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CHN Links: Gameday Edition

Good morning, Toon Army. Are you willing to do what it takes to win today? (+1 million internets to anybody who knows what that's a reference to.)

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Les Ferdinand is the latest in a long line of footballers lending his support to Chris Hughton. (Lee Ryder, The Chronicle) Jonas Gutierrez says the entire squad is behind Hughton (Dean Jones, The People) Brian McNally of MirrorFootball says the board's vote of confidence for Chris Hughton has backfired.

Chris Hughton claims that Steve Clarke turned down the assistant post because he wants to be a head manager somewhere. (Lee Ryder, The Chronicle) Alan Oliver of The People says that the lack of a #2 at present is causing problems between Mike Ashley and Chris Hughton. I'll let you decide for yourself the credibility of this bit of information...

Fabricio Coloccini insists that the Tyne-Wear Derby means as much to the foreign players as it does to the English ones. (Lee Ryder, The Chronicle)

Steve Bruce has no regrets about turning down the head position here several years ago. (Luke Edwards, The Journal) Bruce laments the hatred that exists between the two fanbases. (Paul Fraser, The Northern Echo)

This isn't new news, but it's actually the first stand-alone article I've seen on the subject: Andy Carroll is now allowed to move into his new house as a condition of his bail. (BBC News) I do hope this doesn't put an end to Kevin and Andy jokes...

Newcastle is said to be courting Swansea midfielder Darren Pratley. (The People)