Gus Poyet

Gus Poyet aims to push Andre Villas-Boas one step closer to the sack

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 in action against Spurs

Alan Pardew backs Tim Krul for World Cup spot

Tim Krul headed off on international duty last night full of confidence - and with his club manager endorsing him as the Netherlands No.1

John O'Shea

Paolo Di Canio keen for more like John O'Shea

PAOLO Di Canio will urge Sunderland to find him more players like John O’Shea this summer.

Danny Rose

Paolo Di Canio says his goodbyes to Danny Rose

PAOLO Di Canio would love the chance to keep improving Danny Rose, but he is expecting Sunday’s to be their final game together.

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew

Alan Pardew made to eat his words in Lisbon

BURNED steak was on the menu in Lisbon last night – along with a juicy slice of humble pie.

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew

Alan Pardew facing a Europa dilemma ahead of Benifica match

STICK or twist? As Alan Pardew oversaw training on the lush turf of Benfica’s magnificently appointed Estadio da Luz yesterday afternoon.

teaser: Sir Bobby Robson

Sir Bobby Robson's legacy continues to live on at Newcastle United

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.

Sunderland's Danny Rose

Danny Rose seems happy to stay at Sunderland

CONTENTED Danny Rose has once again hinted at his desire to turn his Sunderland stay into a permanent move in the summer.

Alan Pardew

Alan Pardew tells his team: Watch Gareth Bale

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.

Danny Rose

Sunderland hopeful on Danny Rose despite block

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 manager Martin O'Neill

The ups and downs of a year in life of Martin O’Neill

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.

Can NUFC solve a season’s ills in the January transfer window?

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 striker Danny Cadamarteri (r) tussles for the ball with Steven Caulker of Spurs

Carlisle United 0 Tottenham Hotspur 3

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.

Carlisle United onto winner - even if Spurs victorious

EVEN in the event of defeat tonight, Carlisle United will have won.

Stephen Warnock

Aston Villa say no bid from Sunderland for Stephen Warnock

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.

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew

Crunch time for contenders Newcastle United

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

Alan Pardew confident that the NUFC are stronger than ever

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

Louis Saha: I'm ready to take on Arsenal

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.

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew

Alan Pardew is delighted to get Vurnon Anita

ALAN Pardew says Vurnon Anita adds “something different” to the Newcastle United midfield mix.

Jermain Defoe

Sunderland AFC set to swoop for Jermain Defoe

SUNDERLAND were last night on the verge of making a bid for Tottenham and England striker Jermain Defoe.

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