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Sunderland could face Chelsea conquerers Bradford City: FA Cup 5th round

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Sunderland have drawn Bradford City for the fifth round of the FA Cup.

They are get to cement their place in the next stage of the competition having held Fulham to a 0-0 draw at home this weekend.

The Black Cats will now travel to Craven Cottage on February 3 to see who will face Bradford City, who produced a shock victory against Premier League leaders Chelsea to advance to the next round of the FA Cup.

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John Carver: Five things you may not know

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Newcastle United have confirmed that John Carver will take the role of head coach until the end of the 2014/15 season.

Here are five things you may not know about him:

  • Carver was born in Newcastle and once played for Gateshead.
  • He was also caretaker manager at St James' Park during 2004.
  • He's was head coach of Toronto FC during 2008.
  • During his time in the MLS he was charged $750 for openly criticising the standard of refereeing.
  • Though his head coach role is only until the end of summer Carver is contracted with Newcastle until 2020.

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John Carver appointed head coach of NUFC until the end of the season

John Carver Credit: PA

Former Assistant Manager John Carver has been appointed Newcastle United head coach until the end of the season.

Carver said: "This is a proud day for me.

"I have worked with, and learnt from, the best manager that this football club has had in Sir Bobby Robson. I know what this Club means to this city and its people. I believe in my players and the staff I have around me.

"I am confident that we can deliver exciting successful football and look forward with relish to my role as head coach of this great football club."

Body confirmed as Durham University student Euan Coulthard

The body recovered from the River Wear in Durham city last Friday afternoon has now been formally identified as Euan Coulthard.

The 19-year-old was reported missing on Thursday, 15th January after he failed to return home following a night out.

The results of post mortem examination will be forwarded to HM Coroner but police are satisfied there are no suspicious circumstances regarding Euan’s death.

The coroner is expected to arrange for an inquest to open, probably later this week.

We are very grateful for the assistance we received during our searches from Euan’s friends and fellow students, as well as all the other agencies and volunteers who took part. Our thoughts are now very much with Euan’s family at this sad time.”

– Supt Colin Williamson
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