MIDDLESBROUGH FOOTBALL CLUB


Achievements and Exploits of  The Team

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Season Starts, How The Boro FC have kicked off each season.



A - Earliest Start 6th August for season 2011/12.

Prior to this season, 2011/12, the 7th. August was Middlesbrough's earliest start for competitive games in a season. This first happened in 1999 at The Riverside for a Premier League fixture against Bradford City. It was equalled, in 2010/11, with Boro’s ‘kick-off’’ at home to Ipswich Town on 7th. August. In 2009/10 Boro also started on that date  with the opener at home to Sheffield United. This was a Friday evening game with an 8pm kick-off, in other words 5 hours ‘later’ than the other two with their 3pm kick-offs.


B - Best Starts

Successive wins - 4

1925/26 - Portsmouth [A] 5-1, Blackpool [H] 3-2, Wolves [H] 4-1, Blackpool [A] 3-2 -. Ends with Swansea [A]  0-4

1993/94 - Notts County [A] 3-2, Derby [H] 3-0, Barnsley  [A] 4-1, Wolves [A] 3-2 - Ends with Southend [A] 0-1.

1994/95 - Burnley [H] 2-0, Southend [A] 2-0, Bolton [H] 1-0, Derby [A] 1-0. - Ends with Watford [A] 1-1

all League


Undefeated run - 11  League 2011/12 - Ends with Nottingham Forest [A] 0-2 and

 12  comprising 9 League and 3 League Cup 1986/87 - Ends with Birmingham, League Cup [A]  2-3


Boro scoring at all, - 18 successive games 1956/57 - Ends with Blackburn [A] 0-1


Opposition failing to score [Clean sheets for Boro]

4 games 1994/95 (as in successive wins above)

4 games 2009/10 - Sheffield United [H] 0-0, Swansea [A] 3-0, Scunthorpe [A] 2-0, Doncaster [H] 2-0.


C - Worst Starts

Successive Defeats - 4

2001/02 - Arsenal [H] 0-4, Bolton [A] 0-1, Everton [A] 0-2, Newcastle [H] 1-4. - Ends with West Ham [H] 2-0.


Games without a win - 9  League 1954/55, - Ends  with Lincoln [H] 2-1; 1982/83, Ends with Bolton [H] 1-0; and

10  comprising 9 League and 1 League Cup, 1982/83 - Ends with  Bolton [H] 1-0


Opposition scoring - 22 successive games  1932/33 - Ends with Manchester City [H] 2-0.


Games with Boro failing to score - 3

2001/02 - Arsenal [H] 0-4, Bolton [A] 0-1, Everton [A] 0-2. - Ends with Newcastle United [H] 1-4.



Also both teams scoring

16 successive games 1956/57. - Ends with Nottingham Forest [A] won 4-0.


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