Tom Sunderland

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Born in Cardiff but raised by Irish folk, my family's inherent support lies with Manchester United. That being said, my loyalty does sway in the direction of Sunderland AFC but all in all, just a lover of sport.

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EPL Week 25 Top Performers: Steven Gerrard and Moussa Sissoko top the charts

EPL Week 25 Top Performers: Steven Gerrard and Moussa Sissoko top the charts

With the home stretch in view, it’s at this time of year that the Premier League table begins to take shape, and we can almost start to see how it will eventually finish. Although there’s an inevitable series of twists and turns yet to develop, these final few months are when the wheat are sorted [...]

FA Cup Fourth Round Top Performers

FA Cup Fourth Round Top Performers

While some may well say that the English tournament has lost some of its luster in recent decades, this weekend’s bountiful helping of FA Cup action wouldn’t let you know that was the case. Saturday and Sunday’s fixtures provided us with a host of giant-killings and surprises between sides staged as far as four divisions [...]

Fernando Llorente and Lewis Holtby Free Transfers Lead Europe’s Top 5 Transfer Rumours

Fernando Llorente and Lewis Holtby Free Transfers Lead Europe’s Top 5 Transfer Rumours

Barely three days into the January transfer window and already the soccer fraternity is abuzz with transfer news, with 2013 providing a good platform for the hopeful onlooker. We’ve seen Daniel Sturridge move to Anfield, Demba Ba edge agonizingly close to becoming a Blue and Joe Cole move back to his roots with West Ham. [...]

Theo Walcott: Outlining the Arsenal Forward’s Options Ahead of January Transfer Window

Theo Walcott: Outlining the Arsenal Forward’s Options Ahead of January Transfer Window

In the wake of his hat-trick mauling of Newcastle United over the weekend, the question of where Theo Walcott will find himself plying his trade by the end of January has become more pertinent than ever. Recent weeks have seen the Arsenal attacker get a greater opportunity of playing in a central attacking role than [...]

By December 31, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Chelsea Set the Pace in EPL Week 18 Top Performers

Chelsea Set the Pace in EPL Week 18 Top Performers

With Christmas decorating, cooking, present purchasing and wrapping all to get through in these final days leading up to the 25th, the Premier league took a frosty turn towards the slightly boring this weekend, excluding an 8-0 goal extravaganza at Stamford Bridge. In these bitterly cold months, it’s not completely foreign for fixtures to slow [...]

By December 25, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The Curious Case of Miguel Michu and the Swansea City Scouting Stars

The Curious Case of Miguel Michu and the Swansea City Scouting Stars

In-keeping with the standards already set before himself so far this season, Michu’s goalscoring display against Manchester United on Sunday once again backed up claims that Swansea’s sterling find will ultimately go on to win this season’s “Signing of the Season” accolade. However, the fact that the Spaniard—La Liga’s top-scoring midfielder last season—was picked up [...]

By December 24, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
EPL Transfers: Daniel Sturridge and Nicolas Anelka Lead Christmas Rumours

EPL Transfers: Daniel Sturridge and Nicolas Anelka Lead Christmas Rumours

Another week closer to Christmas or, as many will assuredly see it, another week closer to the opening of the January transfer window, a sort-of festive feast for some. With the business end of winter ever so near, the past seven days have given us yet another bevvy of transfer rumours, some concrete and others [...]

By December 22, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Taarabt and Van Persie Spin Magic Amongst EPL Week 17 Top Performers

Taarabt and Van Persie Spin Magic Amongst EPL Week 17 Top Performers

Now is the winter of our discontent, but one thing SWOL most certainly isn’t dissatisfied with is the amount of action that the Premier League continues to produce, with Week 17 no different. In its ever-changing metamorphosis, the English top flight once again underwent massive change over the weekend and with Arsenal still set to [...]

By December 17, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Do European Audiences Give South American Football the Respect it Deserves?

Do European Audiences Give South American Football the Respect it Deserves?

In the wake of what has proven to be a topsy-turvy week for South American football, it strikes me as somewhat bizarre that the news of the western continent is not reported, nor respected as much as it most certainly should be. Last Wednesday, we were told of the most tragic news that Tigre were [...]

By December 17, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
SWOL Top 5 Transfer Rumours of the Week

SWOL Top 5 Transfer Rumours of the Week

With the festive period well and truly upon us, the build-up begins now for what is undoubtedly the Christmas present all football fans patiently await—the opening of the January transfer window. And where would we be at this time of year without a barrage of transfer rumours telling the masses who is going where, when [...]

By December 15, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Michu and Wayne Rooney Lead the Way in EPL Week 15

Michu and Wayne Rooney Lead the Way in EPL Week 15

With shock results being produced near enough left, right and centre, Week 15 of the Premier League resulted in considerable shifts across the board of the English elite. Amongst the surprises was West Ham’s early weekend win over Chelsea, Swansea’s destructive performance at the Emirates Stadium as well as a seven-goal thriller between Reading and [...]

Manchester United Target Kevin Strootman Seeking Premier League Switch

Manchester United Target Kevin Strootman Seeking Premier League Switch

In their search for a star central midfielder, Manchester United have found themselves frequently linked with a move for Kevin Strooman in recent months. Although it’s still too early to make any assumptions, the Red Devils will be pleased to hear that the PSV playmaker may just be open to the move. Speaking to talkSPORT [...]

By November 30, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
EPL Week 13 Top Performers: Wigan Atletic midfielder Jordi Gomez leads list of Unusual Suspects

EPL Week 13 Top Performers: Wigan Atletic midfielder Jordi Gomez leads list of Unusual Suspects

Despite witnessing more than a fair share of bore draws, Week 13 of the Premier League season didn’t fail to impress in terms of overall entertainment. West Brom maintained their charge on the top four of the English top flight with victory in Sunderland, while Southampton managed to climb out of the relegation zone for [...]

By November 27, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Manchester United Retake Top Spot in EPL Week 13

Manchester United Retake Top Spot in EPL Week 13

While early Saturday kickoffs characteristically produce dull affairs, the Stadium of Light hosted a show that was perhaps the strongest of the weekend as Sunderland played hosts to West Brom. The visitors maintained their push for a European qualification spot by seeing off the Black Cats in a 4-2 defeat. For Martin O’Neill in particular, [...]

By November 25, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Arsenal forward Theo Walcott Open to January Transfer Abroad despite Liverpool and Manchester City

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott Open to January Transfer Abroad despite Liverpool and Manchester City

With the situation around his contract growing gradually more uncertain, Theo Walcott’s situation at the Emirates Stadium has taken an interesting turn after the winger announced that he would consider a move outside the Premier League. As things stand, Walcott’s contract is set to run out next summer, and the England international would be free [...]

By November 20, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Carlos Tevez Leads Brigade in EPL Week 12 Top Performers

Carlos Tevez Leads Brigade in EPL Week 12 Top Performers

With big shifts in power occurring at both ends of the table, Week 12 in the Premier League saw several shock results, thanks in no small parts to numerous team stars. As is the case in any weekend in the English top flight, teams will need to perform as a unit to pull away with [...]

By November 20, 2012 0 Comments Read More →