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Tag Archives: Sunderland

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

Without Keane, Sunderland Flirt With Relegation

Posted on by Ethan Armstrong

Is Roy Keane smirking right now? Is he rolling his eyes? Both? For two years Sunderland was Roy Keane’s baby. He took the struggling side, nurtured it back to health and delivered it from the relegation zone of the Championship … Continue reading

Sunderland’s Defeat Sets Up Sensational Sunday Showdown

Posted on by Paul Bestall

All they needed was a win to make sure they were free of being dragged in to the final day relegation battle against a side guaranteed Premiership Football for next season but Portsmouth proved a bridge too far for Sunderland. … Continue reading

A Game Neither Newcastle United Or Middlesbrough Can Afford To Lose

Posted on by Paul Bestall

When the fixture list was released back in June 2008, no doubt the fans of both Newcastle and Middlesbrough hadn’t a thought that they’d be facing a six pointer to try and save their Premiership survival with today’s clash.  Yet … Continue reading

Key Relegation Battles This Weekend

Posted on by Christopher Walker

 I have spent this morning  perusing the remaining fixtures for the relegation threatened teams and it appears that everything seems to point to the round of matches starting Saturday 9th May to Monday 11th May. As I have written before … Continue reading

Sunderland Can Still Go Down!

Posted on by David Schiavone

The relegation battle is reaching its culmination. This weekend Middlesbrough faced Manchester United, Liverpool hosted Newcastle and Sunderland took on Everton, with Hull still to play Aston Villa. Sunderland entertained Everton at the Stadium of Light and succumbed to a … Continue reading