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CHN Links: Friday Edition

Good morning, Toon Army. Hopefully Man City's tussle with Juventus has them all tired and weary.

Joey Barton in a reserve match last year.

Chris Hughton told Lee Ryder that his squad is relearning how to play in the Premiership. Within the piece are some notes about the upcoming match with Manchester City.

Andy Carroll was not named to England's U-21 squad, leading many to speculate that he will get the call for the senior squad. England will play Montenegro in Euro qualifying on October 12. Craig Levein remains hopeful that he can convince Carroll to use his eligibility as a Scot. In club news, Carroll told Lee Ryder that he wants to sign a long-term contract with The Toon. Finally, he spoke with Ryder about his mini scoring drought and about how he's ready to find the back of the net again.

Lee Ryder reports that Tim Krul was ready to call it quits, but Chris Hughton convinced him to stay. Good thing, too.

Craig Stoddart writes about Ryan Taylor's desire to play for the first team. Taylor is very much aware that Newcastle need to get better results at home, according to BBC.

Finally, The NUFC Official Site is reporting that the Derby match scheduled for Halloween has been moved up by a few hours at the request of the police.