Hartlepool boss remaining patient in transfer search as Sunderland manager gets frustrated

The Northern Echo: Summer signing: Stuart Parnaby played his first game at Victoria Park for Hartlepool United (pink/black) against Sunderland on Wednesday. Picture: Chris Booth

6:35pm Thursday 24th July 2014

COLIN COOPER does not think having a Premier League transfer budget necessarily makes things easier on the transfer front, despite having to be patient in his wait to add to his Hartlepool United squad.

North-East transfer gossip (Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough): Friday, July 25

The Northern Echo:

4:12pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Newcastle United

Spennymoor Town to play Hartlepool in pre-season friendly next month

10:54am Thursday 24th July 2014

Spennymoor Town will play Hartlepool United in a pre-season friendly next month. The game is scheduled to be played at the Brewery Field on Monday, August 4 (7.30pm). Admission is £4 adults with a £2 charge for concessions.

Darlington draws in first round of Doodson Sports League Challenge Cup

10:52am Thursday 24th July 2014

The first round draw for the Doodson Sports League Challenge Cup was made yesterday and it saw Darlington paired with Whitby Town. The game will take place at Heritage Park on Wednesday, November 12.

Riviere thinks Cabella will help fulfil international ambitions at Newcastle

The Northern Echo: Plans: Alan Pardew is keen for plenty signings

6:32am Thursday 24th July 2014

EMMANUEL RIVIERE thinks Newcastle United will provide him with the perfect platform to hit the international stage – with a little help from another exciting summer signing at St James’ Park.

Poyet will not give up on Fabio Borini transfer, as Liverpool man still yet to agree terms with Sunderland

The Northern Echo: Sunderlands Fabio Borini celebrates  scoring during the Barclays Premier League match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 7, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Sunderland. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphre

7:02am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

GUS POYET has vowed to do ‘everything possible’ to bring Fabio Borini back to Sunderland – but will not allow the protracted negotiations with the player to distract him from strengthening other areas of the squad.

Sunderland boss hints a new signing is on his way as Scocco joins Old Boys

The Northern Echo:

11:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

GUSTAVO POYET confirmed that Ignacio Scocco’s miserable seven-months at Sunderland was over last night before suggesting at least one new player could arrive before the squad flies out to Portugal tomorrow morning.

Match report: Hartlepool United 0 Sunderland 3

9:15pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SUNDERLAND’S young guns took centre stage at Victoria Park tonight when a resilient Hartlepool United defence was finally undone after keeping their Premier League counterparts at bay for more than an hour.

Karanka considers other midfield targets

The Northern Echo:

7:32pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH head coach Aitor Karanka will turn to other midfield targets if Huddersfield Town refuse to lower their valuation of Adam Clayton.

North-East transfer gossip (Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough): Thursday, July 24

The Northern Echo:

7:28pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

There is a new name in the frame to become Alan Pardew’s next signing. A new day, a different player; this time the England youth international Eric Dier.

Marveaux moves back to France

The Northern Echo:

9:55am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED have started a summer clear-out of players no longer wanted at St James’ Park after offloading Sylvain Marveaux.

North-East transfer gossip (Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough): Wednesday, July 23

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

MAURICIO ISLA, the £14m deal, the claims and the counter-claims. Either way, it is a deal that will not be happening so Newcastle United fans can forget it.

FA won’t be supporting Blatter in FIFA elections

The Northern Echo:

9:58am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

GREG DYKE admits the FA is unlikely to back Sepp Blatter if he stands for re-election as FIFA president, but says England will not walk out of the governing body to bring about change.

Woodward insists van Gaal can break British transfer record

The Northern Echo:

9:51am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

ED WOODWARD insists Manchester United are ready and willing to break the British transfer record if new manager Louis van Gaal decides they need to.

Franks out to make a striking spot his own

The Northern Echo:

11:30pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Ten goals in two seasons may not see Jonathan Franks down as a centre-forward, but the Hartlepool United attacker is making a claim for a spot in his favoured spot.

Match report: Carlisle United 0 Sunderland 1

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10:33pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

MIKAEL MANDRON scored the only goal of the game as Sunderland continued their pre-season preparations with victory at Carlisle United.

Boro face extra competition to land Belgian hot-shot

The Northern Echo: Boro bound? Jelle Vossen would prefer a move to the Riverside

10:02pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH have been warned there is extra competition for the signature of striker Jelle Vossen as the drive to enhance Aitor Karanka’s squad continues.

It’s time to treat the Tyne-Wear rivalry with the utmost respect

The Northern Echo:

11:17am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Sunderland fans raised more than £25,000 at the weekend in memory of two Newcastle supporters killed in the MH17 plane crash in Ukraine. Richard Mason discusses whether their actions will lead to a more friendly meeting when the next Tyne-Wear derby arrives.

Newcastle hit Sydney for four

The Northern Echo:

10:53am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED new boys Siem de Jong and Emmanuel Riviere both scored as Alan Pardew’s side beat Sydney FC 4-0 in New Zealand.

Poyet to give fringe players a chance, while Borini's agent hints at Liverpool stay

The Northern Echo: WANTED: Sunderland remain hopeful of landing Fabio Borini after agreeing a fee with Liverpool

7:02am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SUNDERLAND head coach Gus Poyet will give fringe players Charis Mavrias and Duncan Watmore the chance to earn a place in his first-team squad next season, but Fabio Borini’s agent has reportedly poured cold water over his protracted move to the Stadium of Light.

Karanka to press ahead with transfer plans upon return from Spain

The Northern Echo: Pondering: Aitor Karanka is thinking of new signings

7:02am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH head coach Aitor Karanka will step up attempts to strengthen his squad upon returning from the club’s pre-season tour in Spain this week.

Sunderland fans' charitable gesture shows that the Tyne-Wear derby isn't all about hatred

The Northern Echo: GEORDIE JACK? Sunderland midfielder Jack Colback is understood to be close to joining Newcastle United

7:02am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Sunderland fans raised more than £25,000 at the weekend in memory of two Newcastle supporters killed in the MH17 plane crash in Ukraine. Richard Mason discusses whether their actions will lead to a more friendly meeting when the next Tyne-Wear derby arrives.

Pardew wants Magpies to honour John Alder and Liam Sweeney next season

The Northern Echo: TRIBUTE: Alan Pardew says Newcastle United will dedicate next season to fans John Alder and Liam Sweeney, who died when Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crashed last week

6:02am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED manager Alan Pardew will field a strong line-up for the opening game of the club’s pre-season tour to New Zealand this morning in honour of two fans who tragically died on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

Club first now after Gerrard retires

The Northern Echo:

11:28am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

LIVERPOOL captain Steven Gerrard admits the club’s return to the Champions League was one of the factors in his decision to retire from international football.

Sunderland target Borini keen to keep his options open after leaving on Liverpool tour

The Northern Echo: Sunderlands Fabio Borini celebrates  scoring during the Barclays Premier League match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 7, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Sunderland. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphre

7:02am Monday 21st July 2014

FABIO BORINI is keen to keep his options open for as long as possible despite Sunderland having agreed a £14m fee for his services on Friday evening.

Cooper to decide if trialists have future at Hartlepool United

The Northern Echo:

6:10am Monday 21st July 2014

COLIN COOPER has informed two of his trialists if they have a future at Hartlepool United, and will now turn his attentions to the others.

Lambert gets his Liverpool career up and running

The Northern Echo:

9:53am Monday 21st July 2014

RICKIE LAMBERT made his first appearance in a Liverpool shirt as Brendan Rodgers’ side came from behind to beat Preston 2-1 in a friendly on Saturday.

Darlington hoping to bring Mitchell back to the club

9:51am Monday 21st July 2014

DARLINGTON have welcomed Adam Mitchell back into the fold and are hoping to re-sign him before the season.

Omeruo announces he is rejoining Middlesbrough

The Northern Echo: COMING BACK: Kenneth Omeruo has announced he is rejoining Middlesbrough next season

6:26pm Sunday 20th July 2014

KENNETH OMERUO has confirmed he is rejoining Middlesbrough on a season-long loan, with the Chelsea defender expected to link up with the rest of Aitor Karanka’s squad before the end of the week.

Newcastle attacking target set to sign new deal with current employers

The Northern Echo: NEW DEAL: Alexandre Lacazette is set to sign a new three-year deal with Lyon

4:52pm Sunday 20th July 2014

LONG-TERM Newcastle United target Alexandre Lacazette is on the verge of signing a new three-year deal with French club Lyon.

Sunderland target Borini flies to America for Liverpool's pre-season tour

The Northern Echo:

1:44pm Sunday 20th July 2014

FABIO BORINI has flown to Boston with the rest of Liverpool's squad for a pre-season tour despite Sunderland agreeing a £14m fee for his services on Friday night.

Boro's pre-season ball work paying dividends

The Northern Echo: Pondering: Aitor Karanka is thinking of new signings

1:15pm Sunday 20th July 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH’S players have seen plenty of the ball this pre-season – and George Friend feels the effects are already clear to see.

Poyet: 'Players will be leaving this summer'

The Northern Echo: IN DEMAND:? Gus Poyet

11:36am Sunday 20th July 2014

GUSTAVO POYET has confirmed that a number of Sunderland's fringe players will be leaving the club this summer.

Poyet confirms Borini deal with Liverpool

The Northern Echo: IN DEMAND: Sunderland would like to re-sign Fabio Borini on a permanent basis this summer

11:28am Sunday 20th July 2014

GUSTAVO POYET has confirmed that  Liverpool have accepted Sunderland's £14m offer for Fabio Borini - and expressed a hope that he will be able to discuss personal terms with the striker as quickly as possible.

Franks on target in Pools victory

The Northern Echo:

5:01pm Saturday 19th July 2014

JON FRANKS scored the only goal as Hartlepool United won at Bradford Park Avenue in their second pre-season friendly.

Match Report: Darlington 1 Sunderland 5

The Northern Echo:

5:11pm Saturday 19th July 2014

SUNDERLAND kicked off their pre-season preparations with a successful run out as they claimed a 5-1 win over Darlington at Heritage Park.

Sunderland give young striker a trial against Darlington

The Northern Echo: Football Team Logo for Sunderland

2:29pm Saturday 19th July 2014

SUNDERLAND are handing a trial to teenage striker Max Clayton as they take on Darlington in their opening pre-season friendly at Bishop Auckland's Heritage Park this afternoon.

Darlington ready for Sunderland test

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

7:03am Saturday 19th July 2014

DARLINGTON manager Martin Gray hopes his players will “rise to the occasion” when they welcome Sunderland to Heritage Park this afternoon.

Middlesbrough confident of improvements in today's game

The Northern Echo: IMPROVEMENTS REQUIRED: Craig Hignett admits Middlesbrough have to step up in standard when they return to action in Spain this afternoon

7:02am Saturday 19th July 2014

CRAIG HIGNETT is expecting his Middlesbrough players to produce a much-improved display when they play the second game of their Spanish training break this morning.

Gomez: 'Poyet's playing style persuaded me to join Sunderland'

The Northern Echo: POYET FAN: Jordi Gomez admits Gustavo Poyet's approach was a key factor in his decision to move to Sunderland

7:02am Saturday 19th July 2014

JORDI GOMEZ has cited Gustavo Poyet’s preferred playing style as one of the key factors behind his decision to join Sunderland this summer.

Steven Taylor keen to be part of a "new era" for Newcastle

The Northern Echo: NEW DAWN: Steven Taylor feels the arrival of six new signings has opened a new chapter for Newcastle United

7:02am Saturday 19th July 2014

STEVEN TAYLOR is looking forward to embarking on a “new era” for Newcastle United after the arrival of six new signings in little more than a fortnight helped transform the make-up of the squad at St James’ Park.

Tributes pour in for Newcastle United fans killed in Malaysia Airlines plane crash

The Northern Echo:

11:34am Friday 18th July 2014

Live updates as tributes flood in to two Newcastle fans that were on board the Malaysia Airlines flight which crashed in Ukraine yesterday.

Sunderland agree Borini deal with Liverpool

The Northern Echo: DOUBLE STRIKE: Borini scored two crackers

9:28pm Friday 18th July 2014

SUNDERLAND officials will discuss personal terms with Fabio Borini over the weekend after Liverpool accepted an improved offer for the striker this evening.

Pools to give trialists a chance

7:57pm Friday 18th July 2014

MICHAEL DUCKWORTH will captain Hartlepool United, as the defender goes back to his old club.

Coach praises players for a brave effort in cup clash

The Northern Echo:

11:33am Friday 18th July 2014

SUNDERLAND head coach Claire Robinson credited the way her side responded after going down to ten players as they ended their FA WSL Continental Cup campaign with defeat to Everton.

Newcastle United football fans killed on downed Malaysia Airlines flight

The Northern Echo:

9:59am Friday 18th July 2014

TWO Newcastle United fans are among the 298 people killed on the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 which was shot down yesterday, it has emerged.

Gibson keen to build on breakthrough season, as Karanka eyes Chelsea midfielder

The Northern Echo: YOUNG LION: Ben Gibson hopes a successful season at Middlesbrough can boost his international chances

7:02am Friday 18th July 2014

HAVING watched Kenneth Omeruo grace the World Cup stage with Nigeria, Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson has set his sights of a more prominent international role in England’s Under-21 set-up – but only after he helps Middlesbrough challenge for promotion.

Dutch invasion should bring the best out of me on Tyneside says Janmaat

The Northern Echo: Daryl Janmaat at St James' Park yesterday when he completed his move to Newcastle United

6:32am Friday 18th July 2014

AFTER days of expecting it to happen, last night it did for Daryl Janmaat. The Holland defender has officially become a Newcastle United player and has claimed the Dutch invasion of St James’ Park can help him adapt quickly to the Premier League.

Romanian recruit keen to make up for City frustrations on Wearside

The Northern Echo: Pre-season: Costel Pantilimon has been training with the Sunderland squad and is ready to fight for his shirt

6:02am Friday 18th July 2014

ALL Costel Pantilimon wanted at Manchester City was a fair crack at a first team shirt and now he thinks he will get it at Sunderland – even if it leads to frustration for Vito Mannone.

Doncaster takeover has no direction

9:34am Friday 18th July 2014

THE takeover of Doncaster by One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson and former chairman John Ryan is in “serious doubt”, the Tomlinson Ryan Trust has announced.



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