IF you had to sum up the prevailing mood around England camp in one word, apathy would just about cover it.
PAOLO Di Canio believes the Sunderland fans will grow to love him because he isn’t viewed as an enemy like Rafa Benitez is in the eyes of Chelsea supporters.
MIDDLESBROUGH shook off their recent Championship form to give the champions of Europe a run for their not inconsiderable money.
EVERY January transfer window throws up at least one genuinely surprising deal.
DANNY Rose is starting to push himself now he has become used to life as a Premier League regular, according to Martin O’Neill.
MARTIN O'Neill has told Lee Cattermole he should be aiming for an England call-up by the time his newly-signed contract has expired in 2016.
IT HAS taken 13 years and 117 rounds of voting until Sunderland could once again boast one of their own as the Barclays Player of the Month.
GAEL Bigirimana says he would answer England’s call if he graduates into the Under-21s this season – but admits to feeling “conflicted” about pledging his allegiance to the Three Lions.
WITH the only Magpies on the opposition, Group D threatens divided loyalties for Newcastle supporters.
FROM the Football Association’s safe pair of hands, the safest of squads.
THERE is a school of thought that Euro 2012 should be treated as a pressurised breeding ground for England’s next generation.
THIS was meant to be the £30million match. The exaggerated figure is a reference to the swollen booty on offer to the team qualifying for the Champions League, and while the prize remains as tantalising, the landscape has changed beyond measure.
ROY Hodgson has been handed a contract to take him through to Euro 2016 in France – and a remit to change the face of the England team.
ANOTHER day, another new era at Wembley. But not that new.
SUNDERLAND boss Martin O'Neill praised young winger James McClean’s courage after the Ulsterman was guilty of spurning two sitters that cost the Black Cats a point at Chelsea.
EVER get the feeling that this was going to be one of those days?
FRANK LAMPARD proved the master of being in the right place at the right time once again today as Chelsea survived a second-half scare to beat Sunderland in the Barclays Premier League.
STUART Rayner believes the reasons why Newcastle United had a better season than Sunderland were all in the mind
AS a nine-year-old, Ian Miller went to Wembley to watch his beloved Colchester United win the FA Trophy.
JORDAN Henderson is confident he will continue to improve at Sunderland after his two goals against Wigan Athletic inspired the Black Cats to a much-needed win.