We’d be up to the same were we Sunderland supporters.
You see that up there? That’s one of those rarest of sights, an American donning the shirt of a (ostensibly at least) top-tier European club. Yes, DeAndre Yedlin made his first ever start for Sunderland today, and he actually did something good, too!
PREMIER LEAGUE BACK.
"OY, AN' WOT 'ID I 'EAR YOU SAY ABOUT ME MUM?!" one West Ham fan presumably asked the Sunderland fan across from him. Squaring up, the Sunderland hooligan probably said, "YOU 'EARD ME, MATE. ME AN' ME LADS GAVE OL' MUMSIE A GOOD BOFFIN', BUT YOU'RE GONNA LOOK EVEN WORSE THAN THAT OL' HAG WHEN WE'AH DONE WIF YOU!"
Playing at home against the team a spot below them on the table, Sunderland had the opportunity today to put some distance between them and relegation. Instead, they went down three goals to Aston Villa in the first 37 minutes. Streams of pissed off Sunderland fans stormed out of the Stadium of Light—thousands …
According to numerous reports out of England, Sunderland winger Adam Johnson was arrested today by Durham Police on suspicion of having sex with a 15-year-old girl. A Durham Police spokesperson would only tell news outlets that "a 27-year-old man was arrested earlier today on suspicion of sexual activity with a girl…
Yesterday, news broke that perennial Premier League bottom feeders Sunderland had reached a swap deal with Major League Soccer. American striker Jozy Altidore is leaving Sunderland for MLS's Toronto FC. English striker Jermain Defoe, who just joined Toronto FC from Tottenham last summer, is going to Sunderland. The…
Above, Sunderland's Santiago Vergini shows off some impressive technical ability as he takes a bouncing ball and cracks it past the keeper. It would've been worthy of his personal highlight reel, if it hadn't been aimed at his own net. But for an own goal, this was a beaut.
Poor Jozy. The 24-year-old American striker looked to be the Truth as recently as July 2013, when he transferred to English side Sunderland and effectively cemented a starting place on the USMNT after scoring 23 goals in just 21 league games for Dutch side AZ Alkmaar the season prior. But now, he is some shit.
John Alder and Liam Sweeney were two Newcastle United superfans among the 298 listed passengers flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which was shot down near the Ukraine-Russia border. They were headed to New Zealand to watch the Magpies preseason tour, with games scheduled next…
Tomas Rosicky scored Arsenal's third goal of the game against Sunderland today and it was nearly as pretty as Jack Wilshere's back in October.
We've been waiting for USMNT starting striker Jozy Altidore to score his first Premier League goal, but through 13 weeks, he's been unable to find the back of the net. This due to a number of factors, including the fact that his new club, Sunderland, suck so, so hard. But today: a breakthrough!
Sunderland manager Paolo "I'm Not A Fascist" Di Canio was fired on Sunday, just 13 games into his first coaching job in the Premier League. He went out with a bang, though, as he engaged in a very odd confrontation with Sunderland fans after a 3-0 loss to West Brom on Saturday.
American striker Jozy Altidore is headed to the Premier League to play for Sunderland after scoring 31 goals for Dutch side AZ Alkmaar last year. His medical is tomorrow. [Sky Sports]
Maybe this is just what happens in a country where the sale of cutlery is circumscribed, but there's a little controversy going on at Sunderland. Fans showed up for yesterday's Boxing Day match against Man City only to find the above note attached to the backs of certain seats.
Sunderland continued a giant-killing weekend in the English Premier League by stunning Manchester City in the final seconds of stoppage time with a goal by Ji Dong-Won.
I suppose it's possible this Sunderland fan celebrating Nicklas Bendtner's opening goal over QPR at Loftus Road has a service animal of some sort, but I'm pretty sure seeing-eye dogs aren't meant to be tossed around like this poor pup. Sunderland won in a 3-2 heartbreaker. [BBC]