Alan Shearer: It's best to keep your expectations low

ALAN Shearer’s approach as an England fan to this summer’s European Championships was one of self-preservation.

Euro 2012: Tight marking holds the key

IF it’s excitement, flair and goals you are after ... it’s probably best to give Group A a wide berth at this summer’s European Championships.

Reasons to celebrate 20th Premier League campaign

The 20th, and perhaps most exciting, Premier League season finished on Sunday.

NUFC have the instincts and hunger to qualify for Europa

THREE days after Mike Dean blew the final whistle on the Tyne-Wear derby, Newcastle United and Sunderland fans are still looking inwards.

Keeper Tim Krul warns rival clubs: ‘Be afraid’

TIM Krul has warned Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal they should be “afraid” of Newcastle United as the buoyant Magpies hit the home strait in the chase for a Champions League place.

Alan Pardew praises cool players in Tyne-Wear derby

ALAN Pardew praised his Newcastle United players for keeping their cool and showing the character to claim a crucial derby point.

Jonas Gutierrez: Europe talk can unhinge NUFC

JONÁS Gutiérrez insists Champions League talk is premature and potentially dangerous to Newcastle United’s season.

Phil Bardsley: SAFC are a different prospect now

THE names on the team-sheet will be pretty similar, but Phil Bardsley has warned Swansea City that tomorrow they will face a totally different team to the one they played in August.

Alan Pardew can’t make a case for the defence

ALAN Pardew was not prepared to protect his makeshift Newcastle United defence after they failed to protect goalkeeper Tim Krul at Norwich City.

Yohan Cabaye's hoping to regain momentum

YOHAN Cabaye says battered Newcastle United must bounce back quickly from damaging defeat to Chelsea.

Alan Pardew wary of wounded Chelsea

ALAN Pardew thinks the pressure on Chelsea could play into the hands of his Newcastle United side today, but fears their wounded pride will make them a more dangerous prospect.

Sunderland 1 Chelsea 2

THE floodlights were starting to shine brightly through the dark cloud, the temperature dropped, the wind was whipping rubbish around the Stadium of Light.


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