Vital Football

Latest Sunderland AFC News

OFFICIAL: Richardson's a Cottager

OFFICIAL: Richardson's a Cottager

Kieran Richardson has this morning signed for Fulham on a three year deal for an undisclosed fee.

The 27 year-old had been keen to return to the capital to move closer to his family after spending five years on Wearside.

Richardson completes a move believed to be worth £2.5m, signing a contract with the Whites which will run until 2015 with the option for a further year.

Speaking to fulhamfc.com, Richardson spoke of his delight at completing the move:

"I`m delighted that my transfer to Fulham has been completed and now I`m eager to start training for my new club straight away and pulling on the white shirt for the first time."

His new boss Martin Jol added:

"Kieran is a proven top-level player, who has the versatility to play a number of positions. He will bring all-round quality which will add strength to our squad and I`m confident that he will adapt well to our style of football, and make an impact for us."

The Greenwich-born utility man was signed in 2005 by then-boss Roy Keane for a fee of £5.5m from Keane's former club, Manchester United.

Signed initially as a left-winger, Richardson went on to play central midfield, in the hole, up front and left back for the Black Cats, making 131 league appearances, scoring 14 goals.

The most memorable strike of course was his bolt-from-the-blue free-kick against the Mags in October 2008, a fine strike which won the derby for the Black Cats.

Many thanks for everything Kieran and the very best of luck from Vital Sunderland.



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

Writer:safc123
Date:Friday August 31 2012
Time: 11:42AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

McNair Issued Manchester United Ultimatum

Sunderland defender Paddy McNair has opened up on his Manchester United exit by revealing he made it clear to Jose Mourinho he wouldn't be leaving on loan.

Jermain's Secret To Success

Defoe now has a 'better understanding' of his body, as such he doesn't drink, embraces cryotherapy treatment, undertakes yoga and has entered a vegan lifestyle into his diet.

Gibson Welcomes Timely Boost

Former Manchester United and Everton midfielder Darron Gibson is eagerly awaiting the returns of Sunderland duo Lee Cattermole and Victor Anichebe.

Premier League Free Agents 2017

As the summer nears and contracts come to an end, should the club have an interest in any of the following free transfers from Premier League oppositions?

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)

Burnley MotM
Suggested By:
Pickford35%
Jones0%
Denayer0%
O Shea0%
Oviedo16%
Gibson0%
Rodwell0%
Larsson0%
Januzaj0%
Defoe16%
Borini0%
Sub-Ndong0%
Sub-Khazri33%
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
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

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
Vital Football Comment