Before we move on to the upcoming Derby, we've got a Reasonable Reaction Review for the Arsenal match coming from Reno, and in a new feature, John will review all of the Premier League action through Newcastle-colored lenses. For now, here are some news items we're keeping track of:
PSV Eindhoven want £6m for star Erik Pieters | ChronicleLive
A £6 million transfer fee plus £30K/week in wages sounds pretty reasonable to me. What's the hold-up?
Striker 'on strike' to try to force Newcastle move (plus video of him in action) | MirrorFootball.co.uk
Mali striker Modibo Maiga of Sochaux is trying to force a move through to Newcastle. Sounds a bit like the Hatem Ben Arfa situation of last season. Anybody know anything about him (besides what you can see in the video?)
Follow the jump for more of the latest Newcastle news from around the web.
Gervinho three-game ban upheld | Yahoo! Eurosport
The FA upheld Gervinho's three-match ban, perhaps a little harsh.
Joey Barton facing action from FA over Twitter | JournalLive
Meanwhile, they're sticking their collective nose into Joey Barton's Twitter account. I wouldn't argue if they banned Barton over his on-the-pitch actions on Saturday, but this is a little much.
The Top Ten: Our Most Memorable Derby Day Moments! | Roker Report
Our Sunderland counterparts give their top ten Derby Day moments from the mackem perspective.