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Poyet's Revolution - Sunderland's Revival

Started on 14 December 2013 by Jer
Latest Reply on 25 December 2013 by Hortensius
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A very good pre season mate!
@Couragesand: Thanks mate, some were tough matches :P

@Andrew: Puta.

@Jozef: I was particularly shocked with your bad pre-season, but if I keep it up at this point, I'll be able to maybe push for an EL spot?

@Walter: Thanks, they bring some top and cheap players to the picture!

@Arvind: lol.

@K1rups: It'll be tough, we get Stoke away in the league opener!

@AAN: Thanks mate, appreciate it :)

Two In, One Out At Sunderland


As the transfer window goes, Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has secured two of the most brightest talent, Danny Batth and Eric Dier. First, he secured the services of 22 year-old, Danny Batth, from Wolverhampton for a small £925,000 fee. The manager is understood to want to lower the average age of the central defensive role, which was 29 years old, even with the departure of 32 year-old Carlos Cuellar.

Danny Batth

Danny Batth whilst playing for Wolverhampton.

The second addition to the squad is 19 year-old Eric Dier, who had an earlier spell at Everton, before moving to Sporting Lisbon this year. After prolonged negotiations between Sunderland and Sporting, they agreed on a minimal fee of £625,000, and around £500,000 to the player’s agent, Pedro Costa, to get their 100% fee. Whether these two players be integral in Sunderland’s ‘revival’, will be shown throughout the season.

Eric Dier

The former Everton player had moved to Sporting earlier this year.

However, to fund the pair, they had to accept the sale of veteran David Vaughan, who moved to West Ham United for a minimal fee of £1.3 million. The Welsh midfielder’s contract was ending at the end of the season, and with Poyet publicly announcing that he wouldn’t renew it, Sunderland were attempting to gain some money, after the player joined on a free from Blackpool 2 years ago. West Ham officials flew down to Sunderland, where the fee was reached between the two clubs. The former Blackpool midfielder quickly agreed his contract with West Ham, after ‘a quick discussion’ between Sam Allardyce.

David Vaughan

The Welsh midfielder will be joining The Hammers.
Some nice ins and outs, keep it going.
@Walter: Thanks mate, appreciate it. Merry Christmas :)

Ji Dong-Won signs new contract


Sunderland have officially announced that Ji Dong-Won, one of the two South Korean players at the club, has decided to renew his contract, amidst interest from Fulham and Lokomotiv Moscow. The South Korean international, who had his 20 league appearances clause activated, was given a raise of £5,000 more, but as soon that Poyet settled him to talk business, he lowered those £5,000, and added two years to his contract, with the same terms than his other contract.

The Sunderland player was expected to leave the Stadium of Light this summer, with Fulham, Fiorentina and a host of other teams interested in him, but talks with the new manager, Gus Poyet, seemed to buckle down the South Korean. The player himself said,"What Poyet intends to bring here [Sunderland] is out of this world, and hopefully he keeps his word. Nevertheless, I want to be part of this success."

Ji Dong-Won

The Korean player celebrating in a Sunderland shirt.

The South Korean was amongst of other high-profile players with their contracts expiring at the end of the season, with Phil Bardsley, Kieren Westwood, Craig Gardner all in doubt if their futures remain at the Stadium of Light outfit. The former Chunam Dragons player will be on a £33,000 p/w, with his contract adding an extra two years.
Some interesting signings there not had any experience with any :P but good luck with them! Is Ji Dong-Won worth the contract renewal??
What a new manager normally looks to do is work with what he has got, something you look to be doing. A great update :D
ji don wong always looks a decent player after a few seasons on my saves although ive never managed him, looking some good signings and nice to see you've brought the average age down a bit

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