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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Chairman of Sunderland AFC, Ellis Short

Sunderland are in the market for a 'statement signing'

Sunderland owner Ellis Short has given the green light for The Black Cats to make a game-changing capture

Enner Valencia of Ecuador

Newcastle United offered chance to sign Ecuador World Cup striker Enner Valencia

Transfer hunt goes on with Newcastle United set to pass on Ecuador striker Enner Valencia

Hatem Ben Arfa of Newcastle United

Mike Ashley will not allow Newcastle United star Hatem Ben Arfa to leave on the cheap

France schemer is one of a number of Newcastle stars up for sale - but United want a fee for him

Newcastle signing Jack Colback

Mark Douglas: Why Newcastle need to present a transfer vision to stop Tyneside mood from curdling

Simply blaming the World Cup for efforts stalling is not good enough - and suggests same mistakes will be made

Newcastle United's Adam Armstrong

Adam Armstrong to get chance to earn first team spot at Newcastle United

Alan Pardew will hand youngster an opportunity to prove his worth with several Championship clubs eyeing a move for him

Montpellier midfielder Remy Cabella

Remy Cabella still wants Newcastle United switch

Newcastle United ready to brush off Louis Nicollin broadside and return with post World Cup bid for playmaker Remy Cabella

Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone

Sunderland tell Vito Mannone to battle for number one jersey

Sunderland have moved quickly to dispel talk emanating from Italy that Vito Mannone had asked to leave following Costel Pantilimon’s signing on Monday

Thomas Mueller of Germany scores his team's fourth goal and completes his hat trick past Rui Patricio of Portugal

The Agenda: Attack is back as World Cup offers lessons to the football world

Hopefully the kingmakers at St James' Park are watching a World Cup that has placed the emphasis on forward players

Alyson Dixon

Alyson Dixon is proud of her Commonwealth Games call

Sunderland Stroller will represent the region at Glasgow - and she is aiming to do more than make up the numbers

Luis Suarez

The Agenda: Gus Poyet warns England about Luis Suarez's 'deadly beauty'

Three Lions have got out of the group stages in the last 11 World Cups - but Suarez's return could upstage Roy's young stars


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