Martin Hardy

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

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Andy Carroll found himself out of place at Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool

West Ham United v Liverpool: Andy Carroll the Brendan Rodgers reject believes title is going to Anfield

Carroll saw enough in private to know what an influence Suarez is

Newcastle fans protest against the club’s owner Mike Ashley after poor results since Boxing Day

Newcastle fans to take part in open-top bus parade prior to Manchester United match

Ironic 'Magical Misery Tour' ahead of this weekend's game a response to the highs and lows of a difficult few months for Magpie supporters

Andy Caroll celebrates after his header opened the scoring last night

Sunderland 1 West Ham United 2 match report: Andy Carroll ignores boos to push Sunderland closer to the drop

The cacophony of jeers that echoed around the Stadium of Light were for the losers, Sunderland. West Ham once more won a football match (now six of their last nine) and heard the anger of supporters. None were from the 800 or so who had travelled north.

Ross Barkley silenced the Newcastle home fans after 22 minutes

Newcastle United 0 Everton 3 match report: Ross Barkley wonder goal makes him a must for a trip to the World Cup

Romelu Lukaku and Leon Osman were also on target at St James' Park

Yoan Gouffran in the dressing room at Newcastle United’s training ground at Darsley Park

Yoan Gouffran on what it’s like to get up close with Alan Pardew - Newcastle’s excitable manager

While the United boss has to stay away again, his ‘workaholic’ midfielder will keep calm and carry on, as ever

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

Capital One Cup Final: Manchester City v Sunderland - Wide-eyed Adam Johnson still bears scars of leaving City

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

Adam Johnson controls the ball during a training session with Sunderland

World Cup 2014: Adam Johnson's hopes of going to Brazil rest on receiving England call-up for Denmark match

The winger has scored seven goals in his last nine games for Sunderland, but has not featured in a squad since he was an unused substitute against Poland in 2012

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