Sunderland Vs Newcastle United Preview | Stats, Key Men and Team News

Sunderland Vs Newcastle United Preview | Stats, Key Men and Team News

This weekend contains the Wear-Tyne derby, which is one of the most passionate fixtures of the whole season. Both sets of fans will want nothing more than to come out of the match with three points. Neither manager can afford to lose this match. Alan Pardew can't afford to lose back-to-back derbies, while Gus Poyet needs to get points on the board from somewhere. An early defeat to Newcastle could kill his Sunderland career before it's really begun.  Both sides …
Stuttering Signings: Altidore, Anelka, Aspas & Graham Stats Compared

Stuttering Signings: Altidore, Anelka, Aspas & Graham Stats Compared

In a sport defined by the slimmest of margins, there is no commodity more precious than goals.  Whether sweetly struck from 30 yards out or unknowingly bumped in off the backside, the scoreboard does not discriminate and the table shows no sympathy.  With goals at a premium, clubs spend the summer months searching far and wide for any warm-blooded vertebrate that can send the ball in the back of the net with some kind of regularity.  In the case of …
Sunderland Vs Arsenal | Pre-match 13/14 Player Performance Comparisons

Sunderland Vs Arsenal | Pre-match 13/14 Player Performance Comparisons

Arsenal's victory over local rivals Tottenham Hotspurs was followed by the acquisition of the German playmaker Mesut Özil for a club-record fee of 42.5 million pounds. Sunderland's last game ended in a resounding 3-1 defeat away from home against the newly promoted Crystal Palace. After the international break, the Premier League resumes this weekend with some very important fixtures. Lingering at 19th in the league table with a solitary point, Sunderland prepare to host Arsenal, who on the back of …