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.

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

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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.

Quakers blown apart by Blyth strikers

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:06pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Blyth strikers Dan Maguire and Robbie Dale showed Quakers how to take their chances as Darlington crashed out of the FA Cup at Croft Park last night.

Tricky trip to Skelmersdale awaits Quakers if they see off Blyth

Darlington and Stockton Times: PRE-SEASON: Martin Gray’s Darlington welcome Sunderland to Heritage Park this afternoon

10:18am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A TRIP to Evo-Stik Premier League leaders Skelmersdale United lies in wait if Darlington overcome Blyth Spartans at the second attempt in this evening’s FA Cup replay.

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.

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.

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.

Penalty save denies Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:26pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Darlington must travel to Blyth Spartans on Tuesday for an FA Cup replay after goalkeeper Peter Jeffries pulled off a tremendous penalty save to deny Terry Galbraith.

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)

Darlington make three changes for Cup tie with Blyth

2:39pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Martin Gray has selected a surprise line-up for today’s FA Cup encounter with Blyth Spartans with Alan White dropping to the bench.

Satisfaction for Boro boss after victory despite tunnel bust-up

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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.

Thompson will return to his best, says Darlington boss

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

At this stage Stephen Thompson had scored three times and Darlington had started the season by banging the goals in.

Clayton hopes for a good reception on his return to Huddersfield

7:03am Saturday 13th September 2014

ADAM Clayton returns to another former club when Middlesbrough visit Huddersfield Town this afternoon, but the midfielder is expecting a better reception than the one he received at Elland Road.

Karanka backs Vossen to continue his scoring record at Middlesbrough

7:02am Saturday 13th September 2014

AITOR Karanka is confident Jelle Vossen will have no problem continuing his impressive goalscoring record at Middlesbrough.

Burns powers to podium finish at Donington Park

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4:18pm Friday 12th September 2014

TYNESIDE motorcycle racer Joe Burns followed up a string of great results recently with a superb podium placing when he took third position in last Sunday’s Pirelli National Superstock 1000 race held at Donington Park.

Wensleydale League: Mavericks hammer Askrigg on opening day of the season

4:16pm Friday 12th September 2014

THE NEW Wensleydale League season kicked off last Saturday and Richmond Mavericks went straight to the top of the table with a 10-0 win at Askrigg United. Sean Clarke opened the scoring after 18 minutes and the match was over as a contest before the break as Phil Stirling, with a brace, Scott Fenney and Clarke again made it 5-0. It was a similar story in the second half as Clarke completed his hat-trick while Stirling added two more. David Andrews and substitute Lewis Burgess then completed the rout to make it a perfect opening day for the Mavs.

Karanka happy to have selection headache

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
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7:02am Friday 12th September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH head coach Aitor Karanka insists he wouldn’t have it any other way, despite facing several selection dilemmas this weekend.

Skeeby puts on top quality motorcycle trial

Darlington and Stockton Times: (10231430)

4:24pm Friday 12th September 2014

SIX days on from the successful Class C and D final championship trial and Richmond provided a top class clubman and youth trial for 82 contenders at Skeeby on the Richardson farm at Skeeby on Saturday afternoon.

A year off fails to stop Pintrada

4:19pm Friday 12th September 2014

JAMES BETHELL took the trainers' honours last weekend, sending out Pintrada to land the Hambleton Cup at Thirsk, the horse's first run in more than 400 days.

Darlington midfielder Portas praised by Gray

Darlington and Stockton Times: OUTSTANDING: Tom Portas  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

10:42am Friday 12th September 2014

Martin Gray says Tom Portas’ fitness is a factor in his fine displays in Darlington’s midfield.

Boro boy Ben Gibson set for England trips

Darlington and Stockton Times: YOUNG LION: Ben Gibson hopes a successful season at Middlesbrough can boost his international chances

12:49pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH’S Ben Gibson has officially been included in the England Under-21s squad for the European Championships qualifiers with Lithuania and Moldova this week.

Gray: Darlington need to be better in both boxes

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Darlington cannot afford to be so wasteful in front of goal this evening when they are given a second opportunity to overcome West Auckland in the FA Cup.

Steele eager to put difficult spell behind him at Blackburn

Darlington and Stockton Times: THIRD CHOICE: Jason Steele

7:02am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

JASON Steele insists he did not fall out with head coach Aitor Karanka, but the Middlesbrough goalkeeper revealed he feels “raw” after leaving to join Blackburn on loan.

Middlesbrough announce open training session at the Riverside

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middlesbrough Football Club

4:32pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH have announced they will hold an open training session at the Riverside Stadium this Friday.

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