The curse of the juxtaposition has struck again.

Today's back page lead in The Northern Echo is about Sunderland midfielder Lee cattermole launching a staunch defence of his combative style.

There's a perception that Cattermole is a dirty player but he insists that he's only made one bad tackle in his career.

Quite a few readers have kindly pointed out the irony of the story appearing directly above an advert for a law firm headed: "Injured? No win, no fee."

"Was it done deliberately so you could have a go at Sunderland?" asked one correspondent.

The answer, of course, is 'no'. It was an accident, a nasty clash - a problem we failed to tackle.