Middlesbrough's development side record cup win

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9:19pm Monday 24th November 2014

BRADLEY FEWSTER’S back-heel flick took Middlesbrough’s development side into the last 16 of the Under-21 Premier League Cup as they beat Hull City 1-0 at the Riverside.

Middlesbrough mourn death of former manager

The Advertiser Series:

1:22pm Monday 24th November 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH FOOTBALL CLUB have paid tribute to their former manager, John Neal, who has died at the age of 82.

Taylor plays down injury fears as Pardew underlines Newcastle midfielder's importance

The Advertiser Series:

7:00am Monday 24th November 2014

RYAN TAYLOR has allayed fears over the seriousness of the knee injury he sustained during Newcastle United’s 1-0 win over QPR on Saturday.

Match Analysis: Newcastle United 1 QPR 0

The Advertiser Series:

7:00am Monday 24th November 2014

OCTOBER 24, and despite having claimed their first Premier League victory of the season in their previous match against Leicester City, 18th-placed Newcastle United found themselves in the relegation zone.

Match Analysis: Leicester City 0 Sunderland 0

The Advertiser Series: Man of the match: Sunderland's Steven Fletcher

6:05am Monday 24th November 2014

FOR a player who certainly does not need the extra height, Costel Pantilimon constantly talked about the need to grow after recording the first clean sheet of his Sunderland career.

Match Analysis: Darlington 1 Clitheroe 1

The Advertiser Series: IN THE LEAD: Terry Galbraith, left, celebrates scoring with Leon Scott and Tom Portas. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

9:08am Monday 24th November 2014

While their winning run was due to end sooner or later, Saturday’s circumstances made it tough to take for Darlington having come so close to making it a perfect ten.

Boro's for me, announces Bamford

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7:03am Monday 24th November 2014

PATRICK BAMFORD wants to extend his loan at Middlesbrough until the end of the season after rescuing a point for his side at Wigan on Saturday.

Match Ratings: Newcastle United 1 QPR 0

The Advertiser Series:

7:00am Monday 24th November 2014

Match ratings and statistics from Newcastle's 1-0 win over QPR.

Match analysis: Hartlepool United 1 York City 3

The Advertiser Series: Hartlepool United v York City. Sky Bet League 2. 
Marlon Harewood and Femi Llesanmi.
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6:33am Monday 24th November 2014

HARTLEPOOL UNITED didn’t lose to York because of ten minutes of defensive calamity. Defeat was more symptomatic of the situation the club finds itself in right now.

Match Facts: How Pools rated against York

The Advertiser Series: Hartlepool United v York City. Sky Bet League 2. 
Russ Penn and Nicky Featherstone.
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6:05am Monday 24th November 2014


Wilcox happy to see the back of Harewood

The Advertiser Series: Hartlepool United v York City. Sky Bet League 2. 
Marlon Harewood and  Keith Lowe.
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6:03am Monday 24th November 2014

RUSS WILCOX, the York City boss, felt his side’s job was easier when Marlon Harewood was off the pitch.

Newcastle midfielder Taylor plays down knee injury fears

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12:08pm Sunday 23rd November 2014

RYAN TAYLOR has allayed fears over the seriousness of the knee injury he sustained during Newcastle United’s 1-0 win over QPR on Saturday.

'Time to focus on upsetting the Premier League leaders' says Sunderland boss

The Advertiser Series: ENCOURAGED: Sunderland manager Gus Poyet  gets his message across at the King Power Stadium

11:02pm Sunday 23rd November 2014

GUS POYET has geared up for a date with Chelsea by dreaming of the day Sunderland can head into a fixture with the Premier League leaders expecting to secure a positive result.

Match ratings: Leicester City 0 Sunderland 0

The Advertiser Series: Man of the match: Sunderland's Steven Fletcher

5:09pm Sunday 23rd November 2014

Goals: None

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Darlington 1 Clitheroe 1

The Advertiser Series:

11:32am Sunday 23rd November 2014

Darlington saw their winning run in the league come to an end thanks to an injury-time goal by Sefton Gonzales for mid-table Clitheroe.

Gus Poyet thinks Sunderland have gone back to basics after Foxes draw

The Advertiser Series: UPBEAT: Liam Bridcutt feels Gus Poyet's positive nature was a key factor in enabling Sunderland to bounce back from last month's traumas

9:00am Sunday 23rd November 2014

GUS POYET thinks ‘getting back to basics’ has helped Sunderland get things back on track in the Premier League after keeping a first clean sheet since the St Mary’s drubbing last month.

Pools slump to desperate home defeat

5:47pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

HARTLEPOOL UNITED are in dire straits at the foot of the Football League table, losing 3-1 to York City in a game they were in control of. It was also one labelled a six-pointer and one they couldn't afford to lose by boss Paul Murray.

Match Report: Newcastle United 1 QPR 0

The Advertiser Series:

5:01pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED moved into the European positions as Moussa Sissoko’s second-half winner secured a sixth successive victory for Alan Pardew’s in-form side.

Pardew: This Newcastle attack has superior strengths to the one that finished fifth

7:03am Saturday 22nd November 2014

ALAN PARDEW has praised Newcastle United’s counter-attacking capabilities and claimed the current side boasts superior pace and incision to the team that qualified for Europe in 2012.

Boro boss feels English football's sacking culture is mirroring the continent

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7:00am Saturday 22nd November 2014

AITOR KARANKA claims English football is adopting the continental trend for chopping and changing managers, and counts himself fortunate to be working for a chairman who is renowned for giving his bosses time.

For all his failings, Barton will return to Newcastle as a favourite son

The Advertiser Series:

7:00am Saturday 22nd November 2014

With Newcastle United hosting QPR this afternoon, Joey Barton is poised to make his first return since leaving the club three-and-a-half years ago. Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson assesses the controversial midfielder’s time on Tyneside and examines why he remains so popular

Cattermole becoming a real northern light under Poyet at Sunderland

The Advertiser Series: Sunderland's Lee Cattermole (left) battles with Crystal Palace's Fraizer Campbell during the Barclays Premier League match at Selhurst Park, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday November 3rd, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Palace. Phot

6:08am Saturday 22nd November 2014

WHETHER it is through age, settling down with a girlfriend or working under a foreign manager he has a bond with, Lee Cattermole has changed. He has matured off the pitch and adapted his game to suit a continental style on it.

Match Report: Leicester City 0 Sunderland 0

The Advertiser Series: Key over: Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez (right) was a dangerous man for the Foxes and Sunderland's Lee Cattermole tried to stop him

4:53pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

LEICESTER CITY survived some late Sunderland pressure to prevent Gus Poyet’s from leaving the King Power Stadium with more than a point.

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet admits he was wrong to prejudge Cattermole

The Advertiser Series: INTERNATIONAL CLASS: Gus Poyet claims Lee Cattermole would be a regular international if he was Uruguayan

6:32am Saturday 22nd November 2014

GUS POYET has urged Roy Hodgson to take a closer look at Lee Cattermole by calling him up for the next England get-together – particularly if the opinion he has of the Sunderland midfielder is based on an ‘unfair’ bad-boy reputation.

Match report: Wigan Athletic 1 Middlesbrough 1

The Advertiser Series:

6:29pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH spurned another opportunity to reach the top of the Championship after Malky Mackay led Wigan Athletic to his first point as Latics manager.

Darlington denied at the death by Clitheroe

The Advertiser Series:

5:59pm Saturday 22nd November 2014

Darlington 1 Clitheroe 1

Murray tapping into Donachie's knowledge

The Advertiser Series:

7:08pm Friday 21st November 2014

FOR Paul Murray, the early stages of football management aren’t only about getting to know his Hartlepool United players, he is also finding out about his assistant.

Darlington ace Portas says there's more to come

9:06am Saturday 22nd November 2014

By general consensus, Tom Portas has been Darlington’s best player so far this season with the midfielder making a big impact since signing from Whitby Town, though midfielder believes there’s more to come.

Sunderland could have signed Ulloa in the summer

The Advertiser Series: Five goals: Leicester City's Leonardo Ulloa celebrates scoring against Manchester United and today he will look to do the same against Sunderland

6:57am Saturday 22nd November 2014

LEONARDO ULLOA has proved he can handle the Premier League with Leicester City, and Gus Poyet considered signing his fellow South American for a second time during the summer.

Redknapp backs Ashley and criticises Newcastle fans' attitude to their owner

The Advertiser Series:

3:13pm Friday 21st November 2014

HARRY REDKNAPP has defended Mike Ashley, and claimed the controversial Newcastle United owner gets an unfairly rough ride from the Magpies support.

Kike outlines Karanka relationship - and spells out his promotion hopes for Boro

2:37pm Friday 21st November 2014

KIKE has revealed that Aitor Karanka was the key to his summer move to Middlesbrough, and spelled out his determination to avoid a repeat of last season’s narrow failure to win promotion to the top-flight in Spain.

Newcastle youngster moves to Hartlepool

The Advertiser Series:

9:50am Friday 21st November 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED striker Adam Campbell has joined Hartlepool United on a one-month loan.

Middlesbrough boss unconcerned with star players' contract status

The Advertiser Series:

7:00am Friday 21st November 2014

AITOR KARANKA insists he is unconcerned by Grant Leadbitter and Dimi Konstantopoulos’ contractual status, even though the influential duo will be free to speak to prospective new employers at the turn of the year.

Darlington sign defender from Hartlepool

The Advertiser Series:

2:26pm Friday 21st November 2014

Darlington have made an addition to their squad, bringing in a defender from Hartlepool United.

Hunter hopes rivals will continue to falter

The Advertiser Series: GOOD RESULTS: Darlington's Chris Hunter has seen Salford City, one of the team's promotion rivals, drop points lately. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

9:09am Friday 21st November 2014

Darlington tomorrow intend to make the make the most of home advantage for the first time in four weeks, while hope their rivals will continue to falter.

Sunderland boss wants FA to keep the passion in the English game

The Advertiser Series: On the spot: Sunderland's Connor Wickham (left) and Everton's Seamus Coleman battle for the ball during match on November 9. Coleman earned a penalty and that sparked the dispute with referee Lee Mason

7:09am Friday 21st November 2014

GUS POYET fears the punishment dished out to Sunderland for failing to control their players this week indicates that the Football Association is in danger of taking some of the passion out of the English game.

Pardew confident his new-look Newcastle back four can cope

The Advertiser Series: UP FOR THE CUP: Newcastle United's Paul Dummett (left) celebrates at the end of the game with team mate Rob Elliot during the Capital One Cup Third Round match at Selhurst Park on Wednesday

7:00am Friday 21st November 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED will have to cope without Fabricio Coloccini and Steven Taylor tomorrow, but Alan Pardew is confident a much-changed defence will be capable of keeping another clean sheet without them.

Murray hopes to keep loan signings

The Advertiser Series: FA CUP ACTION: Hartlepool v East Thurrock in the FA Cup first round. Hartlepool boss Paul Murray. Picture: TOM BANKS (12816515)

6:12am Friday 21st November 2014

CHARLIE Wyke and Scott Harrison will play their final games for Hartlepool United tomorrow - but boss Paul Murray is hopeful of extending their stays.

Brown forced to quit the professional game

The Advertiser Series: James Brown

4:26pm Thursday 20th November 2014

JAMES BROWN, the former Hartlepool United attacker, has been forced to quit professional football.

Newcastle boss defends his conduct over Gutierrez

The Advertiser Series: STAYING FOCUSED: Jonas Gutierrez

3:23pm Thursday 20th November 2014

ALAN PARDEW has defended his decision to tell Jonas Gutierrez to look for a new club, insisting the move was motivated purely by “footballing reasons”.

One in and one out as Karanka ponders his Middlesbrough line up for Wigan

The Advertiser Series: Middlesbrough's Ben Gibson vies for possession with Rotherham United's Alex Revell

Photographer Rich Linley/CameraSport

Football - The Football League Sky Bet Championship - Rotherham United v Middlesbrough - Saturday 1st November 2014 - new Yor

1:58pm Thursday 20th November 2014

BEN GIBSON has been passed fit for Middlesbrough’s trip to Wigan Athletic on Saturday – but fellow centre-half Kenneth Omeruo will not be involved at the DW Stadium.

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.

Gray keen to give kids a chance

The Advertiser Series: DEBUT: Matty Lovegreen made his first start on Saturday for Darlington. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

9:10am Thursday 20th November 2014

While maintaining Darlington’s promotion push remains Martin Gray’s top priority, giving local youngsters a chance to perform at first-team level is also high in the manager’s thinking.

Press conference update: Sunderland boss relieved at positive Fletcher news ahead of Congerton talks

The Advertiser Series: FIT? Steven Fletcher, battling for the ball with Republic of Ireland's Darron Gibson on Friday, will not face England

2:51pm Thursday 20th November 2014

STEVEN FLETCHER is set to start for Sunderland at Leicester City on Saturday and manager Gus Poyet has expressed his relief that his leading scorer is not facing a further spell on the sidelines.

Pools announce ticket prices for FA Cup derby fixture

The Advertiser Series:

12:21pm Thursday 20th November 2014

HARTLEPOOL UNITED have revealed the ticket prices for their FA Cup second round fixture against Blyth Spartans.

Sunderland boss Poyet given a boost as Fletcher fit and duo return to full training

The Advertiser Series: FIT? Steven Fletcher, battling for the ball with Republic of Ireland's Darron Gibson on Friday, will not face England

6:52pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

GUS POYET has been handed a triple injury boost ahead of Sunderland's game at Leicester City this weekend – with the best news of all being that Steven Fletcher will be available.

Tickets details released for England Under-21 friendly at the Riverside Stadium

The Advertiser Series:

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.

Gray wants to strengthen Darlington's defence

The Advertiser Series: BANNED: Liam Hatch. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

9:09am Wednesday 19th November 2014

DARLINGTON are looking to bring players in to fill the holes in their defence after two red cards in as many games left them light on numbers.

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.

Sunderland boss weighs up transfer targets including Bruma

The Advertiser Series: GET HIM: Sunderland manager Gus Poyet is looking for the day when he can think big in the transfer market

6:56pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

GUS POYET is considering Sunderland’s options on the transfer front ahead of an important January when he is desperate to strengthen his squad further.

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