For David Cameron, read Tony Blair. For biting an opponent, read pushing a referee.
Alan Pardew does not have to look too far for a reminder these are dangerous, crazy days to be near the foot of the Premier League table
Moussa Sissoko takes on one of his inspirations today in the shape of fellow formidable midfield unit Yaya Toure.
NEWCASTLE United still hope to convince Fabricio Coloccini to stay and lead them out of relegation trouble after the club played hardball with their unsettled captain.
AN all-time classic YouTube clip featuring Martin O’Neill resurfaced last week in the wake of the Champions League quarter-final draw.
MARTIN O’Neill’s Sunderland turned up yesterday and in doing so inflicted a deserved and quite wonderful defeat on the Premier League champions.
MARTIN O’Neill has once again hailed the “absolutely splendid” contribution Steven Fletcher has made to Sunderland since his summer move from Wolves.
TWO tunnel tales spaced six months apart tell the story of Papiss Cisse’s Newcastle United career.
FOR about 15 minutes at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, the Stéphane Sessègnon of last season showed up.
Manchester City dropped two potentially vital points in the Barclays Premier League title race despite a rousing late fightback against Sunderland.
MIDDLESBROUGH are running the rule over an international striker who has been dubbed Poland’s answer to Carlos Tevez.
THERE may have been times this season when Ellis Short was wondering if he had been sold a pup, so it was a pity he was not at the Stadium of Light yesterday to witness just what Niall Quinn had promised him.
IN A barren back street in Alta Gracia near Córdoba, Argentina’s second city, there sits a modest building flanked by a smattering of hockey and football pitches.
Alan Pardew is trying to make Newcastle United unpredictable and reliable.
IT’S been yet another week when football has made the headlines for the wrong reasons.
CARLOS Tevez’s child-like touchline antics are more typical than most football fans realise, according to Alan Pardew.
WHEN Asamoah Gyan deserted Sunderland to chase the Arab oil riches on offer at Al-Ain, Steve Bruce was questioned on why he didn’t make a stand and demand that his star striker stay and serve the cause he was contracted to.
IN a city of some 300,000, Leon Best knows he was one of only five cheered by Newcastle United’s inability to land a new striker on deadline day.
SHOLA Ameobi cannot wait to get rid of the face mask which hurts him every time he heads the ball.
SUNDERLAND boss Steve Bruce lamented a "brutal performance" as he saw his side crash to a 5-0 defeat at Manchester City.