Sport Alvaro Negredo reacts after missing a chance to score during Manchester City's 1-1 draw with Blackburn Rovers

A look ahead to the midweek FA Cup replay at the Etihad.

The games suddenly look beautiful again to Souness

Rollercoaster Toon: All smiles again after a soap-opera week

FOOTBALL: Dismal Newcastle go from Dyer to worse

Newcastle United 1 Dyer 52 Charlton Athletic 1 Rommedahl 53 Half-time: 0-0 Attendance: 51,114

Football: I would have been finished - it was me or Bellamy, says Souness

GRAEME SOUNESS said yesterday that he would have lost the respect of the Newcastle playing staff and effectively ended his managerial career had he not exiled Craig Bellamy to Celtic following the midfielder's accusation that his manager was a "liar".

Reality bites as Newcastle bring Yeading's Cup odyssey to end

Yeading 0 Newcastle United 2

Souness restructures midfield to give Newcastle fresh heart

Newcastle United 2 - Birmingham City 1

James Lawton: Bowyer dismissal leaves image rebuilding in tatters

When Lee Bowyer literally spat out his protest, obscenely, he surely knew that television was taking a close-up.

Souness backs Bowyer's aggression in Uefa Cup

The Newcastle manager, Graeme Souness, will not do anything to rein in Lee Bowyer's aggression as the Magpies attempt to reach the Uefa Cup group stages.

Kicked out

The only response to the prospect of the England rugby kicker Jonny Wilkinson leaving for a career in American football, raised by his coach Clive Woodward yesterday, must be a national whip-round. Anything to get his salary up to what he could enjoy Stateside. We're short enough of heroes as it is. But, oh dear, could any of our other sports stars be tempted to make the trip? Michael Vaughan playing baseball? David James in the NBL?

Robson frustrated by Bowyer mix-up

Muddle sees Bowyer banned

Bellamy in derby contention

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