Martin Hardy

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

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A SackPardew.com sign visible at St Mary's on Saturday

Alan Pardew: 'We must stand and deliver against Hull,' says struggling Newcastle manager

Pardew's position is under serious threat

A banner at St Mary's on Saturday

Alan Pardew: Under-fire Newcastle manager gets another chance to save his job

Newcastle suffered a thrashing at Southampton on Saturday

A fans’ poll revealed that the majority of those questioned wanted Alan Pardew to be sacked

Alan Pardew: I have lost the fans' trust at Newcastle

Speculation is mounting over the manager's future

The Newcastle board has cooled towards Alan Pardew after a disappointing start to the season

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has two games to save his job at St James' Park

The club have endured a disappointing start to the new season

Palace’s new manager, Neil Warnock, high-fives with Wilfried Zaha after the final whistle

Newcastle United vs Crystal Palace: Wilfried Zaha’s rapid rebirth puts Manchester United back in the dock

Neil Warnock spoke of Wilfried Zaha being swallowed up at Manchester United, but the rebirth, the reminder of what persuaded Sir Alex Ferguson to spend £15m on a 20-year-old in January 2013, was so immediate as to pose more questions about what is going on at Old Trafford.

Sunderland vs Manchester United: ‘Sunday League’ defending exposes United’s full malaise

Valencia gave his new manager as significant a reminder as you can that he does not like defending

Sunderland vs Manchester United: Sunderland add to United pain but Real Madrid confirm £64m Angel Di Maria move

Further horror for Van Gaal after 1-1 draw at Sunderland however deal for Argentine winger should be concluded shortly

Rémy Cabella showed glimpses of genuine quality for Newcastle yesterday

Newcastle vs Manchester City: United family reconciled as arrivals give cause for optimism

In the 85th minute, the Gallowgate End at St James’ Park burst into song. Seconds earlier, in the technical area of the home dugout, Alan Pardew had spun on his heels with his hands clasped together in disappointment. Unlike the final home game of last season, when he was cemented to his seat, it was not personal anguish. The emotion was a shared one with the support this time.

Roberto Martinez announces Ross Barkley has agreed a new four-year deal with Everton

Ross Barkley out for TWO months, not five, says Everton manager Roberto Martinez

The England midfielder suffered the injury prior to the opening day 2-2 draw with Leicester City

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