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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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Bernie And Higgy Boro Sportsman Dinner

The Teesside Family Foundation invite you to warm up to the new season in style. Join two Boro legends, Bernie Slaven and Craig Hignett at Marton Hotel and Country Club on July 29th, the week before the big kick off. The perfect build up to the Boro Championship starter away at Wolves. Calling All Boro Fans, come on down to Marton Country Club and be entertained and learn a few inside moves from two Boro greats in Bernie Slaven and Craig Hignett. Bernie and Higgy will give you a full account ....


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Garry Monk Excited For The Boro Promotion Challenge

Boro today unveiled new manager Garry Monk. The 38 year old was all smiles and oozed confidence and was obviously very excited as he met the press as Middlesbrough manager at the Rockciffe training ground. Monk was friendly, approachable but also very business like in the way he answered questions. It was obvious that he relishes the challenge ahead. That challenge is to take Boro straight back to the top flight. Boro Chief Executive, Neil Bausor, did the introductions: “Allow me to ....


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Tribute To Cheick Tiote Rip

Steve McClaren has paid tribute to Cheick Tiote following the former Newcastle star’s shock passing the age of just 30. The former Boro and Newcastle boss made a short statement following the shocking and truly tragic news of the Ivorian midfielder\'s sudden death. Tiote was part of Twente’s midfield when McClaren led the club to its first ever Dutch league title in 2010, whilst also playing regularly under the former England manager at Newcastle in 2015-16. McClaren ....


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From The Bob End

For anyone interested in the history of our football club there is a talk this afternoon at the town’s free museum, Dorman Museum, that might tick some boxes for you. This afternoon at 2pm we will celebrate the early history of Boro with author and collector, John Wilson. John will be talking about the importance of keeping football/sporting memorabilia for posterity and inviting us to take a final look at the Bob End celebration of Boro\'s great 2nd Division Championship winning side of ....


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Big Name Backers Line Up For Aliís Riverside Run

The big names backing one of the region’s most popular events are unveiled this week The run with the big final lap of the Boro’s Riverside Stadium has the backing of major sponsors. The Ali Brownlee Riverside Run 5k road race and 2k Fun Run take place on Sunday, July 2 – but neither event could happen without their headline sponsors. Once again the Cleveland Centre return as headline sponsors, firmly established as one of the Riverside Run’s key supporters and ....


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Boro Fan Anna Needs Your Help For Malawi World Challenge

A young Teesside Boro fan is about to set off on an expedition to Africa to work with children and families affected by HIV/ AIDS and poverty. Anna Johnson is funding her own expedition through raffling a signed Boro shirt and so really needs your help. Anna Johnson is going on a World Challenge expedition to Malawi in 2017. She hopes to make a difference to the lives of teenage girls. But first as part of the challenge she is required to raise her own expedition fee and project costs. Anna ....


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Ugo Ehiogu Rip

It was with shock and sadness that we heard the news this morning that Ugo Ehiogu has passed away at just 44 years of age. Ugo who was working in the youth set-up at Spurs suffered a Cardiac Arrest yesterday and subsequently passed away. Ugo will always be remembered as a heroic centre back in our one and only Cup Final victory in the Carling Cup v Bolton. His saving block against Bolton typified Ugo\'s style and wilingness to put his body in line. He formed one of the greatest ever Boro ....


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Side By Side At The Riverside

  Middlesbrough Football Club is launching its first ever Equality Programme, RiverSideBySide, which aims to help the club promote equality by treating people fairly and with respect.   The campaign is based around diversity, equality and inclusion and is supported at every level within the club.   MFC’s commitment is to eliminate discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy & ....


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Mfc Foundationís Team Up To Tackle Primary School Attendance Issues

Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation are delighted to announce a partnership with Tees Valley Community Foundation to tackle primary school attendance figures issues in the area. The Roary’s Class Acts Primary School Attendance Programme, which already runs in Middlesbrough and is part funded by the Premier League, The Professional Footballers’ Association, and the Cleveland Centre is now set to provide support to an additional 16 schools across Tees Valley, engaging with up to ....


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Boro Fanzone

This weekend’s match against Burnley will see Boro’s new FanZone open at the Riverside Stadium for the very first time. The FanZone, created in association with Durham Tees Valley Airport, is located outside the North Stand and opens at 12 noon, with events and entertainment right up until 15 minutes before Saturday’s 3pm kick-off. Featuring live music, food and drink, and a host of competitions, games and giveaways, it’s the best place to soak up the ....


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Rockliffe Hall Raise Funds For Mfc Foundation

MFC Foundation is delighted to announce that Rockliffe Hall Golf and Spa Hotel has raised £3976 for the charity through the sales of their Afternoon Teas. Thanks to their kind generosity, from September to January £1 from every tea sold at the luxurious five-star resort was donated to the Foundation. Rockliffe Hall Chief Executive Eamonn Elliott presented a cheque to Head of MFC Foundation, Helena Bowman, prior to Middlesbrough’s Premier League fixture with Manchester United ....


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Aitor Karanka Gone

  In a short statement on Middlesbrough\'s official website it was announced that Aitor Karanka\'s time at the club has come to an end. The statement reads as follows: Middlesbrough Football Club can today confirm the departure of Head Coach Aitor Karanka. Following discussions, both parties have agreed that it is in the best interests of the club to make this change. The club would like to thank Aitor for all his hard work over the past three-and-a-half years and for the ....


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Boro Fans Forum Making Progress

  The recently-formed body bringing together Middlesbrough Football Club supporters groups is already making progress and is working closely with the club on a range of issues. That was the message from Middlesbrough Supporters Forum founder Chris Joseph after its second meeting this week at which topics discussed included season ticket prices, the cost of travel to away games—and the sound levels at the Riverside. The Forum brings together groups including Middlesbrough ....


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Top Road Race Returns In Aliís Honour

The Voice of the Boro will be heard loud and clear when one of the region’s most popular events returns. The Ali Brownlee Riverside Run was first renamed last year in honour of the local broadcasting legend who died last February after a short battle with cancer. The new name for the Middlesbrough 5k Road Race and 2k Fun becomes a permanent fixture when the event returns on Sunday, July 2. Middlesbrough Council and leisure services partner Everyone Active are hoping for another ....


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Boroís Quarter Final Date With Destiny

The big fixtures are coming thick and fast for Boro fans as the date and time for our home Quarter Final tie v Man City or Huddersfield has been revealed.   Boro’s Emirates FA Cup quarter-final at Riverside has been confirmed for Saturday March 11 (12:15pm) and the game will be broadcast live on BT Sport Two. So, that is a high noon date with destiny as Boro attempt to make it through to a Wembley semi final for the first time. We will not know our opponents until Man City ....


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