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Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson looks back at the highs and lows of the week in sport
Northern League chairman Mike Amos on grassroots sport and that of yesteryear
North-East physiotherapist Paul Gough offers tips on keeping your body in prime condition
SCOTT WILSON COLUMN: England heading in the right direction as they look to follow in Wilkinson's World Cup footsteps
7:00am Friday 22nd November 2013
7:00am Friday 15th November 2013
TONIGHT’S game with Chile is one of only five matches England will play before they kick off their World Cup campaign in Brazil next summer. With Roy Hodgson pondering who to include in his 23-man squad for the finals, here’s who my picks would be
Scott Wilson Column: Water Polo attempting to stay afloat as post-Olympic legacy comes to Sunderland
7:00am Friday 8th November 2013
7:00am Friday 1st November 2013
7:00am Friday 25th October 2013
7:00am Friday 18th October 2013
7:00am Friday 11th October 2013
7:00am Friday 6th September 2013
WHY does the England national team continue to perform so badly? In terms of intractable issues, it’s up there with determining the meaning of life. Greg Dyke is far from the first person to ask the question, and despite the new FA chairman’s well-meaning desire to enact changes, he is unlikely to be the last.
7:00am Friday 16th August 2013
7:00am Friday 9th August 2013
HISTORY will be made today when the North-East stages its first Ashes Test, yet amid all the excitement and pride, there will also be a sense of unease. As well as being the first Ashes Test to take place in the region, there is every chance this could also be the last.
7:00am Friday 2nd August 2013
7:00am Friday 26th July 2013
TOMORROW marks the first anniversary of the opening ceremony of London 2012, and one year on, thoughts are turning to issues of legacy and value. Have the Games left a lasting impact? And was the £9bn bill for the Olympics and Paralympics money well spent?
SCOTT WILSON COLUMN: Only a lifetime ban will prevent drug cheats smearing those playing by the rules
7:00am Friday 19th July 2013
7:00am Friday 12th July 2013
7:00am Friday 5th July 2013
8:00am Friday 14th June 2013
8:00am Friday 31st May 2013
10:51am Friday 24th May 2013
WITH the domestic football season having finished last weekend, its time to pick out some personal highlights and lowlights from the last nine months. The only caveat? Only matches I've actually seen this season count.
8:00am Friday 10th May 2013
IMPOSSIBLE not to respect; incredibly difficult to like. Sir Alex Ferguson might have been the greatest British football manager of the last three decades, but it would be wrong to suggest he was showered with universal acclaim.
8:00am Friday 3rd May 2013
8:00am Friday 26th April 2013
8:00am Friday 19th April 2013
GIVEN that it came 24 hours after Millwall supporters disgraced themselves by fighting each other at Wembley, it was inevitable that the disorder that followed Sunday's Tyne-Wear derby would be lumped into a general debate about the return of football hooliganism.
8:00am Friday 12th April 2013
8:00am Friday 5th April 2013
AMID all the furore that has surrounded Paolo Di Canio's appointment as Sunderland manager, one issue has been somewhat overlooked. Forget all the talk of fascism and past political statements, just how big a gamble has Ellis Short taken by appointing someone who has never managed in England's top two leagues?
10:29am Friday 22nd March 2013
8:00am Friday 8th March 2013
I'M often asked, 'What's the best football match you've ever been to'? From a professional point of view, I doubt I'll ever top the thrill of covering Middlesbrough's two remarkable comebacks in their run to the UEFA Cup final.
8:00am Friday 1st March 2013
8:00am Friday 22nd February 2013
8:00am Friday 15th February 2013
8:00am Friday 8th February 2013
8:00am Friday 1st February 2013
IT has become an established part of the sporting calendar, indeed Sky Sports yesterday described it as “one of the most important days of the year”. But what does a Chief Sports Writer do if he's spending transfer window on a day off looking after his young daughter? Scott Wilson, with a little help from one-year-old Rosie, reports
9:32am Friday 25th January 2013
8:00am Friday 18th January 2013
11:59am Friday 11th January 2013
8:00am Friday 4th January 2013
8:00am Friday 28th December 2012
8:00am Friday 7th December 2012
8:00am Friday 30th November 2012
WITH winter setting in, and the sporting agenda being dominated by a seemingly never-ending stream of footballing scandals, this week's announcement of the shortlist for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award has provided a welcome reminder of more enjoyable times.
8:00am Friday 23rd November 2012
8:00am Friday 2nd November 2012
REGARDLESS of what Mark Clattenburg did or did not say to Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel on Sunday, the London club's subsequent accusations of racism have brought issues surrounding refereeing firmly into the spotlight.
8:00am Friday 26th October 2012
9:01am Friday 19th October 2012
IT is a game that means more than any other, reawakening a rivalry that has endured through the years. It is a match that defines a season, perhaps even a career, creating heroes on one side of the Wear-Tyne divide and villains on the other. It is a regional skirmish with far-reaching ramifications.
9:49am Friday 12th October 2012
LET’S start with something I think we’ll all be able to agree on. Wonga, the payday lender that signed a four-year sponsorship deal with Newcastle United this week, is a company that makes the toes curl.
8:00am Friday 5th October 2012
ON the pitch, it ended in disappointment, with the concession of yet another late goal. But it was away from the field of play that Middlesbrough's home game with Derby County on Wednesday really set the alarm bells ringing.
9:38am Friday 28th September 2012
8:39am Friday 21st September 2012
8:00am Friday 14th September 2012
8:00am Friday 17th August 2012
'OLYMPICS good - football bad'. It's an opinion that's been expressed far and wide this week as Britain's collective post-Games hangover extends into the start of the Premier League season. It's also simplistic nonsense.
10:04am Friday 6th July 2012
8:15am Friday 29th June 2012
GENERAL ELECTION: CONSTITUENCIES
- Barnard Castle
- Bishop Auckland
- Crook & Weardale
- Durham City
- York & Harrogate
- Newton Aycliffe
- Richmond & The Dales
- Tyne & Wear
- Whitby & Scarborough