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CHN Links: Gameday Edition

Good morning, Toon Army. This may be the last one of these we do at this site...

Match Previews

As is usually the case for a mid-week match, the pickings for previews are pretty slim.

BBC Sport - A lot of focus on Pardew returning to his old club.

Workyticket, - Worried about West Ham's recent form.


Peter Taylor has said no to the assistant job, preferring to honor his contract with Bradford City. Can't fault that. (The Guardian)

Alan Pardew says he's not bitter about losing the West Ham job, but then he goes on about how he would have kept it if Dean Ashton hadn't been injured. It sure is hard to tell that you're not bitter, Alan... (Simon Bird, MirrorFootball)

Transfer Rumors

The rumor du jour Tuesday was a mega-deal between Tottenham and Newcastle involving Andy Carroll, Robbie Keane, David Bentley, and Niko Kranjcar. Another reminder not to believe everything you read, kids. (CaughtOffside)

29 year-old striker Roque Santa Cruz (Manchester City) is linked with several English clubs. He has a HUGE salary. No thank you. (Sky Sports)

23 year-old winger Max Gradel is not available, says Leeds United boss Simon Grayson. A big fat meh from me. (Sky Sports)

Fiorentina have told Newcastle and other clubs to stay away from 28 year-old striker Alberto Gilardino. (Sky Sports)

Leeds United reportedly want Alan Smith. (CaughtOffside)