Sunderland come into this game against Tottenham on the back of a disappointing 1-0 defeat at home to Liverpool. Opponents Spurs beat Burnley midweek in the FA Cup, coming from 2-0 down to win 4-2. Spurs are currently a great run of form having lost just once in their last 10 domestic games – a 2-1 defeat against Pardew’s Palace which is their most recent league game.
Gus Poyet recently reached 50 league games in charge of Sunderland. He took over in October 2013 with the club on just 1 point from the first 8 games of the season. Poyet then steadied the ship and pulled of the Great Escape to keep SAFC in the Premier League. His second season at the club has started solid but unspectacular. How does Poyet’s first 50 league games in charge compare to Sunderland’s previous managers in the Premier League?
Well, here we are, the final game in what has been the most nerve-wracking, heart-churning and euphoric season I’ve have ever witnessed. The last four/five games have been incredible and thankfully, come August, I’ll be laying out more Premier League former player lists! So without further or do, for the last time this season, let’s have a look!
I think we’re all feeling a bit tense about tonight, so to distract and lighten the mood a little – let’s delve into the past and look back on a trio of former SAFC and West Brom players. I fancy throwing a few less obvious ones at you…
Well, another game to claw our way out of trouble. Thing is, it’s against Manchester United. Speaking of the Red Devils, we’ve had a fair few of their players haven’t we? Anyway, here are some that I think stand out!
To keep our minds from thinking just how important tomorrow is – here are four players that spent a bit of time on Wearside with SAFC and Cardiff, not all with great success!
Well here we are again, seems like it’s been a while since we played on a weekend and who better than to face one of our former bogey teams, Everton. Last season, some Italian somehow got us to beat them (I still don’t know how) and eradicate the inevitable defeats that normally follow whenever we play the Merseyside club, it doesn’t help that they have been on fire lately. This weekend it’s only three for you, only three really stood out to me if I’m perfectly honest with you, so, without further or do, here’s your former three players!
Bored of reading about how awful we are and how relegation is looming? Me too, so I think it’s a good time to open the history books a little and read about a glorious name in SAFC’s prestigious history. Arthur Wright.
Our season is looking bleak. We’re at the edge of a cliff looking down at a drop into the Championship and the fixtures we are facing do not exactly instil confidence. To Tottenham for the first of those tough away games, against a side which are having an up and down sort of run with Tim Sherwood at the helm. So here are some of the players that have featured for both sides with a few names that will be sure to raise an eyebrow or two.
Whether they are young guns or experienced players, clubs have the odd flop – Bebe at Manchester United immediately springs to mind as I write this. So as we head into another critical game, here are the players that came in and, well, didn’t exactly fire on all cylinders during their time here and at West Ham.