Joe Kinnear risked alienating the Newcastle fans further by claiming to have "more intelligence than them".
Nigeria beat Tahiti 6-1 in their Confederations Cup Group B clash on Monday.
SPL side Hearts are to go into administration, Press Association Sport understands.
Arsenal have emerged as Sky Bet's favourites to sign Gonzalo Higuain following a run of bets.
Joe Kinnear has insisted Alan Pardew was delighted to hear of his impending arrival as Newcastle's director of football.
Brighton manager Gus Poyet failed to attend a disciplinary hearing at the club due to "disputed legal reasons".
QPR will travel to Exeter in the Capital One Cup first round, while last season's runners-up Bradford face Huddersfield.
Malaga midfielder Isco has confirmed that Manchester City and Real Madrid have both made offers for his services.
Gareth Bale could make up to £3million a year if he manages to trademark his 'Eleven of Hearts' goal celebration logo.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will embrace the new era of Financial Fair Play as a motivating factor.