Sam Meade in The Star leads with the future of Newcastle United Player of the Year, Solomon Rondon who is attracting interest from Wolves as well as West Ham, who have just released former Mag Andy Carroll. You can get at the piece here. Its clear Rondon isn’t going back to West Brom who are now having to cut their cloth accordingly after failing to return to the PL at the first time of asking. This report places Wolves at the head of the queue but note they haven’t triggered the release clause on Solomon’s contract clause by offering £16:5m.

It may be undue pessimism but it would appear we have little interest in signing the 29-year-old, a player who was central to United stating in the PL last season and highly valued by Rafa Benitez, who is now into the dying weeks of his contract with the club. None of this is looking good at all.

Paul Gascoigne was all over social media at the weekend and it was not a pretty sight. Gazza was filmed looking off his face, slurring his words and apparently asking for cocaine from some blurt who thought it would help if he filmed his encounter with a clearly very ill man and splashed it all over the internet. To some people nothing is more important than a few thousand RTs and Likes or whatever. This is the modern world eh?

The Mail has a feature detailing an approach which has been made to Paul from the PFA and Sporting Chance to help support him through their treatment programmes. Gascoigne is 52 now and we all wish him the very best. You can get at the piece in The Mail here

Still with The Mail and it appears Stewart Donald is on the brink of flipping his ownership of Sunderland to some US businessman after just over 12 months running the show on Wearside. Click here for the full story. Him and the oily, pink-chino wearing gob-sh*te  Methadone who have led the Mackems by the nose over the last season may have made more money had they been promoted but they weren’t. If only someone had predicted this was exactly what these two carpet-baggers were up to eh? Hmm. Still, no-one can take away those heady days of communal DIY and the new seats  at the stadium. It hasn’t been a total wash-out and they will always have the Checkatrade and Play-off finals to feature in the next Netflix instalment (licks lips in anticipation).

Anyway, may we point you in the direction of the Mackem Messageboard, home to the FTM-echo-chamber, bat-cave for tin-foil hat wearing conspiracy theories (the Mag-edia being one of the best) and general overwhelming small-time bitterness and desperation – this one post, discussing Newcastle United has currently 2,417 comments – click here Wow eh?

Even in the most worrying times at Newcastle United, our neighbours will always give us a reason to smile.