Arsene's Plan To Not Defend Set Pieces Fails, Lallana Might Have Cost Liverpool The Champions League, And Alli In Penalty-Winning Shock

Chris Darwen | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Sport
Chris Darwen

Let's start in an unexpected way today. Just imagine how bad Sunderland against Burnley must have been to watch. 0-0 must have been the most guaranteed result of the day. It's nice to see Jermain Defoe back in the England squad though, if only as a reward for putting up with only being passed the ball about 25 times this season.

Lincoln Embarrassed By Losing To Arsenal, Boro Need A New Plan And Kate Is Un-Abel To Finish The Match

Chris Darwen | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Sport
Chris Darwen

It was a funny old weekend of football. Premier League matches alongside some juicy FA Cup Quarter Finals always dilute the attention and I am not sure we are any the wiser as a result. Mind you, it would take more than a game of football to make me wise, that is for sure.

Quarter Season Predictions 2016/17: The Premier League

Matthew Smith | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

Every year, hundreds of predictions are made about the football season ahead. Promotion and relegation candidates are pored over, and it's all a bit p...

How About That For A Champions League Debut?

Chris Darwen | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Sport
Chris Darwen

I spent at least five minutes last night trying to remember a better Champions League debut. I recall Rooney getting a hat-trick for United on his fi...

PL Predictions: Midtable Mediocrity

Tarutr Malhotra | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Sport
Tarutr Malhotra

You know what? I'm going to try to be an optimist. As avid readers of the Ignorant Fan's column can attest to, I was immensely confused by Boro's purchases this summer. However, I am going to believe in the club. I am going to believe that Karanka's fights with senior players in March have been forgiven and forgotten...

Buy or Burn: Why Spendaphobic Premier League Minnows Are Doomed This Season

Oli Gamp | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Sport
Oli Gamp

With inflated prices for top players at an all time high, and competition for those stars even higher, wealth is now the trickiest simplicity in the modern game. As September edges ever closer, it will be those without the aptitude to manoeuvre in this market who will perish against the financial might of the Premier League's elite.

Pre-Season Ponderings: Manchester United to Sunderland

Tarutr Malhotra | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Sport
Tarutr Malhotra

I'm quite impressed with Mourinho's PR this summer. His arrival was greeted with questions about whether his inevitable sh*thousery would gel with the supposedly pristine image of Manchester United (not including Rooney and Giggs' infidelity issues, Keane's deliberate maiming of opponents and Fergie's constant whining of course). To counteract these doubts he is going out and buying any and all players with a rating of over 85 in FIFA 16.

Life In Sunderland, Post-Referendum

Sarah Millington | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Politics
Sarah Millington

What we need now is a politician brave enough to address the poisonous malaise. During the Leave campaign, we were fed lies and propaganda. This week, we had Boris Johnson thumbing his nose at us with the "punchline" that he wouldn't stand in the leadership race. It will take a lot to get us out of this mess, but let's hope that now, finally, there'll be a candidate who can put self-aggrandisement aside, admit that we're living in a fractured society, and start tackling this.

Mania: The Joyous Destructor

Barry Hyde | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Barry Hyde

feel there is far more written about depression so I thought I'd talk about mania. The upswing, the joyous, wild up thrust of the see-saw. Mania. The war took place entirely in my own mind and I was not prepared for the fight. It was like fighting bullets with sticks and stones. I was slaughtered.

Adam Johnson Lodges Appeal Against Sexual Activity Conviction

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK

Disgraced footballer Adam Johnson has begun an appeal against his conviction for sexual activity with a child, a court official has confirmed, and wil...

Former England Footballer Adam Johnson Jailed For Six Years

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK

UPDATE: Adam Johnson was also arrested for possession of pornography involving animals. Former England footballer Adam Johnson has been jailed for six...

Sunderland Fans Won't Have To Keep Wearing Their Adam Johnson Shirts

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK

Sunderland fans can swap shirts bearing the name of convicted sex offender Adam Johnson for new ones, the official SAFC store has said. The 28-yea...

Sunderland Boss Quits Over Handling Of Adam Johnson Child Sex Case

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK

Sunderland FC's chief executive Margaret Byrne has resigned in the wake of the Adam Johnson child abuse case. Johnson was last week he can expect a...

Sunderland Boss Quits Over Handling Of Adam Johnson Child Sex Case

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK

Sunderland FC's chief executive Margaret Byrne has resigned in the wake of the Adam Johnson child abuse case. Johnson was last week he can expect a...

Adam Johnson's Sister Launches ‘Justice For Johnson' Online Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK

The sister of former England footballer Adam Johnson has launched an online campaign urging his supporters to “seek justice” for him. The 28-y...

Adam Johnson's Victim 'Will Want To Know Why He Was Allowed Back On Pitch'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK

Adam Johnson's victim will want to know why the footballer was allowed "back on to the pitch", the detective who led the investigation into his child ...

Adam Johnson's Girlfriend Says They're 'Just Going To Remain Friends'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK

The girlfriend of England footballer Adam Johnson has told a court they are now just "friends" as she took to the stand to give evidence as part of hi...

Adam Johnson Texted Girl: 'Just Wanted To Get Your Jeans Off, LOL', Court Hears

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK

England footballer Adam Johnson "abused his revered position in society" when he had sexual contact with a 15-year-old fan "in a way that he knew was ...

Adam Johnson Sacked By Sunderland Following Child Sex Admission

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK

Adam Johnson has had his contract terminated by Sunderland after pleading guilty to one count of sexual activity with a child and one charge of groomi...

Adam Johnson Admits One Charge Of Sexual Activity With A Child And One Of Grooming

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK

Footballer Adam Johnson on Wednesday pleaded guilty to one count of sexual activity with a child and one count of grooming on the first day of his tri...

Fans Shouldn't Scoff - Most Premier League Clubs Would Be Lucky to Have David Moyes

Jamie Spencer | Posted 30.10.2016 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

Fans need to realise, particularly where David Moyes is concerned, you genuinely won't get much better. You should be so lucky to have someone as good as he is.

Footballer Adam Johnson Arrives At Court With Girlfriend To Face Grooming Charges

PA | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK

England footballer Adam Johnson walked with his partner into court where he faced three offences of sexual activity with a girl under 16 and one of gr...

Tyne and Wear Crisis as Sunderland and Newcastle Race to the Bottom

Chris Deeley | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

Sunderland have been bumping along the bottom of the league for years now, just about staying afloat. This season might be a step too far. In a couple of season's time, at this rate, we may even see a Tyne-Wear derby in the Championship.

Six Premier League Players Who Will Stick Around if Their Club Goes Down

Joe Difford | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Sport
Joe Difford

Whichever three sides go down, they are bound to lose a number of players who want top flight action, but a certain few will remain loyal. Here are six individuals who would, or at least should stick around if their club goes down.

England Footballer Arrested On Suspicion Of Sex With Schoolgirl

PA | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Sport

England footballer Adam Johnson has been released on bail after he was arrested on suspicion of sexual activity with a girl under 16. The Sunderland w...