Thursday, 21 August 2014 13:26 | Written by Taylor |
MSS invites all Boro fans to the annual MSS Grant Harrison Pool Tournament to held at the Hurricane Rooms near Kings Cross Station at 7.30pm on Thursday the 18th September.
Our friend and MSS member Grant Harrison tragically died at the age of 36 on January 6th 2012 and will always be remembered for his personality. He was a raging bull, an indomitable force, a man with his feet on the ground, he will always be missed, always mourned, never lost but always found. His loving partner Debbie will be in attendance on the 18th and present the award to the winner.
The Grant Harrison Pool Tournament is an annual event for all Boro fans in the Capital. The tournament follows the Football World Cup set up with members placed into groups with the top two moving into the second round, then quarters and semis before the third / fourth playoff and grand final.
The winner takes home a hand crafted pool cue, a special Grant Harrison engraved plate as well as the coveted Grant Harrison Trophy. The Grant Harrison Trophy is a trophy of beauty, a trophy of pulchritude that engulfs those who hold it with a sense of pride and gratification, a feeling of amour-propre.
Previous winners and holders of the trophy include Jo ‘pee wee’ Thompson, centre midfielder for the MSS football first team and key member of the MSS pool team. The current champion is Grant Harrison's closest friend Paul ‘Digger’ De Graves who famously wore a smile so cheesy on winning that it rivalled Joseph Desire Job when he wonderfully scored what was then the quickest League Cup final goal ever on that famous day in 2004.
The top four in the tournament win an automatic place onto the MSS pool team (if they so wish) with Johna Gallaghers captains pick for the remaining squad members. The APFSCIL pool league is made up of rivals such as current champions Newcastle, Sunderland and bitter rivals Hull and begins in October 2014 with 10 games throughout the season.
Over recent years the MSS has gone from strength to strength with three successful football teams, a strong pool team and regular poker matches as well as a vibrant and welcoming social scene. The tournament provides an incredibly unique opportunity to meet other Middlesbrough fans living in the Southern region. The community has developed in to a strong group of friends coalesced together through good humor and the love of our hometown team. If you want to join in the pool tournament to play a few games and meet like minds then buy your entry ticket below. Tickets cost £10; which covers cost of tables and a small donation to a charity of Debbie's choosing.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 13:50 | Written by James Nugent |
Boro’s clash with Leeds this weekend (Sat 16th 12:15pm KO) is to be televised on Sky Sports. MSS invites all London-based fans to join us at the Roxy Bar and Screen on Borough High Street to watch the game on their giant cinema screen.
Boro have made an impressive start to the season with 5 goals and no shots-on-target conceded. Leeds in contrast appear to be in disarray. Thankfully boggie men Becchio and McCormack have moved to pastures new and the only obstacle preventing a convincing Boro victory is Paddy Kenny's sizeable frame; seemingly toned to perfection following a pre-season tour of Newboulds.
Let's get the campaign off to a flyer. We continue to need a good turn-out at the Roxy to allow us to use it despite competition from other, larger televised games. Get yourself to BOROugh High Street, see some old friends, show off your holiday photos and get down to the serious business of cheering the Boro to victory.
We will also be raffling off a signed Boro shirt to boost the coffers.
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 13:27 | Written by James Nugent |
The MSS football team faces old rivals Aberdeen this SATURDAY at 7:30pm in the APFSCIL League David Baister Cup final. MSS will be appearing in their 3rd cup final in 4 years and looking to secure only their 2nd ever victory.
The match will take place at the Matchroom Stadium, Brisbane Road - the home of Leyton Orient. We would like to invite all Boro fans in the capital to join us and cheer on our lads to victory.
Entrance is FREE and the supporters bar will be open after the game.
Wear your colours, bring your friends and find your voices. COME ON BORO. RSVP on Facebook.
Thursday, 10 April 2014 12:22 | Written by James Nugent |
Boro's clash with Burnley is being shown on foreign TV. We've had a word with The Sheephaven Bay (where we watched Boro vs Doncaster) and they've agreed to show the game for us. Nearest tube: Mornington Crescent / Camden.
Patched-up Boro will be looking to build on their run of recent good form and spoil Burnley's promotion party. 3:07pm Kick off.
Please share with fellow Boro exiles and RSVP on Facebook.
Sunday, 23 March 2014 21:53 | Written by James Nugent |
Watertight Boro visit Brighton on Saturday 29th March. Boro will be looking to repeat last year's victory at the Amex in what is a popular away day for MSS members.
Tickets can be bought through the MSS online shop to ensure that you are sat with fellow MSS members. The MSS shop is a simple, two-click process with tickets delivered direct to your door in the week before the game. The deadline for ticket sales is Tuesday 25th March at 12noon and you can read our ticket FAQ here.
Boro fans travelling from London (Blackfriars) can save at least 25% on return tickets to London and Brighton at the weekend when you ask for Super Off-Peak. Tickets to and from Brighton are only £10 when travelling on First Capital Connect services. Finally, 3 or 4 people travel for the price of 2 Off-Peak with GroupSave. Use it together with Super Off-Peak to save even more. Up to four children under 15 can travel for up to £1 each with every adult ticket holder. And even better, under fives go free! More details here.
All fans are invited to join MSS for pre-match drinks at the The Prince Albert on Trafalgar Street. The Prince Albert has outdoor seating (ideal for sunny days), serves local beers, screens showing sport and is only a short walk from Brighton Station.
From here, we'll be making our way to the game by catching the train to Falmer - 6 minutes from Brighton and within walking distance of the ground. View the timetable here. Travel to Falmer is included in the cost of the match-ticket; fans heading to the game do not need to purchase a ticket from Brighton to Falmer.
Planning on joining us? Leave a comment below.