Vital Football

Latest Sunderland AFC News

Sacking fuels takeover rumours...

Sacking fuels takeover rumours...

The recent sacking of Mick McCarthy has sparked further rumours of a summer takeover of Sunderland AFC.

For as long as this season has gone on rumours of proposed takeovers have persisted, whether it be Niall Quinn and his Irish horseracing pals, or American buyers linked with large casino complexes, or even the quite comical rumour regarding Paul McCartney buying SAFC for his Washington-born wife, Sunderland fans have long prayed for our very own Abramovich.

And so following McCarthy's sacking, rumours of interested investors have once again emerged. Many have questioned the timing of the sacking and one theory relates to a possbile buyout of the club.

Several fan websites, online forums and even whispers in the media and close to the club have resulted in speculation that the sacking of McCarthy is linked with a proposed takeover of the club by an American consortium.

The rumours allege that this mysterious, unnamed consortium have requested that Murray appoints an experienced, top class manager in charge for next season before closing any deal.

We will have to wait and see, and time will tell if this is yet another scurrilous rumour. But for the moment, let us live in hope. Bring on Martin o'Neil!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:
Date:Wednesday March 8 2006
Time: 1:32AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

Sunderland Wait On Watmore News

Sunderland managed to take all three points from the game against Leicester City on Saturday, but victory could have come at a price.

Most Expensive Premier League Squads - 2016/17

With the January transfer window now temptingly close for those of us who completely lose their marbles when it comes to invented speculation in the redtops...

Stats: Black Cats v Leicester City

All the stats from Black Cats (2) vs (1) Leicester City, Stadium of Light, 03-12-2016 Att: 39,725

FA Cup Ball Numbers Known (3/12/16)

With FA Cup second round ties taking place this weekend, the ball numbers for the third round draw of the competition have now been allocated.

Archived Vital Sunderland Articles

Vital Sunderland articles from

Site Journalists

JoJo
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Leicester (home)
Suggested By: Norris Cole
Pickford20%
Jones0%
Kone0%
Djilobodji 0%
Van Aanholt 20%
Pienaar -450%
Ndong0%
Denayer -450%
Anichebe40%
Defoe0%
Watmore -8510%
Larsson +450%
Kirchhoff +4510%
Manquillo +850%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 14 11 1 2 34 21
2 Arsenal 14 9 4 1 31 19
3 Liverpool 14 9 3 2 30 17
4 Man City 14 9 3 2 30 15
5 Spurs 14 7 6 1 27 14
6 Man Utd 14 5 6 3 21 3
7 WBA 14 5 5 4 20 3
8 Everton 14 5 5 4 20 1
9 Stoke 14 5 4 5 19 -3
10 AFC Bournemouth 14 5 3 6 18 -3
11 Watford 14 5 3 6 18 -6
12 Southampton 14 4 5 5 17 -2
13 Crystal Palace 14 4 2 8 14 -2
14 Burnley 14 4 2 8 14 -11
15 Leicester City 14 3 4 7 13 -7
16 Middlesbrough 13 2 6 5 12 -3
17 West Ham 14 3 3 8 12 -14
18 Sunderland 14 3 2 9 11 -10
19 Hull City 13 3 2 8 11 -17
20 Swansea 14 2 3 9 9 -15
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

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

Sunderland A.F.C. Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Swansea City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 14 2016 7:45PM : Chelsea (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Watford (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Manchester United (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : Burnley (a)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Liverpool (H)
Barclays Premier League
Vital Football Comment