Deadline day comment: Newcastle's transfer window ends in acrimony and strife

The Northern Echo: Sealed with a kiss: Hatem Ben Arfa celebrates scoring his 80th-minute penalty that gave Newcastle a 2-1 win over Tottenham

11:47pm Monday 1st September 2014

IN many ways, the transfer window was the story of Newcastle United in microcosm. Things started well enough, but nosedived thanks to a lack of investment and ended in a maelstrom of anger and strife.

Middlesbrough happy with their hat-trick of deadline day arrivals

The Northern Echo:

12:04am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH took their summer recruitment drive to 11 with the capture of attacking duo Jelle Vossen and Yanic Wildschut yesterday, while Jason Steele has joined Blackburn Rovers on a season-long loan.

Henderson - Rooney is the ideal Three Lions skipper

The Northern Echo:

10:12am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

JORDAN HENDERSON believes Wayne Rooney is the “ideal choice” to lead a newlook England side forwards as captain.

Grealish is ready – Given

The Northern Echo:

10:08am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND veteran Shay Given is convinced starlet Jack Grealish is ready to play senior international football now.

United’s Falcao swoop

The Northern Echo:

10:04am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MANCHESTER UNITED were closing in on a deal to sign Monaco striker Radamel Falcao on loan last night.

Hull secure extension to force through Ben Arfa's move from Newcastle

The Northern Echo: AMONG THE GOALS: Hatem Ben Arfa scored as Newcastle reserves claimed a 5-2 win over Reading

11:43pm Monday 1st September 2014

HULL CITY were working beyond last night’s transfer deadline in an attempt to complete Hatem Ben Arfa’s season-long loan from Newcastle United.

Deadline day comment: A decent transfer window for Sunderland - but it could have been much better

The Northern Echo: FANTASTIC FABIO: Fabio Borini,  with Adam Johnson, celebrates in trademark fashion after scoring Sunderland's second goal in last night's crucial 2-0 win against West Brom at the Stadium of Light which sealed the club's place in the Premier League

11:39pm Monday 1st September 2014

SO what was the summer-long fixation with Fabio Borini all about then? Goodness only knows, but Gus Poyet’s unfathomable refusal to give up on the Liverpool striker when it was increasingly apparent that he did not want to return to Wearside means the transfer window closed with a degree of frustration from a red-and-white perspective.

Sunderland complete South American deadline-day double - but Borini remains at Liverpool

The Northern Echo:

11:33pm Monday 1st September 2014

SUNDERLAND completed a South American deadline-day double with the capture of Ricardo Alvarez and Sebastian Coates, but the transfer window closed with long-term target Fabio Borini still a Liverpool player.

Steele leaves Boro, who sign England Under-19 keeper as replacement

11:10pm Monday 1st September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH goalkeeper Jason Steele has joined Blackburn Rovers on a season-long, while Aitor Karanka has brought in Chelsea’s England Under-19 keeper Jamal Blackman as his replacement.

James delighted after forcing through move from Hartlepool

The Northern Echo:

10:47pm Monday 1st September 2014

LUKE JAMES is happy he did all he could to force through a move to Peterborough United after his departure from Hartlepool United was confirmed in the final hours of the transfer window.

Sunderland sign Argentina international Alvarez on loan

The Northern Echo:

7:24pm Monday 1st September 2014

Sunderland have completed the signing of Ricardo Alvarez on a season-long loan deal from Italian giants Inter Milan.

Sunderland sign Liverpool defender Coates on season-long loan

The Northern Echo:

6:36pm Monday 1st September 2014

SUNDERLAND have completed the signing of Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates on a season-long loan.

Former Newcastle favourite linked with manager's job at Carlisle United

The Northern Echo: LINED UP: Former Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper has been linked with the vacant managerial position at Carlisle United

5:12pm Monday 1st September 2014

FORMER Newcastle United goalkeeper Steve Harper has emerged as a surprise contender for the vacant managerial position at struggling League Two side Carlisle United.

Vossen expresses his relief after finally joining Middlesbrough

The Northern Echo:

5:04pm Monday 1st September 2014

NEW Middlesbrough striker Jelle Vossen has expressed his relief after finally completing his move to the Riverside Stadium.

Middlesbrough new boy Wildschut hopes to follow in Zenden's footsteps

The Northern Echo:

2:38pm Monday 1st September 2014

NEW Middlesbrough signing Yanic Wildschut aims to emulate fellow Dutchman Bolo Zenden and be a hit on Teesside following his move from Heerenveen.

Middlesbrough confirm Vossen capture on season-long loan

The Northern Echo:

2:14pm Monday 1st September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH have confirmed the signing of Belgian striker Jelle Vossen on a season-long loan from Genk.

Middlesbrough complete €800,000 capture of Wildschut

The Northern Echo:

11:09am Monday 1st September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH have completed their first signing of transfer-deadline day with the arrival of winger Yanic Wildschut from Dutch side Heerenveen.

Inter ace Alvarez is heading to Wearside

The Northern Echo:

10:35am Monday 1st September 2014

SUNDERLAND are expected to sign Ricky Alvarez on a season-long loan deal after finally agreeing terms with the Inter Milan midfielder on Saturday night.

Missed chances costly for Quakers in FA Cup

The Northern Echo:

9:00am Monday 1st September 2014

Having waited three years to return to the FA Cup, it would’ve been a damn shame to exit the competition after only 90 minutes.

Match facts: Cheltenham Town v Hartlepool United ratings

The Northern Echo:

8:20am Monday 1st September 2014

Goal: 1-0: Arthur (90, header from eight yards after a long throw in was flicked on)

Match Analysis – Queens Park Rangers 1 Sunderland 0

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

7:02am Monday 1st September 2014

WITH three Premier League games under their belt, it would have looked a lot brighter for Sunderland going into the international break with five points to their name.

Match Analysis: Middlesbrough 0 Reading 1

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Monday 1st September 2014

INTERNATIONAL breaks can be a hindrance so early in the season, but this one has come at exactly the right time for Middlesbrough.

Match Analysis: Newcastle United 3 Crystal Palace 3

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Monday 1st September 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED have spent more than £35m on nine players this summer, so it should be a source of both pride and concern that the most effective addition to their squad so far has been an untried 18-year-old plucked from the academy.

Newcastle hope to beat Southampton to deadline-day deal for Alderweireld - but striker hopes recede

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Monday 1st September 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED will attempt to sign Atletico Madrid defender Toby Alderweireld on a season-long loan before the transfer window closes this evening, but their chances of securing a last-minute deal for Alexandre Lacazette are slight after Lyon again refused to reduce their valuation of the striker.

Match Ratings: Newcastle United 3 Crystal Palace 3

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Monday 1st September 2014

Match ratings and statistics from Newcastle's 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace

Middlesbrough close in on Vossen and Wildschut

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Monday 1st September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH are hopeful of completing a loan deal for long-term target Jelle Vossen before tonight’s transfer deadline – and the striker may not be the only late arrival at the Riverside.

Match report: Has James played his last game for Pools

The Northern Echo:

6:20am Monday 1st September 2014

THREE young players at Hartlepool United, three new contracts, three different Saturday scenarios.

Shildon motor to next round

The Northern Echo:

10:50am Monday 1st September 2014

SHILDON took a wrong turning on their way to Padiham for their FA preliminary round tie– but Mark Hudson put them in the right direction in an excellent win.

Magic Sterling steals Balotelli’s thunder

The Northern Echo:

10:45am Monday 1st September 2014

LIVERPOOL debutant Mario Balotelli generated all the pre-match hype, but it was Raheem Sterling who provided the magic in yesterday’s Premier League clash with Tottenham.

Gunners fans must be patient

The Northern Echo: TRANSFER SCRUTINY: Arsene Wenger came under fire yesterday over the club's timing of the Cabaye bid

10:43am Monday 1st September 2014

BOSS Arsene Wenger urged Arsenal fans to trust him in the transfer market and insisted they must stop dreaming of an instant solution.

Moors advance in Cup at Tadcaster

9:22am Sunday 31st August 2014

Tadcaster 0 Spennymoor Town 2.

Newcastle boss blames stoppage-time concession on his players getting swept away on fans' emotion

The Northern Echo:

8:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

ALAN PARDEW claims his Newcastle United players paid too much attention to the urgings of the St James’ Park crowd as they conceded a stoppage-time goal to draw 3-3 with Crystal Palace.

Sunderland deserved a point from QPR trip, argues Poyet

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

GUS POYET felt that a draw would have been a fair result after his Sunderland side lost their first game this season.

Gateshead boss hoping to make deadline-day additions

The Northern Echo: RELAXED: Gary Mills is drawing on his vast experience to try to help Gateshead to promotion. Picture: TOM BANKS

6:10pm Sunday 31st August 2014

GATESHEAD boss Gary Mills is hoping to make a couple of deadline-day additions despite having watched his side climb to third place in the Vanarama Conference table with a 2-1 win over Chester City at the weekend.

York boss preaches patience despite another stalemate

The Northern Echo: York City manager Nigel Worthington during the pre-season friendly at Bootham Crescent, York. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday July 24, 2013. Photo credit should read: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. Maximum 45 im

5:59pm Sunday 31st August 2014

YORK CITY boss Nigel Worthington has warned his players not to become too despondent despite Saturday’s stalemate with Wycombe Wanderers having made it five draws in succession.

Match Report: Newcastle United 3 Crystal Palace 3

The Northern Echo:

5:06pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Full-time: Newcastle United 3 Crystal Palace 3

Middlesbrough close in on long-term target Vossen

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough FC

7:34pm Saturday 30th August 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH are hoping to tie up a deal for Belgium striker Jelle Vossen in the next 48 hours.

Darlington held to a draw by West in FA Cup comeback

The Northern Echo:

7:17pm Saturday 30th August 2014

West Auckland 1 Darlington 1

Match Report: Middlesbrough 0 Reading 1

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough FC

5:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH suffered their second successive league defeat at the Riverside after losing 1-0 to Reading.

Last-gasp agony for Pools

5:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A LAST-GASP goal finished off Hartlepool United at Cheltenham, as they looked set for a hard-earned point.

Match report: QPR 1 Sunderland 0

The Northern Echo:

4:57pm Saturday 30th August 2014

SUNDERLAND tasted defeat for the first time this season after going down 1-0 to Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.

Quakers keen for return to Cup action

The Northern Echo:

9:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

Three years since their last FA Cup tie, Darlington today return to the prestigious knockout competition with the hope of enjoying an extended run.

Sunderland boss backs Cattermole's England cause - and claims Colback stands out in a 'team of French players'

The Northern Echo: INTERNATIONAL CLASS: Gus Poyet claims Lee Cattermole would be a regular international if he was Uruguayan

7:03am Saturday 30th August 2014

GUS POYET has claimed Lee Cattermole would be a regular international if he was Uruguayan, and argued that Jack Colback’s England prospects have been improved because he plays with a “team of French players” at Newcastle United.

Middlesbrough boss backs Mejias - and tells Steele he is free to leave

7:03am Saturday 30th August 2014

AITOR KARANKA has reiterated his support for under-fire Middlesbrough goalkeeper Tomas Mejias, and told Jason Steele he is free to leave in the final three days of the transfer window.

Pardew backs Riviere to succeed - but warns he won't have it easy against Palace

The Northern Echo: TIPPED FOR SUCCESS: Alan Pardew remains confident Emmanuel Riviere will be a success following his summer move from Monaco

7:02am Saturday 30th August 2014

ALAN PARDEW is confident Emmanuel Riviere will prove a success in a Newcastle United shirt, but has warned the Frenchman to expect another tough afternoon against the massed ranks of the Crystal Palace defence.

Poyet admits Sunderland will be in a "dangerous position" unless they make two more signings

The Northern Echo: TRANSFER TARGETS: Gus Poyet is determined to sign an attacking midfielder and a defender before Monday's transfer deadline

7:03am Saturday 30th August 2014

GUS POYET concedes Sunderland will be in a “dangerous position” unless they complete at least two signings before the transfer window closes on Monday night.

Bamford promises to deliver goals to the Riverside

The Northern Echo: NEW BOY: Patrick Bamford has joined Middlesbrough on a season-long loan from Chelsea (Picture courtesy of Middlesbrough FC)

6:54pm Friday 29th August 2014

PATRICK BAMFORD has pledged to deliver goals after his season-long loan to Middlesbrough was finally completed this evening.

Middlesbrough finally sign Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford on loan

The Northern Echo:

5:55pm Friday 29th August 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH have finally confirmed the signing of Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford on a season-long loan.

Spennymoor make Taylor available for transfer

3:03pm Friday 29th August 2014

Spennymoor Town have transfer-listed striker Daniel Taylor.

Poyet - 'Sunderland deserve the credit for Colback's England call - not Newcastle'

The Northern Echo: Jack Colback has turned down the offer of a new contract at the Stadium of Light. Picture: Action Images

2:42pm Friday 29th August 2014

GUS POYET claims Sunderland deserve almost all the credit for Jack Colback’s maiden call up into the England squad.

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