Sam Allardyce, manager of West Ham United

Mark Douglas: Why do clubs still get it so wrong on managerial appointments?

Sam Allardyce's problem is repeated all over the Premier League reckons chief sports writer Mark Douglas

Former Sunderland head coach Paolo Di Canio

The Agenda: Does stability really bring a club success?

Lack of direction, not stability, has hurt Newcastle United and Sunderland since Arsene Wenger's appointment argues Mark Douglas

Loic Remy (L) celebrates with Moussa Sissoko after scoring for Newcastle United against West Ham United

West Ham 1 Newcastle United 3: Mark Douglas' match analysis

Yohan Cabaye illustrated his worth to Newcastle United with a stunning display against West Ham United

Fitness campaigner David Fairlamb believes a national policy is needed to tackle obesity

'Mass child neglect' and the ticking time bomb of obesity

North East Fitness campaigner David Fairlamb warns that national policy needed for PE in schools to tackle the region's child obesity time bomb

Mark Douglas: Time for players to repay Pardew’s faith

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has a point to prove this weekend - and so does Yohan Cabaye as Mark Douglas discusses

Newcastle United chief scout Graham Carr

Future of Graham Carr at Newcastle United is still in doubt

GRAHAM CARR’S future at Newcastle United remained in doubt last night after the club refrained from commenting on reports suggesting the chief scout was considering his position in the wake of Joe Kinnear’s appointment as director of football.

More nous is needed – Alan Pardew

ALAN Pardew feels Newcastle United need to add “experience” in the summer transfer market to avoid another flirtation with the drop, writes MARK DOUGLAS.

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew

Fans giving Pardew the thumbs down

ON A day when nothing went right for Alan Pardew, even the ESPN director had it in for him.

Andy Carroll

Newcastle United look to mount new bid for Andy Carroll

NEWCASTLE United intend to mount another summer bid for Andy Carroll as they prepare a summer overhaul of their attacking arsenal.

Andy Carroll of Liverpool

Newcastle United ponder move for Andy Carroll

ANDY Carroll remains on the agenda at Newcastle United, but there is a feeling the chances of a return to St James’ Park may have passed.

Adam Johnson of Sunderland

Adam Johnson: The only way is up for Sunderland

AFTER a third win in six games, and with a second new signing expected today, Adam Johnson believes Sunderland can start looking up the Premier League table rather than looking over their shoulder.

Marseille star Loic Remy

Newcastle United agree an £8.3m deal for Loic Remy

NEWCASTLE United have answered Alan Pardew’s striker SOS with an £8.3million move for France international Loic Remy.

Sunderland's James McClean

Sunderland 3 West Ham United 0 - Stuart Rayner's match analysis

SUNDERLAND’S supporters came to the Stadium of Light expecting to watch a midfielder they had never seen before.

teaser: Steven Fletcher

Steven Fletcher worth his weight in goals

YESTERDAY Sam Allardyce posed a question Sunderland’s fans have been asking all season.

teaser: Martin O'Neill

Reasons Sunderland should be up for the FA Cup

MANAGER Martin O’Neill underestimates the importance of the FA Cup to Wearside at his peril.

Walsall 1 Hartlepool United 1

JOHN Hughes has two weeks until his next game in charge of Hartlepool United – time which he will use on the training ground to get his new message across and give his veterans a break.

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew

Alan Pardew takes NUFC players on I'm A Celebrity inspired theme day

Alan Pardew is going Down Under to try and turn Newcastle’s season around.

Andy Carroll

Alan Pardew has not closed the door on Andy Carroll return

ALAN Pardew is still interested in bringing Andy Carroll back to Newcatle United – and he believes the England striker yearns for a return “home”.

From left: Fabricio Coloccini, Kevin Nolan and Andy Carroll celebrate at West Ham in 2010

Kevin Nolan and Andy Carroll legacy worth a rethink

Former Magpies stalwarts Kevin Nolan and Andy Carroll are back in the North East tomorrow – and the time is right for a re-evaluation of their legacy.

James McFadden

James McFadden keen to secure Sunderland deal

JAMES McFadden is desperate for a permanent deal at Sunderland after joining on a week’s trial.

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