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Newcastle face loss of Carroll after 'shock' Hughton sacking

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Les says kindred spirit Carroll can light up the Toon

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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

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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.

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