Hard work starts for Paolo
PAOLO DI CANIO'S jaw-dropping sermon on the professionalism - or lack thereof - of his current Sunderland squad, dispensed after a late defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday evening, had plenty of red and white fans nodding in agreement.
Thu May 23, 2013
Word on the Tweet: Owen misses out on a last hurrah for his athletic career
The former Stoke City man was cruelly denied the chance to shine on his daughter's school sports day, while Rio Ferdinand celebrates extending his Manchester United stay While Rio Ferdinand counts his lucky stars after extending his stay with Manchester United , a couple of his fellow professionals are bidding English football goodbye.
Titus Bramble will leave Sunderland but not be fined 80,000
But the former Newcastle United defender, out of contract at the end of next month, will not be fined four weeks' wages for a number of indiscretions in his final weeks at the Stadium of Light.
Tue May 21, 2013
The Northern Echo
Will Di Canio's hardline approach succeed?
FORMER Swindon Town chief executive Nick Watkins once described Paolo Di Canio's preferred style of governance as "management by hand grenade". Less than two months into the Italian's reign at Sunderland, and the pin has well and truly been removed.
Titus Bramble in line for a shock move to the MLS
Experienced Sunderland defender Titus Bramble could be set to follow in the footsteps of David Beckham by switching to the MLS Titus Bramble is considering a trans-Atlantic switch to Major League Soccer when his Sunderland contract runs out this summer.
Sat May 18, 2013
AVB fears Euro woe for Spurs
Andre Villas-Boas admits Tottenham go into the final game of the season against Sunderland bracing themselves for yet more Champions League disappointment on Sunday.
Fri May 10, 2013
Patent pending: Ten other goal celebrations that deserve the Gareth Bale trademark treatment
After the Spurs winger applied to trademark making a heart with his hands, here's some more unique expressions of goal scoring joy... While there are serious doubts that Gareth Bale actually invented the idea of forming a heart shape with his hands, reports that the Spurs superstar winger has filed an application to have his goal celebration ... (more)
Tue May 07, 2013
Paolo Di Canio down to just 12 fit outfield players as Sunderland fight for Premier League survival
Sunderland will be down to just 12 fit and available outfield players for their final game of the season at Tottenham Hotspur.