There's still two days to go before the Tyne-Wear derby and the kickoff can't come soon enough for Newcastle United and Sunderland fans.
Just in case this fixture needed any more drama, Newcastle signed Jack Colback from Sunderland last summer, who will now pull on a black and white shirt in the famous fixture. Colback, of course, scored in this game last term, and if he were to do so in Newcastle colours, it would raise the roof at the Gallowgate End.
But Colback-gate is just the tip of the...
Hatem Ben Arfa is set for a January move after finding himself unwanted at Newcastle and Hull, while in France, a film is being produced about the mercurial winger.
The 27-year-old former Marseille player appears set for a January transfer after Newcastle manager Alan Pardew declared he did not want to take Ben Arfa back from his loan spell at Hull, where boss Steve Bruce has written him out of his plans.
His agent Michel Ouzaine told 20minutes.fr: "There are a lot of clubs interested in him, despite...
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew got a double dose of bad news in his club's 4-0 loss to Tottenham in the Capital One Cup as goalkeeper Jak Alnwick may have sustained an injury.
Expectations for Newcastle were high ahead of the match at White Hart Lane after a recent run of good results including a Premier League win vs. Chelsea.
However, while Spurs return to league action is now buoyed by progress, this was not Newcastle's ideal preparation for the Tyne-Wear derby against Sunderland on Sunday.
In the end, Newcastle United were not even close. They started nervously at White Hart Lane and finished looking deflated with some players looking like they just wanted to get out of London as quickly as possible.
Before the game the question was if Newcastle finally end all those years of hurt by knocking out Tottenham Hotspur. In short, after a 4-0 hiding, the answer was an emphatic "no".
But there are now more questions than answers for United fans. Make no mistake; should United beat...