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Archives: Sunderland

Play the EPL Draft! Which Players Would You Pick for Next Season?

Posted on by Morgan Green

UPDATED: As some of you may or may not know, the NFL Draft has commenced here in America. All the teams in the National Football League descend upon New York and spend the next several days drafting the best college … Continue reading

Top 10 Premier League Transfer Targets for Sky Six Clubs

Posted on by Steve Howells

In the most open Premier League campaign in recent times, the league has yet again proven why it’s regarded as one of the most exciting leagues in the world. Surprise packages in the form of Norwich, Newcastle and Swansea have … Continue reading

5 Premier League Star Players No-One Expected This Season

Posted on by Peter Sharland

The Premier League season has once again provided all the thrills and spills that we come to expect from the most exciting league in the world. One of the most refreshing things about this division is the fact that there … Continue reading

Who Will Win the PFA Young Player of the Year Award?

Posted on by David Eykelestam

A few weeks ago I took a glance at the main contenders for the PFA Player of the Year Award 2011/2012. Robin van Persie aside, there was a definite lack of stand-out performers jockeying for position in the shortlist of … Continue reading

An Early Look at the Contenders for the Premier League Manager of the Season Award

Posted on by Scott Fulton

The Premier League Manager of the Season award is always a contentious one. Whilst usually dominated by the manager of the league champions, there are often several contenders. Overachievers competing for Europe? The newly promoted side comfortable in mid table? … Continue reading

Welcome to Reader Mailbag: Questions about the Premier League and English Football

Posted on by Morgan Green

Today starts a new regular feature at EPL Talk — a weekly mailbag where you can post questions, and we’ll pick the best ones out to be answered in future columns. All your comments and opinions are greatly appreciated and … Continue reading

What I Learned About Your Premier League Club This Season

Posted on by Christopher Harris

In the 20 years that I’ve followed the Premier League, this season has been the most unique for me. In previous years, I watched the league with an unbiased lens, able to dish out criticism and laud players and teams … Continue reading

Alternative Premier League, Gameweek 24: Sunderland Sits On Top Of The Form Table

Posted on by Karl Sears

Despite big away wins for Wolves and Swansea, the weekend undoubtedly belonged to the Gunners, who ran out six goal winners over lowly Blackburn. Arsenal’s seven goal mauling won them an impressive 7.67 points, easily the highest of the gameweek. … Continue reading

How Martin O’Neill Has Turned Sunderland’s Season Around

Posted on by Elliot Kolega

Sunderland fans would have been fearing the worst when the Wearside club had only amassed 11 points from 13 games in the Premier League and were sitting at a dismal 16th after a disappointing 2-1 loss at home to bottom … Continue reading

FA Cup Fourth Round Sunday, Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Two big FA Cup matches are on deck today. The 11am ET/4pm GMT kickoff between Arsenal and Aston Villa is the one that most will be interested in, but the 8.30am ET/1:30pm GMT match between Sunderland and Middlesbrough shouldn’t be … Continue reading

Sunderland: A Club Transformed (Book Review)

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I was originally skeptical of diving into Sunderland, A Club Transformed, Jonathan Wilson’s book about the 2006-2007 season for the Black Cats. As much as I respect Jonathan Wilson’s intellect and analysis of topics related to football, there were two … Continue reading

Alternative Premier League, Gameweek 21: Sunderland Moves to the Top of the Form Table

Posted on by Karl Sears

The APL is back from a short break and is just in time to report another good weekend for the little guys as gameweek 21 saw big scores for both Norwich and Blackburn. It isn’t often that we see Blackburn … Continue reading

Look At These English Football Clubs And Badges From 1962: Collector’s Card Photos

Posted on by Christopher Harris

On day three of cleaning out my garage, I found a pleasant surprise in a 1962 collection of 25 cards entitled “Football Clubs and Badges” from a company named Lamberts Of Norwich. The cards were included in packets of tea … Continue reading

How High Can Newcastle United and Sunderland Climb This Season?

Posted on by Bob Ruediger

  In a season that has been dominated by headlines pertaining mostly to the Big Four (along with Manchester City and Tottenham), one region of England’s rich footballing world that has often been overlooked is the northeast. This season brought … Continue reading

Time To Give The Other 14 Clubs in the Premier League Some Well-Deserved Respect

Posted on by Christopher Harris

What a difference a week makes. Since Christmas Day, the teams at the bottom and in the middle of the Premier League have performed spectacularly, picking up much-needed points. Consider that Blackburn beat Manchester United at Old Trafford and tied … Continue reading

What Are The 20 Premier League Clubs Wishing For in 2012?

Posted on by Matt Hackenmiller

Here is what the Premier League clubs are wishing for in 2012: Arsenal: Gunner fans are wishing that scoring machine Robin van Persie continues his torrid streak. Aston Villa: That Alex McLeish has a method to his “managerial tactic” madness. … Continue reading

Why Sunderland Will Finish Above Newcastle This Season

Posted on by Alex Muller

At the start of this season former Sunderland manager Steve Bruce declared his intention to finish above local rivals Newcastle at the end of the season and the two north east sides have had mixed fortunes in the Premier League … Continue reading

Whatever Happened to Jon Stead? (Who Are Ya?)

Posted on by Ally Poole

‘WHO ARE YA?’ is a new weekly feature on EPL Talk that profiles players who have been capped for England and fallen from grace and players who never really reached their full potential, with the help of some anecdotes. Feel … Continue reading