Match Analysis: Middlesbrough 1 Blackpool 1

The Northern Echo:

9:43pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

SO much for strolling to promotion then. If Saturday’s shut-out at Charlton served as something of a reality check after three successive league wins, last night’s 1-1 draw with a Blackpool side still rooted to the foot of the Championship provided further proof that Middlesbrough are far from the finished article.

Magpies players back manager in bid to avoid repeat of relegation in 2009

The Northern Echo: Confident: Newcastle United's Fabricio Coloccini walks off the pitch dejected after the final whistle at Stoke but does not think they are heading for relegation

11:02pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

FABRICIO COLOCCINI insists that Newcastle United are not heading for a relegation battle despite a depressing start to the season which has increased the pressure on Alan Pardew to step down as manager.

Chelsea enjoy comfortable win in Lisbon

The Northern Echo: Chelsea's Diego Costa goes for the ball during a Champions League, Group G soccer match between Sporting and Chelsea, in Lisbon, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco) (10964061)

10:39pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Nemanja Matic's first-half header was enough for Chelsea to record a first victory of Champions League Group G, but it should have been so much more comfortable than a 1-0 win at Sporting Lisbon.

Totti goal denies City

The Northern Echo: Manchester City's Yaya Toure and AS Roma's Francesco Totti during the UEFA Champions League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday September 30, 2014, See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit shou

10:36pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Roma's Francesco Totti became the oldest goalscorer in Champions League history as Manchester City escaped with a draw from their Group E clash.

Match Ratings: Middlesbrough 1 Blackpool 1

The Northern Echo: Dated: 30/09/14
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Middlesbrough vs Blackpool at the Riverside Stadium 
Pictured is Boro's Ryan Fredericks and Blackpool's Edu Oriel 

10:31pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Match ratings and statistics from Middlesbrough's 1-1 draw with Blackpool

Team News: Karanka rings the changes again as Boro face Blackpool

The Northern Echo:

7:02pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

AITOR KARANKA has made five changes to his Middlesbrough side for this evening's Championship home game with Blackpool.

Sunderland defender to undergo tests on injury

The Northern Echo: INJURY BLOW: Sebastian Coates was unable to complete his only Sunderland appearance because of an injury problem

5:15pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

SEBASTIAN COATES will undergo a series of tests to try to ascertain the cause of the thigh problem that forced him out of last weekend’s Capital One Cup game with Stoke City.

Darlington bring in Blyth defender

The Northern Echo:

1:40pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Darlington are to sign in left-back Ian Watson from Blyth Spartans.

Karanka praises Gibson's support from above

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

IF there was a template of how not to run a Championship club, Blackpool owner Karl Oyston would probably come close to fitting it. Starting pre-season with just eight contracted players, cobbling together a cut-price side that sits at the bottom of the table despite being in the Premier League as recently as 2011, touting around for a new boss when his current manager, Jose Riga, was still in position. And that’s just the last three months.

Stuart Hall Diary: A new start for Monte Carlo showdown

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Darlington boxer Stuart Hall will attempt to reclaim the IBF World Bantamweight title when he fights unbeaten American Randy Caballero in Monte Carlo next month. In the first of his exclusive diaries for The Northern Echo, he details how his preparations have been going

Drinkhall's golden year ends on a low

The Northern Echo: SOUR NOTE: Paul Drinkhall was unable to help England win promotion at the European Team Table Tennis Championships

6:51pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

PAUL DRINKHALL admits a fantastic year has ended on something of a sour note after England failed to secure promotion at the European Team Table Tennis Championships in Lisbon.

Pardew fears for his job at Newcastle

The Northern Echo: Applause: Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew acknowledges the fans after the final whistle

11:32pm Monday 29th September 2014

ALAN PARDEW last night admitted that his position as Newcastle United manager is in doubt after watching his side’s winless start to the Premier League season extend to six matches.

Match ratings: Stoke City 1 Newcastle United 0

The Northern Echo: Man of the match: Stoke City's Victor Moses battles for the ball with Newcastle United's Michael Williamson

11:05pm Monday 29th September 2014


Match report: Stoke City 1 Newcastle United 0

The Northern Echo: Decisions: Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley in the stands at the Britannia Stadium

10:26pm Monday 29th September 2014

IF Mike Ashley thought it was funny to joke beforehand about the fact that Alan Pardew would be ‘gone’ if Newcastle United lost to Stoke City, then it certainly isn’t now.

Team news: Stoke City v Newcastle United

The Northern Echo:

7:07pm Monday 29th September 2014

ALAN PARDEW has named the same Newcastle United for the second Premier League game in a row.

Press Conference Update: Karanka backs Adomah to bounce back from horror week

The Northern Echo:

2:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

AITOR KARANKA has backed Middlesbrough midfielder Albert Adomah to bounce back from a difficult five days that saw him miss a decisive penalty and receive a red card.

Shildon and Spennymoor drawn at home in FA Cup qualifying

The Northern Echo:

2:03pm Monday 29th September 2014

SHILDON, the last remaining Northern League team left in the FA Cup, have been drawn at home in the penultimate qualifying round.

Poyet full of praise for Sunderland midfielder's development

The Northern Echo: BIG IMPRESSION: Gus Poyet has been delighted with Will Buckley's progress since joining Sunderland in the summer

11:46am Monday 29th September 2014

GUS POYET has flagged up Will Buckley’s performance as the biggest positive to emerge from Saturday’s goalless draw with Swansea City, and praised the winger for slotting straight into life in the Premier League.

Durham suffer narrow loss

9:17am Monday 29th September 2014

Aston Villa Ladies 1 Durham Women 0

Burn turns the tables

The Northern Echo: REDCAR HALF MARATHON: A competitor makes her way past the Redcar Beacon. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (10843870)

9:17am Monday 29th September 2014

JARROW and Hebburn's Andy Burn turned the tables on previous winner Jim Bulman to take the title in yesterday's 32nd Redcar Half Marathon.

Purewal back with a bang

The Northern Echo: (10841448)

9:06am Monday 29th September 2014

Having missed a month due to injury, it took only 29 minutes for Amar Purewal to provide a reminder of what’s been badly missing from Darlington’s front-line.

Fine away day win for Mowden

The Northern Echo: : Durham's Liam Wilson in action against Gateshead. Picture: DAVID WOOD (10840900)

8:20am Monday 29th September 2014

TWO bonus points from a 30-27 defeat away to joint leaders Richmond suggested that Darlington Mowden Park have quickly grown accustomed to competing at National One level.

Garcia moves on from Faldo comment

The Northern Echo: Europe's Sergio Garcia (front) and Rory McIlroy pose with The Ryder Cup on day three of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles Golf Course, Perthshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 28, 2014. Photo credit should read: Lynne Cameron

8:05am Monday 29th September 2014

Ryder Cup winner Sergio Garcia insists he is willing to forgive and forget Nick Faldo's comments about him being "useless" at the 2008 defeat in Valhalla.

Falcons continued to struggle

8:05am Monday 29th September 2014


Contrasting reactions for Ryder Cup captains

The Northern Echo: sweet moment: European captain Paul McGinley enjoys the moment after winning the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles yesterdayPicture: Andrew Milligan/PA

8:04am Monday 29th September 2014

Europe's players hailed the influence of Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley as opposite number Tom Watson was embroiled in a public debate with Phil Mickelson.

Things are getting better says Sunderland midfielder

The Northern Echo: Optimistic: Sunderland's Sebastian Larsson slides for the ball against Swansea's Gylfi Sigurdsson

7:36am Monday 29th September 2014

SEB LARSSON thinks Sunderland are heading in the right direction despite sitting far too close to the Premier League’s relegation zone for comfort.

Blaydon fightback secures victory over Coventry

The Northern Echo: : Durham's Paul Armstrong in action against Gateshead. Picture: DAVID WOOD (10840840)

7:15am Monday 29th September 2014

Blaydon 21 Coventry 16

McGinley gets it right with Europe

The Northern Echo: Europe's Victor Dubuisson celebrates after winning the Ryder Cup on day three of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles Golf Course, Perthshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 28, 2014. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire

7:01am Monday 29th September 2014

The momentum was all with the European side heading into the final day and they duly delivered.

Match Analysis: Charlton Athletic 0 Middlesbrough 0

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Monday 29th September 2014

ON the face of it, it seemed a remarkable thing to come out with. “For me, this game was much more difficult than the game at Anfield,” said Aitor Karanka, after his Middlesbrough side had battled their way to a goalless draw at Charlton Athletic.

Newcastle to open Tiote contract discussions after midfielder was unsettled by summer transfer talk

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Monday 29th September 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED will open contract talks with Cheick Tiote before the end of the season, with Alan Pardew admitting the midfielder was unsettled by an approach from Lokomotiv Moscow this summer.

Match Ratings: Charlton Athletic 0 Middlesbrough 0

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

7:00am Monday 29th September 2014

Bookings: Ben Haim (39, foul), Solly (74, foul), Adomah (75, foul)

Middlesbrough's squad depth is coming up trumps

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Monday 29th September 2014

ANOTHER one down, but the games just keep on coming. By the time Middlesbrough have hosted Blackpool and Fulham this week, they will have played seven games in 22 days. Little wonder that Aitor Karanka is reluctant to keep naming the same players for every fixture.

Mickelson questions Watson strategy

The Northern Echo: USA’s Phil Mickelson gives a thumbs up on the eighth green during the singles matches on day three of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles Golf Course, Perthshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 28, 2014. Photo credit should rea

6:53am Monday 29th September 2014

The repercussions of another Ryder Cup defeat for the United States have already begun, with senior professional Phil Mickelson openly questioning the captaincy of Tom Watson.

There's nothing Fab about Sunderland's scoring problems

The Northern Echo: Missed the target: Sunderland's Connor Wickham was unable to score against Swansea

6:30am Monday 29th September 2014

Full-time: Sunderland 0 Swansea City 0

Chelsea consider Twickenham move

5:20am Monday 29th September 2014

Chelsea have taken the first step towards a possible temporary move to Twickenham after making an approach to the Rugby Football Union.

Murray revels in ending drought

5:09am Monday 29th September 2014

Andy Murray was overcome with emotion after ending a burdensome title drought that stretched all the way back to his glorious Wimbledon triumph.

Match ratings: Swansea City 0 Sunderland 0

The Northern Echo: Missed the target: Sunderland's Connor Wickham was unable to score against Swansea

5:03pm Sunday 28th September 2014

Goals: None

Europe win the Ryder Cup

The Northern Echo:

4:39pm Sunday 28th September 2014

EUROPE have retained the Ryder Cup after a thrilling final day at Gleneagles.

York's relegation worries intensify

The Northern Echo:

2:35pm Sunday 28th September 2014

YORK CITY’S worries at the wrong end of League Two increased with a 2-0 defeat at Dagenham & Redbridge.

Gateshead's winning streak comes to an end

The Northern Echo: ANGEL ABOVE: Gateshead manager Gary Mills sports a tracksuit top with the Angel of the North forming a proud part of the club crest. Picture: TOM BANKS (6048401)

2:33pm Sunday 28th September 2014

GATESHEAD’S winning streak at home came to an end but a last-gasp Danny Wright equaliser kept them in the Conference play-off zone.

Ainsley -- FA Cup victory at Dunston "very satisfying"

9:17am Sunday 28th September 2014

Spennymoor manager Jason Ainsley says that their 4-1 victory at Dunston UTS in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup was “very satisfying.”

Middlesbrough boss Karanka furious at Adomah dismissal

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

7:00am Sunday 28th September 2014

AITOR KARANKA has criticised the decision to dismiss Albert Adomah in Middlesbrough’s 0-0 draw with Charlton, and accused referee Gavin Ward of being overruled by his assistant, who was in a worse position to see the incident.

Sunderland boss happier with performance after another draw

The Northern Echo: Sunderland manager Gus Poyet gestures on the touchline during the Capital One Cup Third Round match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday September 23, 2014. See PA Story SOCCER Sunderland. Photo credit should

8:30pm Saturday 27th September 2014


Purewal proves to be the difference as Darlington return to winning ways

The Northern Echo:

5:25pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Ossett Town 0 Darlington 2

Match report: Sunderland 0 Swansea City 0

The Northern Echo: READY TO RETURN: Connor Wickham should be available for Sunderland's home game with Swansea on Saturday

5:08pm Saturday 27th September 2014

THIS was another afternoon of frustration for Sunderland as that elusive first victory of the season continues to evade Gustavo Poyet.

Match Report: Charlton Athletic 0 Middlesbrough 0

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough boro logo badge

5:02pm Saturday 27th September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH were unable to make it four Championship wins in succession as they were held to a goalless draw at Charlton.

Press Conference Update: Newcastle boss laughs off Ashley threat

The Northern Echo:

12:48pm Saturday 27th September 2014

NEWCASTLE boss Alan Pardew has laughed off suggestions from owner Mike Ashley that he could be one defeat away from dismissal.

Live North-East Football Live Blog: Saturday, September 26

The Northern Echo:

5:08pm Friday 26th September 2014

Keep up-to-date with all the action as it happens involving the North-East's football clubs today

Bulman aims to regain Redcar title

10:59am Saturday 27th September 2014

TOP TEESSIDE veteran Jim Bulman has his sights set on regaining his senior men’s title in tomorrow’s big 32nd Redcar Half Marathon, which has attracted an entry of over 1200 runners.

Hastings to make Durham return

The Northern Echo: COMING BACK: John Hastings

9:25am Saturday 27th September 2014

JOHN Hastings is to return as Durham's overseas player next season with skipper Paul Collingwood saying: “He's been a rock for us in terms of the effort and skill levels he's brought to the team.”

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