Sunderland have allowed Asamoah Gyan to leave on loan to UAE club Al Ain FC. The move comes as a surprise to many who consider the player to be Sunderland’s best striking option in front of the likes of the injured Frazier Campbel, and new signings Connor Wickham, Ji Dong-Won, and Nicklas Bendtner who is on loan from Arsenal. Steve Bruce has cited “parasites” hovering round, as the reason for the strikers departure, suggesting that he needs to play elsewhere to get back into the form which initially attracted these parasitic admirers. Several reports are bemoaning the strikers lack of goals this season, which is just ridiculous considering the season is only 3 games in, Read more..
Sunderland’s Lee Cattermole, and his manager Steve Bruce, have succeeded in their campaign for the player to be allocated a special card when committing reckless fouls. The FA announced that the new card will help maintain the physical nature of the English game, whilst alerting opponents that Cattermole is in one of ‘those moods’ which, despite his poor timing in the tackle, is a credit to the English game. Referees have welcomed the decision, as it eradicates their conundrum of whether they are being harsh on Cattermole because he has a reputation, or not being harsh enough because of the complaints that he is being picked on because of his reputation. A few players have Read more..