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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

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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 

Photographer Rich Linley/CameraSport

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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.

Karanka delighted with the transformation of fall guy Ayala

The Advertiser Series: BACK IN TRAINING: Middlesbrough return to training today pictured manager Aitor Karanka. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT (7704380)

7:03am Saturday 1st November 2014

DANIEL Ayala must have been rubbing his hands with joy when Aitor Karanka was appointed Middlesbrough head coach a year ago, but it didn’t take long for the defender to realise that having your homeland in common with a new manager isn’t always a good thing.

Karanka confident Bamford and Vossen will be goalscoring forces like Kike

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 Saturday 1st November 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH head coach Aitor Karanka insists strike duo Patrick Bamford and Jelle Vossen will play vital roles this season, despite being behind Kike in the pecking order.

The secret to avoiding stiffness this winter

The Advertiser Series: KEEP ON MOVING: The 100th Darlington Parkrun took place last weekend							Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

7:02am Saturday 1st November 2014

ONE of the questions I always get asked is, “What do you do to keep fit?”

Football-mad Drew battles adversity every time she plays

The Advertiser Series: FOOTBALL STAR: Drew Turner, 11, who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when she was 18 months old, has played football for Boro Rangers Girls for the past seven years despite her battling the illness. Picture: TOM BANKS (12112606)

6:32am Saturday 1st November 2014

Drew Turner is just like any other football-mad 11-year-old.

Sunderland players are working hard to stay in Poyet's team

The Advertiser Series: Game over: Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone was at fault for the crucial second goal for Arsenal but Sunderland were struggling to score any way

4:44pm Friday 31st October 2014

SUNDERLAND head coach has revealed training this week has been intense as his beleaguered players look to keep their places in his team for Monday night’s trip to Crystal Palace.

Karanka is full of praise for his unselfish squad

The Advertiser Series: Middlesbrough's Manager Aitor Karanka

Photographer Dave Howarth/CameraSport

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7:02am Friday 31st October 2014

WHEN Aitor Karanka announces his starting line-up for tomorrow’s game at Rotherham there will be some disappointment within his squad, but the Middlesbrough head coach insists having an unselfish squad is a key ingredient to being successful in the Championship.

Karanka full of praise for former Boro midfielder Smallwood

The Advertiser Series: ONE LAST HURRAH: Richard Smallwood, pictured with Bolton's Darren Pratley on Saturday, wants to give Boro fans something to cheer in the last two matches

2:53pm Thursday 30th October 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH head coach Aitor Karanka admits it was a difficult decision to let Richard Smallwood leave in the summer and he expects the Teesside midfielder to come out with a point to prove when his side play Rotherham on Saturday.

Serbian midfielder will get his chance, says Karanka

7:01am Thursday 30th October 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH head coach AITOR Karanka has revealed on loan midfielder Milos Veljkovic will get a chance to impress soon.

Graham move collapses as Poyet ponders changes

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5:04pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

DANNY Graham’s nightmare spell at Sunderland looks set to continue after his proposed move to Brentford collapsed.

Perez aims to emulate Remy and be a success on Tyneside

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9:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

NEWCASTLE United match-winner Ayoze Perez hopes he can emulate former striker Loic Remy and be a success on Tyneside after revealing he had offers from Real Madrid and Barcelona before moving to St James’ Park.

Poyet could call on new boy at Crystal Palace after second defensive horror show

The Advertiser Series: MODEL PROFESSIONAL: Wes Brown		Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

7:03am Tuesday 28th October 2014

SUNDERLAND head coach Gus Poyet could hand Anthony Reveillere his Premier League debut in next Monday’s trip to Crystal Palace.

Dimi still hungry to succeed after reclaiming number one spot

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7:03am Tuesday 28th October 2014

HE is fast approaching his 36th birthday, but Middlesbrough goalkeeper Dimi Konstantopoulos admits he is as hungry as ever to succeed after reclaiming the number one jersey on Teesside.

Dimi hopes a Boro promotion push will help achieve personal goals

The Advertiser Series: BRAZIL BOUND: Dimi Konstantopoulos is set to be named in Greece's squad for the World Cup finals

7:02am Saturday 25th October 2014

DIMI Konstantopoulos admits he is keen to sign a contract extension at Middlesbrough, but insists he will put his own personal aims behind helping Aitor Karanka’s team win promotion.

Mead confident Cats can finish the job

7:01am Saturday 25th October 2014

SUNDERLAND Ladies striker Beth Mead is confident her side can fight off a late challenge from Doncaster Rovers Belles and lift the FA Women’s Super League 2 title.

Aitor Karanka admits he is still getting to grips with the Championship's unpredictable nature

7:01am Saturday 25th October 2014

ALMOST twelve months into his first managerial reign you could say things are going pretty well for Aitor Karanka, but the Middlesbrough head coach insists he will never stop learning when it comes to the Championship.

How to avoid the dangerous footwear trends of today’s society

7:01am Saturday 25th October 2014

LET me tell you a nice story that might help you keep more involved in sport.

Karanka insists Boro can cope without captain Grant

The Advertiser Series: Middlesbrough's Manager Aitor Karanka gives words of encouragement to Grant Leadbitter

Photographer Dave Howarth/CameraSport

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7:02am Friday 24th October 2014

AITOR Karanka is confident Middlesbrough can cope without Grant Leadbitter tomorrow and will not accept the captain’s absence as an excuse for a bad result against Watford.

Karanka: Watford the ideal test after Wolves defeat

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2:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

AFTER suffering a disappointing defeat against Wolves on Tuesday night, Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka sees Saturday’s visit of second-placed Watford as the ideal game to test his team’s mettle.

Tuesday Topic: Stick or twist? What should Gus Poyet do after Sunderland's humiliating defeat at Southampton?

The Advertiser Series: HUMILIATED: Sunderland manager Gus Poyet

7:03am Tuesday 21st October 2014

After Sunderland were thrashed 8-0 at Southampton, will Gus Poyet make significant changes to his team for the visit of Arsenal on Saturday. Steph Clark looks at five of the North-East’s Premier League heaviest defeats to see what managers did next and how the teams reacted.

Aitor Karanka will ignore any promotion talk as Middlesbrough look to make it eight unbeaten at Wolves

The Advertiser Series: Brighton and Hove Albion  v Middlesbrough Sky Bet Championship match at the Amex StadiumBrighton's Sami Hyypia alongside Aitor Karanka of BoroPhotograph taken by Simon Dack18 October 2014SD181014A (11648163)

7:02am Tuesday 21st October 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH could go top of the Championship with a win at Wolves tonight, but head coach Aitor Karanka insists he will ignore any of the hype surrounding his team’s promotion chances.

Colback: Leicester result proves players are fighting to improve Newcastle's position

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11:35pm Monday 20th October 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED midfielder Jack Colback believes the performance in their 1-0 win over Leicester City proves the players are fighting for the club after a turbulent few months.

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