Newcastle United's Olivier Kemen celebrates scoring against Chelsea in their recent FA Youth Cup clash

Do Newcastle's kids have the intelligence to succeed?

United's youngsters need to be more intelligent to emulate the success of Southampton's Academy - according to boss Alan Pardew

Cabral (L) and Ki Sung-Yueng of Sunderland during a training session

The Agenda: The tactical tweaks which could benefit Sunderland

So far Gustavo Poyet has overlooked his most creative players. Stuart Rayner thinks tomorrow is an ideal time to change

Wigan Athletic striker Arouna Kone

Toffees scupper Newcastle United's hopes of Kone deal

Arouna Kone and Everton have been in talks making it likely that Newcastle United will miss out on the 29-year-old Ivory Coast international

Preview: Premier League Matches

Swansea expect goalkeeper Michel Vorm to be fit to face Fulham.

Paolo Di Canio: Look to our results only

Schadenfreude is not a word in the lexicon of English-speaking Italian Paolo Di Canio.

Featured: Paolo di Canio and Alan Pardew

The North East big two still have much work to do

THE North East big two’s battle for Premier League survival isn’t over yet.

Newcastle United's Hatem Ben Arfa

Alan Pardew is counting on Hatem Ben Arfa

ALAN Pardew has pinpointed Hatem Ben Arfa as Newcastle United's potential relegation saviour - even if he feels the forward is still two months from hitting peak fitness.

Cheik Tiote of Newcastle United rises above Mohamed Diame of West Ham

West Ham United 0 Newcastle United 0 - Neil Cameron's match analysis

QPR are everything that is wrong with English football, and more specifically the Premier League

Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet

Level-headed Simon Mignolet is keeping his cool

Trust Simon Mignolet to inject some realism into Sunderland’s relegation plight.

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew

Alan Pardew in suggestion to improve refereeing

After the controversy of Wigan, Neil Cameron hears Alan Pardew’s constructive suggestion to improve the standard of top-flight refereeing.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew consoles player Massadio Haidara who is stretchered off

Wigan Athletic 2 Newcastle United 1 - Mark Douglas' match analysis

The smell of sulphur which wafted around the DW Stadium as this toxic contest hurtled towards it conclusion could not have been more appropriate

Alan Pardew is determined side avoid a repeat performance

UNPREDICTABILITY is Newcastle United’s biggest enemy as they head to the DW Stadium this weekend.

Kevin Mbabu is Newcastle United's last bit of business

NEWCASTLE United intend to make Swiss teenager Kevin Mbabu their sixth signing of a successful January transfer window today.

teaser John O'Shea

John O'Shea's ready for high-flying Swans

RAPID rises are nothing new in the history of Swansea City, but the last was followed by an equally dramatic and sudden fall from grace.

teaser: St James's Park

Five steps to save Newcastle United

TYNESIDE awoke to a blizzard on Monday. It was not just the ominous storm that carpeted Tyneside in snow, though.

Vurnon Anita of Newcastle United

Vurnon Anita: No place for the players to hide

VURNON Anita admits there is no hiding place for Newcastle United’s under-fire players as their season heads towards breaking point on Monday night.

Adam Johnson of Sunderland

Sunderland 1 Wigan Athletic 0 - Stuart Rayner's match report

CONSIDERING it is a relatively new ground, and the inglorious history of the Sunderland teams to play there, the Stadium of Light has been blessed with goalscorers.

teaser: Alan Pardew

Status quo would suit Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew

ALAN Pardew insists he is "100 per cent" content to head into the rest of 2012 without further addition to or reduction of his existing Newcastle United squad.

Alan Pardew

Alan Pardew: Confidence is still there despite defeat

ALAN Pardew insists Newcastle United’s confidence remains intact despite a nightmare weekend of results which sent them sliding out of the top four.

Martin O'Neill

Martin O'Neill riled by Roberto Mancini comments

CALL Sunderland a soft touch within earshot of Martin O’Neill and you might get an angry email.

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