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Sunderland to host Wigan in cup.

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First meeting in competition

Sunderland will play at home against Steve Bruce’s Wigan Athletic in the third round of the E.ON sponsored F.A. Cup on Saturday 5th. January. I believe it is the first time that the teams have met in the competition and to be honest it’s a tough looking fixture (aren’t they all these days?)

Sunderland have played Wigan nine times in the league or Premiership since their first meeting in 1987-88 and have only won two of those games. Four fixtures were drawn and Wigan have won the other three, their last win came on 18th. August when they beat us 3 – 0 at the JJB. We have six very tough Premiership games, including three return fixtures, to get through before Keane’s men can even begin to think about starting a cup run.

By the time we get to the F.A. Cup fixture we will have a good idea of where Sunderland’s season is going, the transfer window will have opened, and the league position in January will indicated whether we are to consolidate in the Premiership or join a relegation battle!

Written by curly

December 2, 2007 at 4:54 pm

Posted in News, Sport, Sunderland AFC

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  1. well ive heard kenwyne jones will be a liverpool player by then
    they offered 7 million + crouch
    but crouch wants to go to villa


    December 2, 2007 at 9:26 pm

  2. Okay, so 1-nil and three points against Derby, that’s great! However we really should be doing better against such teams.

    I do realise that we actually lost when we played Arsenal (it was the slimmest of margins though), but had Sunderland put on a comparable performance against Derby to that of the Gunners then we would probably have won 5-nil. Is there some complacency in the team?

    Why do we play stellar against the stronger clubs and then totally lose it against the weakest of the bunch?

    Come on, Curly, use your influence. Get Keane told!

    David Potts

    December 3, 2007 at 2:11 pm

  3. I’ll have a word with him tomorrow when I see him.
    Come to think of it, the best display we have seen against a similarly poor team was at Middlesbrough.


    December 3, 2007 at 6:27 pm

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