Magpies postpone Speed plans


Newcastle have postponed their planned tribute to former midfielder Gary Speed at the request of his wife Louise.

Mrs Speed will be at Elland Road on Saturday as Leeds pay their respects to their former midfielder, and Newcastle will now follow suit before their next home game against Swansea on Saturday, December 17.

Managing director Derek Llambias said: "We have today (Friday) received a request from Louise Speed to postpone the club's planned tribute to her husband Gary in order that she can join us at the stadium when our tribute takes place. Louise has been very touched by the plans and expressed a desire to be present."

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