Assessing The Managerial Sack Race

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Seven games into the Premier League season, teams are already struggling. Chelsea have shown none of their title winning resilience of last season; Stoke may be falling victim to ‘buying too many too soon’; Bournemouth are struggling to prove they can survive and Newcastle and Sunderland seem to be on a bet to see who […] READ MORE



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




Sunderland Show Signs of Survival Against Swansea

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When Dick Advocaat overturned his decision to retire at the end of last season, Sunderland fans rejoiced in their new saviour. He picked up the pieces of Gus Poyet’s underwhelming era and created a resilient side that only lost three times out of nine games under his watch, saving Sunderland from relegation and an away […] 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