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The Special One ramps up the tension ahead of Monday night's match

Goalkeeper Tim Krul admits he and his Newcastle team-mates have had a weight lifted from their shoulders

Benfica v Newcastle: Tim Krul set to return for Europa League tie

Krul has missed the past seven matches after sustaining an ankle injury

Alan Pardew said there are no mission impossibles in football

Benfica v Newcastle: Alan Pardew aiming to stop Benfica taking 11th straight win

Newcastle travel to Portugal in the Europa League

Manchester City v Newcastle preview: Shola Ameobi speaks of frustration at failure to repeat last season's highs

Shola Ameobi has admitted Newcastle's frustration at their failure to repeat last season's thrilling Barclays Premier League charge.

Joao Moutinho celebrates his goal

Champions League: Malaga v Porto match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Champions League clash at Estadio La Rosaleda

Alessandro Matri wheels away from the Celtic goal after opening the scoring for Juventus last night

Manchester United v Real Madrid: Alex Ferguson hopes for a 'top performance' by the referee

Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir disallowed a goal for Real Madrid earlier this season

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Alex Ferguson has assisted Celtic throughout Champions League campaign, reveals Neil Lennon

Manchester United manager visited Celtic coaches

Kurt Zouma: The 6ft 2in Saint-Etienne defender has been watched by United

Manchester United eye French teenager Kurt Zouma

Manchester United have identified Saint-Etienne's French teenage centre-half Kurt Zouma as a potential acquisition and are taking an active interest in the player's current contract talks with his club.

Jonathan de Guzman netted a second half double as Swansea warmed up for their midweek cup date against Chelsea

Swansea midfielder Jonathan de Guzman called up for Netherlands friendly

Midfielder rewarded for recent displays

Eriksson: surprised by England’s ‘negative’ tactics against Italy

Former England manager Sven Goran Eriksson takes job in Emirates

The former England manager Sven Goran Eriksson is the new technical director of the United Arab Emirates club Al-Nasr, after rejecting an offer to join German Second Division club 1860 Munich.

Ezequiel Garay in action for Argentina

Manchester United 'monitor' summer transfer target Ezequiel Garay

Red Devils seeking long term replacements for current centre-backs

Alex Ferguson watches over Bebe

Manchester United misfit Bebe joins Rio Ave on loan

Bebe moved to United in a surprise £7.4m in 2010

Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas says Stoke have one of the best defences in Europe

Stoke visit White Hart Lane on Saturday

Zenit striker Hulk

Liverpool and Tottenham handed tough ties in the Europa League

Zenit St Petersburg  and Lyon await Liverpool and Tottenham, while Newcastle play Metalist Kharkiv and Chelsea face Sparta Prague.

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A Syrian general speaks

A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities
‘A bit of a shock...’ Cambridge economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

‘A bit of a shock...’ Economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

Guy Scott's predecessor, Michael Sata, died in a London hospital this week after a lengthy illness
Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

Fall of the Berlin Wall

History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
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Turn your mobile phone into easy money

There are 90 million unused mobiles in the UK, which would be worth £7bn if we cashed them in, says David Crookes
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Independent writers remember their Saturday jobs

"I have never regarded anything I have done in "the media" as a proper job"
Lyricist Richard Thomas shares his 11-step recipe for creating a hit West End musical

11-step recipe for creating a West End hit

Richard Thomas, the lyricist behind the Jerry Springer and Anna Nicole Smith operas, explains how Bob Dylan, 'Breaking Bad' and even Noam Chomsky inspired his songbook for the new musical 'Made in Dagenham'
Tonke Dragt's The Letter for the King has finally been translated into English ... 50 years on

Buried treasure: The Letter for the King

The coming-of-age tale about a boy and his mission to save a mythical kingdom has sold a million copies since it was written by an eccentric Dutchwoman in 1962. Yet until last year, no one had read it in English
Can instilling a sense of entrepreneurship in pupils have a positive effect on their learning?

The school that means business

Richard Garner heads to Lancashire, where developing the 'dragons' of the future is also helping one community academy to achieve its educational goals
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The world in your pocket: 10 best tablets

They’re thin, they’re light, you can use them for work on the move or keeping entertained
Lutz Pfannenstiel: The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents

Lutz Pfannenstiel interview

The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents
Pete Jenson: Popular Jürgen Klopp can reignite Borussia Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern Munich

Pete Jenson's a Different League

Popular Klopp can reignite Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern
John Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

The use of the British hostage demonstrates once again the militants' skill and originality in conducting a propaganda war, says Patrick Cockburn
The killer instinct: The man who helps students spot potential murderers

The killer instinct

Phil Chalmers travels the US warning students how to spot possible future murderers, but can his contentious methods really stop the bloodshed?
Clothing the gap: A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd

Clothing the gap

A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd
Fall of the Berlin Wall: Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain