Alan Pardew delighted with Newcastle United response

Alan Pardew's calls for Newcastle United to progress onwards in the Capital One Cup were answered last night with a 2 - 0 win over Leeds

Preview: Newcastle United v Leeds United

Paul Dummett is in line to play in tonight's match against Leeds. He tells Mark Douglas how he's looking to make the most of his opportunity

Sunderland 2 Peterborough 0: Mark Douglas' match analysis

Life after Paolo Di Canio is looking good for Sunderland as they battled through heavy fog to defeat Peterborough at the Stadium of Light

British Science Festival academics call for alcohol ads ban

Newcastle University researchers are calling on the Government to restrict alcohol marketing during televised football matches

Morecambe v Newcastle United: Mark Douglas' match analysis

An uncomfortable night for Newcastle United in Morecambe was saved by goals from brothers Sammy and Shola Ameobi

Ameobi brothers take NUFC through to next round

Shola and Sammy Ameobi both scored in Newcastle United's match against Morecambe to put NUFC through to the next round of the Capital One Cup

Alan Pardew: 'I don’t want players who aren't going to contribute'

It is crunch time for the crop of younger players who failed to find their feet last season. Mark Douglas reports as Alan Pardew plans to send out a team at Morecambe with plenty to play for.

Morecambe is first hurdle on path to Wembley for NUFC

Alan Pardew is aiming to rectify a miserable domestic cup record at Morecambe tonight

Carlisle United 2 Leicester City 5

Carlisle United crumbled last night under the pressure of Championship high-fliers Leicester City as the visitors triumphed 5 - 2

Connor Wickham comes to the rescue of Sunderland

Connor Wickham rode to the rescue of Sunderland with a brilliant brace to avert a Capital One Cup shock against MK Dons

Sunderland 4 MK Dons 2: Mark Douglas' match analysis

Super sub Connor Wickham was the man of the moment last night when he came off the bench to clinch victory for Sunderland

Carlisle United boss Greg Abbott warns big guns it’s not easy

Greg Abbott says Carlisle United are not daunted by the League One heavyweights – and has warned Wolves and Bristol City to take nothing for granted in the third tier

Newcastle United face loss of Conor Newton and Paul Dummett

HISTORY is threatening to repeat itself as Newcastle United could lose a talented youngster to Celtic for the second summer running.

NUFC favour Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Carroll too costly

NEWCASTLE United will look to push through a deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after deciding against making a move for Andy Carroll.

Wearside League

After claiming the Monkwearmouth Charity Cup, they lifted the Tyne and Wear LGV Wearside League Cup on Saturday following a penalty shoot-out with Richmond Town.

Wearside league season draws to a close

A win for the South Tynesiders would see them end in eighth position, while Cleator Moor are assured of a top-four finish regardless of the outcome.

Paolo Di Canio: Look to our results only

Schadenfreude is not a word in the lexicon of English-speaking Italian Paolo Di Canio.

Adam Johnson proves a striking success at SAFC

ADAM Johnson can make light of the absence of Sunderland’s three highest goalscorers on Sunday, according to Jack Colback.

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.

Jason ‘God’ Ainsley reaches a career pinnacle

THEY already call him ‘God’. How might Spennymoor Town supporters address former player and current manager Jason Ainsley should he lead the club to the FA Vase final today?

Northern Alliance

HEATON Stannington are on course for the double after lifting the Kicks Leisure George Dobbins League Cup.

Lee Cattermole must impress Paolo Di Canio

PAOLO Di Canio believes even the weather was on his side this weekend.

Sunderland are told: Go to war at St James’

SELDOM one to shy away from controversy, Sunderland head coach Paolo Di Canio has told his players to “go to war” at St James’ Park on Sunday.

Wearside League

PRUDHOE Town reached their second final but it was a close call at Cleator Moor Celtic in the Tyne and Wear LGV Wearside League Cup.

Gateshead 5 Luton Town 1

IT was the lowest crowd to watch a Luton Town game and the Hatters’ record Conference defeat, but the only stats which mattered to Gateshead were three precious points.

Northern Alliance

HEATON Stannington will not relish the prospect of a trip to Shankhouse as they have held the Indian sign on the black and whites in the past.

Wearside League

PRUDHOE Town will be bidding for a place in another final when they take on Cleator Moor Celtic in the Wearside League Cup semi-finas this afternoon.

Northern Alliance

BOTH Amble United and Carlisle City had the worst possible preparation for today's Kicks Leisure Challenge Cup final at Purvis Park (1.00 kick-off) as they suffered defeats on the road.

Connor Wickham and Co are told to bide their time

SUNDERLAND’S fringe players have been told in no uncertain terms they have no cause for complaint, as Martin O’Neill dropped a heavy hint that Steven Fletcher’s injury will not mean a recall for Connor Wickham.

Northern Alliance

HEATON Stannington are taking no chances at Second Division Blyth Isabella in the semi-finals of the Kicks Leisure George Dobbins League Cup and have named a full-squad – the winners facing Wallington in the final.

Wearside League

THE Wearside League, which has been without a sponsor for several years, has teamed up with two local businesses.

Wearside League

AFTER reaching the final of the Monkwearmouth Charity Cup, Prudhoe Town are now through to the semi-finals of the Wearside League Cup following victory in a five-goal thriller at Ashbrooke Belford House.

John Beresford on Newcastle United's hunt for silverware

NEWCASTLE will enter the penultimate month of the season still dreaming of ending nearly 50 years of trophy-less hurt.

Wearside League round-up

AFTER reaching the final of the Monkwearmouth Charity Cup last week, Prudhoe Town aim to progress into the semi-finals of the Wearside League Cup when they take on Ashbrooke Belford House this afternoon.

Alan Pardew convinced NUFC can win Europa League

ALAN Pardew is convinced that his Newcastle United side are good enough to win the Europa League – and will encourage supporters to “dream” of glory in Amsterdam when they turn up at a febrile St James’ Park tonight.

Wearside League

STOCKTON Town missed the opportunity to go top when they lost to Cleator Moor Celtic in one of only two games to go ahead.

Titus Bramble defending Sunderland's sunshine break

TITUS Bramble believes Sunderland’s recent trip to Dubai was an invaluable exercise in team bonding, and the centre-back cannot understand the fuss about Queens Park Rangers’.

Wearside League

BECAUSE Derwent Park was unplayable, Annfield Plain’s fixture was switched to Metcalfe Park – where Wolviston made home advantage count.

Jonas Gutierrez: Safety comes before glory

JONÀS Gutiérrez says that Premier League safety remains the priority for Newcastle United – even as they head to Russia for a crack at Europa League glory.

Evo-Stik League

PADDY ATKINSON has told his Blyth Spartans side to forget about the Evo-Stik League Cup, but not Tuesday’s performance in it.


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