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York City to face Newcastle United in friendly

York City's ground Bootham Crescent Credit: PA

York City face Premier League side Newcastle United in a pre-season friendly at Bootham Crescent tonight.

The Minstermen haven't won any of their opening five pre-season fixtures. While the Magpies have won just twice, a 1-0 win away to Gateshead and a 1-0 victory against Sacramento Republic on the club's tour of the USA.

Meanwhile, Middlesbrough face Barnsley at Oakwell in a pre-season friendly this evening.

Both matches are scheduled for a 7:45pm kick-off.


Boro confirm pre-season friendly with York

York City's ground Bootham Crescent Credit: Barrington Coombs/EMPICS Sport

Middlesbrough have confirmed the club are staging a pre-season friendly match against York City.

Boro will face the Minstermen at Bootham Crescent on July 11 (12pm) in the club's first senior friendly ahead of the 2015/16 Championship season.

It's also confirmed that Middlesbrough will travel to Doncaster Rovers on Saturday July 25 (3pm).

The club is expected to confirm further pre-season games in due course. It’s anticipated that there will be a fixture at the Riverside on Saturday August 1.


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Clarke's wife: 'Don't dare leave me a widow'

Clarke and his wife Gemma Credit: PA Images

The wife of former Burnley skipper Clarke Carlisle has told how she pleaded with her husband not to die following a suicide bid.

In an interview with the The Sun Gemma said: 'Nothing could prepare me for what I saw. There was so much blood. It was everywhere. His face was twice the size. His eyes were bulging out and they were filled with blood.'

It comes a day after Clarke revealed he intentionally leapt out in front of a lorry days before Christmas as he battled depression.

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Clarke Carlisle: "I leapt in front of lorry hoping to die"

Clarke Carlisle details his suicide attempt in North Yorkshire Credit: PA

Former Leeds United player Clarke Carlisle has revealed he tried to take his own life by jumping in front of a lorry in North Yorkshire before Christmas.

The former England star told The Sun he thought he was better off dead after losing his TV pundit job and battling depression for 18 months.

He said the final straw came in December 20 when he was charged with drink driving.

Clarke Carlisle talks of his treatment in Leeds Royal Infirmary Credit: PA

Before he leapt in front of a lorry on the A64, Clarke told the newspaper he thought about trying to drown himself and even laid down on a railway line but moved out of the way before a train came.

Describing what happened next, he said: "I saw the big truck. I stepped over the barrier. I took two steps into the road and then jumped into the truck, like a full shoulder charge. I can remember the impact. Bang. Then lights out.

"I opened my eyes and I could see my hands in front of me and there's blood dripping down them. I thought, 'You're kidding me?'"

Clarke was airlifted to hospital after escaping with just a few cuts and bruises, a broken rib and a shattered knee.

The footballer has since sought treatment for his depression and has spoken out to encourage others to get help.

He added: "My road to recovery will be eternal but today I am excited and confident because I've finally been diagnosed."

If you have been affected by any of the issues in this article, you can call Samaritans 08457 90 90 90 or visit the website

Clarke Carlisle's wife urges sufferers to 'speak out'

Clarke Carlisle's wife has appealed to anyone suffering from depression to 'reach out' - she has also retweeted a series of other people's tweets about the illness. Her husband has spoken out for the first time about his struggle.

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