Collins gets his thoughts down early

The Northern Echo: IN CHARGE: Caretaker manager Sam Collins Picture: DAVID WOOD

6:32am Tuesday 21st October 2014

IT didn’t take Sam Collins long to pick his Hartlepool United team for tonight.

Colback: Leicester result proves players are fighting to improve Newcastle's position

The Northern Echo: Middle-man: Newcastle's Jack Colback and Hull's Ahmed Elmohamady battle for the ball

11:35pm Monday 20th October 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED midfielder Jack Colback believes the performance in their 1-0 win over Leicester City proves the players are fighting for the club after a turbulent few months.

Sunderland midfielder insists Gus Poyet's team did not give up in 8-0 humiliation at Southampton

The Northern Echo: HORRIBLE FEELING: Will Buckley insists Sunderland's players did not give up during their 8-0 defeat to Southampton Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

10:32pm Monday 20th October 2014

WILL BUCKLEY has called for Sunderland to get over Saturday’s humiliating 8-0 defeat to Southampton quickly, but insists the team did not give up at St Mary’s.

Adomah and Tomlin fit to face Wolves, but Clayton likely to miss out

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

2:26pm Monday 20th October 2014

ALBERT ADOMAH and Lee Tomlin are fit to face Wolves tomorrow night, but Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka has revealed Adam Clayton could miss out through injury.

Quakers maintain momentum with seventh win

The Northern Echo: IN FORM: Leon Scott, left, celebrates with Alan White after the defender scored his third goal in as many games. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

9:10am Monday 20th October 2014

The personality of the Darlington team could be seen in their low-key reaction to a seventh successive victory on Saturday.

Frustration for Austin after late goal isn't enough

7:32am Monday 20th October 2014

NEIL Austin revealed his frustration after losing to Luton Town on Saturday.

We had to win ugly, reveals Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor

The Northern Echo: BATTLE: Leicester's Leonardo Ulloa and Newcastle United's Steven Taylor during the Barclays Premier League match at St. James' Park

7:03am Monday 20th October 2014

STEVEN TAYLOR was delighted that Newcastle picked up their first Premier League victory of the season – but admitted that they had to do it the ‘ugly’ way.

Match Analysis: Newcastle United 1 Leicester City 0

The Northern Echo: FINISH: Newcastle United's Gabriel Obertan (centre) scores his goal during the Barclays Premier League match at St. James' Park

7:02am Monday 20th October 2014

FOR ALL the ridicule Newcastle United’s brand-new jumbo LED screen attracted on Saturday afternoon, it in fact brought one of the biggest cheers of the day at St James’ Park.

Match Analysis: Brighton 1 Middlesbrough 2

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Monday 20th October 2014

AS a born-and-bred Teessider, Ben Gibson can gauge the state of Middlesbrough’s fortunes by the amount of calls and messages to his mobile phone. If his family and friends want to speak to him, things must be going well. If he’s getting the cold shoulder, it’s a safe bet results haven’t been quite as positive.

Match Ratings: Brighton 1 Middlesbrough 2

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Monday 20th October 2014

Match ratings and statistics from Middlesbrough's 2-1 win at Brighton

Ayala develops into integral member of Boro's first-choice backline

The Northern Echo: Dated: 30/09/2014
Sky Bet Championship 
Middlesbrough vs Blackpool at the Riverside Stadium 
GOAL  Middlesbrough 1, Blackpool 0. Daniel Ayala (Middlesbrough)  celebrates with team mates after scoring from a  header from the centre of the box to the top ri

7:00am Monday 20th October 2014

ONLY one of Middlesbrough’s defenders has started the club’s last five matches, so while Aitor Karanka continues to rotate the majority of his squad members, it is becoming increasingly clear that he views Daniel Ayala as a key part of his strongest selection.

Collins shows promise, but Still Pools fall short

The Northern Echo: SPORTING ACTION: Hartlepool United's caretaker manager Sam Collins in action during the game against Luton Town.Picture: DAVID WOOD (11646693)

6:32am Monday 20th October 2014

SAM COLLINS was in his third game as a (temporary) football manager, up against John Still managing for the 834th time.

Match Facts: Hartlepool United 1 Luton Town 2

6:31am Monday 20th October 2014

Ratings from Victoria Park

Historic south coast shambles leaves Sunderland down but not out

The Northern Echo: FULL TIME: Southampton's giant display shows the final score, 8-0, after the Barclays Premier League match against Sunderland at St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton.

6:09am Monday 20th October 2014

Full-time: Southampton 8 Sunderland 0

Poyet embarrassed and ready to make changes after Sunderland's heavy defeat

The Northern Echo:

9:25am Sunday 19th October 2014

A STUNNED Gus Poyet will subject Sunderland’s humiliated players to a re-run of the 8-0 defeat at Southampton at St Mary’s which left him feeling the most embarrassed he has ever felt in football.

Mannone thinks players should pay out after Sunderland shambles

The Northern Echo: All over: Sunderland's Santiago Vergini picks the ball from the net behind goalkeeper Vito Mannone after Southampton's Sadio Mane scored his side's eighth goal

10:32pm Sunday 19th October 2014

AN APOLOGETIC Vito Mannone thinks Sunderland’s players should group together and reimburse the cost of match tickets and travel expenses to the fans subjected to witnessing one of the worst results in the club’s 125-year history.

Match ratings: Southampton 8 Sunderland 0

The Northern Echo: Top man: Southampton's Dusan Tadic (second right) celebrates scoring his goal with Jack Cork after running Sunderland ragged

7:02pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Goals:

Adomah highlights pace as a key to Middlesbrough's recent success

The Northern Echo: Storm: Middlesbrough's Albert Adomah scored at Huddersfield on his way to grabbing 12 goals

4:15pm Sunday 19th October 2014

ALBERT ADOMAH has highlighted the pace of Middlesbrough’s attacking players as a key factor in the club’s recent run of success.

Tomlin's injury to be assessed today - but Middlesbrough team-mate Adomah is okay

The Northern Echo: FINISHING THE NIGHT OFF IN STYLE: Lee Tomlin strikes to secure the 3-1 victory

10:07am Sunday 19th October 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH'S medical staff will assess Lee Tomlin's leg injury later today after the forward was forced off at the half-time interval of yesterday's 2-1 win at Brighton.

Moors hold on for Trophy win

9:16am Sunday 19th October 2014

Harrogate RA 2 Spennymoor Town 3.

Wilcox makes a losing start to life at York

The Northern Echo:

3:38pm Sunday 19th October 2014

RUSS WILCOX made a losing start to life as York City manager as his ten-man side slipped to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Shrewsbury Town.

Gateshead beaten by league leaders

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)

3:30pm Sunday 19th October 2014

GATESHEAD’S nine-game unbeaten run came crashing to an end as Barnet strengthened their position at the top of the Vanarama Conference with a comfortable 2-0 win at the International Stadium.

Live North-East Football Live: Saturday, October 18

The Northern Echo:

12:42pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Keep up to date with all of today's North-East football, including events at St James' Park where kick-off is delayed by loose sheeting surrounding Newcastle's new big screen

Match report: Southampton 8 Sunderland 0

The Northern Echo: Helpless: Sunderland manager Gus Poyet

5:10pm Saturday 18th October 2014

SUNDERLAND were crushed and the worst defeat in the club’s history was equalled on an afternoon to forget on the South Coast for everyone connected with the club.

Darlington claim magnificent seventh successive win

The Northern Echo:

6:01pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Radcliffe Borough 0 Darlington 2

Match report: Newcastle United 1 Leicester City 0

The Northern Echo:

5:58pm Saturday 18th October 2014

NEWCASTLE picked up their first Premier League victory of the season with a 1-0 win over Leicester City.

Match report: Hartlepool United 1 Luton Town 2

6:16pm Saturday 18th October 2014

HARTLEPOOL UNITED suffered another home defeat, going down 2-1 to Luton Town. 

Match Report: Brighton 1 Middlesbrough 2

The Northern Echo:

5:03pm Saturday 18th October 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH climbed to third in the Championship table as another polished away display resulted in a convincing 2-1 win over Brighton.

Rodgers: U21s good for Sterling

The Northern Echo: File photo dated 12-10-2014 of England's Raheem Sterling. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday October 13, 2014. England forward Raheem Sterling has hit back at his critics after coming under fire for not starting Sunday's win in Estonia du

9:33am Saturday 18th October 2014

Brendan Rodgers believes Euro 2015 duty with England's Under-21s would not dent Raheem Sterling's long-term development.

White wants Darlington to maintain momentum

The Northern Echo: ON THE DEFENSIVE: Alan White, centre, and Gary Brown form part of a Darlington defence that has kept seven clean sheets in 14 league matches. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

9:10am Saturday 18th October 2014

While promotion is Darlington's clear priority, progress in the FA Trophy would help maintain the momentum created with six successive wins, believes defender Alan White.

Benteke pushing for frontline duty

8:19am Saturday 18th October 2014

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke is ready to give his side's impressive start to the season a further shot in the arm as he pushes to start his first match since March.

Moyes expected united to back him

8:13am Saturday 18th October 2014

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes believes the club failed to "do what was right" when they sacked him after less than ten months.

Collins not afraid to make the big calls

The Northern Echo: ATTACK: Hartlepool United caretaker manager Sam Collins points the way			 Picture: Gary Day/Pinnacle

7:32am Saturday 18th October 2014

LIFE under Sam Collins at Hartlepool United will be done his way.

Pearson understands Pardew pressure

The Northern Echo: Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson before the Barclays Premier League match at Selhurst Park, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 27, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Palace. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire. REST

7:29am Saturday 18th October 2014

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson returns to Newcastle today aware of the pressure and expectation on the shoulders of Alan Pardew.

Gus Poyet praises model professionals O'Shea and Brown

The Northern Echo: Stoke City's Marc Muniesa (right) beats Sunderland's John O'Shea to score his side's first goal during the Capital One Cup Third Round match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday September 23,

7:03am Saturday 18th October 2014

AFTER handing John O’Shea a two-year contract extension at the age of 33 this week, Gus Poyet has urged more players to take a leaf out of the defender’s book.

How Newcastle ended their last seven-game winless start to a season

The Northern Echo: DREAM DAY: Alan Shearer celebrates scoring one of his five goals against Sheffield Wednesday in 1999

7:03am Saturday 18th October 2014

Newcastle’s seven-game winless run at the start of the 1999-2000 season came to an end in remarkable fashion as Sir Bobby Robson’s first home game in charge of the club resulted in an 8-0 thrashing of Sheffield Wednesday.

Karanka admits he cannot keep his Middlesbrough strikers happy

The Northern Echo: FINISHING THE NIGHT OFF IN STYLE: Lee Tomlin strikes to secure the 3-1 victory

7:03am Saturday 18th October 2014

AITOR KARANKA admits it is “impossible” to keep all of his strikers happy, but the Middlesbrough head coach is not about to abandon his preferred policy of regularly rotating his forward line.

Saturday spotlight: Could Newcastle set a new unwanted record at St James' Park?

The Northern Echo: *ALTERNATE CROP* Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew on the touchline during the Barclays Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 4, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Swansea. Photo credit sho

7:02am Saturday 18th October 2014

A FAILURE to defeat Leicester City at St James’ Park would represent the worst ever start to a Premier League season recorded by Newcastle United.

Mourinho welcomes Villa verdicts

The Northern Echo: File photo dated 21-09-2014 of Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday October 17, 2014. Jose Mourinho has sarcastically accepted the criticism from Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert and assistant Roy Keane over the Chelsea

6:44am Saturday 18th October 2014

Jose Mourinho has sarcastically accepted the criticism from Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert and assistant Roy Keane over the Chelsea manager's handshake towards the end of their Premier League clash last month.

'We've got the leaders among us' vows Magpies boss

The Northern Echo: Skipper: Newcastle United's Fabricio Coloccini is one of a number of big names Alan Pardew is relying on to lift things

6:12am Saturday 18th October 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED have the leaders on the pitch to ensure early season frustrations do not linger around for the rest of the campaign, according to under-fire boss Alan Pardew.

Newcastle's No 9 has the magic touch again says Pardew

The Northern Echo: Newcastle United's Papiss Demba Cisse celebrates scoring his sides second goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 4, 2014. See PA story SOCCER S

6:03am Saturday 18th October 2014

PAPISS CISSE has convinced Alan Pardew that he deserves the chance to live up to being Newcastle United’s No 9 – and help keep him in a job.

Can Cisse help Pardew's cause?

5:53am Saturday 18th October 2014

Papiss Cisse’s double earned Newcastle a point at Swansea, easing some of the pressure on boss Alan Pardew, but the Magpies remain winless and need Cisse among the goals again as they entertain Leicester. The Senegalese striker is 5/1 with Skybet to break the deadlock at St James’s Park.

Sunderland close to offering Anthony Reveillere a short-term deal to ease Poyet's defensive crisis

The Northern Echo: Sunderland's Manager Gus Poyet during the Barclays Premier League match at Loftus Road, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday August 30, 2014. See PA story SOCCER QPR. Photo credit should read: Adam Davy/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editor

12:04pm Friday 17th October 2014

GUS Poyet has revealed Sunderland are close to signing Anthony Reveillere on a short-term deal to ease the club’s defensive crisis.

Boro boss Karanka reveals depth of friendship with Spurs counterpart Pochettino

The Northern Echo: CLOSE TIES: Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka has revealed he is close friends with Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

7:03am Friday 17th October 2014

THE strength of Aitor Karanka’s relationship with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho might be well known, but Middlesbrough’s head coach has revealed his friendship with Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is almost as close.

Boro warned not to underestimate Brighton despite their poor start

The Northern Echo:

5:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

STATISTICALLY, their opponents are the most out-of-form team in the whole of the Football League, but George Friend has warned his Middlesbrough team-mates not to underestimate Brighton when the two sides meet at the Amex Stadium this afternoon.

Darlington midfielder to miss two months

The Northern Echo: EARLY EXIT: Darlington's Graeme Armstrong is treated before going off during Wednesday's 2-0 win over Ossett Albion at Heritage Park  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

9:11am Friday 17th October 2014

Darlington will be without Jordan Robinson for up to two months due to the serious facial injuries suffered last weekend.

It's an Honour to have Brian at Pools

The Northern Echo: Sam Collins, Caretaker Manager of Hartlepool United shouts instructions - Photo mandatory by-line: Gary Day/Pinnacle - Tel: +44(0)1363 881025 - VAT Reg: 183700120 - Mobile:0797 1270 681 - 11/10/14 - SPORT - Football - League Two - Exeter City v Hartlepool

9:00am Friday 17th October 2014

BRIAN HONOUR has been so enamoured with his return to Hartlepool United the Victoria Park hero is already dreaming of success.

Moors ready for first Trophy tie in nine years

8:12am Friday 17th October 2014

Spennymoor play their first FA Trophy tie in nine years when they go to Harrogate RA in the preliminary round on Saturday.

O'Shea signs contract extension as Poyet gives trial to former France defender

The Northern Echo: WHAT A WEEK: John O'Shea, who marked his 100th cap for the Republic of Ireland with a goal against Germany this week, has signed a two-year contract extension at Sunderland

7:03am Friday 17th October 2014

JOHN O’Shea has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him at Sunderland until 2017, while the Black Cats have handed former France international Anthony Reveillere a trial at the club.

Only winning is on Pardew's mind ahead of milestone as Newcastle boss

The Northern Echo: Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew gestures on the touchline during the Barclays Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 4, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Swansea. Photo credit should read

7:03am Friday 17th October 2014

ALAN PARDEW will hit a managerial milestone at St James’ Park tomorrow but thinks it will count for nothing if Newcastle United fail to finally deliver a first Premier League win of the season.



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