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Gutierrez to return to action next week

Darlington and Stockton Times: BRAVERY: Jonas Gutierrez is battling against testicular cancer in his native Argentina

7:03am Saturday 20th December 2014

JONAS GUTIERREZ will make his eagerly-awaited return to action in Newcastle’s development team game with West Ham United on Monday afternoon.

Colback hoping to cement a place in Newcastle folklore after crossing the derby divide

Darlington and Stockton Times: Number three: Jack Colback celebrates scoring Sunderland's third at St James' Park in February

7:02am Saturday 20th December 2014

THERE is only one member of the current Newcastle United squad who has scored in a Tyne-Wear derby at St James’ Park, and the goal will not be remembered particularly fondly by the thousands of home supporters who will pack into the stadium tomorrow. Why? Because the player who scored it was playing for Sunderland.

Pardew confident Newcastle will produce an improved derby display

Darlington and Stockton Times: Derby hero: Fabio Borini scored for Sunderland last season at St James' Park but he will not be around this time

7:02am Saturday 20th December 2014

ALAN PARDEW is confident he will not become the first Newcastle United manager in history to suffer four successive derby defeats to Sunderland, and claims his current side is much stronger than the ones that suffered at the hands of the Black Cats in the last two seasons.

Middlesbrough boss confirms he will appoint a new assistant

Darlington and Stockton Times: QUIET MONTH: Aitor Karanka does not expect to be overseeing a host of transfer activity in January

7:02am Saturday 20th December 2014

AITOR KARANKA expects to appoint an assistant manager in the new year, and has confirmed he will be seeking a candidate with intimate knowledge of Middlesbrough.

Second time lucky for Karanka with Bamford pursuit

Darlington and Stockton Times: FAMILIAR FACE: Steve McClaren returns to the Riverside today of Derby

7:02am Saturday 20th December 2014

AITOR KARANKA has revealed he began his courtship of Patrick Bamford when the striker was still with MK Dons, only to see Derby County steal a march on Middlesbrough in the second half of last season.

Press Conference Update: Newcastle boss confident Alnwick will cope on derby day

Darlington and Stockton Times:

2:42pm Friday 19th December 2014

ALAN PARDEW has backed Jak Alnwick to put Wednesday’s clanger at Tottenham behind him and cope with the unique pressures of Sunday’s Tyne-Wear derby.

Alnwick passed fit to start for Newcastle against Sunderland

Darlington and Stockton Times: PASSED FIT: Jak Alnwick has been given the all-clear despite damaging his shoulder against Spurs

7:02am Friday 19th December 2014

JAK ALNWICK has been passed fit to start for Newcastle United in Sunday’s Tyne-Wear derby with Sunderland, removing the need for the Magpies to pursue an emergency loan signing.

Leadbitter confident Boro can handle McCarthy's 'old-fashioned' approach

Darlington and Stockton Times: FORMER HOME: Grant Leadbitter will return to Portman Road this weekend, having spent three seasons as an Ipswich Town player

7:02am Friday 19th December 2014

GRANT LEADBITTER does not expect his former boss, Mick McCarthy, to be springing any tactical surprises this weekend, but is confident his Middlesbrough team-mates can cope with the Ipswich manager’s no-nonsense approach.

Sissoko is hoping derby success will help Newcastle bounce back from cup defeat

Darlington and Stockton Times: BIG RESPONSE: Moussa Sissoko (right) is urging his Newcastle team-mates to atone for their League Cup disappointment when they entertain Sunderland this weekend

7:02am Friday 19th December 2014

MOUSSA SISSOKO has urged his Newcastle United team-mates to atone for Wednesday’s Capital One Cup capitulation at Tottenham when they entertain local rivals Sunderland this weekend.

Alnwick passed fit to play for Newcastle against Sunderland

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:08pm Thursday 18th December 2014

JAK ALNWICK has been passed fit to start for Newcastle United in Sunday’s Tyne-Wear derby with Sunderland, removing the need for the Magpies to pursue an emergency loan signing.

Scott Wilson: A derby to be proud of? Not for the two teams involved

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Friday 19th December 2014

UNITED in grief following the tragic death of John Alder and Liam Sweeney in the summer, fans’ groups from Newcastle United and Sunderland have joined together to promote “a derby to be proud of” ahead of Sunday’s game at St James’ Park.

Press Conference Update: Karanka has made decision over loan players

Darlington and Stockton Times:

2:01pm Thursday 18th December 2014

AITOR KARANKA has made a decision on the futures of Jamal Blackman and Milos Veljkovic – but will not be revealing it until he has had a chance to have a detailed conversation with both players.

Match Analysis: Tottenham Hotspur 4 Newcastle United 0

Darlington and Stockton Times: ROUT: Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane scores his side's third goal during Newcastle United's 4-0 defeat at White Hart Lane in the quarter final of the Capital One Cup. Picture: Nick Potts/PA

8:54am Thursday 18th December 2014

IT is now more than 60 years since Newcastle United claimed a major domestic trophy, and if last night was supposed to be a key step towards addressing the failing, it ended with the club as far away from silverware as ever.

Poyet applies pressure as the transfer window nears

Darlington and Stockton Times: FRUSTRATED: Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet is clearly unhappy with the attacking resources currently at his disposal

7:02am Thursday 18th December 2014

ANOTHER transfer period; another window revealing the simmering tensions that continue to exist behind the scenes at Sunderland. The club’s backroom structure functions fairly smoothly for the majority of the year, but whenever recruitment rises to the top of the agenda, the jostling for primacy begins.

Newcastle to seek Premier League permission to sign emergency goalkeeper

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:00am Thursday 18th December 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED will seek permission to sign a goalkeeper on an emergency loan ahead of Sunday’s Tyne-Wear derby with Sunderland.

Match Ratings: Tottenham 4 Newcastle United 0

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:58pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

How the players rated in Newcastle's 4-0 defeat to Tottenham

Match Report: Tottenham 4 Newcastle United 0

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:53pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

IT is now more than 60 years since Newcastle United claimed a major domestic trophy, and if last night was supposed to be a key step towards addressing the failing, it ended with the club as far away from silverware as ever.

TEAM NEWS: Pardew names full-strength side for League Cup quarter-final

Darlington and Stockton Times: Newcastle United's Emmanuel Riviere scores from the penalty spot during the Capital One Cup Third Round match at Selhurst Park, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 24, 2014. See PA Story SOCCER Palace. Photo credit shoul

7:05pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

ALAN PARDEW has abandoned his policy of resting key players in the cup competitions as Newcastle United prepare to take on Tottenham for a place in the Capital One Cup semi-finals tonight.

County Durham athlete wins European silver medal

Darlington and Stockton Times: SILVER MEDAL: Kate Avery, who finished second in the European Cross-Country Championships in Bulgaria

4:56pm Sunday 14th December 2014

KATE AVERY ensured the most successful year of her athletics career would finish on a high as she won a silver medal at the European Cross-Country Championships in Bulgaria.

Gateshead progress in FA Trophy

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:53am Sunday 14th December 2014

GATESHEAD moved into the second round of the FA Trophy as goals from Danny Wright and Lewis Guy enabled them to see off Evo-Stick Northern Premier League side Halesowen Town.

York still waiting for first home win

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:46am Sunday 14th December 2014

YORK CITY are still waiting for their first home win of the season after they slipped to a 3-2 defeat to AFC Wimbledon.

Match Ratings: Middlesbrough 2 Derby County 0

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:34am Sunday 14th December 2014

How the players rated in Middlesbrough's 2-0 win over Derby County.

Boro striker happy to take the pressures of the Championship limelight in his stride as Chelsea loan pays dividends

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Monday 15th December 2014

PATRICK BAMFORD accepts he will be a marked man for the remainder of the season – but the Middlesbrough striker is confident he can handle the pressures that go hand in hand with being the most in-form goalscorer in the Championship.

Match Analysis: Middlesbrough 2 Derby County 0

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Monday 15th December 2014

IT might have lasted for less than three hours, but Middlesbrough’s spell at the top of the Championship table this weekend nevertheless provided a tantalising glimpse of what the second half of the season might entail.

Karanka hails his 'greatest day' as Boro boss

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:10pm Sunday 14th December 2014

AITOR KARANKA hailed Saturday’s 2-0 win over Derby County as his “best afternoon” as Middlesbrough manager, with his side briefly taking over at the top of the Championship table for the first time in his tenure.

Match Report: Middlesbrough 2 Derby County 0

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:10am Sunday 14th December 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH moved to the top of the Championship table for the first time this season as they outplayed the previous leaders, Derby County, at the Riverside.

Gutierrez back in the Newcastle fold

Darlington and Stockton Times: BRAVERY: Jonas Gutierrez is battling against testicular cancer in his native Argentina

7:03am Saturday 13th December 2014

JONAS GUTIERREZ was back with his Newcastle United team-mates yesterday following his successful recovery from testicular cancer.

Pardew happy to keep Alnwick and Ameobi dangling over Newcastle deals

Darlington and Stockton Times: UNCERTAIN FUTURE: Sammy Ameobi is due to become an out-of-contract player in the summer

7:03am Saturday 13th December 2014

ALAN PARDEW admits it is a “risk” to allow Jak Alnwick and Sammy Ameobi to enter the final six months of their contract without a new deal being agreed, but is hoping the uncertainty will ensure both players remain hungry to succeed.

Poyet admits he is nowhere close to having the Sunderland side he wants

Darlington and Stockton Times: WORK IN PROGRESS: Gus Poyet admits the current Sunderland side is not the one he would like to be fielding in the future

7:03am Saturday 13th December 2014

GUS POYET admits the current Sunderland side is nothing like the one he would like to be fielding in a few seasons time, but insists he will not be making signings for the sake of it during next month’s transfer window.

McClaren still rues failure to beat Boro to Bamford deal

Darlington and Stockton Times: FAMILIAR FACE: Steve McClaren returns to the Riverside today of Derby

7:03am Saturday 13th December 2014

STEVE McCLAREN admits he would have re-signed Patrick Bamford in an instant had he been able to outflank Middlesbrough in the loan market this summer.

Boro striker Vossen hoping to become the latest Belgian to make his mark

Darlington and Stockton Times: ON SONG: Jelle Vossen is hoping to build on last week's hat-trick in Middlesbrough's 5-1 win at Millwall (Picture: David Purday/phcimages.com)

7:02am Saturday 13th December 2014

WITH his Middlesbrough career up and running after last weekend’s hat-trick at Millwall, Jelle Vossen is hoping to add his name to the lengthy list of Belgian footballers playing a starring role in the English game.

Karanka ready for a dinner date with McClaren if Boro beat Derby to go top

Darlington and Stockton Times: HEADING BACK: Steve McClaren will return to the Riverside with his Derby County side later today - with Aitor Karanka pledging to buy him dinner if Boro win

7:02am Saturday 13th December 2014

HE has already been hit in the pocket with an FA fine this week, but Aitor Karanka will happily splash the cash again to buy Steve McClaren dinner if Middlesbrough beat Derby County to move to the top of the Championship table this lunch-time.

Gutierrez makes his return to Newcastle's training ground

Darlington and Stockton Times: BRAVERY: Jonas Gutierrez is battling against testicular cancer in his native Argentina

5:50pm Friday 12th December 2014

JONAS GUTIERREZ was back with his Newcastle United team-mates today following his successful recovery from testicular cancer.

Blyth and Gateshead in TV snub

Darlington and Stockton Times: The FA Cup trophy on display before the first-round match between Halifax and City at The Shay

5:28pm Friday 12th December 2014

THE FA Cup third-round matches involving Blyth Spartans and Gateshead have been controversially overlooked for live television coverage.

Sunderland's FA Cup date set for a Sunday

Darlington and Stockton Times: The FA Cup trophy on display before the first-round match between Halifax and City at The Shay

5:10pm Friday 12th December 2014

SUNDERLAND'S FA Cup third-round game with Leeds United will take place on Sunday, January 4 with kick-off at 1pm.

Newcastle boss wins Manager of the Month award

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:48am Friday 12th December 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED boss Alan Pardew has been named Barclays Premier League Manager of the Month for November.

Newcastle boss claims Arsenal should re-name stadium to honour Wenger

Darlington and Stockton Times: TOUGH TIME: Alan Pardew claims Arsene Wenger should be afforded more respect for his achievements as manager of Arsenal

7:07am Friday 12th December 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED head to the Emirates tomorrow – but Alan Pardew has claimed they should be playing in the ‘Arsene Wenger Stadium’ in recognition of all the Frenchman has achieved during his 18 years at Arsenal.

Poyet defends decision to play Wickham on Sunderland's left-hand side

Darlington and Stockton Times: Tough battle: Leicester City's Ritchie De Laet (left) and Sunderland's Connor Wickham challenge for the ball at the King Power Stadium

7:04am Friday 12th December 2014

GUS POYET expects Connor Wickham to return to a central attacking position before too long, but has defended his repeated use of the forward in a left-wing role.

Press Conference Update: Pardew challenges Alnwick to earn new Newcastle deal

Darlington and Stockton Times: DEBUT: Newcastle United goalkeeper Jak Alnwick during the Premier League match at St James' Park

3:04pm Thursday 11th December 2014

ALAN PARDEW has challenged Jack Alnwick to earn a new contract at Newcastle United over the course of the next month.

McIlroy deserves to claim the BBC Sports Personality crown

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Friday 12th December 2014

THE BBC Sports Personality of the Year award will be presented on Sunday evening, with voting currently taking place from a shortlist of ten. Here’s the column’s take on the ten contenders, and a prediction of where they will finish once the votes have been counted.

COMMENT: Having tied down Wickham, Sunderland now have to start getting the best out of him

Darlington and Stockton Times: MAIN MAN: Is it time for Sunderland to start using Connor Wickham as their main central striker instead of playing him out wide?

7:05am Wednesday 10th December 2014

HAVING had their fingers burned once with Jack Colback, it is good to see that Sunderland’s powerbrokers are not going to experience similar misery with Connor Wickham. Once bitten; twice a damned sight more reluctant to lose a leading player for nothing.

Middlesbrough midfielder says: 'This was my time to shine'

Darlington and Stockton Times: Going strong: Middlesbrough's Adam Reach celebrates his goal at Anfield

7:05am Wednesday 10th December 2014

AFTER three years on the fringe of Middlesbrough’s first-team squad, Adam Reach admits this was always going to be the season that defined whether he had a future at the Riverside.

Woodman confident that Alnwick can fill Newcastle's goalkeeping breach

Darlington and Stockton Times: Starter:  Newcastle United goalkeeper Jak Alnwick is set to get more of the action

7:05am Wednesday 10th December 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED goalkeeping coach Andy Woodman is confident Jak Alnwick is capable of solving his side’s keeper crisis during their busiest spell of the year.

TALKING HORSES: Racing Briefs

Darlington and Stockton Times: NEARLY THERE: County Durham jockey Connor Beasley needs just two more winners to ride out his claim

7:05am Wednesday 10th December 2014

CONNOR BEASLEY is only two wins away from riding out his claim after partnering Bint Dandy to success at Lingfield on Tuesday.

North Yorkshire eventer takes giant leaps in 2014

Darlington and Stockton Times: BIG WIN: Emma Carvey celebrates her success at the National Riding Clubs Horse Trials Championships at Swalcliffe Park, where she won with a final score of 21.30

7:05am Wednesday 10th December 2014

AS she looks back on 2014, North Yorkshire’s Emma Carvey is able to reflect on the most successful year of her equestrian career. The hope, as she simultaneously looks ahead to the future, is that better is still to come.

Wickham signs new deal with Sunderland

Darlington and Stockton Times: HARD WORK PAYING OFF: In-form Sunderland striker Connor Wickham celebrates his opening goal on Sunday

3:18pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

CONNOR WICKHAM has ended speculation over his future by signing a new four-year deal that commits him to Sunderland until 2019.

Gateshead end 60-year wait for FA Cup third-round place

Darlington and Stockton Times: GOOD TUSSLE: Gateshead's John Oster (left) and Warrington's Nathan Burke fight for the ball during the Tynesiders' 2-0 win in the FA Cup second round

7:04am Monday 8th December 2014

GATESHEAD ended a 60-year wait for a place in the third round of the FA Cup as they became the second non-league team from the North-East to book their place in this evening’s draw.

Match Report: Gateshead 2 Warrington Town 0

Darlington and Stockton Times:

2:02pm Sunday 7th December 2014

GATESHEAD made it two North-East non-league teams in tomorrow’s FA Cup third-round draw as they battled to a 2-0 win over Warrington Town in today’s second-round tie.

Match Ratings: Millwall 1 Middlesbrough 5

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middlesbrough Football Club held an open training session in the shape of a full scale practice match at the Riverside Stadium so the fans could come along and see the players in training. Jelle Vossen
5/9/14 Pic Doug Moody Photography (10064285)

3:00pm Sunday 7th December 2014

Match ratings and statistics from Middlesbrough's 5-1 win over Millwall

Millwall mauling provides perfect tonic for Boro boss

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Monday 8th December 2014

AITOR KARANKA admits Saturday’s 5-1 thrashing of Millwall was the perfect end to one of his most difficult weeks as Middlesbrough’s head coach.

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