All posts tagged with: John O’Shea

Reading Season Preview: Moore to stay?

With the 2018-19 Championship season coming up, The Football Lab spoke to Simeon Pickup (@SimFromBucks) from excellent Reading site The Tilehurst End . You finished 20th last season, 17 places lower than the 2016-17 campaign. Do you put the regression mainly down to bad man management, imbalanced recruitment, injuries or simply not as much luck?… Read more →

Sunderland Season Preview: the re-build

Sunderland’s policy has long been to sign old players in an inflated January market and change manager frequently. They always just about stayed up with that approach, but always with the sense that they were treading water. Last season, those years of short-term thinking caught up with the Black Cats, as supporter Michael Oates –… Read more →

Clinical Boro win north-east derby

The summer’s Premier League talk has been dominated by the Pep vs Jose hype, but football passions are just as high in the north-east as they are in Manchester. We saw that at the Stadium of Light as Middlesbrough picked up a 2-1 win at Sunderland thanks to a first half brace from Cristhian Stuani.… Read more →