New Gateshead boss Gary Mills means to live up to his billing

Anth Smith's successor at Gateshead FC, Gary Mills, is excited and delighted at his appointment and aims to live up to his billing

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

Paolo Di Canio says his revolution will deliver an entertaining and attacking team

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”

Benjamin Mendy deal still hangs in the balance for Sunderland

Mendy is keeping his options open despite his club Le Havre agreeing terms with Sunderland for the teenager

Paolo Di Canio focus on youth and pace

The Paolo Di Canio recruitment drive has continued at Sunderland with the signing of Sweden under-19 winger David Moberg Karlsson

Newcastle United still in the race for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

NEWCASTLE United remain in the race to sign hotly-tipped Saint-Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer.

How can Newcastle United generate momentum 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 opens door to Newcastle United

MATHIEU Valbuena has alerted Newcastle United by casting doubt on his Marseille future.

Newcastle United face loss of Conor Newton and Paul Dummett

HISTORY is threatening to repeat itself as Newcastle United could lose a talented youngster to Celtic for the second summer running.

Sunderland duo Mignolet and Larsson watching and waiting

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 to add quality rather than quantity

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.

Modibo Diakite to sign long-term contract with Sunderland

SUNDERLAND’S summer overhaul has continued with a move for Lazio’s highly-rated defender Modibo Diakité.

Basel midfielder Cabral is eyeing up move to Sunderland

SUNDERLAND have made their first major signing of the summer, according to an agent of Basel midfielder Cabral.

Sunderland open contract talks with Simon Mignolet

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.

NUFC favour Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Carroll too costly

NEWCASTLE United will look to push through a deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after deciding against making a move for Andy Carroll.

Newcastle United 0 Arsenal 1 - Stuart Rayner's match analysis

Steve Harper’s final game for Newcastle United was a fitting tribute to blind loyalty

Steve Harper rues Newcastle United's extremes

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 displays silence his critics believes Pardew

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 says Sunderland have let people down

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.

Alfred N'Diaye: Sunderland's lap of honour 'felt awkward'

MIDFIELDER Alfred N’Diaye tells Neil Cameron of his huge disappointment as the Black Cats nervously await their league fate.

Paolo Di Canio: Look to our results only

Schadenfreude is not a word in the lexicon of English-speaking Italian Paolo Di Canio.

Interview: 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 still have much work to do

THE North East big two’s battle for Premier League survival isn’t over yet.

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.

Why North East duo shouldn't leave it until the last day to secure safety

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.

Preview: Sunderland v Stoke City

ADAM Johnson enjoyed – actually endured is a better word – a nervous final day of last season.

Nigeria star Brown Ideye targets Newcastle United move

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: We must step up for Stephane Sessegnon

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.

Look to the youth to end North East football misery

WHICHEVER way you try to crunch the figures, playing the North East numbers game this season just doesn’t make sense.

Paulo Di Canio: Beat Villa and Sunderland are safe

PAOLO Di Canio has told his Sunderland players relegation will be avoided if they win Monday’s “Champions League final” at Aston Villa.

Assassination by 140 characters: Pardew on Twitter critics

ALAN Pardew informs Neil Cameron he is ‘big enough and bold enough’ to deal with the vitriol emanating from his Twitter critics.

West Bromwich Albion 1 Newcastle United 1 - Stuart Rayner's match analysis

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 upbeat after ankle operation

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.

If you go home too early, you may miss Pardew time

Alan Pardew believes anyone leaving St James’ Park tonight could miss something very special, as Neil Cameron reports.

Tim Krul focused only on winning Europa clash

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.

Tim determined to keep calm as big night nears

WITH Benfica in town, tomorrow threatens to be another high-octane occasion at St James’ Park.

Subplots that make Tyne-Wear derby such a compelling prospect

JUST think for a moment how dull life must be for the supporters of Real Madrid and Barcelona come derby week.

Martin O'Neill might thank Paolo Di Canio

IT might not be something Martin O’Neill is ever willing to admit – but Paolo Di Canio did him a favour on Sunday evening.

Alan Pardew made to eat his words in Lisbon

BURNED steak was on the menu in Lisbon last night – along with a juicy slice of humble pie.

Moussa Sissoko: Newcastle United are not scared of anyone

MOUSSA Sissoko says Newcastle United believe they can beat anyone left in the Europa League.

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