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  1. Gracious in Defeat: A Sunderland AFC Story

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    Mann appointed as O'Neill resigns!

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    Sunderland AFC have today announced that inexperienced manager Jason Mann will lead the side following Martin O'Neill's resignation.

    O'Neill, formerly of Aston Villa, Celtic and Leicester, handed in his resignation to club Chairman Ellis Short following a health scare to his wife. O'Neill's wife has battled with cancer for several years - and after a fall in her health Martin O'Neill declared his resignation to look after her. Following his decision, O'Neill declared his wife was "safe and well" - although he wanted to spend some time with his family before considering his future options.

    Chairman Ellis Short wished Martin and his family well - before announcing Sunderland's new manager, Jason Mann. Mann signs on a two-year-deal despite having no previous managerial experience. Former manager Martin O'Neill has, however, worked with Mann for several months now and reportedly recommended the young manager for the role.

    Mann is a life-long Sunderland fan - similar to Martin O'Neill. Despite his inexperience, O'Neill stated the youngster was "in the tactical know" and hoped Mann could continue his steady progress last season. After signing a deal at the club he loves, Jason Mann had this to say: "I'm absolutely delighted to be hired. The club has had potential for many years and Martin made good progress with a young side last year. I hope to come in and add players to the squad that bring something different to the side."

    The young manager has reportedly already registered an interest in Birmingham City winger Nathan Redmond and may be willing to sell Irishman James McClean to fund the move.
    Last edited by ZeCarlos; 03/01/2013 at 06:16 PM.

  2. Will definitely follow this, hopefully you can get us playing better than we are in real life!

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    im following i just started up a Sunderland save as soon as this appeared im thinking of getting Demba Ba with his £7m release clause

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    but......... he is a newcastle player

  5. Quote Originally Posted by Safc-mad-scotty View Post
    Will definitely follow this, hopefully you can get us playing better than we are in real life!
    Totally agree mate! Ridiculous at times this season!

    Quote Originally Posted by pompey forever99 View Post
    im following i just started up a Sunderland save as soon as this appeared im thinking of getting Demba Ba with his £7m release clause
    As a Sunderland fan I urge you not to sign Demba Ba haha! If you're after a striker look at Kweuke
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    Pre-Season & August 2012 Round-Up

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    Sunderland had a fairly easy pre-season before impressing in the first three competitive games under new manager Jason Mann. An easy 5-0 win against Scottish side Albion Rovers was followed by a 4-0 win against Edubiase as the Black Cats kicked off their three-match tour of Ghana. Wins against Hearts of Oak and Liberty rounded off the tour before Leicester City played host to Sunderland. A fairly even game ended 1-1 as Sebastian Larsson scored a magnificent free-kick to draw Sunderland level.

    As the Premier League season kicked off, a Steven Fletcher double earned Sunderland all three points at home to an impressive Fulham side. The Black Cats then traveled to Goodison Park to play a strong Everton side and left with a point following a 0-0 draw. August was rounded off as Premier League side Sunderland hosted Championship team Ipswich Town. A second-string side won the game 2-0 and sent Sunderland into the 3rd Round where they host Premier League rivals Wigan Athletic.

    Transfers

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    Brazilian wonder-kid Wellington Nem was the first signing made by manager Jason Mann as Sunderland paid Brazilian side Fluminense £3,500,000 for his services. Young Liverpool defender Danny Wilson then joined the Black Cats on a season-long loan deal. Derby midfielder Will Hughes then joined Sunderland for a fee of £4,500,000 as manager Jason Mann saw great potential in the youngster. On the final day of the season, the Black Cats secured the services of experienced Spanish striker Dani Guiza for a measly fee of £5,000. Jason Mann signed the talented marksman as cover following Fraizer Campbell's injury which rules him out until November while main Steven Fletcher struggles to shake off a niggle.

    Irish winger James McClean left the Stadium of Light and joined Premier League rivals Reading FC for a fee of £7,000,000 as Jason Mann felt the Irishman's attitude meant the player was a wasted talent. Young Korean striker Ji Dong-Won joined Championship side Bolton Wanderers on a season-long loan deal. Egyptian wing-back Ahmed Elmohamady was recalled from his loan deal at Hull City in anticipation of his £3,000,000 permanent move to Premier League side Norwich City. Youngsters Blair Adams, Roarie Deacon, Liam Marrs and Ryan Noble were then all loaned out to Wrexham, Grimsby Town, York City and Portsmouth respectively.
    Last edited by ZeCarlos; 04/01/2013 at 12:16 PM.

  7. Would just like to ask you guys - from now on would you rather I do an update every two months* (except for the transfer window) or would you prefer monthly updates?

    *i.e: September & October, November & December, January, February & March, April & May

  8. I would personally prefer monthly updates but I'm not really fussed, any chance of you showing your tactics in your next update?

  9. Quote Originally Posted by Safc-mad-scotty View Post
    I would personally prefer monthly updates but I'm not really fussed, any chance of you showing your tactics in your next update?


    ***TACTICS I'M USING***

    Currently switching between three tactics:

    THIS

    THIS

    and then a variant of the second one I've just linked where I've pushed the wingers further up the pitch and fiddled around with a few settings (although I only use this for 'easy' games because it's just a little more attacking)
    Last edited by ZeCarlos; 03/01/2013 at 08:46 PM.
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    September 2012 Round-Up

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    August started off with a comfortable 2-1 home win against West Bromwich Albion as Brazilian midfielder Wellington Nem grabbed a goal as well as striker Steven Fletcher. In the following game, the Black Cats traveled to Carrow Road to face Norwich City and a Steven Fletcher equaliser ensured they left with a point. In the following game, Queens Park Rangers played host to Sunderland and a late header from Spanish striker Dani Guiza handed the Black Cats all three points.

    Wigan Athletic then visited the Stadium of Light and a first-half strike by Wellington Nem ensured Sunderland progressed to the 4th Round where they will host Manchester City. To end the month, league champions Manchester City visited the Stadium of Light and a well taken goal by striker Edin Dzeko meant that The Citizens picked up all three points.

    Table

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    Two away wins as well as a home victory over West Bromwich Albion mean that the loss to Manchester City shouldn't worry the Black Cats too much as they sit a comfortable 6th early in the season.

    Player of the Month: John O'Shea

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    Some fantastic defending from the former Manchester United centre-half has ensured that Sunderland have conceded just three league goals this month. Against Queens Park Rangers, O'Shea was particularly impressive as he put himself on the line several times to save his side and earn all three points in a key game.
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