Colin Cooper has challenged his Hartlepool United side to complete successive home wins for the first time since February.
DEFIANT Alan Pardew presented Joe Kinnear with a hit-list of players who he wants to add to Newcastle United’s squad at their first meeting this week.
THE irony is that Derek Llambias leaves Newcastle United at precisely the moment when he was needed the most.
MIKE Ashley has shaken Newcastle United’s foundations to the core by bringing Joe Kinnear back to the club as new Director of Football, with the former Wimbledon boss claiming he will now have “final say” on transfers.
JOE Kinnear's shock return to Newcastle United is a direct challenge to Alan Pardew’s authority.
HAVING been there and done that on three occasions, Gavin Fell is hopeful Spennymoor Town can follow in the footsteps of Whitley Bay and Dunston UTS and win the FA Vase, writes STEVE BROWN.
ELLIS Short last night took the biggest gamble of his four years as Sunderland chairman by appointing Paolo di Canio as the club’s new head coach.
THE importance of securing Simon Mignolet to a new contract has been further highlighted after Liverpool were the latest club linked to the Sunderland goalkeeper.
GATESHEAD are hoping the International Stadium pitch will be playable for tomorrow night’s game with second-top Grimsby Town.
SEBASTIAN Larsson insists he is revelling in his new “vital” central midfield role.
SO Alan Pardew and his small band of trusted lieutenants are in it for the long haul.
FOR years Berwick Rangers have been patronisingly compared to the Glasgow team which calls itself The Rangers.
GREG Abbott has warned his Carlisle United side will have to hit the ground running as they prepare to get their League One campaign under way at Stevenage this afternoon.
IAN Bogie has challenged his Gateshead side to target the play-offs in the coming Blue Square Bet Premier campaign.
NEWCASTLE United have blocked Papiss Cisse’s Olympics call-up in a bid to have the Senegal striker fit and firing for the start of their European campaign.
BY Christmas, we will know whether Newcastle United’s breakthrough season was laying the foundations for something more lasting or simply a case of the club banging its head against the glass ceiling.
MIDDLESBROUGH’S season will kick off early with a Saturday three o’clock League Cup tie.
CRAIG Gardner is targeting the top-eight finish which will turn this into a "great" season for Sunderland.
ELLIS Short wants Sunderland to establish themselves in the Premier League comfort zone and earn some respect from their peers.
NEWCASTLE United have mothballed their interest in Manchester United wonder kid Ravel Morrison – until the summer at least.