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Goldy’s Logic: how Cattermole, Colback, Gardner can prove themselves indispensable for Sunderland

Stephen Goldsmith: 'it may be summer but this is ridiculous'

Stephen Goldsmith examines the squad at Martin O’Niell’s disposal and assesses tactics, strengths and weaknesses … (more…)

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Goldy’s Logic: how Olympics athletes had it cushy compared with unloved footballers

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Everyone has been saying how nice it was to see happy, smiling, approachable Olympics competitors instead of those surly, monosyllabic footballers. Without quite suggesting sainthoods for best fan-avoidance technique – hoods, Ipods, earphones, shades, lowered heads – Stephen Goldsmith offers some balancing thoughts … (more…)

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Goldy’s logic: Olympics euphoria – football’s pariahs

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With a record haul of gold medals apart from when rope climbing, tug of war and ballroom dancing were de rigueur in the Olympic Games, Stephen Goldsmith wonders why the public and press alike love to love our cyclists, rowers, dressage riders and triathletes while despising those involved in ‘the beautiful game’ … (more…)

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Goldy’s Logic: Wolves and the £14m Fletcher buy – greed or hard bargaining?

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NB. Stop Press: Have we, haven’t we? A tweet which may or may not have been a spoof suggested he was ours, or nearly, Wolves having accepted a ludicrously high bid of £14m for Steven Fletcher – good player, no fault of his that football is bonkers but that would make him worth almost as […]

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Goldy’s Logic: calling Wolves’ bluff on Fletcher, laughing at Steve Bruce

A last word, from Stephen Goldsmith, on Tigers ungaggable new boss and a suggestion that calling Wolverhampton Wanderers’ bluff may not cost us the services of Steven Fletcher. As always, and to the annoyance of my friends, I made a series of predictions, in some cases more like theoretical requests, during last season and again […]

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Man United fans: please get over Sunderland doing the Man City Poznan

Stephen Goldsmith: 'it may be summer but this is ridiculous'

Stephen Goldsmith has more important things to be getting on with but found time to deliver a heartfelt plea to Man United supporters: develop a sense of proportion about that spontaneous spot of fun at the SoL at the very end of last season. He thought it was the Proznan – a calming drug for […]

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Goldy’s logic: O’Neill’s Villa raid – what now for Bardo?

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In the second part of his close season pondering, Stephen Goldsmith considers the defensive options of MON and (never short to put forward his views) suggests that despite the manager’s first signing, he give some serious thought to who fills the right back position. Many Villa fans have been extremely quick to have a go […]

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O’Neill’s wide man dilemma: Johnson or McGeady? Where would that leave Seb?

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Stephen Goldsmith has been lying awake at night pondering the possibilities that face Martin O’Neill and considering the role that Seb Larsson, may or not play in the manager’s thinking. (more…)

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Goldy’s Logic: young, gifted and England’s future

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Stephen Goldsmith refuses to be unduly gloomy about the state of the England national side but believes a more modern approach to coaching and training would raise standards of play at all ages … (more…)

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Man Utd, Celtic, Sunderland, Ipswich. Ireland next for Roy Keane?

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While Andrew Flintoff questions Mike Atherton’s credentials as a television pundit Stephen Goldsmith sees a parallel in the terrestrial coverage of the Euros. With the exit of the Republic and plenty of their former players calling Trapattoni’s job security into question he also wonders if this is an ideal opportunity for our own mean and […]

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View from the West Stand: That’s more like it as Cats put five past Tranmere

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Sixer’s Sevens. Sunderland 5 Tranmere Rovers 0. Can’t be bad!

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A View From the Avenue: the Sunderland ‘shambles’ Parkinson must put right

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Sunderland vs Tranmere Rovers: hoping for that delayed new manager bounce

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Sixer’s Sevens from Wycombe (or Prague): anywhere to avoid seeing another SAFC stumble

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The Chapman Report from Wycombe: ‘so lacking in threat that with Ross, it would have turned nasty’

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