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Post  cyprussyd on 2014-05-28, 11:11 am

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Post  Vincemac on 2014-05-28, 11:12 am

sunderpitt wrote:Cannot remember him playing for the baggies, but it looks as if one average RB out on a free transfer and one average RB in on a free transfer, just hope he is not injury prone.
people say he is injury prone ,,,,,!! lol! 
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Post  Guest on 2014-05-28, 11:19 am

No need to panic . Eurosport released latest odds for soton job:

11/4 Murat Yakin
7/1 Malky Mackay
10/1 Michael Laudrup
14/1 Steve McLaren
16/1 Rafa Benitez
16/1 David Moyes
16/1 Oscar Garcia
16/1 Paul Clement
20/1 Gus Poyet -  does't even get an interview at this rate.
20/1 Neil Lennon
20/1 Tim Sherwood
22/1 Roberto Di Matteo
22/1 Eddie Howe
22/1 Uwe Rosler
22/1 Glenn Hoddle
22/1 Thomas Schaaf
25/1 Dan Petrescu
25/1 Ralf Rangnick
25/1 Slaven Bilic
25/1 Thomas Tuchel
25/1 Steve Clarke
25/1 Claudio Ranieri 


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Post  cyprussyd on 2014-05-28, 11:24 am

Tell you what has impressed me with the Jones signing, how it was done right under the radar.

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Post  Guest on 2014-05-28, 11:41 am

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Jones_(footballer,_born_1987)

West Bromwich Albion[edit]
On 3 June 2011, Jones joined Premier League side West Bromwich Albion on a free transfer, having agreed a three-year contract.[14]
Jones made 17 Premier League appearances in his debut top-flight season. The former Preston full-back provided cover for Steven Reid, who was ruled out for the season, after picking up an ankle injury against Chelsea in March 2012.
Jones was involved in six of Albion's ten Premier League clean sheets in his first season, including a 0–0 draw with future champions Manchester City on Boxing Day and a historic 1–0 triumph at Liverpool in April 2012.
Jones scored his first goal for West Brom in a 1-1 draw against Newcastle United on 20 April 2013.[15].


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Post  cyprussyd on 2014-05-28, 11:48 am

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West Bromwich Albion[edit]
On 3 June 2011, Jones joined Premier League side West Bromwich Albion on a free transfer, having agreed a three-year contract.[14]
Jones made 17 Premier League appearances in his debut top-flight season. The former Preston full-back provided cover for Steven Reid, who was ruled out for the season, after picking up an ankle injury against Chelsea in March 2012.
Jones was involved in six of Albion's ten Premier League clean sheets in his first season, including a 0–0 draw with future champions Manchester City on Boxing Day and a historic 1–0 triumph at Liverpool in April 2012.
Jones scored his first goal for West Brom in a 1-1 draw against Newcastle United on 20 April 2013.[15].












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Post  Guest on 2014-05-28, 12:00 pm

I thought you might........

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Post  Guest on 2014-05-28, 1:51 pm

Billy Jones
The first shot in Gus Poyet’s summer revolution tells us plenty about the direction he sees his Sunderland team moving in.
Billy Jones has three things that Poyet has been attracted to: versatility, Premier League experience and attacking intent. Although signed to fill Phil Bardsley’s boots, it is pretty unlikely that Sunderland will deploy him in the same position that their former full-back – now safely ensconsed at the Britannia Stadium after leaving last week – was handed.
It might be that Poyet is looking to his full-backs to offer him more going forward. He might even be thinking of wing-backs.
Certainly, Sunderland benefited in the second half of the season from having Marcos Alonso playing at left-back and pushing forward. It gave the Black Cats and extra dimension and bringing in Jones would suggest that Poyet is keen to replicate that effect on the right side of his back four too.
Everyone in the West Midlands speaks well of Jones’ attacking contribution. He is quick, keen to get forward and clearly one of a modern band of full-backs who is expected to contribute in the final third.
Ironically, Bardsley – although probably not the ideal candidate to play wing back – scored more than Jones last season but no-one would ever put the former Manchester United man forward as a full-back who was particularly comfortable playing out from the back. Presumably the former Crewe man is seen as a more comfortable fit in that attacking full-back role.
Chris Lepkowski of the Birmingham Mail has watched Jones since Roy Hodgson signed him on a free transfer from Preston in 2011. At first he looked raw but the Mail’s Albion reporter says he just got “better and better”.
“He is a difficult player to define. He doesn’t play like a natural defender and a lot of people would say that defensively he is a bit suspect,” he said.
“That’s not to say he’s a bad defender. He’s one of those right backs that plays the best when he has a player in front of him who is good as well, he operated well with Zoltan Gera, for example.
“He does like to attack. I think he is one of those players where if a team was to have wing backs, he would be absolutely ideal for that.”
So far, so good. But there is a sting in the tale: Lepkowski feels that as solid as Jones has been for Albion, his capture is a surprising one for a club of Sunderland’s stature.
“As far as a free transfer goes, he would look to me like a good signing but I surprised that a club of Sunderland’s size are pitching for him,” he said.
“He’s the sort of player that I thought a Leicester, a QPR or someone like that would have been going for. As a first choice right back for a club of Sunderland’s size I was a little bit surprised that they went for him.”
Jones is just the first of many new arrivals at the Stadium of Light this summer but as a marker for what Poyet is trying to do, he is a useful starting point. The Black Cats boss clearly prizes Premier League know-how and we should expect the lion’s share of his recruits to come, like Jones, with that on their CV.


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Post  Guest on 2014-05-28, 4:19 pm

BORINI 


The L’poo site, “This is Anfield” are talking about Borini being allowed to go provided that they recover the £12m paid for him by Brendan Rogers when he took over.

Are you interested at that price ?

See : http://www.thisisanfield.com/ 

See also where the purchase price is said to be £10m not £12m :


http://hereisthecity.com/en-gb/2014/05/28/ib-if-liverpool-are-offered-12m-for-italian-striker-should-they/ 
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Post  Guest on 2014-05-28, 4:30 pm

JONES :

The Lancashire Evening Post have now named him as "Billy the Cat."

Clever these Lancs aren't they. What a sense of humour I still crease up when I remember those greats, The Clitheroe Kid, Arthur Askey and George Formby. Their spirit lives on.


But I think the ever reliable Shields Gazette summed it up beautifully for me in their headline :

"Who is new Sunderland signing Billy Jones ?" Exactly.


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Post  gil t azell on 2014-05-28, 6:07 pm

I've never heard of the bloke but impressed that Sunderland appear to have talked and dealt with agents,conducted a medical and signed a bloke that nobody has named or expected.
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Strong rumours of Poyet looking to bring Joleon Lescott to Sunderland. Would certainly show he means business, far from past it.

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Strong rumours of Poyet looking to bring Joleon Lescott to Sunderland. Would certainly show he means business, far from past it.

Only twatter. This guy has posted on many sites so take what you like from it.

This is not the first time he's been linked to us,  http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/sunderland-set-to-offer-joleon-lescott-1510943


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Bosman bargains: A guide to the free agents that could interest Sunderland

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    Gus Poyet is on the lookout for new recruits but, with money tight, here's the pick of the Bosman bargains that may interest the Black Cats boss



Sunderland manager Gus Poyet will have limited funds in the summer

Gus Poyet has a major rebuilding job on his hands this summer - but the Sunderland boss will have to work to a strict budget.
Money is available to [url=http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/all-about/sunderland afc]strengthen the squad[/url], however owner Ellis Short will not write a blank cheque.
And that means Poyet will have to scour the loan market and the Bosman bargain bin, as well as spending money to prise his transfer targets away from their current clubs.
Poyet is keen to bring in players with Premier League experience and, with top flight clubs submitting their retained lists last week, here is our guide to the pick of the Bosman deals that could appeal to the Sunderland boss.



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Steve Sidwell (31)
With Jack Colback’s future still up in the air, Poyet may look to add another midfielder and Sidwell - who has been released by Fulham - would fit the bill. He started his career at Arsenal, before moving on to Reading, Chelsea, Aston Villa and then the Cottagers. His three-and-a-half year spell with the Cottagers came to an end following Fulham’s relegation to the Championship. In all, he has made more than 180 Premier League appearances and scored 21 goals.


Julian Speroni (35)
Sunderland are in need of cover for first-choice keeper Vito Mannone, with former Crystal Palace stopper Julian Speroni one of the names that has been linked with a move to Wearside. The Argentine spent a decade at Palace and played in all-but one of the Eagles’ Premier League games last term, keeping 12 clean sheets. Has also attracted interest from West Brom


John Heitinga (30)
The departures of Phil Bardsley and Carlos Cuellar - and the failure of Valentin Roberge and Modibo Diakite to make the grade - have left Sunderland short of defenders, but experienced Dutch international Heitinga would give them another option. Heitinga spent four-and-a-half years at Everton before joining Fulham in January, but his short-term deal is now at an end and he is leaving the relegated Londoners. Has made almost 130 Premier League appearances and scored three goals


Joleon Lescott (31)
Ex-England defender Lescott would be another decent contender to add some strength to Sunderland’s diminished back line. Lescott made his name with Wolves before moving to Everton and then Man City, but he is leaving the Etihad Stadium this summer. The centre-back has more than 200 Premier League games to his name which means he certainly has the kind of experienced Poyet is looking for, but his wages could be a problem with Sunderland unable to come anywhere near matching his mega-bucks Man City salary


Apostolos Vellios (22)
Sunderland suffered from a lack of firepower last season and, while Connor Wickham eventually came good, Poyet will be keen to bring in at least one striker this summer. Greek U21 international Vellios joined Everton in January 2011 but made 20 of his 22 Premier League appearances as a substitute, scoring three goals along the way. He fell out of favour with David Moyes the season before last and was not used at all by Moyes’ successor Roberto Martinez, spending a spell on loan at Blackpool last season, before being released


Jack Collison (25)
Spent seven years at West Ham before being released this summer. Made more than 70 top flight appearances in midfield for the Hammers, scoring seven goals, and has also won 17 senior caps for Wales. Did not play for West Ham last season, and was sent out on loan to Bournemouth and Wigan Athletic

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Post  Mackemneil on 2014-05-29, 10:19 am

Jordi Gomez would be ok for me, a creative midfielder and scores a mean penalty too. A good free addition to thy squad? Laughing 
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Post  cyprussyd on 2014-05-29, 4:47 pm

Watford want to re-sign Sunderland's Danny Graham and are targeting Stevenage winger Luke Freeman
3:52pm Thursday 29th May 2014 in Watford FC News
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The Hornets are trying to bring Danny Graham back to the club and are also keen to sign Stevenage winger Luke Freeman, the Watford Observer understands.
Watford have made enquiries for the two players but negotiations are at a very early stage with both.
We understand Graham would welcome a move back to Watford.
The Golden Boys have already signed three players this summer. The arrivals of Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes and former West Bromwich Albion centre back Gabriel Tamas on free transfers have been confirmed by the club in the last week and Leicester City's Lloyd Dyer has signed a contract with the Hornets, although that has yet to be announced.
Watford are still in talks with Daniel Tozser over a permanent move and are keen to re-sign Matej Vydra, both as previously reported by the Watford Observer.
But the club also want to add British players to the squad and we understand two of those are Graham and Freeman.
Graham was a fans' favourite during his two seasons at Watford. He scored 41 goals in 98 games and was Player of the Season in his second year.
He finished top scorer in the Championship during the 2010/11 campaign, with 27 goals, and his form earned a £3.5m move to Swansea City.

Graham scored 21 goals in 62 appearances during a season-and-a-half at the Welsh club, with 15 of those being substitute outings.
He then joined Sunderland for £5m in January last year, which earned Watford another £225,000, but failed to score in 13 games for the club and spent last season out on loan.
Graham scored once in 20 outings at Hull City in the Premier League before a more successive spell at Middlesbrough in the Championship, when he netted six times in 18 appearances.
Like Graham, Stevenage's Freeman is expected to leave his club this summer.
Stevenage activated a clause in the 22-year-old's contract in May which means he is contracted for an additional year but manager Graham Westley has publicly stated he expects the winger to leave after the club were relegated to League Two.
Freeman was The Boro's player of the season and Stevenage received bids from Championship clubs in January.
He made his professional debut in 2007 at the age of 15 and had three run-outs for Gillingham before Arsenal paid £200,000 to secure the teenager's services a few months later.
Freeman was unable to break into the Arsenal first team and a loan spell at Yeovil Town in 2010 was ended prematurely due to injury.
The former England youth international's career got back on track when he joined Stevenage in 2011, initially on loan before the move was made permanent two months later.
Freeman is a winger with flair and creativity but also works hard without the ball. He scored eight goals in 54 appearances for the club this season, a few of which were at full back.
Last month Westley told The Comet: "I suspect the football club will cash in and I’m sure there’ll be a bidding war.
"I know there were clubs in for him in January putting bids on the table, I’m sure this summer that’ll reach a head.
"I can’t imagine that somebody isn’t going to look back at some of what he’s done this year and think he’s worth a punt at a higher level."

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Post  Guest on 2014-05-30, 8:46 am

According to the Echo Colback offered £50 grand a week....goodbye Jack...best of luck at Wet Sham
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I thought I read, a while back, we were building in bonus system based on results and achievements?
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Post  Guest on 2014-05-30, 9:26 am

sunderpitt wrote:According to the Echo Colback offered £50 grand a week....goodbye Jack...best of luck at Wet Sham
WEST Ham have dramatically upped the ante in the race for Jack Colback’s signature – with a ‘treble your money’ offer to the out-of-contract midfielder.

And that mega deal is all but certain to scupper both Sunderland and Newcastle United’s hopes of keeping the player in the North East.
The Hammers have released a brace of midfielders this summer – former England midfielder Joe Cole and Wales international Jack Collison – and are on the lookout for new blood.
And West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has identified Sunderland’s young Academy product as the best value of the Bosman midfielders around.
A wage offer in the region of £50,000 a week is seen as economically justifiable by the Hammers for a player who would have been rated in the £3m to £4m bracket had he been under contract, and who was on Everton’s radar last season. And that ambitious offer will blow Sunderland and Newcastle out of the water, with neither club prepared to go anywhere near that figure for the player.
Sunderland had substantially improved the derisory offer made to Colback last summer by former director of football Roberto De Fanti.
Newcastle have been monitoring Colback’s situation closely, but have yet to make an offer and are not expected to do so now in light of the West Ham development.
The only hope of newly-married Colback staying in the North East is if the player himself and his family decide to stay in the region.
But it is hard to see how he can turn down such a lucrative offer.

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Sunderland may be forced to accept a loss over Moberg-Karlsson
7:01am Friday 30th May 2014 in Sport

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Sunderland may be forced to accept a loss over Moberg-Karlsson

7:01am Friday 30th May 2014 in Sport

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SUNDERLAND could be forced to cut their losses if they decide to grant midfielder David Moberg- Karlsson’s wishes to leave the Stadium of Light after only 12 months on Wearside.

The Sweden youth international was the first of 14 signings under former director of football Roberto de Fanti’s disastrous watch last summer when he arrived at the Stadium of Light in a deal worth £1.7m.

Moberg-Karlsson was regarded as a highly-rated prospect when he put pen to paper on a four-year contract on Wearside after making a name for himself at IFK Goteborg, but despite life at Sunderland getting off to a promising start, his situation changed dramatically.



The 20-year-old scored in Sunderland’s 3-1 win over Tottenham in the Asia Trophy during pre-season and netted on his first competitive appearance in the 4-2 Capital One Cup win over MK Dons. However, that would prove to be his only appearance in red and white with Paolo Di Canio sacked less than a month later. The Italian was replaced by Gus Poyet and under the Uruguayan, Moberg-Karlsson was restricted to development team action before moving to Kilmarnock on loan.

It is understood Poyet is keen to move the midfielder on this summer as he looks to bring in his own players, but the Black Cats would almost certainly have to accept a loss if they decided to sell him on.




A loan deal would suit the Wearsiders better and Moberg-Karlsson is also keen to move on in order to resurrect his career, but the player would prefer a permanent deal according to his agent, Per Jonsson, who is also in the middle of sorting fellow countryman Seb Larsson’s future.

He said: “What David wants is to find a club that would have him as they see him as the offensive player he is. The problem lies in that Sunderland must take a loss.

“They do not want to sale him out. Of course he is expensive. Exactly what he's worth, I would not go into.

“But if you buy a sofa for 10,000 Krona you do not put it out for 300 Krona a few weeks later. The thing is that everything is in Sunderland's hands.

“We talk to them all the time, pretty much every other day, with Sebastian (Larsson) and David.

It can get a loan, but we're not so keen on it.

“I do not think David wants to be loaned again. We want to find a permanent solution so David gets peace and quiet for a while.”

After committing his future to the club until 2016, Poyet will continue his search for reinforcements with several positions up for strengthening.

The Black Cats head coach has allowed Kieran Westwood to leave on a free and he has already been linked with moves for Manchester City’s Costel Pantillimon and Crystal Palace’s Julien Speroni.

Norwich City’s John Ruddy has also emerged as a potential target. The England international insisted he was committed to the Canaries despite their relegation to the Championship, but after missing out on a place in Roy Hodgson’s World Cup squad he may be forced into a re-think.

Poyet is looking for a keeper that will compete with Vito Mannone for the number one jersey, but he is also looking for reinforcements in other areas.

Meanwhile, Sunderland red and white army has been voted as the best in the Barclays Premier League, after topping the annual Fair Play Table for fans’ behaviour.

Delegates in the Barclays Premier League assess the behaviour of fans at matches, with points being awarded for positive verbal support and recognition of outstanding play by the opposition, as well as respect for match officials and opposing fans.

Sunderland AFC will receive £20,000 from the FA Charity Committee.

Sunderland AFC will consult with supporters as to how the £20,000 charitable donation will be spent to benefit local good causes.
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Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet has been linked with a move for Norwich City goalkeeper John Ruddy.

Ruddy, who missed out on a place in the 23-man England World Cup squad, stressed his commitment to the Canaries in the wake of their relegation from the Premier League but reports suggest both Arsenal and Sunderland are interested in the shot-stopper.

Sunderland have released Republic of Ireland star Keiren Westwood and Oscar Ustari has also moved back to Spain so the need for a new keeper is obvious.

Norwich have stressed they are under no pressure to sell despite dropping into the Championship but their resolve could be tested by the Gunners, who are reportedly preparing a £6million move.

Whether Sunderland are ready to offer a similar amount would depend on whether they see Ruddy as a first choice or a back up-keeper to Vito Mannone.

The Blacks Cats are also tracking Manchester City keeper Costel Pantilimon, 27, who is out of contract this summer and available on a free transfer.

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