Vital Football

Latest Sunderland AFC News

Black Cats purr

Black Cats purr

Danny Collins and Kenwyne Jones were on target to help Sunderland to a third successive win and earn themselves a place in the Team of the Week in The Actim Index, the official player ratings system of the Barclays Premier League.

Collins netted his first goal of the season and also contributed two tackles and two interceptions as the Black Cats moved further up the League. He moved 29 places to 127th in the Index with 238 points as a result after posting a season`s-best 32 points.

Jones (283) jumped 30 places to 88th as he scored for the second game in a row and he registered 39 points - his best away from home.

Jones is one of two Sunderland players in the top 100, goalkeeper Craig Gordon sitting 83rd with 286 points.

Analysis of all Premiership games is taking place throughout the season and the players in the Actim Index Team of the Week are:

Name Team Position Weekly Score

Tim Howard, Everton, Goalkeeper, 22

Ryan Taylor, Wigan Athletic, Defender, 57

Danny Collins, Sunderland, Defender, 32

Habib Beye, Newcastle United, Defender, 29

John Terry, Chelsea, Defender, 25

Gareth Barry, Aston Villa, Midfielder, 71

Leon Osman, Everton, Midfielder, 41

Manuel Fernandes, Everton, Midfielder, 29

Jermaine Jenas, Tottenham Hotspur, Midfielder, 27

Kenwyne Jones, Sunderland, Striker, 39

Gabriel Agbonlahor, Aston Villa, Striker, 36

The Actim Index is calculated using a unique mathematical formula that rates each player`s contribution be it goals, shots, passes, dribbles, tackles, crosses, saves, clearances, blocks, interceptions, assists, clean sheets, time on the pitch or number of points gained by the team with marks deducted for red and yellow cards.

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Tuesday April 8 2008
Time: 4:54PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

Vital Preview - Championship - 23rd-24th September 2017

The 2017-18 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend, 23rd-24th September.

EFL In Favour Of Shorter Window & Other Changes

At a meeting of all EFL member clubs yesterday, there was a strong indication they would be in favour of making amendments to the summer's transfer window.

The UK's Tightest Derby Clashes - 2017

Ever wondered which local derby in the United Kingdom is the most closely contested?

Grayson Eyes Cardiff Victory

Manager Simon Grayson has called on the Sunderland players to return three points in the home tie against Cardiff City this weekend.

Archived Vital Sunderland Articles

Vital Sunderland articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Sunderland
Write For Vital Sunderland
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Sunderland v Cardiff City
Suggested By:
Sunderland win0%
Cardiff win100%
Draw0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Results (view all)

Sunderland A.F.C. Fixtures (view all)

The Vital Football Members League