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

The Advertiser Series: 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

The Advertiser Series: 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

The Advertiser Series: 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

The Advertiser Series: 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

The Advertiser Series: 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

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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

The Advertiser Series: 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

The Advertiser Series: 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

The Advertiser Series: 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

The Advertiser Series: 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

The Advertiser Series: 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

The Advertiser Series: 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

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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

The Advertiser Series: 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

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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

The Advertiser Series: 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

The Advertiser Series: 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

The Advertiser Series: 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

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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

The Advertiser Series: 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

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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

The Advertiser Series: 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

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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

The Advertiser Series: 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

The Advertiser Series: 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

The Advertiser Series: 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

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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

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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

The Advertiser Series: 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

The Advertiser Series: 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

The Advertiser Series: 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

The Advertiser Series: 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

The Advertiser Series: 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

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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

The Advertiser Series: 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

The Advertiser Series: 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.

Midfielder rewarded for his club form with international call-up

The Advertiser Series: INTERNATIONAL CALL: Mehdi Abeid has received his first call-up to the Algeria senior squad

6:07pm Wednesday 5th November 2014

MEHDI Abeid has received his first senior international call-up after impressing for Newcastle United, but it could lead to Alan Pardew losing the midfielder at the beginning of next year.

George Friend not surprised by Wildschut's performance

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11:09am Monday 3rd November 2014

YANIC Wildschut may have announced himself on the Championship stage on Saturday, but George Friend admits it wasn’t surprising to see the Dutchman impress on his first start for Middlesbrough.

Match Analysis: Birthday boy Wildschut was worth the wait for Boro fans

The Advertiser Series: AWAY DAY WIN: Middlesbrough's Yanic Wildschut scores his side's second goal during Saturday's win at Rotherham United. Picture: Photographer Rich Linley/CameraSport

7:03am Monday 3rd November 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH supporters must have started to think Yanic Wildschut was a figment of their imagination, but the Dutch winger announced himself on the Championship stage with an eye-catching debut performance on Saturday.

Match Ratings: RotherhamUnited 0 Middlesbrough 3

The Advertiser Series: Middlesbrough's Lee Tomlin scores his sides third goal 

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7:03am Monday 3rd November 2014

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Karanka spoilt for choice after another impressive win

The Advertiser Series: Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka  Picture: Rich Linley/CameraSport

7:02am Monday 3rd November 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH head coach Aitor Karanka admitted he is spoilt for choice after watching his side strengthen their position at the top of the Championship.

Match Report: Rotherham United 0 Middlesbrough 3

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7:36pm Saturday 1st November 2014

FULL-TIME: Rotherham United 0 Middlesbrough 3

Poyet feared Fletcher had suffered another serious injury

The Advertiser Series: INJURY FEARS: Gus Poyet has revealed he feared Steven Fletcher had suffered a broken metatarsal in last weekend's defeat to Arsenal

7:03am Saturday 1st November 2014

GUS POYET feared Steven Fletcher has suffered a broken metatarsal in last weekend’s defeat to Arsenal, and admitted his relief that the striker will be fit to line up at Crystal Palace on Monday night.

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