UK time is: 14:24:48
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Quinn's first signing...

Sunderland are set to complete their first signing under Niall Quinn`s new regime with the capture of Kenny Cunningham on a free transfer.

The experienced defender passed a medical yesterday and arrives at the club after severing ties with former club Birmingham, following their relegation from the Premiership last term.

With Gary Breen having been released, Cunningham more or less takes over his role as the defensive stalwart of the team. It is mooted that he may also be earmarked to be the new club captain.

The Sunderland squad are currently at the University of Bath's sports complex all week for a pre-season training camp, and the Republic of Ireland defender will meet up with them tomorrow. Fans will get the chance to see him in action in a red and white shirt for the first time on Saturday when Sunderland play Conference side Forest Green Rovers in their first pre-season friendly.

And despite Cunningham's arrival, no manager is yet in place at Sunderland, though with Niall Quinn suggesting that no transfers out or in would be made without a manager installed, it can be taken from this signing that the unveiling of a new manager is imminent.

Meanwhile, media reports are suggesting that Premiership new-boys Reading are preparing a second bid for player of the season Dean Whitehead, believed to be around £2m.

And although this figure would represent a massive profit on the former Oxford midfielder, with Mick McCarthy having originally bought the player for just £150,000, it is likely that the club`s new consortium will reject Reading once again, with Niall Quinn insisting that he wants to keep his best players at the club.




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:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday July 10 2006

Time: 1:25PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Stats: Chelsea v Sunderland (Saturday April 19 2014)

Sunderland Halt Citeh's Charge (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Stats: Manchester City v Sunderland (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Poyet Will Stay If He Can (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Keeper Must Wait For Contract Talks. (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Bardsley Misses Crucial Away Games (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Archived 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. smegma 31
2. 8barcodes 13
3. Poyets Pet 11
4. Wattsy44 11
5. Book Thief 10
6. pookie 9
7. treader 8
8. Freaky Teeth 6
9. thomas bjorn 6
10. Terrified Tomato 5

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Hull City 33 10 6 17 -6 36
15. Aston Villa 34 9 8 17 -14 35
16. WBA 33 6 15 12 -11 33
17. Norwich 34 8 8 18 -27 32
18. Cardiff 35 7 9 19 -34 30
19. Fulham 35 9 3 23 -42 30
20. Sunderland 34 7 8 19 -24 29

Breaking League News

One Wild Smalling Rumour
» Man Utd : 20/04/2014 13:28:00
Team News: Hull City vs Arsenal
» Arsenal : 20/04/2014 13:17:00
Going Home?
» Fulham : 20/04/2014 12:48:00
Fabregas Back in the Frame
» Man Utd : 20/04/2014 12:42:00
Those Dutch Rumours
» Man Utd : 20/04/2014 12:34:00
Spurs v Fulham: The Report.
» Spurs : 20/04/2014 12:06:00
Liverpool: LFC vs. Norwich City Team News
» Liverpool : 20/04/2014 11:24:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Can Sunderland stay up?
Suggested By:  
Yes, I also believe in Santa 24%
No, more chance of knitting fog 76%