Premier League Season Review – Sunderland

Sunderland: 17th FA Cup: Round Three Capital One Cup: Round Three It has become an annual occurence for Sunderland to look like relegation certainties, change the manager and kickstart a revival by defeating arch rivals Newcastle United in the new man’s second match in charge. It is a case now of lightning striking four times, and on this occasion it was the wily Sam Allardyce who defied the club’s league position when he took over in October to lead them to safety, while reminding everyone of his managerial ability. After guiding the team…

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Sunderland vs West Ham – Premier League preview and team news

West Ham United will be aiming to make it four wins out of four away from home when they travel to Wearside on Saturday to face beleaguered Sunderland, who lie miserably at the bottom of the table. The hosts did at least put in a great deal from their visit to Manchester United last weekend, but could not come close to matching the quality of opponents who moved to the top of the Premier League with a 3-0 success which did not even require them to reach top gear. The situation…

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Man Utd vs Sunderland – Premier League preview and team news

Manchester United will be intent on picking up their third consecutive Premier League win against a Sunderland side that sits bottom of the table with the future of Head Coach Dick Advocaat in renewed doubt. The Red Devils come in Saturday in second place and just the two points behind their city rivals, and boss Louis van Gaal is making noises that his side can challenge for the title. If they can continue to grind out positive results, that may well be possible, but performances are still unconvincing and the sort of attacking…

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Sunderland vs Swansea – Premier League preview and team news

Two sides which have experienced contrasting fortunes in the opening two weeks of the new Premier League season meet on Wearside as struggling Sunderland take on soaring Swansea City. The Black Cats have been so woeful in defeats to Leicester City and Norwich City that Head Coach Dick Advocaat called an emergency meeting with his players on Sunday, evidently concerned that the team have allowed a pre-season malaise to continue into their competitive outings. The Dutchman is very aware that if it carries on for much longer, the club would be…

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Preview: Sunderland vs Norwich – Strugglers set for early battle at the bottom

Two sides who lost their opening match last weekend vie for their first points of the season at the Stadium of Light, as Sunderland take on Norwich City. A display of how not to defend meant that Sunderland were condemned to defeat inside 25 minutes at Leicester City. It was reminiscent of some of their collapses of the past two seasons, which will concern Dick Advocaat, who has striven to address those deficiencies at the back which have been exposed all too often. It was, however, pleasing for strikers Jermain Defoe…

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Sunderland make Advocaat offer to stay

Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat has revealed that the club have made him an offer to remain at the club for next season after successfully keeping them in the Premier League, Sky Sports has reported. The experienced Dutchman took over in mid-March with the Black Cats in the bottom three and with only four wins to their name following an embarrassing 4-0 home loss to fellow strugglers Aston Villa. He oversaw a defeat in his first game at West Ham United, but since then he has led them to safety with…

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