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League Cup final 76 when United met Manchester City, unfortunately they were beaten and Dennis Tueart scored the winning goal for Cit, inset manager Gordon Lee celebrates reaching final

The Agenda: It is time Newcastle United treated the League Cup with the seriousness it deserves

How a club that never wins anything can not try to win this competition is an infuriating mystery

Sunderland 1 Manchester United 1: Stuart Rayner's match analysis

Jack Rodwell of Sunderland celebrates scoring his goal against Manchester United
It shows how the standing of Sunderland and Manchester United has changed that the Black Cats could feel disappointed with a 1-1 draw

Aston Villa 0 Newcastle United 0: Neil Cameron's match analysis

Newcastle United took on Aston Villa at Villa Park
One point and no goals is not a brilliant start, however, Alan Pardew is content and so should we be

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League Cup final 76 when United met Manchester City, unfortunately they were beaten and Dennis Tueart scored the winning goal for Cit, inset manager Gordon Lee celebrates reaching final

The Agenda: It is time Newcastle United treated the League Cup with the seriousness it deserves

How a club that never wins anything can not try to win this competition is an infuriating mystery

Jack Rodwell of Sunderland celebrates scoring his goal against Manchester United

Sunderland 1 Manchester United 1: Stuart Rayner's match analysis

It shows how the standing of Sunderland and Manchester United has changed that the Black Cats could feel disappointed with a 1-1 draw

Newcastle United took on Aston Villa at Villa Park

Aston Villa 0 Newcastle United 0: Neil Cameron's match analysis

One point and no goals is not a brilliant start, however, Alan Pardew is content and so should we be

Newcastle Falcons took on Rotherham Titans at Kingston Park

Newcastle Falcons 21 Rotherham Titans 22: Mark Smith's match analysis

New pitch, but still no victory for Newcastle Falcons as Rotherham Titans claim the pre-season honours by a single point

Lancashire's Tom Smith and Simon Kerrigan celebrate their sides win

Chris Rushworth: Gutted but proud after an incredible day for Durham at Old Trafford

It was hard not to feel gutted after our narrow defeat to Lancashire, but three days on pride is my main emotion

Newcastle United's Jack Colback in action with Manchester City's Fernandinho

The Agenda: Jack Colback can be a Newcastle United great

The Sunderland connection won't be mentioned again if Jack Colback's debut on Sunday was anything to go by

Chris Rushworth

Chris Rushworth: I'm hoping to play a full part in Durham's big weekend

It's a big weekend for Durham and having missed the last few matches I'm hoping to play a full part

Siem de Jong of Newcastle United

Mark Douglas: Newcastle United were good, but Siem De Jong remains the final piece of the jigsaw

Newcastle United's midfield showed why they should feel more confident this season but Siem De Jong can give them a different dimension

Mark Wood (2nd left) is back from injury and playing for Durham's seconds

Chris Rushworth: If we stick together we can turn around our 50-overs form

We've had three long away trips and three disappointing defeats in our first four games in this season's Royal London Cup. We have to bounce back

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew

Don Hutchison: Why the first ten games are crucial for NUFC boss Alan Pardew

Alan Pardew will be delighted to get an influx of new signings to motivate his listless Newcastle United squad

Fabio Borini of Sunderland

Don Hutchison: Sunderland might have dodged a bullet with £14million Fabio Borini

Liverpool striker Fabio Borini is a fine player and a goalscorer but he looks over-priced. Sunderland could do better

Newcastle players celebrate the goal of Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa United during the friendly against Sydney FC

Neil Cameron: Who has made their case to start for Newcastle United's season opener?

Newcastle United finally have options throughout their squad but there are still a lot of issues to be solved before Manchester City

Alan Pardew the Newcastle United manager

The Agenda: NUFC squad will comfortably compete in Premier League top half

A few fringe players have claimed a stake over the summer for a first-team place - and about time

A Newcastle United fan arrives at the ground

Stuart Rayner: Do Newcastle United fans really want a team of homegrown players?

Most Newcastle United fans would probably tell you they would love a team of homegrown players. But would they really?

Fabio Borini in action for Sunderland

Mark Douglas: Fabio Borini at £14million? It's good business for Sunderland

Italian striker is not worth the amount that Black Cats will pay for him, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't pay that much

Stadium of Light, home of Sunderland AFC

Mark Douglas: As recruitment efforts falter, is it time for Sunderland to panic?

Lee Congerton has a difficult job, straddling long-term issues while also trying to solve short-term problems at Sunderland

Andy Carroll scores for West Ham United against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light

Neil Cameron: Why Andy Carroll and Newcastle United shouldn't get back together

The former local hero is a good guy and a great player - but his old club has moved on and he no longer fits the bill for what they need up front

Gus Poyet manager of Sunderland

James Hunter: Sunderland must find a balance between quality AND quantity in their recruitment programme

Gus Poyet is concentrating on improving the quality of his squad, but James Hunter argues the numbers must also stack up

Gus Poyet manager of Sunderland

Mark Douglas: Sunderland recruitment worries understandable - but they've already done best deal

Getting Gus Poyet to sign a long-term contract was the most important deal of Sunderland's summer, even if they need more

Durham v Warwickshire

Chris Rushworth: New competition offers Durham a chance to refresh

The Royal London Cup gives Durham an opportunity to clear our minds after this week's defeat to Warwickshire

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(From the left) Newcastle United's John Carver, Lee Charnley and Alan Pardew, followed by Fabricio Coloccini (r), as they arrive for the funeral of Liam Sweeney

Alan Pardew reflects on funeral of Liam Sweeney and the season ahead

Lee Cattermole of Sunderland (R) celebrates scoring against West Bromwich Albion with John O'Shea and Jack Rodwell

West Bromwich Albion 2 Sunderland 2: Steve Brown's match analysis

Newcastle United's Emmanuel Riviere is challenged by Yaya Toure of Manchester City

Newcastle United 0 Manchester City 2: Neil Cameron's match analysis

 
 

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