HATEM Ben Arfa is still on track to make his long-awaited comeback at the end of this month despite being laid low by an illness.
CRAIG Gardner believes Danny Graham will easily be able to separate being a Newcastle United fan and a Sunderland player.
ALAN Pardew says there is no way he could have persuaded Danny Guthrie to stay at Newcastle – even though he was desperate to keep the midfielder on Tyneside.
A REARRANGED relegation battle played out on a cold December evening may just turn out to be the most vital game of Sunderland's season.
SUNDERLAND are sweating over three key players ahead of their trip to Old Trafford on Saturday, writes NEIL CAMERON.
GIMME some of that English rain,” roared Bruce Springsteen, according to Sunderland’s club magazine, when he played the Stadium of Light this summer.
MARTIN O’Neill is determined to bring the best out of Adam Johnson, having insisted the England star’s arrival at Sunderland adds much-needed “excitement, vitality and brilliance” to his ranks.
NEWCASTLE United are set to clinch the signing of promising Coventry City youngster Gael Bigirimana in the next few days – and set him the challenge of breaking into the first team next season.
MIDDLESBROUGH skipper Matthew Bates has urged fans to look at the bigger picture despite the heart-break of the last two results.
CARDIFF shrugged off the loss of captain Craig Bellamy to gain the upper hand in their npower Championship play-off semi-final with Reading after a tense goalless draw.
KEVIN Nolan fired Newcastle United to the brink of the Championship title with a clinical brace to clinch an impressive win over Reading.
Charlton manager Alan Pardew was quick to praise referee Graham Poll for choosing not to send off Alexander Song during last night's goalless draw with Reading at The Valley.
(aet, Reading win 4-2 on penalties) - Reading needed a penalty shoot-out to eliminate 10-man Darlington from the Carling Cup, writes Jon West.