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  1. Match Day Memories - Junior Durrani

    Match Day Memories - Junior Durrani

    I’ve always enjoyed creating things for as long as I can remember but I had never allowed myself to consider that aspect of my life as something I could spend my day doing full-time. My perspective on that gradually began to change after my Mum died of ovarian cancer in 2017. I went on...


    Over 10,000 miles away from North East England, an England v the Rest of the World football match has raised an amazing £5,500 for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. The Live Forever Cup was held in Brisbane, Australia, and was organised by 38-year-old Iain Chisholm, originally from Walker...
  3. Bank Notes

    Bank Notes

    Which one of you told me to ‘write some fiction’ after the Charlton game in December 2019? It was one of you. Anyway, over the past 18 months I’ve done just that, although ‘The Case of the Shot-shy Strikers,’ inspired by that particular game, didn’t make the final cut on this occasion. December...
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    Cattle and Cane Video

    CATTLE & CANE COLLABORATE WITH THE UNTOLD ORCHESTRA ON STUNNING NEW VIDEO Earlier this year, The Untold Orchestra invited Teesside siblings Joe and Helen Hammill, aka Cattle & Cane, over to The Albert Hall in Manchester to record a special version of ‘Golden’: “We’ve spent most of the year...
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    The autobiography Vin Garbutt wrote in his final years has rocketed to number one in Amazon’s Biographies of Folk Musicians chart within 24 hours of its release in paperback and ebook versions on Monday (November 8). Folk legend Vin, who was 69, passed away on June 6 2017 after undergoing heart...
  6. Buy Issue 620

    Buy Issue 620

    Boro v Millwall - the start of the Wilder Way.. BUY HERE
  7. Effective Football - The Chris Wilder Way

    Effective Football - The Chris Wilder Way

    Chris Wilder held his first pre match press conference today and laid out his mantra that his Middlesbrough team would play effective football. No pigeon-holing but whichever way it takes to win. Gone were the zoom meetings as Chris Wilder waved in a new era by holding his first pre-match media...
  8. Deer Shed 12

    Deer Shed 12

    After two years of only being able to provide a small covid safe family festival the North Yokshire music and comedy and so much else weekender is bouncing back in style next year - here is a list of the first acts to be confirmed. "We are super excited to share with you our first music...


    A beautiful new artwork inspired by one of Sir Bobby Robson’s best-loved quotes is now available for sale as a Christmas card to benefit his cancer charity. Created especially for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation by Newcastle-based artist, Peter Francis, it shows two children seeing a floodlit...
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    The Ambition of Chris Wilder - 1st Press Conference

    Chris Wilder met the media this afternoon via ZOOM hosting his first conference live from the training ground. In all the media conference lasted about 45 minutes in which the former Sheffield United boss paid out some of his vision in reply to questions from radio, tv and written press. What...
  11. Chris Wilder Replaces Neil Warnock

    Chris Wilder Replaces Neil Warnock

    Boro have parted company with boss Neil Warnock and his trusty lieutenants Kevin Blackwell and Ronnie Jepson and rapidly filled the vacancy with Chris Wilder, another former Sheff Utd manager and fan, funnily enough. There were strange scenes following Boro's battling draw away at third place...
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    Neil Warnock Before Cardiff away

    At the end of the press conference this morning I put a few questions to manager Neil Warnock ahead of the long trip to South Wales. Q: Last week – you talked about backs to the wall and all needing to pull together – we all did that with great success. I suppose it shows how quickly things...
  13. Buy Issue 619

    Buy Issue 619

    Versus Peterborough - Posh Boro After the international break can we bounce back with games against struggling Posh Boro and Barnsley - we'll have to do it without a defence it seems. It is fair to say that there have also been some distractions provided by events up the A19 in Newcastle - and a...
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    Can We Bounce Back From Reading Defeat

    Massive disappointment for Boro fans after another defeat at Reading. Now Boro must look to regroup and bounce back tonight again Sheffield United at the Riverside. Kick off 7.45pm. Boro have just 2 wins this season and are languishing down in 18th place, a far cry from what everyone hoped would...
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    Buy Issue 618

    Issue 618 v Blackpool - now on sale. UK ONLY
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    The Farther Corner Extra Time

    With Daniel Gray and Harry Pearson Base Camp, Middlesbrough Friday 17th September doors 6pm for 7pm kick off Tickets: £5 Two of the North East’s greatest – and most life-affirming – football writers and broadcasters on stage with host Rob Nichols from Fly Me to the Moon Expect chats and...
  17. Boro Fans Shake Stumps on Minibus Advertising Deal

    Boro Fans Shake Stumps on Minibus Advertising Deal

    In the wake of Britain’s mega successful Paralympics in Tokyo, Paddy Cronesberry Chair of MDSA(Middlesbrough Disabled Supporters Association) and Chris Joseph(Founder of the Middlesbrough Supporters Forum) are getting ready for sport closer to home. They have “shaken stumps” on a four figure...
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    Warnock Staying in the Picture away at Derby

    Neil Warnock looked ahead to the trip to Derby and hopefully an opportunity to bounce back from the big disappointment of home defeat to 10 men QPR. I asked Neil about the part the away fans could play this season. Could it make a big difference from the empty stadia of last campaign? Fly...
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    Warnock's Rallying Cry to the Fans on Riverside Return

    Although Boro may be limited in resources just now, nothing at all will spoil Boro's big return to the Riverside tomorrow. A minute's applause. Everyone wear red. It will be emotional and it will be memorable. And for Neil Warnock it is the moment he has been waiting for since day one. Boro v...
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    Let's Enjoy It - The Message from Neil Warnock

    The first game of the new season is fast approaching now and Boro face a big test against Warnock's promotion favourites Fulham. For the second season in a row we face a big test in our first match against a relegated, parachute supported side. Hopefully we can one better than a valiant defeat...