Danny Simpson being monitored by Fulham FC

FULHAM are monitoring the long-running contract saga of Newcastle United defender Danny Simpson.

Strikers let Sunderland down again - Martin O'Neill

MARTIN O’Neill last night admitted that, not for the first time this season, it was his strikers who let him down as Sunderland were defeated at Fulham.

Fulham 2 Sunderland 1

MARTIN O’Neill claimed last week the final two games of the Premier League season would not determine the future of any Sunderland player.

Alan Pardew excuses hapless Newcastle United

ALAN Pardew watched Newcastle United concede five goals for a second London game in succession – but exonerated his team of repeating the mistakes of Fulham.

Support's what we need, says Alan Pardew

ALAN Pardew is looking for a player to support, not replace, his defenders despite Saturday’s alarming 5-2 defeat at Fulham.

Phil Bardsley urges touch of patience

URGING patience against Wigan on Saturday, Phil Bardsley believes Sunderland have it within them to claim the much-needed victory he feels they ought to have made theirs against Fulham.

Sunderland 0 Fulham 0

THE day after Children in Need, here was Sunderland in need.

Connor Wickham knee injury not as bad as first feared

SUNDERLAND have been spared a difficult decision in January after it was revealed Connor Wickham’s knee injury is not as bad as at first feared, but it still leaves them a problem for the visit of Fulham next week.

Nicklas Bendtner is ready to face Fulham

STRIKER Nicklas Bendtner is expected to be fit to face Fulham on Saturday after recovering from illness.

Newcastle United 2 Fulham 1

Leon Best emerged from the Tyneside shadows to prove there is life after Joey Barton as Newcastle maintained their unbeaten start to the Barclays Premier League season.

Alan Pardew in warning of threat from Fulham

ALAN Pardew has warned his Newcastle United stars not to be mislead by Fulham’s indifferent start to the Premier League season and instead anticipate a “very strong” challenge from Martin Jol’s men.

Fulham U-18s 3 Sunderland U-18s 3

DESPITE coming twice from behind to level, Sunderland finally lost to Fulham in a penalty shoot-out in their group play-off last night at Motspur Park.

SAFC defender Onuoha has seen it all before

SUNDERLAND defender Nedum Onuoha was left cursing the team’s bad luck following the 3-0 defeat at home to Fulham.

Sunderland 0 Fulham 3

IT appears as if the summer can’t come too soon for Sunderland manager Steve Bruce but unfortunately there is still some work to be done.

Dan Burn move will motivate Darlington FC

MARK Cooper feels that the imminent transfer of young defender Dan Burn to Fulham will give all of Darlington’s Academy players motivation moving forward.

Alan Pardew praises Newcastle United fans

ALAN Pardew has confirmed he is looking to sign at least one striker outside of the transfer window as he praised the club’s supporters for their reaction to the sale of Andy Carroll at Fulham.

Shola Ameobi could be out for months

SHOLA Ameobi could be missing for months not just weeks with the fractured cheekbone he suffered in the dismal 1-0 defeat at Fulham.

Shola Ameobi injured in defeat at Fulham

NEWCASTLE United suffered a demoralising defeat at Fulham last night, but the damage to their depleted striking resources could be greater still.

Carroll could hand Pardew a welcome boost

ANDY Carroll could be back in time to face Fulham next week as Alan Pardew revealed the striker is starting to show some positive signs in his recovery from a thigh strain.

Fulham 0 Sunderland 0

THEY say you cannot teach an old dog new tricks, but Steve Bruce is hoping he can teach some young Black Cats a few after Sunderland’s youthful side failed to seize all three points against Fulham.

Steve Bruce forgives kids for their off-day

STEVE Bruce has put Sunderland’s disjointed performance down to inexperience as he refused to be too critical of his players despite the failure to beat an under-pressure Fulham side.

Newcastle United 0 Fulham 0

NEWCASTLE continued to frustrate at home after a 0-0 draw with Fulham at St James' Park

Chelsea Carling Cup win the stuff of broken dreams

CHELSEA, Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Everton, Bolton Wanders, Fulham, Blackburn Rovers.

Direct style won’t be repeated tonight

STEVE Bruce is still seething about the long ball tactics Sunderland adopted during the drab goalless draw with Fulham.

Frustrated Steve Bruce blasts SAFC players

STEVE Bruce has criticised his Sunderland players for a lack of bravery as he slammed his side for playing aimless long-ball football during a tedious goalless draw with Fulham.

Sunderland 0 Fulham 0

AT the start of this embarrassing run Sunderland were seen as a good team playing badly, now they just look like a poor team playing terribly.

Steve Bruce fears Sunderland failure

STEVE Bruce has admitted he lives in fear of failure as he looks to relieve the mounting pressure at Sunderland with a much-needed win over Fulham this weekend.

Steve Bruce is baffled by Sunderland slip-ups

A furious Steve Bruce admitted he had never known a side as inconsistent as his after watching slow-starting Sunderland again succumb to travel sickness at Fulham.

Fulham 1, Sunderland 0

STEVE Bruce administered some shock therapy last week but the depressing truth is that he is no closer to finding a cure for Sunderland’s acute case of travel sickness.

Cats boss Bruce in no mood to accept defeat

STEVE Bruce made his players suffer after their Wigan debacle. Now is he looking for a response at Fulham.

Sunderland Reserves 3, Wigan Athletic Reserves 0

KENWYNE Jones is facing a race against time to be fit for Sunderland’s weekend trip to Fulham after limping out of last night’s 3-0 reserve win over Wigan at Eppleton CW.

Mick McCarthy ‘had difficult job at Black Cats’

MICK McCarthy bristled last weekend when, minutes after leading his newly-promoted Wolves to a deserved defeat of Fulham, his joy was punctured by a question that alluded to his previous forays into the Premier League with Sunderland.

Sunderland Under-18s 2, Fulham Under-18s 0

SUNDERLAND weren’t at their best but did enough to gain their first win of the season against Fulham at the Academy.

Fulham move was a no-brainer, says Duff

DAMIEN Duff has revealed his relief at leaving behind the chaos of St James’s Park, admitting the turmoil at Newcastle United meant he was no longer enjoying his football.

Anton Ferdinand: We could do a Fulham

ANTON Ferdinand believes that Sunderland can follow Fulham’s lead and transform themselves from relegation strugglers to Europa League qualifiers in the space of 12 months.

Alan Shearer urges NUFC to battle on to avoid relegation

ALAN Shearer will refuse to let his Newcastle United players wallow in their misery following the 1-0 defeat by Fulham as he predicted one final dramatic twist in the relegation battle.

Guthrie: Our job is not finished yet

DANNY Guthrie has warned Newcastle United would be making a terrible mistake to assume they are already safe from relegation as they prepare for the arrival of Fulham this weekend.

Middlesbrough 0, Fulham 0

MARK Schwarzer returned to the Riverside for the first time as a player to put a massive block on Middlesbrough’s hopes of staying in the Premier League, then told his former club: “Don’t blame me if you go down”.

Middlesbrough hope to repeat the great escape

TO West Brom 05, Portsmouth 06, West Ham 07 and Fulham 08, might we yet add Middlesbrough 09?

Jones helps Sunderland get out of jail

RICKY Sbragia admitted that Sunderland got out of jail by taking three crucial points from Fulham after a first half display that he branded “disastrous”.

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