#The Northern Echo

Ex-Fifa referee verdict on Stockley being handed ban in Sunderland controversy twist

Jayden Stockley will likely face no further charge for his alleged headbutt in Charlton Athletic’s 1-0 win over Sunderland. That is the view of ex-Fifa and Premier League referee Keith Hackett, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after Lee Johnson insisted Stockley will miss the next three games for Charlton after his confrontation with Tom Flanagan.
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Pundit makes 'incredible' Newcastle claim after Emery update from Hope

Unai Emery “is not the answer” for Newcastle United under new ownership, according to Paul Robinson. The former Premier League goalkeeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested the 49-year-old would be out of his depth in a relegation battle even though he’s managed in the Premier League before. According to...
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Lee Johnson makes admission after Sunderland's QPR clash

© Provided by Football League World Carabao Cup – Round of 16 – Queens Park Rangers v Sunderland. Sunderland boss Lee Johnson has told The Northern Echo that he would love to see his side get drawn against a Premier League side in the Carabao Cup quarter finals after beating Queens Park Rangers last night.
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Jeff Stelling asks Kris Boyd if Rangers are progressing, draws conclusion

Jeff Stelling has stated on the Gillette Soccer Saturday show on Sky Sports News (2:03pm, October 23, 2021) that Steven Gerrard’s Rangers haven’t progressed from final season. The Soccer Saturday presenter drew the conclusion after having a dialogue with former Rangers striker Kris Boyd on the present. Stelling made the...

Report: Paulo Fonseca wants to be Newcastle manager, Steven Gerrard also keen

Paulo Fonseca is reportedly interested in becoming the next Newcastle Untied manager. That’s according to the Northern Echo, who state that the 48-year-old is keen to replace Steve Bruce at St James’ Park. Bruce left the club on Wednesday, with Newcastle confirming that he has left via mutual consent. Graeme...

Newcastle could make 'incredible' Emery appointment after confirmed news - pundit

Unai Emery’s struggles at Arsenal should not discourage Newcastle United’s owners from installing him as their new manager, according to Kevin Campbell. The former Gunners and Everton striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, described the 49-year-old’s job at Sevilla and Villarreal on a low budget as “incredible”. Newcastle United confirmed...

Report: What is slowing down the process of Newcastle sacking Steve Bruce

To the shock of pretty much everyone associated with Newcastle United, Steve Bruce is still manager. The Magpies lost again on Sunday, despite being spurred on by an incredible atmosphere inside St James’ Park. The crowd lifted the players to begin with, but normality quickly resumed as energy levels from...

Report: Newcastle job appeals to Eddie Howe

According to the Northern Echo, Eddie Howe is interested in the Newcastle United job. The former Bournemouth boss has re-entered the conversation in recent days, with the Mirror claiming that he has held talks about becoming Newcastle manager. The Northern Echo state that there has been no ‘formal approach’ from...

Middlesbrough confirm stance on former Premier League defender

Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock was quick to dismiss rumours linking his side to free agent Neil Taylor. Reports that Warnock was interested in pursuing left-back Taylor were quickly squashed. Taylor, 32, left Premier League side Aston Villa in the summer after making just one league appearance last season. However, Warnock has insisted his side are not currently pursuing free agents.

Report: 'Magnificent' title-winning manager now ready to leave current club amid Newcastle links

According to The Northern Echo, Rangers boss Steven Gerrard and Villarreal manager Unai Emery are the top candidates for the Newcastle United job. Steve Bruce is still at the helm at St James’ Park, but it’s a matter of when he’ll be sacked, not if. Once he’s shown the door, the Magpies need to bring in a top-quality manager, and the two names linked check that box.

Middlesbrough fail in quest for free agents after injury list heightens

Middlesbrough have hit a brick wall in trying to sign an unnamed free agent during the international break, per a report. Boro boss Neil Warnock admits negotiations had taken place over the break but no deals could be finalised. The Championship club are desperate to increase their squad depth, especially in defensive areas after injuries to Grant Hall, Dael Fry, Anfernee Dijksteel and most recently, Marc Bola has left them short at the back.

Opening date CONFIRMED for Junkyard Golf venue in Newcastle

After months of speculation, the opening of Junkyard Golf in Newcastle has finally been given a date. On Wednesday, November 24, the "coolest experience" in the city centre will be open for business, specifically on Newgate Street. As reported by the Northern Echo, tickets have already gone on sale and...

Parliment Talk

Whilst we are in party conference season and Westminster is in recess, I have been able to get out and about in the constituency. Tuesday started with a visit to Roman for a catch up on their plans, and some nice coffee and cake, thanks Kay. I then went to the Aycliffe Secure Centre where I was able to see the incredible achievements of staff who are working with some young people from extraordinarily challenging backgrounds, I was massively impressed by their commitment and delivery. After holding a surgery at Middleton St George, I then went to County Hall at Durham to join a briefing on Levelling Up investments in the Sedgefield Constituency by Durham County Council. The primary points were around Aycliffe Town Centre and the Ferryhill Station railway project.

Three Newcastle players West Ham could sign after £300m takeover

Here are three potential options who we think would strengthen David Moyes’s squad at the London Stadium considerably. The 27-year-old centre-back is a truly top-class Premier League defender. Newcastle have already been linked with big money moves for Kalidou Koulibaly (Area Napoli) and Eric Bailly (The Northern Echo). So Lascelles...

Leicester stance revealed as Newcastle target Rodgers

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has been named as a Newcastle United target to potentially become the Magpies’ new boss. Several national reports on the subject of Newcastle’s interest in Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers have emerged over the last week, following the Magpies’ takeover by a wealthy Saudi Arabian consortium. In fact, there are so many sports media outlets writing about the speculation that it becomes so realistic and therefore difficult to argue with or deny.