Sport Chris Hughton's Norwich take on his former team Newcastle

A look ahead to this week’s Premier League fixture at Carrow Road

Newcastle Utd 1 Hull City 2: Newcastle spiral out of control

Supporters direct anger at absent owner Ashley while on the pitch Hull leave the home side looking like a shambles

Mike Ashley's Sports Direct face tough conditions

Britain's biggest sporting goods retailer, Sports Direct, reported flat first-quarter sales and gross profits today and said trading conditions remained the toughest in the group's history.

'Serious' concerns over Newcastle boss's firm

Embattled Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley was under pressure on a second front today after a shareholder action group attacked his company's pay plans.

Newcastle exodus continues

Newcastle assistant boss Terry McDermott and reserve team coach Adam Sadler have left the club.

Newcastle players may revolt if Keegan is forced to go

Kevin Keegan and Newcastle United were scheduled to have a second round of talks last night as the two parties seek an agreeable conclusion to the fall-out from the breakdown in relationships at the top of the club.

Newcastle continue talks with Keegan

Newcastle today confirmed that talks between manager Kevin Keegan and the club are ongoing.

Flawed relationship with Ashley that set the clock ticking for Keegan

Friday 9 May and Kevin Keegan is in an upstairs banqueting suite at St James' Park playing air guitar on stage with Bobby Davro. The place, packed, was rocking. It was a tribute night for Sir Bobby Robson's cancer charity and that fact had persuaded Keegan and the Newcastle United owner, Mike Ashley, to share a table. But beneath the smiles and raucous applause for Keegan's star turn, there was stress, which ultimately revealed itself in yesterday's confusion; because Friday 9 May was also the date of Keegan and Ashley's "showdown talks" in London.

Keegan pushed to brink as Newcastle deny 'sack' story

Newcastle United said last night that that they wish to retain Kevin Keegan as manager of the Tyneside club, but after a long, uncertain day at St James' Park it appears Keegan's second tenure is over. The perception is that Keegan has been forced out and this is now expected to descend into an argument about employment law, semantics and compensation of as much as £8million.

Newcastle silent on 'Keegan 'exit'

Newcastle remained silent in the face of vociferous fans' protests this afternoon as speculation continued that manager Kevin Keegan is leaving the club.

Keegan says he let Milner go

Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan today insisted it was his decision to sell James Milner to Aston Villa.

Paperbacks: We Need To Talk About Kevin Keegan, by Giles Smith

It is strange to read a book packed with piquant ironies, but at the same time utterly baffling. For example, why does Smith muse, apropos of Claudia Schiffer's attendance at a party for Chelsea Football Club's 100th birthday, "I'd never be able to prise her away from Bobby Campbell and Ian Porterfield"?

Keane celebrates dream move

Robbie Keane was unveiled today as a new Liverpool player declaring that he had not let Tottenham down by leaving for what is a "new chapter in my life".

Owen keeps captain's role at Newcastle

Michael Owen will retain the captain's armband at Newcastle no matter who manager Kevin Keegan signs during the remainder of the transfer window.

Newcastle agree Guthrie fee

Liverpool have agreed a fee with Newcastle United for the transfer of Danny Guthrie to the north east.

Newcastle sign Argentinean winger

Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan today made his first major summer signing when he landed Argentina winger Jonas Gutierrez.

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