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Alex Gubbay Alex Gubbay | 18:35 UK time, Wednesday, 10 May 2006

Forgive the slight self-publicity here (hey, it is our blog!), but in today's rolling 'countdown' story to Boro's big Uefa Cup night, it was notable how many contributions we received from people in Eindhoven itself.

And not just from our man 'Bevo' (as he lapped up the sunshine!), or the other BBC reporters out there.

Such snippets are especially welcome for us in the build-up to a big game because we often find it difficult to keep the 'preview' story or quotes fresh if training, team selection and the news conferences are done and dusted the day before.

So whether it's fans mailing from internet cafes or their own laptops, or indeed sending us info using their mobile phones, I think their messages really help to convey the atmosphere, colour and sense of occasion - particularly if the game is in a foreign country.

Photos and video are a logical extension of that, and again, all made increasingly possible with ever-more sophisticated phones.

One of the challenges for us is to work out how best to harness that material from mobiles - but also make sure our key content is easily accessible on portable devices and that people know it's actually there on our mobile sites. Did you???

As for those Boro fans, it'll be little consolation after losing the Uefa Cup final, but perhaps their mobiles might bring them a little cheer if local lads Collingwood or Plunkett prosper for England in the cricket while they make their way back to the north-east on Thursday...

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