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Durham V Surrey English Domestic Royal London One-Day Cup 2015.
Scott Borthwick and Phil Mustard running. Picture: TOM BANKS (34046330)

Tricky test for Durham

Return: David Mirfin ?

Moore may be tempted to make a Mirfin move

FORMER DFC PLAYER: Mark Bell joined Bishop Auckland from Darlington at the end of last season

Strong Darlington side to face Bishop Auckland

WEARSIDE BOUND: Leroy Fer, pictured challenging John O'Shea, will sign a season-long loan with Sunderland later this week

Sunderland to complete double signing as Advocaat praises Short

Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren on the touchline during the Pre-Season Friendly match at St James' Park, Newcastle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday August 1, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Newcastle. Photo credit should read: Dave Howar

McClaren: Coloccini wants to stay at Newcastle

EXIT: Gary Brown has left Darlington to join Shildon

Brown leaves Darlington to join Shildon

TALK-IN: Darlington striker Graeme Armstrong

Darlington striker Armstrong to appear at talk-in

Adam Hickey

England prospects on show at Riverside in Ashes Test

DONE DEAL: Connor Wickham has joined Crystal Palace

Sunderland striker Wickham makes Crystal Palace move

OUT ON LOAN: Middlesbrough’s Jonathan Burn - Photographer Chris Vaughan/CameraSport

Middlesbrough youngster Burn joins Oldham Athletic on loan

Billy Paynter

Moore yet to decide on his skipper

Leaving? Middlesbrough's Lee Tomlin played at Doncaster in pre-season but he could be sold this week

Karanka admits Boro men could be sold as Cherries pick out Tomlin

Chris Rushworth of Durham in bowling action during the Royal London One Day Cup fixture between Durham and Yorkshire at the Emirates Durham ICG on Sunday 2nd August 2015 (Photo - Rob Smith - Media Image)


Yorkshire get the better of Durham

COMEBACK: Darlington striker Graeme Armstrong. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

Armstrong in contention for Darlington's first game of the season

MATCH WINNER: Jeremain Lens scored the only goal of Sunderland's 1-0 win in Hannover

Sunderland boss confident Lens will make a major impact

Esh Winning keep on winning

Eppleton enhance promotion ambitions

Redcar V Hartlepool. Darlington Building Society NYSD ECB Premier League. Usman Ashad bowling for Redcar. Picture: TOM BANKS (33877582)

Super Seaton turn the table upside down

Durham v Yorkshire (Royal London Cup, innings break)

Back in business: Stuart Hall pictured with the IBF bantamweight belt in December 21, 2013

Stuart Hall returns with a bang and eyes up McDonnell rematch

HOME FROM HOME: Sunderland fans took over the beer garden of Hannover's Waterloo pub

Sunderland fans enjoy a final away-day before the real action begins

BATTLING BACK: Connor Beasley is back in the North-East following his horrific fall at Wolverhampton

Beasley focusing on the future after his world was turned upside down

Middlesbrough 1 Getafe 0: Downing helps Boro warm up in style on Riverside return, but where was Tomlin?

Middlesbrough 1 Getafe 0: Downing helps Boro warm up in style on Riverside return, but where was Tomlin?

UPBEAT: Dick Advocaat is hoping Sunderland will make another couple of transfer additions this month

Advocaat hopeful of further additions - with M'Vila in Sunderland's sights

GERMAN WIN: Sunderland won their final pre-season game in Hannover

Hannover 0 Sunderland 1: Lens strike hands Black Cats victory in Germany

STARTING SPOT: Younes Kaboul will start Sunderland's final pre-season friendly against Hannover

Watch Live: Kaboul partners Coates for Sunderland's final pre-season friendly

Middlesbroughâs Stewart Downing vies for possession with Doncaster Rovers' Luke McCullough..Photographer Chris Vaughan/CameraSport..Football - Pre-Season Friendly - Doncaster Rovers v Middlesbrough - Saturday 25th July 2015 - Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster.

Downing gears up for Riverside return by predicting Boro promotion

ON TRIAL: Wilson Kneeshaw. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

Under-strength Darlington lose to Whitby

Plenty to ponder: Moore

Match report: Hartlepool United 0 Chesterfield 1

Newcastle United 0 Borussia Monchengladbach 1: Not the ideal preparation for Magpies as Hazard does the job

Newcastle United 0 Borussia Monchengladbach 1: Not the ideal preparation for Magpies as Hazard does the job

Downing named in Boro team along with young defender

Downing named in Boro team along with young defender

The weekend's best bets by Charlie McCann of betvictor

Injury doubt: Trevor Carson

Moore expecting a stern test

CAPTAIN'S MATERIAL: Kevin Burgess would like to be Darlington captain - if offered the opportunity. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

Burgess would like to be Darlington captain - if Brown leaves

File photo dated 25-07-2015 of Jockey Richard Hughes. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday July 31, 2015. It's always been a question of timing with Richard Hughes. That reassuring sight of the 42-year-old jockey, buried within a ruck of horses bef

The Paul Mulrennan column

MARSKE BY THE SEA,ENG 15TH JUL. Mike Layfield batting for Richmond during the Darlington Building Society North Yorkshire & South Durham Premier Cricket League, Kerridge Cup Final between Richmondshire Cricket Club and Great Ayton Cricket Club at Marske C

Seaton Carew at the centre of NYSD and national attention

No dawdling at Dawdon

Home ground: Newcastle United's head coach Steve McClaren is set for his first game at St James' Park today

McClaren desperate to manage in 'special' St James' ahead of Magpies friendly

Confident: Sunderland's Sebastian Coates is looking to the future. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Liverpool old boy satisfied to have a future on Wearside as Sunderland make changes

Gale urges a Cup rethink

Leaving: Connor Wickham played for Sunderland against Darlington this summer but he is set for London move

Sunderland move quickly on targets after Eagles' £9m Wickham swoop

Stay or go: Blackburn Rovers' Jordan Rhodes is finding it hard to join Boro. Picture: Clive Lawrence

Boro struggling to persuade Rovers to part with 'crown jewel'

ON HIS WAY: Connor Wickham is close to completing a £9m move to Crystal Palace

COMMENT: Wickham has failed to live up to his potential - so Sunderland are right to sell him

Sheffield United's Jay McEveley and Newcastle United's Ayoze Perez during the pre-season friendly at Bramall Lane, Sheffield. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 26, 2015. Photo credit should read: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire.. (33184720)

Newcastle's search for strikers does not concern Perez as new defender arrives

CHAMPIONS: Chelsea are favourites to take the title again this year

10 questions that will be answered during the Premier League season

Durham V Surrey English Domestic Royal London One-Day Cup 2015.
Mark Stoneman runs in partnership with Phil Mustard. Picture: TOM BANKS (33851584)

Durham succumb to home defeat

Durham bowler could replace injured Anderson

New boy: Christian Stuani

Boro land new defender from Saints

Loan move: Connor Ripley

Boro keeper heads north of the border

LONG-SHOT: Hartlepool United boss Ronnie Moore

Football betting: The best North-East value ahead of the new season

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