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Roy Keane: Perfect Fit For Blackburn Rovers Job

Paul Ince has been sacked as manager of Blackburn Rovers. It’s not much of a surprise, especially after their convincing loss away to Wigan on Saturday, but they need to move quickly to replace Ince. Blackburn face Stoke on Saturday in a must-win relegation battle. I believe the perfect replacement […]

Poll: Where Will Roy Keane Go Next?

Former Sunderland manager Roy Keane has expressed an interest in returning to football management sometime in the near future, but which club do you predict he’ll most likely end up at next? Vote now. <a href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/1181843/” >Which Club Will Roy Keane Manage Next?</a> <br /> <span style=”font-size:9px;”> (<a href=”http://www.polldaddy.com”> surveys</a>)</span> […]

Say No To Sunderland's Negative Tactics

It’s quite odd that in some circles Sunderland’s near draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford this past Saturday is being heralded as a massive achievement. What I saw was one of the most negative and anti-soccer performances in ages. For the entire 90 minutes, Sunderland “parked their bus” in […]

Breaking News: Roy Keane Quits Sunderland

In breaking news, Roy Keane has announced that he has quit Sunderland. Keane walked out of Sunderland AFC after having won only one game since his side’s win over Newcastle in October. The defeats for Sunderland that secured Keane’s departure were Stoke 1-0 Sunderland, Chelsea 5-0 Sunderland, Sunderland 1-2 Portsmouth, […]

The Mackem Mover: Sunderland's Dancing Machine

Here’s a bit of fun for a Saturday morning. The Mackem Mover appeared on Soccer AM this morning and showed off his dance moves (see video below). The bloke named Steve first came to fame when TV cameras caught him dancing in the crowd during half-time against Newcastle United (watch […]

Video of Sunderland v Newcastle Crowd Trouble

Sunderland’s 2-1 derby win against Newcastle was marred with skirmishes before, during and after the game at the Stadium Of Light. The Football Association (FA) is investigating the trouble to determine if Sunderland will be fined. Despicable incidents included a police horse being badly burned by fireworks before the game, […]

Highest Average Attendances In The Premier League

Which clubs have the highest average attendances in the Premier League? Here are the results for the 2008/2009 season thus far up until October 21, 2008: Manchester United, 75,482 Arsenal, 60,059 Newcastle United, 47,199 Liverpool, 43,789 Manchester City, 42,871 Chelsea, 41,652 Sunderland, 40,367 Aston Villa, 39,492 Everton, 36,618 Tottenham Hotspur, […]

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 […]

Premier League: August 31, 2008 (Your Running Commentary)

Today marks the last day of Premier League football until the league returns on Saturday, September 13 when Liverpool plays Manchester United at Anfield — two whole weeks off because of World Cup qualifying matches. So here are today’s matches for us to enjoy while we can: Chelsea v Tottenham, […]

Premier League Wants To Be The NFL

You may have missed an article by Oliver Kay in The Times this past weekend that featured a very revealing interview with Manchester City executive chairman Garry Cook regarding the future of the Premier League. The headline perfectly sums up Kay’s article: “Vision Of A Breakaway League With No Relegation.” […]

Premier League: Gameweek Two (Your Running Commentary)

Gameweek two of the Premier League features several intriguing match-ups. Liverpool faces their bogey team Middlesbrough. Tottenham is looking for their first points of the season at home against Sunderland, which is quickly being transformed into a contender. Everton faces more doom and gloom if they lose at the Hawthorns […]

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2015/16 Premier League team preview: Sunderland

It was the same old story for Sunderland in 2014-15; start with a vibrant manager with momentum from the previous campaign, fall into a mid-season lull, bring in someone new, regroup, stay up. As the Black Cats begin this season with Dick Advocaat at the helm, there’s a sense things […]

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Virgil van Dijk has given Southampton one of the best center back pairings in England

For all his Liverpool deficiencies, Dejan Lovren is actually remembered fondly by Southampton fans as a pacy, reliable, ball-playing defender who surprisingly did very little wrong. Brought to St. Mary’s from French club Lyon for £8.5 million, Lovren’s performances were enough to convince Liverpool to part with £20 million for […]

Muscle strain will keep Giovani dos Santos out of Saturday’s CONCACAF Cup

Giovani dos Santos will not be with Mexico when El Tri takes on the United States in Saturday’s CONCACAF Cup playoff, LA Galaxy confirmed on Monday. The Mexican international was pulled from head coach Ricardo Ferretti’s team with a muscle strain, a status Ferretti revealed shortly before the Galaxy announced the withdrawal. “Gio Dos […]