Bradley Lowery: a story that transcends football

For English football fans, December usually means one thing: more football. The Premier League tonight enters its hectic end-of-year extravaganza, in which a whopping forty-six games will played over the course of twenty three days. Sky and BT will serve up a festive treat for us all, and we will lap up every last morsel … More Bradley Lowery: a story that transcends football

Derby day on Wearside: the greatest in the world?

The Wear-Tyne/Tyne-Wear Derby rarely fails to disappoint. Over the past twelve months at university, I’ve had many a debate: whether or not Machiavelli’s Il Principe can be used to justify all kinds of tyranny; whether or not fascists and leaders of the far right should be given a platform to share their fascist and often offensive political views; … More Derby day on Wearside: the greatest in the world?

A point made and a point gained: Sunderland AFC 1-1 Swansea City

After the abysmal performances of late, and the dire straits that the team has sunk to, you would be forgiven for distrusting the positivity of this tweet from the club and presuming that this was the same old ‘unlucky’ Sunderland AFC that we have become accustomed to over past seasons – a half-decent cross, a half-decent … More A point made and a point gained: Sunderland AFC 1-1 Swansea City

The car boot sale that never was: “Dick Advocaat tells Sunderland players they are all for sale” reports The Guardian.

Dick Advocaat tells Sunderland players they are all for sale What a ridiculous article and headline. The type of headline you would read in The Sun – and in fact, I did. The Guardian writing that the he has put all of his squad up for sale implies that Dick Advocaat is making a conscious … More The car boot sale that never was: “Dick Advocaat tells Sunderland players they are all for sale” reports The Guardian.

Medicine, not magic, is what Sunderland really need next season.

Things can only get better. I’m sick of hearing it. Along with the chorus of a Bob Marley classic, D:Ream’s anthem sings of hope, but also hopelessness. It is the hope that kills. For three seasons in a row now, I have clung on to the hope that “every little thing’s gonna be alright”, witnessing … More Medicine, not magic, is what Sunderland really need next season.