Three Lions have got out of the group stages in the last 11 World Cups - but Suarez's return could upstage Roy's young stars
Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has a point to prove this weekend - and so does Yohan Cabaye as Mark Douglas discusses
Despite the current turmoil, Mike Ashley is pressing ahead with his plans for Newcastle United
IF you had to sum up the prevailing mood around England camp in one word, apathy would just about cover it.
MATHIEU DEBUCHY insists he has “no regrets” about joining Newcastle United.
SUNDERLAND hope to have Steven Fletcher and Danny Rose available for tomorrow’s critical Premier League clash at Southampton.
FRAIZER Campbell has been told he has an important part to play for Sunderland over the Festive period – and quite possibly beyond, writes STUART RAYNER
JAMES McClean believes Sunderland can take encouragement from Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Manchester United.
HOW many injuries does it take to cause a crisis? At Sunderland right now, three will do it.
MARTIN O’Neill last night admitted he understood why Manchester United were still angry about Sunderland fans celebrating when they lost the league title in May at the Stadium of Light.
IT HAS taken 13 years and 117 rounds of voting until Sunderland could once again boast one of their own as the Barclays Player of the Month.
UNDER Alan Pardew, Newcastle United’s players are nothing if not well prepared.
ALAN Pardew is targeting a repeat of last season’s “special” defeat of Manchester United – and wants a fever-pitch St James’ Park to play its part.
SAMMY Ameobi wants to make Newcastle fans forget about the club’s inability to land senior recruits this summer.
AFTER the Olympic party, Mark Douglas looks at where football can learn from the Games - and where Newcastle and Sunderland must improve before the big kick-off.
DO you think Roy Hodgson will get pulled up for his pronunciation when he doesn’t roll his Rs properly as he talks about Sunday’s quarter-final with Italy?
THE ‘big man’ is back for England, but the ‘long con’ is long gone.
THE smart alecks will try to tell you it doesn’t matter.
England made a solid but unspectacular start to Euro 2012. For Newcastle fans, the performance of France right-back Mathieu Debuchy was equally concerning argues chief sports writer Mark Douglas
WITH the only Magpies on the opposition, Group D threatens divided loyalties for Newcastle supporters.