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Is the January transfer window the time to splash the cash?

Well, here we are. January is here again. Halfway through this manic year of football with the second half looking to be even more exciting. But there is one question on every football fans lips. Who are going to be the new recruits this year? Footy fanatics have been scouring the web looking for the next big thing in Europe …

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How do you fix a problem like Sunderland?

  The average monthly temperature in Sunderland never goes above 10 degrees, and coincidentally since their football team came up from the Championship in 2007, they have never finished above 10th place. Nick Barnes, a much respected contributor to Radio Newcastle, recently said that “Several agents have told me the club’s reputation in the football fraternity is now unappealing. Many questions to …

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Photo: jpellgen (via Flickr).

Premier League – Half Term Report

Nineteen games gone, nineteen to go. At the end of 2014, we’re precisely at the half way point of the Premier League season. Here is an assessment of how each of the twenty teams have performed, who’s top of the class, who “must do better” and who needs to up their game significantly: ARSENAL – B Once again, they’re only …

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Norwich City's Premier League future hangs in the balance but they have more grounds for optimism than their rivals. Photo: Blue Square Thing (via Flickr).

Why Stability Will Be The Key To Survival

Time is running out and tensions are running high at the bottom of the Premier League – and that’s not just in the home dressing room at The Hawthorns. Whatever may or may not have happened after West Brom conceded a late equaliser to Cardiff at the weekend, it just further highlights that not many of the clubs involved in …

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To sack or not to sack?

A question that many football club owners and chief executive’s find themselves thinking about when things start to go wrong.  This sacking culture in football continues to grow, with no fewer than seven of the 20 Premier League teams changing manager already this season, in the case of Fulham, twice. There are other frightening stats too. Only 26 of the …

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Has Aron Johannsson Overtaken Jozy Altidore for a Starting Spot in Brazil?

The United States Mens National Team has a deep striker pool. Jozy Altidore, Aron Johannsson, Eddie Johnson, and Terrence Boyd are all virtual locks for Brazil. However, the real question should be who would start. Let’s with Jozy Altidore. The 24 year old Sunderland striker has had a nightmarish season for the Black Cats so far, scoring only 2 goals …

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Preview: Sunderland v Manchester United

David Moyes’ under pressure Manchester United travel to Sunderland tonight for the first leg of the Capital One Cup semi final. Their poor Premier League form, coupled with Sunday’s 2-1 third round FA Cup defeat to Swansea has seen Moyes’ side receive criticism from fans and the press alike and the Capital One Cup could be their last chance for …

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Premier League week 11: What have we learnt?

With game week 11 now been and gone, what did we learn about the Premier League over the last few days? 1) United back on track? Manchester United, in particular David Moyes, have come under heavy criticism this season following a sluggish start which saw Moyes’ men beaten at home by West Brom, draw to Stoke and be beaten away …

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Borini Blast Gives Sunderland Derby Day Decision (VIDEO)

Sunderland finally produced their first win of the season at the 9th time of asking on Sunday afternoon, besting rivals Newcastle 2-1 in the Tyne-Wear Derby at the Stadium Of Light. The Black Cats were always up for the match and took only 5 minutes to pounce when Steven Fletcher rose high at the back post to head home after …

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Swans Smash 4 Past Black Cats (VIDEO)

Gus Poyet got a rude awakening in his first match in charge of Sunderland, as his side were well and truly throttled on the day by 4 goals to none at the hands of Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium. In actuality, Sunderland competed quite well for the first 45 minutes and keeper Keiren Westwood even managed to take a clean …

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