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 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

Laura Weightman

Laura Weightman targets European and Commonwealth Games medals

Northumberland athlete targeting medals in the European and Commonwealth Games

Mathieu Debuchy of France in action

Newcastle United slap £12m price tag on Mathieu Debuchy and draw up Plan B

Newcastle United say they want £12million for right-back Mathieu Debuchy and are planning how to offset the damage should he leave

The Stadium of Light, home of Sunderland AFC

Black Cats interest in Chelsea's Kurt Zouma is genuine

Sunderland have made an enquiry about Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma and are keeping tabs on other Premier League stars who might be loaned out

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew

Newcastle United to re-start recruitment drive next week

Newcastle United are to refresh interest in key targets as they hunt for famous five recruits at the start of the transfer window

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley

What has gone wrong with England? Why not ask Mike Ashley?

Newcastle United owner could tell you the cost of investing in English talent. It's ridiculously over-priced and could be costing the national side

Bafetimbi Gomis

Newcastle United 'confident' on striker after turning down Bafetimbi Gomis

Bafetimbi Gomis set to sign for Swansea City but was offered to Newcastle United on Sunday

Ryan Taylor

The Agenda: Never mind a striker, Newcastle United need to find a set piece specialist

The World Cup has reminded us that Newcastle United's lack of a set-piece specialist can be damaging

Ashley Williams of Swansea

Sunderland likely to table new offer for Ashley Williams

The Journal understands a new bid for Ashley Williams is likely to be offered in the next seven days

Tim Krul

Newcastle United slap 'prohibitive' eight-figure price tag on Tim Krul

Newcastle United do not want to lose goalkeeper Tim Krul and will put £10million price tag on him to ward off interest from Tottenham Hotspur

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