Lee Clark played for both Newcastle and Sunderland so has a unique view of what Sunday’s match will be like. He tells Martin Hardy about derby-day nerves, regrets at how his time in red and white ended... and being naked with Sophia Loren
The last Sunderland manager to lose a derby was Steve Bruce in 2011
The Magpies are without a Premier League win this season
Steve McClaren makes one change from the team that drew with Chelsea
All of the good, the mad and the highly embarrassing sayings this year
A round up of Saturday's Championship action
Isaiah Osbourne headed Blackpool ahead early on but that was as good as it got for Paul Ince's side as ill-discipline continued to set the tone in away defeat
Rams boss Steve McClaren has accepted that it will be difficult to hold onto the 18-year-old with interest coming from Premier League clubs
Young English coaches deserve not to be written off so early in their careers - including the former Middlesbrough manager
Italy, Norway, Israel, Iraq, Chile and Egypt. The combined might of England's Under-21 and Under-20 teams failed to muster a single victory against that cluster of teams on the European and world stage this summer, but it seems they can always rely on Scotland.
England now below Serbia
The Three Lions are now 15th in the world
Alan Pardew is aware that relegation to the Championship could end his time in charge at Newcastle United.
Defeat for England tonight would seriously dent aspirations of reaching the 2014 World Cup
Newcastle defender rewarded for best spell of career with return to the national squad
Former Nottingham Forest manager agrees short term deal