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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio and his very bright knitwear

Paolo Di Canio attempted to divert attention away from the fascism storm surrounding his appointment as Sunderland manager by donning the world’s loudest V-neck sweater for his first game in charge. The former Swindon boss is usually among the better dressed football managers and has been known to favour a scarf throughout the colder months of the season. But that … Continue reading

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Savile Rogue stars in Sky Sports’ coverage of QPR vs Wigan

You could be forgiven for thinking the highlight of Sunday afternoon’s relegation six-pointer between QPR and Wigan was Loic Remy’s stunning finish to give the home side the lead. Alternatively, you might have thought it was Shaun Maloney’s delightful free-kick to grab a precious equaliser for the Latics. But it is our duty to inform you that the actual highlight … Continue reading

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Scarf crimes: Southampton fan’s Homer Simpson scarf

You know we prefer the traditional approach when it comes to scarves, dear Savile Rogue blog reader. We know that not everyone has the same impeccable taste as you. Some will shun a beautiful cashmere bar scarf and opt for a cheap acrylic itchy imitation, and we have to accept that. Nonetheless, sometimes a piece of neckwear goes beyond being … Continue reading

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Typical Sunderland fans… they’re all from Manchester!

When your team is playing against Manchester United, you can usually guarantee at least some mileage from jibes about the fact that all United supporters are supposedly from Surrey or thereabouts. But Sunderland inadvertently undermined any such accusations during Saturday’s defeat to the champions elect by appearing to suggest that they were among the beneficiaries of United’s unusual supporter catchment … Continue reading

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