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Woodgate still has part to play at Boro despite injury problems

The Advertiser Series: HAPPY: Jonathan Woodgate

2:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

AITOR Karanka insists Jonathan Woodgate can still play a big part in Middlesbrough’s season despite the fact the defender is struggling for fitness.

How Percy became a villain

The Advertiser Series:

4:52pm Monday 22nd September 2014

ONE of the joys of growing up in South-West Durham was Saturday afternoon when my parents would take me to watch the Crook Town football team.

Brentford win gives Aitor Karanka selection problems ahead of Liverpool test

The Advertiser Series: 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

The Advertiser Series: Dated: 20/09/2014
Boro's Ben Gibson slides in to tackle Andre Gray during the Championship match between Middlesbrough and Brentford at the Riverside Stadium
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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.

Durham throw away two-goal lead

3:11pm Sunday 21st September 2014

DURHAM manager Lee Sanders feels his side only have themselves to blame after they let a two-goal lead slip in their 2-2 draw at bottom club Oxford United.

Lady Black Cats edge closer to title

3:08pm Sunday 21st September 2014

SUNDERLAND boss Mick Mulhern says his team need to keep their feet on the ground after edging closer to the FA Women’s Super League title with victory at Yeovil.

Match Report: Middlesbrough 4 Brentford 0

The Advertiser Series: Middlesbrough FC

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.

Giaccherini highlights need for Sunderland to pick up points against teams around them

7:02am Saturday 20th September 2014

SUNDERLAND have already taken points from Manchester United and Tottenham this season, but Emanuele Giaccherini admits getting a result against Burnley will be just as important in the Black Cats’ quest to avoid another relegation fight.

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

The Advertiser Series: 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.

Feel Great For Sport: The recovery secrets the pros use

The Advertiser Series: ACHILLES NIGHTMARE: Ex-England wicketkeeper Matt Prior is currently in rehabilitation following surgery on an Achilles injury.

7:02am Saturday 20th September 2014

HERE is something for you to keep safe in your sports bag this week.

Hard work pays off for GB's Abley

The Advertiser Series: AUSTRIA BOUND: Spennymoor's Jamie Abley has been selected to represent Great Britain at the European Under-21 Taekwondo Championships

12:09am Saturday 20th September 2014

SPENNYMOOR fighter Jamie Abley’s budding Taekwondo career has taken another step in the right direction after he was selected to represent Great Britain at the upcoming ETU European Under-21 Championships.

Karanka: Abella will come back stronger after damaging ACL

The Advertiser Series: BACK IN TRAINING: Middlesbrough return to training today  pictured manager Aitor Karanka.Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT (7704386)

7:02am Friday 19th September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH head coach Aitor Karanka is confident Damia Abella will come back stronger after the right-back was ruled out for six months.

Press conference update: Damia Abella out for SIX months after snapping anterior cruciate ligament

The Advertiser Series: Middlesbrough FC

2:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH right-back Damia Abella faces six months on the sidelines after snapping his anterior cruciate ligament during Tuesday night’s win at Cardiff City.

Giaccherini backs Ricky Alvarez to shine after swapping Serie A for the Premier League

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7:03am Thursday 18th September 2014

EMANUELE Giaccherini knows all about swapping Serie A for the Premier League and the midfielder believes Sunderland's newest import Ricky Alvarez will have no problems adjusting to life at Sunderland following his move from Inter Milan.

Pardew accepts responsibility for Southampton shocker

The Advertiser Series:

10:41pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED manager Alan Pardew has accepted responsibility for Saturday’s 4-0 drubbing at Southampton, and admits the pressure is on to deliver a win against Hull City on Saturday.

Pardew to face written media for first time since Southampton humiliation

The Advertiser Series: NO EXCUSES: After a summer of considerable investment, Alan Pardew accepts he will have no excuses if Newcastle United do not improve on last season's efforts

7:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

UNDER-FIRE Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew will face the written media for the first time since Saturday’s 4-0 defeat at Southampton on Thursday.

Jonas Gutierrez reveals he is battling testicular cancer

The Advertiser Series: OUT ON LOAN: Jonas Gutierrez

10:26pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED midfielder Jonas Gutierrez has revealed he is battling testicular cancer.

Match Analysis: Pressure cranks up on Pardew after another shambolic display

The Advertiser Series: Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew during 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

7:03am Monday 15th September 2014

ANOTHER game, another humiliation, another watershed moment for Newcastle United.

Pardew will continue unless told otherwise as pressure increases after Saints drubbing

The Advertiser Series: Plans: Alan Pardew is keen for plenty signings

7:02am Monday 15th September 2014

ALAN Pardew refused to attend his post-match press conference in the wake of Saturday's 4-0 defeat at Southampton, but the under fire Newcastle manager insisted he will continue to do his job until told otherwise.

Match Facts: Southampton 4 Newcastle United 0

The Advertiser Series: Newcastle United FC

7:01am Monday 15th September 2014

Goals: 1-0: Pelle (6 – got in between Coloccini and Williamson to head in Bertrand’s cross)

Pardew refuses to speak to written media after Saints defeat

The Advertiser Series: NEWCASTLE BOSS: Alan Pardew

8:44pm Saturday 13th September 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED manager Alan Pardew refused to speak to the written press following his side’s 4-0 defeat to Southampton.

Match Report: Southampton 4 Newcastle 0

The Advertiser Series: NO EXCUSES: After a summer of considerable investment, Alan Pardew accepts he will have no excuses if Newcastle United do not improve on last season's efforts

4:55pm Saturday 13th September 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED are still looking for their first league win of the season after suffering another heavy defeat at the hands of Southampton.

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.

North-East quintet to represent Team GB in American football

7:02am Saturday 13th September 2014

FIVE North-East women have been selected to represent Great Britain’s American football team in their first 11-a-side match.

Feel Great For Sport: Get ready for winter

7:01am Saturday 13th September 2014

SO, the seasons are changing and winter is on its way.

Mike Ashley will not sell Newcastle United at any price, a club statement confirms

The Advertiser Series:

2:12pm Friday 12th September 2014

MIKE Ashley will not sell Newcastle United at any price for the next two seasons, a club statement has said.

Karanka happy to have selection headache

The Advertiser Series: 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.

Blackman won't start at Huddersfield, reveals Karanka

The Advertiser Series:

1:59pm Thursday 11th September 2014

AITOR KARANKA will resist starting on loan goalkeeper Jamal Blackman at Huddersfield Town on Saturday, but insists the Chelsea youngster will play a part on Teesside.

Janmaat backs former bosss to be a success at Southampton

The Advertiser Series:

7:02am Wednesday 10th September 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED defender Daryl Janmaat has backed former boss Ronald Koeman to be a success in the Premier League – but only after his Southampton side host the Magpies this weekend.

Fit-again Woodgate pleased with Boro's summer signings

The Advertiser Series: Middlesbrough's Jonathan Woodgate out jumps Oldham Athletic's Jonson Clarke-Harris

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7:02am Tuesday 9th September 2014

JONATHAN WOODGATE is in line to return from injury when Middlesbrough travel to face Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

Williamson wary of former team-mate Forster's Saints

The Advertiser Series:

7:02am Tuesday 9th September 2014

SOUTHAMPTON may have lost several key players over the summer, but Newcastle United have been warned to expect another tough test when they travel to St Mary’s by a familiar face.

Feel Great For Sport: What to do when you feel the dreaded "shot" in your calf

The Advertiser Series: KEEP ON RUNNING: Calf muscle injuries require at least 3-4 weeks rest 				Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

7:02am Saturday 6th September 2014

I got this “painful” message from a reader of the column who wants to know what to do next:

Peters looking to follow in Sarsfield's footsteps

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7:02am Saturday 6th September 2014

By Scott Wilson

WSL preview: Durham ready for Sunderland test

7:01am Thursday 4th September 2014

AFTER back-to-back wins in Super League 2, Durham team manager Lee Sanders believes his side’s new-found confidence can cause league leaders Sunderland problems in tonight’s North-East derby.

Steele eager to put difficult spell behind him at Blackburn

The Advertiser Series: 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.

Borini defends decision to snub Sunderland and QPR

The Advertiser Series: Sunderlands Fabio Borini celebrates  scoring during the Barclays Premier League match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 7, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Sunderland. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphre

7:02am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

FABIO Borini has defended his decision to stay at Liverpool, despite receiving offers from Sunderland and Queens Park Rangers on deadline day.

Ben Arfa relishing new challenge after being frozen out at Newcastle

The Advertiser Series: AMONG THE GOALS: Hatem Ben Arfa scored as Newcastle reserves claimed a 5-2 win over Reading

4:56pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

DEPARTED Newcastle United midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa has revealed he is relishing a fresh start at Hull City after being frozen out at St James’ Park.

Middlesbrough announce open training session at the Riverside

The Advertiser Series: 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.

Colback to miss England friendly through injury

The Advertiser Series:

3:17pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED midfielder Jack Colback is out of England’s friendly with Norway at Wembley tomorrow night, but will stay with the camp ahead of Monday’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland.

Middlesbrough happy with their hat-trick of deadline day arrivals

The Advertiser Series:

12:04am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH took their summer recruitment drive to 11 with the capture of attacking duo Jelle Vossen and Yanic Wildschut yesterday, while Jason Steele has joined Blackburn Rovers on a season-long loan.

Steele leaves Boro, who sign England Under-19 keeper as replacement

11:10pm Monday 1st September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH goalkeeper Jason Steele has joined Blackburn Rovers on a season-long, while Aitor Karanka has brought in Chelsea’s England Under-19 keeper Jamal Blackman as his replacement.

Sunderland sign Argentina international Alvarez on loan

The Advertiser Series:

7:24pm Monday 1st September 2014

Sunderland have completed the signing of Ricardo Alvarez on a season-long loan deal from Italian giants Inter Milan.

Sunderland sign Liverpool defender Coates on season-long loan

The Advertiser Series:

6:36pm Monday 1st September 2014

SUNDERLAND have completed the signing of Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates on a season-long loan.

Vossen expresses his relief after finally joining Middlesbrough

The Advertiser Series:

5:04pm Monday 1st September 2014

NEW Middlesbrough striker Jelle Vossen has expressed his relief after finally completing his move to the Riverside Stadium.

Middlesbrough new boy Wildschut hopes to follow in Zenden's footsteps

The Advertiser Series:

2:38pm Monday 1st September 2014

NEW Middlesbrough signing Yanic Wildschut aims to emulate fellow Dutchman Bolo Zenden and be a hit on Teesside following his move from Heerenveen.

Middlesbrough close in on Vossen and Wildschut

The Advertiser Series:

7:00am Monday 1st September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH are hopeful of completing a loan deal for long-term target Jelle Vossen before tonight’s transfer deadline – and the striker may not be the only late arrival at the Riverside.

Match Analysis: Middlesbrough 0 Reading 1

The Advertiser Series:

7:00am Monday 1st September 2014

INTERNATIONAL breaks can be a hindrance so early in the season, but this one has come at exactly the right time for Middlesbrough.

Middlesbrough close in on long-term target Vossen

The Advertiser Series: 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.

Match Report: Middlesbrough 0 Reading 1

The Advertiser Series: Middlesbrough FC

5:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

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

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