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We Are Boro - Short Story Competition

  Today is the launch of the annual Boro short story competition. Teesside publishers Sixth Element Publishing and Middlesbrough FC have come together for a second year to encourage and inspire you to write a short story with more than a Boro flavour. The good folk of Sixth Element publishing said “Missing football as much as we are? In these strange, strange times, we hope you’re all keeping safe and well, and we’d love to hear your stories of the Boro in ....


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Barney Day Rip

  Boro fan Jimmy Flynn brought me some bad news last week. He had been in contact with Chris Day, Bernard (Barney)Days younger brother who now lives in Australia, who told him that Barney had passed away in September 2018. Barney Day wrote for Fly Me To The Moon for many years under the name of the Spider. He was a well known and respected local league footballer, former Boro trainee with a keen interest in local history. I used to look forward to his visit\'s to Fly Me office to drop ....


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Mackenzie Thorpe Inspires A Love Of Teesside Art Competition

  An internationally-acclaimed artist has urged the people of Teesside to look inside their hearts and find what is good about Teesside. Mackenzie Thorpe was born in Middlesbrough; his work has been shown and hung all around the world. But he has never forgotten his roots. Now he has joined forces with MFC Foundation in a competition to celebrate all that is good about Teesside. He is encouraging you to follow in his footsteps and create a piece of art that you think shows the ....


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Juninho Is Coming Home

  Juninho is coming back to the Riverside to play in the big charity game next year. The brainchild of Juno\'s former team mate Mikkel Beck and now being organised with Red Army TV\'s Dave Roberts the battle of the Boro greats will be a real tonic after the trials of COVID 19. A light at the end of the tunnel, perhaps and a massive fundraiser for MFC Foundation. Juninho was Brazil Player of the Year when he stepped off a plane into the Riverside in 1996. Teesside had seen nothing like ....


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Wing And Steele Back Local Isolation Race Day

    Middlesbrough midfielder Lewis Wing and former Boro and now Brighton keeper, Jason Steele have taken part in the ‘Isolation Race Day’, organised by their friends at one of their local amateur football clubs. The two football stars have joined more than 270 of their friends in a virtual ‘day at the races’ that has raised hundreds of pounds for charity. Sunday pub side Iron Horse FC, in Newton Aycliffe, created the virtual race event to relieve lockdown ....


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Mfc Players Provide 1,000 Food Parcels For Teesside

  Middlesbrough’s players are providing 1,000 food parcels for distribution across the Teesside area. The squad have come together to show their support for the local community by funding the cost of the food parcels to help those hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Boro skipper George Friend said: “We spoke as a group last week about how we could help. We’ve been speaking to a number of our elderly and vulnerable fans, but we wanted to do more to help ....


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Mfc Reach Out To The Elderly

  Jonathan Woodgate and his players have been reaching out to the club’s elderly and vulnerable supporters. Like the rest of the country, the Boro squad are on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, but they have taken the opportunity to make contact with fans who are living in isolation. Skipper George Friend was joined by Rudy Gestede, Ashley Fletcher, Britt Assomablonga, Aynsley Pears, George Saville, and Daniel Ayala in picking up the phone to surprise fans with a ....


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Boro Stars Urge Teessiders To Stay Safe And Save Lives

  Boro manager Jonathan Woodgate and his players have added their voices to urge people in the town to show the \"Spirit of Teesside\" and stay at home and save lives. Middlesbrough Football Club and Middlesbrough Council have joined forces to put together a number of messages reminding Teessiders of the need for everyone to stay safe. Homemade videos have been filmed by Boro born-and-bred boss Woodgate, club captain George Friend and top scoring striker Ashley Fletcher. The ....


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Mfc And Mfc Foundation Take Coronavirus Action

  Middlesbrough Football Club and its charitable arm the MFC Foundation are working to support those in need in the region during the coronavirus crisis. The MFC Foundation, which was founded by Boro chairman Steve Gibson in 1996 and delivers programmes across Teesside, is working closely with foodbanks in the area and has made sizeable donations as well as offers of support with delivery to those in need. Close links are being forged with local authorities, and as well as working ....


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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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