Match ratings: Newcastle United 2 Hull City 2

The Advertiser Series: Back in business: Newcastle's Papiss Cisse celebrates his first goal with manager Alan Pardew during the Premier League match at St James' Park PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

7:05pm Sunday 21st September 2014

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Sunderland boss Gus Poyet hoping for good news after Emanuele Giaccherini injury

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12:21pm Sunday 21st September 2014

GUS POYET is hoping that an injury to Emanuele Giaccherini is not as bad as first thought after Sunderland’s 0-0 draw at Burnley on Saturday.

Under-fire Pardew pleased with Newcastle's character

The Advertiser Series: Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew before the Barclays Premier League match at St Mary's, Southampton where the game was marked by chants for him to be sacked. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 13, 2014. See PA story SOCCER S

8:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

ALAN PARDEW thinks his players proved just how much they want to succeed at Newcastle United by coming back from two goals down to claim a point against Hull City.

Live North-East Football Live: Saturday, September 20, 2014

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1:50pm Saturday 20th September 2014

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Under-fire Pardew facing difficult decision over how to react as the abuse rains down

7:03am Saturday 20th September 2014

BY the time Newcastle United hosted Cardiff City in their final home game of last season, Alan Pardew had already completed his seven-match stadium and touchline ban for a head-butt on David Meyler. Not, however, that you would have realised from his conduct that afternoon.

MATCH REPORT: Plymouth Argyle 2 Hartlepool United 0

7:17pm Saturday 20th September 2014

HARTLEPOOL UNITED lost their second away game of the week to fall to second bottom in the League Two table.

Darlington defeated by league leaders Salford City

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6:58pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Darlington 0 Salford City 1 Darlington are now eight points off the top after losing narrowly to league leaders Salford City at Heritage Park.

Match Report: Middlesbrough 4 Brentford 0

The Advertiser Series: Middlesbrough FC

5:34pm Saturday 20th September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH made it three wins on the trot with a convincing 4-0 win over Brentford at the Riverside Stadium.

Match report: Newcastle United 2 Hull City 2

The Advertiser Series: Under-fire: Newcastle manager Alan Pardew (left) reacts during the Premier League match at St James' Park PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

5:11pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Full-time: Newcastle United 2 Hull City 2

Match report: Burnley 0 Sunderland 0

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4:55pm Saturday 20th September 2014

SUNDERLAND are still without a win in the Premier League this season after the Black Cats were held to a goalless draw at Burnley.

Darlington hope for another three-point haul

9:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

Darlington today aim to collect three points for the second time in two days having finally been awarded a victory from their abandoned opening game of the season.

Poyet: 'This finally feels like my Sunderland team'

The Advertiser Series: SATISFIED: Gus Poyet is happy with the increased consistency of his Sunderland side

7:03am Saturday 20th September 2014

HE is two-and-a-half weeks short of his first anniversary as Sunderland head coach, and while he admits his rebuilding project remains a work in progress, Gus Poyet is finally happy to describe the current Black Cats side as his own.

Bruce: Newcastle upheaval is a product of 'unrealistic North-East expectations'

The Advertiser Series: SIMILARITIES: Steve Bruce there are similarities between Alan Pardew's position at Newcastle and the situation that forced him out of Sunderland

7:03am Saturday 20th September 2014

STEVE BRUCE has attributed the ongoing upheaval at Newcastle United to the ‘unrealistic North-East expectations’ he claims forced him out of his previous position as Sunderland manager.

Giaccherini highlights need for Sunderland to pick up points against teams around them

7:02am Saturday 20th September 2014

SUNDERLAND have already taken points from Manchester United and Tottenham this season, but Emanuele Giaccherini admits getting a result against Burnley will be just as important in the Black Cats’ quest to avoid another relegation fight.

Karanka confident his players will not be distracted by the prospect of facing Liverpool against Brentford

The Advertiser Series: Unclear: Aitor Karanka did not see anything  when Boro and Huddersfield players came together

7:02am Saturday 20th September 2014

AITOR Karanka insists his players will not be distracted by Tuesday’s Capital One Cup tie at Liverpool when Brentford visit the Riverside Stadium this afternoon.

We've got the squad now we have to prove it' says Boro midfielder

7:02am Saturday 20th September 2014

ADAM CLAYTON thinks Middlesbrough have put together one of the best teams in the Championship, but has warned that the players have to prove it by clinching promotion to the Premier League.

Collins relishing his coaching role at Pools

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5:10am Saturday 20th September 2014

COLIN COOPER, on the back of a mauling at Northampton, admits the coaching staff at Hartlepool United is working below strength.

Darlington awarded three points

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11:36am Friday 19th September 2014

Darlington have been awarded three points by Evo-Stik League officials following their abandoned game with Warrington Town on the first day of the season.

Darlington will be test for Salford City, believes former Manchester United defender Gary Neville

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9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Salford City visit the North-East tomorrow when they face Darlington at Heritage Park. In an exclusive interview, Ray Simpson spoke to Gary Neville, one of Manchester United’s Class of ’92 who are backing the Evo-Stik First Division club.

Pardew hopes Gutierrez's bravery will inspire fellow cancer sufferers

The Advertiser Series: BRAVERY: Jonas Gutierrez is battling against testicular cancer in his native Argentina

7:02am Friday 19th September 2014

ALAN PARDEW has paid tribute to Jonas Gutierrez, and is hoping the Newcastle United midfielder’s ongoing battle with testicular cancer will enable other sufferers to be more honest and open about the illness.

Karanka: Abella will come back stronger after damaging ACL

The Advertiser Series: BACK IN TRAINING: Middlesbrough return to training today  pictured manager Aitor Karanka.Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT (7704386)

7:02am Friday 19th September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH head coach Aitor Karanka is confident Damia Abella will come back stronger after the right-back was ruled out for six months.

Poyet backs Alvarez to improve after challenging start

The Advertiser Series: Tottenham Hotspur's Vlad Chiriches (right) and Sunderland's Ricky Alvarez battle for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 13, 2014. See PA

7:02am Friday 19th September 2014

GUS POYET has backed Ricardo Alvarez to be a big success in the Premier League, but admits he subjected the Sunderland winger to a baptism of fire in last weekend’s draw with Tottenham.

Newcastle boss insists he won't walk away despite mounting protests

The Advertiser Series: UNDER PRESSURE: Alan Pardew insists he will not be leaving his position as Newcastle United manager despite this weekend's planned protests

7:02am Friday 19th September 2014

ALAN PARDEW has described the ongoing criticism of his own position as “mass hysteria” and again insisted he will not be stepping down from his role as Newcastle United manager despite this weekend’s planned protests.

Pardew hopes Gutierrez returns to Newcastle "sooner rather than later"

The Advertiser Series: Jonas Gutierrez models the club's new home strip

3:35pm Thursday 18th September 2014

ALAN PARDEW has praised Jonas Gutierrez's strength of character as he battles testicular cancer - and expressed a hope that the Argentinian will return to Newcastle soon.

Press Conference Update: Newcastle boss accepts he's in for a difficult afternoon - and has not received assurances over his future

The Advertiser Series:

3:27pm Thursday 18th September 2014

ALAN PARDEW is expecting one of the toughest days of his Newcastle United tenure on Saturday – and admits he has not received any reassurances from Mike Ashley that he will still be in a job if things do not go to plan.

Press conference update: Damia Abella out for SIX months after snapping anterior cruciate ligament

The Advertiser Series: Middlesbrough FC

2:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH right-back Damia Abella faces six months on the sidelines after snapping his anterior cruciate ligament during Tuesday night’s win at Cardiff City.

Carver apologises for St Mary's outburst

The Advertiser Series: TALENT SPOTTER: Newcastle coach John Carver

1:41pm Thursday 18th September 2014

NEWCASTLE assistant manager John Carver has apologised for his conduct during an alteraction with supporters ahead of last weekend's 4-0 defeat at Southampton.

Giaccherini backs Ricky Alvarez to shine after swapping Serie A for the Premier League

The Advertiser Series: Stadium of Light, Sunderland  -  Barclays Premier League:  Sunderland v Fulham.  Sunderland's Emanuele Giaccherini.Pic: Chris Booth       17/08/13 (8978128)

7:03am Thursday 18th September 2014

EMANUELE Giaccherini knows all about swapping Serie A for the Premier League and the midfielder believes Sunderland's newest import Ricky Alvarez will have no problems adjusting to life at Sunderland following his move from Inter Milan.

Boro skipper wishing Abella well amid 'serious' injury fears after fine start to life on Teesside

The Advertiser Series: Match-winner: Grant Leadbitter was the star turn at Huddersfield for Middlesbrough

7:03am Thursday 18th September 2014

GRANT LEADBITTER has paid tribute to Damia Abella for the way he has adapted to life on Teesside amid fears that the Spanish full-back could be ruled out for months with a knee injury.

Wyke out for a week

The Advertiser Series:

3:10am Thursday 18th September 2014

STRIKER Charlie Wyke will be absent for Hartlepool United’s haul to Plymouth.

Pardew accepts responsibility for Southampton shocker

The Advertiser Series:

10:41pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED manager Alan Pardew has accepted responsibility for Saturday’s 4-0 drubbing at Southampton, and admits the pressure is on to deliver a win against Hull City on Saturday.

Talking point: Karanka could have the team to deliver a long overdue promotion charge at Boro

The Advertiser Series:

12:27pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THERE is something exciting happening at Middlesbrough, now Aitor Karanka just has to make everything tick.

'I've learned a lot and enjoying my football at Sunderland' says Cattermole

The Advertiser Series: Cleaned up his act: Lee Cattermole insists he is in a better place these but has not regrets

7:14am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THERE is a view that Lee Cattermole has to work on cleaning up his disciplinary act if he is ever going to force his way in top the England squad, based on a reputation he has created for himself since emerging as a teenager in the Premier League a decade ago.

Pardew to face written media for first time since Southampton humiliation

The Advertiser Series: NO EXCUSES: After a summer of considerable investment, Alan Pardew accepts he will have no excuses if Newcastle United do not improve on last season's efforts

7:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

UNDER-FIRE Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew will face the written media for the first time since Saturday’s 4-0 defeat at Southampton on Thursday.

Jonas Gutierrez reveals he is battling testicular cancer

The Advertiser Series: OUT ON LOAN: Jonas Gutierrez

10:26pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED midfielder Jonas Gutierrez has revealed he is battling testicular cancer.

Match Report: Northampton Town 5 Hartlepool United 1

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11:20pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

COLIN COOPER held a dressing room inquest into Hartlepool United latest humbling. Pools were whacked 5-1 at Northampton, gifting the home side the first four goals, despite taking the lead after only 44 seconds.

Boro facing anxious 48 hours over Abella injury after impressive win in Wales

The Advertiser Series: Sky Bet ChampionshipCardiff City Stadium, 16.09.14Cardiff City vs MiddlesbroughKike of Middlesbrough celebrates scoring his side's first goal.Picture by Mark Hawkins© WALES NEWS SERVICE  (10446690)

11:04pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

DAMIA ABELLA will have a scan later today to determine the extent of a knee injury which has left the Middlesbrough squad’s satisfaction with winning at Cardiff City tinged with disappointment.

Quakers blown apart by Blyth strikers

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10:06pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Blyth strikers Dan Maguire and Robbie Dale showed Quakers how to take their chances as Darlington crashed out of the FA Cup at Croft Park last night.

Match Report: Cardiff City 0 Middlesbrough 1

The Advertiser Series: Belgian buy: Jelle Vossen scored in a training match at the Riverside and now he is looking to shine in the Championship. Picture: Doug Moody

9:50pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

OLE Gunnar Solskjaer is someone who should know quite a lot about successful strike partnerships having enjoyed more than a decade of success at Manchester United.

Teenager Cocks in from the start, Hatch to play at the back

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7:36pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Teenager Adam Cocks comes into the Darlington side as one of three changes to the team that drew with Blyth at the weekend.

One change for Pools

The Advertiser Series:

7:22pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

STUART Parnaby returns to the Hartlepool United side for their trip to Northampton.

Team news: Cardiff v Middlesbrough

The Advertiser Series:

7:18pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

BELGIAN striker Jelle Vossen will make his full debut for Middlesbrough in tonight's Championship game at Cardiff City.

Talking point: Have Sunderland improved?

The Advertiser Series: Screening cup final

12:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE fact Sunderland have three times the amount of points they had in 2013/14 at the same point last season may be sound reading to fans on Wearside, but when they also took eight games to register their first win it is no time to celebrate.

Pools sign new keeper on loan

The Advertiser Series:

11:11am Tuesday 16th September 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED goalkeeper Freddie Woodman has moved to Hartlepool United on loan.

Sunderland waiting for Wickham contract news

The Advertiser Series: Wanted man: Connor Wickham has plenty of clubs keen as Sunderland push for a new deal

7:02am Tuesday 16th September 2014

CONNOR WICKHAM is yet to agree a new deal at Sunderland, despite suggestions the striker has edged towards committing his future to the club.

Cooper happy for Pools to give youth a chance

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6:10am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THERE’S no bigger advocate in the loan system than Colin Cooper. Equally, the Hartlepool United boss is a huge believer in giving young players a chance to develop in the Football League.

Karanka wants in-form Leadbitter to get a new contract at Boro

The Advertiser Series: Match-winner: Grant Leadbitter was the star turn at Huddersfield for Middlesbrough

6:02am Tuesday 16th September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH have had initial discussions aimed at securing the future of Grant Leadbitter in a bid to keep him at the Riverside Stadium, with Aitor Karanka convinced he will still have the midfielder beyond this season.

Tricky trip to Skelmersdale awaits Quakers if they see off Blyth

The Advertiser Series: PRE-SEASON: Martin Gray’s Darlington welcome Sunderland to Heritage Park this afternoon

10:18am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A TRIP to Evo-Stik Premier League leaders Skelmersdale United lies in wait if Darlington overcome Blyth Spartans at the second attempt in this evening’s FA Cup replay.

Under-21s round-up: Newcastle, Sunderland and Boro in action

The Advertiser Series: On song: Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj flicks the ball past Sunderland's Tom McNamee on his way to scoring a hat-trick for the Red Devils at Old Trafford

9:56pm Monday 15th September 2014

ALAN PARDEW might be struggling to remember what it takes to win a game but Peter Beardsley led Newcastle United’s Under-21s to victory at St James’ Park.

For and Against: Should Newcastle sack Alan Pardew? Vote now

The Advertiser Series:

6:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

THE pressure on Alan Pardew intensified in the wake of Newcastle’s four-goal humiliation at the hands of Southampton on Saturday, although Mike Ashley has decided not to dismiss his embattled manager yet. Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson assesses the arguments for and against wielding the axe.




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