Legacy left behind by legend Sir Alex Ferguson

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.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew

Survival first, then real work to start for Newcastle United

THE thing about Newcastle United these days is that nothing ever stands still for long.

Benfica is a big draw for Alan Pardew

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.

Barry Robson in action for Middlesbrough against Portsmouth

Big time the lure, not big money

EVERY January transfer window throws up at least one genuinely surprising deal.

Scott Parker

Euro 2012: Important test which Three Lions must pass

Euro 2012 highlighted the need for England to revolutionise the way it develops players.

Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium

Riverside Stadium ready to host Olympics warm-up

NORTH East football fans will have a chance to watch world stars of the past and the future for £20 next month.

Mike Ashley

Wealth and power mean more than nationality in football

ON Sunday the Premier League trophy will more than likely become the plaything of yet another foreign billionaire.

Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium

Olympic football is just the ticket for Boro fans

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.

Dream chance to see future greats play Olympic football

ALTHOUGH you might think it from all the publicity, it won’t just be David Beckham playing at the Olympics.

teaser: Ahmed Elmohamady

Ahmed Elmohamady hoping for a final chance

AHMED Elmohamady is back on Wearside hoping for one last chance of a Sunderland future.

Glenn Hoddle

FA must act on England manager job

GLENN Hoddle has peered from the depths of the managerial wilderness to make his play for the England job.

England manager Fabio Capello

Fabio Capello won't be missed by North East

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.

Alan Pardew

Alan Pardew: January has been a success

SO once again Newcastle United failed to land their stated target despite a month of haggling.

Middlesbrough move in for big-name stars' shirts

MIDDLESBROUGH boss Tony Mowbray has secured the signatures of Lionel Messi, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ji Dong-Won in action against Burnley

Burnley FC 1 Sunderland 0

TITUS Bramble has a problem. Fortunately, he has timed it well.

teaser: Ahmed Elmohamady

Elmo's fire is stirred by continental adventures

FOR some, the Europa League has all the sexiness of a wet Tuesday in Skegness.

teaser: Ryan Taylor

Ryan Taylor hoping to be United wide boy

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.

teaser: Steve Bruce

Cats at a crossroads with Bent move close

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 is open to loan offers

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

Peter Taylor's chance to assist Pardew

PETER Taylor is in the running to be Alan Pardew’s assistant manager at Newcastle United.


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