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Karanka aims to build on winning start - the style is not important yet
HAVING arrived on Teesside from one of the best clubs in the world in Real Madrid, it is easy to assume that Aitor Karanka would bring with him an insistence to play the type of football his country have become renowned for.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Match Anaylsis: Middlesbrough 1 Bolton 0
And while no one will be getting carried away with Aitor Karanka's first win as Middlesbrough boss, the victory over Bolton felt like a weight had been lifted from the Riverside Stadium.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
What we learned this weekend: Hughton's team put their bodies on the...
Ralph Ellis runs you through what we learned from the weekend's football... with some star turns and a look through the leagues, too.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Middlesbrough 1 - Bolton 0: Aitor Karanka relishes sweet victory
UP AND AIT 'EM: Karanka was delighted to pickup his first home win as Boro boss [NIGEL RODDIS/GETTY IMAGES] Grant Leadbitter's 82nd-minute penalty gave Boro their first win in four games but Jermaine Beckford missed from the spot six minutes later as Shay Given kept a clean sheet on his debut.
A Different League
Lambert reveals Villa need for on-loan Wigan star Albrighton
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has revealed that the midland outfit were still in need of Marc Albrighton, which was why they recalled the player from his loan spell at Wigan after just a month, writes BBC Sport .
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Given 'raring to go' ahead of Middlesbrough debut - the 600th senior game of his career
The 37-year-old Irish centurion 'can't wait' to cross the white line for Middlesbrough against Bolton at the Riverside today - it will be his 600th senior career game after Aston Villa approved his loan move.
Chelsea considering loan move for Fabio Coentrao? Transfer news and rumours from Friday's papers
PLUS: David Moyes sends his assistants to watch Marco Reus and Newcastle in pole position to sign Dutch goalkeeper Warner Hahn We're already closing in on the January transfer window, so find out the latest here in our transfer gossip round-up from all the day's papers and websites.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Spurs are lining up a 20m bid to sign Salah from the Swiss champions with sporting director Franco Baldini at St Jakob Park to watch him destroy Chelsea in the Champions League on Tuesday.
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MIDDLESBROUGH are believed to have signed Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given on loan.
The 37-year-old Irishman, a former stalwart at Newcastle United who currently plays for Aston Villa, but has been frozen out of the picture at Villa Park.
Hart back as City beat Plzen
Manchester City were pushed all the way by Viktoria Plzen as they claimed a 4-2 win at the Etihad Stadium.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Paul Lambert Should Give Charles N'Zogbia One More Chance at Aston Villa
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has been without Charles N'Zogbia , who has failed to impress the Scotsman since before the season began, but should keep the faith with the French winger.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
Examining Manchester City's Keeper Options for the Future
Joe Hart's unchallenged status as first-choice goalkeeper for Manchester City has come under increasing scrutiny this season after a series of wobbly moments.
Mon Nov 11, 2013
Summer signings aren't gelling, Pellegrini rotates at will and big...
After another woeful result on the road, Manchester City fans will be concerned to see Manuel Pellegrini's side languishing in eighth place in the Barclays Premier League after 11 games.
Sat Nov 09, 2013
Martin O'Neill: It took Roy four and a half seconds to say yes
Tom Cruise has confirmed that Katie Holmes left him partly because she wanted to protect their daughter from Scientology, as he admitted he did not see Suri for 110 days after their divorce.
Fri Nov 08, 2013
Dropping Hart wrong - Schmeichel
England goalkeeper Joe Hart is a "unique" talent who should not have been dropped by Manchester City, according to Peter Schmeichel.