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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Jack Colback

Jack Colback signing is a welcome one, but a game changer is still needed

Three years on from Yohan Cabaye signing, Newcastle United still need to discover a game changer - and an identity

Jack Colback

Don Hutchison: Too much is made of crossing the Tyne and Wear divide

Jack Colback is an excellent addition for Newcastle United and will find it easier than people say to pull on a black and white shirt

Sunderland's Jack Colback

Newcastle United complete Jack Colback signing

Midfielder Jack Colback makes it two new arrivals for Newcastle after protracted talks saw progress on the deal last week

Jordi Gomez

Sunderland in talks with Wigan free agent Jordi Gomez

Sunderland are in talks with Wigan free agent Jordi Gomez – after signing West Brom right-back Billy Jones to replace Phil Bardsley

Sylvain Marveaux of Newcastle United

Newcastle United want £3million for midfielder Sylvain Marveaux

Newcastle United remain in negotiations for Remy Cabella but are poles apart in their valuation and also their personal terms offer

Sunderland's Seb Larsson

Seb Larsson hints at staying on Wearside

Sunderland winger Seb Larsson could be keen to stay at the Stadium of Light next season

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa of Newcastle United

Yanga-Mbiwa's cautionary tale is one that Newcastle United must learn from

Newcastle United have a big decision to make on Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, argues chief sports writer Mark Douglas

Bafetimbi Gomis

Newcastle United look to new frontiers after passing on Bafetimbi Gomis

Bafetimbi Gomis has been a long-term target for Newcastle United, but the club is looking to new markets including Switzerland and Germany this summer

QPR’s Danny Simpson is aiming to secure a return to the Premier League in today’s Championship Play-Off final against Derby

North East interest in the richest showdown in football

Queens Park Rangers or Derby County are a match away from a place in the Premier League in what is billed as football's richest game

Yohan Cabaye following his departure from the Tyneside club and his signing by oil-backed French club Paris Saint-Germain

The Agenda: It is a confusing world - but one Newcastle United need to master

Cross-country transfers are a murky, confusing business but Newcastle have been good at them in the past

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