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Match Report: Wolves 2 Middlesbrough 0

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:47pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

AFTER going seven matches without losing in the Championship, Middlesbrough were given a firm reminder of how just how tough it will be to force their way in to the automatic promotion spots at Molineux.

Team news: Four changes for Boro at Wolves

Darlington and Stockton Times: IN ACTION: Kenneth Omeruo in action for Middlesbrough

7:28pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

KENNETH OMERUO has returned to the Middlesbrough starting line-up as one of four changes by Aitor Karanka.

Poyet embarrassed and ready to make changes after Sunderland's heavy defeat

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:25am Sunday 19th October 2014

A STUNNED Gus Poyet will subject Sunderland’s humiliated players to a re-run of the 8-0 defeat at Southampton at St Mary’s which left him feeling the most embarrassed he has ever felt in football.

Magpies receive Krul boost and expect African duo to play

Darlington and Stockton Times: Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew gestures on the touchline during the Barclays Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 4, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Swansea. Photo credit should read

4:12pm Thursday 16th October 2014

TIM KRUL has given Alan Pardew a huge boost after declaring himself fit to play in goal for Newcastle United this weekend.

Pools bring in Honour ahead of Luton test

Darlington and Stockton Times: FROM PLAYER TO COACH: Hartlepool football legend Brian Honour at East Durham College in Peterlee

1:52pm Monday 13th October 2014

HARTLEPOOL UNITED have brought in Brian Honour to assist caretaker manager Sam Collins while the search for a permanent appointment takes place.

Boro boss satisfied with win but refuses to get carried away

9:00am Sunday 5th October 2014

AITOR KARANKA thinks Middlesbrough are well placed to build on a positive start to the season after closing the gap to the Championship’s leaders to just a point.

Pardew: 'Tiote wants to stay and help Newcastle turn things around'

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:27pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

ALAN PARDEW thinks Cheik Tiote has proven just how much he wants to stay at Newcastle United.

Team news: Stoke City v Newcastle United

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:07pm Monday 29th September 2014

ALAN PARDEW has named the same Newcastle United for the second Premier League game in a row.

York's relegation worries intensify

Darlington and Stockton Times:

2:35pm Sunday 28th September 2014

YORK CITY’S worries at the wrong end of League Two increased with a 2-0 defeat at Dagenham & Redbridge.

Gateshead's winning streak comes to an end

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)

2:33pm Sunday 28th September 2014

GATESHEAD’S winning streak at home came to an end but a last-gasp Danny Wright equaliser kept them in the Conference play-off zone.

Match report: Sunderland 0 Swansea City 0

Darlington and Stockton Times: READY TO RETURN: Connor Wickham should be available for Sunderland's home game with Swansea on Saturday

5:08pm Saturday 27th September 2014

THIS was another afternoon of frustration for Sunderland as that elusive first victory of the season continues to evade Gustavo Poyet.

Watmore signs new Sunderland deal

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:15pm Friday 26th September 2014

SUNDERLAND youngster Duncan Watmore has penned a new deal at Sunderland.

Press conference update: Boro boss calls for focus on Championship charge

Darlington and Stockton Times:

2:30pm Friday 26th September 2014

AITOR KARANKA has urged his Middlesbrough players to forget about the memories of Tuesday night’s epic penalty drama in the Capital One Cup at Anfield by returning to Championship duty with a bang.

Pardew could do with a Capital One gain for Magpies despite Premier League focus

Darlington and Stockton Times: Staying quiet: Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew decided not to hold a pre-match press conference yesterday

7:39am Wednesday 24th September 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED return to action tonight knowing that supporters will be scrutinising the performance at Selhurst Park more closely because of the club’s policy not to make domestic cup competitions a priority.

'I've never seen anything like it' says Boro boss after penalties defeat at Anfield

Darlington and Stockton Times: Decisive moment: Middlesbrough's Albert Adomah gifts Liverpool victory following a marathon penalty shoot out

11:37pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

AITOR KARANKA paid tribute to his Middlesbrough players after losing an extraordinary penalty shoot-out at Anfield last night when it required an astonishing 30 spot-kicks to settle the third round tie.

Match report: Liverpool 2 Middlesbrough 2

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:19pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

WHERE to start? Middlesbrough’s resilience and efficiency in normal time, the two goals during extra-time, but none of that compares to the incredible night of penalty drama in the Capital One Cup which Anfield is unlikely to forget.

Team news: Karanka names strong team for Liverpool test

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:57pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

JAMAL BLACKMAN has been handed his Middlesbrough debut in tonight's Capital One Cup third round tie at Anfield.

Cisse could be the man to keep Pardew in Newcastle hot-seat

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middle-man: Newcastle's Jack Colback and Hull's Ahmed Elmohamady battle for the ball

6:40am Monday 22nd September 2014

SEVEN days after Newcastle United turned in the sort of performance that often gets a manager the sack, a spirited comeback for a beleaguered boss suggested Alan Pardew still has the majority of the dressing room fighting for him.

Under-fire Pardew focused on future after receiving backing of Magpies owner

Darlington and Stockton Times: Back in business: Newcastle's Papiss Cisse celebrates his first goal with manager Alan Pardew during the Premier League match at St James' Park PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

6:33am Monday 22nd September 2014

ALAN PARDEW has been told to carry on regardless by Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley after emerging from a potentially damaging home date with Hull City with his position strengthened.

Match Ratings: Newcastle United 2 Hull City 2

Darlington and Stockton Times: Back in business: Newcastle's Papiss Cisse celebrates his first goal with manager Alan Pardew during the Premier League match at St James' Park PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

7:05pm Sunday 21st September 2014

0-1: Jelavic (49, powered a terrific acrobatic volley beyond Krul after meeting Elmohamady’s cross).

Top 15 finish keeps Storm's Dubai hopes alive

Darlington and Stockton Times: Swizz success: Graeme Storm on his way to a great finish at Crans-sur-Sierre last Saturday when he hit a hole-in-one at the 11th during the third round of the Omega European Masters

6:13pm Sunday 21st September 2014

GRAEME STORM has given his chances of appearing in the DP World Tour Championship a massive boost by claiming a top 15 finish at the Wales Open.

Under-fire Pardew pleased with Newcastle's character

Darlington and Stockton Times: Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew before the Barclays Premier League match at St Mary's, Southampton where the game was marked by chants for him to be sacked. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 13, 2014. See PA story SOCCER S

8:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

ALAN PARDEW thinks his players proved just how much they want to succeed at Newcastle United by coming back from two goals down to claim a point against Hull City.

Match report: Newcastle United 2 Hull City 2

Darlington and Stockton Times: Under-fire: Newcastle manager Alan Pardew (left) reacts during the Premier League match at St James' Park PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

5:11pm Saturday 20th September 2014

LARGE sections of fans demanded Alan Pardew’s sacking at St James’ Park but then Senegalese striker Papiss Cisse gave the under-fire Newcastle United manager a much-needed boost when it mattered most.

We've got the squad now we have to prove it' says Boro midfielder

7:02am Saturday 20th September 2014

ADAM CLAYTON thinks Middlesbrough have put together one of the best teams in the Championship, but has warned that the players have to prove it by clinching promotion to the Premier League.

Storm is feeling strong at Wales Open

6:16pm Friday 19th September 2014

GRAEME STORM thinks he is well placed to record a strong finish at the Wales Open – provided he can maintain the standards set during the first two days.

Golf: Graeme Storm ends day one at Celtic Manor level

Darlington and Stockton Times: Swizz success: Graeme Storm on his way to a great finish at Crans-sur-Sierre last Saturday when he hit a hole-in-one at the 11th during the third round of the Omega European Masters

6:53pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A BIRDIE at the last ensured Graeme Storm will start the second day of the ISPS Handa Wales Open in the top 50 after a topsy-turvy first round at Celtic Manor.

McGinley warming up nicely for Ryder Cup appearance at Celtic Manor but remains wary of American threat

Darlington and Stockton Times: Confident mood: Europe's Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley (right) will not take anything for granted against Tom Watson's United States team next week

7:06am Thursday 18th September 2014

FOUR years ago Paul McGinley walked around the Twenty Ten course at Celtic Manor offering up his opinion as one of the vice-captains of Team Europe. Yesterday he was back in South Wales with a different mindset, just eight days before the Ryder Cup heads for Gleneagles.

Boro skipper wishing Abella well amid 'serious' injury fears after fine start to life on Teesside

Darlington and Stockton Times: Match-winner: Grant Leadbitter was the star turn at Huddersfield for Middlesbrough

7:03am Thursday 18th September 2014

GRANT LEADBITTER has paid tribute to Damia Abella for the way he has adapted to life on Teesside amid fears that the Spanish full-back could be ruled out for months with a knee injury.

Golf shorts: Europe enjoy Fightmaster Cup success and Clark Cup victory for Seaton

Darlington and Stockton Times: FIGHT MASTERS:Two North-East one-armed golfers, Darren Grey (right) and Steven Hutchinson, are playing in the Fightmaster Cup. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

6:04pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

IN the build up to next week’s Ryder Cup, Europe have already got one over their American counterparts with the help of a couple of County Durham golfers.

Talking point: Karanka could have the team to deliver a long overdue promotion charge at Boro

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:27pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THERE is something exciting happening at Middlesbrough, now Aitor Karanka just has to make everything tick.

'I've learned a lot and enjoying my football at Sunderland' says Cattermole

Darlington and Stockton Times: Cleaned up his act: Lee Cattermole insists he is in a better place these but has not regrets

7:14am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THERE is a view that Lee Cattermole has to work on cleaning up his disciplinary act if he is ever going to force his way in top the England squad, based on a reputation he has created for himself since emerging as a teenager in the Premier League a decade ago.

Boro facing anxious 48 hours over Abella injury after impressive win in Wales

Darlington and Stockton Times: Sky Bet ChampionshipCardiff City Stadium, 16.09.14Cardiff City vs MiddlesbroughKike of Middlesbrough celebrates scoring his side's first goal.Picture by Mark Hawkins© WALES NEWS SERVICE  (10446690)

11:04pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

DAMIA ABELLA will have a scan later today to determine the extent of a knee injury which has left the Middlesbrough squad’s satisfaction with winning at Cardiff City tinged with disappointment.

Match Report: Cardiff City 0 Middlesbrough 1

Darlington and Stockton Times: Belgian buy: Jelle Vossen scored in a training match at the Riverside and now he is looking to shine in the Championship. Picture: Doug Moody

9:50pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

OLE Gunnar Solskjaer is someone who should know quite a lot about successful strike partnerships having enjoyed more than a decade of success at Manchester United.

Team news: Cardiff v Middlesbrough

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:18pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

BELGIAN striker Jelle Vossen will make his full debut for Middlesbrough in tonight's Championship game at Cardiff City.

Sunderland waiting for Wickham contract news

Darlington and Stockton Times: Wanted man: Connor Wickham has plenty of clubs keen as Sunderland push for a new deal

7:02am Tuesday 16th September 2014

CONNOR WICKHAM is yet to agree a new deal at Sunderland, despite suggestions the striker has edged towards committing his future to the club.

Karanka wants in-form Leadbitter to get a new contract at Boro

Darlington and Stockton Times: Match-winner: Grant Leadbitter was the star turn at Huddersfield for Middlesbrough

6:02am Tuesday 16th September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH have had initial discussions aimed at securing the future of Grant Leadbitter in a bid to keep him at the Riverside Stadium, with Aitor Karanka convinced he will still have the midfielder beyond this season.

Under-21s round-up: Newcastle, Sunderland and Boro in action

Darlington and Stockton Times: On song: Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj flicks the ball past Sunderland's Tom McNamee on his way to scoring a hat-trick for the Red Devils at Old Trafford

9:56pm Monday 15th September 2014

ALAN PARDEW might be struggling to remember what it takes to win a game but Peter Beardsley led Newcastle United’s Under-21s to victory at St James’ Park.

Press conference update: 'We've got to treat Cardiff seriously' urges Boro boss

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:51pm Monday 15th September 2014

AITOR KARANKA has warned his Middlesbrough players not to under-estimate Cardiff City when the two teams go head-to-head on Tuesday night.

Boro wait on referee’s report into tunnel scrap

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middlesbrough FC

11:08am Monday 15th September 2014

THE Football Association will wait to see if referee Kevin Wright includes the unsavoury scenes at the end of Middlesbrough’s victory at Huddersfield Town in his report before deciding if any punishment follows.

FA await referee's report after Boro's tunnel bust-up

Darlington and Stockton Times: Unclear: Aitor Karanka did not see anything  when Boro and Huddersfield players came together

7:03am Monday 15th September 2014

Vossen, introduced as a second half substitute following his season long loan move from Genk, said: “The Championship is as hard as I expected. I thought the level would be harder than Belgium, especially the physical side of it. I expected the defenders to be strong and they are. I have to adapt to that.

Match report: Huddersfield Town 1 Middlesbrough 2

Darlington and Stockton Times: Belgian buy: Jelle Vossen scored in a training match at the Riverside and now he is looking to shine in the Championship. Picture: Doug Moody

6:47am Monday 15th September 2014

IN front of the stand packed with around 3,500 travelling fans, Middlesbrough needed a cool head. Deep in to stoppage-time at the end of the game, the visitors had been handed a lifeline after conceding a late equaliser to Huddersfield Town.

Match ratings: Huddersfield v Middlesbrough

Darlington and Stockton Times: Match-winner: Grant Leadbitter was the star turn at Huddersfield for Middlesbrough

5:32pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Goals: 0-1: Leadbitter (36, powered a unstoppable, curling free-kick with accuracy in to the top left corner of Smithies’ net from 35 yards)

Satisfaction for Boro boss after victory despite tunnel bust-up

Darlington and Stockton Times: Date 23/08/2014
Boro manager Aitor Karanka shows his frustration on the sidelines during the Championship match between Middlesbrough and Sheffield Wednesday at the Riverside Stadium
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7:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

AITOR KARANKA and Huddersfield counterpart Chris Powell last night insisted they had not seen the events at the John Smith’s Stadium when stewards had to separate the two sets of players in the tunnel after a dramatic game.

Match report: Huddersfield 1 Middlesbrough 2

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middlesbrough Football Club

5:05pm Saturday 13th September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH returned to winning ways in West Yorkshire this afternoon when Grant Leadbitter was at the double to defeat Huddersfield Town after a dramatic ending.

Sunderland's American desperate to live out his Premier League dream on Wearside

Darlington and Stockton Times: BRAZIL BOUND: Jozy Altidore has been confirmed in the United States' World Cup squad

7:17am Saturday 13th September 2014

IT could be the effects of the United States’ successful World Cup campaign or the fact he was named captain of his country just last week. It is safe to assume that a fresh start is also on Jozy Altidore’s mind, but whatever the reasons are he appears to be in a positive place on Wearside.

Poyet thinks Sunderland's new Argentine winger can star in the Premier League

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:42am Saturday 13th September 2014

SUNDERLAND are ready unleash Ricky Alvarez on the Premier League today with manager Gustavo Poyet believing everything is in place for his fellow South American to be a success story on Wearside.

Borini could still be on Sunderland's radar in January as Poyet praises Liverpool approach

Darlington and Stockton Times: Support:  Sunderland players are giving their backing to the Stonewall campaign highlighting the issue of homophobia ahead of this Saturday's game with Tottenham by raising the rainbow flag at the Stadium of Light

7:02am Friday 12th September 2014

GUSTAVO POYET understands why Fabio Borini rejected the chance to return to Sunderland at the beginning of the month but has not ruled out a fresh attempt to lure the Italian to Wearside in the New Year.

Poyet satisfied with Sunderland's transfer work

Darlington and Stockton Times:

2:44pm Thursday 11th September 2014

SUNDERLAND ‘tried their best’ to do the business they intended during the summer transfer window, according to head coach Gustavo Poyet.

With pressure off after memorable week, Storm is brewing for further success

Darlington and Stockton Times: Swizz success: Graeme Storm on his way to a great finish at Crans-sur-Sierre last Saturday when he hit a hole-in-one at the 11th during the third round of the Omega European Masters

7:32am Thursday 11th September 2014

IT is safe to assume Graeme Storm will never forget his trip to Crans Montana this year, not least because the events of the last week mean he will return to Switzerland again in 2015.

Sunderland players could lure Hodgson to Wearside more often says Cattermole

Darlington and Stockton Times: Sunderland's Lee Cattermole is congratulated on scoring his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday August 16, 2014. See PA story SOCCER West Brom.

7:03am Thursday 11th September 2014

ROY HODGSON has been urged to make Wearside a regular stop on his scouting missions as Sunderland’s inspirational midfielder Lee Cattermole attempts to gatecrash the England squad.

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