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York City slip deeper into relegation trouble

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:39pm Sunday 22nd November 2015

YORK CITY slipped to within a point of the League Two relegation zone after Leyton Orient’s enforced hotel break proved successful.

Connor Wickham launches stinging attack on Sunderland fans

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:03pm Sunday 22nd November 2015

CONNOR WICKHAM has launched a blistering attack on Sunderland’s supporters, claiming they were ‘too quick to judge him’ during his time at the Stadium of Light.

Fabio Borini explains what his mindset has to be at the moment

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Monday 23rd November 2015

FABIO BORINI accepts he will have to continue concentrating on the defensive side of his game until Sunderland haul themselves out of relegation trouble at the foot of the Premier League table.

Newcastle United 0 Leicester City 3

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:57pm Saturday 21st November 2015

JAMIE VARDY scored for the tenth Premier League game in succession as Leicester City outclassed a dreadful Newcastle United at St James’ Park.

Why Jamie Vardy's rags-to-riches tale might have turned out differently

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Saturday 21st November 2015

BY now, it is a story that is reasonably well known. Having been released by Sheffield Wednesday at the age of 16, Jamie Vardy dropped into the non-league game, where he spent time with Stocksbridge Park Steels and Halifax Town before eventually joining Fleetwood Town when they were playing in the Conference.

Steve McClaren warns in-demand forward against looking to leave Newcastle United

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Saturday 21st November 2015

STEVE McCLAREN has warned Ayoze Perez against a move from Newcastle United in January, and claimed the Spaniard is already in the perfect place to assist his footballing development.

Talking Horses: TV star Robson Green brings some colour to a grey day at Sedgefield

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:03am Wednesday 11th November 2015

ROBSON GREEN made his name portraying Fusilier Dave Tucker in Soldier Soldier, so with yesterday’s meeting at Sedgefield helping to raise money for the British Legion’s Poppy Appeal, perhaps it was only fitting that one of the North-East’s most famous acting faces was an enthusiastic observer at the County Durham track.

Newcastle United ready to challenge Ireland over Rob Elliot's availability for Euro play-off tie

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Monday 9th November 2015

NEWCASTLE UNITED are on a potential collision course with the Republic of Ireland FA as they attempt to prevent Rob Elliot from taking part in this weekend’s Euro 2016 play-off double-header with Bosnia.

Billingham youngster represents England in table tennis in Hungary

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:23pm Sunday 8th November 2015

NORTH-EAST youngster Joe Clark picked up a couple of good victories as he represented England at the Hungarian Junior & Cadet Table Tennis Open.

Newcastle United goalkeeper Rob Elliot named in Republic of Ireland squad

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:49am Sunday 8th November 2015

NEWCASTLE UNITED goalkeeper Rob Elliot has been named in Republic of Ireland's 30-man squad for this weekend's Euro 2016 play-off double-header with Bosnia.

Is it a positive if Newcastle United can win while playing dreadfully?

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Monday 9th November 2015

THE sign of a good side is generally held to be that they are capable of winning when slightly below their best. The question for Newcastle United, after Saturday’s remarkable victory at Bournemouth, is what does it say about a team when they can succeed despite performing dreadfully?

TEAM NEWS: Rob Elliot passed fit as Newcastle United name an unchanged team at Bournemouth

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:56am Saturday 7th November 2015

ROB ELLIOT has been passed fit to take his place in the starting line-up for Newcastle United's lunch-time kick-off at Bournemouth.

Newcastle United midfielder has no regrets despite turning his back on the Champions League

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:00am Saturday 7th November 2015

HAD Georginio Wijnaldum remained in Holland this summer, he would almost certainly have spent this week helping PSV Eindhoven record the 2-0 victory over Wolfsburg that leaves the Dutch champions well placed to make the knock-out stages of the Champions League.

Scott Wilson Column: Why Jose Mourinho's methods are preventing him from becoming an all-time great

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Friday 6th November 2015

HE will always be the ‘Special One’, but over the course of the next few months, we will discover whether Jose Mourinho deserves to be regarded as one of English football’s all-time greats, comparable with the likes of Bill Shankly, Brian Clough and Sir Alex Ferguson.

How should Newcastle United solve their goalkeeping conundrum?

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Thursday 5th November 2015

HIS side have failed to score in six of their 11 Premier League matches this season, but it is the opposite end of the field that is causing Newcastle United head coach Steve McClaren the biggest headaches as he prepares for Saturday’s basement battle at Bournemouth.

Rugby World Cup: Scott Wilson's Review of the Tournament

Darlington and Stockton Times:

2:00pm Monday 2nd November 2015

The Rugby World Cup came to an end at the weekend as New Zealand beat Australia to become the first nation to successfully defend the trophy.

Gateshead claim morale-boosting victory

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:30pm Sunday 1st November 2015

A LATE strike from Sunderland loanee George Honeyman enabled Gateshead to overcome their FA Cup disappointment with a morale-boosting 3-2 win at Boreham Wood.

The excuses mount up for Newcastle - but it's points and goals that are required

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Monday 2nd November 2015

AT some stage soon, Newcastle United are going to run out of excuses.

Falcons call on returning World Cup stars

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00pm Friday 23rd October 2015

NEWCASTLE FALCONS can call on some returning World Cup stars as they attempt to secure a first Aviva Premiership win of the season at Northampton Saints tomorrow.

Sunderland take Nigerian international striker on trial

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:16pm Friday 23rd October 2015

SUNDERLAND are considering offering a contract to Chinedu Obasi after handing the Nigerian striker a trial at the Academy of Light this week.

Wolves vs Middlesbrough: 3 Key Issues

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:26am Friday 23rd October 2015

Three key talking points ahead of Middlesbrough's trip to Wolves.

Elliot determined to make his mark after admitting he feared for his future

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Thursday 22nd October 2015

ROB ELLIOT is determined to make the most of his unexpected return to Newcastle United’s first team, after admitting he feared he would never play for the club again.

Karanka admits he has to identify the cause of Middlesbrough's malaise

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:43pm Tuesday 20th October 2015

AITOR KARANKA last night assumed responsibility for Middlesbrough’s dramatic downturn in form, and admitted he will spend the next few days attempting to identify the cause of the club’s current slump.

Cardiff City 1 Middlesbrough 0

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:50pm Tuesday 20th October 2015

IT is far from a crisis, but it is certainly now serious enough to constitute a considerable stutter. Having threatened to sweep all before them in the first two months of the season, Middlesbrough have now picked up just one point from their last three games after George Friend’s late own goal proved the decisive factor in a 1-0 defeat at Cardiff City.

Crosby frustrated after Gateshead draw

Darlington and Stockton Times:

2:16pm Sunday 18th October 2015

MALCOLM CROSBY admitted a lack of ruthlessness proved costly as Gateshead threw away another lead before salvaging a point in a 2-2 draw with Altrincham.

Pressure increases on embattled York boss

Darlington and Stockton Times: York City manager Russ Wilcox

2:02pm Sunday 18th October 2015

UNDER-FIRE York City boss Russ Wilcox admitted his side were “in a mess” after they crashed to a 3-1 defeat at Barnet.

Pulis defends McClean despite winger's provocation of the Sunderland fans

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:13pm Saturday 17th October 2015

WEST BROM boss Tony Pulis has defended James McClean despite the former Sunderland winger’s provocative celebration in front of the away end at the Hawthorns.

Why Allardyce's short-termism is the right approach for Sunderland to take

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Friday 16th October 2015

ANOTHER season; another press conference to introduce a new Sunderland manager. Like a Jose Mourinho meltdown or Arsenal’s meek surrender in the Champions League, it’s a matter of ‘when’ rather than ‘if’ when it comes to preparing for the annual shuffling of the deckchairs at the Stadium of Light.

Details for 2016 Run Sunderland Festival announced

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:31am Wednesday 14th October 2015

STEVE CRAM is delighted that next year’s Run Sunderland Festival will play an integral part in the city’s ongoing regeneration.

North Yorkshire driver Kevin Procter lands the spoils at Croft Circuit

Darlington and Stockton Times: Julian Godfrey successfully defended his MSA Supercar class British Rallycross Championship crown at Croft

11:14am Tuesday 13th October 2015

NORTH YORKSHIRE driver Kevin Procter won the final round of this season’s MSA British Rallycross Championship at Croft Circuit last weekend.

Rugby World Cup: Sudden death starts early for the Scots

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Saturday 10th October 2015

STRICTLY speaking, the Rugby World Cup’s knockout phase does not begin until next weekend. For Scotland, however, sudden death has come seven days early.

Road To Rio: Coaching decision could be key to Kilty's World title defence

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Wednesday 7th October 2015

RICHARD KILTY is hoping the appointment of a new full-time coach will help him make a successful defence of his World Indoor 60m title at the start of next year.

Rugby World Cup: Lancaster has to be the fall guy for England's failings

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Tuesday 6th October 2015

IN one of his final press conferences before the start of the World Cup, England head coach Stuart Lancaster challenged his players to do “something remarkable”. They have done it. Somehow, they have made the World Cup efforts of England’s footballers look respectable.

Laidlaw admits Scotland have to cut out their sloppy starts

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:34pm Sunday 4th October 2015

SCOTLAND captain Greig Laidlaw admits his side cannot afford to make another sloppy start when they take on Samoa in their final group game at St James’ Park on Saturday.

Mecca's Angel's Longchamp hopes hanging in the balance

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:10pm Friday 2nd October 2015

MICHAEL DODS will walk the course at Longchamp tomorrow before deciding whether to let star sprinter Mecca’s Angel take her chance in Sunday’s Prix de l’Abbaye.

Battle-hardened Fletcher is not about to panic despite Sunderland's struggles

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Saturday 3rd October 2015

TO some members of the Sunderland squad, particularly those who arrived in the summer, the prospect of a relegation battle will be an unsettling one. To Steven Fletcher, however, it is merely par for the course.

England v Australia: Positive approach will be the key as England lay their World Cup hopes on the line

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Friday 2nd October 2015

THERE is a line of thinking around English rugby that suggests the national team is always at its best when it is keeping things simple, relying on power rather than finesse in all areas of the field and attempting to bludgeon its way through the opposition rather than relying on anything more instinctive or off-the-cuff.

Middlesbrough's youngsters suffer defeat on European bow

Darlington and Stockton Times:

8:59pm Wednesday 30th September 2015

MIDDLESBROUGH’S youth team made history last night when they became the first North-East side to compete in the UEFA Youth League, but they will have to overturn a two-goal deficit if they are to progress to the second round of European football’s most prestigious junior competition.

Player Ratings: Newcastle United 0 Sheffield Wednesday 1

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:14pm Wednesday 23rd September 2015

How did the players fare in Newcastle's Capital One Cup defeat to Sheffield Wednesday?

Saunders battling to save his boxing career

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:13am Wednesday 23rd September 2015

BRADLEY SAUNDERS has met with specialist hand surgeon Mike Hayton in a bid to save his boxing career.

Capital One Cup: Middlesbrough 3 Wolves 0

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:50pm Tuesday 22nd September 2015

HAVING watched his side struggle to cope with the demands of lengthy runs in both the Capital One Cup and FA Cup last season, Aitor Karanka insists Middlesbrough are better placed to juggle multiple competitions this term. The way things are going, he had better be right.

Road To Rio: Reed returns to the table after a 12-month absence

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Wednesday 23rd September 2015

DOUBLE Commonwealth Games medallist Danny Reed is ready to get back on the glory trail with England as he returns to table tennis after a year’s absence.

York produce fitting tribute to Longhurst

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:48pm Sunday 20th September 2015

YORK CITY boss Russ Wilcox felt his side produced a fitting tribute to former striker David Longhurst as they overcame the dismissal of Vadaine Oliver to claw back a two-goal deficit and claim a 2-2 draw with Carlisle United.

Middlesbrough ace Clayton delighted with De Pena's success at settling in on Teesside

Darlington and Stockton Times: Boro new boy joins in training as Adomah saga rumbles on

5:00am Saturday 19th September 2015

CARLOS DE PENA is pushing to make his Middlesbrough debut in this afternoon’s game at Nottingham Forest, with team-mate Adam Clayton having been impressed with the Uruguayan’s efforts in training.

Karanka confident he can realise his ambitions with Middlesbrough

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Saturday 19th September 2015

AITOR KARANKA admits he could be agitating for a move to the Premier League – but the Middlesbrough head coach insists he is already in the ideal place to take his career to the next level.

Stuani rejected Premier League offer in order to join Middlesbrough

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Friday 18th September 2015

AITOR KARANKA has revealed that Cristhian Stuani turned down an offer of a move to the Premier League in order to join Middlesbrough, and is tipping the Uruguayan to extend his recent scoring spree into the remainder of the campaign.

Can England win the Rugby World Cup?

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Friday 18th September 2015

IN the six years since the International Rugby Board selected England as the host nation of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, thoughts and preparations have been building towards one moment. This evening, at Twickenham, it finally arrives.

RATINGS: West Ham 2 Newcastle 0

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:14pm Monday 14th September 2015

How did the players fare in Newcastle's 2-0 defeat to West Ham?

Premier League rejected Newcastle bid to delay kick-off as Magpies go bottom after loss to West Ham

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:10am Tuesday 15th September 2015

STEVE McCLAREN refused to blame Newcastle United’s 2-0 defeat to West Ham on the interrupted preparation caused by traffic problems outside Upton Park.

MATCH REPORT: West Ham 2 Newcastle 0

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:02pm Monday 14th September 2015

PERHAPS Steve McClaren should stop trying to get the better of Slaven Bilic in London.

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