Apple apps for Middlesbrough F.C. supporters

By Marlon Votta - Sep 28, 2011

Supporters of Boro will be pleased to know there are a few Apple apps available that are compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Middlesbrough F.C. also known as Smoggies or Boro, are an English football club based in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, who play in the Football League Championship. Formed in 1876, they have played at the Riverside Stadium since August 1995, their third ground since turning professional in 1889. Their longest-serving home was Ayresome Park, where they played for 92 years, from 1903 to 1995.

They were one of the founding members of the Premier League in 1992. The club’s main rivals are Newcastle United, Sunderland and Leeds United. The club came close to folding in 1986 after experiencing severe financial difficulties before the club was saved by a consortium led by then board member and later chairman Steve Gibson. Middlesbrough were controversially deducted three points for failing to fulfill a fixture against Blackburn Rovers during the 1996–97 Premier League season and were subsequently relegated. They were promoted the following season and spent eleven consecutive seasons in the top division before relegation. Middlesbrough won the League Cup in 2004, the club’s first and only major trophy. They reached the 2006 UEFA Cup Final in May 2006 but were beaten by Spanish side Sevilla. We thought it would be wise to find some great apps dedicated to Middlesbrough F.C.

Official Middlesbrough FC by Perform Group contains all the latest news, videos and live text commentary of every game. Fans will be able to access scores from the Championship, live match stats, line-ups, fixtures, results, tables and images including statistics on each player. With a countdown ticker for every Boro match supporters will know precisely when the next match is being played. There are links to ticket information, Middlesbrough store details and much more on offer. Available through the iTune App Store this application is priced at £2.99.

Middlesbrough Soccer Diary by SpringApp Technologies Inc is a great way for fans to keep track of everything concerning their team. View a full season’s fixture list including scores, team formations and other useful information. With a complete history of the club fans can find out the story of all the clubs managers, when and where the team was founded, the greatest players, how many goals Fabrizio Ravanelli scored and when Middlesbrough won the League Cup. For £2.99 at the App Store, this application has everything a fan requires.

Football Fans – Middlesbrough by Brighthouse Labs is the ideal application for supporters to monitor what is happening at their team. Users will get all the latest stats, detailed team information, table standings and scores. There is also the option for the user to chat with other fans with the built in chat feature. For £2.49, this app gives fans the chance to view the team scores, highlights, wins, video updates, interviews and headlines outside of football. To download this easy to use application, visit the App Store.

Middlesbrough ‘+’ Fanchants & Football Songs by iAppMaker.com presents real chants by real fans. Fans will get the opportunity to choose from multiple chants and songs to adapt as a ringtone, alarm or just for playing to other fans. There are many professionally recorded and mastered chants including Attack, Attack, Boro Clap, Boro, Boro, Come On Boro, Pigbag, Going Down, Julio, When The Reds Go Marching In, Red Army, Soft Geordie B*stard, Teessiders,Town Full Of Mackems, You Are My Boro, We Support The Boro, We Love You Boro and many more. For more information on this, head over to the App Store and download for £4.99.

Whether it is the latest news and scores or team history and fun fan chants that you require apps are the ideal way for fans to get all they require to show their support of the team. How long do you think it will be before Middlesbrough are back up in the Premiership again? Maybe if they had some high profile players of previous years like Fabrizio Ravanelli and Juninho, they might be able to stay up this time.

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