ROMAIN Amalfitano says that the love of the Newcastle United fans for their French connection convinced him to turn down Champions League football to make his Tyneside switch.
As the dust settles on 2011-12, chief sports writer Mark Douglas talks to manager of the year Alan Pardew about an incredible journey.
BOLTON Wanderers have put a £3.5m price tag on Newcastle United target Mark Davies.
The 20th, and perhaps most exciting, Premier League season finished on Sunday.
SUNDERLAND'S season ended in a whimper on a remarkable last day of the season, but Martin O’Neill declared himself "delighted" with it.
WHEN you don’t know your tweets from your twitterers, which isn’t even a word, then social media is probably not for you.
NOBODY in the Newcastle United squad represents the club’s successful marriage of silk and steel better than skipper Fabricio Coloccini.
JAMES McClean has thanked Martin O’Neill for helping to make his dream come true, but will not be happy to just make up the numbers at the European Championships.
MARTIN O’Neill will be on the look-out for goalscorers this summer, but the chances of him taking back the club’s record signing are pretty slim.
YOHAN Cabaye believes England supporters may regret Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew's recommendation that Hatem Ben Arfa should go to this summer's European Championships.
NEWCASTLE United’s push for a Champions League place is proof that the “good times are back” at St James’ Park, according to influential goalkeeper Tim Krul.
JAMES Perch finally believes he belongs in a black and white shirt, according to Alan Pardew.
James Perch can’t believe anyone can accuse him of diving, as he tells Chief Sports Writer Mark Douglas in an exclusive interview.
NEWCASTLE'S season has been a triumph for grafters over the glamourpusses.
AT first glance it appears as if professional football’s whirlwind romance with Twitter has hit the rocks.
WRAPPING someone up in cotton wool could have a suffocating effect, which is something Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill wants to avoid with James McClean.
Barely a day goes by without Ryan Taylor being asked about his August winner against Sunderland.
ON the day one Republic of Ireland international left Sunderland, another Black Cats player joined their ranks.
ALY Cissokho’s claim that Newcastle United are in talks to buy him are untrue, according to sources at St James’ Park.
AFTER helping Newcastle United to a famous victory over his hometown club, Danny Simpson’s phone was in danger of meltdown.
Kenny Dalglish has not exactly been full of festive cheer recently.
ON February 1 2011 you would have been hard-pushed to find many North football fans expecting a particularly happy new year.
WHEN the January sales get under way at the end of the week, the managers of Sunderland and Everton ought to be jostling at the front of the queue.
ALAN Pardew is adamant he retains every faith in Newcastle United’s mercurial talent Hatem Ben Arfa – as he dismissed suggestions of a fall-out between the St James’ Park management and the France forward.
ONE notable absentee from Martin O’Neill’s bench during last weekend’s 2-1 win over Blackburn was his former Nottingham Forest team-mate John Robertson.
HE spends his spare time buried in a book, and regardless of what happens at St James’ Park today will be in church in Fenham at 10.30am tomorrow.
JOEY Barton has called a truce in his war of words with Newcastle United.
CHEICK Tioté will miss tomorrow’s visit of Chelsea but, despite his return being put back on a near-weekly basis, manager Alan Pardew is confident the midfielder does not need knee surgery.
THANKS in no small part to him, it is the dispute which refuses to be silenced.
A RACIST attack on Sunderland striker Fraizer Campbell was last night being investigated by police after he was targeted online.
CONNOR Wickham’s knee is not as badly injured as first thought, scans have revealed.
HAVING experienced the highs and lows of League One in half a week, right-back James Tavernier is hoping Carlisle United find a bit of consistency.
Formerly in investment banking, Kate Emmett now makes a living from baking cakes – and her sweet creations are selling like the proverbial hot cakes.
With Newcastle United fourth in the Premier League and expecting to break even, Stuart Rayner asks if Alan Pardew is right to ask for “a bit more respect” for Mike Ashley
ALAN Pardew is relishing the fact his revamped Newcastle United have turned the black-and-white agenda back to football after ten months spent fighting off-the-field fires.
BREAKING up is hard to do, as Newcastle United fans will testify.
ALAN Pardew has admitted that Joey Barton’s Newcastle fate was sealed long before the fateful Elland Road Twitter missives that brought simmering tensions between him and the United board to a head.
STEED Malbranque has quit new club St Etienne after weeks of wild rumours about the former Sunderland midfielder.
NEWCASTLE hope to soften the blow of losing Joey Barton to QPR by landing Dutch left-back Erik Pieters in the next two days.
NEWCASTLE United midfielder Joey Barton has left Newcastle United to join Queens Park Rangers.