The 2012-13 campaign marked the start of the new national system for the under-18s set-up, with a new Barclays U18 Premier League replacing the old Premier Academy League. This was intended to enable a more secure transition for players with the potential to progress from youth football into the first team. Beginning with the teams playing each other in group leagues, the competition would climax with a play-off in May to decide the champion.
Me and my mate Peddles have been looking forward to this match ever since the fixture list came out. Like a kid on Christmas Eve - the night before I couldn't sleep due to the excitement of watching the lads play. So I got up about 8:30 and made sure I had a decent breakfast. Lucky charms and a pint of Fosters – what every 27 year old (should) eat!
After a summer of discontent for our former captain, Lee Cattermole has declared himself fit to return to the first team – with potentially an appearance on Saturday against Arsenal. So, the question which immediately pops to mind – do we need him? Evidentially… yes! We wrote a little bit about our central midfield plight in our piece regarding Ki Sung-Yeung, and whilst it is the likely weekend debutant...
We Are Wearside is quickly gaining pace and we need to keep on top of the bottomless topics that our great club so generously provides.We’re looking to recruit a couple of proactive and talented writers into our blog team to help keep the site brimming with content. You don’t need to be an experienced blogger...
There are not many days where waking up at 4 o’clock is a good thing, however this time I had Crystal Palace away to look forward too. You have to start with the standard away day breakfast - bacon sarnie and the first tin of the day! Is it slightly worrying that this was at 4:30am? The taxi arrived at 5:20am and off we went - picking up the other lads on the way heading straight to Newcastle Central Station.
We are a blog and opinion site focusing on trying to waste as much of your time as possible. Whether that be immersing yourselves in our blissfully insightful (ignorant?) ramblings or using our other website features – we are here to be everything you need when it comes to Sunderland AFC opinions!I’ll get this out the way; we are not going to be the first to report a new transfer link, or signing, or sale. We are not journalists – we are fans, giving fans a place to be a fan. Let me apologise if that made you reach for the sick bucket.
We are just over a month old and its time things got serious!We hope you have been enjoying the website content so far and today we’ve released part of We Are Wearside’s many faces! You can now search through a complete list of current and former Sunderland AFC players here. You can also see a current squad list here.All our player pages have the functionality to comment, so if you have any interesting stories or memories about any former SAFC player, please go to our player pages, find that player and tell that story!