain Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough. During a seven-year spell as Boro manager between 1966 and 1973, he led Boro to promotion from Division Three but narrowly missed out on promotion to the top flight on ....


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Stan Anderson Rip

  Such sad news today with the death of former Boro manager, Stan Anderson at the age of 85. Stan was my first Middlesbrough manager and famously built almost all the team that Jack Charlton moulded into Second Division Champions. As a gifted player he wore the England shirt with pride in a career spanning all three north eastern giants, he captained them all. As a manager he believed in a passing game, principles he refused to compromise. A giant of the north eastern game. Stan ....


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Labour Announces Backing For Safe Standing 

Today, Friday 8th June, at QPR’s Loftus Road Stadium, Labour announced it is backing the introduction of safe standing at football.  Labour\'s Shadow Sports Minister, Dr Rosena Allin-Khan MP, announced today that the decision to introduce Safe Standing should be devolved down to clubs, fans and safety authorities.  Last year, Labour pledged that sport must be run in the interests of those who participate in it and love it, not just for a privileged few, giving fans and ....


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Stepping Out Towards Safe Standing

  Boro fans are pressing for safe standing in football as the pace is hotting in the debate over how we watch football. Currently officially blocked in the top two leagues of English football, the issue will be debated in parliament on 25th June. Ahead of the meeting Boro fans have been at the vanguard of the debate meeting politicians from both sides of the house. Last week members of Middlesbrough Supporters Forum met with Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland MP, Simon Clarke at ....


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Teesside To London Run For Ex-boro And Man United Player

  A former Middlesbrough and Manchester United footballer has a new goal of inspiring Teesside children by taking on a gruelling 280-mile run from Teesside to London. Steve Newham, who played youth football for both Middlesbrough and United, aims to raise up to £10,000 in sponsorship by running 40 miles a day for a week. The money he raises will help fund a once-in-a-lifetime performance at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall in London by more than 100 pupils ....


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Quizzing For Finlay Cooper Fund

  Fly Me To The Moon was proud to be asked to host a quiz in support of the Finlay Cooper Fund and so raise invaluable money for local children\'s charities. What a great night was had by all and a staggering £722 raised. Jimmy Beck, manager of Storytellers pub Stockton asked if we would mind putting together a special Boro quiz Fly Me style. Uncle Harry and myself put our heads together and soon realised we knew nothing about quizzes but we gave it a go anyway. At least we have ....


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Acklam Hall Fundraiser To Pay Tribute To Brian Clough

Acklam Hall is to play host to a unique night paying tribute to Brian Clough, led by three former Teesside football stars who knew him better than most. Main speaker at the sportsmen’s dinner will be John McGovern, who was given his Hartlepools United debut by Clough as a 16-year-old before going on to captain his title-winning Derby side and leading Nottingham Forest to league and European Cup success. McGovern will also take part in a Q&A alongside Clough’s former ....


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Mini Mela Fanzone At Riverside On Saturday

Boro’s important play off clash with Nottingham Forest will also herald the first ever Min Mela FanZone at the Riverside. Organised in conjunction with Boro Fusion, our BAME Supporters Group, along with students from Freebrough Academy - who are through to the final of the Premier League Enterprise Challenge – the FanZone Mini Mela opens from 12.30pm through to 15 minutes before kick-off, and will re-open after the final whistle until 6.30pm. Pre-match entertainment will be ....


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Travel Guidance For Boro Fans Going To Sunderland

Northumbria Police is issuing traffic advice to supporters travelling to the Stadium of Light this weekend. On Saturday (February 24) Sunderland will play Middlesbrough at the Stadium of Light in a 3pm kick-off. The force has been working closely with colleagues at British Transport Police, Cleveland Police, both football clubs and Sunderland City Council to ensure an enjoyable match for all. Due to the short distance between the two clubs a dedicated additional train has been put in place ....


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Boro Food Bank Appeal - Recipe For Success

Middlesbrough Supporters Forum is delighted to announce that 804 KG of food and more than £500 in cash was donated to Middlesbrough Food Bank by generous fans before the recent home game against Reading on Saturday February 10th. With the support of Middlesbrough Football Club, the Forum arranged a donation point outside the North Stand ticket office for dry and non-perishable foods, or cash donations, to support the invaluable work the Foodbank does in the town. Generous Boro fans ....


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Create A New Mfc Digital Account Asap

All supporters, regardless of if they have existing old accounts in place, will now need to create a new MFC Digital Account to login to the club’s Ticketing, Retail and official websites, or to listen to live audio commentary via subscription on the Middlesbrough FC Official App or at mfc.co.uk. This is a one-off, free process that will ensure supporters enjoy an enhanced user experience across our digital properties. A single MFC Digital Account will allow users to access all of ....


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Boro Fans - Love Your Community And Support Food Bank

Middlesbrough Supporters Forum is asking generous Boro fans to share a little love with their local community ahead of Valentine’s Day and take a donation for the Middlesbrough Foodbank to the home game against Reading on Saturday February 10th. ‘Fans Supporting Foodbanks’ is an initiative that has been embraced by a number of clubs, including Liverpool, Everton, Newcastle United and Celtic, and is being launched nationally over the next few months. With the support of ....


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Boro Fans Raise Enough To Fuel A Lifeboat

Representatives from RNLI Redcar have thanked Boro and our fans for fundraising efforts so far this season.  The Redcar branch of the charity organisation are Boro’s official charity partner for the 2017/18 campaign, and we’re working closely together to support a cause that is very important to coastal life in the region.  A bucket collection in November last year raised £2,100, with over £500 being raised at Christmas with an auction and raffle of ....


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Tony Pulis – Official Release

Middlesbrough Football Club are delighted to confirm the appointment of Tony Pulis as manager. The 59-year-old watched the Boxing Day game against Bolton Wanderers from the Riverside stands. The Welshman brings a wealth of experience to the club, having managed in the Premier League for the last decade with Stoke City, Crystal Palace, and West Bromwich Albion. He has managed more than 1,000 games and has not only won promotion to the top flight, but has also reached an FA Cup final, and ....


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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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