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After 18 years of no silverware Whickham are searching for glory as they take on West Auckland Town in the competition finale at the home of Sunderland AFC – The Stadium of Light.   Boyhood Mackem and Whickham manager Lee Haldane will be on the touchline of the stadium he’s visited so many times as […]

From North Shields to Billingham, here are the North East’s ‘under the radar’ non-league derbies. The North East is host to some great rivalries, with the likes of the infamous Tyne-Wear derby between Sunderland and Newcastle and the Tees-Wear Rivalry between Sunderland and Middlesborough. With the Tyne-Wear derby happening last January for the first time […]

Newcastle United Women booked their place in the FA Women’s National League Cup final with a win against Portsmouth at a lively St James’ Park. The scenes were a stark contrast to those seen by long-serving players of the club, who at one point had to pay to represent the club. Joshua Nichol reports from […]

A new era began at Blyth Spartans yesterday as Irfan Liaquat’s takeover of the club was announced, but who is the new owner?  The takeover comes following a tricky few years at Blyth, the Spartans currently sit 15th in the National League North, having narrowly avoided relegation in the last two seasons with consecutive 19th […]

Following the departure of manager Tony Mowbray on Monday evening, there is one pressing issue that his successor must face – Sunderland’s worrying inability to convert chances. Mowbray arguably paid the price for his side’s toothless attack, leaving the club in ninth place and three points off the play-offs. Sunderland’s inability to convert after impressive […]

OGC Nice’s assistant coach Julien Sablé has emerged as the bookmakers’ favourite to replace Tony Mowbray as Sunderland manager. But even though Sablé’s odds are evens to join the Black Cats, BBC Newcastle’s Sunderland commentator Nick Barnes thinks it will be a “difficult” deal to complete. The 43-year-old former Saint-Étienne interim manager is now odds […]

Former PDC Premier League champion Glen Durrant has described the North East as a “hot bed of darts” as the region saw four local stars drawn in the 2024 World Championships. The draw for the tournament, which begins at Alexandra Palace on Friday December 15, includes 2023 Masters Champion and Premier League star Chris Dobey, […]

Former Sunderland and Cardiff City defender, Gary Bennett has backed plans for a new governing body for women’s football saying the news comes at a “good time.” North East teams Sunderland Women and Durham Women are among the clubs in the Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship that unanimously voted to establish a new governing […]


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