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Match Report: Aston Villa 0 Newcastle United 0

The Northern Echo: Newcastle United FC

2:41pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED were held to a goalless draw at Aston Villa, despite dominating possession at Villa Park.

Pardew highlights importance of maintaining a positive atmosphere on Tyneside

The Northern Echo: HAPPY MAN: Alan Pardew claims he is happy with Newcastle's summer transfer business - and will not be worried if they do not make any more signings

7:02am Saturday 23rd August 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED boss Alan Pardew has stressed the importance of maintaining a positive atmosphere on Tyneside following a fruitful summer in the transfer market.

Sunderland warned not to be over-confident against Manchester United

7:01am Saturday 23rd August 2014

SUNDERLAND head coach Gus Poyet has warned his players not to live on their previous results against Manchester United when Louis van Gaal’s side visit the Stadium of Light tomorrow.

Poyet considers loan move for Welbeck, but admits to problems persuading players to join

7:01am Saturday 23rd August 2014

GUS Poyet will turn to the loan market in a bid to strengthen his Sunderland squad next week, but the head coach admits the club’s battle with relegation last season, and its North-East location, make it difficult to persuade players to join.

Gray happy to have selection dilemma

7:01am Saturday 23rd August 2014

DARLINGTON boss Martin Gray admits he has a selection headache ahead of today’s game at Burscough.

Pivotal weekend for Pools and James

The Northern Echo:

2:20am Saturday 23rd August 2014

SMILES in and around Victoria Park are all too rare at the present moment; Colin Cooper is out to change all that.

Friend signs new Boro deal

The Northern Echo: OUT? George Friend has suffered further frustration on the injury front

7:42pm Friday 22nd August 2014

GEORGE Friend has signed a new four-year deal with Middlesbrough.

Jones and Vergini set to return for Sunderland

The Northern Echo: Sunderland AFC

3:42pm Friday 22nd August 2014

DEFENSIVE duo Billy Jones and Santiago Vergini are in line to return for Sunderland against Manchester United on Sunday.

Football betting: The best North-East value

The Northern Echo: HARD WORK PAYING OFF: In-form Sunderland striker Connor Wickham celebrates his opening goal on Sunday

5:16pm Friday 22nd August 2014

It was pretty much honours even across the four meetings between Sunderland and Manchester United last season but bookmakers aren’t reading much into those contests ahead tomorrow’s Stadium of Light game, which is a slender-looking 3/4 (William Hill) to go the way of the visitors.

Boro boss wants three new players and Chelsea youngsters in pole position

The Northern Echo:

10:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

AITOR KARANKA wants three new players added to his Middlesbrough squad before the transfer window closes on September 1 – and all his recruits could still arrive from Chelsea.

Luke James: Will he stay or will he go?

The Northern Echo:

10:26am Friday 22nd August 2014

COLIN COOPER has confirmed striker Luke James has reiterated his desire to leave Hartlepool United.

Pardew confirms 'derisory' bids for Tiote, but insists midfielder has not asked to leave

The Northern Echo: WANTED: Arsenal are understood to be interested in Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote

7:03am Friday 22nd August 2014

Newcastle were stung on both occasions when their failure to replace both players was highlighted with bad results, and after those experiences Pardew insists the club has a contingency plan should the same happen again.

Mackay expresses concern

9:57am Friday 22nd August 2014

MALKY Mackay is “very concerned about seriously inaccurate and misleading reports” in the media and has said he will fully cooperate with any Football Association investigation.

United repeat for Mannone

The Northern Echo:

9:34am Friday 22nd August 2014

HE played a big part in defeating Manchester United on three occasions last season, and now Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone hopes to be smiling again after Louis van Gaal’s side have visited the Stadium of Light on Sunday.

Judge us after ten games -- Ainsley

1:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Spennymoor Town manager Jason Ainsley says that it’s too early to judge his side after a mixed first week in the Evo Stik First Division North.

De Jong fit, but Tiote remains out

The Northern Echo:

4:33pm Thursday 21st August 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED have been boosted by the news that Siem de Jong is fit to tomorrow’s game at Aston Villa, although Cheick Tiote remains out.

Press conference update: Boro boss waiting to hear back from two potential signings

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

2:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

AITOR KARANKA wants to have his Middlesbrough squad finalised before the transfer window closes on September 1 as he waits to hear if two of his targets have accepted a move to the Riverside Stadium.

James slaps in a second transfer request at Hartlepool

The Northern Echo:

11:45am Thursday 21st August 2014

COLIN COOPER has confirmed striker Luke James has reiterated his desire to leave Hartlepool United.

Clayton: Narrow victories are just as pleasing as big-scoring wins

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

7:02am Thursday 21st August 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH new boy Adam Clayton insists he will take more results like Tuesday night’s win at Bolton Wanderers even though Aitor Karanka’s side left it late to claim three points at the Macron Stadium.

Don't be fooled by Manchester United's bad start, warns van Aanholt

The Northern Echo:

7:02am Thursday 21st August 2014

PATRICK van Aanholt has warned Sunderland not to be fooled by Manchester United’s losing start to the season having worked under Reds boss Louis van Gaal in the past.

Interest grows in Newcastle United midfielder

The Northern Echo: HIGH KICKS: Newcastle’s Cheik Tiote on the receiving end of Javier Hernandez’s boot on Saturday

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED face losing another key player before the transfer window shuts with interest growing in midfielder Cheick Tiote.

Leeds sign up Italian

10:51am Thursday 21st August 2014

ITALIAN striker Mirco Antenucci has joined Leeds for an undisclosed fee.

Cooper to discuss James future

The Northern Echo:

10:48am Thursday 21st August 2014

COLIN COOPER will today sit down with Luke James to try and resolve the future of the in-demand striker.

Bishops chief runs the line

10:44am Thursday 21st August 2014

BISHOP AUCKLAND chairman Richard Tremewan took over as an emergency assistant referee in Shildon’s home game with Morpeth last night.

Pochettino changes tack on Europa League views

10:43am Thursday 21st August 2014

TOTTENHAM head coach Mauricio Pochettino has had a change of heart on the Europa League ahead of his managerial debut in continental competition tonight.

Cottagers continue to toil

10:41am Thursday 21st August 2014

FULHAM’S miserable start to life in the Championship continued as they crashed 1-0 at home to Wolves.

Contrasting emotions for Gray and Ainsley after derby

The Northern Echo:

11:38am Wednesday 20th August 2014

SPENNYMOOR TOWN manager Jason Ainsley admitted last night’s 2-0 EvoStik First Division North derby defeat to Darlington was like watching “men against boys”.

Sissoko is our leader on pitch – Pardew

The Northern Echo:

9:58am Wednesday 20th August 2014

MOUSSA SISSOKO has been backed to revel in the extra pressure placed on him to perform for Newcastle United this season after Alan Pardew told the Frenchman: “You can be our leader on the pitch.”

Match report: Hartlepool United 0 Dagenham 2

The Northern Echo:

9:10am Wednesday 20th August 2014

THREE games, three defeats in League Two. Back to back home reverses by the same scoreline in the space of four days. The main striker wants away amid interest from Peterborough and the manager’s top defensive target has gone elsewhere.

Gunners see out a draw

10:01am Wednesday 20th August 2014

ARSENAL survived a hostile atmosphere and the sending-off of midfielder Aaron Ramsey to leave Istanbul with what could prove a priceless 0-0 draw against Besiktas in the first leg of their Champions League play-off.

Black Cats boss is ready for a rethink over Wickham’s role

The Northern Echo:

10:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

SUNDERLAND are ready to fight off late transfer window interest in Connor Wickham despite the length of time it has taken the striker to sign a new contract at the Stadium of Light.

Karanka thinks Boro have the potential to hit the top after hard earned Bolton win

The Northern Echo:

11:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

SPANISH striker Kike was the match-winner at the Macron Stadium last night before Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka admitted he now has a squad capable of reaching dizzy heights in the Championship.

Match report: Bolton 1 Middlesbrough 2

The Northern Echo:

10:01pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THERE are those who will quite rightly argue that promotion should not even be mentioned in August, but if this is the season when Middlesbrough are to finally deliver in the Championship then it is nights like these which could prove decisive.

Match Report: Spennymoor 0 Darlington 2

The Northern Echo:

9:43pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

GRAEME ARMSTRONG scored twice as Darlington beat Spennymoor 2-0 in the EvoStik First Division North derby at Brewery Field.

Team news: Spennymoor v Darlington

The Northern Echo:

7:23pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

SPENNYMOOR and Darlington have both named unchanged teams for tonight’s EvoStik First Division North derby at Brewery Field.

Match ratings: Bolton v Middlesbrough

The Northern Echo:

10:05pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

How did the players rate at the Macron Stadium

Team news: Bolton v Middlesbrough

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

7:10pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

AITOR KARANKA has made three changes to his Middlesbrough team at Bolton tonight.

Boro defender moves to Peterborough

The Northern Echo: United striker James Constable duels with Hartlepool defender Christian Burgess on Saturday

5:22pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH defender Christian Burgess has moved to Peterborough on loan. 

Smallwood set for Rotherham move

The Northern Echo:

12:48pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH midfielder Richie Smallwood is set to join Rotherham United on an emergency loan deal today and could make his second Millers debut against Watford tonight.

Moors and Quakers ready for a big test

The Northern Echo:

9:33am Tuesday 19th August 2014

DARLINGTON manager Martin Gray insists tonight’s derby at Spennymoor’s Brewery Field is no different to any other Evo-Stik League game.

Pools rocked by Luke James transfer request

The Northern Echo:

6:40am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Luke James, the Hartlepool United striker, has submitted a transfer request.

Pat-ll do nicely for Boro boss Karanka

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough's Albert Adomah celebrates scoring his sides second equalising goal (8617911)

6:32am Tuesday 19th August 2014

AITOR KARANKA is searching for some extra firepower on the goalscoring front and he believes Patrick Bamford could be the man to deliver a different kind of threat in the penalty area for Middlesbrough.

Classy Cabella satisfied but expects to do even better in a Newcastle shirt

The Northern Echo: Impressive: Remy Cabella shone in his first Premier League outing and is pictured stopping Manchester City's Yaya Toure along with Mike Williamson on Sunday

6:32am Tuesday 19th August 2014

WITH his slight frame, Remy Cabella does not look like he would have the strength to hold off the challenges of some of the Premier League’s biggest and most powerful defenders.

Poyet happy to go foreign as Sunderland consider move for Napoli man

The Northern Echo: Summer recruit: Spaniard Jordi Gomez arrived at Sunderland with experience of playing in England with Wigan and Swansea

6:32am Tuesday 19th August 2014

GUS POYET has turned to Chilean World Cup striker Eduardo Vargas as an alternative option to Fabio Borini after admitting that he is more than happy to add foreign talent to his Sunderland squad this month.

Tuesday topic: Five key factors in Hartlepool United's slack start to the season

The Northern Echo:

2:10am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Three games, three defeats for Hartlepool United this season. Ahead of tonight’s game with Dagenham, Nick Loughlin looks at reasons why Pools have struggled – and where they can improve

Rangers not keen on Ashley making an investment

The Northern Echo:

9:27am Tuesday 19th August 2014

RANGERS fans’ groups have expressed concern over the board’s reported attempts to get Newcastle owner Mike Ashley to underwrite a £4m share issue.

Karanka confirms Boro closing in on deal for Chelsea forward

The Northern Echo: TAKING RESPONSIBILITY: After nine months in charge of Middlesbrough, Aitor Karanka accepts he will have no excuses if things do not go to plan this season

2:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

AITOR KARANKA has confirmed that Middlesbrough have held talks with Patrick Bamford at the club's Rockliffe Park training base today.

James wants out of Pools

The Northern Echo:

6:15pm Monday 18th August 2014

Luke James, the Hartlepool United striker, has submitted a transfer request. 

Match Analysis: Newcastle United 0 Manchester City 2

The Northern Echo:

10:13am Monday 18th August 2014

IF Newcastle United supporters wanted to leave St James’ Park with optimism after facing reigning champions Manchester City on the opening weekend of the season then Alan Pardew’s new-look team helped them walk away feeling satisfied after a positive performance.

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