Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel has urged the Professional Footballers' Association to help Paul Gascoigne, who is struggling with alcoholism and depression.
This is not fun watching. Gazza needs help. Come on PFA & Gordon Tayloy, time to step up. http://t.co/FupdJf96
We are all responsible for how we live our lives. But that doesn't mean we can't step in and help,
..instead of getting great deals on cars & other luxury goods for members,PFA should commit more time and funds to help the like of Gazza.
Newspapers published pictures of former England star Gascoigne in an "incoherent and drunk" state at a public appearance last week.
Today the Sunday Mirror says he admits: "I know I have to stop boozing but I simply can't."
The cost of the Darlington Arena was too expensive for Darlington Football Club, but now the town's Mowden Park rugby team has hosted its first game at the newly named Northern Echo Arena.
NUFC confirm Xisco contract terminated by mutual consent
Newcastle United have confirmed Xisco's contract has been terminated by mutual consent.
FA Cup Fourth round
Middlesbrough v Aldershot
Portsmouth v Hartlepool
A well-know watering hold for Newcastle United fans, The Strawberry, has changed its name to La Fraise in honour of the recent French signings.
Middlesbrough host League Two side Aldershot Town in the FA Cup Fourth Round on Saturday.
Watch a preview of the match below:
Volunteers have been helping clear snow at the home of the Newcastle Falcons.
The club are due to host Cornish Pirates in Championship One at Kingston Park on Friday night. Despite heavy snowfall in recent days, Falcons officials say they're hopeful the game will go ahead as planned.
Tonight's Blue Square Bet North clash between Harrogate Town and Workington AFC has been postponed.
The match was due to be played at Doncaster's Keepmoat Stadium this evening, but it has been re-arranged for Wednesday 6 February. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:45pm