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CraigClark

  • joined Jan 21, 2013
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Sunderland supporting, football obsessive.

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Sunderland 2-0 West Brom: Player Ratings

The Lads did us proud and secured the three points we needed to ensure another season of Premier League football. Here's how they performed...

Manchester United 0-1 Sunderland: Player Ratings

Well that was fun. Here's how we thought the Lads performed in their magnificent victory over revenge seekers Manchester United...

Video Technology: It's Not Always Black & White

There were a handful of "controversial" decisions in Sunderland's victory over Chelsea this weekend that proved video technology is not always the answer.

Talking Tactics: Chelsea (A)

Tactics? Who cares about tactics after a win like that? Well, there were one or two things worth considering in amidst the collective performance of grit and determination that saw Sunderland end Mourinho's unbeaten streak at the Bridge.

Attendance - Size Isn't Everything; Atmosphere Is

We might not be in with a chance of winning a trophy on Sunday, but let's recreate that Cup Final atmosphere when Cardiff roll into town.

Sunderland: Where Transition Ends & Turmoil Begins

Gus Poyet doesn't want to rebuild this summer. He won't have to. What lies ahead is not just a rebuild, but a salvage job, as another summer of turmoil looms.

Quick Kicks: Sunderland 0-1 Everton

Better performance, same result. There's not much left to say now is there?

WE ARE SUNDERLAND - And Don't You Forget It

The wider footballing world probably won't bat an eyelid if we go down to the Championship. We've lost our identity in a sea of mediocrity. Well, let's reclaim it and make sure everyone knows who they'll be missing next season.

The Relegation Model

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If Sunderland get relegated this season, it will be the result of years of bad management, particularly in the transfer market. We've gone from dreams of the "Udinese model" to our own self styled "relegation model" of transfer business, and it has l

Liverpool Vs Sunderland: Player Ratings

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Sunderland put their dreadfully inept performance at Norwich behind them with a gutsy performance at Anfield. Unfortunately, the result was the same, nil points. Here's how the lads performed.

The Unscrutinised Architect Of Our Downward Spiral

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Since Ellis Short took full control of Sunderland, it's been a downward spiral from the brink of Premier League stability. Just why isn't his role in all of those receiving the scrutiny it deserves?

Borini At The Heart Of A Tactical Transformation

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Gus Poyet has shown himself to be a creative tactician and he must now draw on all of his acumen to set Sunderland up in a way that can break down and beat sides with a defensive remit.

What Is Causing Sunderland's Home Discomfort?

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The draw with Crystal Palace on Saturday was typical of Sunderland at the Stadium of Light this season. Why are we and other Premier League sides finding it easier to pick points up on the road?

Fan Focus: What To Expect From Pulis' Palace

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We caught up with Five Year Plan fanzine editor Jim Daly, to gather his thoughts and opinions on Crystal Palace ahead of their visit to the Stadium of Light this weekend.

Don't Begrudge City Their Success

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After an enjoyable but disappointing defeat on Sunday, I thought I'd say some kind words about the victors. After all, when you think about it, they're not all that dissimilar to us.

Cup Runs: A Help Or Hindrance to Survival?

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Have the magical cup carpet rides had a positive impact on our survival bid? Will the additional games take their toll come the end of the season? Do we really even care after Sunday?

A Wembley Weekend We'll Never Forget

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Relive Wembley from Saturday morning to Sunday night. It was life affirming, it was breathtaking, it was unforgettable.

Fan Focus: Gabbing With The Gunners

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A little later than planned, we have some cracking insight from Paul DeBruler from Arsenal blog The Short Fuse.

Fan Focus: Time To Catch Up With Those Saints...

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Welcome to Southampton fan focus...part IV! This time around we got the thoughts and views of Saints fan and blogger Sean Gonzalez-Lambert.

Could It Be Curtains For Connor This Summer?

With Connor Wickham on the verge of entering the final year of his Sunderland contract, could he be shown the Stadium of Light exit door this summer?

"Cheesy Chips On Wembley Way" - Derby Day Reviewed

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I enjoyed the latest 3-0 demolition of Newcastle so much, I decided to relive the day from start to finish.

Quick Kicks: Thoughts On Our 3-0 Derby Victory

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The buzz of another 3-0 demolition of our nearest and dearest hasn't died down yet; here's our thoughts and reaction to another beautiful day for Sunderland on Tyneside.

Who Really IS Bigger - Sunderland Or Newcastle?

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Statistics, lies, attendances, league titles, KFCs...just what dictates who the winner is one of those great modern debates. Read on to find out just how similar we really are...

Could Danny Graham Still Have A Future On Wearside

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The notion might seem outrageous on the face of it, but Gus Poyet's system could be the making of Danny Graham's career at Sunderland, should the striker ever return.

Fan Focus: Manc Musings

We caught up with Callum Hamilton - writer for both SB Nation and Surreal Football - ahead of the Old Trafford leg of our League Cup semi final with Manchester United.

Fan Focus: Saintly Chat With Ben Stanfield

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He's that good, we decided to catch up with him for a third time this season...it's TEAMtalk's Ben Stanfield, talking all things Southampton ahead of this weekend's match at the Stadium of Light.

Preview: Crucial Clash At Craven Cottage

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Gus Poyet's team face Fulham this weekend, looking to grab a potentially season defining three points.

Fan Focus: Carlisle Cup Chat With Jon Colman

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We caught up with Jon Colman, Carlisle United correspondent for the News and Star, ahead of this weekend's FA Cup third round tie.

Match Report: Cardiff City 2 - 2 Sunderland

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Sunderland may have blown their chance to climb out of the bottom three but the manner of the comeback in Cardiff offers some hope that survival can be achieved.

Quick Kicks: Thoughts And Reaction From Sunderland

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A bitterly disappointing afternoon at the Stadium of Light resulted in Sunderland failing to gain victory against Norwich City, in the first of a series of "winnable" home games.

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