Hull City V Sunderland Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Hull City V Sunderland Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

On March third, Sunderland travel to the KC Stadium to take on Hull City.  The two sides are neck and neck in the league separated by only one point.  With the threat of relegation looming over both of them, this would he a huge three points for either side.  Sunderland are winless in their last five matches and with pressure on Gus Poyet growing, this would be a huge three points for the club. Despite losing to Stoke at the …
Sunderland Vs QPR Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Sunderland Vs QPR Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

On February 10th, Queens Park Rangers will travel to the Stadium of Light to take on Sunderland.  Both of these sides will be looking at this game as one where they could pick up vital points in their efforts to stay in the Premier League.  QPR will be looking to pick up their first points away from home this season.  On the flipside, Sunderland will know how bad the Hoops are away from home and will see this as a …
Sunderland v Burnley Preview | Team News, Key Player & Stats

Sunderland v Burnley Preview | Team News, Key Player & Stats

In January 31st, Burnley travel to the Stadium of Light to take on Sunderland.  Both sides are hovering just above the relegation zone with both sides on 20 points.  This is a huge match for the two sides.  It's a classic six pointer and, with both teams only three points off bottom spot, both teams are desperate for three points.  Neither team have been able to turn draws into wins this season and that is the reason that they are …
Did Jermain Defoe Deserve a World Cup Spot Ahead Welbeck?

Did Jermain Defoe Deserve a World Cup Spot Ahead Welbeck?

When Jermain Defoe signed for Toronto FC back in January, eyebrows were raised as some contemplated that he probably had made a wrong decision. It was the timing of that decision that further obfuscated the issue because when World Cup was closing in and his name was nearly cemented in the 23 man squad, he chose to move away from limelight and in doing so, had probably done an irreparable damage to his World Cup dreams. However, with all fuss …
Tottenham v Man Utd | Statistical Match Preview | Can Spurs do the Double?

Tottenham v Man Utd | Statistical Match Preview | Can Spurs do the Double?

Two out of the EPL’s top three in-form sides face each other on Sunday, as Tottenham Hotspur host Manchester United at White Hart Lane. Spurs will be looking for a remarkable “double” over United – something that hasn't happened since the 1989-1990 season – after their gritty 3-2 win back in September at Old Trafford. Sitting in 4th place and an overwhelming 15 points behind Sunday’s opponents, Manchester United, a title challenge is all but over for Spurs. But with …
The Death of the Poacher? Defoe, Soldado, Bent not performing

The Death of the Poacher? Defoe, Soldado, Bent not performing

In the last 100 years of football there have been developments in different styles of play as teams look to get the edge over their rivals and there will continue to be many more in the foreseeable future. A change that can currently be seen is the role of a striker in European football. The most used formation throughout England is 4-2-3-1, or different adaptations of that, as managers set their team up to dominate midfield and see the use …
Sunderland Vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Sunderland Vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Sunderland put in a brave performance at the Stadium of Light on Wednesday night, only to be punished by Eden Hazard and his Chelsea side; while Tottenham were reliant on two long range strikes, both stunning, to grab a 2-1 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage, that put them back in the race for a top four place. There has been a slight improvement in Sunderland's performances under new boss Gustavo Poyet, beating their fierce rivals Newcastle United and Manchester …
Should Soldado Be Dropped Or Can He Offer Spurs More Than Just Goals?

Should Soldado Be Dropped Or Can He Offer Spurs More Than Just Goals?

When he was signed in the summer from Valencia, Roberto Soldado was seen as a player that would bring a real clinical edge to Tottenham. The Spanish forward had been prolific for Valencia in previous seasons scoring 59 league goals in his last three seasons. In his first six league games at Tottenham, Soldado is yet to score from open play. The striker scored two penalties in Spurs’ first two games but has yet to net in the league since. …
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