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Exclusive: Sunderland accept Middlesbrough's Paddy McNair bid with midfielder heading for exit

Sunderland have accepted a bid for midfielder Paddy McNair.

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Middlesbrough make £5million bid for Paddy McNair

Middlesbrough have launched a £5million bid to sign Sunderland midfielder Paddy McNair.

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Stan Anderson representing Sunderland in 1961.

Former Sunderland, Newcastle United and Middlesbrough captain dies

A footballer who had the distinction of captaining the North East's three most prominent clubs has died aged 85.
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Hartlepool took on Sunderland last summer.

Hartlepool hopeful of Sunderland and Newcastle money-spinning games after Boro boost

Hartlepool United will take on local rivals Middlesbrough in a pre-season friendly – and would still like another big-name clash.

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Boro defender Ryan Shotton loses out on a cross as Villa keeper Sam Johnstone makes a clean catch last night.

Big summer ahead for toothless Middlesbrough after Aston Villa dash promotion hopes

The late controversy in Middlesbrough’s second-leg stalemate with Aston Villa dominated the post-match analysis after home keeper Sam Johnstone handled outside his area.

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Boro's George Friend keeps possession under pressure from Villa's Robert Snodgrass last night

Lack of a ‘killer instinct’ hurt us, says Boro’s George Friend after play-off despair

Left-back George Friend admits that Middlesbrough missed a “killer instinct” as their hopes of an instant return to the Premier League ended last night.

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Boro midfielder Stewart Downing hits his late free-kick against the Villa bar.

Tony Pulis on what Middlesbrough need to mount promotion push next year - and not wasting Steve Gibson’s money

Tony Pulis knows what is needed to improve Middlesbrough after their promotion hopes ended at Aston Villa.

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Alan Hutton and Adama Traore battle for the ball.

Who was the standout performer for Middlesbrough against Aston Villa and who got a 4?

Middlesbrough's promotion hopes were ended by Aston Villa at Villa Park.

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Sam Johnstone claims the ball. PA Picture.

Steve Bruce on why he has sympathy for Middlesbrough duo Tony Pulis and Steve Gibson

Steve Bruce has backed Middlesbrough to bounce back from their play-off disappointment.

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Adam Clayton in action for Middlesbrough.

Middlesbrough boss Tony Pulis: We did not create enough against Aston Villa

Middlesbrough boss Tony Pulis was left to rue a lack of cutting edge after they failed to register a single shot on target against Aston Villa.

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Boro boss Tony Pulis.

Middlesbrough and Aston Villa managers react to controversial decision in play-off semi-final

Both Tony Pulis and Steve Bruce were in agreement that Sam Johnstone could have seen red late on at Villa Park.
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Middlesbrough's promotion dream ended with goalless draw at Aston Villa.

Aston Villa 0 Middlesbrough 0: Villa win 1-0 on aggregate to end Boro's promotion dream

Middlesbrough's dream of promotion back to the Premier League is over after they failed to produce a shot on target against Aston Villa in the second leg of their play off semi final.

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Fabio (centre left) and Ben Gibson after the Boro clash with Aston Villa.

Middlesbrough squad confident of causing play-off upset against Aston Villa - here’s why

The Middlesbrough squad is ‘quietly confident’ of overturning Aston Villa’s play-off advantage and causing an upset tonight, insists skipper Ben Gibson.

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Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis.

Tony Pulis has this message to Middlesbrough squad ahead of Aston Villa play-off tie

Tony Pulis admits Aston Villa are favourites heading into tonight’s Championship play-off tie – but the Middlesbrough boss insists the contest is far from over.

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Daniel Ayala in action for Middlesbrough against Aston Villa. Picture by Frank Reid.

Key Middlesbrough defender faces anxious wait for scan results

Key Middlesbrough defender Daniel Ayala will find out today the extent of a knee injury that forced him off in the 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa.
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Mile Jedinak (right) glances home his header to give Aston Villa their 1-0 win at Middlesbrough on Saturday. Picture by Frank Reid

How streetwise Aston Villa expertly nullified threat of Middlesbrough dangerman Adama Traore

In the build-up, Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce focused on one key factor; preventing Adama Traore from causing havoc in the Championship play-off clash.

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Villa's Robert Snodgrass tries to block a George Friend volley for Boro. Picture by Frank Reid

Steve Bruce reveals Middlesbrough plan and thanks football community for support after death of both parents

Steve Bruce insists Aston Villa won’t take anything for granted against Middlesbrough despite their 1-0 Championship play-off advantage.

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Boro's Ben Gibson gets to grips with Villa sub Jonathan Kodjia. Picture by Frank Reid

Ben Gibson offers revealing insight into how Middlesbrough will approach Aston Villa second leg

Ben Gibson believes the ‘rollercoaster’ of the Championship play-offs will go down to the wire – and he insists there is nothing to fear.

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Stewart Downing on the ball for Middlesbrough. Picture by Frank Reid.

Aston Villa in driving seat but what does Tony Pulis think about Middlesbrough's play-off hopes?

Aston Villa have the advantage heading into Tuesday night's play-off semi final second leg but Middlesbrough boss Tony Pulis insists the tie is far from over.

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Adama Traore in action for Middlesbrough. Pictures by Frank Reid.

How did the Middlesbrough players rate in play-off first leg defeat to Aston Villa?

Middlesbrough have it all to do in their play-off semi final second leg against Aston Villa on Tuesday.
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