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- Malcolm Dawson writes……..on the walk back to the car yesterday, I saw a yellow legged gull scrapping for a discarded chip near the sheepfolds. Yellow legged gulls look just like herring gulls, but are the Mediterranean species identified by ……you’ve guessed ……yellow legs rather than salmon pink ones. So it was miles away from it’s normal place of residence and this after a Sunderla...

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- It's easy to be drawn into the idea that the blame for a problem is everyone else's fault, or worse, that a problem is so normal you no longer recognise it as a problem, it's just how it is. If you have no concept of what good looks like, you accept that what you have and that's where you stay.Saturday's fan forum confirmed something to me that I didn't realise I had an opinion about. It's time to...

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- Loads of Sunderland fans have been giving their verdict on Saturday's big win, and they're running out of good things to say about Josh Maja. When Joel Asoro left this summer, some Sunderland fans were furious that such a talented and direct young player was being allowed to leave the club. They certainly aren't missing him now though, as the Black Cats have unearthed an even better youngster wit...

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news from Saturday, September 22, 2018

- Barnsley volunteer Stephen Croft is ‘stable but poorly’ in hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest which caused the postponement of their clash with Burton. An air ambulance needed to land on the pitch at Oakwell after a man, later revealed to be Mr Croft, was taken ill. The League One game, due to kick off at 3pm, was initially delayed but a decision was taken at around 3.35pm to abandon t...

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- Oxford boss Karl Robinson defended his role in the team’s poor start to the League One season after their latest loss. Morgan Ferrier and Zeli Ismail scored to earn Walsall a 2-1 away victory, leaving the U’s second bottom and with just one win and five points from their nine league games. Robinson, whose side pulled a late goal back through James Henry, bemoaned the injury crisis that leaves...

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- There was little doubt that Mark Howard was the star of the show as Blackpool and Luton played out a 0-0 draw at Bloomfield Road. Both Tangerines manager Terry McPhillips and Luton midfielder Glen Rea were in agreement – had it not been for Blackpool stopper Howard’s heroics, the Hatters could have celebrated a comfortable victory by the seaside. Howard, who rejoined Blackpool in the summer a...

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- Fleetwood manager Joey Barton refused to make excuses following his side’s 1-0 defeat at Southend United. Simon Cox bagged the only goal of the game to secure all three points for the Shrimpers at Roots Hall. But Barton – whose preparations were hit by a cancelled plane and a bout of food poisoning – felt Town should have picked up a point. ‘We took about 10 hours to get here, our plane ...

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- Lee Bowyer feels Charlton are starting to come together as a team after a 2-1 victory over Plymouth moved the Addicks up to sixth in League One. Two goals by Karlan Ahearne-Grant, including one three minutes from time, extended Charlton’s winning run to four games. Bowyer said: ‘I see what they can do every day and my job is to persuade them how good they are. Because they don’t realise how...

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- Morgan Ferrier scored his fourth goal of the season as Walsall earned a 2-1 victory at struggling Oxford. Zeli Ismail also netted at the Kassam Stadium as the Saddlers extended their unbeaten away run to five games in League One. Walsall should have taken the lead after 11 minutes as Jon Guthrie headed straight at Jonathan Mitchell from a yard out. The visitors did manage to break the deadlock 1...

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- Max Stryjek saved a penalty, Danny Graham and Steven Fletcher both scored and John O’Shea was sent off. Does it matter? Not at all. None of them were at the Stadium of Light. Pete Sixsmith was, however, and his seven word text, sent as the whistle blew, sets the scene for a report that people will really want to read tomorrow. Sept 22 Sunderland 4 (3) Rochdale 1 (0) Fifteen minute purple patch ...

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