5:00am Friday 28th August 2015
WITH the transfer window due to close at 6pm on Tuesday, the North-East’s three biggest clubs have five more days in which to conclude their summer transfer business. Wilson’s World assesses what they have done so far, and what still might happen before the deadline passes
5:00am Friday 21st August 2015
WHEN Mike Ashley broke his silence to reflect on Newcastle’s frantic battle against relegation at the end of last season, he memorably acknowledged the need to “bolt the horse to the cart”. Three months on, and Florian Thauvin’s arrival in a £12m move from Marseille means the Magpies have completed four thoroughbred acquisitions.
5:00am Friday 14th August 2015
THE amount of money a club spends is not a definitive determinant of where they will finish in the league table, but increasingly it can be regarded as a pretty reliable indicator. With that in mind, and even with Fabio Borini and Adnan Januzaj being lined up for loan deals, it is worrying to reflect on Sunderland’s transfer activity since the end of last season.
5:00am Friday 31st July 2015
Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson answers ten key questions ahead of the new football season.
5:00am Friday 24th July 2015
PROVING drug taking should be relatively simple provided you’ve got the right test.
5:00am Friday 17th July 2015
SOMETIMES, it seems, greatness is insufficient.
5:08am Friday 10th July 2015
THE entrance to Newcastle’s Benton training ground is guarded by an imposing mechanical barrier, and for the last few months, the presence of such an obvious physical obstacle was apt.
5:00am Friday 19th June 2015
IT always felt as though Steve McClaren’s honeymoon as Newcastle United head coach was likely to be a short one, and Wednesday’s release of the fixtures for the new season has piled even more pressure onto the new boss’ shoulders.
1:56pm Thursday 11th June 2015
YESTERDAY should have been a rare good news day for Newcastle United.
5:00am Friday 22nd May 2015
Sunderland might be safe after Wednesday night’s heroics at Arsenal, but Sunday afternoon will still be an edge-of-the-seat affair, with Newcastle United and Hull City battling it out to avoid relegation to the Championship. Here’s how the final day of the season could unfold...
7:00am Friday 8th May 2015
THE timing could hardly have been more apt. On Sunday, Chelsea secured their fourth Premier League title with a polished yet typically perfunctory 1-0 win over Crystal Palace.
8:20pm Thursday 7th May 2015
THE timing could hardly have been more apt.
5:00am Friday 1st May 2015
The column unearths the script for the BBC's new soap opera, set in Newcastle...
5:00am Friday 24th April 2015
COVERING the North-East’s big three football clubs, all too often you find yourself mired in misery.
5:00am Friday 17th April 2015
STEVE, a taxi driver from Durham, reckons he has not missed a St James’ Park home game in 19 years.
5:00am Friday 10th April 2015
IF Sunderland’s recent history teaches us anything, it is that it is dangerous to read too much into a new manager winning a derby against Newcastle.
5:00am Friday 3rd April 2015
IT is quite rightly billed as the biggest game in the North-East footballing calendar, but it is hard to remember a Wear-Tyne derby that has been less eagerly anticipated than the one that will take place on Sunday afternoon.
5:00am Friday 27th March 2015
AFTER a remarkable season that has seen him score 29 goals and emerge as the hottest property in English football, Harry Kane will achieve another notable landmark tonight when he makes his senior England debut at Wembley.
6:00am Friday 20th March 2015
MOST people tend to agree that one of the key problems at Sunderland in the last few years has been the lack of any stability.
7:00am Friday 6th March 2015
EARLIER this week, I headed to Wetherby Racecourse to attend a preview night ahead of next week’s Cheltenham Festival.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fraser From The Fairway
Golf writer Paul Fraser takes a look at the North-East golf scene.
Feel Great For Sport
Former Darlington Football Club physiotherapist Paul Gough offers advice on how to stay fit and fresh for longer.
Trevor Oakley, 34, has supported Darlington FC for over 25 years, seeing few highs and many lows. Like all fans, he has his opinions; time will tell whether you agree.