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Match Analysis: Ipswich Town 2 Middlesbrough 0

Darlington and Stockton Times: FOCUSED ON THE BALL: David McGoldrick of Ipswich Town chips the ball past the attentions of Middlesbrough's Milos Veljkovic of Middlesbrough. Picture: Ray Lawrence/TGSPHOTO

6:02am Monday 22nd December 2014

IT wasn’t quite the night before Christmas, more like the nightmare before Christmas for Middlesbrough on Saturday.

Karanka questions the attitude of his players following Ipswich defeat

Darlington and Stockton Times: HIGH JUMP: Middlesbrough's Patrick Bamford flicks the ball on ahead of Ipswich Towns' Tommy Smith. Picture: Ray Lawrence/TGSPHOTO

6:02am Monday 22nd December 2014

AITOR Karanka has questioned the attitude of his players after Middlesbrough suffered their first defeat in nine games against Ipswich Town on Saturday.

Match Ratings: Ipswich Town 2 Middlesbrough 0

6:01am Monday 22nd December 2014

Match statistics and player ratings from Middlesbrough 2-0 loss to Ipswich Town.

Match Report: Ipswich Town 2 Middlesbrough 0

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middlesbrough FC

4:55pm Saturday 20th December 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH’S unbeaten run came to an end after Aitor Karanka’s side were beaten 2-0 at Ipswich Town.

LIVE BLOG: North-East Football Live

Darlington and Stockton Times:

2:00pm Saturday 20th December 2014

The Northern Echo's sports team brings you live coverage of today's matches involving the region's leading sides

Hanging your running shoes is knee good in the winter

Darlington and Stockton Times: Leaders 334 Max Pearson (Tynedale) eventual winner, 312 Reece Curtis (New Marske) 3rd, 296 Josh Cowperthwaite (Middlesbrough AC (Mandale)) 2nd and 305 Taylor Glover (Morpeth Harriers) soon after the start of the boys under-15s North Eastern Cross Country

7:02am Saturday 20th December 2014

Let me talk to you about knee pain.

Rosie dominates North-East championships

Darlington and Stockton Times: Dan Garbutt (Durham City) chasing the leaders during the senior mens North Eastern Cross Country Chanpionships, Town Moor, Newcastle	Picture: David T. Hewitson/Sports for All Pics

7:02am Saturday 20th December 2014

DURHAM City Harrier Rosie Smith produced a blistering performance at the North-East Cross Country Championships at Town Moor, storming to an emphatic 72 second victory over her nearest rival. This was Smith’s fifth title at this event and based on this performance, it appears she is poised to achieve even greater feats in 2015.

Reach: We don't fear anyone in Championship promotion race

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

6:02am Thursday 18th December 2014

ADAM Reach insists Middlesbrough fear no-one in the Championship promotion race after Saturday’s win over Derby County.

Securing promotion more important than finishing top of the goal charts for Middlesbrough midfielder

Darlington and Stockton Times: ON THE SPOT: Grant Leadbitter, left, celebrates with Jelle Vossen after scoring from the penalty spot to put Boro 2-0 ahead against Derby County	Picture: NORTH NEWS

7:02am Tuesday 16th December 2014

GRANT Leadbitter may be top of Middlesbrough’s goal chart at the moment, but the unselfish midfielder insists he is focused on achieving team goals rather than personal ones.

Newcastle defender believes Arsenal defeat could be a blessing in disguise

Darlington and Stockton Times: BIG WEEK: Fabricio Coloccini believes Saturday's defeat to Arsenal will provide a wake-up call for Newcastle ahead of their games against Tottenham and Sunderland this week              Photo credit: John Walton/PA Wire

10:40pm Monday 15th December 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED captain Fabricio Coloccini believes Saturday’s defeat to Arsenal could be a blessing in disguise following their recent run of form.

Fletcher desperate to be part of Sunday's Tyne-Wear derby after missing last two

Darlington and Stockton Times: RARING TO GO: Steven Fletcher wants to play in Sunday's Tyne-Wear derby after missing Sunderland's back-to-back wins on Tyneside

10:40pm Monday 15th December 2014

STEVEN Fletcher admits he is desperate to be part of Sunday’s Tyne and Wear derby after missing Sunderland’s back-to-back wins at St James’ Park.

In The Ring: Mixed fortunes for regional trio in the Steel City

4:28pm Monday 15th December 2014

DENNIS Hobson Promotions had his big BoxNation show on in the Steel City of Sheffield this past Saturday evening, it contained three fighters from our beloved north-east.

Match Analysis: Sunderland 1 West Ham United 1

Darlington and Stockton Times: West Ham United's Stewart Downing (left) celebrates his equaliser with team mates during the Barclays Premier League match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland. Picture: Richard Sellers/PA Wire

7:04am Monday 15th December 2014

ANOTHER day, another draw, another shockingly bad miss in front of goal. If it wasn’t already blindingly obvious that Sunderland need more firepower in January, then it is now.

Poyet warns more bore draws are on the way unless more quality is brought in

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:04am Monday 15th December 2014

A frustrated Gus Poyet admits he is not enjoying watching Sunderland’s bore draws and has warned it will continue to happen unless more quality is acquired in the January transfer window.

Match Ratings: Sunderland 1 West Ham United 1

7:01am Monday 15th December 2014

Match statistics and player ratings from Sunderland's draw against West Ham at the Stadium of Light.

Poyet left frustrated after yet another Sunderland draw

Darlington and Stockton Times: FALLOUT: Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet admits his job might have been at risk had last weekend's 8-0 defeat happened at another club

9:55am Sunday 14th December 2014

GUS Poyet has bemoaned a lack of cutting edge in front of goal after Sunderland recorded their tenth draw of the season against West Ham United.

Match Report: Sunderland 1 West Ham United 1

Darlington and Stockton Times: LOOKING TO FUTURE: Sunderland manager Gus Poyet wants to make his team more consistent

4:59pm Saturday 13th December 2014

SUNDERLAND recorded their fifth draw in six games after their match with West Ham United finished 1-1 at the Stadium of Light.

Leadbitter: Middlesbrough dressing room fully behind Aitor Karanka following Hignett's departure

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middlesbrough's Manager Aitor Karanka gives words of encouragement to Grant Leadbitter

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7:04am Saturday 6th December 2014

GRANT Leadbitter insists the Middlesbrough dressing room is fully behind Aitor Karanka and the midfielder is confident Craig Hignett’s departure will not have an effect on the team’s form.

Karanka admits "I can't change the way I am" as he awaits FA punishment for touchline spat

7:02am Saturday 6th December 2014

AITOR KARANKA could be hit with a ban if found guilty of an FA misconduct charge, but the Middlesbrough head coach insists he will not scale down his passionate ways on the touchline.

Harriers go from strength to strength

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6:20am Saturday 6th December 2014

Not many athletics clubs can boast medal winners with birthdays 70 years apart, but Darlington Harriers is enjoying some outstanding successes at both ends of the age spectrum.

Karanka full of praise for midfield star and tips Jonathan Woodgate for future coaching role

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middlesbrough's Manager Aitor Karanka gives words of encouragement to Grant Leadbitter

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9:00am Friday 5th December 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH head coach Aitor Karanka has paid tribute to Grant Leadbitter after the midfielder ignored interest from elsewhere to commit his future to the club.

I'm at the right club to achieve Premier League ambitions, says Leadbitter

Darlington and Stockton Times: TRICKY TREES TARGET: Middlesbrough's Grant Leadbitter, pictured celebrating scoring against Wigan Athletic on Sunday, is wanted by Nottingham Forest

2:58pm Thursday 4th December 2014

GRANT Leadbitter insists his future at Middlesbrough was never in doubt after signing a new three-and-a-half year contract at the Riverside Stadium.

Boro boss outlines plans to appoint new assistant

Darlington and Stockton Times: MAKING PLANS: Aitor Karanka is pondering his defensive options should Ben Gibson and Kenneth Omeruo be unavailable

2:30pm Thursday 4th December 2014

AITOR Karanka has reiterated his desire to bring in an assistant coach with experience in English football after dismissing reports linking Colorado Rapids head coach Pablo Mastroeni with Craig Hignett’s former post.

Leadbitter signs new deal with Middlesbrough

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:39am Thursday 4th December 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH have secured the services of midfielder Grant Leadbitter with a new deal which runs until 2018.

Poyet plays spy game ahead of Manchester City test

Darlington and Stockton Times: daunting task: Chelsea pictured during their 5-0 win at Schalke in midweek. Sunderland play the title-chasing Londoners today at the Stadium of Light

7:03am Wednesday 3rd December 2014

GUS Poyet has enlisted the help of some spies in a bid to guide Sunderland to a fifth straight home win over Premier League champions Manchester City.

Karanka admits a difference in views behind Craig Hignett's departure

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:58pm Tuesday 2nd December 2014

Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka has revealed a difference in opinion is the reason behind Craig Hignett’s surprise departure from the club.

Newcastle midfielder to make charity donation following needless red card

Darlington and Stockton Times: FINED: Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko will donate to charity after being sent off for two yellow cards in Saturday's defeat to West Ham

9:56am Tuesday 2nd December 2014

NEWCASTLE United manager Alan Pardew has revealed Moussa Sissoko will donate to charity following his needless red card against West Ham on Saturday.

More injury woes for Newcastle

Darlington and Stockton Times: PASSED FIT: Tim Krul should be available to face Leicester after his elbow injury was not as serious as first feared

2:36pm Monday 1st December 2014

NEWCASTLE United manager Alan Pardew has revealed Tim Krul will be out until mid January with an ankle injury.

Skipper Houghton remains upbeat, despite Germany defeat

Darlington and Stockton Times: POSITIVE VIBES: South Hetton's Steph Houghton believes England can compete with the best as next year's World Cup

7:53pm Monday 24th November 2014

STEPH Houghton is confident England can be competitive at next summer’s World Cup, despite Sunday’s 3-0 humbling at the hands of European champions Germany.

Four North-East players to start England's historic fixture against Germany at Wembley

Darlington and Stockton Times:

2:32pm Sunday 23rd November 2014

MARK Sampson has named four North-East-born players in his England starting line-up to play Germany in a historic fixture at Wembley Stadium.

Saturday Spotlight: Meet England's six North-East stars

Darlington and Stockton Times: England skipper Steph Houghton faces the media

7:00am Saturday 22nd November 2014

ENGLAND manager Mark Sampson selected six North-East-born players in his squad to face Germany at Wembley Stadium tomorrow. Sports Writer Steph Clark profiles the region's representatives

Saturday Spotlight: Nobbs ready to make history with England Women

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Saturday 22nd November 2014

IT’S something a child hears throughout their upbringing, but at the age of 21 Jordan Nobbs is still learning that mum’s always right.

Karanka has options should defensive duo miss Wigan game

Darlington and Stockton Times: MAKING PLANS: Aitor Karanka is pondering his defensive options should Ben Gibson and Kenneth Omeruo be unavailable

6:20am Thursday 20th November 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH are confident the injuries suffered by Ben Gibson and Kenneth Omeruo on international duty are not serious, but Aitor Karanka is pondering his options ahead of Saturday’s trip to Wigan Athletic.

Tickets details released for England Under-21 friendly at the Riverside Stadium

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:27am Wednesday 19th November 2014

TICKETS details have been released for the England Under-21 friendly against Germany at Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium next year.

Pardew speaks out about 'hurtful' campaign to have him removed from Newcastle hot seat

Darlington and Stockton Times: LOAN: Remie Streete has been called back to Newcastle by manager Alan Pardew

4:46pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

ALAN Pardew has described the organised campaign to have him removed from the Newcastle United hot seat as the most difficult time of his reign on Tyneside.

Pardew reveals Coloccini will miss Newcastle's next THREE games

Darlington and Stockton Times: Newcastle United's Fabricio Coloccini acknowledges the fans 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 rea

2:49pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

NEWCASTLE United manager Alan Pardew has revealed Fabricio Coloccini will miss the next three games through injury.

Newcastle defender steps up return from injury

Darlington and Stockton Times: Stay or go: Davide Santon is being tracked once more by AC Milan (6466187)

7:04am Tuesday 18th November 2014

NEWCASTLE United defender Davide Santon has stepped up his training following knee surgery, but the left-back will not be rushed back to ease Alan Pardew’s defensive problems.

Sunderland fined £20,000 by Football Association

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:24pm Monday 17th November 2014

SUNDERLAND have been fined £20,000 by The Football Association in relation to their home draw with Everton earlier this month.

Clayton will not take any notice of Middlesbrough's position until after Christmas

Darlington and Stockton Times: Brighton and Hove Albion  v Middlesbrough Sky Bet Championship match at the Amex StadiumBrighton's Gary Gardner slides in for a challenge with Adam ClaytonPhotograph taken by Simon Dack18 October 2014SD181014A (11648167)

7:05am Thursday 13th November 2014

ADAM CLAYTON believes Middlesbrough’s position in the Championship promotion race won’t become clear until after Christmas.

Mulhern keen to stay in coaching after leaving Sunderland post

Darlington and Stockton Times: STEPPING DOWN: Mick Mulhern has left his post as Sunderland Ladies manager after 15 years at the club

7:04am Thursday 13th November 2014

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Boro to host England Under-21 match against Germany

Darlington and Stockton Times: RIVERSIDE RETURN: Gareth Southgate will bring his England Under-21s to Middlesbrough for a match against Germany in March

7:04am Thursday 13th November 2014

FORMER Middlesbrough manager Gareth Southgate believes the Riverside Stadium is the ideal place for his England Under-21s to take on Germany in the run up to next summer’s European Under-21 Championships.

Pools' FA Cup tie with Blyth Spartans to be televised

7:01am Thursday 13th November 2014

HARTLEPOOL UNITED’S FA Cup second round tie against Blyth Spartans has been moved to Friday, December 5 (7:55pm kick-off) after being selected for live television broadcast on BBC2.

Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium to host England Under-21 clash with Germany

Darlington and Stockton Times: Gareth Southgate has been impressed

2:45pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

ENGLAND Under-21s will host Germany in an international friendly at Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium next year.

Houghton leads strong North-East contingent in England squad to play historic fixture at Wembley Stadium

12:51pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

SIX North-East-raised players have been named in the England Women’s squad for their historic match against Germany at Wembley Stadium on November 23.

Mulhern leaves Sunderland Ladies

Darlington and Stockton Times: Mick Mulhern

11:12am Wednesday 12th November 2014

Sunderland AFC Ladies manager Mick Mulhern has stepped down from his role at the club after helping the team secure promotion to the FA Women’s Super League 1.

Middlesbrough miss chance to go top, but Karanka remains upbeat

Darlington and Stockton Times: HAPPY TIMES: Aitor Karanka will celebrate his first anniversary as Middlesbrough's head coach on Thursday

7:04am Monday 10th November 2014

AITOR Karanka may not have celebrated his first year in charge of Middlesbrough with a win, but the head coach is satisfied his side are in a good position to achieve their objective of promotion.

Match Analysis: Middlesbrough 0 Bournemouth 0

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:03am Monday 10th November 2014

TOP of the table tussle, biggest crowd of the season and the television cameras turned up – this game had 0-0 written over it.

Match Ratings: Middlesbrough 0 Bournemouth 0

7:01am Monday 10th November 2014

Match ratings and statistics from Middlesbrough's 0-0 draw with Bournemouth.

Match Report: Middlesbrough 0 Bournemouth 0

Darlington and Stockton Times: Star turns: Middlesbrough's Adam Reach and man of the match Albert Adomah

5:01pm Saturday 8th November 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH missed the opportunity to go top of the Championship after being held to a 0-0 draw at home to Bournemouth.

Poyet takes the positives from Wes Brown's own goal

Darlington and Stockton Times: OH NO: Sunderland’s Wes Brown scores an own goal past keeper Costel Pantilimon on Monday night

7:04am Thursday 6th November 2014

SUNDERLAND head coach Gus Poyet believes Wes Brown’s own goal in the win at Crystal Palace on Monday could be a “key moment” in his side’s season.

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