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Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson receives OBE at Buckingham Palace

Middlesbrough FC chairman Steve Gibson was officially made an OBE at Buckingham Palace this week.

Steve Gibson receives his OBE from the Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace. Credit: PA

The chairman was honoured with an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to economy, sport and the community earlier this year, but was presented with his OBE by Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge on Friday 11th.

He is widely celebrated for the success and stability he has brought to Middlesbrough FC since helping to rescue the club from liquidation in 1986.



Violence flares between Boro and West Ham fans

Police in London have made three arrests after violence flared between Middlesbrough and West Ham supporters following yesterday's match.

Many social media sites and websites are reporting that at least one Middlesbrough fan was stabbed outside West Ham's new stadium, although the Metropolitan Police has not confirmed this.

Here is a statement from Scotland Yard:

"Following the match between West Ham and Middlesbrough on Saturday, 1 October three men have been arrested in connection with a disturbance outside the ground. Two men were arrested on suspicion of affray and the third was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer. All three currently remain in custody pending further enquires. During the match officers were also deployed inside the stadium following a separate disturbance. The matter was quickly dealt with and no arrests were made. More than 40,000 people attended today's match, the vast majority of who were good natured, with only a small minority intent on causing disruption. There were no reported injuries following the disturbances and enquires continue."

Karanka: Boro 'can compete' in top flight

Aitor Karanka says Middlesbrough FC "can compete" despite losing their last 3 successive games.

Boro have gained five points out of a possible 18 and are currently teetering above the relegation zone in 16th place. Their manager says their performance against Tottenham proves they can keep up with Champions League pedigree teams.

The starting point this week has to be the second half against Tottenham (Hotspur) because once against we showed everybody that we can compete against a team that has played in the Champions League, is unbeaten in the Premier League and a team who was fighting for the title last season."

– Aitor Karanka

Middlesbrough travel to West Ham on Saturday and who are also hoping for a change of form having only picked up three points since moving to the London Stadium this season.

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