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Manager bemoans another poor performance as his United side suffers second successive defeat

Farewell Sir Bobby, and thanks for the memories

Bobby Robson adored talking about football. Lucky enough to speak with him three times, Brian Viner looks back on his interviews with the great man

Sport on TV: Objective thinking takes a dive along with Drogba's reputation

There are few certainties in life but here are three: it will end one day, Didier Drogba will fall over a blade of grass, and every time Jamie Redknapp opens his mouth on television, nonsense tumbles out.

Magpies keep faith with Owen to regain form for vital games

Dowie stresses striker's enduring qualities in aiding Newcastle's relegation fight

Sweet smell of success lifts Butcher

Scotland's No 2 raises hopes by recalling his experiences against the Netherlands

Beckham backs Gullit's decision to put family first

David Beckham was left "disappointed" by Ruud Gullit's departure as Los Angeles Galaxy coach but supported the Dutchman's decision to walk away if life was not working out for him in California.

James Lawton: Keegan's return testament to terminal madness of St James'

After all the years of broken football romance, all the failures to mature into a knowing, fighting organisation able to live in the hard world inhabited by serial winners like Manchester United and Arsenal, what do Newcastle do?

James Lawton: Allardyce yet another victim of Newcastle's quick-fix thinking

On his way to becoming not Big Sam but, for the moment at least, another small and dismal statistic, the latest fallen manager of Newcastle United made a whole series of fundamental mistakes.

Allardyce's time runs out as Newcastle wield axe again

On a day of extraordinary contradiction, even by Tyneside's standards, Sam Allardyce was sacked as manager of Newcastle United yesterday afternoon and into the river of speculation that runs through this football-daft city immediately waded the names of Jose Mourinho, Alan Shearer and Harry Redknapp.

Gillespie acts as Warnock's advocate

Sheffield United 0 Cardiff City 0

Football: Souness' natives grow restless

Newcastle United 1 Charlton Athletic 1

Angel pushes Robson towards the precipice

Aston Villa 4 - Newcastle United 2

Sporting increase heat on Robson

Newcastle United 0 - Sporting Lisbon 1

Shearer fears dazzle of silver

'You don't win anything in the semis. I've lost count of the times I've had a tingling -a feeling about us winning something'
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US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

Since the accord, the Turks have only waged war on Kurds while no US bomber has used Incirlik airbase, says Patrick Cockburn
VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but doubts linger over security

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Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

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Aches, pains and an inkling of mortality

So the male menopause is real, they say, but what would the Victorians, 'old' at 30, think of that, asks DJ Taylor
Man Booker Prize 2015: Anna Smaill - How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?

'How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?'

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Bettany Hughes interview: The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems

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Art of the state: Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China

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The haunting of Shirley Jackson

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Ashes 2015: Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

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HMS Victory: The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

Exclusive: David Keys reveals the research that finally explains why HMS Victory went down with the loss of 1,100 lives
Survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bomb attack: Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism

'I saw people so injured you couldn't tell if they were dead or alive'

Nagasaki survivors on why Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism
Jon Stewart: The voice of Democrats who felt Obama had failed to deliver on his 'Yes We Can' slogan, and the voter he tried hardest to keep onside

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