Sport Eden Hazard celebrates after scoring for Chelsea against Swansea

A look ahead to this weekend's encounter at Stamford Bridge

Ian Holloway hopes Kenny Dalglish won't ruin Liverpool legacy

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway hopes that Kenny Dalglish does not tarnish his Liverpool legacy after returning to the club as manager.

Ashley believed Hughton lacked authority to take Newcastle to next level

Club cites 'lack of experience' for dismissal of manager but disagreement over backroom staff fuelled rift with board

Newcastle face loss of Carroll after 'shock' Hughton sacking

Pardew and O'Neill in frame to take over / Players will be hit hard, says Campbell

Alan Shearer impressed by Andy Carroll debut

Former England captain Alan Shearer has praised Andy Carroll's England performance in the disappointing 2-1 defeat by France at Wembley last night and called for patience with the national team's youngsters.

Toby Flood: Tackling Australia's terrifying trio is key to putting last week's defeat behind us

You realise you can't give their back three cheap ball or anything they can feed off

Ferguson fury at 'hopeless' jibe by BBC

The BBC has provoked the ire of Sir Alex Ferguson once again with an unflattering Match of the Day analysis of Manchester United's win against Wolves on Saturday.

Les says kindred spirit Carroll can light up the Toon

Ferdinand scored the winner for Keegan's side in the derby. He tips Newcastle's No 9 to do the same today

David Flatman: Referee has an impossible job so let's repair the rapport

From the Front Row: The good old days of a teacher-pupil relationship seem to have gone and now is the time to work with – not against – the man with the whistle

Business Diary: The mystery of Sky's missing fan

It's the end of the era at Sky. For as long as anyone can remember, the first question at its annual general meeting has come from a Bristol City supporter disappointed about the lack of coverage of his team on Sky's football channels.

Carroll keeps feet on the ground

Andy Carroll will not allow himself to get carried away after taking the first step towards filling the legendary Alan Shearer's boots.

Chris Hughton: 'Fans always take to you if they like what they see on the pitch'

The Newcastle manager Chris Hughton faces a Premier League baptism of fire as his team take on Manchester United

South Africa 2010: Probably the best quotes in the world

Tongue-twisters, memorable muck-ups and a few more Colemanballs (that's Chris, not David). Phil Shaw picks his favourites

Amol Rajan: The Shearer Defence: a new term for socially acceptable, sporting immorality

I mildly disagree with my esteemed colleague Brian Viner, who writes this morning of his low opinion of Alan Shearer’s punditry.

Brian Viner: Alan Shearer seems to possess all the tactical insight of Sybil Fawlty

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He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
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Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

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Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

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From farm to fork in Cornwall

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Robert Parker interview

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