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Boro Kick Off Against Former Premier Duo

  Neil Warnock\'s Boro will kick off the new season away at Watford and then follow it up with a first home game against fellow relegated Bournemouth. So Boro will start the campaign with two tough tests against teams that fell through the top flight trapdoor on the very last day of action. This later than normal kick off takes place on the weekend of September 12th. In a very compressed season with 13 midweek clashes Boro will know their final fate after the final game at home to ....


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Mark Motley New Boro Supporters Chair

  Mark Motley has been appointed as the new chairman of the Middlesbrough Supporters Forum... The Middlesbrough Supporters South representative on the Forum, Mark was unanimously voted into the role during a recent Zoom meeting. The MSF constitution allows for an opportunity of re-election of officials after the end of each season. Former chairman Chris Joseph will remain in his role of Honorary President and Peter Hodgson continues with the secretary duties. Mark Motley said: ....


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New Shirt Celebrates 25 Years At Riverside

  Fresh from being confirmed as Boro boss for the next season Neil Warnock has now unveiled the new Boro shirt that has a firm nod to nostalgia to mark 25 years at the Riverside. The quarter century landmark will be celebrated next season with the favourite chest band kit the colours of Charlton\'s Champions and personally introduced by the great manager who of course so sadly recently passed away. It is always great to see Boro line up in the iconic colours. Fans can line up ....


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Mfc Foundation Steps Up To The Plate

  MFC Foundation is delighted to announce a partnership with the renowned Applebridge Family group of businesses that will see 30,000 hot meals and free school meals delivered throughout Teesside during the six weeks of school summer term. The aim is to produce and distribute approximately 1,000 free meals a day, for a 6-week period, to the children of families who need it the most in Teesside. Working in partnership with Middlesbrough FC Foundation, Applebridge Family have donated ....


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Fa Ceo Update On The Impact Of Covid-19

  Covid-19 has had a significant impact on The FA and we now have a greater understanding of the long-term and irreversible effect of the pandemic on our finances. It might seem that football has weathered the storm by getting the top flight men\'s game playing again. However, unfortunately the past few months have impacted The FA severely and we have lost a significant amount of money that we can never recoup. We also anticipate that many of our future revenue streams will be ....


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Neil Warnock Boro\'s Red Adair

  Neil Warnock swept into town, with a smile and a bag full of experience to save Boro\'s Championship status. He loves the challenge of pitting himself against these sorts of scenario\'s he told this afternoon\'s ZOOM press conference. Eight games left and he says he will give it his best shot to keep us up. And that is what he will demand from his players. You cannot ask for more than that. Neil Warnock travelled up from his home in Cornwall to meet with Steve Gibson, someone he ....


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Woodgate Out Warnock In

  Boro fans have started the day with the shock news of the sacking of manager Jonathan Woodgate. The humbling 3-0 defeat to Swansea City has cast the shadow of relegation over the club and the area. We were just so far second best in that game. The reaction on social media and over the radio waves from lockdown fans was a tidal wave of criticism. The chairman obviously felt he had to act. Boro owner Steve Gibson has obviously felt he could not risk the club falling into the third ....


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Two More Boro Giants Available For Beck Charity Game

  Middlesbrough Council is offering up two giants of Boro\'s history for the proposed post-Coronavirus charity match at the Riverside Stadium. The club\'s former striker Mikkel Beck is organising a game between the iconic team of 1996-97 which reached two cup finals and was relegated and the Carling Cup winning team of 2004. Already Boro legends including Juninho, Fabrizio Ravanelli, Emerson, Gaizka Mendieta and Bolo Zenden have signed up to play in the game, which will be ....


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Efl Statement Of Intent

At an extraordinary general meeting on Tuesday June 9, EFL clubs voted on proposals in respect of changes to EFL regulations in the event season 2019/20 is curtailed. Proposals were submitted by Barnsley and Tranmere Rovers alongside amendments to an EFL board proposal which were put forward by Lincoln City, Stevenage and Ipswich Town. Following a vote on each by all 71 clubs, it was overwhelmingly agreed (by a majority of all clubs and a majority in the Championship) to adopt the EFL ....


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Boro Fixtures Announced

  So, the season looks set to resume at last but sadly it will be behind closed doors. The games will be played out in the same order but only now it will be summer football in the empty stadia. Nine matches then to secure Championship safety for Jonathan Woodgate\'s Boro. The re-start is the game originally called off just 24 hours in advance Boro v Swansea City will be played at the Riverside on Saturday June 20 (3pm). Next we travel, or rather the team travels to a team that ....


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New Art Of Ayresome Exhibition Celebrates Iconic Football Ground

  A new online football art exhibition celebrating Boro’s former Ayresome Park home has been launched today (Friday, June 5) by Middlesbrough Football Club as part of a collaboration led by historian Dr Tosh Warwick. Bringing together work spanning the early 1900s to the modern day from acclaimed architects, cartoonists, illustrators, painters, photographers and sculptors, Art of Ayresome celebrates the people, performances and place that defined the club for almost a ....


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Information For 2019/20 Season Card Holders

  Following confirmation that the 2019/20 Championship season will now be completed behind closed doors, we’d like to thank our fans for the patience they have shown during what is an unprecedented situation. During this period, a number of fans have already pledged their support for next season by renewing their Season Cards, despite the uncertainty. Season Cards are such an important part of our finances, and we’d like to thank you all. We are continuing to follow ....


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June 20 Re-start For Boro

Following Saturday’s announcement by the government to allow elite sporting events to return behind closed doors, the EFL has this weekend agreed to a provisional restart date of the weekend of June 20 2020 for matches in the Sky Bet Championship. The date is subject to the strict proviso that all safety requirements and government guidance is met; and that clubs receive clearance from their local authorities in order to stage matches at their home grounds. After discussing ....


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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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