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Newcastle United

By ESPN Staff
16 hours ago

Carver happy with end of season contract

Newcastle manager John Carver spoke ahead of his side's match against Hull City on Saturday about turning around the run of form that his side have shown in recent weeks.

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 By Ian Holyman

Juventus' Paul Pogba can win Ballon d'Or one day, says Moussa Sissoko

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri praised young star Paul Pogba following his brilliant performance in their 2-0 win over Chievo.

Newcastle United's Moussa Sissoko has paid homage to Paul Pogba and believes his France international teammate can win the Ballon d'Or in the future.

Sissoko, 25, who has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain, was quoted by footmercato.net as saying the Juventus midfielder, who has been in sparkling form for the Bianconeri this season, will win the Ballon d'Or -- football's greatest individual prize -- if he maintains his upward trajectory.

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When asked whether...

Newcastle boss John Carver: 'Our squad is getting stronger'

Newcastle manager John Carver spoke ahead of his side's match against Hull City on Saturday about turning around the run of form that his side have shown in recent weeks.

John Carver has admitted his reputation as the "miserable one" may soon be banished after he was handed the challenge of leading Newcastle to a top 10 finish in the Premier League.

The 50-year-old was appointed head coach on a permanent basis this week and will be keen to crack an even bigger smile by kicking off his reign with a win at Hull on Saturday.

Carver said: "They call me the miserable one, not the chosen one. You can see the smile on my face -- I don't smile too often, trust me.

"I'm so...

 By Kevin Palmer

Shola Ameobi completes move to Crystal Palace on short-term contract

Shola Ameobi played for Alan Pardew during the manager's time at Newcastle.

Crystal Palace have signed former Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi on a deal until the end of the season.

ESPN FC revealed on Wednesday that Palace, managed by ex-Newcastle boss Alan Pardew, were favourites to secure his signature despite competition from both West Bromwich Albion and QPR.

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"I have always liked Shola and he was always fantastic for me at Newcastle, so it is great to add...

 By PA Sport

Newcastle boss John Carver says he won't let club 'drift away'

John Carver says he will not allow Newcastle's season to "drift away" after being appointed head coach until the end of the season.

Carver was handed the reins at St. James' Park until the end of the season on Monday, starting with Saturday's Premier League trip to Hull.

Eleventh-placed Newcastle have lost their last three games and failed to win in four as the 50-year-old former assistant manager seeks his first victory at the helm since succeeding Alan Pardew earlier this month.

"I'm delighted...