Sunderland Speedster has Geordie fever

    Football Banter 11:27 12/08/09

    Some people will do anything to avoid a speeding fine... and footballers are no different.Black Cats midfielder Grant Leadbitter found himself in the ... Read more+

    Toon are becoming 'calamity kings' of the English game

    Football Banter 00:42 22/06/09

    It was Francis Lee who famously coined the phrase: "If they handed out cups for cock-ups you wouldn't get in the Manchester City boardroom." Well, i... Read more+

    Tear we go to Newcastle infamy

    Football Banter 10:59 25/05/09

    The teary-eyed Newcastle fan caught blubbing by Sky Sports clearly hadn't read excellent Toon website before travelling to Aston Villa. It ... Read more+

    Burnley Wembley invite for Rhys Williams

    Big-hearted Burnley are giving Rhys Williams a special invite for their day at Wembley on Monday - if Middlesbrough will let him go. Williams helped... Read more+

    Alan Shearer grudge match for Martin O'Neill

    Martin O'Neill admits he still bears a grudge against Alan Shearer from 11 years ago. Aston Villa manager O'Neill and Newcastle boss Shearer will fa... Read more+

    Newcastle looking for some divine intervention on Sunday

    Newcastle are currently losing in the game of musical chairs that is the Premier League relegation fight, so Reverend Glyn Evans has been working up... Read more+

    Scunthorpe and Burnley the marathon men

    Manchester United, having played in the Community Shield, the World Club Championship, reached the Champions League and Carling Cup finals and FA Cu... Read more+

    Brian Howard ready to be put on the spot

    Football's richest game is just three days away - the Championship play-off final at Wembley. And while footballers can often be a superstitious bun... Read more+

    Newcastle relegation worries? What worries?

    Maybe life isn't as stressful on Tyneside as we thought - or not when you can enjoy a short break to Milan anyway. Newcastle are facing an unthinka... Read more+

    Can paper Tony Mowbray masks hide West Brom's embarrassing season?

    If there are strange goings on at Ewood Park tomorrow, when Blackburn host West Brom, then do not be alarmed. In the away stand you are likely to s... Read more+

    Another Joey Barton crime...

    Having mocked Felipe Caicedo's eagerness to get his shirt off, at least he looked like a footballer underneath it. Not something that could be said ... Read more+

    Wolves sponsor so overjoyed by promotion that he forgets which club he sponsors...

    The champagne flowed freely at Wolves' endof-season dinner - perhaps a bit too freely for some. The Championship champions' pride took a dent when t... Read more+

    Watch Alan Shearer score a cracker for Newcastle... (Video)

    Well, kind of. The camerarman filming yesterday's open trianing session at St James' Park missed the shot but managed to catch the net billowing. I... Read more+

    Alan Shearer return to Newcastle: Hexham Abbey children's choir give their verdict (Video)

    This life-affirming video is the perfect universal response to the shock news that Alan Shearer has taken over as manager of Newcastle United. For t... Read more+

    Newcastle's Damien Duff: King of the Idlers

    Newcastle United's Damien Duff is the perfect antidote to the latest bunch of tiresome thrusters who can be seen flaunting their overweening ambitio... Read more+

    Watch Tim Cahill's young son fall over during Everton's FA Cup win (Video)

    You may have missed this, what with Setanta covering the game and all, but Everton's FA Cup tie with Middlesbrough at the weekend went a bit 'You've... Read more+

    Foul mouthed football boss John Sitton the original Joe Kinnear rides again (Video)

    I've been off for a day or two, so apologies for coming to this one a little late, but more footage of longtime favourite John Sitton h... Read more+

    Newcastle scouting policy shows why club is such a shambles

    In the week when Newcastle chairman Derek Llambias warned that owner Mike Ashley's annual input will be limited to £10-15million, the club's scoutin... Read more+

    FA Cup proves a worrying turn off for Middlesbrough fans

    The embarrassing swathe of empty red seats at the Riverside for Wednesday's FA Cup win over West Ham painted a vivid picture of Middlesbrough's inab... Read more+

    Newcastle fans create yet another drama out of a crisis

    Remember Kevin Keegan's famous quote that southerners are too busy going to the theatre to care deeply about their football? Keegan, and Mike Ashley... Read more+

    West Brom boss gives up chocolate for Lent... Can he give up losing too?

    West Brom manager Tony Mowbray claims he is feeling "withdrawal symptoms" after giving up chocolate for Lent. The Baggies boss is a self-confessed c... Read more+

    What will Joe Kinnear call new Newcastle signing Kevin Nolan?

    Kevin Bolan? Roland Nolan? 'Son of Marc' Rolan Bolan? On a more serious note: is this a good move for the Bolton skipper? Barely a couple of seaso... Read more+

    Charles N'Zogbia should count himself lucky that Bobby Robson isn't his manager

    Charles 'Insomnia' N'Zogbia's spat with Joe Kinnear provides an excellent excuse to dig out that evergreen Newcastle anecdote concerning Bobby Robs... Read more+

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