The only man yet to explain his role in the sorry state Sunderland find themselves in is Roberto De Fanti, the director of football who has been handed an influential and wide-ranging role in re-shaping the Black Cats
Wes Brown has missed more than 200 games through injury over the last decade. Whether he can stay fit will go a long way to determining if Sunderland can stay in the Premier League, argues Stuart Rayner
Not content with having Newcastle United supporters heading for the capital in the midst of the vast Remembrance Day security operation, they decide that they will have to set off in the middle of the night
Brian was appointed Editor of The Journal in December 2003, joining from Trinity Mirror's Liverpool base where he was Editorial Development Manager for the company's regional titles. He has also held senior positions at the Daily Record and the Evening Express, Aberdeen, as well as being a former Editor of the Lincolnshire Echo.