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.



Friday, July 10, 2009

M'boro Season 09/10 - Alan Smith join Boro

FORMER Crystal Palace manager Alan Smith has joined Boro in a behind-the-scenes role as football consultant to assist Gareth Southgate and his staff on a variety of issues.

The Boro manager said: "This is a key appointment made by the Chairman and I after detailed discussions. We believe Alan brings with him many qualities that we have not previously possessed.

"It's very much a behind-the-scenes role and won't involve Alan being on the training pitch or in the dressing room, but I'm delighted to have him on board to help us push for promotion."

Smith was manager and Southgate captain when Crystal Palace won promotion to the Premier League in 1993-94, clinching the First Division title with a 3-2 victory over Boro at Ayresome Park, a result that signalled the end of Lennie Lawrence's managerial reign.

He led Palace to three cup semi-finals during his two spells as manager at Selhurst Park, while he also had stints as manager of Wycombe and as Fulham's Academy Director under Kevin Keegan.