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Martin Hardy

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Martin Hardy is a football reporter at 'The Independent'.

Dark times have followed the rapid rise of Byrne

It was all sunshine and forward-thinking during the 31-year-old Irish lawyer’s early days as Sunderland’s chief executive. But the gloss soon wore off, first with the appointment of  Di Canio as manager and now the Johnson grooming scandal

Are Newcastle United about to profit from Mike Ashley?

The owner’s decision to put the club on a sound business footing has led to £120m being spent on players. And though the team is in relegation trouble again, there is a feeling the investment could soon pay dividends, writes Martin Hardy

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