Football Remembers

MFC are joining forces with the Premier League, The FA, EFL and the PFA under the banner of ‘Football Remembers’, marking the Armistice Centenary and Remembrance weekend.

On November 11 1918, the Armistice was signed, signalling the end of World War One. One century on, England’s four football bodies will be part of the nationwide commemorations, with support from Premier League Clubs, EFL Clubs and the English national teams paying tribute through a variety of activities.

We will recognise the Armistice Centenary as part of our Remembrance commemorations taking place tomorrow. We will be joined by the British Legion, Military Police, Sedgefield War Veterans, Teesside Parachute Regiment, and the Yorkshire Regiment.

As at Stoke last weekend, we will be wearing poppy shirts and a bespoke commemorative coin from the Royal British Legion will be used for the coin toss to pay tribute and say thank you to all those involved in the First World War.

There will also be a minute’s silence ahead of the game.

Remembrance Tree

A tree of remembrance was planted at Rockliffe this morning as part of Football Remembers For Club and Country to create a legacy of our First World War history.

The tree remembers the Boro players who sadly lost their lives in WWI and has the names of Andrew Jackson, Robert Atherton, Henry Cook, John Harkins, Donald Mcleod, David Murphy, Archibald Wilson, and Richard Wynn scripted on a plaque.

Shirt Auction

We are once again taking part in the Remembrance Weekend Auction campaign in support of the Royal British Legion. The poppy shirts from tomorrow's game and last weekend’s at Stoke will be auctioned online in the coming weeks. Full details will be on shortly.

Yorkshire Regiment Trophy – Champions Of Yorkshire

The Yorkshire Regiment Trophy will be presented to the club for the first time tomorrow afternoon. The Regiment awards points for matches between Yorkshire clubs, and our results against our nearest rivals last season, ensured we became the official champions of Yorkshire for 2017/18.

WWII Vet Makes The Draw

John Jeffries, a 96-year-old WWII Airborne veteran will be making the half-time draw. John was wounded when parachuting onto the drop zone at Arnhem, Holland in September 1944 and became a Prisoner of War. Last year he did a Tandem parachute descent at the Peterlee Parachute Centre with the Red Devils Freefall Display Team to raise money for the Blood Runners Charity. He also did a tandem parachute jump onto the very same drop zone where he was wounded. This year John and his family have continued with their fund-raising efforts. So far they have raised over £4000 for the Blood Runners.


21,000 tickets have been sold for tomorrow's match against the Latics as Tony Pulis' side aim to keep the pressure on towards the top of the Championship table. 

Tickets start from £27 for adults, £18 for over 65s and £13 for Under-18s.

Buy tickets online for Boro v Wigan Athletic 

MFC Official 

Season Card holders can take advantage of 20% off all MFC merchandise, mini kits, training gear, goalkeeper kits and home and away socks and shorts with our in-store only Discount Event.*

*Discount Event excludes all home and away shirts (adults and childrens). 

Season Card holders must present their Season Card at the point of purchase to obtain the discount and the discount cannot be used with any other offers or discounts. 

The club store at the Riverside Stadium will be open right up until kick-off. 

Shop online at MFC Official Direct 

Big Screen Messages 

Got a Boro birthday to celebrate? Or someone special visiting the Riverside for the first time?

Whatever the occasion, send us your messages on Twitter with the hashtag #UTB and we'll be selecting them to be shown on the Big Screen in the lead-up to kick-off and at half-time. 

Shoe Aid 

Over 300 pairs of shoes have been collected as part of Shoe Aid. Huge thanks to everyone who has donated to the cause. 

You can find more information at


Pick up your copy of our official matchday programme #UTB for just £2 in and around the Riverside Stadium. Tomorrow's issue contains our regular player features with midfielder Jonny Howson and on-loan defender Danny Batth, notes from manager Tony Pulis, a detailed look at our opponents and more.

What's On In The Generation Red Family Zone? 

Turnstiles to the GRFZ open at 12.30pm, with lots of fun to be had.

To remember those that gave their lives for our freedom - in association with WHSmith Teesside Park – we will be making a GRFZ remembrance wreath to hang on the Ayresome Park Gates. Come along to the WHSmith Creative Corner to help decorate the wreath.

Name the British Legion Teddy. The winner will be announced as soon as the sheet is complete.

Military Police - 243 Provost Company, 1 Royal Military Police (RMP) is the local RMP reserve unit within the North-East of England. 243 Provost Company will showcase their VR goggles, Self-defence Bag and mannequins.

We also have the World War Veterans Sedgefield Branch showcasing equipment from the past.

Cineworld Middlesbrough are also giving our supporters the chance to win two tickets to Cineworld in Middlesbrough. Look out for them in the GRFZ.

FREE books for families at the Riverside Stadium. We have a selection of books that you could win courtesy of the Read North East campaign. Led by the National Literacy Trust, Read North East inspires children and families across the region to share stories together and aims to improve literacy levels.

Tees Valley Wildlife Eco-therapy - raising awareness about how nature helps mental health and wellbeing.

Want to be involved in our pre-match build-up? Get yourself pitchside at 2.45pm and you could be one of our lucky flag wavers! 

12th Man Bar 

Get yourself along to the 12th Man Bar in the North Stand after the game, with offers on food and selected drinks with plenty of music.

Our free raffle this match is a signed MFC pennant, Cleveland Centre vouchers, Frankie & Benny vouchers and a signed photo of Ryan Shotton, who has played for both teams. All supporters welcome.

Follow The Game Live 

Overseas supporters can tune into tomorrow's game against Wigan with our matchday streaming service, Riverside LIVE. 

The service includes bespoke four-camera coverage with graphics, replays and commentary from former BBC Tees and TFM commentator Gordon Cox as well as analysis from Boro legend Bernie Slaven. 

The show will get underway at 2.45pm with pre-match build-up, including the thoughts of Boro manager Tony Pulis, as well as half-time and full-time analysis. 

Live video streaming for the game is priced at £10.

Live audio-only commentary from the BBC Tees Sport team is also available and is priced at £3.

More information on Riverside LIVE

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New subscribers may be required to login again after purchase to ensure a package is activated. 

As ever, we’ll be bringing you all the action from our matchday centre, complete with behind-the-scenes build-up, minute-by-minute in-game updates, and post-match reaction from the Boro dressing room.

Don’t forget to sign up for a single MFC Digital Account to access all these features, as well as Boro's ticketing and retail websites.

More information on the MFC Digital Account.