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Blog post published on 14 August 2014, written by vip-carl.
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The VIPStakes sports representative that blogged from Brazil during the World Cup is back with a series of Sports Blogs in which he will write about the upcoming Premier League. Here's a short introduction about this season's teams, some predictions and betting advice!






Sunderland AFC

Last season:
After a disastrous start of the season under Paolo Di Canio with the Black Cats only getting one point from the eight first matches the charismatic Italian saw himself getting replaced by Gus Poyet. With some great results in the cups as well as the league the former Chelsea midfielder got the team to stay up. Among the victories the two away wins against Chelsea and Man City are something Poyet can look back at with a smile. He made players such as Adam Johnson, Fabio Borini and Connor Wickham play on the top of their ability again.

2014/15-season preview:
After a big turnover of players in the last few windows this summer has been a little quieter at the Stadium of Light. From Man City the clubs has bought in Jack Rodwell and Costel Pantillimon, from WBA right back Billy Jones, from Chelsea Patrick van Aaanholt and Jordi Gomez from Wigan. The club are also only details away from finalizing a permanent deal for last years loan Fabio Borini. 

Player profile:
Connor Wickham was bought from Ipswich for 8 million pounds as a 18 year-old but struggled to adapt to top flight football. After a couple of loans to the Championship the club decided to bring him back ahead of the final third of the season. Wickham was up for the challenge this time and played exceptionally well. Some people even suggested the promising striker from Hereford should’ve been included in England’s World Cup squad. If Wickham’s development continues this season he can be sure to hear from Roy Hodgson soon.

Sunderland finished last year very strong but really struggled to win the easy games against the bottom half of the table. Can they raise their game in that sort of matches and let Gus Poyet continue with his strategy it could be a very merry season for Sunderland.

11th place

Betting suggestion:
Over 42 points @2.00 under Premier League - Specials


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6 comments on "VIPStakes Sports Blog Sunderland AFC"

 doubletop77715/08/2014 11:06:05 GMT
I thought Sunderland ended last season as good a team as any in the league. If they can keep this momentum going and i think they could easily be in the top ten come May time
 klash2315/08/2014 12:12:07 GMT
I think Gus Poyet can be a great manager at times but seems to stutter occasionally so you never know what the final outcome will be.
I thought he was given a big chance with Brighton and that did not turn out as well as I thought it would do but at the end of last season he did brilliant.
He seems to have made some decent signings like Rodwell and Pantilimon from Man City.Also Buckley from Brighton and Van Aanholt from Chelsea look interesting but I think they really need to sign Borini from Liverpool.
 Phisix18/08/2014 18:10:19 GMT
Borini turned Sunderland down and I don't blame him. Van Aanholt is a quality signing indeed(Rodwell could be as well if he finds his form again), but you are deluded in thinking Sunderland can make the top ten when there are better teams out there and they just managed to survive last season as well as the season before. They will finish 16th-12th.
 klash2318/08/2014 19:47:06 GMT
I agree Phisix,top 10 is not going to happen.I was surprised Borini turned them down as he seemed to fit in last season,maybe he has had enough of the English weather as I do not think Liverpool have offered him any promises.
 Phisix18/08/2014 21:16:39 GMT
Supposedly he wanted to fight for his place. He should be playing for a team better than the scum, back abroad would benefit him.
 klash2318/08/2014 21:58:46 GMT
Borini looks like he should be playing at somewhere better than Sunderland and last season with Suarez and Sturridge he had no chance but this season he's probably better off going back home to Italy.
It seems Poyet still thinks he can get him and it looks like Liverpool would prefer the £14million and have to say that looks like a good return,I'm pretty sure Liverpool paid about £10million.

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