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Outspoken QPR midfielder speaks about Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger ahead of Sunday's clash with Chelsea

DJ Campbell leaves Blackpool cursing their luck

Blackpool were left cursing their luck despite claiming a draw against Newcastle with a contentious DJ Campbell equaliser this afternoon.

James Lawton: Champagne must remain on ice for the non-vintage champions-elect

Javier Hernandez, the young man with the matador's finish, fell the wrong side of another penalty controversy last night, but had he been rewarded with more than a yellow card for diving we would have this morning another reason to acknowledge one of most insistent winning instincts in English football.

Gareth Barry insists Manchester City will respect Stoke

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Newcastle deny Jose Enrique is Liverpool bound

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Hold The Back Page: 09/04/2011

It's a big weekend for...

Redknapp's Tottenham

There was a sense in the Bernabeu on Tuesday that Harry Redknapp's Tottenham Hotspur, the great Boy's Own story of the last few years, might have peaked.

Alan Pardew happy for Joey Barton to speak out

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew will not seek to gag outspoken midfielder Joey Barton after handing him the captain's armband.

Newcastle win as Wolves stay in relegation trouble

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Alan Pardew warns Joey Barton to keep his cool

Joey Barton has been warned his temperament will be tested to the full as the Barclays Premier League season draws to a close.

Joey Barton and Kevin Nolan deserve England call says Alan Pardew

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is surprised that England counterpart Fabio Capello has not called upon in-form duo Joey Barton an Kevin Nolan.

Alan Pardew praises 'eccentric' Joey Barton

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew believes Joey Barton's "eccentricity" makes him the player he is.

Alan Pardew not thinking of Europe

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has warned his players not to get carried away by talk of European qualification.

Ireland feels settled and 'ready to go' after welcome in Newcastle

Stephen Ireland has promised not to let anybody down as he prepares to make his debut for Newcastle this weekend. Midfielder Ireland has shaken off the knee injury he arrived with at St James' Park after joining the North-east side on loan until the end of the season from Aston Villa a month ago.

Barton: 'Pay peanuts, you get monkeys'

Joey Barton has urged Newcastle United's owner, Mike Ashley, to ensure the £35m the club received for Andy Carroll is reinvested in the team. And the midfielder warned that the club must recruit personnel of the requisite quality, rather than buying on the cheap, to bolster a squad short on depth.

Alan Pardew hails 'superb' Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew believes midfielder Joey Barton is in the best form of his career after "working very hard" to turn his life around.

Arsenal hit by comeback of the season

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