The Official MFC Singapore supporters club was founded by Ariff Ahmad on the 3rd June 2004, Ariff's passion for the club inspired him to identify other local and expatriates Middlesbrough supporters to create awareness and develop the growing Asian interest in Middlesbrough Football Club. Mr Steve Gibson the Chairman of Middlesbrough Football Club endorsed the formation of the MFC Singapore Supporters Club with an official letter presented in Singapore.



Sunday, February 29, 2004

2004 Carling Cup Final - Bolton vs Middlesbrough

The 2004 Carling Cup Final was played between Bolton Wanderers and Middlesbrough. Middlesbrough won the game 2-1 to clinch their first major trophy. Joseph-Désiré Job's second minute goal was the fastest ever scored in a League Cup final, but this record would be broken a year later by Liverpool's John Arne Riise. 5 minutes later, Middlesbrough won a penalty after Job was tripped in the box. Zenden stepped up to take the kick and was in the end fortunate to beat Jääskeläinen as he slipped while about to kick and as a result the ball went straight at the keeper but Jääskeläinen had dived to his left and the ball sailed in. Davies pulled one back for Bolton on 21 minutes but it wasn't enough and Boro were able to celebrate when the final whistle blew.

It remains the only League Cup final ever to have been played on the 29th February.

Attendance: 72,634
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Referee: Mike Riley (West Yorkshire)

Bolton Wanderers .... 1
Davies Goal 21'

Job Goal 2'Zenden Goal 7' (pen.)