Several years ago TV producer and pro wrestling mogul Eric Bischoff wrote a tell-all book titled Controversy Creates Cash. It was a best seller and kept the wrestling community happy because of its dirt-dishing content and lurid look into the seedy underbelly of an industry that was notorious fo...
Looking over Danny Graham’s
stats it shows Sunderland’s new signing as having wracked up 82
professional goals at his last three teams. However, on the other end of
the spectrum the Geordie only mustered a mere 10 goals between the ages
of 18 (when he debuted for Middlesbrough) and 22 (whe...
Look out, there’s a Geordie on the pitch!
So the Danny
Graham saga has finally ended with the much-maligned Geordie putting
pen to paper on a three-and-a-half year deal after the Black Cats agreed
a deal in excess of £5 million with Swansea.
Graham was the only
arrival at the Stadi...
We’re well under way in the January transfer window and
things are hotting up on Wearside.
The Black Cats have brought in
Senegalese defender Kader Mangane from Al Hilal and talented French U21
international Alfred N’Diaye from Turkish club Bursaspor. Meanwhile,
heading the departure list...
Martin O’Neill was profiled in this week’s Premier League Preview
with the man himself claiming to be a fan of the old school way of life,
in particular showing a distain for today’s music and the volume his
Sunderland players blast it out of their headphones.
But if O’Neill’s
hours later and not a lot has changed at the Stadium of Light; Martin
O’Neill is still at the club, the team continue to play woefully and
fans continue to share their displeasure, this time in the form of howls
and boos at the end of the 0-0 home draw with QPR.
The headline on Saturday evening read “Sunderland deny O’Neill
resigns” but chances are that may not be true. It certainly won’t say
the same thing if anything but a home win for the Black Cats takes place
tonight against what will surely be a revamped QPR, fresh under
the guidance of Ha...
I’ll leave the logistics and statistics of the Tyne-Wear derby up to Newcastle United fan
Greg Hall - Why Newcastle will beat Sunderland - and worry more about winning and shutting the big gobs of
those mad-hatter Geordies … for a few months anyways.
is … we need to win this g...
So we’re seven (or six if you’re Reading or Sunderland) games into
the 2012/2013 Premier League season and despite the usual suspects
leading the way (ie Chelsea, Man Utd and Man City) it’s too early to
predict what will happen, especially with Everton starting off
magnificently and curr...
With Lee Cattermole picking up his fifth red card in only three
years with the Black Cats, questions are being asked about how
much of Martin O’Neill’s patience does the snappy midfielder have left?
O’Neill conceded that he was growing weary of the Stockton-born player’s
The play-offs are a mere four games away and the fight for the top
five spots in the Eastern and Western Conference are hotting up with
Sporting KC, Chicago Fire, NY Red Bulls, DC United and Houston Dynamo
currently leading the way in the East, and San Jose Earthquakes, LA
Galaxy, Real Sa...
After four draws from four for Martin O’Neill’s plucky Black Cats the
usual suspects of fans and pundits alike are already laying into the
side’s lack of goalscorers, inconsistency and failure to register three
But let’s take a look at the season so far for Sunderland, and
With a little under 10
hours left until the transfer window shuts Martin O’Neill has been coy
over the possibilities of bringing in any of the previously mentioned
players (Can Fletcher, Johnson Saha shine?).
While he admitted
that the club had made an enquiry for Clint Dempsey he avoid...
What an insane couple of days it’s been for the Black Cats. Not only
did Martin O’Neill finally land his man in the shape and form of
Scottish striker Steven Fletcher, but the Ulsterman also pulled off an
amazing coup with the acquisition of arguably the best winger in the
country Adam Joh...
The 2012/13 Premier League season is almost upon us and the Black Cats kick off the new campaign with a visit to Arsenal. Martin ONeill has only managed to recruit Carlos Cuellar from Aston Villa so far but he is in hot pursuit of Wolves striker Steven Fletcher. Other than that it looks as though ...
Following the success of my recent article, Sunderland’s five greatest ever strikers, I’ve decided to have some fun and document arguably the five worst signings made by the club, in recent times anyways.
5. Lilian Laslandes
When the Black Cats announced that they had snapped up the pivotal ...
With the European transfer window in full swing, many much-anticipated moves are coming to fruition with the likes of Andy Carroll, Brazil’s Oscar and Robin Van Persie expected to leave for pastures new in the next three weeks. But things are really heating up on the other side of the pond too...
It’s a dry week on the Sunderland front, with the squad set to jet out to South Korea for the Peace Cup, albeit without their sole Korean player Ji-Dong Won - as baffling as that sounds.
The rookie is on international duty with his country and will miss the chance to impress against two of th...
Vancouver-born Jacob Lensky is currently awaiting clearance to sign with Vancouver Whitecaps after a number of years in Holland with FC Utrecht and Feyenoord. The 23-year-old began his career with Belgium’s Anderlecht, before joining the youth teams of Sparta Prague, Blackburn Rovers and Celt...