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

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Alan Pardew applauds the travelling Newcastle support after the 2-0 win over Manchester City

Newcastle United vs Liverpool: Alan Pardew likens job at Newcastle to building furniture from Ikea

Pardew heads into this weekend's match against Liverpool on the back of three straight wins

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet

Sunderland 0 Arsenal 2: Gus Poyet flummoxed by costly mistakes

The Blackcats made two huge errors against the Gunners

Gus Poyet is consoled by Southampton manager Ronald Koeman after Sunderland’s 8-0 thrashing
The World Cup trophy

Publication of World Cup report blocked by right to anonymity for witnesses

Report into corruption will not be made public

Mike Ashley looks on during the game between Stoke City and Newcastle

No bonuses at Newcastle for all staff unless Alan Pardew’s team finishes in top 10

EXCLUSIVE: The bonus has replaced the pension and private health scheme

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is concerned about the pressure mounting on his family due to the club’s run of poor results

Defiant Newcastle manager Alan Pardew to fight on as owner Mike Ashley lends his support

The 53-year-old has admitted he has faced criticism from fans this week and that he is becoming concerned about the mounting pressure on his family

Alan Pardew at the match between Newcastle and Stoke

Martin Hardy: Mike Ashley must act now and end the Alan Pardew reign

COMMENT: This situation cannot go on any longer. Enough is enough

Fans call for the head of Alan Pardew at the match between Newcastle and Stoke

Stoke City vs Newcastle analysis: Window woes leave Alan Pardew bereft of flair

Another defeat for the Magpies who remain without a Premier League win

Banter: Alan Pardew has played down Mike Ashley comments

Stoke vs Newcastle: Bid to rise from bottom of Premier League is no joke for Alan Pardew

The Magpies are seeking their first win of the season

Newcastle fans protest against the club’s owner Mike Ashley

Crystal Palace vs Newcastle: Capital One Cup snub shows numbers rule over romance for Mike Ashley

Ashley’s sums mean Wednesday night’s game at Selhurst Park is virtually meaningless for the Magpies

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