AFTER the peace and goodwill of Christmas, an undignified fight is often not far away.
ALAN Pardew has promised next month’s will be the final episode of the Demba Ba soap opera.
ALAN Pardew left Old Trafford last night cursing his defenders, but Newcastle United’s midfield will cause most concern when he picks Saturday’s team to face Arsenal.
MARTIN O'Neill was able to look Sir Alex Ferguson straight in the eye last night and say his team played with complete integrity throughout yesterday's incredible match at the Stadium of Light.
STEVE Bruce admits he used the Stadium of Light crowd to his advantage as Wigan Athletic manager.
THERE’S something about Steve Bruce and the springtime that just doesn’t sit right.
SUNDERLAND are in a position to resist anything but “silly money” for their star performers, but just as importantly Steve Bruce believes his top players can see a club going places.
Sunderland made a big statement last summer by signing Darren Bent.
STEVE Bruce will forever be grateful to Wigan Athletic for twice restoring his appetite for the game, but Sunderland’s manager admits it was only by leaving the Latics that he has been able to build a squad without having to worry about breaking it up.
STEVE Bruce faces further frustration in his attempts to bring yet more faces with him from Wigan Athletic after his former chairman declared Lee Cattermole not for sale.
STEVE Bruce is set to resign as manager of Wigan Athletic, to pave the way for him to become Sunderland’s next manager.
NEWCASTLE United entertain Liverpool tomorrow in the midst of a defensive crisis, and Joe Kinnear believes referee Mike Dean should take his share of the blame.
Newcastle United must be sick of the sight of Ryan Taylor.
ON the face of it, it was a day with little going for it.
SEASON of goodwill or not, the patience of Newcastle United’s supporters snapped towards the end of a dreadful performance at the JJB Stadium.
WHEN Premiership reality bites, it bites hard.
Jason Roberts is set to start up front for Blackburn again after impressing with two goals in three games since his comeback from a foot injury, with Matt Derbyshire on the bench.
Wigan manager Paul Jewell praised the commitment and desire of his side as they held out for nearly an hour with 10 men to claim a vital relegation-fight point at Aston Villa.
Manchester City boss Stuart Pearce will let his under-fire players brood on their four-goal hammering at Wigan before trying to perform a miracle recovery in training this week.