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12:26pm Friday 3rd May 2013
5:03pm Friday 21st October 2011
10:00am Friday 14th October 2011
Thankfully, another international break weekend is over and we can get back to some proper football, or as close to proper football as Sunderland AFC can play anyway. At least normality will be resumed anyway.
10:00am Friday 7th October 2011
Sitting watching Shane Long waltz through the Sunderland defence unopposed to fire West Bromwich Albion into an early two goal lead last week, I can't have been alone in believing that a change in the leadership of the club was surely imminent.
12:45pm Friday 30th September 2011
BEFORE I get down to business here, let me make a couple of things clear. None of this is borne out of a knee-jerk reaction, I am not a doom-monger, and I don't enjoy Sunderland AFC doing poorly. I gain no pleasure in being negative about them, but frankly, at the moment, they are leaving me little choice.
9:00am Friday 23rd September 2011
5:49pm Friday 16th September 2011
10:00am Friday 9th September 2011
9:00am Friday 2nd September 2011
IT HAS certainly been a testing start of the season for Sunderland fans. Hopes were high over the summer of achieving some derby dominance and a credible Carling Cup run, yet both have evaporated just 4 games into the campaign amidst a crippling inability to transform positive passages of play into goals.
7:00pm Thursday 19th May 2011
6:00pm Thursday 12th May 2011
6:30pm Thursday 5th May 2011
8:40am Friday 1st April 2011
5:17pm Friday 11th February 2011
4:43pm Friday 4th February 2011
I’m making this apology to Niall Quinn primarily, not that he reads these words. I’m not saying he should read them. But I read his column in the match programme every fortnight so he should at least return the favour.
10:36am Monday 31st January 2011
6:28pm Friday 14th January 2011
5:41pm Friday 10th December 2010
11:40am Friday 17th September 2010
10:14am Friday 30th July 2010
12:45pm Friday 14th May 2010
SO, another season over. What could have been a decent tenth-place finish fizzled out into a slightly-disappointing 13th. But 13th is progress. And if you want one word to sum this season up, progress would be it.
12:00pm Friday 7th May 2010
1:20pm Friday 30th April 2010
3:14pm Friday 23rd April 2010
10:40am Friday 16th April 2010
WITH Sunderland’s Premier League status seemingly secure, and the chances of tenth place becoming slimmer by the week, Black Cats supporters are in the curious position of having nothing to fear and nothing to aim for at this stage of the season.
12:50pm Friday 9th April 2010
12:20pm Friday 26th March 2010
10:28am Friday 19th March 2010
SUNDAY saw two of the summer's big spenders come together - in the reverse fixture to the match that ended Mark Hughes' career and saw Sunderland score three goals away from home, yet still end up on the losing side.
10:53am Friday 12th March 2010
11:03am Friday 5th March 2010
1:13pm Friday 26th February 2010
I’M AS shocked as you are. I sat here, calling on Steve Bruce to play to Sunderland’s strengths and go 4-3-3 at Arsenal, fully expecting him to ignore those calls and stick to his tried and tested 4-4-2.
1:15pm Friday 26th February 2010
SUNDERLAND’S bid to avoid another relegation battle has been aided by the return of this season’s success story, Jordan Henderson, who has announced that he will be fit for the final eight games of the campaign.
8:40am Friday 19th February 2010
10:33am Friday 12th February 2010
10:56am Friday 5th February 2010
10:50am Friday 29th January 2010
10:59am Friday 22nd January 2010
10:02am Friday 15th January 2010
12:23pm Friday 8th January 2010
1:33pm Tuesday 22nd December 2009
9:41am Friday 18th December 2009
10:58am Friday 11th December 2009
10:03am Friday 4th December 2009
12:14pm Friday 27th November 2009
2:08pm Tuesday 24th November 2009
9:47am Friday 13th November 2009
SOME national football writers, who swan about press boxes with hats at jaunty angles and profess to know diddly-squat about anything outside of the Premier League, have declared this weekend's friendly game between England and Brazil as a 'reserve game'.
9:58am Friday 6th November 2009
11:13am Friday 30th October 2009
10:44am Friday 23rd October 2009
4:20pm Tuesday 20th October 2009