Newcastle owner Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias

Derek Llambias resigns as managing director of Newcastle following appointment of Joe Kinnear

Llambias polarised opinions of the club's fans during his time at St James' Park

Xisco is in the squad to face FC Bruges

Xisco finally to earn his £50,000-a-week wages for Newcastle in Europa League

The utterance from Alan Pardew two weeks ago was just about as damning as anything he has said as Newcastle United manager. "For the first time since I have been here, he has shown signs of life."

Championship Round-Up

Cahill regrets Millwall's decline

Leeds United 2 Southampton 1

Hulse the catalyst as Leeds give Blackwell a boost

Lee the leader at a loss in the Den of dark despair

Millwall 1 Ipswich Town 2

Matthew Norman's Media Diary

BBC spells out a winning format

Wise plays risky board game

Millwall 3 Plymouth Argyle 0

Robinson strike does little to quell Wise speculation

Millwall 1 - Leeds United 1

Wise praise for Bates at Leeds

Wise urges his lions to play with pride against Hungarian champions

The build-up to Millwall's first ever European campaign has not exactly gone to plan, with the Lions losing 2-0 to Ipswich Town on Sunday and having Barry Hayles ruled out with a rib injury into the bargain.

Paphitis hopeful despite tough European draw

Millwall's chairman, Theo Paphitis, was cautiously optimistic about his side's chances in their first major European adventure after drawing Ferencvaros in the Uefa Cup.

Long throws are a Serioux route to goal

Millwall 2 - Leicester City 0

Wise's sparkling example gives Millwall hope of champagne moment

Millwall have been lifted by Dennis Wise as both player and manager. By Jason Burt

Wise in Italy for treatment as final hopes fade

There was a significant absentee when Millwall welcomed the press to the Den yesterday: Dennis Wise, their player-manager. Wise has often had a fractious relationship with the national media but his excuse was all-too real. He was in Italy receiving emergency treatment on a leg injury, believed to be a calf problem. His chances of making Saturday's FA Cup final against Manchester United are described as "hopeful" at best.

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