Daniel Sturridge of England

Mark Douglas: It's not foreign players who are to blame for England's demise, it's us

The World Cup has been such a high standard that you'd forget England had even been there if it wasn't for the adverts

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley

What has gone wrong with England? Why not ask Mike Ashley?

Newcastle United owner could tell you the cost of investing in English talent. It's ridiculously over-priced and could be costing the national side

Thomas Mueller of Germany scores his team's fourth goal and completes his hat trick past Rui Patricio of Portugal

The Agenda: Attack is back as World Cup offers lessons to the football world

Hopefully the kingmakers at St James' Park are watching a World Cup that has placed the emphasis on forward players

Luis Suarez

The Agenda: Gus Poyet warns England about Luis Suarez's 'deadly beauty'

Three Lions have got out of the group stages in the last 11 World Cups - but Suarez's return could upstage Roy's young stars

What can we expect from World Cup

England long overdue a convincing performance at the World Cup - can this be any different?

The best players in the world need to buck the trend and perform well for this to be a memorable World Cup tournament

England manager Roy Hodgson

Don Hutchison: I fear for the future of North East football

Former Sunderland star Don Hutchison says kids aren't playing enough football any more and we lavish too much money on Academy stars

Adam Johnson

The Agenda: Why signing for a North East club is the end of your England hopes

Adam Johnson’s claim that Roy Hodgson only looks to eight clubs for players might sound like bitterness but it stands up to scrutiny

Fulham v Sunderland - Premier League

England only interested in top-eight players, says Adam Johnson

Sunderland's Adam Johnson has criticised Roy Hodgson's selection policy and Crystal Palace's negativity

Sunderland midfielder Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson faces World Cup blow after missing out on England squad

Sunderland winger Adam Johnson misses out on Roy Hodgson's 30-man England squad for the international friendly against Denmark

Adam Johnson

Make-or-break day for Adam Johnson's World Cup chances

If Adam Johnson is not in the England squad manager Roy Hodgson names today, he will write off his chances of playing at this summer's World Cup

Sunderland's Jack Colback

Immense chance for Jack Colback to show England boss what he can do

Mark Douglas argues that Sunderland's Jack Colback has much to gain from a rare Roy Hodgson appearance

The 1998 England football team

The Agenda: The scandal of English football's great brain drain

What can be done to get the brightest and the best to get involved in coaching again wonders Chief Sports Writer Mark Douglas

Football Association Chairman Greg Dyke

Mark Douglas: Pessimistic Greg Dyke is cutting his own throat

Greg Dyke clearly holds little hope that England can reach the latter stages of the World Cup as Mark Douglas discusses

Colin Cooper

Colin Cooper calls for FA to help English coaching talent

Colin Cooper has called for the Football Association to "champion" young English hopefuls who complete their coaching courses - after admitting that foreign talent tends to be fast-tracked into better roles

England goalkeeper Fraser Forster in action

Fraser Foster set to become the first North East England goalkeeper

Former Newcastle United goalkeeper Fraser Forster is on the brink of his England debut. Chief sports writer Mark Douglas charts his rise to the big stage

England manager Roy Hodgson

Roy Hodgson must arrest boom and bust cycle

Roy Hodgson has months to start working on the problems England will face in the run up to the World Cup but he must begin now

The Agenda: Does it matter NUFC fielded a non-English starting XI?

Newcastle United fielded the first non-English team of the Alan Pardew era on Saturday at Villa Park, but does it matter?

FA Chairman Greg Dyke addresses the media

Mark Douglas: Can the FA stop ignoring the North East?

New FA chairman makes some good points but needs to educate himself on Newcastle and Sunderland

Adam Johnson of Sunderland challenges for the ball with Kieran Richardson of Fulham

England ‘burns inside’ SAFC winger Adam Johnson

Sunderland winger Adam Johnson is determined to be part of the England squad at next summer's World Cup in Brazil

Giacomo Malverm: Italia '90 reunion came about by chance

A chance click of the mouse gave Giacomo Malvermi the opportunity to see Sir Bobby Robson one more time before cancer claimed one of the North East’s most famous sons


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Business Editor
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Newcastle United Editor
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