Sunderland

PREVIEW: Can Advocaat & Sunderland avoid the drop again?

Best case scenario for this season?  Actually decent football at the Stadium of Light for once. There has been a lot of investment pumped into the Black Cats over the years, it’s about time there were some positive results on the pitch. A mid-table finish and some pride from the players to play for the […]

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The fight for survival in the Premier League is as close as ever

With the international break finished, it’s time for the sides involved in the relegation fight to to resume their battle to maintain their Premier League status. With eight games to go, I’ll be looking at their chances of avoiding the drop to the Championship. Leicester City - 20th - 19 points After a terrific start to […]

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Poyet Gets The Chop, But Is That The Solution To The Problem?

Gus Poyet has become the latest man to feel the wrath of Ellis Short’s whip as he was sacked yesterday as head coach of Sunderland AFC. The Uruguayan was given the boot after just one victory in their last 12 league games. This also ran parallel with their uninspiring home form which has seen them […]

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Can Defoe Fire Sunderland Up The Table?

After last season’s heroics, many assumed that Gus Poyet would of taken Sunderland to the next level. Poyet joined Sunderland in a relegation dog fight however in his first season in charge he also guided them to the League Cup Final as well as keeping them in the Premier League. But it’s been a disappointing […]

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Sunderland Lineup £8m Bid for Celtic’s Virgil van Dijk

Sunderland Lineup £8m Bid for Celtic’s Virgil van Dijk ​Sunderland are eyeing up an £8m move for Celtic’s Virgil van Dijk after sending scouts to watch the defender at Kilmarnock on Monday night. ​The Mail reports that Gus Poyet is now readying an approach for the 23-year-old, who has scored six goals in 32 appearances this […]

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Manchester City 3-2 Sunderland: Player Ratings From City’s Thrilling New Year’s Day Win

Manchester City 3-2 Sunderland: Player Ratings From City’s Thrilling New Year’s Day Win ​Manchester City held on to beat Sunderland 3-2 in a thrilling five goal game on New Year’s Day. Yaya Toure and Stevan Jovetic gave City a two goal lead in the second half, before Jack Rodwell and an Adam Johnson penalty pegged […]

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​Manchester City 3-2 Sunderland: 4 Takeaways From the 5-Goal Thriller at the Etihad

​Manchester City 3-2 Sunderland: 4 Takeaways From the 5-Goal Thriller at the Etihad Manchester City and Sunderland have had some memorable encounters in the past, and Thursday’s clash turned into one of the classics.  The Sky Blues emerged victorious from an enthralling second-half of football that saw five goals scored in a 14 minute period. View […]

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​Gus Poyet Rues Sunderland’s Defensive Errors in Man City Defeat

​Gus Poyet Rues Sunderland’s Defensive Errors in Man City Defeat Sunderland manager Gus Poyet was left to rue his side’s defensive errors after Manchester City defeated them 3-2 in a Premier League thriller on New Year’s Day, according to ​Safc.com. The Black Cats defended resolutely in the first half, but two quick goals from Yaya Toure […]

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Team News: Manchester City vs Sunderland - Confirmed Lineups

Team News: Manchester City vs Sunderland - Confirmed Lineups ​ THE BOYS IN BLUE: Your first #mcfc team of 2015 set to our traditional tune! #cityvsafc https://t.co/3goaAfGm24 — Manchester City FC (@MCFC) January 1, 2015 ​​ #SAFC: Pantilimon, Vergini, Jones, Brown, O’Shea (c), Rodwell, Larsson, Gomez, Johnson, Buckley, Wickham. View Original Story

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Manchester City v Sunderland: Potential Black Cats XI and Team News

Manchester City v Sunderland: Potential Black Cats XI and Team News ​Gus Poyet’s Sunderland head to Manchester City on New Year’s Day hoping to deal another blow to the reigning Premier League champions. The Black Cats could be without midfielder Sebastian Larsson for the clash, as he is hoping to be fit after limping off with […]

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​3 Changes Gus Poyet Needs to Make for the Clash Against Manchester City

​3 Changes Gus Poyet Needs to Make for the Clash Against Manchester City Sunderland played out a somewhat drab goalless draw against Aston Villa in their last game, after having lost at home to Hull and with Manchester City to come, the Black Cats don’t want to go three games without a win. So what three […]

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Gus Poyet Rues Missed Opportunity as Sunderland Draw With 10 Man Villa

Gus Poyet Rues Missed Opportunity as Sunderland Draw With 10 Man Villa Sunderland boss Gus Poyet says Sunderland didn’t take full advantage of their clash with Aston Villa on Sunday, as the Black Cats drew 0-0 with the 10 man home side. Fabian Delph was dismissed early in the second half to give the visitors a […]

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Gus Poyet Bemused With Sunderland’s Mistakes in Defeat to Hull City

Gus Poyet Bemused With Sunderland’s Mistakes in Defeat to Hull City ​Hull City came from one goal down to overcome Sunderland 3-1 at the Stadium of Light, leaving Black Cats’ boss Gus Poyet a somewhat disheartened figure. Speaking after the game, Poyet said “There were lots of emotions running throughout the game and after the […]

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Sunderland v Hull City: match preview

Hull City are winless in 10, there have been behind-the-scenes problems featuring Hatem Ben Arfa and Paul McShane and the Stadium of Light is probably about the last place Steve Bruce would have wanted to visit on Boxing Day. Sunderland’s former manager is unlikely to be welcomed by his less than adoring public but Gus […]

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Gus Poyet Stresses Importance of Hull Clash After Derby Day Victory

Gus Poyet Stresses Importance of Hull Clash After Derby Day Victory Sunderland manager Gus Poyet says his team need to focus on beating Hull City on Boxing Day to ensure that the momentum is maintained from their derby victory over Newcastle. The Black Cats beat Newcastle 1-0 at St. James’ Park last time out, but Poyet is wary […]

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