Alnwick passed fit to play for Newcastle against Sunderland

The Advertiser Series:

5:08pm Thursday 18th December 2014

JAK ALNWICK has been passed fit to start for Newcastle United in Sunday’s Tyne-Wear derby with Sunderland, removing the need for the Magpies to pursue an emergency loan signing.

Press Conference Update: Karanka has made decision over loan players

The Advertiser Series:

2:01pm Thursday 18th December 2014

AITOR KARANKA has made a decision on the futures of Jamal Blackman and Milos Veljkovic – but will not be revealing it until he has had a chance to have a detailed conversation with both players.

Match Analysis: Tottenham Hotspur 4 Newcastle United 0

The Advertiser Series: ROUT: Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane scores his side's third goal during Newcastle United's 4-0 defeat at White Hart Lane in the quarter final of the Capital One Cup. Picture: Nick Potts/PA

8:54am Thursday 18th December 2014

IT is now more than 60 years since Newcastle United claimed a major domestic trophy, and if last night was supposed to be a key step towards addressing the failing, it ended with the club as far away from silverware as ever.

Poyet applies pressure as the transfer window nears

The Advertiser Series: FRUSTRATED: Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet is clearly unhappy with the attacking resources currently at his disposal

7:02am Thursday 18th December 2014

ANOTHER transfer period; another window revealing the simmering tensions that continue to exist behind the scenes at Sunderland. The club’s backroom structure functions fairly smoothly for the majority of the year, but whenever recruitment rises to the top of the agenda, the jostling for primacy begins.

Can a groundshare work for Darlington's football and rugby clubs?

The Advertiser Series:

4:32pm Thursday 18th December 2014

With plans submitted for a potential groundshare between Darlington's football and rugby clubs, Kieran Moriarty examines the benefits and drawbacks of such a move.

Moore takes a leaf from Knowles' book

The Advertiser Series: NEW TEAM:Hartlepool United new manager Ronnie Moore. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT (14791483)

6:19am Thursday 18th December 2014

CYRIL KNOWLES arrived at Hartlepool United with the club bottom of the Football League and said in his finest Yorkshire tones that the club "were a bit like ‘oliday camp”.

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.

Pools debt-free under new owners

The Advertiser Series: IN CHARGE: New Hartlepool United chairman Peter Harris Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

6:02am Thursday 18th December 2014

HARTLEPOOL UNITED are amongst a rare breed - a debt free football club following the takeover from new owners TMH.

Newcastle to seek Premier League permission to sign emergency goalkeeper

The Advertiser Series:

6:00am Thursday 18th December 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED will seek permission to sign a goalkeeper on an emergency loan ahead of Sunday’s Tyne-Wear derby with Sunderland.

Match Report: Tottenham 4 Newcastle United 0

The Advertiser Series:

9:53pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

IT is now more than 60 years since Newcastle United claimed a major domestic trophy, and if last night was supposed to be a key step towards addressing the failing, it ended with the club as far away from silverware as ever.

Match Ratings: Tottenham 4 Newcastle United 0

The Advertiser Series:

9:58pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

How the players rated in Newcastle's 4-0 defeat to Tottenham

TEAM NEWS: Pardew names full-strength side for League Cup quarter-final

The Advertiser Series: Newcastle United's Emmanuel Riviere scores from the penalty spot during the Capital One Cup Third Round match at Selhurst Park, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 24, 2014. See PA Story SOCCER Palace. Photo credit shoul

7:05pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

ALAN PARDEW has abandoned his policy of resting key players in the cup competitions as Newcastle United prepare to take on Tottenham for a place in the Capital One Cup semi-finals tonight.

Prospect of semi-final has got Tyneside excited ahead of Magpies' trip to Spurs

The Advertiser Series: Cup fever: Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew is excited about the trip to Tottenham

11:00am Wednesday 17th December 2014

ALAN PARDEW has described the buzz building up to tonight’s appearance in the Capital One Cup quarter-final by claiming Newcastle United’s players are like children heading for the funfair.

Plans to redevelop Blackwell Meadows for Darlington FC and Darlington RFC groundshare submitted to council planners

The Advertiser Series: GROUNDSHARE PLANS: The artist impression showing how a redeveloped Blackwell Meadows could look

7:02pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

PLANS for the redevelopment of a rugby ground as part of a groundshare between Darlington RFC and Darlington FC have been officially submitted to the council, the boards of both clubs have announced.

Burnley striker on Sunderland's radar as Poyet hopes for derby day calm

The Advertiser Series: Wanted: Burnley's Danny Ings has caught the eye of Sunderland

6:56am Wednesday 17th December 2014

SUNDERLAND are keeping an eye on Burnley striker Danny Ings as Gus Poyet weighs up contenders to increase firepower at the Stadium of Light.

Boro defender impressed by increased numbers

The Advertiser Series: FLYING HIGH: Daniel Ayala is enjoying life at Middlesbrough after a tough start to his life in English football at Liverpool

6:36am Wednesday 17th December 2014

DANIEL AYALA thinks that Middlesbrough’s away support can help keep the promotion push on track as Aitor Karanka’s men enter the New Year.

New boss Ronnie Moore to be given backing to turn new-look Pools around

The Advertiser Series: Ronnie Moore watches Darlingtons game last Saturday at The Northern Echo Arena (14754737)

6:34am Wednesday 17th December 2014

HARTLEPOOL UNITED entered a new chapter when a dramatic day at Victoria Park ended with a different manager and chairman after owners Increased Oil Recovery relinquished control of the club.

Press Conference Update: New boss Moore vows to lift The Monkey Hangers

The Advertiser Series:

11:37am Wednesday 17th December 2014

RONNIE MOORE starts work as Hartlepool United manager today, vowing to lift his players and install some much-needed confidence.

Comment: Great days for Pools under IOR but the right time to move on

The Advertiser Series:

5:02pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

Hartlepool United are under the control of new owners. Sports Editor Nick Loughlin looks back on the IOR years at Victoria Park – which, in the main, brought unprecedented success

New owners at Hartlepool United

The Advertiser Series: COMMITTED: Hartlepool chairman Ken Hodcroft

3:59pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

INCREASED Oil Recovery, the Hartlepool United owners, have sold their controlling interest.

Boxing promoter Dennis Hobson understood to be part of group linked with Hartlepool United takeover

The Advertiser Series:

9:29am Tuesday 16th December 2014

HARTLEPOOL United are understood to be on the verge of a takeover.

Ben Arfa told to forget about returning to Newcastle after loan spell at Hull City ends

The Advertiser Series:

11:50am Tuesday 16th December 2014

ALAN PARDEW has told Hatem Ben Arfa to forget about returning to Newcastle United.

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.

Moore gets Pools job

The Advertiser Series: Ronnie Moore's reacts to the fans as he emerges from tunnel

6:48pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

RONNIE Moore has been appointed new Hartlepool United manager.

Boro-born Bevington to leave FA post

The Advertiser Series: Leaving: Adrian Bevington is to step down from the FA at the end of the year

2:42pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

ADRIAN BEVINGTON will end 17 years with the Football Association at the end of the year.

Poyet warns more bore draws are on the way unless more quality is brought in

The Advertiser Series:

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 Analysis: Middlesbrough 2 Derby County 0

The Advertiser Series:

7:00am Monday 15th December 2014

IT might have lasted for less than three hours, but Middlesbrough’s spell at the top of the Championship table this weekend nevertheless provided a tantalising glimpse of what the second half of the season might entail.

Boro striker happy to take the pressures of the Championship limelight in his stride as Chelsea loan pays dividends

The Advertiser Series:

7:00am Monday 15th December 2014

PATRICK BAMFORD accepts he will be a marked man for the remainder of the season – but the Middlesbrough striker is confident he can handle the pressures that go hand in hand with being the most in-form goalscorer in the Championship.

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.

Match Analysis: Bamber Bridge 1 Darlington 2

The Advertiser Series: LEVELLER: Darlington's Graeme Armstrong celebrates equalising. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

9:11am Monday 15th December 2014

WHILE all wins are worth three points, the value of Darlington’s victory on Saturday felt greater than most others this season.

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.

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.

Pools lacking belief admits Featherstone

The Advertiser Series:

6:30am Monday 15th December 2014

NICKY FEATHERSTONE admits Hartlepool United are suffering from a lack of confidence.

Match Analysis: Burton Albion 4 Hartlepool United 0

The Advertiser Series: FALLING BACKWARDS: Brad Walker loses out in midfield Pictures: JOHN POTTS

6:16am Monday 15th December 2014

HARTLEPOOL United left Burton well beaten, heads bowed after a pitiful performance, just about clinging onto their Football League status.

Match Ratings: Burton Albion 4 Hartlepool United 0

The Advertiser Series: POOLS' BEST: Matty Dolan

6:03am Monday 15th December 2014

Match statistics and player ratings from Hartlepool's 4-0 loss to Burton Albion.

Karanka hails his 'greatest day' as Boro boss

The Advertiser Series:

3:10pm Sunday 14th December 2014

AITOR KARANKA hailed Saturday’s 2-0 win over Derby County as his “best afternoon” as Middlesbrough manager, with his side briefly taking over at the top of the Championship table for the first time in his tenure.

Match Ratings: Middlesbrough 2 Derby County 0

The Advertiser Series:

11:34am Sunday 14th December 2014

How the players rated in Middlesbrough's 2-0 win over Derby County.

Match Report: Middlesbrough 2 Derby County 0

The Advertiser Series:

6:10am Sunday 14th December 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH moved to the top of the Championship table for the first time this season as they outplayed the previous leaders, Derby County, at the Riverside.

Match Analysis: Arsenal 4 Newcastle United 1

The Advertiser Series: Beaten: Arsenal's Santi Cazorla chips in their second goal to leave the Magpies frustrated

11:04pm Sunday 14th December 2014

EIGHT months after Newcastle United fans turned on Alan Pardew during a night to forget against Arsenal, there was a repeat Emirates performance always destined to end in another home win.

Magpies defender turns attention to big double after Gunners defeat

The Advertiser Series: Towering: Arsenal's Olivier Giroud (centre) rises highest above Daryl Janmaat and Mike Williamson to score the Gunners' first goal against Newcastle

10:34pm Sunday 14th December 2014

THERE may not be too much disgrace in losing comfortably at the Emirates to a free-flowing Arsenal, but Mike Williamson thinks it is imperative there are no lingering after-shocks ahead of a crucial week in Newcastle United’s season.

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 Ratings: Arsenal 4 Newcastle United 1

The Advertiser Series: Man of the match:  Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez was at the centre of everything for the Gunners

5:59pm Sunday 14th December 2014

Match statistics and player ratings from Newcastle's 4-1 loss to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Bamber Bridge 1 Darlington 2

The Advertiser Series:

10:43am Sunday 14th December 2014

Darlington extended their undefeated run to 12 matches by recovering from going a goal down at Bamber Bridge yesterday to win 1-0.

Newcastle boss has no complaints after Gunners defeat

The Advertiser Series: HAPPY ALAN: Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew celebrates a Newcastle goal during the Premier League match at St James' Park

9:00am Sunday 14th December 2014

ALAN PARDEW thinks most Premier League teams would have struggled to cope with Arsenal after Newcastle United left the Emirates nursing a 4-1 defeat.

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.

Match report: Arsenal 4 Newcastle United 1

The Advertiser Series: Moment of magic: Newcastle United's Ayoze Perez celebrates scoring his brilliant goal at West Brom

7:26pm Saturday 13th December 2014

AYOZE PEREZ enhanced his rapidly rising reputation with another Premier League goal at the Emirates, but that was not enough for Newcastle United to stop Arsenal in their tracks.

Match report: Burton Albion 4 Hartlepool United 0

7:10pm Saturday 13th December 2014

HARTLEPOOL UNITED’S desperate season of woe rumbles on.

Darlington return to action by beating Bamber Bridge

The Advertiser Series:

6:49pm Saturday 13th December 2014

Bamber Bridge 1 Darlington 2

Collins has trio back in the frame

6:33am Saturday 13th December 2014

HARTLEPOOL UNITED caretaker boss Sam Collins has a number of increased options today.

McClaren still rues failure to beat Boro to Bamford deal

The Advertiser Series: FAMILIAR FACE: Steve McClaren returns to the Riverside today of Derby

7:03am Saturday 13th December 2014

STEVE McCLAREN admits he would have re-signed Patrick Bamford in an instant had he been able to outflank Middlesbrough in the loan market this summer.









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