Southampton striker  Shane Long gets above Newcastle’s Daryl Janmaat to head home the equalising goal during the   Premier League match at  St James’ Park. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

Newcastle 2 Southampton 2 At the final whistle Steve McClaren strode out to the centre circle to applaud his new public. The politely understated way (...)

A sign is seen outside a Sports Direct International Plc store in London. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Sporting goods retailer Sports Direct said profits rose 21 per cent in the year to April 26th, as the company announced plans to cut its bonus sche(...)

Steve McClaren has been confirmed as the new Newcastle United manager. Photograph: PA

Steve McClaren has set his sights on winning cups at Newcastle and finishing in the top eight of the Premier League after being confirmed as their new(...)

John Carver will be replaced as  Newcastle United manager by Steve McClaren.   Photo:  Richard Sellers/PA

John Carver has left Newcastle as the club prepares to appoint a new head coach. The 50-year-old, who took charge of the final 20 games of last season(...)

Petr Cech could leave Chelsea in search of regular football, with Arsenal potential suitors. Photograph: Reuters

Arsenal The three most obvious positions where Arsenal require an upgrade are goalkeeper, centre-forward and defensive midfielder. In goal Wojc(...)

Patrick Viera: in the frame for the job of Newcastle United manager. Photo: Matthew Peters/ Getty Images

Patrick Vieira has emerged as a surprise contender to take charge of Newcastle United but Steve McClaren remains on the club’s shortlist, and the form(...)

Newcastle United’s Jonas Gutierrez celebrates scoring his team’s second goal at St James’s Park. Photograph: AFP Photo / Ian MacNicol

In far too many ways the Mike Ashley era at Newcastle United has been all about the abdication of responsibility. It speaks volumes that almost exact(...)

Jonas Gutierrez is mobbed by his  teammates after his goal virtually guaranteed Newcastle’s Premier League survival. Photograph: Reuters

Newcastle United 2 West Ham United 0When it was all over, as Newcastle briefly allowed themselves to bask in a pleasure that had been a long time comi(...)

John Carver says he is willing to press almost any button in the hope of provoking a response from his squad. Photograph: Lindsey Parnaby/AFP

John Carver will never forget the look on Alan Shearer’s face immediately after Newcastle United were relegated at Aston Villa six years ago and is f(...)

Newcastle fans vent their frustration as the club battles relegation having lost eight league games in a row under caretaker manager John Carver. Photograph: Nigel French/PA Wire.

In the corner shops of Tyneside, Thursday’s Newcastle Evening Chronicle brought a story from the vaults. It concerned May 7th, 1955, and Jackie Milbur(...)