UK time is: 03:25:06
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

German Tour Is Perfect

Steve Bruce is a big fan of making sure the pre season plans all go accordingly and he could not be happier with the progress being made so far.

Although Sunderland lost their last game 3-1, he is more bothered about the team getting to know one another and improving fitness in each game.

Bruce told the Echo: "There were offers to fly to here, there and everywhere.

"But to be fair to the people who employ me, they said to me 'do what you want`.

"It couldn`t be any better - everything about Germany is always top-class so it`s been a good trip.

"It`s not as hot as Portugal, but certainly the games have been tougher.

"That was the one area I looked at and thought 'they`re tough for two weeks in`.

"But we got a good workout against Hannover and today`s game (against Borussia Monchengladbach) is difficult as well against another big club.

"It`s all about the preparation and I`m delighted with how it`s gone.

"It`s been excellent in terms of the heat and the training facilities.

"It`s vitally important the preparation for the new season is right and I`m a bit of a stickler for that."


Sunderland face Borussia Monchengladbach today at 2:30pm.


The important thing for Steve Bruce was also making sure long term injuries that seen Cattermole, Turner, Richardson and Bramble miss last season have also had a good pre season.

Bruce added: 'The big thing for me was to get Cattermole, Richardson, Turner and Bramble through pre-season after being out for four or five months," said Bruce.

"We needed to get them added to the squad again.

"They all came back early and up to now, they all look very fit.

"All the players trained in a 35-minute game yesterday morning and they`re bright and bubbly.

"We`ve got a couple of niggles, but we`re on par hopefully to hit the ground running, which we need to do."




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:Saturday July 23 2011

Time: 2:47PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Borini Picks Up Young Player Gong (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Mannone Pleased With Award. (Wednesday April 23 2014)

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)

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 19
3. Poyets Pet 11
4. Wattsy44 11
5. pookie 11
6. Book Thief 10
7. treader 8
8. Terrified Tomato 6
9. Freaky Teeth 6
10. thomas bjorn 6

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Hull City 34 10 6 18 -9 36
15. Aston Villa 34 9 8 17 -14 35
16. WBA 34 6 15 13 -13 33
17. Norwich 35 8 8 19 -28 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

Will Swansea City Take Risk And Appoint Monk?
Swansea : 23/04/2014 21:48:00
Have Your Say In The Vital Swansea Message Forum
Swansea : 23/04/2014 21:35:00
Liverpool: Reds To Spend Big In Summer
Liverpool : 23/04/2014 19:40:00
FA To Get Their Pound of Flesh
Chelsea : 23/04/2014 19:07:00
Chelsea : 23/04/2014 16:40:00
Boss Urges Fans To Fill the Stadium of Light
Sunderland : 23/04/2014 15:27:00
Borini Picks Up Young Player Gong
Sunderland : 23/04/2014 15:02:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Can Sunderland stay up?
Suggested By:  
Yes, I also believe in Santa 38%
No, more chance of knitting fog 62%