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Archives: Sunderland

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

Wolves 2-1 Sunderland: From Villains to Heroes

Posted on by Chris Machin

As pantomime season moves swiftly in, Wolves served up their live performance of Jekyll and Hyde as the team, and especially their goalkeeper, went from villain to hero over 90 minutes on this soggy Sunday afternoon. The welcome three points … Continue reading

If Anyone Can Turn Sunderland Around, Martin O’Neill Is The Man For The Job

Posted on by Christopher Harris

While Sunderland are deep in final negotiations with O’Neill, and the Northern Irishman having said that he will accept the job as manager of the Black Cats, the news should come as welcome relief not only for Sunderland supporters but … Continue reading

Steve Bruce Sacked at Sunderland

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Steve Bruce has been sacked as manager of Sunderland Football Club. Bruce managed Sunderland from June, 2009. As manager, his win percentage was 29%, which was his worst record as a manager during his career. The final nail in the … Continue reading

Top 10 Best Premier League Transfer Signings So Far This Season

Posted on by Jordan Lovesey

We’re almost a third of the year through the 2011-12 Premier League season, and already several summer signings have stood out as comparatively bargain buys. Which clubs have done their best homework to find the bargains who are producing the … Continue reading

Niall Quinn Has Nothing to Be Ashamed Of At Sunderland

Posted on by Matt Duncan

We are all aware of some of the negative views that people have about our great sport. I even have a fair few of my own. But it is important to occasionally pat our sport on the back and remind … Continue reading