After a quiet few Sunderland news days with the lull in matches, it’s going to be all go ahead of the high stakes derby this weekend.
It is the week before derby day so we can expect plenty of players and people to have their say on the biggest game of the season as far as the relegation battle is concerned. All eyes are on the King Power Stadium tonight, but other things have popped up in the media today and here is a round-up of the most relevant and interesting news.
Italian media reported last week that the the case of Ricky Alvarez is due before FIFA’s Player Status Committee this week for the first in a series of meetings in the saga to decide his future.
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As the total goals conceded hits the twenty mark in just Sunderland’s eighth game of the season, Dick Advocaat is tasked with finding a team capable of stopping the in-form Anthony Martial and his Manchester United teammates.
Sunderland head into this game desperately looking for points to help drag themselves away from the
So, after a triumphant victory over our fierce rivals last week, we’re back to square one after a reality check from Crystal Palace.
Two days later, and the decision not to award the free kick is still infuriating. With Sunderland on course for their first point of Dick Advocaat’s reign for 88 minutes, here’s how you all rated the players, with the late winner turning an improved performance into a fruitless one.
Cast your minds back to the trip to the KC where, on the hour mark, referee Mike Dean brandished a tenth yellow card of the season to Lee Cattermole. The two game suspension carried with it left many cursing another Cattermole absence, after only recently returning from injury. The upside is, however, that the former skipper will return for the crucial derby against Newcastle at the start of April.
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