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Diving for glory. Is blaming foreigners jingoistic piffle, or sadly spot-on?

Jake: 'why not, with so many players with SAFC connections in Russia?'

Salut! Sunderland has been banging on for years about diving, the feigning of injury, unprofessional attempts by players to get opponents booked or sent off and other forms of cheating. The issue is raised with every “Who are You?” interviewee and I can think of only one or two who said too much fuss was […]

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Save World Cup footballers from serious harm. Act now before it’s too late

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Night after night from Brazil we see it, this alarming threat to footballers’ lives and limbs. It starts innocuously enough with the flimsiest of contact from an opponent, or perhaps even none at all. But first appearance is so often deceptive. Once this contact, little or non-existent as it may be, has been made, the […]

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Newcastle’s Joey Barton, Arsenal’s Gervinho: a marriage made in heaven

It began as a question in our Who Are You? series of pre-match interviews with the fans of opposing clubs, about diving and other forms of cheating. Then it became the Eduardo Question, in honour of the Brazilian-born Croatian player’s monumental contribution to the art, and finally the Walcott Question as a sincere tribute to […]

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France, Tunisia and a word in Fifa’s ear

There will be a lot of random jottings here during the World Cup, given our declared support for Paraguay – not to the exclusion of a probably Bentless England, but in honour of Cristian Riveros, Paulo da Silva and those red and white stripes – and the haphazard nature of the Salut! Sunderland team of […]

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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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Pete Sixsmith abandoned Sunderland AFC for the weekend, beetling off to Prague for a well-earned break and a chance to […]

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

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Parkinson’s lore: Pete Sixsmith welcomes another new manager

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Malcolm Dawson writes…….As I was tucking into my porridge and blueberries this morning, I received an e-mail from Pete Sixsmith […]

Comfortable win at Hetton for the U23s in County Cup

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Malcolm Dawson writes……whilst Pete Sixsmith took a trip up to Ironworks Road to see Shildon record a 6-2 victory over […]

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