Gibson admits Boro got their tactics wrong on Tuesday night

Darlington and Stockton Times: FALLING FLAT: Middlesbrough's players underperformed as they drew with Blackpool on Tuesday night

1:27pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

BEN GIBSON admits Middlesbrough strayed too far from Aitor Karanka’s preferred tactical template as they laboured to a 1-1 draw with Blackpool on Tuesday night.

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.

Darlington to hand debut to new recruit

Darlington and Stockton Times: Pre-season friendly between Darlington and Sunderland at Heritage Park, Bishop Auckland. Darlington's Amar Purewal.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (10962513)

9:05am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Darlington want to build a run of good form and face Harrogate RA this evening when they will hand a debut to a new signing.

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.

Darlington bring in Blyth defender

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:40pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Darlington are to sign in left-back Ian Watson from Blyth Spartans.

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.

Press Conference Update: Karanka backs Adomah to bounce back from horror week

Darlington and Stockton Times:

2:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

AITOR KARANKA has backed Middlesbrough midfielder Albert Adomah to bounce back from a difficult five days that saw him miss a decisive penalty and receive a red card.

Purewal back with a bang

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9:06am Monday 29th September 2014

Having missed a month due to injury, it took only 29 minutes for Amar Purewal to provide a reminder of what’s been badly missing from Darlington’s front-line.

Match Analysis: Charlton Athletic 0 Middlesbrough 0

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Monday 29th September 2014

ON the face of it, it seemed a remarkable thing to come out with. “For me, this game was much more difficult than the game at Anfield,” said Aitor Karanka, after his Middlesbrough side had battled their way to a goalless draw at Charlton Athletic.

Match Ratings: Charlton Athletic 0 Middlesbrough 0

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

7:00am Monday 29th September 2014

Bookings: Ben Haim (39, foul), Solly (74, foul), Adomah (75, foul)

Middlesbrough's squad depth is coming up trumps

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Monday 29th September 2014

ANOTHER one down, but the games just keep on coming. By the time Middlesbrough have hosted Blackpool and Fulham this week, they will have played seven games in 22 days. Little wonder that Aitor Karanka is reluctant to keep naming the same players for every fixture.

Middlesbrough boss Karanka furious at Adomah dismissal

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

7:00am Sunday 28th September 2014

AITOR KARANKA has criticised the decision to dismiss Albert Adomah in Middlesbrough’s 0-0 draw with Charlton, and accused referee Gavin Ward of being overruled by his assistant, who was in a worse position to see the incident.

Purewal proves to be the difference as Darlington return to winning ways

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:25pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Ossett Town 0 Darlington 2

Match Report: Charlton Athletic 0 Middlesbrough 0

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5:02pm Saturday 27th September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH were unable to make it four Championship wins in succession as they were held to a goalless draw at Charlton.

Live North-East Football Live Blog: Saturday, September 26

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:08pm Friday 26th September 2014

Keep up-to-date with all the action as it happens involving the North-East's football clubs today

Gray back on the bench for Darlington's trip to Ossett

Darlington and Stockton Times: ALL-SQUARE: Darlington's Jordan Robinson, left, chases Radcliffe Borough's Sam Grimshaw during Tuesday's 1-1 draw. Picture: PETE GRAY

9:02am Saturday 27th September 2014

Darlington have slipped to ninth and intend to end their winless run when they today travel to the team one place below them in the table, Ossett Town, and manager Martin Gray will be back on the bench.

Patrick's scoring touch is music to the ears of Karanka at Boro following move from Chelsea

6:27am Saturday 27th September 2014

PATRICK BAMFORD is not the stereotypical footballer. He can play the saxophone, piano and violin, speaks four languages and has studied economics. What also comes as music to Aitor Karanka’s ears at Middlesbrough is that the forward also scores goals.

Boro boss keen to put promotion talk on hold for some time yet

Darlington and Stockton Times: Reunited? Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers and Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka could face each other again next season in the Premier League

6:25am Saturday 27th September 2014

AITOR KARANKA keeps hearing that Middlesbrough are going to be playing in the Premier League next season – even when he goes on the morning school run.

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.

Mowden manage first win

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:07pm Friday 26th September 2014

TWO tries by skipper Cameron Mitchell helped Darlington Mowden Park to their first win in National One, although they needed a late drop goal and penalty by fly half Garry Law to make sure.

Five-star Colburn hammer Rovers to maintain lead

1:05pm Friday 26th September 2014

COLBURN TOWN still lead the way after a 5-1 victory at Carperby Rovers on Saturday saw them maintain their 100 per cent start to the season.

The Falcons prey on ten men with ten goals

1:05pm Friday 26th September 2014

THIRSK FALCONS ran out 10-1 winners on their visit to North Ormesby in the first round of the Teesside League Division One Lou Moore Memorial Trophy.

Town edge Washington in a seven-goal thriller

1:04pm Friday 26th September 2014

NORTHALLERTON Town held off a late Washington comeback last Saturday to record a dramatic victory at the Regency Stadium.

Norton win title and return to top flight

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:02pm Friday 26th September 2014

NORTON will be back in the top division for the first time in 16 years next season, and they’ll be joined by Normanby Hall whose climb back after just one summer in the lower league led to a nailbiting final hour.

Wakefield take all three points on strong show

1:03pm Friday 26th September 2014

NORTHALLERTON lost 3-1 at home to Wakefield on Saturday in their opening fixture of the Yorkshire League season.

Hambleton League: It’s tight at the top of Division One as three teams all sit on nine points

1:01pm Friday 26th September 2014

IT IS tight at the top of Division One with three teams all on nine points.

Mayne’s Fisher Fury finishes as class act among race rivals

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:01pm Friday 26th September 2014

THE Northern Saloon and Sports Car Championship, organised by Darlington & DMC, continued the excellent racing it has produced this season as it came down to the final two rounds at Croft Circuit last weekend.

Trainers enjoy a super Saturday

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

LAST Saturday proved a fantastic day for three of our local trainers, starting down at Newbury when Karl Burke and Michael Dods enjoyed their biggest wins of the season.

Hurworth Pony Club riders take success in their stride

12:59pm Friday 26th September 2014

THE PONY club where Olympic silver medallist Nicola Wilson started her equestrian career have enjoyed some impressive results this year.

In-form Boro winger being monitored by England

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

7:02am Friday 26th September 2014

ADAM REACH has worked his way into contention for an England Under-21 call after a fantastic start to the season with Middlesbrough.

Marathon penalty shoot-out and Anfield display is proof Boro can compete for promotion

Darlington and Stockton Times: Beaten: Liverpool's Jordan Williams scores his penalty beyond Middlesbrough's Jamal Blackman, who recovered from an early mistake to enjoy a good game on Tuesday

7:03am Thursday 25th September 2014

DID you hear the one about the football team which scored 15 goals and still lost a League Cup tie? There’s a pretty good chance that by now you have, but in years to come that could well appear on a pub quiz somewhere across the country.

Darlington to face Spennymoor again

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:41pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

Darlington will travel to Spennymoor Town in the first round of the Durham Challenge Cup next month.

Gray is absent and it’s six without a win for Quakers

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:38am Wednesday 24th September 2014

DARLINGTON are winless in six matches, after being held to a disappointing draw at Radcliffe Borough.

'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.

Quakers aiming to climb the table

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

This evening’s match at Radcliffe Borough heralds the beginning of league matches in four successive midweeks for Darlington and, Martin Gray hopes, an opportunity to climb up the table.

Karanka urges his Middlesbrough players to make history at Anfield

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

7:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

AITOR KARANKA has urged his Middlesbrough players to make a name for themselves when they attempt to produce a Capital One Cup shock at Anfield this evening.

Press Conference Update: Middlesbrough boss reveals Whitehead would have started against Liverpool

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middlesbrough's Dean Whitehead and Oldham Athletic's David Mellor battle for the ball

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1:56pm Monday 22nd September 2014

AITOR KARANKA has revealed that Dean Whitehead would have started tomorrow’s Capital One Cup third-round tie at Liverpool had he not been sent off in the closing stages of Saturday’s win over Brentford.

Brentford win gives Aitor Karanka selection problems ahead of Liverpool test

Darlington and Stockton Times: BACK IN TRAINING: Middlesbrough return to training today pictured manager Aitor Karanka. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT (7704380)

7:02am Monday 22nd September 2014

AITOR Karanka admits he has some difficult decisions to make over who will play against Liverpool in the Capital One Cup after seeing his Middlesbrough side beat Brentford 4-0.

Match Analysis: Middlesbrough 4 Brentford 0

Darlington and Stockton Times: Dated: 20/09/2014
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7:02am Monday 22nd September 2014

ON the day that marked the tenth anniversary of Brian Clough’s death, Middlesbrough produced a display fitting to one of Teesside’s greatest legends.

Gray to make changes after poor run of form

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9:02am Monday 22nd September 2014

Following a run of only one win in seven games in all competitions and already now eight points off the top of the table, Martin Gray feels it’s time for change.

Live North-East Football Live: Saturday, September 20, 2014

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:50pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Keep up with all the North-East football action and get involved yourself through Twitter using #echosport

Darlington defeated by league leaders Salford City

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:58pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Darlington 0 Salford City 1 Darlington are now eight points off the top after losing narrowly to league leaders Salford City at Heritage Park.

Match Report: Middlesbrough 4 Brentford 0

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5:34pm Saturday 20th September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH made it three wins on the trot with a convincing 4-0 win over Brentford at the Riverside Stadium.

Darlington hope for another three-point haul

9:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

Darlington today aim to collect three points for the second time in two days having finally been awarded a victory from their abandoned opening game of the season.

Karanka confident his players will not be distracted by the prospect of facing Liverpool against Brentford

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

7:02am Saturday 20th September 2014

AITOR Karanka insists his players will not be distracted by Tuesday’s Capital One Cup tie at Liverpool when Brentford visit the Riverside Stadium this afternoon.







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