PRE 1960

(1902) The cheering crowds on view are about to see a 2-0 home win that put Notts County at the top of the First Division, though the season would end with the Magpies in a disappointing 14th place, just behind Middlesbrough.

Shot on 9 January 1904 at Roker Park – Sunderland’s home ground from 1897 until a century – this film captures a typically competitive Tees-Wear derby, watched by 14,000 spectators.

Some great footage of the first ever live-on-the-BBC Friday night old Cup (sponsored by Woodbines) 3rd round game in January 1928.

There aren’t many things worse than Stoke City away on a wet Tuesday night in February…except maybe Stoke City away on a wet Tuesday night in February in the early 1930s.

February 1933, Boro draw 0-0 with Birmingham City at Ayresome Park in Round 5 of The Old Cup. Interestingly, it seems in these days the Boro players ran out to the East End rather than the Holgate End of the ground.

Small Town in Yorkshire Middlesbrough draw 1-1 with Blackburn Rovers in The Old Cup at Ayresome Park in January 1935.

Famous Football Teams at Home. No. 2. Middlesbrough F.C. (1936)

Late February 1936 and during the great pre-war grass shortage, Middlesbrough are in Old Cup quarter final action against Grimsby Town at Blundell Park.

Middlesbrough and Bolton draw 0-0 at Ayresome Park in the 3rd Round of The Old Cup in January 1939.

March 1947 and Middlesbrough draw 1-1 with Burnley in this Old Cup quarter final at Ayresome Park.

January 1958 and Boro lose 3-1 at The Victoria Ground against Stoke City in the Old Cup 4th Round. Look out for Brian Clough scoring for Boro near the end of the vid. Cloughs managerial partner in later years Peter Taylor was in goal for Middlesbrough.