Dream of fans owning clubs could become reality

The prospect of Newcastle United being owned or part-owned by its fans moved a step closer this week.

The ultimate David versus Goliath story

Sunderland’s 1973 FA Cup win has gone down in football folklore.

Gateshead come up a little bit short

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Let’s not have any repetition, says Wrightson

FORGET squeaky bum time, Gateshead risk a “smacked a**e” if they repeat Tuesday’s second-half performance at AFC Wimbledon today.

Q5: Does the naming rights decision mean Ashley is selling the soul of the club?

Does the naming rights decision mean Ashley is selling the soul of the club?

Sunderland must withstand physical challenge

STEVE Bruce has challenged his new-look Sunderland side to prove they are no longer a soft touch on the road in the Premier League, as he warned them about the pitfalls of under-estimating Burnley this weekend.

Pivotal point for Moat's NUFC bid

BARRY Moat has informed Alan Shearer his bid to buy Newcastle United will either succeed or fail at the start of next week as he tries to persuade the banks to loan him the money needed to complete a takeover.

Mike Ashley's warning to Barry Moat

MIKE Ashley is prepared to take Newcastle United off the market and offer David O’Leary the manager’s job unless Barry Moat deposits the money for his bid into a specified bank account by the end of the week.

Sir Bobby Robson obituary

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SIR Bobby Robson was known throughout the world for being a gentleman of British sport.

Employ players who want to be here

SO, it’s this week we should see some movement on the sale of Lot 1892.

We can spring a surprise, says Ricky Sbragia

RICKY Sbragia will give his Sunderland players a history lesson to convince them they can escape relegation the right way this weekend.

Magpies needed in the top flight

The rest of English football may want to see Newcastle suffer the humiliation of relegation but, according to Chief Sports Writer Luke Edwards, they would be making a big mistake.

Shearer in as Wise heads for the exit

ALAN Shearer’s first big decision as Newcastle United manager was to order the exit of the club’s controversial director of football Dennis Wise.

Big chance for minnows

IN a season of unremitting doom and gloom for the North East’s league sides, there are success stories scattered throughout the levels below.

Joe Kinnear aims to be back for Stoke match

JOE Kinnear’s recovery from heart surgery is going well and on schedule as Newcastle United’s absent manager looks to return to the club’s training ground, to help prepare the team for the vital relegation showdown at Stoke City on April 11.

Llambias insists that Joe will be back at NUFC

NEWCASTLE United managing director Derek Llambias is convinced Joe Kinnear will be back as manager of the club as he vehemently denied a replacement is being sought.

Kinnear: Fans have a big role to play

JOE Kinnear will this week watch his first Newcastle United game since his latest bout of heart trouble – hopefully from the comfort of his own home.

Joe Kinnear’s United future is in doubt

THERE was doubt surrounding Joe Kinnear’s future as Newcastle United manager last night, as doctors will advise him not to return to the dug-out before the end of the season following a heart bypass operation.

NUFC boss Joe Kinnear taken to hospital

NEWCASTLE boss Joe Kinnear was today being treated in hospital after falling ill.

Magpies' deadline day bids thwarted

NEWCASTLE United brought another disappointing transfer deadline day to a close with two failed bids to recruit Sunderland’s Kieran Richardson and Manchester City’s Michael Johnson.

Joe Kinnear offered deal to stay on as NUFC boss

Joe Kinnear has revealed he has been offered a ``very lucrative" deal to stay on as Newcastle manager past the end of the season.

Kinnear’s right to show some fight

JOE Kinnear’s short fuse exploded again on the touchline this week.

Joe’s a believer in Spurs’ philosophy

NEWCASTLE fans spent September cursing the “Cockney Mafia” but now their football has a definite north London imprint.

Kinnear will settle for survival

Call it a sign of how far Newcastle have sunk or just a reality check but Joe Kinnear has set his sights pretty low for this season, reports Stuart Rayner

Joe slams Stoke’s critics and eyes win

JOE Kinnear knows his Newcastle United defence will face a unique examination against Stoke City but that did not stop him defending Tony Pulis’ side.

Guthrie: We must nullify Delap threat

HAVING battled their way to goalless draws at Chelsea and Middlesbrough, Danny Guthrie has revealed how Newcastle are preparing to face the Premier League’s newest threat when they entertain Stoke City on Saturday.

Survey comments - Q1: Has Kinnear done enough to be kept on?

Who else would take the job!

Survey comments - Q2: Was Kinnear's talk of Keegan and Shearer coming in a PR stunt?

Alan Shearer is not stupid. He will not go anywhere near NUFC until the ownership/financial debacle is resolved.

Survey comments - Q3: Was Kinnear justified in his outburst against the national press?

Sometimes the press forgets that the games are the show, not them.

Joe Kinnear sends Shearer an invite

JOE Kinnear has become the latest Newcastle United manager to offer Alan Shearer a chance to learn the coaching trade under him.

Kinnear: NUFC won't surrender to Chelsea

TWENTY-TWO years to the day since they last won at Stamford Bridge, damage limitation will be the last thing on Newcastle United minds, writes Stuart Rayner.

Kinnear pushing for longer NUFC deal

JOE Kinnear has revealed he will urge Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley to increase his authority as interim manager by handing him a contract until the end of the season when they meet this weekend.

Warming bench starts to test Owen’s patience

THE first signs of tension appeared in the Newcastle camp under interim manager Joe Kinnear following the 2-2 draw with Wigan Athletic as Michael Owen expressed his irritation at failing to make an instant return to the starting line-up.

Joe fights to avoid spell in the stands

JOE Kinnear has managed to dig Newcastle United out of trouble in his short time as interim manager and now he will have to do the same for himself after the Football Association confirmed they are poised to take disciplinary action against him.

No stopping the ‘stop-gap’ as Joe eases United crisis

BACK-to-back wins have given Joe Kinnear a chance of landing the Newcastle job on a permanent basis but he knows he has plenty more to do to convince United’s owners – whoever they may be.

We can make it to Europe, says Owen

AS incredible as the suggestion might have been in the wake of Newcastle United’s defeat in the Wear-Tyne derby, Michael Owen believes the club should be aiming for European qualification this season.

Fears over future failing to jolt Joe

UNCERTAINTY continues to cloud the future of Newcastle United and Joe Kinnear.

Kinnear compiles transfer wish-list

JOE Kinnear’s future employment at Newcastle United remains uncertain, but he has already begun to draw up a ‘transfer hit-list’ with a view to strengthening the squad during the January window.

Joey Barton recognises fans' importance

JOEY Barton believes it is vital Newcastle United’s supporters continue to back the players this season despite the continued hostility towards owner Mike Ashley.

Barton recognises fans’ importance

JOEY Barton believes it is vital Newcastle United’s suffering supporters continue to back the players this season despite the continued hostility towards owner Mike Ashley.


David Whetstone
Culture Editor
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Business Editor
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Newcastle United Editor
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Sports Writer