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Budgets will decide future for Shearer

Caretaker manager to make decision next week in talks with owner Ashley

Barton on way out of Newcastle

Lawyers called in as club looks to sack midfielder after row with Shearer and Dowie

Alan Curbishley: Impossible to Curb my enthusiasm

Charlton's plight is a Valley of tears but their former supremo still fancies return to Premier League madhouse

Magpies keep faith with Owen to regain form for vital games

Dowie stresses striker's enduring qualities in aiding Newcastle's relegation fight

Football in Brief: 10/04/2009

Quinn disappointed as last away game is moved to Monday

Niall Quinn, the club's chairman, has attacked the Premier League and television companies after Sunderland's last away game of the season at Portsmouth was yesterday moved from a Saturday to the following Monday.

Newcastle braced for the Shearer effect

Hometown hero to be unveiled today as fourth manager in troubled season

Shearer: 'I love this club and I believe I can help it'

As the Newcastle hero takes charge, Michael Walker reports on why he might just achieve the impossible

The power shifts on Tyneside as Wise is forced out

Alan Shearer flexed his muscles for the first time as interim manager of Newcastle United last night and Dennis Wise was the immediate casualty.

James Lawton: Ashley will have to live with being just a sideshow

At the peak of his ruthless rise as a sports shirt salesman sweeping past his first billion-pound milestone, Mike Ashley was said to be in the habit of parking his tanks on the lawns of anyone who might be considering standing in his way. For the sake of his shot-through credibility as a serious presence in football, however, he should perhaps now be checking what is left of his armoury.

Blackstock double lifts Sousa's spirits

Queen's Park Rangers 2 Charlton Athletic 0

Curbishley could return to replace Pardew

Alan Pardew left his role as Charlton manager by mutual consent on Saturday night after the board at The Valley finally lost patience with the 47-year-old following their 5-2 defeat at home to Sheffield United.

Sousa ready to deal with QPR's great expectations

Paulo Sousa, the former Portugal international, yesterday became Queens Park Rangers' sixth manager in a little over a year when he was confirmed as their new first-team coach. Sousa follows John Gregory, Luigi De Canio and Iain Dowie, as well as caretaker managers Mick Harford and now Gareth Ainsworth, who have been dispensed with since Flavio Briatore became the chairman.

Ainsworth steadies QPR ship

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QPR on lookout following Dowie exit

QPR are looking for their fifth manager in 12 months after Iain Dowie's brief reign came to a surprise end today.

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