Sport Trabzonspor bid £7m for Newcastle forward Papiss Cisse

Toon may consider selling Cisse after De Jong capture

Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote

Cheick Tiote urges Newcastle team-mates to remain positive

Newcastle give away two late goals to slip to fourth straight defeat

Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye celebrates a goal at Anfield

Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye undergoes surgery

Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye has undergone groin surgery in Paris today.

Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye celebrates a goal at Anfield

Liverpool draw a good point for Newcastle says Yohan Cabaye

Yohan Cabaye was relieved to escape with a point against Liverpool after becoming the first Newcastle player to score at Anfield in eight years.

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez

Brendan Rodgers desperate to resolve Liverpool's over-reliance on Luis Suarez

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admits his team have an over-reliance on Luis Suarez when it comes to scoring goals but he hopes to rectify the situation in the January transfer window.

Alan Pardew, Newcastle manager on last season's flashpoint: 'We scored in injury time and it's hard to keep your emotions in check'

Call for calm on Tyne-Wear's troubled waters

O'Neill and Pardew play down old feuds and show mutual respect in attempt to take sting out of England's 'nastiest' derby

Steven Fletcher celebrates scoring the opening goal

Premier League: Sunderland v Newcastle match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at the Stadium of Light

A view of St James' Park

Managing director Derek Llambias optimistic about Newcastle's financial future

Newcastle managing director Derek Llambias is confident the events of the past fortnight have helped to secure the long-term future of the club.

<b>Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle) </b><br/>
The previously derided Argentine defender has had a renaissance this season and his inspirational leadership and solid defending have propelled Newcastle into Champions League contention.

Jonas Gutierrez hopeful Newcastle defender Fabricio Coloccini will return for Sunderland showdown

Midfielder Jonas Gutierrez is hoping the impending return of skipper Fabricio Coloccini will shore up Newcastle's defence ahead of their derby showdown with Sunderland.

Rio Ferdinand had a commanding game in defence for United

Five things we learnt from Manchester United's victory over Newcastle at St James' Park

1 Rooney is back and comfortable in his new role

RVP is accused of elbowing Cabaye

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew accuses Manchester United striker Robin van Persie of elbowing Yohan Cabaye in the face

Robin van Persie is facing the possibility of a Football Association charge after he was accused of elbowing the Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye in the face.

Alan Pardew was unpopular upon his arrival at Newcastle

Premier League: Reading v Newcastle match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at the Madejski Stadium

Papiss Cisse of Newcastle celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Chelsea

Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse hopeful of goalscoring spree

Papiss Cisse is hoping he can go on another memorable scoring burst to ease the pain of Newcastle's Capital One Cup exit.

<b>Roberto Mancini v Paul Lambert</b><br/>
During Manchester City's surprise Capital One Cup defeat at home to Aston Villa, Roberto Mancini entered into an exchange with Paul Lambert when the latter seemed to object to the City manager questioning the fourth official over why a yellow card had not been shown. After the match, Mancini said: 'I am tired of these managers. I did not say anything to him, I only asked if it was a yellow card and he comes over [to argue] every time. I am tired of this, I am very tired.' Mancini then went on to warn others about such behaviour. 'Some managers had better shut up because I was only asking the fourth official because I thought the referee had left his yellow card in the dressing room. I don't like this behaviour. When they go to Old Trafford, they say nothing.'

Rebel without a (yellow) card: Why Mancini falls out with rival managers

As Paul Lambert joins the long list of the Italian's sparring partners, Ian Herbert finds the source of the City coach's touchline tantrums

The Solvenia international Haris Vuckic scored the decisive goal

Newcastle's Europa League nerves are settled by Haris Vuckic strike

Newcastle United 1 Atromitos 0 (Newcastle win 2-1 on aggregate)

Sport on TV: The Euros are up for grabs – it's all about the first touch

As Ruud Gullit might say, there has been a lot of sexy football played in the first week of Euro 2012, and without Sven the Swedish lothario anywhere to be seen. But not much of it has been played by England, who have discarded their fancy foreign clothing in favour of Roy Hodgson's "No sex please, we're English" mentality, with its focus on rearguard actions and opening up from the back.

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