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A look ahead to this weekend’s Premier League fixture at the Britannia Stadium

Newcastle strikers must step up says Alan Pardew

Alan Pardew challenged his remaining fit forwards to fill the void left by Andy Carroll and Shola Ameobi against Arsenal on Saturday after admitting they failed to do so at Fulham.

Fulham boss Mark Hughes bemoans timing of Liverpool match

Gael Kakuta was today close to joining Fulham on loan after undergoing a medical.

Gael Kakuta on verge of Fulham loan switch

Gael Kakuta was today close to leaving Chelsea on loan after arriving at Fulham for a medical.

Hughes interested in Kakuta loan deal

The Fulham manager, Mark Hughes, is hoping to tie up a loan deal for the Chelsea midfielder Gaël Kakuta.

Hughes pleased with Speed choice

Mark Hughes has backed Gary Speed to turn around Wales' fortunes and repair any damage done during the John Toshack era.

Hughes backs Speed to manage Wales

Mark Hughes has endorsed Gary Speed's credentials to become the next Wales coach.

Mark Hughes may offer Mark Schwarzer Fulham coaching role

Mark Hughes will consider handing Mark Schwarzer a coaching role at Fulham after the goalkeeper finally ended speculation about his future by signing a new two-year contract.

Clint Dempsey backs under-pressure Mark Hughes

Fulham striker Clint Dempsey insists manager Mark Hughes has the backing of the club's players.

Mark Hughes happy with Mohamed Al Fayed's Fulham training ground rant

Mark Hughes insists that Mohamed Al Fayed had every right to deliver a dressing down to the Fulham squad after their 4-1 defeat to Manchester City last weekend.

Mancini insists he is on track to deliver at City

Roberto Mancini has dismissed suggestions that he feels under any pressure at Manchester City, having coped with the intensity that goes with the top job at Internazionale for four seasons. The Italian has faced criticism that he had not improved City since taking over from Mark Hughes last December, given their roughly similar points totals this season and last, but his position was strengthened by a comprehensive 4-1 win over Hughes' Fulham on Sunday.

Hughes unimpressed with Mancini's move to replace him at City

Craven Cottage encounter spiced up as Italian says 'it is the life' of managers to discuss others' jobs

Mark Hughes relishing Manchester City visit to Fulham

Mark Hughes admits he is relishing the prospect of making life difficult for his old club Manchester City this weekend.

Mark Hughes: Another scandal facing firearms unit tarnished by Menezes death

While the alleged actions of the officer known as "AZ8" are, for the time being, confined to him alone, they do nothing to help improve the already tarnished image of the CO19 firearms unit. The team comprises some of the most highly trained armed officers in the UK, but has faced criticism in the past, most notably the killings of Jean Charles de Menezes, a commuter mistaken for a terrorist, and Harry Stanley, who was shot dead while carrying a table-leg which officers mistook for a shotgun.

Di Matteo keeps his head after West Bromwich soar to new high

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Chopper Harris mourns death of once-respected art of tackling

Even England's 1966 World Cup winning captain Bobby Moore, who turned tackling into an art form, would fall foul of modern referees, former Chelsea defender Ron Harris said yesterday.

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