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4:55pm Saturday 28th November 2015
A FIRST Premier League goal for Patrick van Aanholt helped Sunderland climb two points clear of the relegation zone after finally capitalising on the extra man against Stoke City at the Stadium of Light.
5:20am Saturday 28th November 2015
FORGET the battle for Champions League places in the Premier League and across Europe, a west Yorkshire town will host an intriguing battle of its own this afternoon that will catch the eye of Messrs Mourinho and Klopp.
Sam Allardyce has got us believing again claims John O'Shea as he looks for a Sunderland-Ireland double
5:12am Saturday 28th November 2015
SAM ALLARDYCE thinks he has finally had the level of performance and sort of result to help convince Sunderland’s players that they can turn things around on Wearside, with skipper John O’Shea revealing how the dressing room are in the process of being won over.
2:00pm Saturday 28th November 2015
6:02am Friday 27th November 2015
MIDDLESBROUGH blocked Leeds United’s move for Spanish striker Kike yesterday when head coach Aitor Karanka then challenged all of his players to prove they deserve to stay in his thinking over the next five weeks.
5:57am Friday 27th November 2015
AS Newcastle United prepare to face Alan Pardew for a second time since his departure, one of the players he signed admits he never got the chance to prove his worth under the Crystal Palace boss at St James’ Park.
2:30pm Thursday 26th November 2015
Durham's international talent brings curtain down on fantastic year by setting greater goals for 2016 - and beyond
5:17am Thursday 26th November 2015
5:02pm Wednesday 25th November 2015
Defoe's had no stick from us - captain comes to striker's defence amid rumours Sunderland ace could be sold in January
5:48am Wednesday 25th November 2015
9:29pm Tuesday 24th November 2015
Sunderland can't afford transfer errors as Big Sam plays down link with ex-Newcastle and Liverpool striker
6:08am Saturday 21st November 2015
5:53am Friday 20th November 2015
AITOR KARANKA is ready to introduce Cristhian Stuani back into the Middlesbrough first-team picture tonight, claiming the Uruguayan should have learned lessons after leaving his club at loggerheads with his country during the international break.
12:11pm Thursday 19th November 2015
11:14am Thursday 19th November 2015
5:12am Thursday 19th November 2015
A FEW weeks ago Bernard Gallacher suggested northerners should seriously think about moving away if they have ambitions of fulfilling their potential, citing the British winter as one of the reasons why players may never reach the heights they are capable of.
5:02pm Wednesday 18th November 2015
6:02am Tuesday 17th November 2015
STEVE McCLAREN has explained his reasoning behind sending many of Newcastle United’s promising youngsters out on loan by claiming ‘it’s to benefit the player and English football as much as the club’.
5:08am Tuesday 17th November 2015
5:41am Monday 16th November 2015
7:00am Monday 16th November 2015
5:02pm Sunday 15th November 2015
9:27am Sunday 15th November 2015
5:44am Saturday 14th November 2015
Middlesbrough boss outlines Premier League wish on two-year anniversary as he ponders fresh move for Chelsea forward
5:48pm Friday 13th November 2015
5:02pm Friday 13th November 2015
SAM ALLARDYCE is only four matches into his reign as Sunderland manager, but is well on the way to understanding what areas of his squad needs improving when the transfer window opens in seven weeks’ time.
3:26pm Friday 13th November 2015
Promising Harry Chapman has to be patient admits Aitor Karanka even though Boro boy 'has everything'
6:20am Friday 13th November 2015
WHEN Harry Chapman beat one defender near the touchline with a couple of stepovers, darted towards the byline after rounding a second Torino player before delicately lifting the ball over the goalkeeper with an incredible finish at the Riverside Stadium last week, more people suddenly sat up and took notice of Middlesbrough’s rising talent.
5:49am Friday 13th November 2015
5:14am Friday 13th November 2015
'I'm going to win this' - County Durham's Martin Ward ready for a British title charge in the North-East
6:28pm Thursday 12th November 2015
NINETEEN months ago West Rainton’s Martin Ward was crushed and crest-fallen when he left the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle empty-handed following a technical draw in his world title bid with local rival Stuart Hall, writes Peter Mann.
4:36pm Thursday 12th November 2015
5:39am Thursday 12th November 2015
WHEN a long list of professional and amateurs tee off at the PGA Cataluyna Resort on Saturday, the aim is to secure playing rights for the 2016 European Tour schedule. Five days of intense, a high pressure game is on the cards, but the North-East’s leading players can all take satisfaction in knowing they do not have to endure qualifying school.
5:02pm Wednesday 11th November 2015
5:09am Wednesday 11th November 2015
5:10pm Tuesday 10th November 2015
A SURPRISED Aitor Karanka has aired his disbelief after learning Cristhian Stuani - who is not due to return to action until December - could risk a further injury blow by passing himself fit for Uruguay over the next week.
1:10pm Sunday 1st November 2015
1:27pm Saturday 31st October 2015
6:33am Saturday 31st October 2015
STEVE McCLAREN has urged football’s decision makers to consider all avenues to assist referees and has identified rugby’s use of the Television Match Official (TMO) as a possible option to improve things after a week when Newcastle United were left feeling cheated.
6:15am Saturday 31st October 2015
5:12am Saturday 31st October 2015
Boro boss expects Old Trafford performance to be regularly repeated at the Riverside - starting today
5:08am Saturday 31st October 2015
4:21pm Friday 30th October 2015
3:32pm Friday 30th October 2015
5:25am Thursday 29th October 2015
IF a Ryder Cup statesman is paying a visit to a golf club in County Durham then good things must be happening and Blackwell Grange’s ongoing developments have been hailed a great boost to the region’s golfers.
10:54pm Wednesday 28th October 2015
5:22pm Wednesday 28th October 2015
5:58am Wednesday 28th October 2015
5:55am Wednesday 28th October 2015
AITOR KARANKA is dreaming of a memorable hat-trick at Old Trafford tonight, while insisting Stewart Downing still has a very important role to play in his attempts to make Middlesbrough a force to be reckoned with this season.