Hodgson deserves praise for his work with England - not calls for his head

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Friday 21st November 2014

THE sniping started within a few minutes of Saturday’s final whistle. “England are rubbish,” moaned one caller to Five Live’s phone-in. “Roy Hodgson has to go.”

Rooney's century of England caps is a story of what might have been

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Friday 14th November 2014

TOMORROW, when Slovenia travel to Wembley for a Euro 2016 qualifier, Wayne Rooney will become only the ninth Englishman to win a century of caps for his country.

Middlesbrough's promotion push is built on firm foundations

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Friday 7th November 2014

A YEAR ago next Thursday, Aitor Karanka was appointed as Middlesbrough manager with the club floundering in 16th position in the Championship. Two years ago on Sunday, Boro beat Sheffield Wednesday to move to the top of the table under Tony Mowbray, a position they would relinquish the following day and have not regained since.

Newcastle's cup stance remains contentious - but it has sparked positive change

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Friday 31st October 2014

OF all the things Mike Ashley has done at Newcastle United, the decision to diminish the importance of the two cup competitions has arguably angered supporters most.

Scott Wilson Column: It's time for Darlington's world champion to get the recognition he deserves

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Friday 24th October 2014

WHEN Stuart Hall takes to the ring in Monte Carlo’s Salle Des Etoiles tomorrow night, he will be taking part in his fourth world-title fight in the space of ten months.

Scott Wilson Column: Sterling saga should not prevent the FA from prioritising England Under-21s next summer

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Friday 17th October 2014

THE fallout from Raheem Sterling’s failure to start Sunday’s European Championships qualifier in Tallinn was depressing for a number of reasons.

Who is to blame for the mess at Newcastle United?

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

ROOTED in the relegation places, still searching for a first Premier League win and with their supporters in open revolt against both the manager and owner, it’s hard to see how things could be any worse for Newcastle United.

Scott Wilson Column: Sunderland's woes should not be ignored amid Newcastle's struggles

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Friday 26th September 2014

AMID all the furore about Newcastle United’s below-par start to the season and the frenzied speculation surrounding Alan Pardew’s future at St James’ Park, Sunderland’s performances since the start of the campaign have been somewhat overlooked. Yet one-and-a-half months in, and it’s hard to argue that the Black Cats have been any better than their struggling rivals.

Scott Wilson Column: Durham continue to lead the way in North-East sport

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

THE last few years have not been easy for Durham. Senior players such as Dale Benkenstein, Steve Harmison, Michael Di Venuto and Will Smith have either retired or moved elsewhere, while Geoff Cook, a huge factor in the club’s three County Championship triumphs, was forced to relinquish his position as head coach and take up a role in the academy after suffering a heart problem.

Pardew will have nowhere to hide if things do not improve at Newcastle

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Friday 12th September 2014

IF anyone was in any doubt as to the mood among Newcastle United supporters when it comes to the position of the club’s manager, they need only log on to a new website that has appeared in the last couple of weeks. Its name – sackpardew.com – could hardly be more self-explanatory.

Why England's commitment to Wembley is stopping them from being a 'national' team

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Friday 5th September 2014

LET’S have a very unscientific straw poll – how many of you travelled down to Wembley to watch your national side in action on Wednesday night?

Scott Wilson Column: Why Cattermole's omission means Roy Hodgson has called up the wrong North-East midfielder

The Northern Echo: PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY: Sunderland AFC v Udinese Calcio at Heritage Park. Sunderland's Lee Cattermole.
Picture: TOM BANKS (9105017)

7:00am Friday 29th August 2014

FIRST things first, huge congratulations to Newcastle United midfielder Jack Colback, who received his maiden call-up to the England squad yesterday.

Wilson's World: Hopes for Newcastle and Sunderland as the Premier League season begins

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Friday 15th August 2014

WITH the new Premier League season starting tomorrow, the column highlights five hopes for Newcastle United and Sunderland over the course of the next nine months

Scott Wilson Column: Derby are the team to watch as another hugely-competitive Championship season begins

The Northern Echo: Rams boss Steve McClaren. Picture: Action Images

7:00am Friday 8th August 2014

TO some, it is an opportunity to ascend to heights few thought possible. To others, it is a chance to reclaim former glories. To all 24 clubs about to embark on the new Championship season, however, the division is merely a means to an end.

Scott Wilson Column: It's time for the North-East to bid to stage the Commonwealth Games

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Friday 25th July 2014

I’VE been in Glasgow for a couple of days now, and it’s already clear that this is a city determined to enjoy itself.

Scott Wilson Column: Pardew has no more excuses after Newcastle splash the cash

The Northern Echo:

9:51am Friday 18th July 2014

LAST season, as the calls for Alan Pardew’s head increased in both volume and vitriol, it was hard not to feel a degree of sympathy for the embattled Newcastle United boss.

Scott Wilson Column: The winners and losers from Brazil 2014

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Friday 11th July 2014

Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson identifies the winners and losers from the World Cup in Brazil

Scott Wilson Column: Yorkshire gears up for its two days of Tour de France glory

The Northern Echo: SPRUCED UP: Residents of Burley-in-Wharfedale get ready to welcome the sporting world during tomorrow's opening stage of the Tour de France

7:02am Friday 4th July 2014

EARLIER this week, Hannah, one of our news editors, was asked what she thought of her home county, Yorkshire, hosting the opening two stages of the Tour de France. “Well, it’s obviously going to be great,” she said. “But there’s one problem. Once everyone gets to see how great Yorkshire is, they’ll all want to come.”

Scott Wilson Column: World Cup blessed with two stars exhibiting their greatness

The Northern Echo: STAR MAN: Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his side's second goal in Wednesday's 3-2 win over Nigeria

7:01am Friday 27th June 2014

THE leading European leagues might provide financial security, and the Champions League might offer a high-profile platform on which the world’s best players can display their talents, but when it comes to bestowing footballing greatness, the World Cup remains the one tournament with the power to create a reputation that will last through the ages.

Scott Wilson Column: End of an era as Spain's exit signals end of tiki-taka dominance

The Northern Echo: PAIN FOR SPAIN: A Spain supporter holds her head in her hands after Wednesday's defeat to Chile dumped the reigning champions out of the World Cup after just two games

7:02am Friday 20th June 2014

FOOTBALL is a sport that constantly reinvents itself, so there is nothing particularly unusual about a prevailing orthodoxy collapsing. Rarely, though, can the decline have been as rapid or emphatic as the one that came to a head on Wednesday evening.

Scott Wilson
Wilson's World

The Northern Echo: Scott Wilson

Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson takes a look back at the last seven days in sport and picks his chumps and champs of the week.

Sport Columnists

The Northern Echo: Scott WilsonScott Wilson
Wilson's World
Chief sports writer Scott Wilson takes a look back at the last seven days in sport and picks his chumps and champs of the week.

The Northern Echo: Paul FraserPaul Fraser
Fraser Kicks Off
Chief football writer Paul Fraser keeps an eye on the region’s football scene and considers whether Newcastle United, Sunderland and Middlesbrough do things right.

The Northern Echo: Mike AmosMike Amos
Backtrack
Award winning columnist Mike Amos tells the stories of North-East grassroots sport stalwarts and looks back at the characters that live long in the memory.

The Northern Echo: Paul GoughPaul Gough
Feel Great For Sport
Award-winning columnist Mike Amos tells the stories of North-East grassroots sport stalwarts and looks back at the characters that live long in the memory.

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