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It is no coincidence that the sentencing has been timed for only a few days before the first derby match since those embarrassing post-match scenes were flashed around the world in April.
Clearly a message is being sent out that anybody thinking of getting involved in any trouble on Sunday will face the possibility of similar repercussions.
What Ayoze Perez said when leaving Newcastle for Leicester couldn’t be more true now
Hopes all but disappear of Newcastle United signing £20m Joe Willock this summer
Jermaine Jenas embarrasses himself with Steve Bruce, Newcastle fans (and NUFC media)
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