The Luck of the Black Cats: The Sunderland Predicament

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It has been, to put it mildly, an inauspicious start to the 2015-16 Premier League season for Sunderland AFC. Granted there have been only four matches played so far, but it has been just about the worst case scenario for the Black Cats who lost the first two matches by a combined score of 7-3 […] READ MORE


20 Premier League Previews in 20(ish) Days: West Ham

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Stadium: The Boleyn Ground (capacity: 35,016) Manager: Slaven Bilić (first season) Nickname: The Hammers, The Irons 2014-15 Record: 47 points (12-11-15), 12th in the Premier League 20 Premier League Previews in 20(ish) Days: West Ham This coming season will be the final one at the Boleyn Ground for West Ham United as they move into the […] READ MORE


20 Premier League Previews in 20(ish) Days: Swansea City

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Stadium: The Liberty Stadium (capacity: 20,827) Manager: Garry Monk (3rd season) Nickname: The Swans 2014-15 Record: 56 points (16-8-14), 8th in the Premier League 20 Premier League Previews in 20(ish) Days: Swansea City Wales’ first ever club to play in the Premier League has become one of the most interesting quick success stories out there […] READ MORE


20 Premier League Previews in 20(ish) Days: Stoke City

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Stadium: Britannia Stadium (capacity: 27,743) Manager: Mark Hughes (third season) Nickname: The Potters 2014-15 Record: 54 points (15-9-14), ninth in the Premier League 20 Premier League Previews in 20(ish) Days: Stoke City It is safe to say Mark Hughes has, in the last two seasons, done exactly what he was brought in to do: improve the Potters’ […] READ MORE


20 Premier League Previews in 20(ish) Days: Newcastle United

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Stadium: St. James Park (capacity: 52,405) Manager: Steve McClaren (first season) Nickname: The Magpies, Geordies 2014-15 Record: 39 points (10-9-19), 15th place in the Premier League 20 Premier League Previews in 20(ish) Days: Newcastle United No team witnessed things go awry quite like Newcastle last season and, yet, still survived in the Premier League. It […] READ MORE


20 Premier League Previews in 20(ish) Days: Crystal Palace

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Stadium: Selhurst Park (capacity: 26,255) Manager: Alan Pardew (2nd season) Nickname: The Eagles 2014-15 Record: 48 points (13-9-16), 10th place in Barclay’s Premier League 20 Premier League Previews in 20(ish) Days: Crystal Palace It was truly a season of extraordinary highs and bizarre lows for this South London club that has become used to the latter […] READ MORE


20 Premier League Previews In 20(ish) Days: West Brom

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20 Premier League Previews In 20(ish) Days: West Brom Stadium: The Hawthorns (capacity: 26,850) Manager: Tony Pulis (second season) Nickname: Albion, The Baggies 2014-15 Record: 44 points (11-11-16), 13th place in the Premier League There are three certainties in life: death, taxes and Tony Pulis not getting relegated. Since Pulis began his coaching career at Bournemouth […] READ MORE


20 Premier League Previews In 20(ish) Days: Aston Villa

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Stadium: Villa Park (capacity: 42,682) Manager: Tim Sherwood (2nd season) Nickname: Villans 2014-15 Record: 38 points (10-8-20), 17th place in the Premier League 20 Premier League Previews In 20(ish) Days: Aston Villa No club in the last several years has fallen farther, yet still remained in the Premier League as Aston Villa has. The Birmingham […] READ MORE


20 Premier League Previews in 20(ish) Days: Norwich City

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Stadium: Carrow Road (capacity: 27,244) Manager: Alex Neil (2nd season) Nickname: The Canaries 2014-15 Record: 86 points (25-11-10), 3rd place in SkyBet Championship (play-off winners) Many of the clubs who have been relegated from the Premier League to the Championship get stuck at that level because they have a hard time dealing with the 46-game […] READ MORE


20 Premier League Previews in 20(ish) Days: Sunderland

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Stadium: The Stadium of Light (capacity: 49,000) Manager: Dick Advocaat (2nd season) Nickname: The Black Cats 2014-15 Record: 38 points (7-17-14), 16th place in the Barclay’s Premier League 20 Premier League Previews in 20(ish) Days: Sunderland If the old adage about a cat having nine lives is true, the Black Cats have used most of […] READ MORE