Newcastle United's Papiss Cisse in action against Fulham

Newcastle United 1 Fulham 0 - Stuart Rayner's match analysis

Anyone going to Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final second leg against Benfica need not rush

teaser: El-Hadji Ba

Sunderland told El-Hadji Ba isn’t the finished article

SUNDERLAND have been warned that transfer target El-Hadji Ba is a long way from being Premier League-ready by the 19-year-old’s current club.

Wes Brown

Wes Brown could return to Sunderland duty this season

WES Brown may yet return to Sunderland duty this season, according to Martin O’Neill.

Vurnon Anita

Vurnon Anita's debt to Martin Jol

MARK Douglas learns about Dutch midfielder Vurnon Anita's debt to Martin Jol - the man who helped shape his career in Amsterdam.

Martin O'Neill

Sunderland's season starts here, insists Martin O'Neill

SUNDERLAND manager Martin O'Neill last night admitted he hopes his side's second Premier League victory of the season will restore any lost confidence within his under-pressure squad.

Steven Fletcher in action for Sunderland against Fulham

Fulham 1 Sunderland 3 - Neil Cameron's match analysis

THIS was a Premier League match Sunderland simply had to win.

Martin O'Neill

Only a victory will do, says SAFC boss Martin O’Neill

MARTIN O’Neill has admitted a draw at Fulham tomorrow would not be good enough for his struggling Sunderland side.

Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill

Martin O'Neill makes loan move for Danny Rose

SUNDERLAND will look to end a successful transfer window by brokering a loan move for Tottenham left-back Danny Rose – who will replace Fulham-bound Kieran Richardson after the former Manchester United man agreed terms with the West London club.

Fraizer Campbell

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.

St James's Park

Newcastle United silent after transfer bids end in failure

NEWCASTLE United battened down the hatches yesterday in the wake of criticism over their inability to land a striker to replace Andy Carroll.

Leon Best

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

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.

Alan Pardew must be given a chance

ALAN Pardew will be an unpopular replacement for a popular man at Newcastle United but Chief Sports Writer Luke Edwards argues he at least needs to be given a chance to change public perception.

Newcastle United already in new manager talks

NEWCASTLE United are confident the man they have lined up to replace Chris Hughton will end any simmering discontent surrounding his departure as manager.

Martin Jol

Martin Jol may be next - while Sol warning of a revolt

MARTIN Jol's sudden resignation from Dutch giants Ajax last night has fuelled talk the Dutchman is set to replace Chris Hughton at St James' Park - as Sol Campell warned of a dressing room revolt in protest at the sacking.

How The Journal covered Chris Hughton's reign

HERE we take a look back at Chris Hughton's 16-month reign as Newcastle United manager.

Mike Ashley could be facing winter of fans' discontent

THE shock decision to sack Chris Hughton is in danger of reawakening an angry mood of discontent.

Matthew Kilgallon

Kilgallon: It's time for us to be tough

MATTHEW Kilgallon has been impressed by Middlesbrough's ever-increasing quality, but the defender wants to see his team become Championship bullies.

teaser: Marlon Harewood

Magpies are close to a double boost

NEWCASTLE United are expected to complete the signing of Aston Villa striker Marlon Harewood providing he can prove his fitness before moving to St James’s Park.

teaser: Steve Bruce

Steve Bruce in line for Sunderland manager job

STEVE Bruce is set to resign as manager of Wigan Athletic, to pave the way for him to become Sunderland’s next manager.

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David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Graeme Whitfield
Business Editor
Mark Douglas
Newcastle United Editor
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer