NOT all of it was positive, and little of it revolutionary, but after 27 years at its apex, Sir Alex Ferguson’s influence on English football is bound to endure.
THE thing about Newcastle United these days is that nothing ever stands still for long.
ALAN Pardew will return to his favourite footballing country after a draw which handed Newcastle United fans the chance to back their team in their thousands.
EVERY January transfer window throws up at least one genuinely surprising deal.
Euro 2012 highlighted the need for England to revolutionise the way it develops players.
NORTH East football fans will have a chance to watch world stars of the past and the future for £20 next month.
ON Sunday the Premier League trophy will more than likely become the plaything of yet another foreign billionaire.
MIDDLESBROUGH chief executive Neil Bausor will meet the Football Association and British Olympic Association today to try to agree ticket prices which will allow as many North East football fans as possible to see David Beckham’s Great Britain Olympic team.
ALTHOUGH you might think it from all the publicity, it won’t just be David Beckham playing at the Olympics.
AHMED Elmohamady is back on Wearside hoping for one last chance of a Sunderland future.
GLENN Hoddle has peered from the depths of the managerial wilderness to make his play for the England job.
IN four years spent in English football’s highest office, Fabio Capello bore witness to more live games at the San Siro than he did at both the Stadium of Light and St James’ Park combined.
SO once again Newcastle United failed to land their stated target despite a month of haggling.
MIDDLESBROUGH boss Tony Mowbray has secured the signatures of Lionel Messi, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo.
TITUS Bramble has a problem. Fortunately, he has timed it well.
FOR some, the Europa League has all the sexiness of a wet Tuesday in Skegness.
RYAN Taylor hopes to have a chance to prove he is good enough to play in the Premier League under new manager Alan Pardew – but not as a right-back.
IT wasn’t supposed to end like this. Darren Bent was the poster boy of the Steve Bruce revolution – his £10million signing proof that Sunderland possessed the lure and financial might to attract players of international pedigree to Wearside.
STEVE Bruce will listen to offers for all the players he has sent out on loan even though he does not expect Sunderland to be very busy during the transfer window.
PETER Taylor is in the running to be Alan Pardew’s assistant manager at Newcastle United.