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Can Boro Tame Rangers?

  Boro must put a halt to a disappointing sequence of results by picking up points at the home of QPR on Saturday. That means the second successive head to head with a former manager as we take on Steve McClaren\'s team in hoops. Let\'s hope the 2000+ strong away army roar us on to victory. Kick off 3pm. Boro aim to put the dodgy home results in the past and pick up from where we left off last time in West London, namely equalling the victory at Brentford earned last month. ....


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Back To The League At Brentford

  Boro hope to blast back into League action with a tea time treat at Brentford,on Saturday. We enjoy a great record down at the home of the Bees but it is never an easy challenge. Can we record a victory in what will be our last ever league game at Griffin Park. 5.30pm kick off Saturday. Come on Boro. Boro fans hope that the team can take off again from where we left off with that big 2-0 victory against Wigan. Jordan Hugill limped off after scoring both goals he will hope to back ....


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Can Boro Take Out Stoke?

Back to Championship action as Boro fans travel to Stoke tomorrow looking to put one over the team relegated from the Premier. Boro know all about being weighed down by the weight of expectation to bounce back first time of asking to the Premier League. Boro must ensure The Potters problems continue. Our team from the north east must respond positively to an ego bruising home game with Derby County. Kick off 5.30pm at the ground formerly known as the Britannia for tea time satellite ....


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Can Boro Take Out Palace To Make Last Eight?

Boro have a chance to be giant-killers tonight when coming face to face with Premier Crystal Palace in the Carabao Cup, fourth round at the Riverside. This tie pits Tony Pulis against former England boss, Roy Hodgson and also against his old club from south London. It also gives Boro fans the chance to see a team in red topple players gracing the Sky televised draw with Arsenal just last Sunday. The League Cup run has been top entertainment for Boro fans so far; make sure you are part of the ....


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From Wednesday To Tuesday Utb#

Boro look to build on Friday’s victory away to Sheff Wed by bringing the form back home for a Riverside win against Rotherham tonight. Kick off at 7.45pm. Be there and support your Boro. Goals by Mo Besic and Britt Assombalonga set up the 2-1 win at Hillsborough on fantastic Friday. It proved enough to both hold out against the Adam Reach inspired Owls comeback and also hold off the rest of the promotion pack playing over the weekend. Boro go into tonight’s game knowing victory ....


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Beating Wednesday On Friday

  Boro return to Championship action tonight as we look to bounce back from defeat by beating Sheffield Wednesday tonight at Hillsborough, 7.45pm kick off. We could really do with a positive result this side of the international break. At this stage of the season it is probably best to break the season up as segments between the pauses for international games. There is no doubt we were flying before the first full stop. That draw at Leeds might have kept us second but it was a moral ....


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Pressure On But Boro Can Pull Up Trees

Boro go into Saturday’s game with Nottingham Forest still tied for the lead. We are now the meat in a Yorkshire bap between Leeds and Sheffield United. West Brom pulled back a 2 goal deficit at Sheff Wed to be also breathing down our necks again. Can we shoot to victory at the Riverside to strengthen our hand going into the international break? It was much more like it from Boro at Portman Road on Tuesday night. Great reward for all the intrepid long distance awayday travellers to see ....


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Can Boro Bounce Back At Ipswich?

Boro need to get back on track with a victory at Ipswich tonight. After starting the season like a train we have come off the rails somewhat of late. Kick off 7.45pm - a long, long journey away in East Anglia. Since the last international break Boro have been struggling to find a path to the net. Even so at Hull on Saturday we were chanting “top of the league” before the whole thing came crashing down around our ears. Wily Chris Martin, freshly booked for diving, crashed to the ....


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Boro Must Bounce Back V Bolton

  Boro need to bounce back this evening and take full points from visitors Bolton Wanderers. A first defeat of the season away at Norwich has raised question marks against Boro\'s strong start. With Leeds winning impressively last night we need to play catch up and grasp the opportunity of the first of two successive home games this week to push our way to the top of the pack once more. Boro v Bolton Wanderers, Riverside, 7.45pm. BE THERE. A rare Wednesday kick off at home for Boro ....


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Boro V Leeds And Leeds And Transfer Window Cleaning

The final day of the loan transfer window and also a little matter of a Boro match at Leeds to play. It is all happening at Boro with Ins and Outs and hopefully not too much disruption for Tony Pulis plans for what is looking to be the match of the season so far. A head to head between the two form horses out up front in the promotion race. And of course then throw in the fact it is always a red and white hot fixture, Boro v Leeds United. Frantic Friday or what? Yesterday Boro brought in ....


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Pulis Praise For Travelling Fans

  Boro make the long journey south west this weekend as we take our unbeaten run for a big test run to Bristol City. Ashton Gate has been a graveyard for Boro so often in recent seasons. Garry Monk\'s Boro were battered and bruised in defeat last season. Can Tony Pulis keep this unbeaten and table topping start going on Saturday. Can Boro keep up the momentum? 3Pm kick off, Ashton Gate. See you there. At today\'s 9am press conference I asked Tony about his opinion on the large ....


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Shoot The Magpies Out Of The Cup

  Boro take on Notts County tonight at the Riverside in the First Round of the Carabao Cup, that\'s League Cup to you and me. 7.45pm kick off. Get down to support a team that will feature many of highly promising young kids. Boro start out on the cup trail tonight and tackle the oldest club in the League, Notts County, of League Two. The same club shocked us by inflicting a League Cup defeat over us back in 2006, we were top flight at the time. It didn\'t go down well. But that is ....


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Can Boro Calm The Nerves And Blunt The Blades?

Boro open the Riverside account tonight taking on fellow promotion nearlies Sheffield United tonight. Kick off 7.45pm. In a repeat of last season’s opening game, it gives a chance to reflect on all that has happened in the 12 months since we started as promotion favourites. Is a squad depleted of some of its stars still good enough to mount a challenge this term under Tony Pulis? Boro fans are shell shocked after the exit of the Tees crown jewels Bamford, Gibson and Traore. Talking of ....


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All Change For Boro At Dale

  Boro take the pre season show on the road again at Rochdale tonight where manager Tony Pulis promises to shake up the team. Boro kick off at the ground formerly and fantastically known as Spotland at 7.30pm. Tickets on the door. Adults £10 Under 16s £5. Following hot on the heels of our 4-3 defeat at Accrington Stanley, Tony Pulis will be looking to start other members of the squad. With Boro playing at Hartlepool (Friday) and Sunderland (Saturday) he is keen for ....


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Still In It To Win It

  A 1-0 goal defeat at the Riverside on Saturday leaves Boro with a mountain to climb to overcome Aston Villa in the play offs semi final. But you don\'t win promotion to the Premier League without scaling the heights and Boro have the resilience and the weaponry to shake Villa out of their box seat at Villa Park on Tuesday. It is half time in this tie and Boro are one behind but we have shown recently that there is no fear from coming back from goals conceded to win games. This tie ....


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Boro Should Pull No Punches V Ipswich

  Can Boro keep up the momentum by finishing with a win at Ipswich on Sunday? Boro might have made the play offs but it is important to enter those head to heads with a real head of steam. Let\'s end the campaign on a high. Tony Pulis admitted it is a balancing act now in ensuring there are no unnecessary risks taken ahead of the play offs. We don\'t want to pick up any injuries so you wonder kif we will risk Mo Besic who has struggled to train much this week. But on the other hand ....


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Could Millwall Defeat Open The Door For Boro?

  That 3-0 defeat for Millwall coupled with the fact the Lions must play at Boro next weekend and then clash with Aston Villa must give us every chance to finish above them. In fact if we could get a positive result at Derby we could come close to finishing their challenge at the Riverside next weekend. It is not just a three horse race of course and things can change week by week but the task in hand now is not to get beaten. But a victory and revenge over that 3 goal drubbing by ....


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Boro Must Blitz Bristol

  Boro need to bounce back from defeat and burst the Riverside bubble of Bristol City this afternoon. This should be an enthralling contest. Come on down to the Tees side. 3pm Kick off. Boro were booted out of the 6th spot by a whirlwind first half from Sheffield United on Tuesday night. We will carry some of the carnage into today\'s contest with skipper Grant Leadbitter (harshly) red carded in that stormy first period. Boro did take positives from that contest with a brave and ....


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Going For Burton

Boro need to quickly consign the Wolves loss to history by defeating struggling Burton in this Easter Monday afternoon clash. We have been helped by other teams around us also failing to win but the whole top end of the table is now so compressed. We need to get some momentum going again with an away win this afternoon at the Pirelli Stadium. Kick off 3pm. Following our draw at Brentford and defeat to Wolves Boro have only just about held on to the play offs in sixth place. Although we are ....


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Can Boro Topple Top Place Wolves?

It is a Good Friday showdown to savour as Boro lock horns with Championship leaders Wolves at the Riverside. If 6th place Boro could win this tea time thriller then it would be a massive boost in confidence as well as points for our play off push. Kick off 5.30pm. Sixth place Boro attempt to re write this season\'s formbook by finally beating a top six team. They don\'t come much more difficult to depose than Nuno Espirito Santo\'s team of all the talents. Even without former Boro target ....


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Can Boro Sting The Bees?

Boro face a big test on Saturday. Can we overcome The Bees of Brentford to stay in 6th place at the international break? Brentford might be back in 11th place and 8 points below us but they are always difficult opponents particularly on their own Griffin Park patch. A tight little ground, with a great partisan atmosphere it is never an easy place to go and get points. Having said that it has been a very happy hunting ground for Boro over the years. A win could be a very good omen because ....


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Boro Looking To The Double Over Barnsley

Boro will not underestimate the challenge from south Yorkshire when we try and make three wins out of three on Saturday. It would be another huge 3 points if Boro could record a double over Barnsley at the Riverside tomorrow 3pm kick off. Although it is 6th plays 21st Barnsley will be scrapping for their lives to stay out of the bottom three. In 22nd place and 2 points behind the Tykes is the Birmingham side we defeated at St Andrews in midweek. That was a real backs to the wall job in the ....


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Can Boro Beat The Beast And Leeds?

Boro fans woke up to another morning of snow business and wondered if tonight\'s crunch match at home to Leeds would go ahead. If so can we get back on the victory trail down by the Riverside? The Riverside pitch is in fine fettle and the seats will be clear of all white stuff. There was no fresh snow fall last night and roads are all clear in town and around the ground but it is still not exactly March weather. The club have done everything in their powers to get tonight\'s fixture on, it ....


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Pulis Desperate For Boro Win At Sunderland

It is just possible that you have heard about the little contest this weekend; Boro take on Sunderland on Saturday, 3pm kick off. Chris Coleman maybe doesn’t think it is a derby match and Tony Pulis is keeping a diplomatic silence on the question but ask all the two and half thousand fans making the way north up the A19 on Saturday just how much this game matters. It means everything to every last one of us. Come on Boro do the treble over Sunderland and kick on towards the play ....


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Can Boro Make It Hell For Hull?

Boro play Hull City this evening, the first of two matches against our fellow relegated teams. Boro need big performances and above all positive results to restore confidence that Tony Pulis side can after all mount an assault on the play offs. The wind was whistling around the Riverside when I was down Middlehaven way at noon. Let’s hope that is subsides a bit to allow some football to be played and that we blow Hull away this evening. Boro v Hull City 7.45 pm kick off ....


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