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

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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

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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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Adam Johnson controls the ball during a training session with Sunderland

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

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

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