Martin Hardy

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

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Alan Pardew sought advice from various people on how better to cope with pressure

Alan Pardew head-butt: Newcastle United manager enlists help of life coach in search of 'redemption'

The Newcastle manager received a seven-match ban for head-butting Hull's David Meyler

Alan Pardew (left) was involved in an ugly confrontation with Hull's David Meyler on Saturday

Alan Pardew head-butt: Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley shows he now trusts his manager

Mad moment will not cost Pardew his job as he sings from owner’s hymn sheet

Alan Pardew attacks David Meyler in a confrontation which led to him being sent to the stands at the KC Stadium on Saturday

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Victory for winger against his former club would cap his other achievements

Adam Johnson controls the ball during a training session with Sunderland

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Loic Remy blasts in Newcastle's late winning goal against Aston Villa

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Pardew's team end a run of three successive Premier League defeats

Kiss of death: The French revolution is fading fast in Newcastle; even the mentor Yohan Cabaye (bottom) has now returned to his homeland

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Gallic coterie head for home as manager calls for British-based recruits

Dejected Newcastle United players after Tottenham’s fourth goal

Director of football gone, best player sold - rudderless Newcastle are left drifting towards trouble

For the second successive transfer window the club failed to make a permanent signing

Emmanuel Adebayor celebrates opening the scoring for Spurs

Newcastle 0 Tottenham 4 match report: Outstanding Emmanuel Adebayor keeps Spurs firing emphatically for Tim Sherwood

Pressure now on Magpies manager Alan Pardew to halt miserable run of three successive defeats by three or more goals

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