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

Loic Remy of Newcastle United and Ryan Bennett of Norwich City compete for the ball

Norwich City 0 Newcastle United 0: Mark Douglas' match analysis

A red card for Loic Remy ruined what was a restorative night for Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew

(L-R) Gary Hooper of Norwich City, Ki Sung-Yueng of Sunderland, Bradley Johnson of Norwich City and Lee Cattermole of Sunderland watch the ball

Sunderland 0 Norwich City 0: Stuart Rayner's match analysis

However they tried, Sunderland were once more unable to score against Norwich City on Saturday

Derek Llambias, Newcastle United's Managing Director

What will be Derek Llambias' legacy at Newcastle United?

THE irony is that Derek Llambias leaves Newcastle United at precisely the moment when he was needed the most.

Joe Kinnear

Joe Kinnear has final say on transfers at Newcastle United

MIKE Ashley has shaken Newcastle United’s foundations to the core by bringing Joe Kinnear back to the club as new Director of Football, with the former Wimbledon boss claiming he will now have “final say” on transfers.

Joe Kinnear return sees Mike Ashley reasserting his control

JOE Kinnear's shock return to Newcastle United is a direct challenge to Alan Pardew’s authority.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew

How can Newcastle United generate momentum this summer?

THE sands are shifting in the Premier League. The Sir Alex Ferguson era is over and with that comes opportunity – a fact keenly felt at the three top-four clubs that have made managerial changes.

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Exclusive interview: Chris Hughton on Steve Harper

CHRIS Hughton doesn’t come across as a big gambler, so when he takes the plunge and lumps on something you tend to sit up and take notice.

Newcastle United's Steve Harper

Future is bright for Steve Harper predicts Chris Hughton

CHRIS Hughton is predicting a bright future for Steve Harper after his playing career – but suspects the Newcastle stalwart has plenty more games left in the tank.

Football action

Why North East duo shouldn't leave it until the last day to secure safety

WITH eye-watering amounts of money at stake, it is hard to over-hype the importance of this weekend’s games to those fighting for their Premier League lives.

Fabricio Coloccini of Newcastle United

Pardew hits back at criticism of Fabricio Coloccini

ALAN Pardew has hit back at accusations that Fabricio Coloccini’s heart is no longer at Newcastle United, writes NEIL CAMERON.

Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill

Martin O'Neill left frustrated by awful Sunderland performance

MARTIN O’Neill has admitted his players badly lacked creativity as Sunderland’s woes continued against ten-man Norwich.

Connor Wickham

Connor Wickham is back for Norwich City clash

CONNOR WICKHAM will be in the Sunderland squad to face Norwich City for Sunday’s vital Premier League match.

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Sir Bobby Robson's legacy continues to live on at Newcastle United

FOOTBALL moves so fast these days that today’s back page might be buried under a mountain of conjecture by the time most of the North East is sitting down for its first coffee break of the morning.

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Pardew is delighted Moussa Sissoko is on board

ALAN Pardew believes the arrival of Moussa Sissoko will offer Newcastle’s midfield “energy and drive” after striking a deal for the highly-rated France international.

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Chris Hughton tips Magpies to avoid drop

CHRIS Hughton has backed Newcastle to get out of relegation trouble – and hopes Alan Pardew and other managers should be given more time.

teaser: Mathieu Debuchy

Debuchy's arrival concludes a long, patient courtship

FIRST impressions of Mathieu Debuchy are very good. Chief sports writer Mark Douglas reports.

French footballer Mathieu Debuchy

Mathieu Debuchy ready to join Newcastle United

NEWCASTLE United will make Mathieu Debuchy their first signing of what promises to be a busy January transfer window this week.

Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill

Martin O'Neill still regrets his Norwich City exit

LEAVING Norwich City a third time is one of the big regrets of Martin O’Neill’s career, but he is full of admiration for the latest occupant of the Carrow Road manager’s office.

From left: Fabricio Coloccini, Kevin Nolan and Andy Carroll celebrate at West Ham in 2010

Kevin Nolan and Andy Carroll legacy worth a rethink

Former Magpies stalwarts Kevin Nolan and Andy Carroll are back in the North East tomorrow – and the time is right for a re-evaluation of their legacy.


David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Graeme Whitfield
Business Editor
Mark Douglas
Newcastle United Editor
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer