Jack Rodwell and the long road to redemption

Lazy, a bad attitude, and arrogant. Not three qualities that you’d look for in a new signing; but they are just some of the criticisms levelled at Blackburn Rovers’ new signing Jack Rodwell from Sunderland supporters. Since the signing was announced, it has been hard to find a single Black Cats fan with anything positive…

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Money over passion in the FA WSL restructure

Monday morning, anxious Women’s Super League (WSL) clubs and their loyal fans were left awaiting the results of the FA WSL reshuffle. The changes to the women’s football pyramid now ensure that the teams playing in Tier 1 must run a full-time structure for their players. This controversial revamp will be one to remember; among…

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Sunderland AFC’s disturbing fall from grace

As the full-time whistle blew at the Stadium of Light, there were only mixed feelings. Sunderland had just beaten the league champions, Wolves, in a refreshingly positive display. But just the week before, amid a resounding chorus of boos, the club had been relegated to League One. The Black Cats had long been one of…

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Bale becomes Wales’ all-time top goalscorer

PLUS: Butland on England no1 battle, Quinn to the rescue for Sunderland and where is Thomas Tuchel heading this summer? Bale the man for Wales While everyone prepares for the World Cup, Wales have been participating in the China Cup, where they defeated China 6-0 in Ryan Giggs’ first-ever match as Wales boss. Gareth Bale…

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