Middlesbrough close in on long-term target Vossen

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middlesbrough FC

7:34pm Saturday 30th August 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH are hoping to tie up a deal for Belgium striker Jelle Vossen in the next 48 hours.

Darlington held to a draw by West in FA Cup comeback

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:17pm Saturday 30th August 2014

West Auckland 1 Darlington 1

Match Report: Middlesbrough 0 Reading 1

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middlesbrough FC

5:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH suffered their second successive league defeat at the Riverside after losing 1-0 to Reading.

Quakers keen for return to Cup action

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

Three years since their last FA Cup tie, Darlington today return to the prestigious knockout competition with the hope of enjoying an extended run.

Middlesbrough boss backs Mejias - and tells Steele he is free to leave

7:03am Saturday 30th August 2014

AITOR KARANKA has reiterated his support for under-fire Middlesbrough goalkeeper Tomas Mejias, and told Jason Steele he is free to leave in the final three days of the transfer window.

Bamford promises to deliver goals to the Riverside

Darlington and Stockton Times: NEW BOY: Patrick Bamford has joined Middlesbrough on a season-long loan from Chelsea (Picture courtesy of Middlesbrough FC)

6:54pm Friday 29th August 2014

PATRICK BAMFORD has pledged to deliver goals after his season-long loan to Middlesbrough was finally completed this evening.

Middlesbrough finally sign Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford on loan

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:55pm Friday 29th August 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH have finally confirmed the signing of Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford on a season-long loan.

Hail the northern T20 kings

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:54pm Friday 29th August 2014

GREAT Ayton became the T20 champions of the north when they defeated Sheffield side Hallam in the quarterfinals of the Nat West National T20 Club Cup last Sunday.

Victory for Rockliffe Park as they wrap up the title

3:53pm Friday 29th August 2014

THEY think it’s all over – it is now. Rockliffe Park duly wrapped up the Darlington and District League championship last weekend as they won for the fifteenth time in 19 outings to move 71 points clear of the rest.

Unbeaten run comes to and end with rivals

3:52pm Friday 29th August 2014

NORTHALLERTON TOWN are enjoying their best start to a season for 18 years as this hard fought win over old foes Willington last Saturday made it five games unbeaten in all competitions.

Three teams set to target league glory

3:51pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE league looks like being a three-way shoot out after last Saturday’s 15th round of games saw victories for Moorsholm, Kildale and East Harlsey, but a second consecutive defeat for Stafford Place which virtually put them out of the reckoning.

Title race right down to the wire

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:50pm Friday 29th August 2014

ECSTASY, agony and exhaustion – that just about summed up the most momentous 36 hours in Great Ayton’s history.

Pre-season clash sees North edge out Aycliffe

3:48pm Friday 29th August 2014

AFTER an extensive pre-season training schedule Northallerton fielded a squad of nearly 30 players when they narrowly beat Newton Aycliffe at home.

Machen makes his mark to guide Slingsby into the final

3:49pm Friday 29th August 2014

STILL known as the Top Four competition, although there are now only four teams in the Feversham Cricket League, Slingsby met High Farndale in the first semifinal at Gillamoor.

Defeat to rivals dents Bridge’s hopes of glory

3:48pm Friday 29th August 2014

SHERIFF Hutton Bridge lost out to Woodhouse Grange in a clash between the league’s top two.

Clean sweep for teen as Bean opens up six point advantage

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:47pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE dismal Bank Holiday weather may have done its best to disrupt proceedings at round five of the Shannon Group British Rallycross Championship held at Lydden Hill in Kent on Monday but for a number of local competitors, it was a successful meeting.

Trainer had not heard of winner

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:46pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE curtain came down on a fabulous four days at York last Saturday with the Ebor itself and it didn’t disappoint as five pound claimer Louis Steward enjoyed the biggest win of his career on Mutual Regard.

Allertonshire riders make progress to final

3:45pm Friday 29th August 2014

A BRAND new equestrian team has ridden into the national finals at their first attempt.

Young rider steals win at international event

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:45pm Friday 29th August 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH-based young rider Lily Pollock won a showing championship class at Hickstead’s Longines Royal International Horse Show last month.

Middlesbrough set to leave it late in the transfer window again, hints Karanka after signing up Spurs starlet – with Chelsea's Bamford close

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:02am Friday 29th August 2014

AITOR KARANKA has vowed that Middlesbrough will be working up to ‘the last second’ of the transfer window to strengthen their squad.

Press conference update: Karanka pleased with Fredericks signing

Darlington and Stockton Times: TAKING RESPONSIBILITY: After nine months in charge of Middlesbrough, Aitor Karanka accepts he will have no excuses if things do not go to plan this season

4:32pm Thursday 28th August 2014

AITOR KARANKA believes the loan signing of Ryan Fredericks will provide essential competition to Damia Abella this season.

Middlesbrough sign Tottenham starlet on loan

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middlesbrough boro logo badge

12:24pm Thursday 28th August 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH have brought full-back Ryan Fredericks on a season-long loan from Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur.

Quakers ready for return to FA Cup action

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Few could have imagined the significance of the occasion when Darlington travelled to Hinckley United on November 1, 2011.

Middlesbrough star desperate to turn around his dreadful cup form

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

FOR all that he scored two goals against Preston on Tuesday night, it is safe to say Lee Tomlin has not developed a reputation as a cup specialist just yet.

Middlesbrough boss cannot allow stubbornness or loyalty to dictate his goalkeeping decisions

Darlington and Stockton Times: Tomas Mejias

3:33pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

AITOR KARANKA is in the fortunate position of having three talented goalkeepers on his books – but in the eyes of many Middlesbrough supporters, the Spanish head coach is backing the least reliable of the trio as his number one.

Karanka remains confident over Bamford deal

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:20pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

AITOR KARANKA remains confident Patrick Bamford will be confirmed as a Middlesbrough player in time to play against Reading at the weekend.

Match Ratings: Middlesbrough 3 Preston 1

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Ratings and statistics from Middlesbrough's 3-1 win over Preston

Match Analysis: Middlesbrough 3 Preston 1

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:46pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

ANOTHER Capital One Cup game against lower-league opposition, another comfortable win. If Middlesbrough keep getting draws like their first two this season, they’ll be heading to Wembley in March.

Team News: Middlesbrough head coach rings the changes for Capital One Cup tie

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middlesbrough Football Club

7:05pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

AITOR KARANKA has named a much-changed Middlesbrough team for this evening's Capital One Cup second-round tie with Preston.

Boro boss will not be recalling Steele despite Mejias' errors

Darlington and Stockton Times: INJURY WORRY: Jason Steele

7:03am Tuesday 26th August 2014

AITOR KARANKA will not be handing a first-team lifeline to Jason Steele despite Middlesbrough’s first-choice goalkeeper, Tomas Mejias, suffering an error-strewn start to the season.

Easy win for Quakers after two visitors sent off in ten minutes

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:38pm Monday 25th August 2014

Darlington easily beat nine man Kendal Town 7-0 at Heritage Park following a bizarre opening to the game.

Quakers misfire in 2-2 draw at Burscough

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

9:00am Monday 25th August 2014

Darlington failed to rediscover their Spennymoor form and rued the loss of two points when they failed to defeat Burscough at Victoria Park.

Wednesday defeat was a "reality check" to Middlesbrough's promotion plans – Leadbitter

Darlington and Stockton Times: Date 23/08/2014
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7:02am Monday 25th August 2014

GRANT LEADBITTER has called Middlesbrough’s 3-2 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday a ‘reality check’ to their dreams of getting out of the Championship.

This is the worst game since I took over - Karanka

Darlington and Stockton Times: BACK IN TRAINING: Middlesbrough return to training today  pictured manager Aitor Karanka.Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT (7704386)

7:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

AITOR KARANKA has described Middlesbrough’s 3-2 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday as the ‘worst game’ since he took over last November.

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10:41am Saturday 23rd August 2014

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Brown at the double as Darlington draw at Burscough

Darlington and Stockton Times: INJURY: Gary Brown

10:20pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Burscough 2 Darlington 2

Match report: Middlesbrough 2 Sheffield Wednesday 3

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

5:51pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY held off a dramatic late Middlesbrough fightback to claim the points at the Riverside.

Gray happy to have selection dilemma

7:01am Saturday 23rd August 2014

DARLINGTON boss Martin Gray admits he has a selection headache ahead of today’s game at Burscough.

Friend signs new Boro deal

Darlington and Stockton Times: OUT? George Friend has suffered further frustration on the injury front

7:42pm Friday 22nd August 2014

GEORGE Friend has signed a new four-year deal with Middlesbrough.

Boro boss wants three new players and Chelsea youngsters in pole position

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

AITOR KARANKA wants three new players added to his Middlesbrough squad before the transfer window closes on September 1 – and all his recruits could still arrive from Chelsea.

Press conference update: Boro boss waiting to hear back from two potential signings

Darlington and Stockton Times: COMING BACK: Kenneth Omeruo has announced he is rejoining Middlesbrough next season

2:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

AITOR KARANKA wants to have his Middlesbrough squad finalised before the transfer window closes on September 1 as he waits to hear if two of his targets have accepted a move to the Riverside Stadium.

Clayton: Narrow victories are just as pleasing as big-scoring wins

Darlington and Stockton Times: HAPPY: Adam Clayton admits Middlesbrough's narrow win will give the squad a boost

7:02am Thursday 21st August 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH new boy Adam Clayton insists he will take more results like Tuesday night’s win at Bolton Wanderers even though Aitor Karanka’s side left it late to claim three points at the Macron Stadium.

Contrasting emotions for Gray and Ainsley after derby

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:38am Wednesday 20th August 2014

SPENNYMOOR TOWN manager Jason Ainsley admitted last night’s 2-0 EvoStik First Division North derby defeat to Darlington was like watching “men against boys”.

Karanka thinks Boro have the potential to hit the top after hard earned Bolton win

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

SPANISH striker Kike was the match-winner at the Macron Stadium last night before Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka admitted he now has a squad capable of reaching dizzy heights in the Championship.

Match report: Bolton 1 Middlesbrough 2

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:01pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THERE are those who will quite rightly argue that promotion should not even be mentioned in August, but if this is the season when Middlesbrough are to finally deliver in the Championship then it is nights like these which could prove decisive.

Match Report: Spennymoor 0 Darlington 2

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:43pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

GRAEME ARMSTRONG scored twice as Darlington beat Spennymoor 2-0 in the EvoStik First Division North derby at Brewery Field.

Team news: Spennymoor v Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:23pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

SPENNYMOOR and Darlington have both named unchanged teams for tonight’s EvoStik First Division North derby at Brewery Field.

Match ratings: Bolton v Middlesbrough

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:05pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

How did the players rate at the Macron Stadium

Team news: Bolton v Middlesbrough

Darlington and Stockton Times: BACK IN TRAINING: Middlesbrough return to training today  pictured manager Aitor Karanka.Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT (7704386)

7:10pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

AITOR KARANKA has made three changes to his Middlesbrough team at Bolton tonight.

Smallwood set for Rotherham move

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:48pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH midfielder Richie Smallwood is set to join Rotherham United on an emergency loan deal today and could make his second Millers debut against Watford tonight.









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