Martin Hardy

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

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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

Alan Pardew urges his players on against Hull and got a response as they fought back to draw 2-2

Newcastle United vs Hull City: Alan Pardew stares down the St James’ storm but more clouds threaten his survival

On Wednesday Pardew has the opportunity to reach the fourth round of the Capital One Cup at Palace

Heading for trouble: Alan Pardew attacks David Meyler in a confrontation which led to him being sent to the stands at the KC Stadium

Alan Pardew future: Headbutt victim David Meyler shuns calls for Newcastle manager to be sacked

The Hull City player comes up against Pardew for the first time since the bizarre incident

Alan Pardew makes a gesture from the touchline

Alan Pardew: 'I'm facing mass hysteria,' says under-fire Newcastle manager as he fights for his job

Newcastle manager is preparing himself for a huge protest at Saturday’s game but no threat from owner Ashley yet

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