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The Life and Times of Brian Clough: Part Two

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THIS weekend marks the tenth anniversary of the death of Brian Clough, one of the most successful and charismatic footballing figures ever to emerge from the North-East. In the second part of a look back at his life, The Northern Echo examines the managerial career that would come to define him.

For and Against: Should Newcastle sack Alan Pardew? Vote now

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE pressure on Alan Pardew intensified in the wake of Newcastle’s four-goal humiliation at the hands of Southampton on Saturday, although Mike Ashley has decided not to dismiss his embattled manager yet. Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson assesses the arguments for and against wielding the axe.

The Life and Times of Brian Clough - Part One

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:19pm Monday 15th September 2014

THIS weekend marks the tenth anniversary of the death of Brian Clough, one of the most successful and charismatic footballing figures ever to emerge from the North-East. Over the course of the next two days, The Northern Echo looks back on Clough’s life via the words of those who knew him.

Match Ratings: Sunderland 2 Tottenham 2

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Monday 15th September 2014

Match ratings and statistics from Sunderland's 2-2 draw with Tottenham

Sunderland winger happy with his goalscoring form

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Monday 15th September 2014

ADAM JOHNSON is determined to maintain the form that saw him touted for a World Cup place towards the end of last season, and is hoping Saturday’s solo goal against Spurs will contribute to a more reliable goalscoring return.

Match Analysis: Sunderland 2 Tottenham Hotspur 2

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Monday 15th September 2014

IN the whole of last season, there were four occasions when Sunderland came from behind to claim at least a point. This time around, they have done it three times in the first four Premier League matches.

Gateshead keep up the pressure with another Conference win

Darlington and Stockton Times: ANGEL ABOVE: Gateshead manager Gary Mills sports a tracksuit top with the Angel of the North forming a proud part of the club crest. Picture: TOM BANKS (6048401)

2:32pm Sunday 14th September 2014

GATESHEAD kept up the pressure on Vanarama Conference leaders Barnet as they claimed a hard-earned 1-0 win over Dartford Town.

Bruce defends Pardew - and distances himself from Newcastle job speculation

Darlington and Stockton Times: Hull City's manager Steve Bruce reacts on the touchline during the FA Cup Final at Wembley

11:16am Sunday 14th September 2014

STEVE BRUCE has labelled reports linking him with the Newcastle manager's job as "disrespectful" to current incumbent Alan Pardew.

Poyet admits dropping Fletcher was a selection decision

Darlington and Stockton Times: STOP-START: Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher admits that he has had a stop-start season so far due to injuries

7:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

GUS POYET has admitted he dropped a fully-fit Steven Fletcher from his Sunderland squad for yesterday's 2-2 draw with Tottenham.

Match Report: Sunderland 2 Tottenham Hotspur 2

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:01pm Saturday 13th September 2014

SUNDERLAND twice came from behind to claim an unlikely point despite having been outplayed for long periods of their 2-2 draw with Tottenham

Newcastle looking to reverse their desperate record at Southampton

Darlington and Stockton Times: PUT TO THE SWORD: Adam Lallana scores the third goal of Southampton's 4-0 win over Newcastle United last season

7:02am Saturday 13th September 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED head to one of their unhappiest hunting grounds in the Premier League this afternoon, with even Alan Pardew admitting it is hard to explain the club’s abysmal record at Southampton.

Newcastle boss defends his side's lack of transfer success on deadline day

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:02am Saturday 13th September 2014

ALAN PARDEW has defended Newcastle United’s lack of activity on the final day of the transfer window, but admitted the club was shocked by the prices they were quoted for their leading attacking targets.

Falcons keep changes to a minimum for home bow

Darlington and Stockton Times: Wilson admits struggling Falcons need momentum

4:14pm Friday 12th September 2014

DEAN RICHARDS is hoping the retention of a settled side will enable Newcastle Falcons to build on last weekend’s promising start against Leicester Tigers when they entertain London Irish in their opening home game of the season on Sunday.

Hartlepool boss tips Woods for the top

Darlington and Stockton Times: TIPPED FOR THE TOP: Colin Cooper expects Michael Woods (pictured while playing for Yeovil) to achieve great things in a Hartlepool United shirt

3:36pm Friday 12th September 2014

COLIN COOPER has tipped Michael Woods to be a success in a Hartlepool United shirt – and expects the summer addition from Harrogate Town to progress to a level way beyond League Two.

Embattled Newcastle boss defends Ben Arfa exit and insists he will continue to take tough decisions

Darlington and Stockton Times: Plans: Alan Pardew is keen for plenty signings

7:02am Friday 12th September 2014

ALAN PARDEW accepts he could have curried favour with disgruntled Newcastle United fans by retaining Hatem Ben Arfa, but insists he will continue to take unpopular decisions if he believes they are the right thing for the club.

Newcastle suffer triple injury blow as Pardew accepts the pressure is mounting

Darlington and Stockton Times:

2:55pm Thursday 11th September 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED will be without Rolando Aarons and Cheick Tiote when they line up at Southampton on Saturday – with Alan Pardew also admitting that Siem de Jong will be sidelined for at least three months.

Pardew will have nowhere to hide if things do not improve at Newcastle

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Friday 12th September 2014

IF anyone was in any doubt as to the mood among Newcastle United supporters when it comes to the position of the club’s manager, they need only log on to a new website that has appeared in the last couple of weeks. Its name – sackpardew.com – could hardly be more self-explanatory.

Road To Rio: North Yorkshire equestrian star happy with step up to world stage

Darlington and Stockton Times: LEAP OF FAITH: Nicola Wilson partnering Annie Clover during the three-day event competition at the World Equestrian Games

7:02am Wednesday 10th September 2014

NICOLA WILSON expects her new stable star Annie Clover to have learned some valuable lessons from her maiden appearance at the World Equestrian Games.

Teesside Paralympian combines lectures with life on the track

Darlington and Stockton Times: MEDAL WINNER: Jade Jones celebrates with her bronze medal from this summer's Commonwealth Games

7:02am Wednesday 10th September 2014

AT the end of a season that saw her complete her first marathon, win bronze medals at both the Commonwealth Games and IPC European Championships, and achieve her best-ever finish in the Bupa Great North Run, Middlesbrough Paralympian Jade Jones could be forgiven for taking things easy over the course of the next couple of months.

Surfing time's over for Newcastle Falcons full-back

Darlington and Stockton Times: READY TO GO: Alex Tait should make his first appearance of the season when Newcastle Falcons host London Irish this weekend

7:02am Tuesday 9th September 2014

STAYING AFLOAT in the Aviva Premiership will be Newcastle Falcons’ primary aim this season, but for one of their players, anything to do with bobbing along on the surface of the sea is out of bounds.

Sunderland face competition from Spurs as they ponder move for South American free agent

Darlington and Stockton Times: Sunderland's Manager Gus Poyet during the Barclays Premier League match at Loftus Road, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday August 30, 2014. See PA story SOCCER QPR. Photo credit should read: Adam Davy/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editor

6:27pm Monday 8th September 2014

SUNDERLAND head coach Gustavo Poyet faces competition for Brazilian forward Jonas as he eyes a potential short-term move for the free agent.

Shildon youngster makes an impact on the senior athletics scene

7:02am Monday 8th September 2014

CAMERON BOYEK is determined to make his mark on the senior stage next season after rubbing shoulders with some of the world’s best middle-distance runners at the Great North City Games.

Kilty reflects on stellar season after City Games success

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:02am Monday 8th September 2014

RICHARD KILTY admits even he cannot believe the extent of his achievements after he capped a memorable season with a victory at the Great North City Games on the Newcastle-Gateshead Quayside.

Keitany unaware she had created Great North Run history

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Monday 8th September 2014

MARY KEITANY became the fastest woman in Great North Run history yesterday, but the Kenyan admits she had no idea about her place in the record books until a steward tapped her on the shoulder to tell her.

Farah cites Great North Run success as a career high

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Monday 8th September 2014

HE has won multiple world and Olympic gold medals, but Mo Farah claims yesterday’s victory in the Bupa Great North Run felt as good as anything he has achieved in his career.

Farah creates history with Great North Run victory

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:03pm Sunday 7th September 2014

MO FARAH became the first British winner of the men's race at the Bupa Great North Run for almost three decades when he triumphed on the seafront at South Shields this morning.

Match Report: Leicester Tigers 36 Newcastle Falcons 17

Darlington and Stockton Times: Wilson admits struggling Falcons need momentum

7:02pm Saturday 6th September 2014

Full-time: Leicester Tigers 36 Newcastle Falcons 17

Stockton sprinter finishes his season in style at the Great North City Games

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:10pm Saturday 6th September 2014

STOCKTON sprinter Richard Kilty signed off for the season in style as he claimed the 150m title at the Great North City Games on the Newcastle-Gateshead quayside.

Saturday Live Sport Blog

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:40pm Saturday 6th September 2014

The Northern Echo's sports writers provide the best live coverage of today's action from across the region

Falcons proud to be the standard-bearers for North-East rugby

Darlington and Stockton Times: STANDARD BEARERS: Dean Richards is proud to see his Newcastle Falcons side flying the flag for North-East rugby

7:02am Saturday 6th September 2014

WHEN it was confirmed last month that the All Blacks would be coming to Darlington for six days during next year’s Rugby World Cup, the decision was immediately hailed as a major boost for North-East rugby.

Furno's Italian experience makes him an ideal Falcons recruit

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:02am Friday 5th September 2014

AS an Italian who grew up playing rugby close to the footballing hotbed of Naples, Josh Furno knows all about cherishing the oval ball in a land where the round ball is king.

Why England's commitment to Wembley is stopping them from being a 'national' team

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Friday 5th September 2014

LET’S have a very unscientific straw poll – how many of you travelled down to Wembley to watch your national side in action on Wednesday night?

De Jong calls for patience as Newcastle's new boys attempt to blend in

Darlington and Stockton Times: PLEA FOR PATIENCE: Siem de Jong, pictured during the Capital One Cup win over Gillingham, admits it will take time for Newcastle's summer signings to form a team

7:02am Thursday 4th September 2014

SIEM DE JONG has admitted it will take time for Newcastle United’s summer arrivals to successfully blend together to form a cohesive team.

From Darlo to Monte Carlo for boxing star Hall

Darlington and Stockton Times: GETTING THE BELT BACK: Stuart Hall will attempt to reclaim the IBF World Bantamweight title when he fights Randy Caballero in Monte Carlo in October

7:02am Thursday 4th September 2014

IT will be a case of Monte Carlo or bust for Stuart Hall when he becomes the first North-Easterner to challenge for a world title overseas at the end of next month – and the Darlington fighter is adamant he will not be leaving Monaco without reclaiming his crown.

Williams pleased to be on the straight and narrow in Gateshead

Darlington and Stockton Times: TYNESIDE BOUND: Jodie Williams will compete in the 150m at the Great North City Games on the Gateshead Quayside

4:29pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

JODIE WILLIAMS’ speed around a bend might have helped her claimed four major championship medals this summer, but the 20-year-old will be happy to get back on the straight and narrow when she competes in the Great North City Games on Saturday.

Yorkshire push for final-day victory

Darlington and Stockton Times: Yorkshire County Cricket - zxc

1:53pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

YORKSHIRE remain firmly in the hunt for their seventh LV= County Championship win of the season having taken two Lancashire wickets before lunch on day four at Emirates Old Trafford, both going to Adil Rashid.

Durham ease relegation fears with crucial victory

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:49pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

DURHAM have moved out of the County Championship relegation zone after claiming a crucial 54-run victory over Nottinghamshire at Emirates Durham ICG.

Is Karanka flexible enough to get the best out of his Middlesbrough signings?

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:02pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

KIKE, Jelle Vossen, Patrick Bamford and Lee Tomlin – is there a team in the Championship with a better attacking quartet than Middlesbrough?

Road To Rio: The North-East's newest world champion targets an Olympic spot in 2016

Darlington and Stockton Times: GOLDEN MOMENT: Nathaniel Reilly-O'Donnell (left) pictured with his World Championships gold medal

7:02am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

THE NORTH-EAST has its first ever rowing world champion – and Nathaniel Reilly-O’Donnell wants to add an even more special gold medal to his collection in two years time.

Deadline day comment: Newcastle's transfer window ends in acrimony and strife

Darlington and Stockton Times: Sealed with a kiss: Hatem Ben Arfa celebrates scoring his 80th-minute penalty that gave Newcastle a 2-1 win over Tottenham

11:47pm Monday 1st September 2014

IN many ways, the transfer window was the story of Newcastle United in microcosm. Things started well enough, but nosedived thanks to a lack of investment and ended in a maelstrom of anger and strife.

Hull secure extension to force through Ben Arfa's move from Newcastle

Darlington and Stockton Times: AMONG THE GOALS: Hatem Ben Arfa scored as Newcastle reserves claimed a 5-2 win over Reading

11:43pm Monday 1st September 2014

HULL CITY were working beyond last night’s transfer deadline in an attempt to complete Hatem Ben Arfa’s season-long loan from Newcastle United.

Deadline day comment: A decent transfer window for Sunderland - but it could have been much better

Darlington and Stockton Times: FANTASTIC FABIO: Fabio Borini,  with Adam Johnson, celebrates in trademark fashion after scoring Sunderland's second goal in last night's crucial 2-0 win against West Brom at the Stadium of Light which sealed the club's place in the Premier League

11:39pm Monday 1st September 2014

SO what was the summer-long fixation with Fabio Borini all about then? Goodness only knows, but Gus Poyet’s unfathomable refusal to give up on the Liverpool striker when it was increasingly apparent that he did not want to return to Wearside means the transfer window closed with a degree of frustration from a red-and-white perspective.

Sunderland complete South American deadline-day double - but Borini remains at Liverpool

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:33pm Monday 1st September 2014

SUNDERLAND completed a South American deadline-day double with the capture of Ricardo Alvarez and Sebastian Coates, but the transfer window closed with long-term target Fabio Borini still a Liverpool player.

James delighted after forcing through move from Hartlepool

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:47pm Monday 1st September 2014

LUKE JAMES is happy he did all he could to force through a move to Peterborough United after his departure from Hartlepool United was confirmed in the final hours of the transfer window.

Former Newcastle favourite linked with manager's job at Carlisle United

Darlington and Stockton Times: LINED UP: Former Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper has been linked with the vacant managerial position at Carlisle United

5:12pm Monday 1st September 2014

FORMER Newcastle United goalkeeper Steve Harper has emerged as a surprise contender for the vacant managerial position at struggling League Two side Carlisle United.

Middlesbrough confirm Vossen capture on season-long loan

Darlington and Stockton Times:

2:14pm Monday 1st September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH have confirmed the signing of Belgian striker Jelle Vossen on a season-long loan from Genk.

Middlesbrough complete €800,000 capture of Wildschut

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:09am Monday 1st September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH have completed their first signing of transfer-deadline day with the arrival of winger Yanic Wildschut from Dutch side Heerenveen.

Transfer Deadline Day: LIVE BLOG

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:31am Monday 1st September 2014

The Northern Echo's sports writers bring you the latest transfer news involving on the North-East clubs ahead of the 11pm transfer deadline

What will happen at Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough on transfer deadline day?

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:16pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson predicts what will happen at Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough on transfer deadline day

Durham rower claims World Championships gold medal

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:58pm Sunday 31st August 2014

DURHAM’S Nathaniel Reilly-O’Donnell secured by far the biggest win of his career as he helped Britain’s men’s eight win a gold medal at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam.

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