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  1. Sunderland regain hope as Everton hoodoo broken

    Colin Randall

    The sum of 10 Everton players, it can safely be said, is greater than a full Sunderland complement of 11. If that were not the case, Everton would not be fifth in the Premier League while Gus Poyet's men prop up the entire table. Football has a wa...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  2. Time to look forward

    Colin Randall

    Remove the heavy clouds of depression clinging over the Stadium of Light and try to locate flecks of blue sky. It is not an easy task, but let us try in any case. If we looked only at the second half of Saturday evening's 2-1 defeat against Spurs...

    Blog | December 08, 2013
  3. The forgotten men of Sunderland handing Poyet his lifeline

    Colin Randall

    When a new leader parachutes into a club in trouble, he inevitably has to work with players he did not choose and may not rate. In the case of Gus Poyet, there was also the small matter of deciding what to do with players his predecessor as Sunderlan...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  4. Craig Gordon's setback highlights the goalkeeper's unhappy lot

    Colin Randall

    Goalkeeping is a precarious pursuit, best practised by those of thick skin. I knew it as a schoolboy, David de Gea knows it now. At our spectacularly different levels, we realise - or, in my case, realised - that as many people remember the fluffe...

    Blog | February 14, 2013
  5. Duty and entitlement: deeper end of the Bale diving row

    Colin Randall

    In the furore over Gareth Bale's latest yellow card for simulation, it has escaped the attention of some the case highlights an issue that goes far deeper than a simple matter of "did he or didn't he?" The future of the game, or at any rate the futur...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  6. Scrooge relents: it's OK to support Manchester United wherever yo...

    Colin Randall

    Football should, by and large, have me in a rotten mood and, most matchdays, it does. But it is the season to be merry, a time to spread some cheer to all mankind. So, for the special benefit of the Manchester United fans who came, in many cases f...

    Blog | December 20, 2012
  7. Mick Harford: 'should have been a Sunderland legend'

    Colin Randall

    If the phrase "much-travelled" had never been used to describe footballers who accumulate a fair number of clubs during their working lives, Mick Harford would have a good case for claiming copyright. Harford, these days assistant manager at MK Do...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  8. Sunderbus at Arsenal: the case for the defence

    Colin Randall

    On Twitter, a friend who happens to be a military historian as well as an Arsenal supporter, having found previous allegiance to Nottingham Forest less satisfying, asked: "Are you going to park team coach in front of the goal all season?" At the p...

    Blog | August 20, 2012