Mark Douglas

Mark Douglas

Mark Douglas is The Journal's chief sports writer. He covers a wide range of sports and has been with us since 2008.

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Sunderland's Nacho Scocco in action with Southampton's Maya Yoshida

Nacho Scocco is wanted by Greek side Olympiakos - but he wants to stay at Sunderland

Sunderland forward Nacho Scocco is a target for Olympiakos but he determined to remain at the Stadium of Light

St James Park, the home of Newcastle United Football Club

Newcastle United talking to Spanish hot-shot Ayoze Perez

Newcastle United are ready to trigger the release clause of Tenerife's hotly-tipped striker Ayoze Perez

Gateshead manager Gary Mills with players

Gateshead's success story proves that League 3 would be a disaster for English football

A hot Sunday at Wembley illustrates why League 3 is bad for English football, writes Chief Sportswriter Mark Douglas

Montpellier midfielder Remy Cabella

Remy Cabella offer needs to be upped if NUFC want the Montpellier playmaker

Montpellier president Louis Nicollin has rebuffed Newcastle United's initial offer for Remy Cabella

Sunderland's Jack Colback

Jack Colback's Sunderland future to be decided this week

The Journal understands that yesterday was the first day that Jack Colback was officially permitted to talk to clubs about fixing up a new deal

Hull City goalkeeper Steve Harper

Steve Harper has sights set on Hull City FA Cup victory

Steve Harper sees himself going in to a week of finals - the FA Cup with Hull City and as a coach with his son's football team

Steve Harper

Former Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper believes 'bi-polar' United will spend this summer

Former Newcastle United goalkeeper Steve Harper is confident that the Magpies will invest during the transfer window

Joe Harvey is held aloft at Wembley as Newcastle United celebrate their fifth FA Cup win in the 1952 final

Mark Douglas: Newcastle United's Cup argument doesn't stack up

Newcastle United's arrogant attitude to cups is muddle-headed and incorrect reckons Mark Douglas

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew

Newcastle United 'sticking to their principles' over cup competition decision

Alan Pardew also set to remain boss at Newcastle United as Fans' Forum minutes are released

Matt Grimes of Exeter

Sunderland track Exeter City teenage starlet Matthew Grimes

Sunderland watch Exeter City midfielder Matt Grimes as Craig Gardner bids farewell to Wearside

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