Match Pack: Crystal Palace

It’s a massive game at Selhurst Park – make sure you join MSS for the prematch!


Prematch Pubs

MSS have chosen the Barrowboy and Banker at London Bridge as a prematch pub for saturday’s game. We have used the pub in the past and it is extremely close to London Bridge Station.

For those based south of the Thames who are keen to avoid a trip into Central London then join a group Boro fans who are meeting at the Moon Under Water in Balham (SW12 9BP).

Getting there

According to advice from the Crystal Palace FC website, Selhurst park is served by three train stations: Norwood Junction, Thornton Heath and Selhurst Station. The quickest route to the ground is a Norwood Junction train from London Bridge which takes either 13 or 24 minutes. The ground is a 15 minute walk from Norwood Junction station.

Mini Match Pack
Middlesbrough goals are like London buses – you wait ages for one and then three come along at once. Fresh from a free-scoring display against Oxford United the Boro turn their attention back to the meat and drink of the ongoing relegation scrap at the bottom of the Premier League – starting with a proverbial six-pointer at free-falling Crystal Palace.

Palace are in awful form. A change of calendar year and a change of manager have done nothing to arrest a slide which began in January 2016. They are bottom in the Premier League form table over the last 10 games – just four points in that time has seen them slide from lower mid-table to second bottom. The new manager bounce expected by Sam Allerdyce’s appointment never materialised, especially at home, where they are without a win since December 3rd.

Boro will look to avenge the defeat suffered when these two teams met earlier this season. Our last win at Selhurst Park came in September 2011 courtesy of a Marvin Emnes goal, however, we’ll be keen to avoid a repeat of the 4-1 drubbing suffered on our last visit in February 2013.

MSS signs up to Supporters Forum

Middlesbrough Supporters South is delighted to announce its involvement with the new Middlesbrough Supporters Forum!



A new initiative has been launched to bring together Middlesbrough Football Club supporters groups with the aim of ‘strengthening fans’ links with the club and ensuring that we can properly debate the issues which affect us all.

That is how lifetime Boro fan and founder, Chris Joseph, explains the objective of the independent Middlesbrough Supporters Forum which brings together groups including, Middlesbrough Disabled Supporters Association, Middlesbrough Supporters South, Red Faction, Twe12th Man, Middlesbrough Official Supporters Club, and media platforms, Fly Me to the Moon and RED ARMY.TV.

Chris, who is currently chair of the Forum, said “When I chaired the Middlesbrough Official Supporters Club a couple of years ago, I often used to think of the potential value to both the club and supporters of bringing together a unified group of the varied fans’ bodies and media voices.”

“Whilst all the different groups have evolved organically and must retain their own identities and indeed bring their own specific issues to MFC via the proper channels set up by the Club, there are many issues which affect us all.”

“There has never been a time when it is more vital that fans have an input into the future of the game…already this has been recognised by the Premier League through its fans’ panel, and Sky, and of course, there is increasing pressure for reform in the way the game is run”.

Mark Ellis, Chief Operating Officer of MFC said: “As a club we are always striving to engage with our fans across all spectrums. We recognise that different fan groups have different needs and opinions. The first Forum brought together a wide range of supporter groups and we were able to have constructive conversations regarding a number of different topics.”

Chris Joseph said: “We were very encouraged at the first meeting of the Forum at the Riverside that all the bodies attending – including MFC – acknowledged the potential of working in unity for the benefit of all…fans, club and football as a whole.” 

Chris Joseph can be contacted on 07974 925851 or by email on

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