A Saturday that promised so much goes quickly pear shaped

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea lies dejected after Sunderland score their first goal during Saturday's Barclays Premier League match at the Stadium of Light
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IT WAS a Valentine's weekend super Saturday that promised so much. Actually, it all started on Friday night. Plans had been made to meet the better half and her mates for a drink after a late shift at Irish News HQ. As I walked into the Duke of York, I was met with the inevitable question: "What are you having?" "A pint of blackcurrant and water." It was out of my mouth before I knew what I was saying, but the dye was cast, the motor wasn't staying in the work carpark and I'd designated myself as the driver. It was an une[...]

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