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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?

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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

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Gillespie acts as Warnock's advocate

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Air strikes alone will fail to stop Isis

Talks between all touched by the crisis in Syria and Iraq can achieve as much as the Tornadoes, says Patrick Cockburn
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