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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Daniel Sturridge of England

Mark Douglas: It's not foreign players who are to blame for England's demise, it's us

The World Cup has been such a high standard that you'd forget England had even been there if it wasn't for the adverts

Newcastle United signing Siem de Jong

The Agenda: Siem de Jong will fill the Newcastle United brain drain after his move from Ajax

Alan Pardew is delighted with the capture but it is a double-edged sword - he now has no excuses not to deliver for Newcastle United

Andy Thomson

Andy Thomson is back and on a trophy mission for Newcastle Eagles

Popular Mancunian forward Andy Thomson has returned to Newcastle Eagles after a stint in France

Marcos Alonso of Sunderland in action

Sunderland target Marcos Alonso is set to return to Fiorentina

Defender Marcos Alonso is heading back to Italy for pre-season according to his father

Siem de Jong

Newcastle United want four more after clinching Siem de Jong deal

Magpies have made a move for Ajax forward and now they are targeting more signings - including a front-line striker

Jonas Gutierrez and Kevin Keegan welcome Fabricio Coloccini to Newcastle United

Mark Douglas: Are the Magpies ready to splash the cash again?

Newcastle haven't spent £10million on a footballer for six months. It is something they will probably need to do as the window swings open

Sunderland's Connor Wickham

Sunderland consider their Connor Wickham options this summer

Sunderland will either try to negotiate a new deal with Connor Wickham or listen to offers to avoid a repeat of contract sagas

Mathieu Debuchy of Newcastle United

Marseille join the hunt for Newcastle United defender Mathieu Debuchy

Newcastle United are already aware of interest from Arsenal and Paris Saint Germain and believe the Debuchy is looking for one last big move as he approaches his 29th birthday

Malik Cooke in action for Newcastle Eagles

Malik Cooke set to leave Newcastle Eagles

Malik Cooke looks set to leave Newcastle Eagles but reinforcements are on the way for BBL champions

Sunderland new signing El-Hadji Ba

El-Hadji Ba could be set to leave Sunderland on loan

Former France youth international El-Hadji Ba is being offered around Ligue 1 clubs as Sunderland look to offer him more first team football next year


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