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CHN Links: Monday Edition

Good morning, Toon Army. FC Dallas lost the MLS Cup last night, making them the third Dallas team in a row to go into a Championship as the favorite and lose. That sucks. Fortunately, the hand-wringing over Newcastle has been kept to a relative minimum.

I don't really want curly hair this week.
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Brian McNally of MirrorFootball weighs in (quite fairly, in my opinion) about the Darren Bent situation. This is an emotional topic, so this is all I'll say: Hooliganism does nobody any good. Neither does defending the actions of whomever might have done this. I've seen far too much of the latter on Twitter and the like in the last few days, and it makes me sick.

Chris Hughton did not mince words in describing the Magpies' poor effort on Saturday. (Sky Sports, VIDEO)

Chris Hughton came out in support of Fabricio Coloccini after he earned himself a red card in the waning moments on Saturday. (Mike Ellis, The Sun)

Mike Ashley will not sell Andy Carroll. (Alan Oliver, The People)

Fabio Capello wants to pair up Wayne Rooney and Andy Carroll in the future. (Sky Sports)