Aston Villa’s Leandro Bacuna has come in for criticism.
Mesut Özil has had his most productive season for Arsenal, yet he still manages to draw criticism.
The Newcastle legend is clearly hopeful of success for both North-East teams.
Manchester City will face Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals.
The former pundit was discussing the strength of next year's division and has tipped the two sides to be contenders.
The Ipswich boss has been linked with the Villa job.
Danny Higginbotham compares the current Newcastle United team to the Southampton side of 2004-05.
Both sides meet at the King Power on Sunday afternoon.
The attacking midfielder is set to miss the game due to a fractured leg.
The Black Cats take on Norwich City in a huge relegation clash on Saturday.
The business secretary, Sajid Javid, has said he wants Tata chairman, Cyrus Mistry, to agree a process for selling its UK steel business when they meet in Mumbai on Wednesday.
Mizuho International, the London-based securities and investment banking arm of the Mizuho Financial Group has appointed Christel Aranda-Hassel as Chief European Economist.
BlueCrest Capital Management, the investment firm run by billionaire Michael Platt, has hired Christopher Bae as a money manager in New York.