UK time is: 07:59:42
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Avoid The Scrap With Stoke Says Bruce

Sunderland played some lovely flowing football on Tuesday against Chelsea in the first 45 minutes.

Bruce wants his team to continue this style of play and come away with a third consecutive away win at the Britannia.

Bruce told the Sunderland Echo: "What we`d really like is to make it three away wins in a row, of course we would.

"But we know how difficult a place it is going to be to go to and get something.

"The Britannia Stadium has earned a reputation over the last few years as a tough place for anyone to go to and I don`t think any side in the Premier League relishes a visit there.

"They are a tough, tall, strong, uncompromising side and I think there`s hardly a player in the team who is below six foot tall and, in John Carew, they`ve got a lad who is six foot five!

"So we know what to expect.

"They`ve made a science of getting the best from set-pieces. They usually have six lads in the box for any play and that`s where they look to get goals.

"That`s why I know the first thing we have to do is defend well. It will be an aerial bombardment and a physical contest, but we have to get our head on the ball and put our foot in and not let them have their own way."

Sunderland will look forward to bringing in Sulley Muntari for his debut and also John Mensah, his national team-mate may also get the nod in defence.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Gary Johnson Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday February 4 2011

Time: 12:07PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

Black Cats Sign Argentine Winger (Monday September 1 2014)

Coates Joins Sunderland After Medical (Monday September 1 2014)

Borini Off To QPR? (Monday September 1 2014)

Roberge Heads For France On Loan. (Monday September 1 2014)

Coates Now a Black Cat Target. (Monday September 1 2014)

After Alvarez, Defenders a Priority. (Monday September 1 2014)

Transfer Deadline Day Live Blog (Monday September 1 2014)

Poyet Not Too Upset Over Defeat (Sunday August 31 2014)

Archived Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

List All Vital Sunderland Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Barry Green 6
2. Wattsy44 3
3. treader 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Q.P.R. 1 - 0 Sunderland
Sunderland 1 - 1 Man Utd
WBA 2 - 2 Sunderland

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Stoke 3 1 1 1 0 4
11. West Ham 3 1 0 2 -1 3
12. Q.P.R. 3 1 0 2 -4 3
13. Sunderland 3 0 2 1 -1 2
14. Man Utd 3 0 2 1 -1 2
15. Leicester City 3 0 2 1 -2 2
16. Newcastle 3 0 2 1 -2 2

Breaking League News

An Alternative?
Chelsea : 03/09/2014 07:43:00
Grains of truth, mostly musings, ramblings maybe?
Chelsea : 03/09/2014 07:39:00
Torres - Resigned to Leaving!
Chelsea : 03/09/2014 07:38:00
First Choice Centre-Back!
Chelsea : 03/09/2014 07:36:00
Ben Arfa Deal Exposes Open Wounds
Newcastle : 03/09/2014 00:41:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v QPR
Suggested By:  
Mannone 1%
Vergini 0%
Brown 0%
O'Shea 14%
Van Aanholt 14%
Rodwell 14%
Larsson 0%
Cattermole 57%
Johnson 0%
Wickham 0%
Fletcher 0%
Altidore 82 0%
Giaccherini 69 0%
Buckley 69 0%