Ultimate guide to Middlesbrough Football Programmes since 1899

The football programme is a lasting memory of a bygone era, resurrected through the language, artistry, images, and advertisements that adorn the pages of every programme, thereby providing a unique insight into the very existence of the football club throughout the generations.

This is the first in a unique series of six books that comprehensively documents every known (and unknown) match programme and fixture played by teams at various levels representing Middlesbrough Football Club since the 1899-1900 season, when the club joined the English Football League. This includes routine league and cup fixtures, plus many long forgotten and obscure friendly, postponed, and abandoned matches.

This A4 sized book has over 80 glossy pages featuring more than 150 images covering the first two decades of the twentieth century and includes:

  • Individual Middlesbrough fixture details including match scores.
  • Commentary on selected programmes including match details and related club and player information.
  • Images of selected programmes, teams, players, and press reports.
  • Details of other matches played at Linthorpe Road and Ayresome Park.

Other highlights include a special article entitled “The War Years (1914-1918)” and the effect on the club and some of its players during this period.

In addition, discover new facts which have previously never been seen in the public domain from the first two decades of the twentieth century including details of the very first game played on the hallowed turf at Ayresome Park.

The cost of the book is £15.00 (plus £4.00 postage & packing) or collection can be arranged to save on postage costs. Please email gary.bolton1@ntlworld.com to order your copy.

Images of thousands of Middlesbrough programmes in all competitions and at all levels, from the earliest known up to the present day, can be found via our Flickr account https://www.flickr.com/photos/187311548@N07/albums