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

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

Mort steps down at Magpies

Newcastle today confirmed Chris Mort has stepped down as chairman after a year in the hotseat.

Newcastle United 2 Sunderland 0: Keegan savours atmosphere of Newcastle revival

Those who remain sceptical about the messianic powers attributed to Kevin Keegan on Tyneside should have been at St James' Park yesterday. Despite Newcastle United delivering their most ordinary performance since the turnaround instigated at Birmingham five weeks ago, a serenaded Keegan still sent fans home delirious after a cosy derby-day victory over neighbours Sunderland. It wasn't water into wine stuff, but it was intoxicating and it had the club's owner, Mike Ashley, dancing in the directors' box in his "King Kev" jersey at the end.

Newcastle prioritise new Owen deal

Newcastle United are to begin contract negotiations with Michael Owen within the next fortnight, a development that will delight manager Kevin Keegan who has described Owen as Newcastle's main summer target. Owen's present contract expires at the end of next season and it is usual for an extension to have been discussed by now, but Newcastle's mid-season change of manager, their erratic form and the recent UK absence of owner Mike Ashley have contributed to a delay. But Newcastle are now starting to plan again and the signs are that Owen will stay.

Boussoufa ready to take Emre's place on Tyneside

Newcastle United are expected to offer €5m (£4m) for the Anderlecht playmaker Moubarak Boussoufa on Monday, according to reported remarks from senior Anderlecht officials in Brussels yesterday. Skilful and agile, if physically slight, Boussoufa is a 23 year-old Moroccan international who was on Chelsea's books as a teenager.

Keegan praises Martins' 'character'

Kevin Keegan, the Newcastle United manager, has said he will not discipline the striker Obafemi Martins for his petulant reaction to being substituted during the 1-1 Premier League draw at Birmingham City on Monday.

Mort blames takeover stories on 'malicious rumours'

The Newcastle United chairman, Chris Mort, yesterday dismissed recent speculation about the club being sold by Mike Ashley less than a year after he bought it. Mort described reports, including one about the Dubai International Capital (DIC) group, and one connecting Alan Shearer to a potential takeover, as "absolute rubbish", and Mort clearly sees the spreading of "so many false rumours" as a malicious act by an unnamed individual.

Keegan backs Owen to fight way back into England reckoning

The Newcastle manager, Kevin Keegan, has backed Michael Owen to win 100 caps for England despite not featuring in new manager Fabio Capello's first game.

Newcastle unveil Wise and close in on £3m Barnes

On the day that Newcastle United confirmed Dennis Wise's appointment as "Executive Director (Football)", another new senior figure at St James' Park, Tony Jimenez, was busy on the telephone to Derby County attempting to buy the 19-year-old midfielder Giles Barnes. Jimenez offered £1.5m to Derby; they said no and want close to double that sum.

Owen ready to embrace attacking philosophy

No goal, no chance and barely a sniff of the Bolton penalty box: in a different era, under a different manager, Michael Owen's Saturday night would have felt like just another 90 minutes of his contractual obligation fulfilled.

Portsmouth 3, Derby County 1: Mwaruwari hat-trick reassures Redknapp

Harry Redknapp will find himself wondering at times what might have been had he taken the Newcastle job, yet there were enough signs in this comfortable triumph to suggest he has plenty to look forward to on the South Coast.

Geoffrey Phillips: The Toon is another country

Only in Newcastle does a city identify so much with its football team. But does Kevin Keegan’sreturn reveal a deeper local need for recognition, asks an expat Geordie

Keane says £6m man Jones is the 'best striker' in England

Sunderland's Trinidadian striker Kenwyne Jones has impressed in his first four months in the Premier League, to the extent, his manager Roy Keane said yesterday, that Jones "is the best striker in the Premier League. If certain strikers are worth £20m he is worth £40m."

Rob Lee: The world has moved on from 1996. For all his talent and enthusiasm, has Kevin?

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Tyneside celebrates as Keegan leaves his circus for Newcastle

Brilliant madness. If two words can attempt to convey the sheer avalanche of conflicting emotions that swept Tyneside yesterday, then these will have to suffice. At 4.12pm, those supporters who subscribe to the Newcastle United text alert service were sent a message from the club that read: "Kevin Keegan is returning to Newcastle United as manager, more to follow." Five minutes later anyone trying to use their mobile phone to pass that on found "network busy". Keegan is back. They were agog on the Tyne.

Newcastle United 4 Stoke City 1: Owen fires Newcastle on night of new hope

Is this what is known as making an instant impression? Kevin Keegan is not just back as manager of Newcastle United, the 1974 winner is back in the FA Cup. Newcastle, despite being reduced to 10 men, when Emre Belozoglu was dismissed in the 29th minute, waltzed into the fourth round last night with their biggest win of the season. Keegan will lead Newcastle to Arsenal on Saturday week.

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