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As a football fan, it is normally evident to see the impact that a change in manager can do to any club that is not having a great time of it.
But you will also see in a large number of cases, that this effect can be extremely short-lived. There are also the occasional instances where a football club can uncover a managerial gem. This gem could be a great man manager like Harry Redknapp, or an up and coming tactical genius like Andre Villas-Boas.
It can be strongly debated that this …

A quick answer from Old Trafford is no, while the Russian at Stamford Bridge is in favour. There is hardly a universal answer, but most teams sitting at the bottom of the Premier League decided to put the blame on their former managers. It can only be known in May how effective their moves are. The Linesman pre-assesses case-by-case whether the decisions of the board are justified.
Reading: Was it the manager’s fault?
They have surely produced some entertaining football. Two goals in the last ten minutes frustrated Chelsea; leading Manchester United …

Premier League 2012/2013 predictions
Champions- Manchester City
From their magical end to the season winning the league against their main rivals due to a last minute goal, Manchester City will be aiming to maintain 1st place and the reality is all the players now have the experience of winning the title, and should be able to get their the trophy back.
The reality is with Wayne Bridge out on loan for the season to Brighton, and Adebayor wanted by several clubs; they seem to getting rid of the high-earners who were not enhancing …

Martin O’Neill took over Sunderland when they were 16th in the table. His first match in charge, the 2-1 comeback victory against Blackburn, was only the club’s 3rd victory of the season despite an ambitious summer which saw nearly 10 players signed for the club. As people started to doubt the new signings, which included peaked players Wes Brown and John O’Shea, unproven talents like James McClean and the once-arrogant loanee Bendtner, O’Neill stuck with most of them.
The key to Sunderland’s revival is simple – passion. O’Neill is always one …

A draw may not be the best way to settle a derby, especially the Tyne-Wear derby.
Nicklas Bendtner returned to help lift Sunderland after their last two loss, notably a 4-0 hammering at WBA last week. Alan Pardew named an unchanged side that drew Wolves last game which meant Ben Arfa continued to stay on the bench in favor of the Senegal strikers. A win for Newcastle would have leveled them on points with Chelsea after their loss against WBA last night.
It was a nervous start for Sunderland captain Cattermole. 20 …

If it was up to me I would have football only shown on the BBC or on Sky Sports because they do a fantastic job at broadcasting football yet with the way things are with money in football the highest bidder gets the rights and that’s what ITV did to get the FA Cup coverage yet if anyone tuning into watch Middlesbrough vs Sunderland last night you would of had a hard time knowing they were covering the game.
Fabio Capello resigning as the England manager last night was out of …

As a Sunderland fan I’m nothing more than amazed and gobsmacked at what Martin O’Neill has done in such a short period of time at the club. The turnaround is nothing more than amazing as it’s just one man coming into the club that has changed the fortunes of the Black Cats that, let’s face it, looked under Steve Bruce as a side that was going down.
I was a huge Steve Bruce fan and I backed him until the end which now looks stupid because Martin O’Neill has worked wonders …

Right now the club on the most remarkable rise in the North East is Sunderland. Last night’s 3-0 win over Norwich summed up the feel-good factor that is currently engulfing the Stadium of Light since Martin O’Neill was appointed manager.
Frazier Campbell, having been out of action for 17 months because of a nightmare cruciate ligament injury, followed up his goal against Middlesborough in the FA Cup at the weekend with a wonderful dipping strike to open the scoring against Norwich. Stephane Sessegnon, who struggled under the management of O’Neill’s predecessor …

I was a huge Steve Bruce fan and I was still defending him when the writing was on the wall and the sack was knocking on the door, but after seeing what Martin O’Neill has done with Steve Bruce’s squad in just close to seven weeks, I question now if he could.
As a Sunderland fan for 21 years and counting I’ve learnt to be calm and be realistic when it comes to the Black Cats because however good it has got with the team there has always been a big …

In his first game in charge of the Black Cats, Martin O’Neil achieved what his now unemployed predecessor could only muster up three times this calendar year (seventeen home games ). A home win. With a rejuvenated atmosphere that had been lacking at the club since the early season derby defeat, the visit of  Blackburn, a club with a discontent fan base and low moral, simaltaneous to Sunderland’s a few weeks back, would surely see the Black Cats pick up only their second home victory of the season. Simon Vuckevic’s …