MIDDLESBROUGH are today set to announce the signing for Kieron Dyer for the rest of this season.
MIDFIELD generals may play a large part in today’s Premier League battle between Newcastle United and Manchester City.
FOR about 15 minutes at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, the Stéphane Sessègnon of last season showed up.
DANNY Rose didn’t come to Sunderland for an easy life. Had that been his raison d’être he would have remained a bit-part player at Tottenham.
He is arguably the most important signing in Sunderland’s modern history, but chief sports writer Mark Douglas believes that the Black Cats are just as important to Adam Johnson as he is to them.
WHEN Martin O'Neill took the reins at Sunderland, all the talk was of whether he could free the Black Cats from the financial responsibility of carrying Nicklas Bendtner.
FUNNY thing, belief. If it were possible to mine it, bottle it and put it on sale to the highest bidder even the eye-watering wealth of Manchester City's munificent benefactor Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan might be under threat
Manchester City dropped two potentially vital points in the Barclays Premier League title race despite a rousing late fightback against Sunderland.
AS Newcastle United make one final attempt to plug the most pressing gap in their squad, another has opened in front of it.
YOHAN Cabaye faces trial by television this week. Referee Lee Probert studied the DVD of Newcastle United's FA Cup fourth-round defeat at Brighton on Saturday, having initially failed to see an off-the-ball incident between Cabaye and Adam El-Abd.
SUNDERLAND skipper Lee Cattermole is targeting a surprise inclusion in Fabio Capello’s Euro 2012 squad.
Leaving big decisions to a man with a whistle can spoil football.
DAVIDE Santon shrugged off comparisons with Paolo Maldini on his arrival at Newcastle United last night, as he admitted: “I’m here to win things.”
ALAN Pardew paid tribute to referee Lee Probert for the part he played in helping Newcastle United to the 40-point mark.
IT WAS not long ago that those of a red-and-white persuasion were contemplating the prospect of Sunderland playing in Europe next season.
NEWCASTLE United will today take their chances with the Football Association's disciplinary system.