Sunderland boss Gus Poyet hoping for good news after Emanuele Giaccherini injury

The Northern Echo:

12:21pm Sunday 21st September 2014

GUS POYET is hoping that an injury to Emanuele Giaccherini is not as bad as first thought after Sunderland’s 0-0 draw at Burnley on Saturday.

Ainsley still encouraged despite losing 100 per cent away record

9:24am Sunday 21st September 2014

Warrington Town 1 Spennymoor 0.

Under-fire Pardew pleased with Newcastle's character

The Northern Echo: Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew before the Barclays Premier League match at St Mary's, Southampton where the game was marked by chants for him to be sacked. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 13, 2014. See PA story SOCCER S

8:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

ALAN PARDEW thinks his players proved just how much they want to succeed at Newcastle United by coming back from two goals down to claim a point against Hull City.

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The Northern Echo:

1:50pm Saturday 20th September 2014

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Under-fire Pardew facing difficult decision over how to react as the abuse rains down

7:03am Saturday 20th September 2014

BY the time Newcastle United hosted Cardiff City in their final home game of last season, Alan Pardew had already completed his seven-match stadium and touchline ban for a head-butt on David Meyler. Not, however, that you would have realised from his conduct that afternoon.

MATCH REPORT: Plymouth Argyle 2 Hartlepool United 0

7:17pm Saturday 20th September 2014

HARTLEPOOL UNITED lost their second away game of the week to fall to second bottom in the League Two table.

Darlington defeated by league leaders Salford City

The Northern Echo:

6:58pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Darlington 0 Salford City 1 Darlington are now eight points off the top after losing narrowly to league leaders Salford City at Heritage Park.

Match Report: Middlesbrough 4 Brentford 0

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough FC

5:34pm Saturday 20th September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH made it three wins on the trot with a convincing 4-0 win over Brentford at the Riverside Stadium.

Match report: Newcastle United 2 Hull City 2

The Northern Echo: Under-fire: Newcastle manager Alan Pardew (left) reacts during the Premier League match at St James' Park PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

5:11pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Full-time: Newcastle United 2 Hull City 2

Match report: Burnley 0 Sunderland 0

The Northern Echo:

4:55pm Saturday 20th September 2014

SUNDERLAND are still without a win in the Premier League this season after the Black Cats were held to a goalless draw at Burnley.

Darlington hope for another three-point haul

9:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

Darlington today aim to collect three points for the second time in two days having finally been awarded a victory from their abandoned opening game of the season.

Poyet: 'This finally feels like my Sunderland team'

The Northern Echo: SATISFIED: Gus Poyet is happy with the increased consistency of his Sunderland side

7:03am Saturday 20th September 2014

HE is two-and-a-half weeks short of his first anniversary as Sunderland head coach, and while he admits his rebuilding project remains a work in progress, Gus Poyet is finally happy to describe the current Black Cats side as his own.

Bruce: Newcastle upheaval is a product of 'unrealistic North-East expectations'

The Northern Echo: SIMILARITIES: Steve Bruce there are similarities between Alan Pardew's position at Newcastle and the situation that forced him out of Sunderland

7:03am Saturday 20th September 2014

STEVE BRUCE has attributed the ongoing upheaval at Newcastle United to the ‘unrealistic North-East expectations’ he claims forced him out of his previous position as Sunderland manager.

Giaccherini highlights need for Sunderland to pick up points against teams around them

7:02am Saturday 20th September 2014

SUNDERLAND have already taken points from Manchester United and Tottenham this season, but Emanuele Giaccherini admits getting a result against Burnley will be just as important in the Black Cats’ quest to avoid another relegation fight.

Karanka confident his players will not be distracted by the prospect of facing Liverpool against Brentford

The Northern Echo: Unclear: Aitor Karanka did not see anything  when Boro and Huddersfield players came together

7:02am Saturday 20th September 2014

AITOR Karanka insists his players will not be distracted by Tuesday’s Capital One Cup tie at Liverpool when Brentford visit the Riverside Stadium this afternoon.

We've got the squad now we have to prove it' says Boro midfielder

7:02am Saturday 20th September 2014

ADAM CLAYTON thinks Middlesbrough have put together one of the best teams in the Championship, but has warned that the players have to prove it by clinching promotion to the Premier League.

Collins relishing his coaching role at Pools

The Northern Echo:

5:10am Saturday 20th September 2014

COLIN COOPER, on the back of a mauling at Northampton, admits the coaching staff at Hartlepool United is working below strength.

Darlington awarded three points

The Northern Echo:

11:36am Friday 19th September 2014

Darlington have been awarded three points by Evo-Stik League officials following their abandoned game with Warrington Town on the first day of the season.

Five things to watch in the Premier League this weekend

The Northern Echo:

5:10pm Friday 19th September 2014

John Sunter highlights five things to watch out for in this weekend's Premier League action not involving the North-East sides

Moors 100 per cent away record faces big test

12:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

Spennymoor’s 100 per cent away record faces its toughest test yet when they go to Warrington on Saturday.

Darlington will be test for Salford City, believes former Manchester United defender Gary Neville

The Northern Echo:

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Salford City visit the North-East tomorrow when they face Darlington at Heritage Park. In an exclusive interview, Ray Simpson spoke to Gary Neville, one of Manchester United’s Class of ’92 who are backing the Evo-Stik First Division club.

Poyet backs Alvarez to improve after challenging start

The Northern Echo: Tottenham Hotspur's Vlad Chiriches (right) and Sunderland's Ricky Alvarez battle for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 13, 2014. See PA

7:02am Friday 19th September 2014

GUS POYET has backed Ricardo Alvarez to be a big success in the Premier League, but admits he subjected the Sunderland winger to a baptism of fire in last weekend’s draw with Tottenham.

Karanka: Abella will come back stronger after damaging ACL

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

7:02am Friday 19th September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH head coach Aitor Karanka is confident Damia Abella will come back stronger after the right-back was ruled out for six months.

Pardew hopes Gutierrez's bravery will inspire fellow cancer sufferers

The Northern Echo: BRAVERY: Jonas Gutierrez is battling against testicular cancer in his native Argentina

7:02am Friday 19th September 2014

ALAN PARDEW has paid tribute to Jonas Gutierrez, and is hoping the Newcastle United midfielder’s ongoing battle with testicular cancer will enable other sufferers to be more honest and open about the illness.

Newcastle boss insists he won't walk away despite mounting protests

The Northern Echo: UNDER PRESSURE: Alan Pardew insists he will not be leaving his position as Newcastle United manager despite this weekend's planned protests

7:02am Friday 19th September 2014

ALAN PARDEW has described the ongoing criticism of his own position as “mass hysteria” and again insisted he will not be stepping down from his role as Newcastle United manager despite this weekend’s planned protests.

Baines hails right balance

The Northern Echo:

10:46am Friday 19th September 2014

EVERTON’S return to European football after five years away was marked with a fine 4-1 win over Wolfsburg.

FA await Euro 2020 decision on Wembley

The Northern Echo:

10:52am Friday 19th September 2014

ENGLAND are on the verge of winning their bid to host the semi-finals and final of Euro 2020 but Scotland’s campaign to host group stages could be torpedoed by rival bids from both Wales and Ireland.

Dyke to return ‘gift’ watch to Brazilian FA

The Northern Echo:

10:51am Friday 19th September 2014

FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION chairman Greg Dyke has confirmed he was given a £16,400 watch by the Brazilian FA during the World Cup but had no idea of its value and will return the gift.

Solskjaer leaves Cardiff

The Northern Echo:

10:49am Friday 19th September 2014

CARDIFF manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he left the Championship club because of a “difference in philosophy” with owner Vincent Tan.

Pardew hopes Gutierrez returns to Newcastle "sooner rather than later"

The Northern Echo: Jonas Gutierrez models the club's new home strip

3:35pm Thursday 18th September 2014

ALAN PARDEW has praised Jonas Gutierrez's strength of character as he battles testicular cancer - and expressed a hope that the Argentinian will return to Newcastle soon.

Press Conference Update: Newcastle boss accepts he's in for a difficult afternoon - and has not received assurances over his future

The Northern Echo:

3:27pm Thursday 18th September 2014

ALAN PARDEW is expecting one of the toughest days of his Newcastle United tenure on Saturday – and admits he has not received any reassurances from Mike Ashley that he will still be in a job if things do not go to plan.

Press conference update: Damia Abella out for SIX months after snapping anterior cruciate ligament

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough FC

2:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH right-back Damia Abella faces six months on the sidelines after snapping his anterior cruciate ligament during Tuesday night’s win at Cardiff City.

Carver apologises for St Mary's outburst

The Northern Echo: TALENT SPOTTER: Newcastle coach John Carver

1:41pm Thursday 18th September 2014

NEWCASTLE assistant manager John Carver has apologised for his conduct during an alteraction with supporters ahead of last weekend's 4-0 defeat at Southampton.

Giaccherini backs Ricky Alvarez to shine after swapping Serie A for the Premier League

The Northern Echo: Stadium of Light, Sunderland  -  Barclays Premier League:  Sunderland v Fulham.  Sunderland's Emanuele Giaccherini.Pic: Chris Booth       17/08/13 (8978128)

7:03am Thursday 18th September 2014

EMANUELE Giaccherini knows all about swapping Serie A for the Premier League and the midfielder believes Sunderland's newest import Ricky Alvarez will have no problems adjusting to life at Sunderland following his move from Inter Milan.

Boro skipper wishing Abella well amid 'serious' injury fears after fine start to life on Teesside

The Northern Echo: Match-winner: Grant Leadbitter was the star turn at Huddersfield for Middlesbrough

7:03am Thursday 18th September 2014

GRANT LEADBITTER has paid tribute to Damia Abella for the way he has adapted to life on Teesside amid fears that the Spanish full-back could be ruled out for months with a knee injury.

Wyke out for a week

The Northern Echo:

3:10am Thursday 18th September 2014

STRIKER Charlie Wyke will be absent for Hartlepool United’s haul to Plymouth.

City denied a point in Munich by old boy Boateng

The Northern Echo: Press conference with Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng

11:54am Thursday 18th September 2014

JEROME BOATENG pilfered a last-gasp 1-0 Champions League victory for Bayern Munich over his former club Manchester City.

Henderson is growing into his big new Liverpool role

The Northern Echo:

11:53am Thursday 18th September 2014

LIVERPOOL’S new vice-captain Jordan Henderson has made giant strides since finding himself on the fringes of Brendan Rodgers’ squad two years ago, but admits he has plenty of improvement to make.

Pardew accepts responsibility for Southampton shocker

The Northern Echo:

10:41pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED manager Alan Pardew has accepted responsibility for Saturday’s 4-0 drubbing at Southampton, and admits the pressure is on to deliver a win against Hull City on Saturday.

Talking point: Karanka could have the team to deliver a long overdue promotion charge at Boro

The Northern Echo:

12:27pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THERE is something exciting happening at Middlesbrough, now Aitor Karanka just has to make everything tick.

Match Report: Quakers crash out of the Cup

The Northern Echo:

10:24am Wednesday 17th September 2014

BLYTH SPARTANS strikers Dan Maguire and Robbie Dale showed Quakers how to take their chances as Darlington bowed out of the FA Cup at Croft Park last night.

'I've learned a lot and enjoying my football at Sunderland' says Cattermole

The Northern Echo: Cleaned up his act: Lee Cattermole insists he is in a better place these but has not regrets

7:14am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THERE is a view that Lee Cattermole has to work on cleaning up his disciplinary act if he is ever going to force his way in top the England squad, based on a reputation he has created for himself since emerging as a teenager in the Premier League a decade ago.

Pardew to face written media for first time since Southampton humiliation

The Northern Echo: NO EXCUSES: After a summer of considerable investment, Alan Pardew accepts he will have no excuses if Newcastle United do not improve on last season's efforts

7:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

UNDER-FIRE Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew will face the written media for the first time since Saturday’s 4-0 defeat at Southampton on Thursday.

Jonas Gutierrez reveals he is battling testicular cancer

The Northern Echo: OUT ON LOAN: Jonas Gutierrez

10:26pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED midfielder Jonas Gutierrez has revealed he is battling testicular cancer.

Match Report: Northampton Town 5 Hartlepool United 1

The Northern Echo:

11:20pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

COLIN COOPER held a dressing room inquest into Hartlepool United latest humbling. Pools were whacked 5-1 at Northampton, gifting the home side the first four goals, despite taking the lead after only 44 seconds.

Boro facing anxious 48 hours over Abella injury after impressive win in Wales

The Northern Echo: Sky Bet ChampionshipCardiff City Stadium, 16.09.14Cardiff City vs MiddlesbroughKike of Middlesbrough celebrates scoring his side's first goal.Picture by Mark Hawkins© WALES NEWS SERVICE  (10446690)

11:04pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

DAMIA ABELLA will have a scan later today to determine the extent of a knee injury which has left the Middlesbrough squad’s satisfaction with winning at Cardiff City tinged with disappointment.

Quakers blown apart by Blyth strikers

The Northern Echo:

10:06pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Blyth strikers Dan Maguire and Robbie Dale showed Quakers how to take their chances as Darlington crashed out of the FA Cup at Croft Park last night.

Match Report: Cardiff City 0 Middlesbrough 1

The Northern Echo: Belgian buy: Jelle Vossen scored in a training match at the Riverside and now he is looking to shine in the Championship. Picture: Doug Moody

9:50pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

OLE Gunnar Solskjaer is someone who should know quite a lot about successful strike partnerships having enjoyed more than a decade of success at Manchester United.

Teenager Cocks in from the start, Hatch to play at the back

The Northern Echo:

7:36pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Teenager Adam Cocks comes into the Darlington side as one of three changes to the team that drew with Blyth at the weekend.

One change for Pools

The Northern Echo:

7:22pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

STUART Parnaby returns to the Hartlepool United side for their trip to Northampton.

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