Breaking news Murray appointed Pools boss

The Advertiser Series: Hartlepool United v Shrewsbury Town.  Paul Parry and Paul Murray battle for the ball. (11835892)

2:12pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

PAUL MURRAY has been appointed the new manager of Hartlepool United. 

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.

Breaking news Sunderland complete Reveillere signing

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12:52pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

SUNDERLAND have signed French defender Anthony Reveillere on a short-term contract until the end of the season.

Only results will make amends insists Sunderland man after refund decision

The Advertiser Series: Focused: Sunderland’s Seb Larsson challenges Southampton’s Steven Davis during the 8-0 defeat at St Mary’s

7:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

SEB LARSSON thinks the collective decision to refund the cost of supporters’ match tickets for the 8-0 drubbing at Southampton was a worthy one, but feels only improved results will truly make amends.

Magpies striker could be honoured in Spain

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6:20am Thursday 23rd October 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED youngster Ayoze Perez might be waiting for his big chance at St James’ Park, but he is in line for an award after his stunning form in Spain last season.

'We are good enough to target the top two' claims defender after Boro set-back

The Advertiser Series: Returning: Adam Clayton should take his place in the Boro midfield against Watford

6:10am Thursday 23rd October 2014

GEORGE FRIEND has responded to the set-back of losing for the first time since August by admitting that Middlesbrough are targeting a top two spot in the promotion race this season.

Darlington looking to strengthen squad

The Advertiser Series: LOOKING TO STRENGTHEN: Darlington manager Martin Gray. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

9:11am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Darlington are looking to strengthen their wafer-thin squad, manager Martin Gray has revealed, but admits to facing problems when attempting to lure players to the club.

Murray new favourite for Pools job

The Advertiser Series: Hartlepool United v Shrewsbury Town.  Paul Parry and Paul Murray battle for the ball. (11835892)

6:26pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PAUL MURRAY, the former Hartlepool United midfielder, was yesterday a big mover in the bookmakers’ market to become the club’s next manager.

Trio of Middlesbrough writers come back to their roots for talk

The Advertiser Series: TALKING SPORT: Harry Pearson, the author who wrote 'The Far Corner'

4:51pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A HAT trick of North-East football writers will be holding a discussion on the beautiful game and their writing ahead of this Saturday’s Middlesbrough match.

Match Analysis: Accrington 3 Hartlepool United 1

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9:19am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

IT WAS at Accrington Stanley where Hartlepool United emerged from lower league under-performers to promotion contenders. But that was in 2006. It’s a different story in 2014.

Match Facts: Accrington 3 Hartlepool 1

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9:22am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Match facts from Hartlepool United's 3-1 loss to Accrington Stanley last night.

It's my fault, admits Karanka as Boro spurn chance to go top of the Championship

The Advertiser Series: FRUSTRATION: Middlesborough's Adam Reach looks dejected after missing a chance to score Picture: Action Images / Alex Morton

10:48pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

AITOR KARANKA thinks he has to take the blame after watching Middlesbrough’s seven-match unbeaten run come to an end in frustrating fashion at Wolverhampton Wanderers last night.

Match Report: Wolves 2 Middlesbrough 0

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9:47pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

AFTER going seven matches without losing in the Championship, Middlesbrough were given a firm reminder of how just how tough it will be to force their way in to the automatic promotion spots at Molineux.

No changes for Collins and Pools

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7:30pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

SAM Collins has resisted the temptation to change his side and Hartlepool United keep the same XI for the third game in a row.

Team news: Four changes for Boro at Wolves

The Advertiser Series: IN ACTION: Kenneth Omeruo in action for Middlesbrough

7:28pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

KENNETH OMERUO has returned to the Middlesbrough starting line-up as one of four changes by Aitor Karanka.

COMMENT: Sunderland's compensation decision is commendable - but wrong

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5:11pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

SUNDERLAND’S players didn’t have to provide financial compensation for Saturday’s embarrassment at Southampton, so it is to their credit that they have decided to put their hands in their pocket to refund the match tickets of the 2,600 supporters who travelled to the south coast.

Better late than never as Obertan steps out of the Newcastle shadows

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3:24pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

HE might have been the unlikeliest of Newcastle United match winners, but perhaps it was only appropriate that Gabriel Obertan was the player to ease some of the mounting pressure on manager Alan Pardew at the weekend.

Sunderland players confirm they will refund Southampton match tickets

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3:11pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

SUNDERLAND'S players have confirmed they will refund the cost of supporters' match tickets for last weekend's 8-0 humiliation at Southampton.

Pools make loan signing

The Advertiser Series: Guiseley's Gavin Rothery breaks away from Huddersfield Town's Matt Crooks and Duane Holmes

12:58pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

HARTLEPOOL UNITED caretaker boss Sam Collins has made his first signing - the loan capture of Matt Crooks from Huddersfield Town.

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.

Collins gets his thoughts down early

The Advertiser Series: IN CHARGE: Caretaker manager Sam Collins Picture: DAVID WOOD

6:32am Tuesday 21st October 2014

IT didn’t take Sam Collins long to pick his Hartlepool United team for tonight. Pools go to Accrington, under the command of caretaker boss Collins for the fourth time.

Spennymoor and Darlington make changes for cup tie

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

9:12am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Spennymoor Town and Darlington will both select under-strength teams when they meet this evening in the Durham Challenge Cup.

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.

Sunderland midfielder insists Gus Poyet's team did not give up in 8-0 humiliation at Southampton

The Advertiser Series: HORRIBLE FEELING: Will Buckley insists Sunderland's players did not give up during their 8-0 defeat to Southampton Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

10:32pm Monday 20th October 2014

WILL BUCKLEY has called for Sunderland to get over Saturday’s humiliating 8-0 defeat to Southampton quickly, but insists the team did not give up at St Mary’s.

Adomah and Tomlin fit to face Wolves, but Clayton likely to miss out

The Advertiser Series: HAPPY: Adam Clayton admits Middlesbrough's narrow win will give the squad a boost

2:26pm Monday 20th October 2014

ALBERT ADOMAH and Lee Tomlin are fit to face Wolves tomorrow night, but Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka has revealed Adam Clayton could miss out through injury.

Quakers maintain momentum with seventh win

The Advertiser Series: IN FORM: Leon Scott, left, celebrates with Alan White after the defender scored his third goal in as many games. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

9:10am Monday 20th October 2014

The personality of the Darlington team could be seen in their low-key reaction to a seventh successive victory on Saturday.

Frustration for Austin after late goal isn't enough

7:32am Monday 20th October 2014

NEIL Austin revealed his frustration after losing to Luton Town on Saturday.

We had to win ugly, reveals Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor

The Advertiser Series: BATTLE: Leicester's Leonardo Ulloa and Newcastle United's Steven Taylor during the Barclays Premier League match at St. James' Park

7:03am Monday 20th October 2014

STEVEN TAYLOR was delighted that Newcastle picked up their first Premier League victory of the season – but admitted that they had to do it the ‘ugly’ way.

Match Analysis: Newcastle United 1 Leicester City 0

The Advertiser Series: FINISH: Newcastle United's Gabriel Obertan (centre) scores his goal during the Barclays Premier League match at St. James' Park

7:02am Monday 20th October 2014

FOR ALL the ridicule Newcastle United’s brand-new jumbo LED screen attracted on Saturday afternoon, it in fact brought one of the biggest cheers of the day at St James’ Park.

Match Analysis: Brighton 1 Middlesbrough 2

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7:00am Monday 20th October 2014

AS a born-and-bred Teessider, Ben Gibson can gauge the state of Middlesbrough’s fortunes by the amount of calls and messages to his mobile phone. If his family and friends want to speak to him, things must be going well. If he’s getting the cold shoulder, it’s a safe bet results haven’t been quite as positive.

Match Ratings: Brighton 1 Middlesbrough 2

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7:00am Monday 20th October 2014

Match ratings and statistics from Middlesbrough's 2-1 win at Brighton

Ayala develops into integral member of Boro's first-choice backline

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Middlesbrough vs Blackpool at the Riverside Stadium 
GOAL  Middlesbrough 1, Blackpool 0. Daniel Ayala (Middlesbrough)  celebrates with team mates after scoring from a  header from the centre of the box to the top ri

7:00am Monday 20th October 2014

ONLY one of Middlesbrough’s defenders has started the club’s last five matches, so while Aitor Karanka continues to rotate the majority of his squad members, it is becoming increasingly clear that he views Daniel Ayala as a key part of his strongest selection.

Collins shows promise, but Still Pools fall short

The Advertiser Series: SPORTING ACTION: Hartlepool United's caretaker manager Sam Collins in action during the game against Luton Town.Picture: DAVID WOOD (11646693)

6:32am Monday 20th October 2014

SAM COLLINS was in his third game as a (temporary) football manager, up against John Still managing for the 834th time.

Match Facts: Hartlepool United 1 Luton Town 2

6:31am Monday 20th October 2014

Ratings from Victoria Park

Historic south coast shambles leaves Sunderland down but not out

The Advertiser Series: FULL TIME: Southampton's giant display shows the final score, 8-0, after the Barclays Premier League match against Sunderland at St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton.

6:09am Monday 20th October 2014

Full-time: Southampton 8 Sunderland 0

Poyet embarrassed and ready to make changes after Sunderland's heavy defeat

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9:25am Sunday 19th October 2014

A STUNNED Gus Poyet will subject Sunderland’s humiliated players to a re-run of the 8-0 defeat at Southampton at St Mary’s which left him feeling the most embarrassed he has ever felt in football.

Mannone thinks players should pay out after Sunderland shambles

The Advertiser Series: All over: Sunderland's Santiago Vergini picks the ball from the net behind goalkeeper Vito Mannone after Southampton's Sadio Mane scored his side's eighth goal

10:32pm Sunday 19th October 2014

AN APOLOGETIC Vito Mannone thinks Sunderland’s players should group together and reimburse the cost of match tickets and travel expenses to the fans subjected to witnessing one of the worst results in the club’s 125-year history.

Match ratings: Southampton 8 Sunderland 0

The Advertiser Series: Top man: Southampton's Dusan Tadic (second right) celebrates scoring his goal with Jack Cork after running Sunderland ragged

7:02pm Sunday 19th October 2014


Adomah highlights pace as a key to Middlesbrough's recent success

The Advertiser Series: Storm: Middlesbrough's Albert Adomah scored at Huddersfield on his way to grabbing 12 goals

4:15pm Sunday 19th October 2014

ALBERT ADOMAH has highlighted the pace of Middlesbrough’s attacking players as a key factor in the club’s recent run of success.

Tomlin's injury to be assessed today - but Middlesbrough team-mate Adomah is okay

The Advertiser Series: FINISHING THE NIGHT OFF IN STYLE: Lee Tomlin strikes to secure the 3-1 victory

10:07am Sunday 19th October 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH'S medical staff will assess Lee Tomlin's leg injury later today after the forward was forced off at the half-time interval of yesterday's 2-1 win at Brighton.

Match report: Southampton 8 Sunderland 0

The Advertiser Series: Helpless: Sunderland manager Gus Poyet

5:10pm Saturday 18th October 2014

SUNDERLAND were crushed and the worst defeat in the club’s history was equalled on an afternoon to forget on the South Coast for everyone connected with the club.

Darlington claim magnificent seventh successive win

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6:01pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Radcliffe Borough 0 Darlington 2

Match report: Newcastle United 1 Leicester City 0

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5:58pm Saturday 18th October 2014

NEWCASTLE picked up their first Premier League victory of the season with a 1-0 win over Leicester City.

Match report: Hartlepool United 1 Luton Town 2

6:16pm Saturday 18th October 2014

HARTLEPOOL UNITED suffered another home defeat, going down 2-1 to Luton Town. 

Match Report: Brighton 1 Middlesbrough 2

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5:03pm Saturday 18th October 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH climbed to third in the Championship table as another polished away display resulted in a convincing 2-1 win over Brighton.

White wants Darlington to maintain momentum

The Advertiser Series: ON THE DEFENSIVE: Alan White, centre, and Gary Brown form part of a Darlington defence that has kept seven clean sheets in 14 league matches. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

9:10am Saturday 18th October 2014

While promotion is Darlington's clear priority, progress in the FA Trophy would help maintain the momentum created with six successive wins, believes defender Alan White.

Collins not afraid to make the big calls

The Advertiser Series: ATTACK: Hartlepool United caretaker manager Sam Collins points the way			 Picture: Gary Day/Pinnacle

7:32am Saturday 18th October 2014

LIFE under Sam Collins at Hartlepool United will be done his way.

Pearson understands Pardew pressure

The Advertiser Series: Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson before the Barclays Premier League match at Selhurst Park, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 27, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Palace. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire. REST

7:29am Saturday 18th October 2014

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson returns to Newcastle today aware of the pressure and expectation on the shoulders of Alan Pardew.

Gus Poyet praises model professionals O'Shea and Brown

The Advertiser Series: Stoke City's Marc Muniesa (right) beats Sunderland's John O'Shea to score his side's first goal during the Capital One Cup Third Round match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday September 23,

7:03am Saturday 18th October 2014

AFTER handing John O’Shea a two-year contract extension at the age of 33 this week, Gus Poyet has urged more players to take a leaf out of the defender’s book.

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