All posts tagged with: Craig Gardner

In defence of Tony Pulis

West Brom’s 2-0 defeat at Crystal Palace on Saturday prompted criticism of manager Tony Pulis. The main accusation from fans and neutrals is that his team is playing negative football that is boring to watch. It is easy to make that criticism when Pulis’ team have lost back-to-back games, but given that it is based on the… Read more →

Sunderland Season Preview

The Football Lab spoke to Sunderland fan @JakeStappard ahead of the new season. Here, he discusses last season’s performances from keeper Vito Mannone, the departure of Jack Colback to rivals Newcastle, and why Connor Wickham will be Sunderland’s main striker this season. At one point, Gus Poyet said Sunderland needed a miracle to stay up,… Read more →