1. Bleak signs for Newcastle in the North East Derby
It’s not been a great week for Newcastle fans. The inevitable happened on Monday, when they finally sold best player Yohan Cabaye to PSG for £20 million. On Wednesday, they played out a dire 0-0 draw with Norwich, dearly missing Cabaye’s creative input and losing striker Loic Remy to a red card, which has seen him suspended for the derby. Attempts to sign Clement Grenier to replace Cabaye appear to have failed, and with only 12 hours left on the transfer clock as I write this, Mark Noble is being touted as a possibility. Oh dear. It feels like a perfect storm, and a loss to mortal enemies Sunderland for the second time this season looks very much on the cards.