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Tag Archives: Sunderland

Monday Premier League Roundup in 232 Characters

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Because Twitter won’t let me post more than 140 characters, here are my thoughts about the Premier League matches I watched on television Monday: Sunderland can’t hold on to a lead, Wolves can’t score, Spurs look fast on the break, … Continue reading

Boxing Day Premier League Round-Up: My Observations

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Christmas Day is definitely a hectic one for me, as it was this past Friday. After the kids opened the presents. we headed to my in-laws for Christmas lunch, followed by more presents to open and then tried to stuff … Continue reading

Manchester City Lose Patience With Mark Hughes

Posted on by Paul Bestall

So it’s official now, Manchester City’s owners have shown there true colours with yesterdays sacking of Mark Hughes and replacing him with Roberto Mancini. Rumours had been circling Hughes since Saturday morning, with several British papers stating that the game … Continue reading

Burnley’s Away Day Woe Continues

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Another away game and another game which could have been closer ends up running away from Burnley. Similar to the match against Tottenham, when they had a dubious offside decision against them, Burnley pushed West Ham close for the first … Continue reading

Poll: Which EPL Team Do You Least Look Forward To Watching On TV?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Okay, admit it. Even though you thoroughly enjoy watching the Premier League, especially your favorite team each week, there are often times when you’re not too bothered about missing a match on television featuring teams that either don’t excite you … Continue reading

Observations About Premier League Saturday Matchday 13

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Thank god the Premier League is back. Nothing against international football, but there’s something very comforting with getting back into the ritual of watching Premier League football and being familiar with the surroundings, the pace of the game and the … Continue reading

A rebuke of Stan Collymore’s idea to scrap promotion and relegation

Posted on by Rob McCluskey

Unless you only prefer to read the opinions of actual celebrated and well-recognised figures in football, you’ve probably come across Stan Collymore’s ludacris proposal to “make the Premiership better”. If you can’t be bothered to read through it (and I … Continue reading

Behind the Scenes at Fox Soccer Channel

Posted on by Eric Altshule

As Fox Soccer Channel’s Nick Webster told me, “Americans have more access to soccer from around the world than in any other country on earth.”  That is undoubtedly true.  On any given weekend, you can flip around the dial and … Continue reading

Why Can’t David Healy Score In The Premiership

Posted on by Paul Bestall

If you were your country’s top scorer with a healthy 35 goals in 73 appearances, chances are you’d be an established top league player in most countries in Europe. Add to that record a career that has seen you start … Continue reading

Darren Bent’s Rant Goes A-Twitter

Posted on by Ethan Armstrong

When I first heard of Twitter, I thought it was a dirty verb, like: “Get Twittered!” or “Go Twitter yourself!” (And maybe there’s still potential for that.) Turns out it’s a social networking website. And it has undeniably become the Next Big Net Thing. In … Continue reading

Legends of English Football: #3 Len Shackleton

Posted on by Paul Bestall

For most Sunderland fans, there is nothing finer than taking a player from Newcastle and making him one of your own. When the Mackems broke the transfer record in 1948 by paying £20,500 to bring Shackleton to Roker Park, they … Continue reading

Can Wigan Afford To Lose Steve Bruce?

Posted on by Paul Bestall
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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 … Continue reading

Sunderland Need To Move Quickly But Realistically

Posted on by Paul Bestall

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 … Continue reading

The Premier League Relegation Battle: Life And Death At The Bottom

Posted on by Ethan Armstrong

The weekend promised excitement, drama and last-minute heartache with several sides still fighting for survival at the season’s very end. Sunderland, Hull, Newcastle and Middlesbrough were all on the edge of the cliff. Some already hanging off the side. Others … Continue reading

Sbragia QUITS – Breaking News

Posted on by Christopher Walker

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 … Continue reading

Who Will Relegation Hit The Hardest?

Posted on by Christopher Walker

With West Bromwich Albion’s fate sealed last week we can now prepare ourselves for a dramatic conclusion to the Premier League season on Sunday. The neutral (including yours truly) will relish it and will want to see as many twists and turns as … Continue reading

Premiership Final Day Preview

Posted on by Paul Bestall

So, how’s your nerves? Sky Sports News have today been running an article about stress relief for fans for Sunday. Tips included having a hot bath, avoiding alcohol and meditating to stay relaxed in the build up to the final … Continue reading