Date: 27th June 2013 at 4:36pm
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Meanwhile, up at St James Park, amongst the bedlam caused by the dramatic arrival of Joe Kinnear as their Director of Football, Newcastle are casting a beady-eye south.

Alan Pardew, doing a wonderful job of ignoring all the commotion around him, still has ambitions of luring James Tomkins to the north-east and Tomkins forms one half of a duo of players Pardew has instructed Kinnear to obtain, the other being the Villa striker, Darren Bent.

Have we seen the last of James Tomkins in a West Ham United shirt>

I`d hope not!