Press Conference Update: Karanka backs Adomah to bounce back from horror week

The Northern Echo:

2:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

AITOR KARANKA has backed Middlesbrough midfielder Albert Adomah to bounce back from a difficult five days that saw him miss a decisive penalty and receive a red card.

Match Ratings: Charlton Athletic 0 Middlesbrough 0

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

7:00am Monday 29th September 2014

Bookings: Ben Haim (39, foul), Solly (74, foul), Adomah (75, foul)

Middlesbrough's squad depth is coming up trumps

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Monday 29th September 2014

ANOTHER one down, but the games just keep on coming. By the time Middlesbrough have hosted Blackpool and Fulham this week, they will have played seven games in 22 days. Little wonder that Aitor Karanka is reluctant to keep naming the same players for every fixture.

Match Analysis: Charlton Athletic 0 Middlesbrough 0

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Monday 29th September 2014

ON the face of it, it seemed a remarkable thing to come out with. “For me, this game was much more difficult than the game at Anfield,” said Aitor Karanka, after his Middlesbrough side had battled their way to a goalless draw at Charlton Athletic.

Middlesbrough boss Karanka furious at Adomah dismissal

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

7:00am Sunday 28th September 2014

AITOR KARANKA has criticised the decision to dismiss Albert Adomah in Middlesbrough’s 0-0 draw with Charlton, and accused referee Gavin Ward of being overruled by his assistant, who was in a worse position to see the incident.

Match Report: Charlton Athletic 0 Middlesbrough 0

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5:02pm Saturday 27th September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH were unable to make it four Championship wins in succession as they were held to a goalless draw at Charlton.

Live North-East Football Live Blog: Saturday, September 26

The Northern Echo:

5:08pm Friday 26th September 2014

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Patrick's scoring touch is music to the ears of Karanka at Boro following move from Chelsea

6:27am Saturday 27th September 2014

PATRICK BAMFORD is not the stereotypical footballer. He can play the saxophone, piano and violin, speaks four languages and has studied economics. What also comes as music to Aitor Karanka’s ears at Middlesbrough is that the forward also scores goals.

Boro boss keen to put promotion talk on hold for some time yet

The Northern Echo: Reunited? Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers and Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka could face each other again next season in the Premier League

6:25am Saturday 27th September 2014

AITOR KARANKA keeps hearing that Middlesbrough are going to be playing in the Premier League next season – even when he goes on the morning school run.

Watmore signs new Sunderland deal

The Northern Echo:

5:15pm Friday 26th September 2014

SUNDERLAND youngster Duncan Watmore has penned a new deal at Sunderland.

Press conference update: Boro boss calls for focus on Championship charge

The Northern Echo:

2:30pm Friday 26th September 2014

AITOR KARANKA has urged his Middlesbrough players to forget about the memories of Tuesday night’s epic penalty drama in the Capital One Cup at Anfield by returning to Championship duty with a bang.

In-form Boro winger being monitored by England

The Northern Echo: Going strong: Middlesbrough's Adam Reach celebrates his goal at Anfield

7:02am Friday 26th September 2014

ADAM REACH has worked his way into contention for an England Under-21 call after a fantastic start to the season with Middlesbrough.

Marathon penalty shoot-out and Anfield display is proof Boro can compete for promotion

The Northern Echo: Beaten: Liverpool's Jordan Williams scores his penalty beyond Middlesbrough's Jamal Blackman, who recovered from an early mistake to enjoy a good game on Tuesday

7:03am Thursday 25th September 2014

DID you hear the one about the football team which scored 15 goals and still lost a League Cup tie? There’s a pretty good chance that by now you have, but in years to come that could well appear on a pub quiz somewhere across the country.

'I've never seen anything like it' says Boro boss after penalties defeat at Anfield

The Northern Echo: Decisive moment: Middlesbrough's Albert Adomah gifts Liverpool victory following a marathon penalty shoot out

11:37pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

AITOR KARANKA paid tribute to his Middlesbrough players after losing an extraordinary penalty shoot-out at Anfield last night when it required an astonishing 30 spot-kicks to settle the third round tie.

Match report: Liverpool 2 Middlesbrough 2

The Northern Echo:

11:19pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

WHERE to start? Middlesbrough’s resilience and efficiency in normal time, the two goals during extra-time, but none of that compares to the incredible night of penalty drama in the Capital One Cup which Anfield is unlikely to forget.

Team news: Karanka names strong team for Liverpool test

The Northern Echo:

6:57pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

JAMAL BLACKMAN has been handed his Middlesbrough debut in tonight's Capital One Cup third round tie at Anfield.

Karanka urges his Middlesbrough players to make history at Anfield

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

7:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

AITOR KARANKA has urged his Middlesbrough players to make a name for themselves when they attempt to produce a Capital One Cup shock at Anfield this evening.

Press Conference Update: Middlesbrough boss reveals Whitehead would have started against Liverpool

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough's Dean Whitehead and Oldham Athletic's David Mellor battle for the ball

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1:56pm Monday 22nd September 2014

AITOR KARANKA has revealed that Dean Whitehead would have started tomorrow’s Capital One Cup third-round tie at Liverpool had he not been sent off in the closing stages of Saturday’s win over Brentford.

Match Analysis: Middlesbrough 4 Brentford 0

The Northern Echo: Dated: 20/09/2014
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7:02am Monday 22nd September 2014

ON the day that marked the tenth anniversary of Brian Clough’s death, Middlesbrough produced a display fitting to one of Teesside’s greatest legends.

Brentford win gives Aitor Karanka selection problems ahead of Liverpool test

The Northern Echo: BACK IN TRAINING: Middlesbrough return to training today pictured manager Aitor Karanka. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT (7704380)

7:02am Monday 22nd September 2014

AITOR Karanka admits he has some difficult decisions to make over who will play against Liverpool in the Capital One Cup after seeing his Middlesbrough side beat Brentford 4-0.

Live North-East Football Live: Saturday, September 20, 2014

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1:50pm Saturday 20th September 2014

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

Team news: Cardiff v Middlesbrough

The Northern Echo:

7:18pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

BELGIAN striker Jelle Vossen will make his full debut for Middlesbrough in tonight's Championship game at Cardiff City.

Karanka wants in-form Leadbitter to get a new contract at Boro

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

6:02am Tuesday 16th September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH have had initial discussions aimed at securing the future of Grant Leadbitter in a bid to keep him at the Riverside Stadium, with Aitor Karanka convinced he will still have the midfielder beyond this season.

Press conference update: 'We've got to treat Cardiff seriously' urges Boro boss

The Northern Echo:

1:51pm Monday 15th September 2014

AITOR KARANKA has warned his Middlesbrough players not to under-estimate Cardiff City when the two teams go head-to-head on Tuesday night.

FA await referee's report after Boro's tunnel bust-up

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

7:03am Monday 15th September 2014

Vossen, introduced as a second half substitute following his season long loan move from Genk, said: “The Championship is as hard as I expected. I thought the level would be harder than Belgium, especially the physical side of it. I expected the defenders to be strong and they are. I have to adapt to that.

Match report: Huddersfield Town 1 Middlesbrough 2

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

6:47am Monday 15th September 2014

IN front of the stand packed with around 3,500 travelling fans, Middlesbrough needed a cool head. Deep in to stoppage-time at the end of the game, the visitors had been handed a lifeline after conceding a late equaliser to Huddersfield Town.

Boro wait on referee’s report into tunnel scrap

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough FC

11:08am Monday 15th September 2014

THE Football Association will wait to see if referee Kevin Wright includes the unsavoury scenes at the end of Middlesbrough’s victory at Huddersfield Town in his report before deciding if any punishment follows.

Match ratings: Huddersfield v Middlesbrough

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

5:32pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Goals: 0-1: Leadbitter (36, powered a unstoppable, curling free-kick with accuracy in to the top left corner of Smithies’ net from 35 yards)

Satisfaction for Boro boss after victory despite tunnel bust-up

The Northern Echo: Date 23/08/2014
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7:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

AITOR KARANKA and Huddersfield counterpart Chris Powell last night insisted they had not seen the events at the John Smith’s Stadium when stewards had to separate the two sets of players in the tunnel after a dramatic game.

Match report: Huddersfield 1 Middlesbrough 2

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough Football Club

5:05pm Saturday 13th September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH returned to winning ways in West Yorkshire this afternoon when Grant Leadbitter was at the double to defeat Huddersfield Town after a dramatic ending.

Clayton hopes for a good reception on his return to Huddersfield

7:03am Saturday 13th September 2014

ADAM Clayton returns to another former club when Middlesbrough visit Huddersfield Town this afternoon, but the midfielder is expecting a better reception than the one he received at Elland Road.

Karanka backs Vossen to continue his scoring record at Middlesbrough

7:02am Saturday 13th September 2014

AITOR Karanka is confident Jelle Vossen will have no problem continuing his impressive goalscoring record at Middlesbrough.

Karanka happy to have selection headache

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough Football Club held an open training session in the shape of a full scale practice match at the Riverside Stadium so the fans could come along and see the players in training. Jelle Vossen
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7:02am Friday 12th September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH head coach Aitor Karanka insists he wouldn’t have it any other way, despite facing several selection dilemmas this weekend.

Blackman won't start at Huddersfield, reveals Karanka

The Northern Echo:

1:59pm Thursday 11th September 2014

AITOR KARANKA will resist starting on loan goalkeeper Jamal Blackman at Huddersfield Town on Saturday, but insists the Chelsea youngster will play a part on Teesside.

Vossen feeling fit and raring to go ahead of Boro bow

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

6:43am Thursday 11th September 2014

JELLE VOSSEN has warned Championship defences he is fit and raring to go in a Middlesbrough shirt this weekend after spending his first ten days on Teesside.

Boro boss offers no guarantees in battle for keeper spot following Chelsea man's arrival

The Northern Echo: Tomas Mejias

7:02am Wednesday 10th September 2014

AITOR KARANKA was desperate for a different goalkeeper to increase competition for places as he looks to make Middlesbrough to be a tighter unit in the Championship – and he is no mood to offer long-term guarantees.

Fit-again Woodgate pleased with Boro's summer signings

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough's Jonathan Woodgate out jumps Oldham Athletic's Jonson Clarke-Harris

Photo by Dave Howarth/CameraSport

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7:02am Tuesday 9th September 2014

JONATHAN WOODGATE is in line to return from injury when Middlesbrough travel to face Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

Boro boss prepared to change his way to boost promotion hopes

The Northern Echo: MADE PROGRESS: Aitor Karanka believes the core of a successful Middlesbrough team is already in place

7:02am Monday 8th September 2014

AITOR KARANKA insists he is prepared to mix things up in his attempt to turn Middlesbrough in to genuine promotion contenders.

Jelle Vossen hungry to achieve more at Boro after success in Belgium

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough Football Club held an open training session in the shape of a full scale practice match at the Riverside Stadium so the fans could come along and see the players in training. Jelle Vossen
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7:03am Saturday 6th September 2014

JELLE VOSSEN wants to repay everyone connected with Middlesbrough for persuading him to move to Teesside by succeeding in the next chapter of a career already boasting a string of honours.

Boro new boys train in front of fans - and Vossen scores

The Northern Echo:

10:43am Friday 5th September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH'S exciting deadline day signing Jelle Vossen has started training in front of the fans at an open training session.

Ben Gibson thinks Boro form will keep him in England plans

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

10:48am Thursday 4th September 2014

BEN GIBSON thinks forcing his way back in to the Middlesbrough first team picture after injury could be just the ticket for spending next summer at the European Under-21s Championships.



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