1. What Went Wrong at Sunderland for Sacked Manager Martin O'Neill?

    It was his dream job, to manage the club he supported as a boy growing up in Northern Ireland. But after Sunderland slipped closer to the relegation zone thanks to 1-0 defeat ...

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  2. Just How Safe Is Sunderland from Premier League Relegation?

    After a run of one win in the last eight games and just six points picked up in the same period, Sunderland have gone from looking toward a top-half Premier League finish to nervously looking over their shoulders...

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  3. Eredivisie Title Run-In: A Four-Way Fight

    Just seven weeks remain of the Eredivisie season and the battle to be crowned champion looks set to go down to the wire with just three points separating the top four teams...

    Gary Emmerson Written by Gary Emmerson about over 1 year ago 545 reads 1 comments

  4. Why Adam Johnson Has Been Sunderland's Least Effective Player This Season

    Adam Johnson arrived with big expectations on his shoulders when joining Sunderland in a £10million move from Premier League champions Manchester City ...

    Gary Emmerson Written by Gary Emmerson about over 1 year ago 1,257 reads 9 comments

  5. Sunderland AFC: Will They Make Major Changes or Minor Tweaks in the Summer?

    A summer of significant spending may have heightened preseason expectations, but the EPL season promised so much more than Sunderland have managed...

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  6. Sunderland's Biggest Remaining Fixtures This Season

    The Boxing Day victory over EPL champion Manchester City aside, Sunderland have enjoyed most success this season against teams involved in the relegation fight. That should not change over the final 13 games of the season...

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  7. AFCON: 6 Things We Learned from South Africa vs. Mali

    Hosts South Africa reached the African Cup of Nations quarterfinals vs. Mali but exited the tournament in disappointing fashion after a penalty-shootout defeat in Durban...

    Gary Emmerson Written by Gary Emmerson about over 1 year ago 282 reads 1 comments

  8. David Beckham: How Will He Fit In at Paris Saint-Germain?

    On Thursday, David Beckham was unveiled as a Paris Saint-Germain player. Just two days down the line, after PSG had marked his arrival with a 4-0 Ligue 1 victory, the question is over where David Beckham fits into the masterplan at the club...

    Gary Emmerson Written by Gary Emmerson about over 1 year ago 3,142 reads 12 comments

  9. Sunderland A.F.C.: What to Expect as the Transfer Window Closes

    Firmly involved in a relegation battle before Christmas, five wins in the last eight EPL games have resulted in Sunderland looking up the table rather than anxiously over their shoulders...

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  10. Eredivisie Weekend Wrap: Twente Move to the Top

    FC Twente moved to the top of the Eredivisie despite being held to a 0-0 draw at home to mid-table RKC Waalwijk as the Dutch league returned from its winter break...

    Gary Emmerson Written by Gary Emmerson about over 1 year ago 218 reads 1 comments

  11. Report: Sunderland A.F.C. to Sign Striker Mauro Zarate

    Sunderland are attempting to sign Argentine striker Mauro Zarate on loan from the remainder of the EPL season (via the Sunday People )...

    Gary Emmerson Written by Gary Emmerson about over 1 year ago 2,189 reads 1 comments

  12. Sunderland A.F.C.: What New Signing Kader Mangane Brings to the Table

    Sunderland ’s signing of defender Kader Mangane (per the Daily Mail ) on loan for remainder of the season was the second piece of business by manager Martin O’Neill in the January transfer window...

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  13. Mario Balotelli's 6 Best Performances

    Not for the first time in his career, Mario Balotelli has found himself at the centre of attention this week following his training ground bust-up with Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini...

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  14. Who Will Frank Lampard Join If Leaving Chelsea?

    Frank Lampard is still awaiting a new contract offer from Chelsea and, from New Year’s Day, is free to talk to clubs across the globe about a free transfer move at the end of EPL season...

    Gary Emmerson Written by Gary Emmerson about over 1 year ago 2,723 reads 3 comments

  15. Sunderland's Ji Dong-Won Joins Bundesliga Side Augsburg on Loan

    Sunderland ’s January transfer window dealings began on the opening day of the month as striker Ji Dong-Won was allowed to join Bundesliga strugglers FC Augsburg on loan until the end of the season , according to the team's website...

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  16. 5 Players Sunderland Shouldn't Sign in January

     Sunderland 's recent mini-revival will not stop manager Martin O'Neill from getting involved in the January transfer window, with the Stadium of Light boss ...

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