Alan Pardew, Steve Stone and Andy Woodman

Backroom Battle, nufcTV's popular coaches' predictions league, has been cancelled this week as a mark of respect to the late Gary Speed.

Every week, Assistant Manager John Carver, First-Team Coach Steve Stone and Goalkeeping Coach Andy Woodman give their score predictions on the weekend's Barclays Premier League fixtures, gaining one point for a correct outcome and three for a correct scoreline.

But it is an often light-hearted show and, following Speed's shock death at the age of 42, it was decided that an episode would not be filmed this week.

Carver worked with Speed at Newcastle and Sheffield United, while the whole club has been in shock since the former Magpies captain's untimely passing.

Backroom Battle will return as normal next week.