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Glenn Whelan is sent-off for Stoke in their match against Newcastle United.

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'I wish we had Gary Neville on Match of the Day', admits Gary Lineker as he defends the BBC's flagship football show

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Mark Lawrenson to have 'reduced role' on Match of the Day

Long standing pundit squeezed out to make room for new additions

Martin Hardy on Newcastle up for sale

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Joe Kinnear attempts to build bridges with Newcastle fans after claiming he was 'more intelligent' than them

The new director of football upset some fans with his comments

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Newcastle 'preparing shock bid' for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney claims Sports Direct website

Report comes from Sports Direct, the company owned by Mike Ashley

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Malky Mackay was once so irritated by Craig Bellamy's hyperactivity that he locked him in a toilet for four hours. But the inconvenience was strictly temporary, for today Cardiff City's talismanic star has matured into a model senior pro who, together with manager Mackay, is leading the Welsh club into the Premier League.

Greek footballer's Nazi salute: Katidis is probably not a fascist. But he is certainly an idiot

The player's insistence that he did not know the meaning of the gesture seems ridiculous

Alan Pardew: Newcastle’s manager appreciates the owner’s support

Alan Pardew says it would be a 'massive' result if Newcastle beat Anzhi Makhachkala

The Magpies meet the vanquishers of Liverpool in the Europa League on Thursday

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Alan Pardew: Newcastle’s manager appreciates the owner’s support

Newcastle eager to settle score against Tottenham

Magpies buoyed by arrival of January transfer signings

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BBC announce Match of the Day 2 presenter will be replaced from next season

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