Gus Poyet has admitted his "deserved" Tottenham Hotspur sacking was horrible, but that will not stop him pushing Andre Villas-Boas one step closer
Tim Krul headed off on international duty last night full of confidence - and with his club manager endorsing him as the Netherlands No.1
PAOLO Di Canio will urge Sunderland to find him more players like John O’Shea this summer.
PAOLO Di Canio would love the chance to keep improving Danny Rose, but he is expecting Sunday’s to be their final game together.
BURNED steak was on the menu in Lisbon last night – along with a juicy slice of humble pie.
STICK or twist? As Alan Pardew oversaw training on the lush turf of Benfica’s magnificently appointed Estadio da Luz yesterday afternoon.
FOOTBALL moves so fast these days that today’s back page might be buried under a mountain of conjecture by the time most of the North East is sitting down for its first coffee break of the morning.
CONTENTED Danny Rose has once again hinted at his desire to turn his Sunderland stay into a permanent move in the summer.
ALAN Pardew has warned his Newcastle United players they will need to tame the Premier League’s best player today when they face Gareth Bale, writes MARK DOUGLAS.
MARTIN O’Neill insists Sunderland might yet sign Danny Rose on a permanent basis, despite Andre Villas-Boas’ own insistence that the England Under-21 international will return to Tottenham Hotspur at the end of his season-long loan spell.
SUNDERLAND have been consistently inconsistent this season but, through all the trails and tribulations, one thing has remained constant at the Stadium of Light: unity.
JUST call it the £5.5billion transfer window. That is the eye-watering amount that Premier League clubs will bank from next year when the next tranche of domestic and international TV deals kick in.
CARLISLE United’s run in the Capital One Cup came to an abrupt end as Andre Villas-Boas’ Tottenham Hotspur proved too strong last night.
EVEN in the event of defeat tonight, Carlisle United will have won.
WITH only two days of transfer trading left in 2012, Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert says he has not had a bid from Sunderland for Stephen Warnock.
NOT playing well but winning, Newcastle United now have the look of a team who are comfortable in their own boots near the top of the Premier League.
ALAN Pardew will take Newcastle United into their most highly-anticipated campaign for a decade confident that the Magpies are stronger than at any time during his tenure.
LOUIS Saha described his move to Sunderland as a “pleasure” and declared himself fit to face Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in tomorrow’s Premier League opening match.
ALAN Pardew says Vurnon Anita adds “something different” to the Newcastle United midfield mix.
SUNDERLAND were last night on the verge of making a bid for Tottenham and England striker Jermain Defoe.