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The former keeper wants to see new arrivals at St James' Park

Andy Cole: The action will warm up – but it's time to accept five inconvenient truths

Forward Thinking: The ball, altitude, they are all just excuses - the players need to get over it

Andy Cole: Wallcharts at the ready, it's time to work out exactly who'll win this tournament

Forward Thinking: A Brazil v England semi in one half of the draw (sorry Fabio, but arrivederci) and a toss-up between Spain and Argentina

Andy Cole: You have to feel for Darren Bent, Europe's unluckiest striker

Forward Thinking: Bent was the only striker in any of the big European leagues to score 20 or more league goals last season and not go to the World Cup

Andy Cole: When the phoney war finishes, Gerrard will be England's key man

Forward Thinking: He is versatile in terms of position, dynamic in terms of making his team tick, and when allowed to roam the danger he presents is frightening

Andy Cole: I know the pain of missing out on a World Cup. I'm still waiting for that call Sven promised me

Glenn Hoddle let personal animosity between us influence a footballing decision. He struggled to get on with me professionally

Andy Cole: Three cheers for Newcastle – but they need to splash out to stay up

I am delighted that Newcastle have secured promotion back to the Premier League, and the Championship title too – that on Monday at Plymouth – but I fear that unless they spend some serious cash they'll be going back down.

The Andy Cole Column: A lesson from history: never write off United

Fired Up! In a title run-in like this, the only thing on your mind is 'win the game in front of you'

Cole hails Rooney's simple approach

Former Manchester United striker Andy Cole believes Wayne Rooney's ability to finish the simplest of chances is what has made him so deadly this season.

Stewart will be fit to start next season

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Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
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Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
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Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
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Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
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Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
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Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

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I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
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Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

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