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Transfers: Sammy Ameobi joins Cardiff on loan from Newcastle

Cardiff City has confirmed winger Sammy Ameobi will join the Bluebirds for a season-long loan this year.

The 23-year-old, who was born in Newcastle, made his first team debut for the Magpies in May 2011.

'Dad's still got it': Alan Shearer's son tweets praising trick shot

Newcastle and England legend Alan Shearer's son, has tweeted a video of his father displaying his football prowess nearly ten years after he retired.

On social media Will Shearer wrote, "the old man has still got the technique", as he netted a trick shot on holiday and followed it up with a classic celebration.

During his 18-year professional career Alan Shearer scored 260, making him the top scorer in Premier League history.

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Steve McClaren: career timeline

Steve McClaren Credit: PA

It's not the first time he's lead a North East football team and this quick overview of his football coaching career starts with his early noughties tenure on Teesside.

Will he be back in 2015? Newcastle United fans and more are eagerly awaiting an announcement that could land today but since McClaren returns from his holiday later tonight, chances are we'll find out tomorrow.

  • Middlesbrough FC: Carling Cup winners 2004
  • UEFA cup finalists 2006
  • England: Head coach 2006
  • Sacked 2007
  • Twente FC: Dutch champs 2010
  • Derby County: sacked May 2015
  • Newcastle United: appointed June 2015?

NUFC boss contender Steve McClaren sacked as Derby head coach

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Steve McClaren, who is considered to be the top contender for Newcastle United head coach job has been sacked by Derby County with immediate effect.

The former England manager has previously been linked to the head coach job and was the bookies favourite to replace Pardew before John Carver took over.

In a statement the East Midlands club said:

The decision follows a thorough review of the 2014/15 season by the club’s Board of Directors.

The Board believes that the appointment of a new Head Coach is required to continue the club’s on-field progress and the search is now underway to appoint a successor.

The Board remains firmly committed and driven to achieving promotion to the Premier League.

– DERBY COUNTY STATEMENT SPORT FOOTBALL

Ant and Dec would give back BAFTAs for Newcastle United win

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TV favourites Ant and Dec have told ITV Tyne Tees that they would give up all their BAFTA awards in exchange for Newcastle United taking three points in their crucial away match against Queen's Park Rangers tomorrow.

Dec said:

We've won three BAFTAs, I would give back all three for three points.

– Dec

Ant added: "To guarantee staying in the Premier League I definitely would give our BAFTAs back. It's a massive game tomorrow."

The pair were in town for Superhero day to raise money for Cash4Kids, an event hosted by ITV Tyne Tees presenter Pam Royle.

Newcastle end run of defeats with West Brom draw

Ayoze Perez celebrates scoring for Newcastle. Credit: PA Wire

Ayoze Perez ended Newcastle's eight-game losing streak as they picked up their first Premier League point since February.

However, the former Tenerife frontman's seventh goal of the season was only enough to secure a 1-1 draw with West Brom at St James' Park on a day when the battle for survival took a series of twists.

MORE: Full match report Newcastle v West Brom

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Newcastle lose 8th consecutive Premier League match

Newcastle have lost their eighth consecutive Premier League match in a 3-0 defeat to Leicester.

The Magpies went behind from a corner after less than a minute and it was another set piece that put them 2-0 down a little over 15 minutes into the match.

By the end they were 3-0 down and reduced to nine men after two sendings off - Daryl Janmaat and Mike Williamson were red carded in separate incidents.

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