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Owen will decide future at end of season

Michael Owen has told Newcastle he will not make a decision on his future until the end of the season.

Ashley 'to ditch Newcastle sale'

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Kinnear faces spell in stands as charges mount up

Joe Kinnear seems to be single-handedly attempting to pull down the Football Association's Respect campaign and as such the charges are stacking up for the Newcastle manager who was last night handed his latest, this time for using abusive and/or insulting words towards a match official during Saturday's 2-2 Premier League draw with Stoke City.

Owen explains Newcastle deal delay

Newcastle striker Michael Owen insists the "hysteria" which has gripped the club over the past few months is responsible for contract talks being put on hold.

Kevin Keegan, by Ian Ridley

"I'm the mongrel who made it to Crufts" is how Kevin Keegan once described himself. What he lacked in natural talent he made up for with hard work, rising from Doncaster reject to captain of England, European Cup-winner and twice European Footballer of the Year. Along the way, his financial shrewdness established him as football's first personal brand.

Despite 'Manuelgate', Radio 5 Live's controller risks playing it for laughs

Adrian van Klaveren, the station's new boss, wants comedy on the network, he tells Ian Burrell

I will decide January buys, insists Kinnear

In a move that suggests the sale of Newcastle United is effectively postponed, it was announced yesterday that the caretaker manager Joe Kinnear will remain in charge until the end of the season.

Newcastle set for foreign ownership

Newcastle's new owner is almost certain to hail from overseas - and there is no indication yet from any interested party that Kevin Keegan's return to the club is central to their plans.

Kevin Keegan to 'sue Newcastle for £9m'

Kevin Keegan is suing Newcastle United for £9m in damages after claiming unfair dismissal over his departure as manager, according to reports.

Gerry Francis ponders Newcastle offer

Gerry Francis has revealed he would be honoured to coach at Newcastle, but insists a deal to join Joe Kinnear's backroom staff is still a long way off.

South Africans reveal Keegan meeting

The businessman heading a South African consortium bidding to take over Newcastle has confirmed he has spoken to Kevin Keegan about returning to the club as manager.

Operation for Smith as Newcastle's injury list lengthens

Alan Smith is to have an operation on his ankle on Monday, one that will keep him out for three months, Habib Beye may not play before the next international break, which begins on 6 October, and Mark Viduka, who has not kicked a ball since early May, has no return date pencilled in. If uncertainty dominates the overall picture at Newcastle United, the detail is hardly more encouraging.

Ashley bows to fan pressure and puts Newcastle up for sale

The never-ending drama at Newcastle United took another massive twist yesterday when owner Mike Ashley bowed to fan pressure and put the club up for sale. At least one member of Ashley's inner circle was yesterday in Dubai, believed to be sounding out possible buyers. The price will be over the £250m Ashley has said he has invested in Newcastle.

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