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Newcastle Press Conference Update: Pardew delighted to see some local lads coming through

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:15pm Thursday 30th October 2014

ALAN PARDEW is delighted to see Newcastle United's academy being rewarded for a conscious decision to prioritise the development of local North-East talent.

Returning hero Taylor lifts the lid on his Newcastle injury despair

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:15am Thursday 30th October 2014

RYAN TAYLOR has admitted he had to survive two years of "injury hell" in order to make a remarkable return to action in Wednesday night's Capital One Cup victory over Manchester City.

Dummett hoping Newcastle take feelgood factor into Liverpool game

Darlington and Stockton Times:

8:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

PAUL DUMMETT is hoping Newcastle carry their current feel-good factor into Saturday lunch-time's Premier League game with Liverpool.

Pardew predicts bright Newcastle future after youngsters star in Capital One Cup win

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

A JUBILANT Alan Pardew claimed Newcastle United’s future is in safe hands after the club’s emerging stars played a pivotal role in last night’s sensational Capital One Cup win at Manchester City.

Match Ratings: Man City 0 Newcastle 2

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:06pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Match ratings and statistics from Newcastle United's remarkable 2-0 win at Manchester City in the Capital One Cup

Match Analysis: Manchester City 0 Newcastle United 2

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:51pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

IF this was Newcastle United not prioritising the cup competitions, goodness knows what they’d be capable of if they started taking them seriously.

Ryan Taylor returns to Newcastle line-up

Darlington and Stockton Times: Making progress: Ryan Taylor could be back playing before October

7:04pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

RYAN TAYLOR returns to Newcastle United's starting line-up for the first time since August 2012 as Alan Pardew's side take on Manchester City in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup tonight.

North-East referee axed after breaking Premier League rules

Darlington and Stockton Times: COMPLAINT MADE: Mark Clattenburg has stood down from refereeing for a week

9:42am Wednesday 29th October 2014

NORTH-EAST referee Mark Clattenburg has been dropped for this weekend's Premier League fixtures after breaking protocol so he could watch an Ed Sheeran concert.

Onions awarded Durham benefit year

Darlington and Stockton Times: WORRIES EASED: Graham Onions

9:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

DURHAM fast bowler Graham Onions has been awarded a benefit year for the 2015 season.

Hall gives his all but Caballero walks away with the world title

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Monday 27th October 2014

IN the end, he simply didn’t have any more to give. Bloodied, thanks to a cut that had opened above his right eye, and bruised, thanks to the 12 rounds of relentless pounding he had just survived, Stuart Hall didn’t even have the energy to throw his hands into the air as the final bell sounded. Every ounce of effort had been spent.

Hall pledges to fight on despite Monte Carlo disappointment

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Monday 27th October 2014

STUART HALL remains determined to reclaim a world title despite the intense disappointment of Saturday’s IBF World Bantamweight defeat to American Randy Caballero.

Five things we learned from Stuart Hall's world-title defeat

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:03pm Sunday 26th October 2014

Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson was at ringside in Monte Carlo as Stuart Hall lost to Randy Caballero - here are five things he highlights from the IBF World Bantamweight fight

Hall's world title hopes shattered by Monte Carlo defeat

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:39pm Saturday 25th October 2014

STUART HALL'S hopes of regaining the IBF World Bantamweight title were shattered this evening as he suffered a unanimous points defeat to Randy Caballero in Monte Carlo.

Live LIVE BLOG: Stuart Hall vs Randy Caballero

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:01pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson is at ringside in Monte Carlo as Darlington's Stuart Hall takes on American Randy Caballero for the IBF World Bantamweight title

Saturday Spotlight: Darlington boxer Hall reflects on his journey from wastrel to world champion

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

When Stuart Hall takes on Randy Caballero for the IBF World Bantamweight title in Monte Carlo this evening, he will complete a journey that began in rather different times at another Mediterranean holiday resort. Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson joined the Darlington fighter in the south of France to look back on his transformation from wastrel to world champion

Sunderland boss to stick with Mannone for Arsenal game

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:19pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

GUSTAVO POYET will not be dropping Vito Mannone for Saturday's game with Arsenal despite the Sunderland goalkeeper committing a series of errors during last weekend's 8-0 humiliation at Southampton.

Sunderland complete Reveillere signing

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:52pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

SUNDERLAND have signed French defender Anthony Reveillere on a short-term contract until the end of the season.

Scott Wilson Column: It's time for Darlington's world champion to get the recognition he deserves

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Friday 24th October 2014

WHEN Stuart Hall takes to the ring in Monte Carlo’s Salle Des Etoiles tomorrow night, he will be taking part in his fourth world-title fight in the space of ten months.

Stuart Hall Diary: Sun, sea and a sense of excitement in Monte Carlo

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

STUART Hall takes on Randy Caballero for the IBF World Bantamweight title in Monte Carlo on Saturday, and in the last of his exclusive Northern Echo diaries, the Darlington fighter outlines how his final preparations are going

COMMENT: Sunderland's compensation decision is commendable - but wrong

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:11pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

SUNDERLAND’S players didn’t have to provide financial compensation for Saturday’s embarrassment at Southampton, so it is to their credit that they have decided to put their hands in their pocket to refund the match tickets of the 2,600 supporters who travelled to the south coast.

Better late than never as Obertan steps out of the Newcastle shadows

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:24pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

HE might have been the unlikeliest of Newcastle United match winners, but perhaps it was only appropriate that Gabriel Obertan was the player to ease some of the mounting pressure on manager Alan Pardew at the weekend.

Sunderland players confirm they will refund Southampton match tickets

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:11pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

SUNDERLAND'S players have confirmed they will refund the cost of supporters' match tickets for last weekend's 8-0 humiliation at Southampton.

Road To Rio: North-East rowers among the medals at British Championships

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

DURHAM’S Jess Eddie and Richmond’s Zoe Lee teamed up to win two gold medals at last weekend’s British Rowing Championships.

It's still Miller time as Paralympic great eyes Rio Games

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

IT is 18 years since Stephen Miller won his first Paralympic gold medal in Atlanta, but as he prepares to embark on another gruelling winter training programme, the Cramlington club thrower remains as driven and committed as ever.

Adomah highlights pace as a key to Middlesbrough's recent success

Darlington and Stockton Times: Storm: Middlesbrough's Albert Adomah scored at Huddersfield on his way to grabbing 12 goals

4:15pm Sunday 19th October 2014

ALBERT ADOMAH has highlighted the pace of Middlesbrough’s attacking players as a key factor in the club’s recent run of success.

Falcons to stick with youthful approach after comfortable European win

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:01pm Sunday 19th October 2014

NEWCASTLE FALCONS boss Dean Richards will stick with his policy of playing young English players in this season’s European Challenge Cup after praising his side’s efforts in Friday night’s comprehensive 43-19 win over Bucharest Wolves.

Wilcox makes a losing start to life at York

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:38pm Sunday 19th October 2014

RUSS WILCOX made a losing start to life as York City manager as his ten-man side slipped to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Shrewsbury Town.

Gateshead beaten by league leaders

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)

3:30pm Sunday 19th October 2014

GATESHEAD’S nine-game unbeaten run came crashing to an end as Barnet strengthened their position at the top of the Vanarama Conference with a comfortable 2-0 win at the International Stadium.

Match Ratings: Brighton 1 Middlesbrough 2

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Monday 20th October 2014

Match ratings and statistics from Middlesbrough's 2-1 win at Brighton

Ayala develops into integral member of Boro's first-choice backline

Darlington and Stockton Times: Dated: 30/09/2014
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7:00am Monday 20th October 2014

ONLY one of Middlesbrough’s defenders has started the club’s last five matches, so while Aitor Karanka continues to rotate the majority of his squad members, it is becoming increasingly clear that he views Daniel Ayala as a key part of his strongest selection.

Match Analysis: Brighton 1 Middlesbrough 2

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Monday 20th October 2014

AS a born-and-bred Teessider, Ben Gibson can gauge the state of Middlesbrough’s fortunes by the amount of calls and messages to his mobile phone. If his family and friends want to speak to him, things must be going well. If he’s getting the cold shoulder, it’s a safe bet results haven’t been quite as positive.

Tomlin's injury to be assessed today - but Middlesbrough team-mate Adomah is okay

Darlington and Stockton Times: FINISHING THE NIGHT OFF IN STYLE: Lee Tomlin strikes to secure the 3-1 victory

10:07am Sunday 19th October 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH'S medical staff will assess Lee Tomlin's leg injury later today after the forward was forced off at the half-time interval of yesterday's 2-1 win at Brighton.

Match Report: Brighton 1 Middlesbrough 2

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:03pm Saturday 18th October 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH climbed to third in the Championship table as another polished away display resulted in a convincing 2-1 win over Brighton.

Boro warned not to underestimate Brighton despite their poor start

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

STATISTICALLY, their opponents are the most out-of-form team in the whole of the Football League, but George Friend has warned his Middlesbrough team-mates not to underestimate Brighton when the two sides meet at the Amex Stadium this afternoon.

Youth policy was key to Velkjovic's Middlesbrough move

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:25pm Thursday 16th October 2014

MILOS VELJKOVIC has revealed that Aitor Karanka's willingness to give young players a chance was a key factor behind his decision to join Middlesbrough on loan.

Falcons prioritise English talent in European competition

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:26pm Thursday 16th October 2014

NEWCASTLE FALCONS will be flying the flag for England in more ways than one when they compete in this season’s European Rugby Challenge Cup.

Karanka delighted to welcome Spurs youngster into the Middlesbrough fold

Darlington and Stockton Times:

2:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

AITOR KARANKA is delighted to have completed the loan signing of Milos Veljkovic, with the teenager’s versatility having been a key factor in the Middlesbrough head coach’s decision to bring him to the Riverside.

Scott Wilson Column: Sterling saga should not prevent the FA from prioritising England Under-21s next summer

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Friday 17th October 2014

THE fallout from Raheem Sterling’s failure to start Sunday’s European Championships qualifier in Tallinn was depressing for a number of reasons.

Krul expected to be fit to face Leicester

Darlington and Stockton Times: INVESTIGATION CALL: The Law Society has increased calls for a criminal investigation into Wonga over fake legal letters sent to customers. Wonga sponsors Newcastle United's shirts, here shown by goalkeeper Tim Krul

4:45pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

TIM KRUL should be fit to face Leicester City on Saturday after the Newcastle United goalkeeper’s elbow injury did not prove as serious as first feared.

Boro defender stars as England youngsters make Euro finals

Darlington and Stockton Times: Dated: 20/09/2014
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7:22pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH defender Ben Gibson played a starring role as England Under-21s qualified for next summer's European Championships courtesy of a 2-1 victory over Croatia in the second leg of their play-off.

Lallana replaces Sterling in England team

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:09pm Sunday 12th October 2014

ROY HODGSON has left Liverpool midfielder Raheem Sterling out of the England side that will take on Estonia in a Euro 2016 qualifier in Tallinn this evening.

Johnson relishing the tough life at Sunderland

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

IT was a question that would have been easier to swerve than the first-minute tackle he is anticipating from former team-mate Phil Bardsley this afternoon. “Can you enjoy playing for Sunderland as much as playing for Manchester City?”

Poyet retains faith in his Sunderland strikers

Darlington and Stockton Times: SATISFIED: Gus Poyet is happy with the increased consistency of his Sunderland side

2:44pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

GUS POYET has backed Sunderland’s misfiring strikers to start finding the back of the net, but insisted his side cannot get too concerned about their lack of goalscoring success this season.

Who is to blame for the mess at Newcastle United?

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

ROOTED in the relegation places, still searching for a first Premier League win and with their supporters in open revolt against both the manager and owner, it’s hard to see how things could be any worse for Newcastle United.

Karanka accuses his Boro players of putting themselves before the team

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middlesbrough's Manager Aitor Karanka

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7:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

AITOR KARANKA accused his Middlesbrough players of “playing for themselves rather than the team” as they failed to beat Championship basement boys Blackpool at the Riverside.

Match Ratings: Middlesbrough 1 Blackpool 1

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Match ratings and statistics from Middlesbrough's 1-1 draw with Blackpool

Match Analysis: Middlesbrough 1 Blackpool 1

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:43pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

SO much for strolling to promotion then. If Saturday’s shut-out at Charlton served as something of a reality check after three successive league wins, last night’s 1-1 draw with a Blackpool side still rooted to the foot of the Championship provided further proof that Middlesbrough are far from the finished article.

Team News: Karanka rings the changes again as Boro face Blackpool

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:02pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

AITOR KARANKA has made five changes to his Middlesbrough side for this evening's Championship home game with Blackpool.

Talking Horses: Celebrating the successes of the 2014 Flat season

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

This week’s Talking Horses column looks back at the 2014 Flat campaign, and highlights the most notable equine and human achievements.

Karanka praises Gibson's support from above

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

IF there was a template of how not to run a Championship club, Blackpool owner Karl Oyston would probably come close to fitting it. Starting pre-season with just eight contracted players, cobbling together a cut-price side that sits at the bottom of the table despite being in the Premier League as recently as 2011, touting around for a new boss when his current manager, Jose Riga, was still in position. And that’s just the last three months.

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