Category Archives: Sunderland

More teams drop into the relegation mixer – what are the prospects for survival?

After last weekend’s round of Premier League fixtures more teams have been dragged into the relegation dogfight. Newcastle, Sunderland and West Ham now have a fight on their hands if they are to retain their top flight status. Until recently these … Continue reading

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Another frustrating afternoon for the Latics – Wigan Athletic 2 Sunderland 3

A spirited second half fight back was not enough to rescue the points as Wigan went down 2-3 at home to Sunderland. The Latics had taken an early lead through a David Vaughan own goal but two goals by Steven … Continue reading

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A frustrating afternoon at SOL – Sunderland 1 Wigan Athletic 0

It can be an uncomfortable experience sitting with the opposition fans when you are supporting your team but this was my lot when Wigan visited the Stadium of Light on Saturday. A Sunderland supporting friend had offered me a free … Continue reading

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O’Neil has the Midas touch – Wigan Athletic 1 Sunderland 4

A combination of very poor refereeing by Mike Dean and clever counter-attacking by a well-drilled Sunderland contributed to Wigan’s latest setback. Martin O’Neil’s ability to transform an average Sunderland team into a winning outfit should not be underestimated, it can’t just … Continue reading

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The wheel of fortune turns in Wigan’s favour – Sunderland 1 Wigan Athletic 2

Last week Wigan Athletic were thwarted by some terrible luck, poor refereeing and a 99th minute equaliser, this week the wheel of fortune turned in Wigan’s favour as they overcame Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. Wigan’s 2-1 victory heaped … Continue reading

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Is it time for a football revolution?

The opening games of the new Premier League season have demonstrated that the gap between the mega rich teams and the rest is now increasing. With only seven games played the Big Guns are way ahead. Manchester United have won … Continue reading

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Pressure on Bruce – Sunderland V Wigan preview

The pressure is mounting on Sunderland manager Steve Bruce as his team are about to face his former club Wigan at the Stadium of Light. Sunderland have lost eight of their last nine games and sit just above the relegation … Continue reading

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