Sunderland: The Poisoned Chalice?

Sunderland: The Poisoned Chalice?

A very obvious pattern has developed at Sunderland in recent years. Each season the fans have their loyalty put to the test as the club gets off to an utterly dreadful start to the season. It then takes them until about February until they decide to ditch their manager, if they haven’t already, and bring in someone else to try and save the club from what looks like inevitable relegation. They then survive by the skin of their teeth, that …
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 …
Sunderland v Chelsea | Sunderland must beware Chelsea Hazard

Sunderland v Chelsea | Sunderland must beware Chelsea Hazard

The best price in the industry for Eden Hazard to score is 7/4. We are offering even greater value @ 10/3 (4.33). Take the bet at http://goo.gl/vY0JkO Eden hazard invariably catches the eye for Chelsea and has been an integral part of Jose Mourinho’s side’s impressive unbeaten start to the Premier League season. The Blues are already odds-on title favourites and are unbeaten at the top of the table and Hazard has been a constant in that success. Hazard has …
Sunderland vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Sunderland vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

The Premier League is back after its international break and sees Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs side travel to Wearside to face Sunderland. Both teams come into the game hoping to bounce back from defeats. The Black Cats will have the pressure on their shoulders having not won any of their first three games, whilst Tottenham will want to continue the momentum which saw them win both their opening fixtures. Sunderland were very busy during the summer, bringing in nine players, which …
Diego Poyet: A Statistical Analysis of the West Ham Teenager

Diego Poyet: A Statistical Analysis of the West Ham Teenager

The performances of Diego Poyet late into the last season in a struggling Charlton side drew a lot of admirers. The Spanish-born midfielder, son of former Uruguayan international and current Sunderland manager Gus Poyet, is eligible to represent either England or Uruguay. He was named the Addicks’ Player as well as the Young Player of the Year last season despite featuring in just 20 games all season. The 19-year-old midfielder, who made his professional debut in January 2014, in an …
2014/15 Season Preview: Sunderland

2014/15 Season Preview: Sunderland

Sunderland have big hopes this season under Gus Poyet, as they have done previously under the plethora of talented managers that have led the Black Cats into a new season. The likes of Steve Bruce, Martin O'Neill and Paulo Di Canio have all failed to push on from encouraging starts, but Poyet looks like he could lead Sunderland to better things. Last season, they escaped from a near impossible position after impressive wins against Chelsea and Manchester United. The Uruguayan …
Chelsea v Sunderland Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Chelsea v Sunderland Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Sunderland travel to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea in Saturday’s evening kick-off. The game means a lot to both teams and the result will have consequences at different ends of the table. Chelsea know that a win will take them back to the top of the league. With Liverpool not playing until Sunday, a Chelsea win will put pressure on the Reds to perform at Norwich. With Chelsea due to travel to Anfield next weekend, they will want to …
What Has Gone Wrong At Sunderland?

What Has Gone Wrong At Sunderland?

Sunderland entered the season with so much promise after surviving the drop last campaign. The club had brought in several highly rated players to join their squad and in Paulo di Canio, they had a manager who they thought could lead the club forwards. They soon found out the latter wasn't true and quickly replaced the Italian before too much damage was done, but they have continued to underwhelm in the league. The North East side are now sitting at …
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