Newcastle have cancelled their Christmas party as they attempt to end a dreadful run of results.
The Magpies' 3-1 home defeat by champions Manchester City at the weekend was their sixth in seven Barclays Premier League outings, and they head into Saturday's clash with QPR in desperate need of three points.
As a result, the players' customary celebration - they have travelled to Dublin and Glasgow as a group in recent years - has been called off.
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