Newcastle United midfielder Jonas Gutierrez last night took to twitter after his team's fifth defeat in a row:
Sorry for The result newcastle fans. Disculpas por el resultado newcastle fans.
The Argentinian, who took over as captain when Moussa Sissoko was sent off, also thanked both sets of fans for the standing ovation he received at Anfield.
Scores of fans are preparing to boycott St James’ Park for Newcastle's next match against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, April 19.
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Newcastle head coach John Carver says that their 1-0 defeat Sunderland at the weekend was not good enough and that everyone at the club shares responsibility.
Newcastle United Head Coach, John Carver has said the team losing the last four derby games to Sunderland 'is just not good enough':
The Black Cats host the Magpies at the Stadium of Light on Sunday at 4pm.
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Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has denied spitting at Newcastle forward Papiss Cissé during the Barclays Premier League match between the sides on Wednesday night.
In a statement issued on the club website Evans has said:
Having woken up this morning I am shocked to have seen the media coverage from last night’s match. I would like to make it clear that I did not spit at Papiss Cissé.
I was totally unaware of any spitting incident and had assumed that the issue at the time was with the challenge and his attempted retaliation to the tackle from the floor.
During the game Papiss Cissé and I spoke about the incident and it is clear by my reaction in the television footage that I was totally surprised by any suggestion of spitting.
It is not in my character or in my nature to spit at anybody nor is it something I have ever done or would ever do. It is certainly not something that I did last night."
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John Alder's large collection of Newcastle football memorabilia will go on show today, February 17, at Anderson and Garland ahead of its auction for charity.
Mr Alder's family has donated his collection of 224 lots of match programmes, tickets and books, dating from the 1920s to the present day, to raise money for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.
Mr Alder and his friend Liam Sweeney were among 298 people killed when the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine last July.
Alan Pardew has earned a point in his first match against his former club Newcastle as manager of Crystal Palace.
Papiss Cisse took the lead for the Magpies before half-time, but the hosts equalised with a goal from Frazier Campbell at 71 minutes.
Newcastle have won only one match this year.
They next play Manchester City away on February 21st.
John Carver has said he celebrated his first win as Newcastle United head coach with a cup of tea and chip butty at home.
The Magpies beat Hull 3-0 at the KC Stadium last weekend.
Carver also said his aim is now to secure successive wins, starting with their match against Stoke City on Sunday.
Geordie John Carver says he's proud to be Newcastle United's head coach and that he'll fight to keep the job on a permanent basis.
Speaking today for the first time since being confirmed as head coach until the summer, Carver admits it's a dream come true.
Our Sports Correspondent, Simon O'Rourke went back to where his dream of leading the Magpies began - the Montagu and North Fenham Football Club.
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Neil Rowan, the Chairman of Montagu and North Fenham FC hopes to find out from the Newcastle City Council if their planning applications to move will be approved.