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After the funeral of former Newcastle United chief executive Freddie Fletcher, tributes are paid to the man many see as the club's saviour.
It was one in, one out for Sunderland on the final day of the football transfer window - but a quiet deadline day for Newcastle.
Alan Pardew confirmed he is not expecting to do any more business for Newcastle United in the transfer market before the deadline.
However, he added: "Never say never at this football club".
Newcastle United will travel to Old Trafford for the third round of the League Cup. Sunderland visit League One side MK Dons and Boro face Preston North End at Deepdale. The ties were drawn last night and will take place in the week of September 24.
- Manchester United v Newcastle
- MK Dons v Sunderland
- Preston v Middlesbrough
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has confirmed the club will not be doing any more business in the transfer market before the window closes tonight.
Tributes have been paid to the former Newcastle United Chief Executive Freddie Fletcher who has died from cancer.
Mr Fletcher, who was 71, helped transform the Magpies during the early 1990's.
Sir John Hall, former Newcastle United Chairman, pays tribute to Freddie Fletcher.
The wife of Newcastle United hero Sir Bobby Robson has paid tribute to Freddie Fletcher. In a statement Lady Elsie reflected the support given to her late husband's charity by the club's former chief executive.
– Lady Elsie Robson
“I was very sad to hear the news about Freddie. He was a good friend of ours and when we set up the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, he was one of the first people Bob approached for support. Freddie was a great help and played a key role in the charity’s launch. He was always passionate and enthusiastic about the charity and I’m grateful to him.”
Freddie Fletcher photographed in London in 1999, arriving for a Premier League meeting.
Friends and colleagues of the former Newcastle United chief executive Freddie Fletcher have paid tribute to him following his death yesterday.
– Newcastle United FC
"Freddie did great things for the club in the 1990s, especially in the early days of the Premier League, and helped re-establish the club in the top echelons of English football.
He had great enthusiasm, knowledge and football expertise and he also played a key role in bringing the likes of Alan Shearer, David Ginola and Tino Asprilla to the club.
Our thoughts in this time of sorrow are with his family."
The former Newcastle United chief executive, Freddie Fletcher, has died at the age of 71. The man credited for restoring pride to Newcastle United in the 1990s was diagnosed with asbestos-related cancer in January, and died on Monday night.