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An investigation into the culture of abuse of match day officials which could bring English football down from the bottom. Football, the game millions love, wouldn’t happen without referees. The game relies on referees to go ahead, and many people are not brave enough to step up. Unfortunately, the new generation of referees are receiving […]

Non League Day is the perfect opportunity for Newcastle and Sunderland fans alike to attend local grassroots fixtures with their sides not playing due to the international break. On March 25 this year fans will be encouraged to support their local non league sides with Premier League and Championship action unavailable due to the international […]

Newcastle has a range of pubs to get in the mood for a match-day at St James’ Park. Here I have listed eight of the best pubs to go to before a game:  

Football is the biggest sport in the United Kingdom, however it is particularly massive in the North East of England. Below, Spark have gathered the best five-a-side pitches in Tyne and Wear

An enhanced coaching centre in Sunderland has applauded what coaches say is a “great experience” in bringing leading women coaches to motivate its under 12s group. Spark recently covered the news that Sunderland AFC Women coaches, Mel Reay and Steph Libbey, visited the Beacon of Light to give the Sunderland RTC girls a coaching session […]

Sunderland icon Gary Bennett has sung the praises of campaign group Show Racism the Red Card as the organisation helped its one millionth person. The charity, which was founded in 1996 in the North East, has delivered regular educational workshops in a bid to educate against racism in society using high-profile football figures as role […]

Sunderland’s season has been hampered by poor refereeing decisions with Keith Hackett criticising standards. Speaking on the Mackem in the Middle podcast, Keith discussed the current debate that surrounds English refereeing and the constant criticism that comes their way. He said: “What I have seen in the last 10 years is a decline of refereeing […]

Well known Celebrities from around the region are set to play their part in a Charity football game.


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