Poyet: Relegation battle is our sole focus now
GUSTAVO POYET last night admitted that Sunderland's FA Cup exit would turn the focus firmly on the club's ongoing battle against relegation and described Saturday's home game with Crystal Palace as the "biggest game of the season".
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Thu Mar 06, 2014
Power Ranking the Week's 20 Hottest Transfer Rumours: Carles Puyol MLS-Bound?
"I considered leaving during the January transfer window but the manager told me it wasn't possible," Hooiveld said, per Sky Sports .
On-loan Marco Alonso unsure whether his future lies at Sunderland or back in Italy
Marcos Alonso is happy on Wearside but admits there have been no discussions over converting his loan stay at Sunderland into a permanent switch The Fiorentina defender became Gus Poyet's first signing when he joined Sunderland on loan at the beginning of January, on a deal that runs until the summer.
Congerton ready to listen to Poyet's wishes at Sunderland
SUNDERLAND are on the verge of naming Welshman Lee Congerton as the club's new director of football and work is already underway on transfer plans for the summer.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Sunderland in danger of losing Colback, Bardsley, Gardner and Larsson on free transfers this summer
Jack Colback, Phil Bardsley, Craig Gardner and Seb Larsson are all involved in contract disputes going into the final weeks of the season.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Capital One Cup final - comment: Sunderland manager Gus Poyet's...
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Manchester City 3 Sunderland 1: City win Capital One Cup final
Stunning goals in quick succession from Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri turned the game on its head after on-loan Liverpool striker Fabio Borini shot Sunderland into an early lead at Wembley.
City win League Cup final
Quick-fire goals by Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri, pictured, inspired Manchester City to beat Sunderland in the League Cup final at Wembley.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Niall Quinn: Sunderland can take inspiration from Wigan and end...
You could argue that Crystal Palace in a fortnight's time is far more important, but Niall Quinn won't have it.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Ex-Manchester United duo's cup final knowhow invaluable for Sunderland, says Gus Poyet
Gus Poyet will rely on the experienced duo of John O'Shea and Wes Brown to be his on-field lieutenants at Wembley.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Jack Colback was a Geordie but now he's a Mackem... and hoping to...
At last, an English team scores in European competition... but there could be another twist in this tie as sloppy defending from Terry and Co allows Chedjou to cancel out early Torres opener Anything you can do I can do two! Bale, Ronaldo and Benzema all score twice as rampant Real Madrid hit Schalke for six Fergie swaps big disaster for the Big ... (more)
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Gus Poyet admits to having selection issues ahead of Sunderland's...
Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet said on Tuesday that he faces some 'big decisions' when he picks his team for Sunday's Capital One Cup final against Manchester City at Wembley.
Craig Gardner, Lukas Podolski or Ben Watson? Which is your favourite goal from the FA Cup fifth round
The last eight in this year's competition has now been confirmed and here you can check out the best strikes from the previous round of action This year's FA Cup may have lacked high-profile upsets but few can argue with the quality of strikes on offer in the fifth round.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
the Transfer Column: Arsenal and Barcelona rival Manchester City for...
The 18-year-old has been compared to City striker Sergio Aguero in his style although is yet to prove as prolific.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
West Ham - Southampton Preview: Saints stars set to return after FA Cup exit
A host of key players are likely to return to Southampton 's starting XI at West Ham on Saturday after Mauricio Pochettino was criticised for fielding a weakened side in the Saints' FA Cup exit to Sunderland .
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Watch: Sunderland v Southampton - James Hunter's recap
Chronicle SAFC writer James Hunter's recaps Sunderland's FA Cup win fifth round win over Southampton at the Stadium of Light Craig Gardner was the Black Cats' hero after he scored the only goal of the game, early in the second half.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
James Hunter's big match verdict: Brighton or Brucey? Cats wait for last eight date
Chronicle sports writer James Hunter gives his verdict on Sunderland's 1-0 win over Southampton in the FA Cup Craig Gardner lets fly to give Sunderland the lead with what proved to be the winning goal against Southampton in Saturday's FA Cup fifth-round ties at the Stadium of Light That's the question being asked on Wearside as Sunderland wait to ... (more)
Sun Feb 16, 2014
The Northern Echo
Match analysis: Sunderland 1 Southampton 0
GUSTAVO POYET did not want a replay to worry about, nor did he get one. Sunderland have, though, got another fixture to plan for in the shape of a second quarter-final of the season, this time in the FA Cup.
Leo Messi's New Record and the Top 5 Players from Around the World This Weekend
Just as it looked as if his crown was about to slip, Lionel Messi has bounced back from recent injury concerns to show us why he is the owner of four Ballon d'Or trophies.
NEWIt's scores on the doors not bums on seats that matters
Excuse my ignorance but I always assumed that it was the score line that was the be all and end all, how silly of me.