LIVERPOOL may have ruined his Sunday but Lee Collings was delighted by Durham City’s third win in a row 24 hours earlier.
LIVERPOOL owner John W Henry has been delighted with the change in mood on Merseyside since his October arrival, but was keeping his cards close to his chest about the possibility of Kenny Dalglish’s stay as manager being extended.
EXPERIENCED campaigner Bolo Zenden has warned any outcome to the season is possible as Sunderland prepare to resume their schizophrenic campaign against his former club Liverpool this weekend.
KEVIN Nolan is confident the sale of Andy Carroll will prove to be a successful transfer for both Newcastle United and their former number nine.
AFTER being rounded on by some of his own fans this week, Kevin Nolan has warned Newcastle must remain United to avoid history repeating itself.
THE wounds are still raw, the pain still fresh, but if Newcastle United’s decision to sell Andy Carroll to Liverpool on transfer deadline day was a controversial football decision, it was a cracking piece of business.
NEWCASTLE United ended the January transfer window looking more than a little worse for wear last night following the controversial sale of Andy Carroll to Liverpool.
NEWCASTLE United have agreed a fee with Liverpool for the transfer of Toon striker Andy Carroll.
WITH a potentially lucrative FA Carlsberg Vase tie with AFC Liverpool on the horizon, Whitley Bay manager Ian Chandler is hoping for a good performance and three points in this afternoon’s game at rejuvenated Sunderland RCA.
HOLDERS Whitley Bay have been drawn at home to AFC Liverpool in the third round of the FA Vase.
TWO months short of a dozen years ago, Ian Bogie lined up against Paul Ince as Liverpool won 3-0 at Port Vale in the FA Cup third round.
HAVING beaten Manchester City and drawn with Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United already this season, Sunderland are getting used to rising to challenges.
IT was easily lost in a welter of controversy, craziness and complaints, but Sunderland are at last getting to grips with playing away from the Stadium of Light.
STEVE Bruce hopes Roy Hodgson walks through the storm as Liverpool manager – because he is a vast improvement on Rafael Benitez.
STEVE Bruce has handed his unequivocal backing to Titus Bramble by indicating the Sunderland star will play against Liverpool tomorrow.
CHELSEA, Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Everton, Bolton Wanders, Fulham, Blackburn Rovers.
LIVERPOOL are confident they will complete the signing of Middlesbrough goalkeeper Brad Jones early next week after lodging an improved bid for the Australian.
RAFAEL Benitez has been accused of wrecking Kenwyne Jones’ Sunderland career in a fruitless attempt to save his job at Liverpool as Tony Pulis revealed the lengths the Black Cats went to in order to offload him.
TEN-MAN Sunderland finished their league campaign on a losing note, with Lauri Dalla Valle’s first-half strike proving decisive at Eppleton CW.
STEVE Bruce bemoaned his side’s lack of fight as they fell to a lop-sided defeat at Anfield – but admitted it had been difficult to live with rampant Liverpool.
FORGET the beach ball, Liverpool’s dominance of Sunderland was so complete it would have taken Steve Bruce smuggling a medicine ball on to the pitch to prevent the hammering doled out to his side at Anfield.
STEVE Bruce says one-time Liverpool target Kenwyne Jones will not leave Sunderland in the summer - as he ponders an Anfield recall for the striker.
SUNDERLAND visit Liverpool tomorrow with both clubs still living in the shadow of 'That Beach Ball'.
KENWYNE Jones admits he was "disturbed" by speculation linking him with a move to Liverpool but says anyone who doubts his commitment to the Sunderland cause should study his last two performances.
RAFA Benitez has repeated his claim that Liverpool are in talks with Sunderland over the possible signing of Kenwyne Jones.
STEVE Bruce has accused Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez of playing games with Kenwyne Jones as he lashed out at the under- hand techniques being used to try and unsettle the striker.
SUNDERLAND boss Steve Bruce has reacted with fury to suggestions he is prepared to loan Kenwyne Jones to Liverpool.
STEVE Bruce has promised there will be no knee-jerk reaction to Saturday's 7-2 humiliation at Chelsea - and definitely no bid for Liverpool winger Ryan Babel.
MOVE over Real Madrid v AC Milan and Liverpool v Arsenal, Durham City are this week’s stars of satellite television.
THE burning question has been emphatically answered: Steve Bruce’s remodelled Black Cats do have what it takes to mix it with the cream of Europe.
SUNDERLAND will be anxiously waiting to hear the cost of their first victory over Liverpool since 2002, earned thanks in no small part to what Steve Bruce described as one of the best performances he had ever seen.
SUNDERLAND boss Steve Bruce has described his touchline clash with Rafael Benitez as "handbags" after Darren Bent's controversial goal delivered a fresh blow to Liverpool's title hopes.
LEE Cattermole has handed Sunderland a fitness boost for Saturday’s game against Liverpool as opposite number Steven Gerrard’s involvement in the game was cast into doubt.
ANDY Reid has promised Sunderland will adopt the same positive approach against Liverpool on Saturday which served them so well at Manchester United in their previous match.
STEVE Bruce will spend the weekend scouting for future Sunderland players, but the Black Cats manager admits his current ones will never be far from his mind after the international break threw up a potential defensive crisis for next week’s visit of Liverpool.
KENWYNE Jones may have underlined his credentials in the battle for places in Sunderland’s forward line, but his international commitments may hinder the 24-year-old’s chances of facing Liverpool when the Black Cats return to the Stadium of Light.
SUNDERLAND new boy Michael Turner might have been interesting Liverpool, Aston Villa and Spurs over the summer but he says that no hard sell was required to convince him to join the Black Cats revolution.
CHAMPIONS Sunderland rounded off their league programme in style with a deserved win over Liverpool at the Academy on Saturday.
ALAN Shearer will be looking for Newcastle United to pull off an upset, not mission impossible, when they take on Liverpool at Anfield tomorrow.
JOEY Barton could start against Liverpool tomorrow as Alan Shearer weighs up whether to risk the combative midfielder, even though he has only played a handful of games this season because of injury.