All posts tagged with: Paolo Di Canio

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 →

Were Crawley right to sack Yates?

On Monday, it was announced that Crawley Town have sacked manager Mark Yates and his assistant, Jimmy Dack. On the one hand, both men worked hard for the club and achieved, at least, the bare minimum. Given financial constraints, reports that a fifth of the squad Yates inherited took up four-fifths of the budget, late transfer… Read more →