Asamoah Gyan Defends Decision To Quit Sunderland

Asamoah Gyan has insisted his loan move to Al-Ain was not all about the money and was the result of a family decision. The Sunderland striker has been widely criticised since it was announced earlier this month that he would be spending the rest of the season in the Middle East, with Black Cats manager Steve Bruce saying the greed of some players is ‘spiralling out of control’. Bruce has…

September 20, 2011

Lucas Leiva: I Am Really Excited To Be Back

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has declared himself fit and ready for the club’s Barclays Premier League opener on Saturday. The Reds face a Sunderland side considerably strengthened over the summer, but Lucas insists Kenny Dalglish’s improved squad can continue in the vein in which they finished last season. “I am really excited to be back and really looking forward to the new season. We’re in a good mood at the…

August 11, 2011

John O’Shea Excited After Sunderland Move

John O’Shea was persuaded to leave Manchester United by the prospect of exciting times ahead at Sunderland under manager Steve Bruce. The 30-year-old Republic of Ireland international last night signed a four-year deal at the Stadium of Light for an undisclosed fee – understood to be in the region of ¬£5million – to end his long association with the Red Devils. O’Shea told SAFC TV: “It was one of those…

July 8, 2011

Sunderland Close In On John O’Shea

Manchester United defender John O’Shea is due at Sunderland on Thursday for a medical as Black Cats manager Steve Bruce closes in on yet another summer signing. O’Shea’s United team-mate Wes Brown had a medical on Wearside on Wednesday night and if Bruce completes both deals it will take his transfer total to eight. United’s Darron Gibson is also still on the radar and Sunderland have high hopes of completing…

July 7, 2011

Manchester United Begin the Hunt for Sir Alex Ferguson’s Successor

We always knew this day would come. Manchester United, like any major other organisation would, is preparing for the day that Sir Alex Ferguson retires by putting together a short list of candidates to succeed the great man. It is no great secret that Sir Alex Ferguson will retire in the not too distant future. After a career that has, thus far, spanned 53 years the sands of time are…

November 23, 2010