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Match Of The Past: Sunderland

We continue our series of historical videos of the clubs of the Premier League this evening with Sunderland, kicking off with a trip to Old Trafford to play Manchester United. Next up is a pair of matches from one of the most famous seasons in the clubs history, the semi-final against Arsenal and the final…

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July 8, 2012
Ian

Match Of The Week: Sunderland 1-1 Middlesbrough

The tripartite nature of footballing rivalry in the north-east of England means that this afternoons FA Cup Fourth Round match between Sunderland and Middlesbrough has a hint of being a local derby about it without fully appearing to be the real thing.

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January 29, 2012
Ian

Steve Bruce “Wins” The Premier League’s Managerial Sack Race

As one wag put it on Twitter last night, “Steve Kean is so incompetent that he can’t even win the sack race”. It was, however, another Steve who did manage to stumble over this unwanted finishing line ahead of the perpetually embattled Blackburn Rovers manager. Steve Bruce became the first Premier League manager to lose…

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December 1, 2011
Ian

Match Of The Week: Norwich City 2-1 Sunderland

What a difference a couple of weeks can make. Fifteen days ago, there was a tangible feeling of gloom around Carrow Road as Norwich City lost by a single goal to a West Bromwich Albion team which had hitherto hardly been setting the Premier League itself. This, we might have rationalise, was exactly the sort…

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September 26, 2011
Ian

The Twohundredpercent Pre-Season Previews: Sunderland

Well, no-one can say that he’s not ambitious. Steve Bruce’s summer in the transfer market has been one of the most interesting of all Premier League clubs, with a clutch of signings which hint at a manager that is no longer satisfied with perpetual Premier League survival and mid-table security, and would like to push…

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August 6, 2011
Ian
Friday Picture: I Got Stripes

Friday Picture: I Got Stripes

Tomorrow, as you probably know, is the FA Cup Final between Manchester City and Stoke City. Editorial discretion prevents Dotmund from saying who he will be supporting. However, historical facts are indiscreet things indeed and as your correspondent has discovered, the shirt on your back may prove to be the very thing keeping you from…

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May 13, 2011
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