Don Hutchison

Don Hutchison

Don Hutchison is a former professional footballer who has played with a host of Premier League teams and is now a sports TV pundit and Journal columnist

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Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet

Don Hutchison: How Sunderland can win the Capital One Cup

My one piece of advice to Gustavo Poyet ahead of Sunday's League Cup final is to ban sunbeds. It sounds funny now but in 1997, it was responsible for my worst experience of Wembley when I was playing for Sheffield United in a play-off final against Crystal Palace

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew

Don Hutchison: When getting tough with players works

It doesn't necessarily follow that Alan Pardew has 'lost the dressing room' by calling out players in public - sometimes it gets a reaction

Hatem Ben Arfa of Newcastle United

Don Hutchison: Hatem Ben Arfa needs to shed weight - and Pardew's mistrust

Hatem Ben Arfa is capable of reaching the same standard as Eden Hazard believes Don Hutchison

Newcastle's Vurnon Anita concedes a penalty against Sunderland's Phil Barsley

Don Hutchison: Fry ups and bust ups - the Tyne-Wear mood will be worlds apart this week

There are only about 13 miles between Sunderland and Newcastle but the mood at those two training grounds this week will be worlds apart

Sunderland's Don Hutchison beats Newcastle's Wayne Quinn to the header in the Tyne-Wear derby in 2001

Don Hutchison: It's 90 minutes of hatred - and I loved it

Managers can win the derby if they handle the build-up right - and Gus Poyet and Alan Pardew have a big day

Paolo Di Canio during the game against West Brom

Don Hutchison: How to lose a dressing room in three months

Having played alongside former Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio, Don Hutchison can see why he failed to make the right impact on Wearside

Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye

Don Hutchison: Secrets and lies are the name of the game in transfer window

Don Hutchison explains some of the ins and outs of football's January transfer window

Alan Pardew speaks with the linesman during the match between Newcastle and Manchester City

Don Hutchison: The red mist descended on Pardew - trust me, I know

Don Hutchison on THAT derby incident and why it links in to last weekend's shocking decision

Newcastle United's Loic Remy

Don Hutchison: Newcastle United can't let their season fizzle out

FA Cup defeat both painful and surprising for Alan Pardew and Newcastle United - where do Newcastle go from here?


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