Luis Suarez

The Agenda: Gus Poyet warns England about Luis Suarez's 'deadly beauty'

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

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

St James' Park

The Agenda: Mike Ashley's actions are not those of someone about to sell up and leave

Despite the current turmoil, Mike Ashley is pressing ahead with his plans for Newcastle United

Darren Bent with Ashley Cole

Why is the North East no longer providing England-calibre players?

IF you had to sum up the prevailing mood around England camp in one word, apathy would just about cover it.

Newcastle United's Mathieu Debuchy

Mathieu Debuchy has no regrets about joining

MATHIEU DEBUCHY insists he has “no regrets” about joining Newcastle United.

Sunderland star Steven Fletcher

Steven Fletcher and Danny Rose ready for big clash

SUNDERLAND hope to have Steven Fletcher and Danny Rose available for tomorrow’s critical Premier League clash at Southampton.

Fraizer Campbell

Martin O'Neill: Fraizer Campbell a key man for us

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

Sunderland's James McClean

James McClean is positive in defeat

JAMES McClean believes Sunderland can take encouragement from Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Manchester United.

Connor Wickham of Sunderland

Manchester United 3 Sunderland 1 - Stuart Rayner's match analysis

HOW many injuries does it take to cause a crisis? At Sunderland right now, three will do it.

Martin O'Neill

Martin O'Neill: Don't take it so personally, Fergie

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.

Steven Fletcher of Sunderland

Sunderland finally get successor to Kevin Phillips

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.

Newcastle United goalkeeper Steve Harper

Steve Harper reminded of tough game ahead

UNDER Alan Pardew, Newcastle United’s players are nothing if not well prepared.

Alan Pardew

Manchester United repeat defeat would be extra special

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

Sammy Ameobi: We’ll prove we’re good enough

SAMMY Ameobi wants to make Newcastle fans forget about the club’s inability to land senior recruits this summer.

Newcastle and Sunderland must improve before the big kick-off

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.

Roy Hodgson

Euro 2012: Roy Hodgson can talk the talk for England

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?

Wayne Rooney during an England press conference

Euro 2012: Wayne Rooney belongs in the upper echelons

THE ‘big man’ is back for England, but the ‘long con’ is long gone.

Martin O'Neill

Fateful football fixtures that can shape a season

THE smart alecks will try to tell you it doesn’t matter.

Euro 2012: A point gained but not proven for England

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

Teaser: Football

Euro 2012: Country over club dilemma for Newcastle United fans

WITH the only Magpies on the opposition, Group D threatens divided loyalties for Newcastle supporters.


David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Graeme Whitfield
Business Editor
Mark Douglas
Newcastle United Editor
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer