Connor Wickham: Can the Wonderkid Find Himself Again?

Connor Wickham: Can the Wonderkid Find Himself Again?

Hailing from a country starved of success on the international stage for such an extended period of time, the emergence of a young English striking prodigy never fails to set pulses racing amongst followers of the English national team. More often than not, the youngster, fresh faced and having only just broken in to his clubs first team, is thrown into the spotlight, and fans start to wonder whether their new messiah has arisen. Unfortunately for many that succumb to …
Everton vs Sunderland Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

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

Everton and Sunderland go into the last few games having underachieved heavily this season but with still much at stake. The away side will have the bigger emphasis to win as the relegation battle thickens and with time running out, a positive result here is crucial for Sunderland’s chances of survival. The Toffees have been poor by their standard this season but have improved their form of late and will want to push for a top 10 finish and but …
Sunderland v Southampton Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

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

As the Premier League is drawing to a close with things looking fairly settled in the top half, it's the bottom end that is set to be more volatile and ever changing, providing the much expected entertainment factor to the neutrals. So, Sunderland, one of those clubs fighting for survival with a new manager in charge will host Southampton at the Stadium of Light, in what is a vitally important fixture for both sides, but all the more so for …
Stoke City vs Sunderland Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Stoke City vs Sunderland Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Sunderland travel to the Brittania Stadium on 25th April in yet another important fixture as they flirt with the possibility of relegation. Sitting in the 16th position before the match day and just a point ahead of the 18th place Leicester, Sunderland fans could find themselves in despair at the end of the match. While Stoke themselves have not been in great form, garnering a measly 7 points out of possible 18 in the last 6 games, they haven’t been as consistently shambolic …
Sunderland vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Sunderland vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Despite Jermain Defoe's spectacular winner against a lacklustre Newcastle side on Sunday, Sunderland are far from safe in the Premier League. They currently occupy fifteenth position, four points away from West Brom in fourteenth. More worrying for their fans is that Sunderland are just three points ahead of Burnley in nineteenth position, so they could easily be pulled back into the relegation places. Crystal Palace are almost certainly safe, and are just one point from reaching the magic forty point …
Manchester United v Sunderland Preview| Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United v Sunderland Preview| Team News, Stats & Key Men

A week after what can be considered another blip in Manchester United's pursuit of Champions League football in the shape of a disappointing 2-1 away defeat to Swansea, Louis Van Gaal will be looking forward to bounce back in winning ways as they are set to host Sunderland come Saturday evening. Despite the fact that Man United have lost just twice in the last 20 games, the performances especially since the turn of the new year haven't been all convincing …
Black Cats Bring More Bad Luck to Struggling Liverpool

Black Cats Bring More Bad Luck to Struggling Liverpool

A crowd of 44,716 gathered into Anfield to watch Liverpool take on Sunderland knowing, after the comfortable midweek win against Leicester, that three points could take the home side to only 3 points from 4th place. In the other dugout Sunderland had slipped to 14th after a midweek master class saw Manchester City take all three points away from the Stadium of Light, but were hoping they could find the form of the previous weekend in which they took a …
QPR vs Sunderland Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

QPR vs Sunderland Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Harry Redknapp will want to chalk up his first win after QPR’s return to the Premier League, having opened with two consecutive defeats against Hull City and Tottenham. Sunderland have a solid two points from the first two games, drawing 2-2 against WBA at the Hawthorns in their first game, before disappointingly dropping points against Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United in a 1-1 draw at the Stadium of Light last weekend. This match has the potential to be a cracker, …
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