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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
7:00am Friday 11th July 2014
Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson identifies the winners and losers from the World Cup in Brazil
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.