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Luke Bowley

  • joined Jan 21, 2013
  • last login Aug 10, 2014
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Sunderland born student currently on exchange in Gothenburg. Huge Sunderland AFC fan who grew up seeing the likes of Andy Gray, John Stead and Roy O'Donovan ply their trade. Seeing such powerhouses meant football was always going to be a huge interest of mine. Occasional Leeds resident.

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  • Soccer Sunderland AFC
  • Tennis Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Thomas Berdych, Andy Roddick, John Isner, Juan Martin Del Portro
  • FIFA England
User Blog

Roker Riches: Can The Canaries Bring Good Luck?

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Sunderland will be looking to take the momentum from mid-week into Saturday's visit of Norwich. Here's what our tipping team thing will happen.

West Ham Vs Sunderland: Player Ratings

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After spending the last few days away, we realised we need to do the Player Ratings for our Player of the Month/Season competitions to work. As a result of this, and also because they always annoy...

Another Night To Remember On Wearside

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Last night's victory will go down alongside the other great late night games in the city, and one that fans will savour even after the feeling of optimism for the season fades.

Roker Riches: Upton Park Winners?

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After last weekend's soul-crushing defeat to Spurs, Sunderland have a must-win game against West Ham. Here's what our betting team thing will go down.

Sunderland Vs Tottenham Hotspur: Confirmed Lineups

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Sunderland have a crunch clash with Tottenham Hotspur tonight, and the team sheets for this epic battle are in...

Roker Riches: Putting Our Money Where Out Mouth Is

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Sunderland are pulling a Craig Clark and lie some way behind at the foot of the table, and now face a difficult, but very winnable, home game against Tottenham. Here's where our writing team think...

Sunderland Vs Chelsea: Player Ratings

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Here's our view on how each individual performed tonight against Chelsea. Agree, disagree? I'd wager the latter, so leave your aggro in the comments...

Roker Riches: Our Tips For Chelsea Visit

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Gus Poyet hopes to keep his 100% home record this mid-week, but faces a stern test from Chelsea. Here's where our team think you can find some easy money, though based on last weekend's selections...

Roker Riches: Our Picks For Villa Park

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After a week of slim pickings for our betting team last week, we'll be hoping for more luck with our picks for this weekend's trip to Aston Villa.

Roker Riches: Selections Ahead Of Stoke Trip

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After a couple of us netted big wins from the Manchester City by choosing a 1-0 win for the 'bantz', we'll be looking to make more accurate predictions ahead what is sure to be another classic...

SAFC Right To Get Rid Of Underwhelming O'Neill

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With Martin O'Neill in the news again following his appointment as the Irish national team's coach, some have looked at our current situation and wondered if things would have been better if we'd...

Match Report: Sunderland 1-0 Manchester City

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Phil Bardsley goal the difference and some superb defensive work gives Sunderland their fourth successive 1-0 home win against Man City.

Roker Riches: Money From The Man City Clash

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Sunderland go into this weekend's game looking for their fourth straight home victory over Man City. Our writers look over the week's action and judge how likely another 1-0 win is.

Roker Riches: Finding The Hull Bonanza

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After last weekend's majestic derby weekend, the Black Cats travel to Humberside for a not-as-important-but-still-really-important game against Hull. Here's where we're placing our bets for the game.

Sunderland Vs Newcastle United: Confirmed Lineups

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The teams are in for the Wear-Tyne derby, and here's how things shape up...

Roker Riches: Our Derby Day Bets

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Ahead of a must-draw game against our nearest rivals Newcastle United, our betting team randomly click buttons on Oddschecker, and look for a scenario that could plausibly occur.

Roker Riches: Tips For The Swansea Trip

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With Sunderland travelling to Wales' second city to see Brian Laudrup's brother's nice hair, we take a look at the bets available and pick where you should look to potentially ruin your lifes...

Sunderland Vs Manchester United: Confirmed Lineups

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Sunderland take on Manchester United in what could be Kevin Ball's final game in charge of the first team. Here's his lineup to take on the defending champions.

Roker Riches: Placing Our Bets For Man Utd Visit

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Caretaker manager Ball has another difficult test this weekend with Man Utd visiting Wearside. Our team takes a look at where money can be found.

De Fanti Must Be Judged In May, Not Now

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Sunderland's Director of Football has come in for some criticism for the poor start to the campaign, but it's far too early to judge how good a job he's doing. Whichever way the club's season goes...

Sunderland Vs Liverpool: Confirmed Lineups

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The team sheets are in for Kevin Ball's first league game in charge of Sunderland, in his second spell as Sunderland's interim Head Coach...

Roker Riches: What To Expect From Bally's Big Day

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The first league game of the post Paolo Di Canio era takes place on Sunday, so our betting team cast their eyes over the Liverpool and judge where the big money can be found.

Luke Bowley: Top 3 Picks For Sunderland Manager

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With Sunderland once again looking for a new head coach, I've taken a look at the selections and given my top three preferred options. Even though it actually doesn't matter who we appoint.

Match Report: West Bromwich Albion 3-0 Sunderland

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The Benin forward, Ridgewell and the excellent Amalfitano score, as West Brom fans/people who enjoy saying things like 'It was written in the stars' celebrate through the night.

Roker Riches: Taking Money From The Black Country

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Our tipping team run their eyes over this weekends fixtures, including Sunderland's trip to West Brom.

Match Report: Sunderland 1-3 Arsenal

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A goal from Giroud and an Aaron Ramsey brace gives Arsenal victory at the Stadium of Light, as Sunderland were left to stew over an atrocious refereeing decision which may well have denied them a...

Roker Riches: Gunning For The Big Money

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Our betting team come back refreshed from the international break ready to cast their greedy, greedy eyes over this weekends action.

Di Canio Must Tighten Leaky Defence

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Sunderland have looked incredibly vulnerable at the back so far this season. Paolo Di Canio must find out where he mis-placed his organisational skills, and work the back four into a cohesive unit.

Time For Everyone To Get Behind Ji

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The Korean forward has been poor so far this season, but it would be unfair make him a scapegoat for the bad start. He can still play a vital role for the team going forward.

Sigurdsson Linked With Sunderland Move

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Colin Young of the Daily Mail has linked the Tottenham midfielder with the Black Cats; a link which, unfortunately, doesn't appear to have much credence in it.

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