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No Silva service for Sunderland

In every walk of life, there is information that is available on a need-to-know basis to a small circle of people, but not disclosed more widely. Football tries to be as secretive as most of those walks of life. (more…)

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Adios Paraguay – but thanks for the memories

It was an astonishing run, made all the better because Sunderland AFC had not only colours – red and white stripes – but players, Paulo da Silva and Cristian Riveros, so deeply involved. (more…)

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World Cup Soapbox: withdrawal symptoms or back to a normal life?

… in which Pete Sixsmith fills a World Cup gap by going to the circus before offering his closing stage predictions (for the football, not the circus); thus Pete laments the likely end of the road for Paraguay, sees Ghana proceeding to the semis and names the trophy winners … After coming through two scary […]

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(we …) just like watching Brazil

Image: Thomás When the odds were checked a minute ago, Brazil were still the bookies’ favourites, marginally ahead of Spain, to win South Africa 2010. We could even, at a pinch, have an all-South American final four; that would take a mighty performance from Our Lads against the Spanish. Jeremy Robson takes a cool-headed look […]

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Consider Sunderland’s season ahead – and meet Rapidgamer’s World Cup girls

A few of the happiest photos from South Africa 2010 have been the product of Radidgamer‘s seemingly one-track mind. All quarter finalist pictures here, with the exception of Stig Nygaard‘s woman of Ghana, are his work … If you happen to be English, French, Italian or Portuguese, and like football, life could seem a little […]

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Sod’s law … but vamos Paraguay all the same, like

Image: Rapidgamer JOYOUS UPDATE from Le Cafe Marly, opposite the Pyramid at the Louvre, where I followed BBC coverage of the penalty shootout. Ha’way Paraguay – even if Maud, the Spanish waitress (really a student at the swish Science-Po happening to be doing a bit of waitressing), thinks they’ll be a pushover in the next […]

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Ha’way Paraguay, ciao Italy

Just the shortest of postings to congratulate Paraguay on their brilliant feat in topping a group also containing the, er, mighty Italy. It was almost as pleasing to see the Italians finish bottom and follow France out of the World Cup. (more…)

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Vamos Paraguay – una vez más

Image: Rapidgamer Rob Hutchison gave us a juicy flavour of the tale of how a few stray Sunderland fans met for a highly partisan evening for Paraguay v Italy, our boys in red and white stripes putting in a show of honest endeavour to snatch an unexpected draw. It wouldn’t be right to let the […]

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Beyond France’s shamed and England’s tamed, ha’way Paraguay

The French team is in disarray, a bunch of millionaire tosspots refusing now to train to add farce and heaven knows what else to the disgrace of Nicolas Anelka and his yobbish verbal assault on the admittedly hopeless Raymond Domenech. (more…)

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World Cup: ha’way Paraguay, vamos Sunderland

From our own correspondent in a corner of London that is forever Paraguay. A little later than expected, Rob Hutchison describes his part of the Ha’way Paraguay evening organised by a fellow subscriber to the Black Cats list, Clive Stevenson … Nueva Costa Dorada, Monday night . . . Met up with Clive and his […]

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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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