French Fancies: ‘star chroniclers’ Henry Winter, Sam Wallace and tenuous Sunderland links

France’s leading Sunday newspaper hails four stars of Premier League football writing

France’s leading Sunday newspaper hails four stars of Premier League football writing[/caption]

How can I make this sound like it has the least thing to do with supporting Sunderland? Monsieur Salut asks himself the question and finally manages to come up with an answer …

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In partial defence of Chelsea’s Mourinho – and awe of Gareth Bale



How Jose Mourinho must have salivated
at that Gareth Bale goal for his old boys, Real Madrid, and wished he had a player remotely capable of similar at Chelsea FC.

But it’s all very well for Sunderland supporters to mock. After all, we may not have many points but we have got Adam Johnson, Connor Wickham and Fabio Borini. They only have the likes of Demba Ba and Eden Hazard.

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