Spot the Ball;Diary
Still, there's always a silver lining, as Chris Hughes - the principal of Gateshead College and big-chief-in-waiting of the Further Education Development Agency - was at pains to point out. It was more than adequate compensation for the club, he opined, that its Stadium of Light had been declared a learning centre in the North-east.
Courses include the obligatory IT for the Terrified (for which, apparently, students include none other than the team's captain, Kevin Ball). Rumours of a follow-up, Penalty Taking For The Terrified, have yet to be confirmed.