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Arsenal warned that Norwich will 'fight like dogs' on Saturday

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Newcastle managing director Derek Llambias is confident the events of the past fortnight have helped to secure the long-term future of the club.

Demba Ba of Newcastle volleys in a spectacular equaliser
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew

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Norwich sign Michael Turner from Sunderland

Michael Turner has completed his move to Norwich from Sunderland for an undisclosed fee.

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Robert Snodgrass has left Leeds' training camp after being given permission to speak to an unnamed Barclays Premier League club, believed to be Norwich.

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Norwich's 1-0 friendly win over Celtic at Parkhead last night came at a price when new signing Steven Whittaker limped off in the first half with an ankle injury.

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Liverpool striker Andy Carroll should return to Newcastle, says Alan Shearer

Former Newcastle captain Alan Shearer believes returning to Tyneside would be a “great move” for Liverpool striker Andy Carroll.

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