Sunderland Wiretap

David Moyes Steps Down As Manager Of Sunderland

May 22, 2017 12:52 PM

David Moyes has stepped down as manager of Sunderland following their relegation.

Moyes will step down without compensation.

Moyes had indicated that he wanted to continue and attempt to win promotion if appropriate funds were made available.

Supporters of the club had turned on Moyes.

The Guardian

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David Moyes Wants To Remain With Relegated Sunderland

May 5, 2017 10:27 AM

Sunderland has been relegated out of the Premier League but David Moyes wants to remain on as manager next season.

Sunderland has been in danger of relegation over the past few seasons.

Moyes was reminded of his preseason prediction of not being relegated.

“When I look back on it I was very honest, forthright, told people what I thought,” he said.

“I came to a part of the country where, I was led to believe, that was the way people wanted speaking to. I told them exactly.

“We’d been in a relegation battle the four previous seasons. You want managers to tell the truth and I do.”

Press Association

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Sunderland Secure Relegation To Championship

Apr 29, 2017 12:16 PM

Sunderland has been relegated following their 1-0 loss at home against Bournemouth.

Joshua King scored the only goal of the game in the 88th-minute, a strike that, coupled with Hull’s draw at Southampton, condemned David Moyes’s side to a 23rd league defeat of the campaign.

Sunderland have won just five matches all season.

Sunderland were promoted from the Championship in 2006.

The Guardian

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Jermain Defoe Credits Vegan Diet For Longevity

Mar 27, 2017 7:14 PM

Jermain Defoe has credited a recent switch to a vegan diet as being partly behind his continued excellence at the top level.

Defoe made his first England appearance in three and a half years on Sunday.

Defoe has used ice chambers at his own expense and, since Sunderland purchased a cryotherapy unit, at his club. “The way the game has gone, the demands on the players are so high given the intensity of games but, with advances in sports science, if you do things right and look after yourself then you have a chance,” he said. “The key thing for me is recovery, giving yourself the best opportunity to perform in the next game, and I seem to have got that down to a T. There’s a lot of things I do away from training and away from match-day that help me perform, so I’ll just keep doing that.

“I have a better understanding of my body now. When I’m at the club I know what days I need to have a rest day. Everyone knows I do a lot of that cryotherapy stuff. It’s not enjoyable but it’s a matter of trying to do it like you’re loving it. Everyone wants to feel fresh in the game – there’s no better feeling – so I just make sure I’m doing the right things and trying to tick every box: cryotherapy, massage, eating the right things ... I’m trying to turn vegan. That’s a funny one because, when I go to my mum’s, she’s got every kind of meat you can imagine out on the table.

“I think I’ve managed [to adopt veganism] successfully. My girlfriend suggested I gave it a go. Well, she said to me: ‘You’ve got to do it’ and she’s always showing me documentaries on it. It’s always nice to have someone around you who helps you and drives you on and wants you to do well. I don’t find anything hard to give up, as such, because I know the feeling scoring goals gives me. So, while getting in an ice bath isn’t nice, I just think: ‘You know what? I’m going to do this and be rewarded.’ It’s hard but in another way it’s easy because all I want to do is play well and score goals.”

Dominic Fifield/The Guardian

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Crystal Palace Close To Deal With Sunderland For Patrick Van Aanholt

Jan 23, 2017 1:47 PM

Crystal Palace are close to a deal with Sunderland to sign Patrick van Aanholt in a deal that could rise to £12 million.

Van Aanholt, a £1.5 million signing from Chelsea in the summer of 2014, has been a regular in the Sunderland side since he joined but has not convinced the current manager, David Moyes, of his defensive prowess. 

Palace have been without a natural, senior left-back since Pape Souaré broke his thigh bone and jaw in a car crash on the M3 back in September. 

Dominic Fifield/The Guardian

Tags: Crystal Palace, Sunderland, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

David Moyes Regrets Taking Sunderland Job Amid Financial Restraints

Dec 19, 2016 1:59 PM

David Moyes admitted he would have reconsidered becoming manager of Sunderland he he known of their financial issues.

Moyes will not be able to improve the club during the January transfer window as they attempt to avoid relegation.

"Sunderland always had an appeal to me, but if I had known about the situation I would have needed to look at it in a different way," said Moyes, whose Sunderland are four points adrift of safety ahead of Saturday's game against Watford. 

"I would have had to think a lot more about it, because at the end of the day I want to manage in the Premier League.

"I did not know the club could be going up for sale, I was not made aware of that before. I didn't see us having no money [in January]. Even in the summer I knew what we were spending was small in comparison — and I said that to the owner.

"But I hoped it would be a short period and we would then have the next period [January] to get things done. That has shown itself not to be the case.

"I'm disappointed that I will not be able to do some work in January and try and build on what we've done."


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Chelsea, Arsenal Rank In Top-5 In EPL In Goals Scored, Allowed

Dec 15, 2016 1:16 PM

With 16 matches of the 16-11 Premier League season complete, Chelsea is at hte top of the table with 40 points ahead of Arsenal and Liverpool with 34 points apiece and Manchester City with 33.

Chelsea and Arsenal are the only two clubs to rank in the top-5 in both goals scored and goals allowed.

Manchester City, Liverpool and Crystal Palace also rank in the top-5 in goals scored.

Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton rank in the top-5 in goals allowed.

RealGM Staff Report

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EPL Clubs Spend Record $1.55 Billion On Transfers During Summer

Sep 1, 2016 1:29 PM

Premier League clubs spent a record £1.165 billion ($1.55 billion) during the 2016 summer transfer window.

Thirteen clubs broke their own transfer records as they continue to benefit from a £5.1 billion television deal.

"The increases in broadcast revenue, with the 2016-17 season being the first of the new broadcast deal cycle, is the principal driver of this spending power," said Dan Jones, a partner at financial analyst Deloitte.

The average gross spend for a Premier League club in the 2016 summer window was about £60 million.

Paul Pogba was the most expensive player of the window as he was bought by Manchester United for £89 million. United and Manchester City each spent more than £150 million in the window.


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Sunderland Sign Adnan Januzaj From United On Loan

Aug 12, 2016 9:53 AM

Sunderland have completed the signing of Adnan Januzaj on a season-long loan from Manchester United.

David Moyes worked with Januzaj when both were with United.

“Adnan will give us a different variation,” said Moyes at his pre-match press conference. “I have to get him back to the level he played at two years ago. He will get every opportunity to do the business. I’m hoping the Sunderland fans will see the real Adnan Januzaj.”

Januzaj spent part of last season on loan with Borussia Dortmund.

The Guardian

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David Moyes Wants Sunderland To Sign Marouane Fellaini, Adnan Januzaj

Aug 1, 2016 1:15 PM

David Moyes has interest in signing Marouane Fellaini and Adnan Januzaj for Sunderland.

Both players played for him when he was manager of Manchester United with Fellaini also spending five years with him at Everton.

“They’re excellent players,” Moyes said on Monday at his presentation as Sunderland’s manager. “We’re interested but I’m sure there’s a load of other clubs that are as well. We’re interested in lots of good players. You have to have a realistic view. There’ll be some players we can attract just now and some players we can’t.

“We’ll try and get the ones we can and the ones who want to come here and start on the new journey we’re on. We have offers in for people already and we’re working hard. I’ve been really impressed by the new chief executive [Martin Bain].”

The Guardian

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England Set To Name Sam Allardyce Manager
Before his Sunderland appointment, Sam Allardyce was manager of West Ham from 2011 until 2015.

Louise Taylor/The Guardian

Arsenal-Liverpool On Opening EPL Weekend, Manchester Derby On Sept. 10
Arsenal will host Liverpool on the opening weekend of the 16-17 English Premier League season.


Sunderland Guarantees EPL Safety, Newcastle, Norwich Relegated
Sam Allardyce has led Sunderland to just one defeat in their past 10.


DeAndre Yedlin Doesn't Regret Leaving Spurs For Loan At Sunderland
Sunderland is in the midst of a relegation battle while Spurs are fighting for the title.

Dan Kilpatrick/ESPN

EPL Has Fewest Number Of Club Trained Players In History
Research shows 11.7 percent of players in the Premier League graduated from their current club's academy, a drop of 2.1 percent from 201

The Guardian

Sam Allardyce Hired By Sunderland
Sam Allardyce will attempt to keep Sunderland from relegation.

The Guardian

Sam Allardyce Open To Taking Sunderland Job
Sam Allardyce most recently was manager for West Ham.

Louise Taylor/The Guardian

Jozy Altidore Calls Past Two Years 'Hardest Of Life'
Jozy Altidore revealed the past two years have been difficult as he struggled at Sunderland before signing with Toronto FC, along with suffering a hamstring injury in the opening match of the World Cu

Jeff Carlisle/ESPN

Dick Advocaat, Sunderland Part Ways
Dick Advocaat said Sunderland is not good enough to survive relegation this season.

Sky Sports

Sunderland Signs Fabio Borini From Liverpool For £8M
Dick Advocaat feels Fabio Borini is a perfect fit in his 4-3-3.

Louise Taylor/The Guardian

Dick Advocaat Changes Mind, Decides To Remain At Sunderland
Dick Advocaat outlined last month he would need to buy five or six quality players to avoid another fight against relegation.

The Guardian

David Moyes Won't Leave Real Sociedad For Any Vacancy In England
David Moyes has been linked to vacancies at West Ham and Sunderland.


EPL Clubs Make 1st Profit In 16 Years As FFP Rules Kick In
The regulations led to players’ pay increasing by only around 5.5 percent, while overall income boomed by 22 percent.

David Conn/The Guardian

Sunderland Fires Gus Poyet, Dick Advocaat Hired As Interim Manager
Steve McClaren, former manager of England, is believed to be the club's preferred long-term target.

Louise Taylor/The Guardian

Adam Johnson Arrested On Suspicion Of Sex With 15-Year-Old Girl
Adam Johnson is 27 years old and plays currently for Sunderland, though he has since been suspended.

Dan Roan/BBC

Premier League Sells UK TV Rights For $7.84 Billion
The English Premier League television rights to the United Kingdom have been sold for £5.136 billion ($7.84 billion USD).

Charlie Eccleshare/Telegraph

Jozy Altidore Signs Five-Year, $30M Deal With Toronto FC
Jozy Altidore struggled with Sunderland, but there's hope he can revive his career in the MLS.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Toronto FC Acquires Altidore For Jermain Defoe In Swap With Sunderland
Toronto FC has agreed to swap striker Jermain Defoe to Sunderland with Jozy Altidore and cash heading to Toronto.

Gareth Wheeler/TSN

Toronto FC Considered Frontrunners For Jozy Altidore
Toronto FC and the Portland Timbers have strong interest in Jozy Altidore.

Jeff Carlisle/ESPN

EPL Clubs Charge Up To $940 For Kids To Be Mascots
11 Premier League teams, including Tottenham, ask a fee for being a mascot on matchday.

James Riach/The Guardian

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