Legacy left behind by legend Sir Alex Ferguson

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.

Martin O'Neill

Manchester United have the luxury of squad depth

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.

Brazil's Neymar celebrates scoring a penalty against Great Britain to make it 2-0

Team GB 0 Brazil 2 - Neil Cameron at the Riverside

YOU have to wonder what the score would have been last night if Brazil had actually, well, really tried.

Middlesbrough goalkeeper Jason Steele

Jason Steele can't wait for Olympics kick-off

JASON Steele is a living and breathing antidote to any cynicism surrounding Team GB’s men’s football team.

James McClean

Sunderland winger James McClean on Euro 2012

SUNDERLAND winger James McClean watched Ireland’s last games in a major championship while still at school.

Alan Shearer at the Entertainers game

Alan Shearer says hard work starts now for NUFC - VIDEO

TOON legend Alan Shearer says Newcastle United's hard work starts now after they qualified for the Europa League.

Sunderland goalkeeper Craig Gordon

Celtic are eyeing a move for Craig Gordon

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

Martin O'Neill hopes for win over Arsenal in FA Cup

MARTIN O’Neill has suggested that fatigue could hamper Arsenal when they return to the Stadium of Light in the FA Cup this weekend.

Alan Pardew

Alan Pardew: Clubs do not dare rest their best against NUFC

ENGLAND’S top clubs no longer dare risk resting their top players at St James’ Park – according to Alan Pardew.

Tim Krul

Keeping the faith has paid off for Tim Krul

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.

Andy Welsh still rebuilding after time at Sunderland

AS a devout Catholic and all-round nice guy, you will not hear Andy Welsh bad-mouthing people very often.

Nolberto Solano

Nolberto Solano still thirsty for football

WITH an air of inevitability, Nolberto Solano intends to bring the curtain down on his storied career in the “hotbed” of the North East.

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Steve Bruce might live to regret Bolo Zenden mistake

OFTEN you only realise the value of something when it is gone.

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Danny Simpson - moving up to Newcastle saved my career

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.

The Stadium of Light

Sunderland need to start fearing worst

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.

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Manchester United 2 Sunderland 0

POPPING around to see the relatives at Christmas can often seem like a good idea, but does not always end as you hoped.

Bruce must take credit for helping Jordan's rise

TEMPTATION is a very difficult thing to resist when there are millions of pounds at stake and a huge profit to make.

Family keeps Jordan's feet firmly on ground

JORDAN Henderson’s first taste of professional football was being photographed on the shoulders of Ryan Giggs as a three-year-old.

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Newcastle United handed a daunting lesson

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.

Hughton pragmatic after United are handed a lesson

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.

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