Match Ratings: Newcastle United 1 Aston Villa 0

The Advertiser Series:

1:29pm Sunday 1st March 2015

How did the players fare in Newcastle United's 1-0 win over Aston Villa?

Karanka: I must learn from my mistakes

The Advertiser Series: Aitor Karanka

9:49am Sunday 1st March 2015

AITOR KARANKA admitted he made mistakes which led to Middlesbrough’s 2-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.

Breaking news UPDATED: Sunderland to appeal Wes Brown red card

The Advertiser Series:

6:00am Sunday 1st March 2015

SUNDERLAND have confirmed they will lodge an appeal against Wes Brown's controversial sending off in the Black Cats' 2-0 defeat at Manchester United on Saturday.

Carver claims his "bravery" was a factor in Newcastle's win

The Advertiser Series:

9:41am Sunday 1st March 2015

JOHN CARVER claimed the “bravery” of his team selection was an important factor in Newcastle United’s hard-fought 1-0 win over Aston Villa.

Emotional Gutierrez happy to have returned to Newcastle fold

The Advertiser Series:

7:51pm Saturday 28th February 2015

JONAS GUTIERREZ is delighted to have taken another step on his return to Newcastle United's first team during today's 1-0 win over Aston Villa.

Match Report: Newcastle United 1 Aston Villa 0

The Advertiser Series:

5:01pm Saturday 28th February 2015

JOHN CARVER is celebrating his first home win as Newcastle’s interim head coach after Papiss Cisse’s first-half strike settled a dour encounter with relegation-threatened Aston Villa.

Match Report: Manchester United 2 Sunderland 0

The Advertiser Series:

4:55pm Saturday 28th February 2015

SUNDERLAND lost 2-0 against Manchester United at Old Trafford, but the game will be remembered for a bizarre decision by referee Roger East who sent off the wrong Black Cats player in yet another incident involving match officials.

Match Report: Hartlepool United 1 AFC Wimbledon 0

The Advertiser Series:

6:24pm Saturday 28th February 2015

RYAN BIRD netted on his debut to earn Hartlepool United a much-needed home victory.

Match Report: Darlington 2 Bamber Bridge 1

The Advertiser Series:

5:34pm Saturday 28th February 2015

Darlington 2 Bamber Bridge 1

Middlesbrough are benefitting from attacker's AFCON snub, says Karanka

7:02am Saturday 28th February 2015

ALBERT ADOMAH was left out of Ghana’s African Cup of Nations squad, but Aitor Karanka believes the winger will play a leading role in Middlesbrough’s promotion push.

Karanka will not abandon defensive philosophy despite Middlesbrough's lack of goals

6:51am Saturday 28th February 2015

AITOR KARANKA will not abandon his defensive philosophy despite the fact Middlesbrough have scored fewer goals than their promotion rivals.

Referee Roger East defends decision to send off Wes Brown in Sunderland defeat to Manchester United

The Advertiser Series:

9:28pm Saturday 28th February 2015

REFEREE Roger East has denied he made a mistake in sending off Sunderland defender Wes Brown in Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Manchester United.

Darlington manager Gray promises changes

7:02am Saturday 28th February 2015

FOR the first time in 15 months Darlington have lost back-to-back league games, and the double defeats have been enough to force a frustrated Martin Gray into making changes today.

Poyet: 'O'Shea could still be playing for any top-six team'

The Advertiser Series:

7:00am Saturday 28th February 2015

GUS POYET has hailed John O’Shea as Sunderland’s ‘immovable object’, and claimed the 33-year-old defender is still capable of playing for any of the teams in the Premier League’s top six.

Carver playing the long game in an attempt to secure a permanent position at Newcastle

The Advertiser Series:

7:00am Saturday 28th February 2015

HIS role as interim head coach is due to expire at the end of the season, but John Carver is playing the long game as he attempts to secure a permanent position at Newcastle United.

We're better with Cattermole, declares midfielder Seb Larsson

6:02am Saturday 28th February 2015

SEBASTIAN LARSSON feels that Sunderland have their best chance of winning games when Lee Cattermole is in the side.

Pools running out of games, time and hope

12:01am Saturday 28th February 2015

LAST week, Scott Flinders laid it on the line. Six points from six for Hartlepool United in their next two games is all that matters said the captain and goalkeeper after defeat at Bury.

Newcastle's Taylor adopts altered viewpoint after fearing his footballing career could have been finished

The Advertiser Series:

7:00pm Friday 27th February 2015

SITTING in front of a class of primary school children at Wallsend Jubilee Primary School earlier this week, as part of an educational project run by the Newcastle United Foundation, Ryan Taylor was asked what he would do if he wasn’t a footballer. There have been times over the last two years when the 30-year-old was forced to ask himself exactly the same question.

De Boer closes the door on Newcastle switch

The Advertiser Series: Frank de Boer has won four Dutch titles in as many years with Ajax. Picture: Action Images

3:08pm Friday 27th February 2015

ONE of the likelier candidates for Newcastle’s permanent head coach job has ruled himself out of the running after Ajax boss Frank de Boer insisted he would definitely be remaining at the Dutch club next season.

Cabella out of Aston Villa game - and a doubt for Newcastle's showdown with Man United

The Advertiser Series:

12:21pm Friday 27th February 2015

NEWCASTLE midfielder Remy Cabella has been ruled out of tomorrow's home game with Aston Villa - and is already a major doubt for next Wednesday's game with Manchester United.

Carver insists he has sole responsibility for all Gutierrez decisions

The Advertiser Series:

7:00am Friday 27th February 2015

JOHN CARVER will name Jonas Gutierrez on the Newcastle United substitutes’ bench for tomorrow’s home game with Aston Villa – and the Magpies manager insists he alone will determine the extent of the winger’s involvement in the final 12 games of the season.

Poyet rues Giaccherini absence as winger is ruled out of rest of the season

The Advertiser Series:

7:00am Friday 27th February 2015

GUS POYET admits it is a major blow to have lost Emanuele Giaccherini for the rest of the season – but the Sunderland head coach has backed the Italian to return as a better player for the experience.

Karanka hails goalkeeper's contribution

6:48am Friday 27th February 2015

HE has come to Middlesbrough’s rescue on several occasions this season, but Aitor Karanka insists Dimi Konstantopoulos brings more to the squad than just match-winning saves.

Darlington heading home to Heritage Park

7:02am Friday 27th February 2015

AFTER suffering back-to-back defeats on the road, Darlington are looking forward to returning to Heritage Park tomorrow and, they hope, a much-needed win.

Moore confident Bird can bring goals to Pools

6:15am Friday 27th February 2015

RONNIE Moore is confident Ryan Bird’s arrival at Hartlepool United can compensate for the loss of Scott Fenwick.

Press Conference Update: Gutierrez set to return to the Newcastle bench against Aston Villa

The Advertiser Series:

2:09pm Thursday 26th February 2015

JOHN CARVER has promoted Jonas Gutierrez to the match-day squad for Newcastle United’s home game with Aston Villa on Saturday, and is set to name the Argentinian winger on the substitutes’ bench.

UPDATED: Konstantopoulos signs new Middlesbrough contract

The Advertiser Series: Happy man: Middlesbrough’s Greek goalkeeper Dimi Konstantopoulos is enjoying life at the Riverside

12:33pm Thursday 26th February 2015

MIDDLESBROUGH head coach Aitor Karanka admitted his decision to reward Dimi Konstantopoulos with a contract extension was an "easy" one.

Friend laughs off talk of a "wobble" - and praises Boro's youthful defence

The Advertiser Series: IMPROVEMENT: George Friend again impressed at the weekend

7:00am Thursday 26th February 2015

GEORGE FRIEND has laughed off suggestions that Middlesbrough are suffering a “wobble”, and paid tribute to the club’s defensive young guns for keeping the ongoing promotion push on track.

Darlington manager Gray furious with White

7:02am Thursday 26th February 2015

Alan White’s second of the season has earned the wrath of Darlington manager Martin Gray.

The time has come for video technology to assist referees, says Sunderland winger Adam Johnson

6:03am Thursday 26th February 2015

ADAM JOHNSON has called for video technology to assist referees after the Sunderland winger’s goal was incorrectly ruled out for offside last weekend.

Poyet tells Giaccherini to come back 'perfect' after being ruled out for rest of season

The Advertiser Series: Battle:  Liverpool's Lazar Markovic (below) and Sunderland's Emanuele Giaccherini (above) battle for the ball

4:18pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

GUS POYET hopes Emanuele Giaccherini will come back ‘perfect’ after being ruled out for the rest of the season.

Newcastle target Borussia Dortmund striker to spearhead summer overhaul

The Advertiser Series:

7:00am Wednesday 25th February 2015

NEWCASTLE UNITED are ready to make long-term transfer fancy Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang their number one target as they look to overhaul their misfiring squad in the summer.

Karanka urges his Middlesbrough attackers to cut out the errors

The Advertiser Series:

6:50am Wednesday 25th February 2015

AITOR KARANKA was delighted to see his Middlesbrough defenders produce an error-free display in last night’s 1-0 win over Bolton Wanderers – now he is demanding similar standards from his strikers.

Match Analysis: Farsley 3 Darlington 2

The Advertiser Series:

10:50am Wednesday 25th February 2015

A week ago Darlington topped of the table having lost only three games and were on course for automatic promotion. Today their situation suddenly appears much less optimistic as they are three points off the top having suffered back-to-back defeats for the first time this season.

Match Analysis: Middlesbrough 1 Bolton Wanderers 0

The Advertiser Series:

6:50am Wednesday 25th February 2015

AT this stage of the season, it is points rather than performances that matter. On Saturday, Middlesbrough were irrepressible as they outclassed Leeds United, but somehow finished with nothing. Last night, they produced one of their most disjointed displays of the season, yet still claimed a much-needed win.

Moore may land Cambridge United striker Bird after player left out of squad

The Advertiser Series: Ronnie Moore at Fratton Park

6:46am Wednesday 25th February 2015

HARTLEPOOL United’s hopes of signing a new centre-forward have been raised.

Italian giants join Newcastle pursuit of French prospect

4:40pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

NEWCASTLE UNITED face a battle with West Ham and AC Milan in their efforts to sign Morgan Sanson this summer.

Match Ratings: Middlesbrough 1 Bolton Wanderers 0

The Advertiser Series:

10:59pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

How did the players fare in Middlesbrough's 1-0 win over Bolton?

Individual mistakes can be fixed, vows Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka

6:02am Tuesday 24th February 2015

AITOR KARANKA does not believe individual mistakes that have cost Middlesbrough five points in the last week will derail their plans for promotion.

Janmaat injury weakens Carver's hand further

The Advertiser Series: Barclays Premier League match at St James' Park, Newcastle between Newcastle United and Liverpool.  Newcastle's Daryl Janmaat. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (12209231)

6:01am Tuesday 24th February 2015

NEWCASTLE UNITED manager John Carver is facing a defensive selection crisis should Daryl Janmaat’s injury rule him out of next weekend’s match against Aston Villa.

Team News: Tomlin and Bamford return for Middlesbrough

The Advertiser Series:

7:07pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

PATRICK BAMFORD and Lee Tomlin return to Middlesbrough's starting line-up for this evening's Championship game with Bolton Wanderers.

Gray still hurting after Darlington's defeat at Kendal

7:02am Tuesday 24th February 2015

Three days after suffering their worst defeat of the season at Kendal Town, Darlington this evening have an opportunity to make amends by returning to the top of the table.

Tuesday Topic: What next for Newcastle United after Man City mauling?

The Advertiser Series: Newcastle United manager John Carver gives instructions from his technical area Martin Rickett/PA

6:02am Tuesday 24th February 2015

NEWCASTLE UNITED face the rest of the season with a long-term manager to be appointed, in poor form with dissatisfaction mounting. Northern Echo Sport examines the challenges facing John Carver.

Gus Poyet – West Brom display should be the minimum that Sunderland's players produce from now on

6:02am Tuesday 24th February 2015

GUS POYET has called on his players to make the level of performance shown in the 0-0 draw against West Bromwich Albion the minimum they should be offering.

Karanka defends Mejias despite costly error

The Advertiser Series:

7:00am Monday 23rd February 2015

AITOR KARANKA has defended Tomas Mejias despite the goalkeeper’s error contributing to the decisive goal in Middlesbrough’s 1-0 defeat to Leeds United.

Match Analysis: Middlesbrough 0 Leeds United 1

The Advertiser Series:

7:00am Monday 23rd February 2015

DISAPPOINTING? Undoubtedly. An opportunity missed? You’d have to say so given that Bournemouth lost at Brentford later in the afternoon. But a major cause for concern with 14 games of a nail-bitingly close promotion battle still to go? It’s time to retain a sense of perspective. If Boro play like this in those 14 matches, they’ll surely end the season with a place in the top-flight.

Match Analysis: Manchester City 5 Newcastle United 0

6:36am Monday 23rd February 2015

WHEN Newcastle United look back on this season they will point to the Etihad Stadium for one of their best performances, but also for one of their worst.

Press conference update: Carayol set for Middlesbrough return against Trotters

The Advertiser Series: ONE TO WATCH: Mustapha Carayol

2:00pm Monday 23rd February 2015

MUSTAPHA CARAYOL is in line to make his return from injury for Middlesbrough tomorrow evening.

Cattermole gives Poyet full backing to bring brighter times to Sunderland

6:32am Monday 23rd February 2015

LEE CATTERMOLE has called for fans to be patient while Gus Poyet works on transforming Sunderland’s fortunes, but insists the Uruguayan is the right man to turn things around.

Match Analysis: Sunderland 0 West Bromwich Albion 0

6:15am Monday 23rd February 2015

IF blaming the fans, the pitch and even the media had been used as reasons for Sunderland’s failings since the turn of the year, then Gus Poyet and Sunderland’s supporters had an excuse to agree on at the Stadium of Light: the officials.









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