NOT all of it was positive, and little of it revolutionary, but after 27 years at its apex, Sir Alex Ferguson’s influence on English football is bound to endure.
MANCHESTER United could field a virtual reserve team at Sunderland today, but Martin O’Neill is not expecting them to be a soft touch if they do.
YOU have to wonder what the score would have been last night if Brazil had actually, well, really tried.
JASON Steele is a living and breathing antidote to any cynicism surrounding Team GB’s men’s football team.
SUNDERLAND winger James McClean watched Ireland’s last games in a major championship while still at school.
TOON legend Alan Shearer says Newcastle United's hard work starts now after they qualified for the Europa League.
CRAIG Gordon is moving closer to joining Celtic this summer in a move which will see him leave Sunderland on a free transfer.
MARTIN O’Neill has suggested that fatigue could hamper Arsenal when they return to the Stadium of Light in the FA Cup this weekend.
ENGLAND’S top clubs no longer dare risk resting their top players at St James’ Park – according to Alan Pardew.
SELF-BELIEF is the reason for Tim Krul’s emergence as one of the Premier League’s most impressive goalkeepers, according to Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew.
AS a devout Catholic and all-round nice guy, you will not hear Andy Welsh bad-mouthing people very often.
WITH an air of inevitability, Nolberto Solano intends to bring the curtain down on his storied career in the “hotbed” of the North East.
OFTEN you only realise the value of something when it is gone.
DANNY Simpson had the swagger, the talk and the attitude. He had the ego, the fast car, the bling, the girls and the celebrity friends.
SUNDERLAND are sliding fast into the relegation picture. Stuart Rayner believes it is time they took a leaf out of Newcastle's book and started believing it.
POPPING around to see the relatives at Christmas can often seem like a good idea, but does not always end as you hoped.
TEMPTATION is a very difficult thing to resist when there are millions of pounds at stake and a huge profit to make.
JORDAN Henderson’s first taste of professional football was being photographed on the shoulders of Ryan Giggs as a three-year-old.
NEWCASTLE United were given an indication of the size of the task facing them this season as Manchester United handed them a ruthless opening-night lesson at Old Trafford.
CHRIS Hughton admitted his side must learn their lessons quickly after seeing Newcastle handed a ruthless example of how difficult life in the Premier League can be.