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Sunderland vs West Ham United, Premier League Gameweek 32: Open Thread

stadium of light 600x337 Sunderland vs West Ham United, Premier League Gameweek 32: Open Thread

Sunderland keep on running out of chances to try to mount a campaign to avoid relegation. West Ham United, on the other hand, need a win to guarantee safety, so you would think that this one will end up a close win for Sunderland, but with the inconsistent performances of the Black Cats this season, who knows?

Here is today’s TV/Internet schedule for the match being shown in the US:

Sunderland vs West Ham, 3pm, NBCSN

Starting line-ups:

Sunderland: Mannone, Bardsley, Alonso, Brown, O’Shea (c), Vergini, Ki, Bridcutt, Cattermole, Borini, Wickham.

Subs: Gardner, Johnson, Colback, Altidore, Cuellar, Scocco, Ustari.

West Ham United: Adrian, Demel, McCartney, Reid, Tomkins, Noble, Taylor, Nolan, Downing, Carroll, Diame

Subs: Jaaskelainen, Jarvis, Armero, J.Cole, C.Cole, Johnson, Nocerino

Before, during or after today’s match, join the conversation in the comments section below with fellow soccer fans from around the world.

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13 Responses to Sunderland vs West Ham United, Premier League Gameweek 32: Open Thread

  1. Brian says:

    Watching the pre-game show demonstrates how poor Kyle Martino is. He said Liverpool’s Henderson and Allen were Daglish’s signings. No, Kyle, Allen was Brendan’s signing. When talking about West Ham’s tactics he hardly made any sense. Very poor.

    Sunderland need today’s win very badly if they are to have any chance of surviving. The return of Borini, who has played well for them in is loan spell, could be key. West Ham are almost safe but if they get anything from today’s game it will cement their stay in the league for next season. Hopefully, this will be a good game.

    • Christopher Harris says:

      That was one of my concerns earlier in the season, that the pundits would suffer burnout. Whenever they’re not doing Premier League coverage, they’re doing MLS coverage. Kyle has been known to do his homework all season, so I would put today’s mistakes down to having sufficient rotation among the talent at NBC. It’s a long season.

  2. Guy says:

    Definitely a penalty on Nolan. Webb just didn’t see it, I guess.

  3. goatslookshifty says:

    Once again, Webb is showing why he isn’t fit for the WC.

  4. goatslookshifty says:

    Starting to think Carroll should go to Brazil. He’s unstoppable in the air at both ends of the pitch. He could get England goals on set plays.

  5. Christopher Harris says:

    Not good for Jozy. With ten minutes to go, Poyet brings on Nacho Scocco instead of Jozy to find a goal. Confidence must be at an all-time low.

    • goisles01 says:

      The USMNT has to be worried about Altidore’s form coming into the world cup. Also John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses home country squads cannot be happy their players are not seeing any playing time in a world cup year

  6. Christopher Harris says:

    Sunderland are dead and buried.

  7. jtm371 says:

    Sunderland welcome back to City Ground see ya next season.

  8. ThompsonLives says:

    How much longer can the FA paper over Howard Webb’s incompetence?

    Personally, Phil Dowd or Andre Marriner should be the FA’s top official.

  9. Iancransonsknees says:

    AFC (I’d rather get relegated than have Pulis as manager) Sunderland. Your wish has been granted. And you still play sh!t football.

    • arsenalmike says:

      Lol , if it wasn’t for Rodgers, Pulis would have my vote for manager of the season if he keeps up Palace, which i think he will. What a job hes done. Great, great manager!

  10. goisles01 says:

    Very disappointed in Sunderland this year. One of the top negative stories in the Premier league this year

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