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REPORT: John Carver before landing his dream job

Geordie John Carver says he's proud to be Newcastle United's head coach and that he'll fight to keep the job on a permanent basis.

Speaking today for the first time since being confirmed as head coach until the summer, Carver admits it's a dream come true.

Our Sports Correspondent, Simon O'Rourke went back to where his dream of leading the Magpies began - the Montagu and North Fenham Football Club.

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Neil Rowan, the Chairman of Montagu and North Fenham FC hopes to find out from the Newcastle City Council if their planning applications to move will be approved.

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Transfer news: Crystal Palace sign Shola Ameobi

Crystal Palace have completed the signing of former Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi.

Ameobi was a free agent after leaving Turkish side Gaziantep in December.

Ameobi has joined up with Ex-Newcastle manager Alan Pardew at Palace Credit: PA

The 33-year-old Nigeria international has signed a short-term deal until the end of the season.

Ameobi is likely to need time to regain fitness after an unsuccessful stint in Turkey.

During his 14 years at Newcastle United, Ameobi scored 53 goals.

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Crystal Palace sign Shola Ameobi

Ameobi has joined up with Alan Pardew at Palace. Credit: PA

Crystal Palace have completed the signing of former Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi.

Ameobi was a free agent after leaving Turkish side Gaziantep in December.

The 33-year-old Nigeria international has signed a short-term deal until the end of the season.

Ameobi is likely to need time to regain fitness after an unsuccessful stint in Turkey.

Transfer news: Middlesbrough sign Adam Forshaw from Wigan Athletic

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Middlesbrough have completed the signing of Adam Forshaw from Wigan Athletic for an undisclosed fee.

It is believed the 23-year old midfielder has cost Boro around £2million pounds.

He's signed a three and a half year deal and could make his debut against another of his former clubs, Brentford this weekend.

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Football Transfers: Yanga-Mbiwa moves from Newcastle to Roma permanently

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Newcastle United defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has completed a transfer to AS Roma after meeting a contractual condition contained in the loan agreement between the clubs.

The French defender joined Roma on a loan deal in September 2014, but has now agreed to make the switch permanent.

The centre-back arrived on Tyneside in January 2013 from Montpellier, where he captained them to the Ligue 1 title in 2012.

During his time at St James' Park he made 46 appearances for the Magpies.

Sunderland could face Chelsea conquerers Bradford City: FA Cup 5th round

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Sunderland have drawn Bradford City for the fifth round of the FA Cup.

They are get to cement their place in the next stage of the competition having held Fulham to a 0-0 draw at home this weekend.

The Black Cats will now travel to Craven Cottage on February 3 to see who will face Bradford City, who produced a shock victory against Premier League leaders Chelsea to advance to the next round of the FA Cup.

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