Martin Hardy

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

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Fabricio Coloccini shows off the new shirt

Wonga may end £24m shirt sponsorship deal with Newcastle United

News comes just days ahead of final day of season showdown

John Carver watches his Newcastle side slip to defeat

Newcas tle cancel end-of-season party - even if they avoid relegation from the Premier League

Party would 'not be appropriate,' read a club statement

Papiss Cisse

Newcastle relegation battle: Papiss Cisse return boosts survival hopes at St James' Park

Lack of fire-power has contributed to dreadful form on Tyneside

Everton vs Sunderland: Dick Advocaat insists new confidence will keep Sunderland up

Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat believes three or four more points could keep them up

Favourite son: former Blackburn striker Alan Shearer eyes boss's job

Alan Shearer 'taken aback' at plea by Fabricio Coloccini to Newcastle fans

Captain wrote an open letter to fans calling on them to get behind the team

John Carver has had talks with Mike Williamson after claiming the defender got himself sent off

I'm the best coach in Premier League, but my Newcastle players can't follow instructions, says John Carver

Magpies boss makes astonishing claim despite overseeing the worst run in the club's history

Graham Fenton is tackled by Manchester United’s Steve Bruce at Wembley in the 1994 League Cup final, which Aston Villa won 3-1
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Newcastle manager: Steve McClaren baulked at Mike Ashley's control as owner makes clear current malaise is unacceptable

Derby County manager rejected chance to replace John Carver

John Carver

Leicester City vs Newcastle: Magpies keep faith with John Carver to avoid the drop after Foxes mauling

Toon are dragged into the relegation fight after Leicester defeat

John Carver: Newcastle United must protect me from abusive Toon fans

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