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Sputtering Pogba seeks Stockholm salvation

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London (AFP) – Following a season of fits and starts, Paul Pogba will be expected to deliver the goods when Manchester United tackle Ajax in the Europa League final on Wednesday.

Much like his team, Pogba has shown only fleeting flickers of form since his world-record £89.3 million ($116 million, 103.

Sputtering Pogba seeks Stockholm salvation

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London (AFP) – Following a season of fits and starts, Paul Pogba will be expected to deliver the goods when Manchester United tackle Ajax in the Europa League final on Wednesday.

Much like his team, Pogba has shown only fleeting flickers of form since his world-record £89.3 million ($116 million, 103.

Kane hits hat-trick as Tottenham sign off in style

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Kingston upon Hull (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Harry Kane helped himself to a second hat-trick in four days as ruthless Tottenham Hotspur smashed relegated Hull City to end the Premier League season in style.

England striker Kane finishes with 29 league goals, winning the Golden Boot ahead of Everton’s Romelu Lukaku and Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez.

Kane hits hat-trick as Tottenham sign off in style

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Kingston upon Hull (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Harry Kane helped himself to a second hat-trick in four days as ruthless Tottenham Hotspur smashed relegated Hull City to end the Premier League season in style.

England striker Kane finishes with 29 league goals, winning the Golden Boot ahead of Everton’s Romelu Lukaku and Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez.

Venky’s ‘deeply hurt’ by Blackburn’s fall from grace

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London (AFP) – Blackburn Rovers’ Indian owners Venky’s insist they are “deeply hurt” after the club’s shocking decline hit a new low with relegation to England’s third tier for the first time since 1980.

Crowned English champions 22 years ago when they memorably pipped Manchester United to the Premier League title, Blackburn suffered a humiliating exit from the Championship on the final day of the season on Sunday.

Venky’s ‘deeply hurt’ by Blackburn’s fall from grace

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London (AFP) – Blackburn Rovers’ Indian owners Venky’s insist they are “deeply hurt” after the club’s shocking decline hit a new low with relegation to England’s third tier for the first time since 1980.

Crowned English champions 22 years ago when they memorably pipped Manchester United to the Premier League title, Blackburn suffered a humiliating exit from the Championship on the final day of the season on Sunday.

Pie escapade ends in tears for Sutton United keeper

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London (AFP) – Laughter turned to tears for Sutton United’s reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw on Tuesday as he left the club after it emerged the Football Association had launched an investigation into whether their betting rules had been breached.

The FA and the Gambling Commission launched their separate inquiries over claims Shaw’s eating of a pie in the final minutes of the 2-0 loss to Arsenal in their FA Cup fifth round clash on Monday had been so friends of his could win a bet.

Pie escapade ends in tears for Sutton United keeper

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London (AFP) – Laughter turned to tears for Sutton United’s reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw on Tuesday as he left the club after it emerged the Football Association had launched an investigation into whether their betting rules had been breached.

The FA and the Gambling Commission launched their separate inquiries over claims Shaw’s eating of a pie in the final minutes of the 2-0 loss to Arsenal in their FA Cup fifth round clash on Monday had been so friends of his could win a bet.

Sutton United keeper may have bitten off more than he can chew

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London (AFP) – Sutton United’s reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw is not only in hot water with his club but also it emerged on Tuesday with the Football Association for eating a pie in the final minutes of the FA Cup clash with Arsenal.

The portly 46-year-old - a former Southampton youth team-mate of England icon Alan Shearer - told the ‘Daily Mail’ that while he had not had a bet at odds of 8/1 of him being caught on camera eating a pie several of his friends had.

Sutton United keeper may have bitten off more than he can chew

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London (AFP) – Sutton United’s reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw is not only in hot water with his club but also it emerged on Tuesday with the Football Association for eating a pie in the final minutes of the FA Cup clash with Arsenal.

The portly 46-year-old - a former Southampton youth team-mate of England icon Alan Shearer - told the ‘Daily Mail’ that while he had not had a bet at odds of 8/1 of him being caught on camera eating a pie several of his friends had.

Newcastle United

Alan Shearer Still Not Sure Of Mike Ashley’s Promise To Rafa

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Once bitten twice shy and Alan Shearer was done the dirty on (so to speak) by Newcastle owner Mike Ashley back when we were relegated in the summer of 2009 and Ashley never did extend Alan Shearer's contract beyond the end of that season. Alan came in on April 1st April Fools Day [...]

Are Newcastle Fans Anxious About Winning The Championship?

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Newcastle will play Barnsley at home on Sunday afternoon in the last second division the club will play in decades and it will be a huge celebration at St. James' Park. We hope Newcastle can win the game first of all that's what Rafa will want. And if we can win and Chris Hughton's [...]

Alan Shearer Congratulates The Great Rafa Benitez

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Alan Shearer took to Twitter immediately after our great 4-1 win over Preston North End tonight to congratulate the man who made it all happen this season with the team he built last summer our manager Rafa Benitez. This man doesn't get the credit he deserves but Rafa and Newcastle are back in the [.

Shearer On Newcastle Draw – Ouch – That Was Painful

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Alan Shearer put out an appropriate tweet after Newcastle's draw last night which roughly translated means it was extremely painful when Chris Woods equalized 5 minutes into stoppage time. Alan Shearer that was extremely painful ouch Well that was a kick in the nuts! Still 8 points clear of 3rd, 4 to play.

Alan Shearer Ruthlessly Slams Newspaper’s Childish Taunt

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We hold grudges for far too long in life and it's always good to move on and get past them it also shows some maturity. Having said that it happens to be 13 years ago today the Red Devils (rather luckily) hammered Newcastle 6-2 at St. James Park. And the Manchester Evening News has [...]

Alan Shearer Loves Bristol City – But Only In Short Term

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Here's the tweet Alan Shearer put out at the end of the Bristol City vs Huddersfield game last night that ended in a surprise 4-0 win for the 3rd bottom placed Robins side after they were 2-0 up at half time. That has given Newcastle a huge opportunity today to go 9 points above the [...]

Alan Shearer Delighted With Great Come From Behind Win

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Here is Alan Shearer's reaction to Newcastle beating an in-form Brighton side after the home side had gone head with a harsh penalty given against Ciaran Clark by referee Robert Madley. But two goals in the last 9 minutes of the game form Mo Diame and sub Ayoze Perez put us back on top oif [...]

Alan Shearer Disappointed With Rafa Benitez

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Alan Shearer has never understood why players need to be rested during a seasonbut there's also evidence that if players play too much they pick up injuries. Alan never liked to be rested and wanted to play every single game but in today's game that's no longer possible except for a very few top players [.

Alan Shearer Delighted For Newcastle

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Alan Shearer took to Twitter immediately after Newcastle's very hard-fought 2-1 win at Brentfordthis afternoon and it was exactly the result we needed and it put us back on top of the league again with Brightonsurprisinglylosing 2-0 at Preston. A great result and the alds fought all the way love it!

Alan Shearer Receives CBE – Speaks Out On Sexual Abuse

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Alan Shearer received his CBE at Buckingham Palace from the Duke of Cambridge who is President of the FA. Alan received theOBE from the Queen back in 2001 and the CBE is one level below a knighthood. Alan Shearer receiving CBE from the Duke of Cambridge today First of all from that photo above, it [.

Newcastle Legend – His Heart Is In The Right Place

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Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer will be honored today by the Duke of Cambridge at a Buckingham Palace ceremony with an CBE and it's for his charity work. The Duke of Cambridge is the President of the Football Association. Alan has put in a lot of time for Charity in the north-east and he deserves [.

Alan Shearer Takes A Swipe At That Awful Referee

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We just watched the game again when we were shockingly beaten 2-1 at the City Gerund by Nottingham Forest and the referee was simply embarrassing in the many mistakes he made tonight and most of them were dead against Newcastle. When you award two dodgy penalties in the first half and send off two [.

Alan Shearer Bemoans Loss To Hull

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Alan Shearer took to Twitter after the Newcastle loss to Hull last night when we beaten 3-1 on penalties after dominating large parts of the game. We missed our chances and conceded a sloppy goal and whenever you do that it's a recipe for losing the game. That's what happened last night Very poor pens [.

Shearer Explains Why Rafa Could Leave Newcastle

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We wrote a piece this morning in which we said we hoped Mike Ashley would give Rafa Benitez and his coaching staffnew and improved contracts given that we do get promotedbackto the Premier League this season. We suggested 10 year contracts given that Mike was willing to give the mediocre Alan Pardew and his [.

Alan Shearer Recognizes Gerrard As One Of The Greats

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Steven Gerrard announced his retirement fromfootball today at the age 36 and ended what wasa great career for Liverpool and for England. He was one player who could fulfill his dream of playing for his home town club and he spent 17 seasons at Anfield. Steven made his debut for Liverpool in 1998 when he [.

Alan Shearer’s Surprising Comments On Sunderland

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I have a friend Peter here in Raleigh who was born and bred in Sunderland and follows the side over here in the US. He's not too happy at the moment although two successive wins gives all Sunderland supporters hope they can survive in the Premier League this season. Butit will be a struggle and [..

Former Players Respond To Newcastle’s Fantastic Run

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A few of our former players took to Twitter yesterday after our great 2-0 win at Elland Road. With nine wins on the trot, Rafa Benitez now has the chance of becoming the first Newcastle manager ever in our long 124 year history to register 10 wins in a row. Blackburn Rovers are the visitors [...]

Alan Shearer’s Reaction To An Emotional Tribute To Gary Speed

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It was great to see the two sets of fans yesterday come together for an emotional tribute to Gary Speed after 11 minutes of the game at Elland Road. Gary had played for both United's in his great career and the players wore Gary Speed T-shirts before the game in honor of the midfielder who [...]

Alan Shearer Reacts To Newcastle’s 9th Win In A Row

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In what was meant to be a really stern test for Newcastle today we came out with a good 2-0 win at Elland Road and the lads showed they can produce when everything is on the line. And it was that man Dwight Gayle who scored both Newcastle's goals to take his tally this season [...]

This Was One Of Greatest Premier League Games Ever – Video

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It was Sir Bobby Robson's home debut as the Newcastle manager and we were bottom of the league and Sheffield Wednesday who were the visitors that day to St. James' Park on September 19th, 1999 were second bottom. It was the proverbial 6 pointer so early in the season. Newcastle were bottom with just 1 [.

Reports: Newcastle United ‘Hold Talks’ Over Return Of Iconic 1990s Shirt Sponsor

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Fantastic news for anybody permanently living in the past i.e, all Newcastle fans with the word on the wire being that the club are "in talks" with Newcastle Brown Ale to reinstate the brewery as their principal shirt sponsor.

The iconic big blue star graced the Newcastle kitthroughout the 1980s and into the mid-to-late 1990s, featuring prominently during the club's last flush of success.

Shearer On What It Takes To Be Great At Newcastle

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Alan Shearer has done it all he's captained England and he's captained Newcastle United. Alanwas signed by Newcastle in 1996 for a then world record fee of £15M and many would say Alan is the best buy the club has ever made in the transfer marketto bring one of our own back to Newcastle. [...]

Alan Shearer’s Witty Reaction To Yesterday’s Results

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With Sunderland losing 4-1 at home to Arsenal yesterday they have made the worst start ever to a Premier League season equalling Manchester City's 2 points from 10 game back in the 1995-1996 season. Newcastle won their sixth game in a row in the Championship yesterdaywith a hard fought 2-1 win at Preston and have [.

Alan Shearer On What Geordies Really Want

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Newcastle are now in the last eight of the League Cup for the first time in a long while and the draw will be made tonight at around 10:00 pm. Alan Shearer was delighted with the win and the fantastic crowd at St. James' Park as Newcastle fans want a Cup win hey [...]

Rafa Asks For Shearer’s Advice – How Are We Doing?

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It was obvious as soon as Rafa Benitez arrived on Tyneside that he had great respect for Alan Shearer who is a Newcastle legend in the true sense of the word. And Rafa admitted that before he took the job at Newcastlehe had talked to Alan about the club and we're pretty sure he [...]

English Premier League

BBC Pundit criticises Man City star for yet another poor performance

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Newcastle United legend, Alan Shearer, did not look impressed with Claudio Bravo‘s performance against Huddersfield Town on Wednesday night.

Manchester City progressed swiftly to the next round of the FA Cup, after winning 5-1 in the fifth round replay, but Shearer wasn’t particularly happy with Bravo’s effort.

Alexis to be Arsenal’s first Golden Boot winner since RVP?

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Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer, Didier Drogba, Michael Owen, Robin van Persie and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink: six players to have won the Golden Boot more than once since the Premier League began in 1992. Last year's winner Harry Kane could become the seventh name on that illustrious list if he walks away with the [.

Stadium Of Dark: Jermain Defoe Becomes Eighth Player To Score 150 Premier League Goals As Lights Go Out In Sunderland (Photos)

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Jermain Defoe netted his 150th Premier League goal on Saturday, as Sunderland secured a precious 3-0 home win against Hull.

However, the game was temporarily suspended in the second-half after, in the mother of all ironies, the lights went out at the Stadium of Light.

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Defoe netted his first-ever Premier League goal for West Ham in a 3-2 win over Ipswich on 28 October 2001.

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Five Of The Best: Indirect Freekicks Scored From Inside The Penalty Area (Videos)

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Tuesday night's match at the Emirates saw one of football's rarest phenomenonsoccur deep inside the Arsenal penalty area.

A minute or so into the second half, Petr Cech was forced to handlea shoddy back-pass from Nacho Monreal, thus giving Sunderland an indirect freekick inside the 18-yard box.

Did Arsenal just “roll over” for Chelsea?

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Arsenal suffered terribly at the hands of Chelsea at the weekend. The Gunners were embarrassed in their performance at Stamford Bridge and it all but suggests that our title challenge is over for yet another season. There have been many suggestions as to what has gone wrong so far this campaign, but pundit Alan Shearer [.