Good morning, Toon Army. You feel any better about Pardew? At least he doesn't look like a hobo:
Captain Kevin Nolan is keeping the lads focused on football, rather than any front office drama that might be going on. (Sky Sports)
Joey Barton was named Man of the Match on Saturday, and he dedicated his award to Chris Hughton. (Brian McNally, MirrorFootball)
Joey Barton could possibly face punishment from the FA for giving an obscene gesture during the match on Saturday. If you watched the match you know exactly what this is in reference to. I usually try to link to news outlets rather than blogs on news items if possible, but Toonsy of nufcblog.org's account is much funnier than any you'll find in any newspaper.
Alan Pardew wants to keep Joey Barton, who is rumored to have drawn interest from West Ham United, and make Hatem ben Arfa's move permanent. (Lee Ryder, The Chronicle)
Chris Hughton is already being pegged to land on his feet at West Ham United if Avram Grant is sacked as is widely speculated. (John Richardson, The Express)
Alan Pardew denies that he was in contact with Newcastle about the job before Hughton was sacked. (Brian McNally, MirrorFootball)
Alan Pardew is searching for an assistant and a goalkeepers coach, and he's looking at Ray Lewington for the former and Andy Woodman for the latter. (Dean Jones, The People)