Paul Brannen, North East Labour MEP

Paul Brannen: The North East may not be a big exporter to Russia - but we need to beware

North East MEP on events at the European parliament, including concerns over the ban on food imports from Russia sparked by the Ukraine crisis

Boro's Ryhys Williams smashes his way through towards the Peterborough goalmouth

Middlesbrough 0 Peterborough 0

SHOT shy Boro spurned a string of golden chances in a frustrating goalless draw with Peterborough.

Scott McDonald in action for Boro against Peterborough

Peterborough United 2 Middlesbrough FC 3

MIDDLESBROUGH fans were put through the emotional wringer as the Teessiders squandered a two-goal lead before dramatically earning victory at rock-bottom Peterborough.

Middlesbrough's Faris Haroun

Faris Haroun is now Boro’s key man

FARIS Haroun has filled the hole left by Barry Robson to quietly become a cult hero at Middlesbrough, according to Tony Mowbray.

David Meyler in action against Peterborough

Peterborough 0 Sunderland 2

SUNDERLAND overcame a potentially tricky FA Cup obstacle to comfortably book their place in the fourth round and set up a mouthwatering Wear-Tees derby clash.

Martin O'Neill

Martin O'Neill delighted as SAFC draw Boro in FA Cup

SUNDERLAND boss Martin O’Neill admitted a huge roar went up when the Black Cats drew the plum derby tie of Middlesbrough after seeing off Peterborough United in a comfortable 2-0 victory at London Road.

Arsenal Res 0 Sunderland Res 2

THE Martin O’Neill feel-good factor at Sunderland continued with the long-awaited return of senior men Michael Turner and Craig Gordon in yesterday’s second-string victory over Arsenal.

Tony Mowbray not losing any sleep

TONY Mowbray says he will not be using the father of the man in the opposition dugout to motivate his players for the big promotion push.

Middlesbrough in action against Peterborough

Peterborough 1 Middlesbrough 1

TONY Mowbray was left frustrated for a second week running after his shot-shy Middlesbrough side failed to kill off reeling opponents.

Mowbray urges Boro to stage cup triumph repeat

TONY MOWBRAY wants Middlesbrough to recapture the scintillating first-half form they showed at Peterborough in the Carling Cup earlier in the season as they return to London Road this afternoon.

Middlesbrough through to next round of Carling Cup with win over Peterborough

MIDDLESBROUGH marched into the third round of the Carling Cup courtesy of a fifth successive win in all competitions last night.

Mowbray up for the cup as his Boro battle Posh

MAINTAINING a Championship promotion push may be Middlesbrough’s priority this season, but Tony Mowbray is in no mood to cast aside the Carling Cup carelessly.

Middlesbrough back on the road to success

MIDDLESBROUGH travel to Barnsley tonight determined to build on their storming start to the season.

Carlisle green with envy at Argyle equaliser

CARLISLE United let victory slip through their fingers at Brunton Park last night.

Peterborough United 6 Carlisle United 0

CARLISLE United conceded six goals for the first time under manager Greg Abbott against a rampant promotion-chasing Peterborough side.

Hartlepool need to find a route out of slump

MICK Wadsworth is hoping home comforts can bring Hartlepool United out of a worrying slump in form.

Wadsworth wary of Ferguson fillip

BEWARE of the ‘Ferguson effect’ is Hartlepool boss Mick Wadsworth’s message to his team ahead of today’s clash at Peterborough United.

Hartlepool United 2 Bristol Rovers 2

EVEN Mick Wadsworth admits it’s a bit of a long shot, but the Hartlepool United caretaker boss isn’t worried about being involved in a scrap to stay in League One – he’s thinking of a play-off spot.

Hartlepool United 2 Peterborough United 0

WHISPER it, but Hartlepool United may just have discovered the consistency that has been singularly absent from Victoria Park since they returned to football’s third tier.

Pool’s task is wiping out home errors

MICK Wadsworth has told his Hartlepool side they cannot afford any more costly blunders at Victoria Park.


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