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Football in Brief: Carroll's assault charge dropped; England friendly with Denmark; Barnett charged

Newcastle said yesterday they were "pleased" that an assault charge against their England striker Andy Carroll had been dropped. Carroll, who scored again in the weekend's 3-1 win over Liverpool, has been informed by the Crown Prosecution Service that it had reviewed the case against him and decided there was no realistic prospect of conviction.

Carroll assault charge dropped

Newcastle said today they were "pleased" that an assault charge against England striker Andy Carroll has been dropped.

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Pardew: My first job here is to win over the players – then the fans

The joke doing the rounds on Tyneside is that of the underwhelming 14 votes that Alan Pardew attracted out of more than 1,000 cast in a local newspaper poll to assess the fans' feelings about the next Newcastle United manager, two came from Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias, his right-hand man. The other 12 votes were from Sunderland supporters.

Newcastle fans dismayed by Alan Pardew appointment

New manager Alan Pardew faces a battle to win over the Newcastle supporters after the departure of Chris Hughton.

Kevin Nolan stunned by Chris Hughton departure

Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan admits the club's players are in shock following the sacking of manager Chris Hughton - but says the squad must stick together under his successor.

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