Luuk de Jong of Newcastle United

Newcastle United mulling over a deal for Luuk de Jong

The Dutch forward is yet to open his account for Newcastle United during his loan move, but that doesn't mean a deal is out of the question

Loic Remy

Arsene Wenger cagey on talk of Arsenal bid for Loic Remy

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has refused to deny speculation he will make a summer move for Newcastle United's on-loan striker Loic Remy

Former Sunderland head coach Paolo Di Canio

The Agenda: Does stability really bring a club success?

Lack of direction, not stability, has hurt Newcastle United and Sunderland since Arsene Wenger's appointment argues Mark Douglas

Alan Pardew the Newcastle United manager

Alan Pardew bemoans Newcastle United's poor luck

Alan Pardew brought the curtain down on 2013 by bemoaning the breaks that he felt went against his Newcastle United team against Arsenal

Newcastle United 0 Arsenal 1 - Stuart Rayner's match analysis

Steve Harper’s final game for Newcastle United was a fitting tribute to blind loyalty

Sunderland keeper Simon Mignolet

Arsenal showing interest in keeper Simon Mignolet

FORMER Black Cat Steve Bould has been seeking testimonials on Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet as Arsenal consider testing Martin O’Neill’s resolve to keep hold of the Belgium international this summer.

Kevin Mbabu

How will Newcastle United find Europe’s next big thing?

AND now for their next trick. Having cracked the French market Newcastle United are now preparing to take one of football’s hardest tasks – importing teenage players of sufficient quality and character to take care of the next generation.

Newcastle's Fabricio Coloccini

Fabricio Coloccini is captain – for time being

FABRICIO Coloccini will captain Newcastle United in their pivotal relegation clash at Norwich City this afternoon ahead of talks planned for next week aimed at persuading him to stay on Tyneside until the summer.

Newcastle United's Demba Ba

Galatasaray weighing up move for striker Demba Ba

TURKISH club Galatasaray were last night said to be weighing up a move for Newcastle United striker Demba Ba during the January transfer window.

teaser: Carlos Cuellar

SAFC's Carlos Cuellar makes a case for defence

CARLOS Cuellar was on the defensive on Saturday. Having marshaled the barracks perfectly against Arsene Wenger’s frustrated Gunners, he mounted a rearguard action to deny Sunderland will be unduly defensive this season – despite their safety-first approach in North London.

teaser: Sebastian Larsson

Arsenal 0 Sunderland 0 - Mark Douglas' match analysis

HIGH in the stands at Arsenal’s impressively appointed Emirates Stadium, a banner is fixed to the advertising hoardings which bears the legend ‘You can’t buy class’.

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew

Six weeks key to next six months for NUFC

BY Christmas, we will know whether Newcastle United’s breakthrough season was laying the foundations for something more lasting or simply a case of the club banging its head against the glass ceiling.

Asamoah Gyan in action for Sunderland against Hartlepool

Asamoah Gyan set to agree deal with Al Ain

SUNDERLAND manager Martin O’Neill is close to being rid of Asamoah Gyan – as the striker could be days away from at long last signing a permanent deal with Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates.

Football's Financial Fair Play investigated

IN West London and Munich, there was only one number that mattered.

Demba Ba

Demba Ba to be NUFC talisman - Alan Pardew

ALAN Pardew has backed Demba Ba to re-emerge as Newcastle United’s talisman as they face Champions League D-day in West London.

Sunderland's Nicklas Bendtner scores against Bolton

Sunderland 2 Bolton Wanderers 2

SATURDAY afternoon might well have been seen as the return of the comeback kid but Craig Gordon’s return between the sticks could also be interpreted as the 29-year-old being given a chance to put himself in the shop window.

The UEFA Cup

Newcastle United's European ambitions

HAVING seen Chelsea do the unthinkable, Newcastle United now require something incredible.

Yohan Cabaye

Arsene Wenger helped me to move: Cabaye

YOHAN Cabaye may have disappointed Arsène Wenger last summer, but he thinks the Arsenal manager played an indirect role in bringing him to the Premier League.

Lee Cattermole and Hatem Ben Arfa face career crossroads

THEY belong to opposing tribes but two of the main players in Sunday’s drama have reached a crossroads in their North East careers.

John O'Shea

John O'Shea: We're not scared of Arsenal

JOHN O’Shea insists Sunderland have nothing to be scared of ahead of tomorrow’s FA Cup fifth-round tie against Arsenal.

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