Watch Swansea vs. Boro with MSS!

It’s crunch time now for Boro as we look to stay in the Premier League.


Boro face a difficult trip to resurrgent Swansea City in a relegation six pointer. The swans sit just above the drop zone with a five point lead over Steve Agnew’s men. If Boro are to remain a top flight club – three points at the Liberty Stadium are a must.

Join MSS to cheer on Middlesbrough in the first of ten cup finals.

The MSS Loyalty card will be available free of charge on the day, offering members £3 pints, drinks and mixers and 25% off food.

Please RSVP on Facebook here!

**Walkabout operates a strict ID policy so please remember to bring some proof of age. The restriction is imposed by Westminster Council.**

MSS signs up to Supporters Forum

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

 

PRESS RELEASE FROM MSF

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 chris.joseph2@ntlworld.com

Catch the latest episode of the MSS Podcast!

Don’t miss the latest episode of the Middlesbrough Supporters South Podcast!

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The pod stars are Adam Garnsey, Graham Kirby and James Howell, plus the occasional super sub, and is put together by technical wizard producer-and-editor Kieron Banerj. This weekly podcast aims to bring the latest punditry and pessimism from Middlesbrough Supporters South.

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Teesside takes over Tottenham!

As part of a special pre-match programme, we’ve teamed up with ParmStar and One Mile End for the ultimate pre-game experience.

Date: Saturday 4th February 2017

Kick off: 5:30pm

Location: White Hart Lane, N17 0AP

One Mile End (Co-Founded by a Teessider) invites Boro’s travelling faithful to their Brewery just round the corner from White Hart Lane! They will have several bars open serving a exciting range of craft beers and more. Teesside’s very own ParmStar will also be in attendance for the perfect pre-match sustenance – the Parmo!

The Brewery is located a 10-15 walk away from White Hart Lane and will be open all afternoon.

Make sure you click attending on the Facebook Event!

 

Getting There

To get to the One Mile End Brewery, the easiest route is take a train from Liverpool Street to White Hart Lane. The train journey lasts around 20 minutes and the Brewery is a 15 minute walk from there.

For those coming into Kings Cross, the quickest route is the Victoria Line up to Seven Sisters and take a bus or walk (1.5miles) from there.

Address

One Mile End Brewery

Unit 2 Compass West Industrial Estate
West Road, Tottenham
London N17 0XL

 

This promises to be a fantastic Teesside takeover of Tottenham and MSS will see you there!

MSS Match Pack: Watford!

Here’s all the information you will need to know ahead of Boro’s trip to Watford this Saturday (14th January).

Travel Details

Watford v Middlesbrough, kicks off at 15:00 on Saturday the 14th of January.

MSS Members will be getting the 12:24 train from Euston to Watford Junction which should take around 15 minutes. Please be aware when booking tickets to and from Watford that journey times vary between different providers.

London Overground takes by far the longest (around 45 minutes) while London Midland can vary from between 15 to 25 minutes depending on whether the train is direct to Watford Junction.

Watford Junction station is around a 20 minute walk from Vicarage Road with lots of watering holes on the way.

There are no planned engineering works on any of the lines into Watford this weekend.

 

Pre-match pubs

Ahead of the game, we’ll be heading to the ‘Moon Under Water’ on Watford High Street (WD17 2BS).

‘The Moon’ is a decent and large Wetherspoons serving full-English breakfasts, a selection of beers including real ale and is away-friendly. The pub is a 10 minute walk from both Watford Junction Station and Vicarage Road.

As usual, watch the MSS social media channels for movements on the day.

Mini Match Pack

One point from nine over Christmas had undone the progress made by much-needed victories over Hull and Swansea, however, many Boro fans view January as a month where we can kick on and re-establish a gap between us and the relegation zone. With optimism re-ignited by our second half performance against Sheffield Wednesday, now might be the perfect time to take on Walter Mazzarri’s faltering Watford side.

Watford started well under their new manager with just three defeats in their opening ten matches, however, the tide has well and truly turned with seven defeats in their last ten. This slump in form has coincided with an inability to keep a clean sheet – they are without one since beating Hull at the end of October.

Watford are somewhat of a bogey team for Boro over recent years with our most recent victory against the Hornets coming in October 2012 when Boro recovered from a Troy Deeney goal after 45 seconds to run out 2-1 winners at Vicarage Road. From a Boro perspective only George Friend and Grant Leadbitter remain from the team which picked up all three points that day.

 

Amendment: With the recent passing of Watford icon Graham Taylor, MSS has been informed there is a planned applause on the 72nd minute in commemoration.

A thank you from MSS and Zoe’s Place!

The Zoe’s Place Christmas Appeal has ended for another year, and what a year it has been.

 

MSS and Zoe’s Place have been more than overwhelmed with your generosity this year. The final total of gifts bought from our Amazon wish list is 136, with a donation of £217.80 raised from our signed Middlesbrough shirt raffle.

We cannot thank you enough for your contribution and support throughout this year’s Appeal.

Sue Fox, from Zoe’s Place, says she cannot thank MSS Members enough.

“This is the 6th year running now that we have been lucky enough to be supported by the Middlesbrough Supporters South forum and their generosity never ceases to amaze us. There are some wonderful charities on Teesside so to be chosen once again means a lot to us.”

“The toys and gifts we have received mean we can make sure all our children have an extra gift at Christmas. A huge thank you to everyone involved in the organising as well as everyone who has taken the time to choose and donate a gift.”

“On behalf of all the children, families and staff at Zoe’s Place we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!”

Kate Grace, who managed the MSS Christmas Appeal this year, says the success of the 2016 Appeal has been unbelievable.

“The Christmas Appeal is something we are really proud of and, on behalf of the Committee, I’d like to thank all of the MSS Members who donated gifts and contributed to the raffle before the Hull City match.”

“To nearly double the amount donated in 2015 has been fantastic and we hope we’ve helped make Christmas special for children and families at Zoe’s Place. The charity holds a special place in our hearts and we look forward to running more charity events with MSS throughout 2017.”

Earlier this week we sent Committee Member, Leila Abidi, and David Grace (Kate’s brother – pictured) to meet Sue, Rachel and the children at Zoe’s Place.

Once again, a huge well done and thank you for your contributions, we cannot express how much this will make the children smile extra bright this Christmas.

From all of the Committee here at Middlesbrough Supporters South we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

Gifts donated from the MSS Christmas Appeal

Voting for the MSS Player of the Year is open!

Voting for the annunal MSS Player of the Year award is now open!

 

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Middlesbrough FC have been through the wringer this year, from highs of Old Trafford and last gasp winners to lows of Rotherham and Charlton away. But now is the time for you to pick your MSS Player of the Year. Last year George Friend got the gong and he is surely in contention again this year.

Cast your vote here!

Voting closes at Midnight on Monday 25th April.

UPDATE: MSS Boat: Charlton

The MSS boat is back and ready to set sail for Charlton.

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After the success of last year’s boats, MSS has decided Boro fans deserve to arrive to Charlton in style. We have booked the Erasmus for Boro’s fixture with Charlton Athletic on Sunday 13th March.

Boarding for the boat will begin at 10:30am at Westminster Pier (details) – We advise passengers to arrive as close to 10:30am as possible – departure will be at around 11am. We will then set sail up and down the River Thames, taking in all its glorious sights and monuments, before finally docking at North Greenwich at around 1:15pm.

On board there are full bar facilities.

Charlton Athletic’s The Valley is just 2 miles away with a few pubs on the way.

Tickets for the boat are priced at £15 (Inc. fees) and are on sale now. Ticket costs go towards ensuring MSS can continue to run events like this in the future.

Tickets on sale here.