Middlesbrough Supporters South and Millwall fans are set to go in to battle for the fourth time to raise money for the Finlay Cooper Fund as they face one another at the New Den in a friendly charity match. The two sets of fans from Colin Coopers former clubs first met at Eston Academy in 2006 where Millwall came out convincing winners. Boro won the second game convincingly by a 7-2 scoreline at the New Den in 2008 before the supporters shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw last May at the Riverside Stadium, with Dean Windass scoring both Boro goals.
The fourth match in the the series will take place on Saturday May 18th at the home of Millwall Football Club with former Boro players Colin Cooper and Peter Beagrie lining up alongside Boro supporters with Millwall legends Neil Harris and Gary Alexander playing for the Lions.
"The Finlay Cooper Fund was formed in August 2006, by myself and my wife Julie. We lost our son Finlay in January 2002, in a tragic choking accident and we wanted to do something positive in his name to try and help children’s causes.
So when I retired from playing football in 2006, we started to raise money in earnest with the help of a lot of generous people. Donations have been given to a large number of children’s causes including hospices, a diabetes trust and also a Cancer Ward.
With the help of people like yourselves, we hope to help children’s causes for many years to come, in Finlay’s name!
Former Middlesbrough, Millwall, Nottingham Forest and England Defender"
Friday, 01 March 2013 19:23 | Written by James Nugent |
Boro's clash with Cardiff tomorrow is being shown on foreign TV.
We've had a word with our new favourite pub, The Sheephaven Bay (where we watched Boro vs Chelsea) and they've agreed to show the game for us. The nearest tubes are Mornington Crescent and Camden Town.
Please share with fellow Boro exiles and RSVP on Facebook.
Friday, 22 February 2013 14:39 | Written by Nuge |
Boro face Millwall in Saturday's televised tea-time kick off. MSS invites all Boro fans in London to join us, have a few beers and cheer the Boro on to victory.
We've had difficulty getting a venue due to the clash with the rugby. We've managed to secure THE FLYING HORSE near Moorgate, exclusively for MSS - we have the place to ourselves! The Flying Horse serves food, a selection of real ales and lagers and has a large projector and 2 additional plasma screens.
Please RSVP on Facebook and spread the word to fellow exiled Teessiders.
Friday, 15 February 2013 18:14 | Written by James Nugent |
Boro fans heading to Crystal Palace this weekend are invited to join MSS for drinks before and after the game.
Before the game, we'll be heading to The William Stanley pub on South Norwood High Street - just a short walk from Norwood Junction station (RSVP on Facebook). Please note that due to travel disruption this weekend, both Thornton Heath and Selhurst stations are closed - leaving Norwood Junction as the only nearest station. Norwood Junction is based in Travelcard Zone 4 and is served by overground trains from Victoria (timetable) and London Bridge (timetable).
Tuesday, 15 January 2013 20:46 | Written by Alistair Campbell |
GENEROUS TEESSIDE SUPPORT FOR NORTH EAST CANCER CHARITY
Wednesday, 19 December 2012 19:25 | Written by Rob Nichols |
FMTTM editor ROB NICHOLS looks back at last week's MSS Christmas Party.
I was fortunate enough to be at the pre-match press conference at Hurworth on Thursday and asked Tony Mowbray is he was looking forward to going to the MSS Party. “Party?” he retorted, ““I didn’t know it was a party. It won’t be much of a party if we don’t get the right result.”
Half way through the second half with Boro pegged back to 2-2 and the momentum firmly with the home side the party mood was in real danger of collapse. I wondered just how much comfort the Boro boss would draw after a defeat from a roomful of masks in his likeness. From the moment Ishmael Miller walloped home the winner from 20 yards this first ever MSS Party held in Peterborough was bound to be a cast iron success.
Held in a splendid back room of the Brewery Tap pub, the party was a stone’s throw from the railway mainline and only a few minutes wander from London Road. It was very nearly a pre-match sell out with only a handful of tickets held back on the door in the trust of James Nugent and the man with the red MSS party wristbands, Andy Clark.
With a win in our sails and Boro highlights from another age playing out on the wall Boro fans chatted away merrily, whilst snapping up raffle tickets and supporting Zoes Place. Proc and Neil Bausor soon arrived with the real Tony Mowbray, as opposed to the masked variety and despite being hoarse the Boro boss addressed and enthralled the audience. He fielded questions and not all friendly fire, either. Subjects tackled ranged from Stewart Downing to tactics v Peterborough, tactics in our defeat v Bristol City. And does he over-do it on the tactics front?
The answers were comprehensive, honest and extremely revealing of the processes Mowbray and his staff deploy in the task to leave this Championship behind. From a thoroughly overhauled scouting system to studying stats and facts with an analyst on the bus home no stone is left unturned. As Mowbray pointed out in this day and age you cannot afford not to be so diligent and far reaching in your preparation and approach. Mowbray ended by talking of how much he lived for football and the task in hand of gaining promotion for Boro. No one present was with any doubts that he meant exactly what he said.
Before the party Tony Mowbray had this to say about his appearance at the party. “And the bottom line for me is I’m going just out of respect for the people who follow our club and I think whatever the result is the supporters who travel a lot to watch us and live down south and have no less passion for the football club than the people who live on Teesside. I think it is important that the club show that and give them something back.”
After the departure of the Middlesbrough party it was time for some serious drinking and eating the copious and extremely palatable spread. Then off to the station and heading into the night, with smiles on our faces and hope in our hearts from what had been a top day and night in the other Boro, The Posh Boro. Thanks for a great party MSS.