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.