Uruguay's Luis Suarez holds his teeth after his run in with Italy's Giorgio Chiellini

Don Hutchison: Biting may not be the nastiest thing on a pitch, but I can't get my head round it

In light of the latest alleged biting controversy for Luis Suarez, Don Hutchison looks at what happens on the pitch and what punishment could result

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

Mark Douglas: Suarez’s debt to Reds is... nothing

The recent saga surrounding Liverpool's Luis Suarez has posed the question of loyalty in football these days

Newcastle in action against Liverpool FC

Newcastle United 0 Liverpool 6 - James Hunter's match analysis

Alan Pardew wouldn’t say it, but I will. Embarrassing. That’s the only way to describe Newcastle United’s meek surrender against Liverpool at the weekend

Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio

Paolo Di Canio believes Luis Suarez can find redemption

For David Cameron, read Tony Blair. For biting an opponent, read pushing a referee.

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew

We need to have answers, Alan Pardew tells FA

ALAN Pardew last night demanded consistency and clarity from the FA regarding how they hand out retrospective punishments.

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Newcastle United wait for Luis Suarez reaction

NEWCASTLE United will today discover whether disgraced Liverpool star Luis Suarez will be free to face them this Saturday at St James’ Park.

James Perch

James Perch happy with his rehabilitation

JAMES Perch has become Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew's flexible friend.

Joe Riley of Bolton Wanderers tussles for posession with James McClean of Sunderland

Bolton Wanderers 2 Sunderland 2 - Mark Douglas' match analysis

FOR all the talk of the spirit of ’73 or the massed ranks of Black Cats who crossed the Pennines to roar their team on, there was a simple narrative that emerged from an engrossing start to Sunderland’s FA Cup campaign.

Craig Gardner of Sunderland

Black Cats' spirit still positive, says Craig Gardner

SUNDERLAND might be finding the Premier League tough-going this season but, as Craig Gardner tells Neil Cameron, results are not affecting morale.

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Liverpool 3 Sunderland 0 - Neil Cameron's match analysis

LUIS Suarez is never going to win any popularity competitions outside of Anfield.


Xisco kid could soon make unlikely United comeback

CAN there really be a future at St James' Park for one of the most derided players in Newcastle United's modern history?

Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul

Magpies team spirit is back, says keeper Tim Krul

TIM Krul says the team spirit which got Newcastle United into Europe least season is back.

English referees on right path to stamping cheating out

ENGLISH football is quietly fighting on two fronts at the moment.

Newcastle United's Fabricio Coloccini

Alan Pardew stands by sent-off skipper Fabricio Coloccini

ALAN Pardew launched a staunch defence of Newcastle United skipper Fabricio Coloccini after a damaging day that saw three new players added to his list of absentees.

Newcastle United's Jonas Gutierrez

Jonas Gutierrez knows the weight of expectations

WITH Newcastle United and Liverpool both in a state of flux, Stuart Rayner speaks to a man fast becoming a Magpies constant.

Newcastle United's Jonas Gutierrez

Gutierrez warns youngsters they could be replaced

NEWCASTLE United’s youngsters have been warned this season is do-or-die time for their St James’ Park careers.

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Titus Bramble wanting to extend his stay at Sunderland

TITUS Bramble wants to play his way to a new Sunderland contract this season.

Lee Cattermole in action against Liverpool

Sunderland 1 Liverpool 1 - Mark Douglas' match analysis

SO we will reach the end of September with rain in the record books as the only Premier League victor at the Stadium of Light so far this season.

Newcastle and Sunderland must improve before the big kick-off

AFTER the Olympic party, Mark Douglas looks at where football can learn from the Games - and where Newcastle and Sunderland must improve before the big kick-off.


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