All posts tagged with: Lee Cattermole

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 →

Weekend Predictions: 30th August

Here are this blog’s previews for Saturday’s round of games in the Premier League, Championship, League One and League Two. To see all match predictions, go to the table at the bottom. Premier League This will be Neil Warnock’s first match in charge of Crystal Palace, and this seems a very risky appointment from 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 →