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Asamoah Gyan: from bad to worse

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Asamoah Gyan‘s actions are not those of a man easily forgiven. (more…)

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Ghana’s design guru: an Asamoah Gyan fashion statement (and goal)

Back to action on Sunday – see our Manchester City preview by clicking here – but here’s a bit of light relief, including an amateur clip of the Gyan goal vs England, while we wait … Best of all in Asamoah Gyan’s eulogy to the new top – and no, that’s not him wearing it […]

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The pride of England, Ghana and Sunderland – and a dodgy French strip

… in which we praise the Sunderland men who graced the Wembley turf last night and introduce you to a new team strip to end arguments over our own … Before anything else, Salut! Sunderland salutes all the SAFC players who represented their countries in the England v Ghana friendly last night. In particular, bravo […]

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Danny Welbeck’s England chance is Sunderland’s glory, not Manchester United’s

A Sunderland supporter has commented elsewhere today on his unease at having three first-team players in action for Ghana tonight, with an important Premier game coming up, against a seriously below strength England. “Is it just me, or should we be worried that we have three of our lads playing against a bunch of England […]

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Gyan, Manchester United and headlines that speak with forked tongues

Q How does a football website make up for being days late with a story? A Run the story anyway but put a wholly misleading headline on it (more…)

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Gyan’s Manchester United dream: our nightmare or idle chatter?

How much or how little do we read in today’s offering from our friends at the Ghanasoccernet website? They quote Asamoah Gyan as saying the following: “Of course I’m a big fan of Manchester United and will like to play for them if the chance comes my way.” (more…)

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Goalless and sent off – but you’re a star, Gyan

Image: addick_tedKevin Someone at SAFC.com may wish to rethink the site’s report of Ghana’s African Cup of Nations match against Sudan. (more…)

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The Van Bommel snarl that epitomised this rotten finale

In another of our reflective glances at the World Cup, Bill Taylor starts and finishes with the sort of welcome a prisoner gives when told years have been knocked off his sentence. Four years off World Cup football – and the thuggishness, at the end, of a once-refined footballing nation – is maybe the least […]

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Netherlands 3 Uruguay 2: justice, amigos

Image: Pperreijn In the end, it was a more comfortable victory than the late Uruguay flourish suggested. A wicked sort of justice had been served by the hint of van Persie being offside at the moment Wesley Sneijder hit his shot to make it 2-1. (more…)

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World Cup Soapbox: keep your head up, Big John Mensah

John Mensah may have adopted the Mickey Gray approach to penalty taking – I draw the line at saying the “Jeff Whitley approach” – but he played his full, lion-hearted part in a thrilling game, and a team display that will have had most of the world saddened by a cruel defeat. Pete Sixsmith concurs […]

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From Rotherham to Wycombe Wanderers via Shrewsbury Town, Southend United and Tranmere Rovers: our third financial ramble

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Here are the last five of the clubs in League One apart from Blackpool, Bolton, Bury and Sunderland, who will […]

From MK Dons to Rochdale via Oxford, Peterborough and Portsmouth: it’s a short financial ramble

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It was on 18th June that I put up the first in this series, covering the League One clubs beginning […]

Rotherham: where better to celebrate Sunderland’s promotion?

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This time last year, we were wondering whether a May weekend in Southend would be our promotion party. We know […]

Lasses cannot play football. Will the Women’s World Cup finally bury this falsehood?

Beth Mead, the Kevin Phillips of Sunderland women's football*

Who, like me, looked on in admiration at Janine Beckie’s corners for Canada against New Zealand and thought, “let’s hope […]

An evening with Nyron and helping hands for a Sunderland school and the fans’ museum

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Roy Keane famously said the less time Nyron Nosworthy spent on the ball, the better for all concerned. He was […]

Rambling through Accrington, Coventry and Ipswich to Lincoln. How do Sunderland’s rivals shape up financially?

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League One comprises 24 clubs. Three of them, Bury, Bolton and Blackpool, are entering, exiting or plodging in the clarts […]

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