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Craig Lishman

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Sunderland Season Preview
17:58 Monday 13th August 2012

After finishing last season in 13th place, Martin O'Neill will be hoping that he can take the Black Cats to the next level, but all that will depend on the manager's transfer activity before the big kick off next Saturday. If O'Neill brings…

Shock Inclusion At Football Writers Awards
17:56 Thursday 26th April 2012

The FWA (Football Writers Association) last night announced its choice for player of the season. The award, which is chosen by 400 journalists, did provide a major shock. However, the winner of the award was no surprise as the Dutch maestro…

Who Deserves To Be Nominated For The PFA Player Of The Year?
21:19 Thursday 19th April 2012

ON MONDAY, the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) released the nominees for the Player of the Year. Since 1973, the award has been given out to the stand out player of the Premier League as voted for by fellow players. The winner will…

Weekend Review: Ten Talking Points (10th - 11th March)
16:34 Monday 12th March 2012

1)  Dubious decisions help Bolton over the line. Ivan Klasnic's late goal gave Bolton three precious points over QPR but Mark Hughes and Rangers were left seething by a goal that was never given. The victory for Bolton, their first win in five,…

Weekend Review: Ten Talking Points (3rd-4th March)
11:34 Wednesday 7th March 2012

1)      AVB gone after Hawthorns defeat AVB, the seventh manager under Abramovic's reign, must have known that Saturday's game against West Brom was a must win. However, after a flat performance and a Gareth McAuley winner, AVB was condemned…

Megson Sacking Ends Loveless Month For Managers
19:22 Thursday 1st March 2012

MANY years ago, Len Shackleton's autobiography contained a chapter on what an average Chairman of a football club knows about football. It was a blank page. After last night's ruthless sacking of Gary Megson at the helm of Sheffield Wednesday,…

Weekend Review: (25th-26th February) Ten Talking Points
22:32 Monday 27th February 2012

This is going to be the first of many weekly posts looking at the weekend's action and cramming them into ten simple talking points. And what a weekend to start with. This weekend has seen a thrilling derby, Liverpool winning the season's first…

How The North East Teams Are Doing So Far: Newcastle United
15:49 Saturday 28th January 2012

Cast your mind back three years ago. At the end of the 2008-2009 Premier League season, all three North East clubs were involved in a relegation scrap which went down to the final day's results.All three teams lost, which saw Middlesbrough…

The Sad Case Of Darlington FC
22:40 Tuesday 17th January 2012

September 27, 2011. With Manchester City trailing against Bayern Munich, Carlos Tevez is told to warm up. The Argentinian refuses to come onto the pitch and ultimately, his stint at City is over. Five months on and Tevez is still at City, spending…