Vital Football

Latest Sunderland AFC News

Bruce Hints At January Activity

Bruce Hints At January Activity

Sunderland find themselves in another similar position to last year, same amount of points, same run of bad injuries and away day blues.

Steve Bruce is aware that his team needs to bounce back from this latest set back and maybe move for some back up in defence.

Losing both Bramble and Turner was blatently obvious in our loss on Saturday and the manager will assess things in January when he can make some transfer moves.

Bruce said: 'We'll have to see because the two lads have done remarkably well and we'll have to see what they're like when the transfer window resumes again,' Bruce told The Journal. 'We'll just have to manage without them.

'It isn't a coincidence we lose with goals like that and they're missing. That was the reason why we were hindered last year and why in the summer we did something about it.

'We brought in a new goalkeeper (Simon Mignolet), (Nedum) Onuoha, Bramble, and all of a sudden we were a different kettle of fish.

'We have to defend better. That is the reason behind our success this season and why we have been where we are. We have been rock solid but (on Saturday) we have given individual errors away.

'It was a tough winter last year and we're going to be reminded of it but I'm confident we can bounce back and defend better than we did at Wolves.'



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

Writer:Gary Johnson
Date:Monday November 29 2010
Time: 4:04PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

Defoe's Get Out Of Jail Free Card

Defoe would almost certainly leave Sunderland in the event of Premier League relegation but this could come without the club gaining a penny from the likes of West Ham.

Watmore The Saviour

Watmore isn't going to be the saviour for Sunderland as he'll not play a part in our Premier League survival bid but that didn't stop him from saving three people in Barbados.

EFL Cup To Fast Track Video Assistance?

It's been reported this week that the Football Association could now fast track video assistant referee help for match day officials in the League Cup.

Officials - Watford v Sunderland (1/4/17)

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Watford and Sunderland this Saturday.

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)

Watford v Sunderland
Suggested By:
Sunderland win50%
Watford win50%
Draw0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 28 22 3 3 69 38
2 Spurs 28 17 8 3 59 34
3 Man City 28 17 6 5 57 24
4 Liverpool 29 16 8 5 56 25
5 Man Utd 27 14 10 3 52 19
6 Arsenal 27 15 5 7 50 22
7 Everton 29 14 8 7 50 21
8 WBA 29 12 7 10 43 1
9 Stoke 29 9 9 11 36 -9
10 Southampton 27 9 6 12 33 -3
11 AFC Bournemouth 29 9 6 14 33 -12
12 West Ham 29 9 6 14 33 -12
13 Burnley 29 9 5 15 32 -11
14 Watford 28 8 7 13 31 -15
15 Leicester City 28 8 6 14 30 -14
16 Crystal Palace 28 8 4 16 28 -10
17 Swansea 29 8 3 18 27 -27
18 Hull City 29 6 6 17 24 -32
19 Middlesbrough 28 4 10 14 22 -13
20 Sunderland 28 5 5 18 20 -26
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)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Watford (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Leicester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 9 2017 1:30PM : Manchester United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 15 2017 3:00PM : West Ham United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 26 2017 7:45PM : Middlesbrough (a)
Barclays Premier League
The Vital Football Members League