Alan Pardew has indicated that we will see a stronger line-up than the young inexperienced one who started last Friday against Chemnitzer, with the possibility of our first new season glimpses of the likes of Cisse, Coloccini and Tiote.
The end of this football season is likely to coincide with negotiations intensifying for the next Premier League TV deal. Qatar based Al Jazeera are expected to battle with SKY and ESPN, will Mike Ashley be in line for megabucks?
The derby against sunderland moved to noon on Sun 4th March, live on ESPN.
Yes we understand TV companies want to show that match and yes we know the Police want it at the most awkward time for fans to be able to get a decent drink beforehand…but it still doesn’t make it right.