Anth Smith's successor at Gateshead FC, Gary Mills, is excited and delighted at his appointment and aims to live up to his billing
Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has a point to prove this weekend - and so does Yohan Cabaye as Mark Douglas discusses
Paolo Di Canio believes his “complete revolution” at Sunderland will deliver an entertaining, attacking team, a run in one of the Cups and a season where “anything is possible”
Mendy is keeping his options open despite his club Le Havre agreeing terms with Sunderland for the teenager
The Paolo Di Canio recruitment drive has continued at Sunderland with the signing of Sweden under-19 winger David Moberg Karlsson
NEWCASTLE United remain in the race to sign hotly-tipped Saint-Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer.
THE sands are shifting in the Premier League. The Sir Alex Ferguson era is over and with that comes opportunity – a fact keenly felt at the three top-four clubs that have made managerial changes.
MATHIEU Valbuena has alerted Newcastle United by casting doubt on his Marseille future.
HISTORY is threatening to repeat itself as Newcastle United could lose a talented youngster to Celtic for the second summer running.
SIMON Mignolet and Sebastian Larsson both plan to see what Paolo Di Canio’s Sunderland overhaul brings before deciding on their own Wearside futures.
NEWCASTLE United’s summer recruitment drive is likely to be limited to a striker and a central defender as the club takes a conscious decision to add quality rather than quantity this close season.
SUNDERLAND’S summer overhaul has continued with a move for Lazio’s highly-rated defender Modibo Diakité.
SUNDERLAND have made their first major signing of the summer, according to an agent of Basel midfielder Cabral.
SUNDERLAND have opened contract talks with star man Simon Mignolet ahead of a summer in which Arsenal and Liverpool are expected to be in the hunt for new goalkeepers, writes MARK DOUGLAS.
NEWCASTLE United will look to push through a deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after deciding against making a move for Andy Carroll.
Steve Harper’s final game for Newcastle United was a fitting tribute to blind loyalty
STEVE Harper will bid farewell to Newcastle United on Sunday with a warning that the club needs to overcome its “bipolar” tendencies and discover a bit more black and white middle-ground in the future.
FABRICIO Coloccini has proved his commitment to Newcastle United since his much-publicised attempts to leave the club, according to manager Alan Pardew.
ALFRED N’Diaye has admitted Sunderland’s players once again let down the club as they passed up a golden opportunity to secure Premier League safety.
MIDFIELDER Alfred N’Diaye tells Neil Cameron of his huge disappointment as the Black Cats nervously await their league fate.
Schadenfreude is not a word in the lexicon of English-speaking Italian Paolo Di Canio.
Under Paolo Di Canio Sunderland have ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous but one thing will have remained constant – the manager’s desire for more.
THE North East big two’s battle for Premier League survival isn’t over yet.
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.
WITH eye-watering amounts of money at stake, it is hard to over-hype the importance of this weekend’s games to those fighting for their Premier League lives.
ADAM Johnson enjoyed – actually endured is a better word – a nervous final day of last season.
NEWCASTLE United would be the “preferred choice” for Nigerian striker Brown Ideye, who has been heavily linked with a move to Tyneside.
ALFRED N’Diaye says Sunderland’s players must rise to the challenge of plugging the creative gap left by Stéphane Sessègnon’s suspension - as the Black Cats are set to learn today whether he misses the rest of the season.
WHICHEVER way you try to crunch the figures, playing the North East numbers game this season just doesn’t make sense.
PAOLO Di Canio has told his Sunderland players relegation will be avoided if they win Monday’s “Champions League final” at Aston Villa.
ALAN Pardew informs Neil Cameron he is ‘big enough and bold enough’ to deal with the vitriol emanating from his Twitter critics.
It was by no means the only topic of Alan Pardew’s post-match Press conference at The Hawthorns, even if they were the words which pricked your ears up
STEVEN Fletcher has gone under the knife in a bid to make sure he is ready for the start of Sunderland’s pre-season campaign.
Alan Pardew believes anyone leaving St James’ Park tonight could miss something very special, as Neil Cameron reports.
TIM Krul has warned his Newcastle United team-mates they cannot afford to give one of the most important Tyne-Wear derbies of recent times a second thought right now – because tomorrow’s Europa League tie is too big not to command their full attention.
WITH Benfica in town, tomorrow threatens to be another high-octane occasion at St James’ Park.
JUST think for a moment how dull life must be for the supporters of Real Madrid and Barcelona come derby week.
IT might not be something Martin O’Neill is ever willing to admit – but Paolo Di Canio did him a favour on Sunday evening.
BURNED steak was on the menu in Lisbon last night – along with a juicy slice of humble pie.
MOUSSA Sissoko says Newcastle United believe they can beat anyone left in the Europa League.