Vital Football

Latest Sunderland AFC News

Crouch not coming to Wearside

Crouch not coming to Wearside

Sunderland have ended their interest in Peter Crouch.

After a fee of £12m was agreed, Crouch travelled up to Wearside last week to discuss terms. However, Bruce was well aware that the England international had a preference to stay in the south.

Yesterday, Bruce spoke of his hopes that Crouch would make the move to the north east. However, today he has admitted defeat in the chase for the striker`s signature.

Speaking to the club`s official website, Bruce said: 'Naturally this is hugely disappointing for us as Peter was one of our primary targets.

'I know he was impressed with the set up here when he came for talks, but it's simply a matter of geographical location and that's not something we can affect.

'What's pleasing however is that it shows the intent of the club going forward that we are trying to bring in players of his calibre, and we will continue to pursue other targets.

'We have a number of irons in the fire at present and we will be looking to make several additions to our squad in the coming weeks."



For the very latest Premier League odds

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

Writer:Jimmy Coverdale
Date:Tuesday July 21 2009
Time: 1:07PM

Comments

0
disappointing, strange he came up for talks when he obviously already knew he didn't want to move that far North?
the fear
21/07/2009 16:41:00
0
He was keeping his options open. Then a real team come in for him. ;-)
Real Deal
27/07/2009 19:23:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

The Sunderland Injury Table Updated

Our weekly update looking at the injury table and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Eboue On The Sunderland Training Ground

Emmanuel Eboue is training with Sunderland.

Johnson Suspended After Guilty Plea.

Due to the fact that Adam Johnson has pleaded guilty to child sex charges in court, he will certainly not play in the Black Cats next game against Manchester United.

Premier League Set For Rebrand

The Premier League have confirmed that they are rebranding from the 2016-17 season.

Archived Vital Sunderland Articles

Vital Sunderland articles from

Site Journalists

JoJo
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Sunderland vs Man Utd
Suggested By:
Sunderland win75%
Draw0%
Man Utd win25%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 25 15 8 2 53 20
2 Spurs 25 13 9 3 48 26
3 Arsenal 25 14 6 5 48 17
4 Man City 25 14 5 6 47 21
5 Man Utd 25 11 8 6 41 10
6 West Ham 25 10 9 6 39 9
7 Southampton 25 10 7 8 37 9
8 Everton 25 8 11 6 35 12
9 Liverpool 25 9 8 8 35 -4
10 Watford 25 9 6 10 33 0
11 Stoke 25 9 6 10 33 -7
12 Crystal Palace 25 9 5 11 32 -4
13 Chelsea 25 7 9 9 30 -2
14 WBA 25 7 8 10 29 -9
15 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 7 11 28 -12
16 Swansea 25 6 9 10 27 -9
17 Newcastle 25 6 6 13 24 -18
18 Norwich 25 6 5 14 23 -20
19 Sunderland 25 5 5 15 20 -19
20 Aston Villa 25 3 7 15 16 -20
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Sunderland A.F.C. Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 12:45PM : Manchester United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 27 2016 12:45PM : West Ham United (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 1 2016 7:45PM : Crystal Palace (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Southampton (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 12 2016 3:00PM : Everton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 20 2016 1:30PM : Newcastle United (a)
Barclays Premier League

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

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.idle eric9
2.sugar plum fairy4
3.roggy4
4.Smelly Sock3
5.Dirty Dave3
6.smegma2
7.andyj19731
8.JoJoGrant1