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Can Wigan Afford To Lose Steve Bruce?

When I heard that Steve Bruce was being lined up as the replacement for Ricky Sbragia, a few alarm bells rang in my head. Bruce, being a Newcastle United fan surely couldn’t be Ellis Short and Niall Quinn’s choice as the new Sunderland manager could he? Would Bruce seriously consider […]

Sunderland Need To Move Quickly But Realistically

The only thing that surprised me about Ricky Sbragia’s resignation was the timing of it, coming just 20 or 30 minutes after the final whistle. It was odd to watch Niall Quinn speaking about his manager not wanting to take up the option of another year as manager, whilst Sbragia […]

Sbragia QUITS – Breaking News

It has been announced after Sunderland’s home defeat to Chelsea, Ricky Sbragia has stepped down -despite avoiding relegation. Sbragia initially took over at the Stadium Of Light in December as caretaker manager in the wake of Roy Keane’s departure. Following a 1-0 defeat to Manchester United, Sbragia went on to […]

Who Is Ellis Short?

The number of Premier League clubs owned by Americans became four this week after Dallas-based businessman Ellis Short acquired controlling interest in Sunderland. Short now owns the largest single stake of Sunderland at more than 30 per cent, and gives him effective control of the northeast club. He joins fellow […]

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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has spent $1.3 billion on 14 titles

During his twelve years as Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez has spent over $1.3 billion on transfers with the club winning 14 titles during that time. Perez’s tenure with Madrid has been divided between two terms (2000-06, 2009-15). During his first term as president he spent just over $500 million on transfers, with an additional $860 million during […]

Premier League Preview – Jan. 23-27

It might only be for five days, but Manchester United has the chance to jump Arsenal and Chelsea in the league standings when it welcomes Hull City for the only Premier League game scheduled for the weekend on Saturday. It’s an FA Cup weekend, after all. But there’s still plenty […]

Bob Bradley Fired; Who’s Next for USMNT?

Where were you when the news dropped that U.S. soccer fired Bob Bradley? A day after the Manchester United blitz of the MLS All Stars, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced the immediate termination of head coach Bob Bradley.  According to the federation’s press release, the firing happened during a meeting […]

Arabian Nights at Anfield?

Tom and George’s excellent adventure may come to an end, according to The Observer, as Liverpool owners Hicks and Gillett have not been able to transfer their 350m GBP of debt onto the club.  Should they not meet a Feburary deadline, the duo would likely accept a 500m GBP bid […]

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