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Newcastle head coach John Carver is looking for results rather than performances as he attempts to halt the club's alarming slide.
The Magpies go into Sunday's clash with Tottenham at St James' Park on the back of five successive Barclays Premier League defeats and in danger of slipping from the relative comfort of mid-table to the fringes of the scrap for top-flight survival.
In the circumstances, Carver needs points to ease the mounting pressure as Spurs and then Swansea head for Tyneside, and he...
Most Tottenham fans never expected a top-four finish this season, so the fact they are almost certain to miss out will not be a cause for great dismay.
The goal was always gradual improvement -- yet another transitional season but hopefully the last one for a while, at least, with the promise of better things just around the corner.
There has been evidence of progress, especially at the start of 2015 when Spurs put five goals past Chelsea and then beat Arsenal at White Hart Lane, while reaching...
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino believes Harry Kane's "massive impact" on English football makes him more worthy of the PFA Player of the Year award than Eden Hazard.
This has been a remarkable season for the 21-year-old, who has gone from third-choice striker at Tottenham to netting 29 goals in all competitions, representing his country and captaining his boyhood club.
The nation has been swept up in Kane's rise, which has clearly impressed fellow professionals given he has been shortlisted...
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino sympathises with under-pressure John Carver, even though his Newcastle counterpart knew exactly what he was letting himself in for.
A number of fans will boycott the Magpies' match against Spurs on Sunday in a show of defiance against owner Mike Ashley as another disappointing season comes to a close.
The protest may well hinder United's chances of a first Premier League win since February, which will no doubt ratchet up the pressure on Carver.
Handed the reins...