David Moyes

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Moyes’ misguided belief that he was close to winning silverware at United

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David Moyes was an unmitigated disaster in the season he spent as Manchester United manager. Having inherited the champions, he lead United to seventh in the table, with them even finishing below his former club, Everton. The fact that Moyes had brought Everton's top scorer from the season before with him to United, in Marouane Fellaini, was all the more damning on what an awful job he had done.

Moyes slap remark ‘wholly unacceptable’ but keeps job: Sunderland

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Sunderland (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Struggling Sunderland gave manager David Moyes their full backing on Tuesday but called his threat to slap a BBC woman reporter “wholly unacceptable”.

The 53-year-old Scot apologised to Vicki Sparks even before the furore over their apparently light-hearted exchange a fortnight ago broke on Monday.

‘You Still Might Get A Slap Even Though You’re A Woman’ – David Moyes Apologises After Passing Crass Remark To BBC Journalist

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David Moyes has apologised to a BBC Sport reporter after telling her she "might get a slap" during a post-match interview.

Grilling Moyes after Sunderland's 0-0 draw with Burnley in mid-March, Vicki Sparks asked the Scot if the presence of club owner Ellis Short in the stands added anyexcess pressure to get a result.

Sunderland’s Moyes sorry for ‘slap’ threat to female reporter

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London (AFP) – Sunderland manager David Moyes has apologised to a female BBC reporter after threatening to “slap” her in a post-match interview, the English Premier League club announced Monday.

Moyes was interviewed by BBC Newcastle and Radio Five reporter Vicki Sparks after northeast strugglers Sunderland’s goalless Premier League draw at home to Burnley at their Stadium of Light ground on March 18.

Sunderland’s Moyes sorry for ‘slap’ threat to female reporter

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London (AFP) – Sunderland manager David Moyes has apologised to a female BBC reporter after threatening to “slap” her in a post-match interview, the English Premier League club announced Monday.

Moyes was interviewed by BBC Newcastle and Radio Five reporter Vicki Sparks after northeast strugglers Sunderland’s goalless Premier League draw at home to Burnley at their Stadium of Light ground on March 18.

Sunderland: Duncan Watmore ‘Saves Lives Of Three People’ After Emerging Unscathed From Caribbean Boat Crash

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Sunderland forward Duncan Watmore has reportedly helped save three people's lives after emerging from a boat crash while on holiday in the Caribbean.

As the Chronicle has it, Watmore and his girlfriend were cruising across a bay in Barbados when their fishing vessel hit by a wayward catamaran.

Sunderland: David Moyes Dropped Didier Ndong Against Burnley Because He Wanted ‘More Britishness’ In Midfield

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Rock bottom of the Premier League, Sunderland once again went into Saturday's game against Burnley desperately needing to take something from the fixture.

They managed a 0-0 draw at the Stadium of Light but David Moyes was criticised for his selection after dropping Didier Ndong to the benchin favour of Jack Rodwell, thus stodging up his midfield in an attempt to hamper the Clarets.

The Premier League 2017 Run-In Roundtable Discussion: Who wins the title? Top 4? Relegation and more

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25 games down, 13 to go: the Premier League is entering crunch time. While Chelsea look to be running away with the title, two draws from their last three games is a sign that nothing can be taken...

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Gabbiadini double rocks Sunderland

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Sunderland (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini punished struggling Sunderland with a double strike that inspired his side’s 4-0 victory at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.

Gabbiadini was on target twice before half-time to maintain his impressive form since his £14 million ($17 million, 16 million euros) move from Napoli in January.

Moyes buys familiar faces to boost Sunderland survival bid

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London (AFP) Sunderland manager David Moyes placed his faith in Costa Rican international Bryan Oviedo and Ireland midfielder Darron Gibson in helping the Premier League tailenders escape the drop signing them on Monday from his former club Everton.

Oviedo, 26 and who signed a three-and-a-half year contract, will fill the vacuum left by fullback Patrick van Aanholt who signed for fellow strugglers Crystal Palace earlier Monday.

Official: Crystal Palace Sign Patrick Van Aanholt From Fellow Stragglers Sunderland (Photo)

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Just a quickie to confirm that Crystal Palace have completed the signing of Patrick van Aanholt from fellow stragglers Sunderland.

The Dutch full-back has signed a four-and-a-half year deal with the Eagles...

#CPFC are delighted to announce the signing of @pvanaanholt on a four-and-a-half year deal for an undisclosed fee!

Sunderland Set To Make Hefty Profit On Patrick Van Aanholt As Crystal Palace Agree £14m Fee

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Sunderland are set to make a tidy little profit on Patrick van Aanholt after accepting Crystal Palace's £14million bid for the Dutch full-back.

According to ITV News, Van Aanholt filed a transfer request and informedSunderland officials that he no longer wants to play for the club, who are currently rock-bottom of the Premier League.

Official: Sunderland Sign Free Agent Joleon Lescott On Short-Term Deal (Photo)

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David Moyes, Sunderland manager, 20th January:

To suggest that a player we might bring in would be making a big difference would not be correct.

24th January:

#SAFC have signed @JoleonLescott on a short-term deal https://t.

“Many Clubs Want Me But I Want To Play For Man United” Claims Euro 2016 Star

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Adnan Januzaj says he is determined to play for Manchester United again amid reports of interest from French clubs Lyon and Marseille.

The winger is currently on a season-long loan at Sunderland where he has been reunited with former United boss David Moyes.

Moyes gave Januzaj his chance at Old Trafford and the winger has made 14 appearances for the Black Cats this season, who are currently bottom of the table.

‘New Signings Probably Won’t Make A Difference’ – David Moyes Sounds Ferocious Rallying Call As Sunderland Battle Relegation

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Sunderland manager David Moyes has sounded a ferocious battle cry that is sure to roll across the valleys of the Premier League and curdle the blood of all who hear it.

With his side joint-bottom of the table and desperately fighting against relegation, the swivel-eyed Scot has drawn upon the fearless courage of his ancestors and delivered a rebellious call to arms loudenough to raise the dead.

Sunderland off the bottom as Leicester crash again

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Sunderland (United Kingdom) (AFP) Sunderland climbed off the bottom of the Premier League as Leicester City's disastrous title defencesuffered another blow with a 2-1 defeat at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.

Robert Huth's own goal and a Jermain Defoe effort put Sunderland in control in the second half and Shinji Okazaki's strike came too late to prevent a fifth defeat in nine league games for Leicester.

Sunderland off the bottom as Leicester crash again

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Sunderland (United Kingdom) (AFP) Sunderland climbed off the bottom of the Premier League as Leicester City's disastrous title defencesuffered another blow with a 2-1 defeat at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.

Robert Huth's own goal and a Jermain Defoe effort put Sunderland in control in the second half and Shinji Okazaki's strike came too late to prevent a fifth defeat in nine league games for Leicester.

Origi, Milner help Liverpool sink Sunderland

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Liverpool (AFP) Divock Origi and James Milner pitched in with second-half goals as Liverpool finally broke down stubborn Sunderland in a 2-0 victory on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp's side will happily take the three points from this Premier League clashas their patience was pushed to the limits in a war of attrition at Anfield.

Origi, Milner help Liverpool sink Sunderland

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Liverpool (AFP) Divock Origi and James Milner pitched in with second-half goals as Liverpool finally broke down stubborn Sunderland in a 2-0 victory on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp's side will happily take the three points from this Premier League clashas their patience was pushed to the limits in a war of attrition at Anfield.

Moyes still won’t admit any United mistakes

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David Moyes' time as Manchester United manager was an unmitigated disaster, with the current Sunderland manager taking the champions of England to seventh in the title. We finished below Everton, his former club, despite signing their top scorer from the season before, yet Moyes has never admitted any of his failings.

Defoe upbeat despite Sunderland’s woeful form

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Sunderland (United Kingdom) (AFP) Jermain Defoe believes beleaguered English Premier League tailenders Sunderland can turn things around if they stick together.

The 34-year-old former England international striker who criticised manager David Moyes earlier this month saying the perennial strugglers had gone backwards since he came in for Sam Allardyce said it is vital the team looks forward and doesn't dwell on their latest failure.

Defoe upbeat despite Sunderland’s woeful form

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Sunderland (United Kingdom) (AFP) Jermain Defoe believes beleaguered English Premier League tailenders Sunderland can turn things around if they stick together.

The 34-year-old former England international striker who criticised manager David Moyes earlier this month saying the perennial strugglers had gone backwards since he came in for Sam Allardyce said it is vital the team looks forward and doesn't dwell on their latest failure.

Sunderland boss Moyes hit with misconduct charge

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London (AFP) Sunderland manager David Moyes was charged by England's governing Football Association with misconduct on Thursday after being ordered off the touchline during Wednesday's 1-0 League Cup fourth-round loss away to Southampton.

Former Everton and Manchester United manager Moyes was sent to the stands after complaining about a decision by referee Chris Kavanagh not to award a late penalty after Maya Yoshida appeared to trip Victor Anichebe in the box.

Sunderland boss David Moyes explains Patrick van Aanholt’s late withdrawal at Spurs

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Key defender Lamine Kone commits to Sunderland

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London (AFP) Highly rated Ivory Coast international defender Lamine Kone gave struggling Premier League side Sunderland a welcome boost on Wednesday by signing a new five-year contract.

The 27-year-old who only joined the club in January for £6 million (7m euros, $7.9m) agreed to the deal just weeks after he pushed for a £14 million move to rivals Everton on transfer deadline day.

Key defender Lamine Kone commits to Sunderland

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London (AFP) Highly rated Ivory Coast international defender Lamine Kone gave struggling Premier League side Sunderland a welcome boost on Wednesday by signing a new five-year contract.

The 27-year-old who only joined the club in January for £6 million (7m euros, $7.9m) agreed to the deal just weeks after he pushed for a £14 million move to rivals Everton on transfer deadline day.

Sunderland’s Borini out for three months

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London (AFP) Sunderland forward Fabio Borini has been ruled out for up to three months after suffering a groin injury.

Borini, 25, tore an adductor muscle while taking a free-kick during Saturday's 1-1 Premier League draw at Southampton.

The former Liverpool player's injury is the latest blow to new Sunderland manager David Moyes, who already has to do without goalkeeper Vito Mannone for three months.

Sunderland’s Borini out for three months

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London (AFP) Sunderland forward Fabio Borini has been ruled out for up to three months after suffering a groin injury.

Borini, 25, tore an adductor muscle while taking a free-kick during Saturday's 1-1 Premier League draw at Southampton.

The former Liverpool player's injury is the latest blow to new Sunderland manager David Moyes, who already has to do without goalkeeper Vito Mannone for three months.

Sunderland: In ‘Least Surprising Transfer Of The Summer’ News, David Moyes Signs Yet Another Of His Former Players

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Coming as a surprise to quite literally absolutely nobody, Sunderland have announced the signing of Steven Pienaar on a one-year deal.

The 34-year-old South African winger, who,as you may recall,used to play under David Moyes at Everton, had been training with the Black Cats after being released on a free at the end of last season.

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Shakespeare warns Leicester to beware sting in tale

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Craig Shakespeare refused to declare Leicester’s survival battle won despite leading his team into the top half of the Premier League table.

Shakespeare’s team moved to 10th place after a 2-0 victory against Sunderland on Tuesday that left beleaguered Black Cats boss David Moyes looking doomed to relegation.

Leicester heap more misery on Moyes

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Leicester City moved within touching distance of Premier League safety and piled more misery on Sunderland manager David Moyes with a 2-0 victory over the strugglers on Tuesday.

Craig Shakespeare now has five wins in five games as Leicester manager after substitute Islam Slimani and England striker Jamie Vardy struck in the second half.

Leicester heap more misery on Moyes

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Leicester City moved within touching distance of Premier League safety and piled more misery on Sunderland manager David Moyes with a 2-0 victory over the strugglers on Tuesday.

Craig Shakespeare now has five wins in five games as Leicester manager after substitute Islam Slimani and England striker Jamie Vardy struck in the second half.

Everton look to Lukaku as Moyes returns

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Liverpool (AFP) – Romelu Lukaku’s return to fitness has given Everton extra reason for optimism as they prepare to welcome their former manager David Moyes back to Goodison Park in the Premier League on Saturday.

Lukaku was outstanding in Everton’s last home match, scoring four times in a 6-3 victory over Bournemouth at the start of February, but missed his club’s recent five-day warm-weather training camp in Dubai to have treatment on a calf problem.

Everton look to Lukaku as Moyes returns

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Liverpool (AFP) – Romelu Lukaku’s return to fitness has given Everton extra reason for optimism as they prepare to welcome their former manager David Moyes back to Goodison Park in the Premier League on Saturday.

Lukaku was outstanding in Everton’s last home match, scoring four times in a 6-3 victory over Bournemouth at the start of February, but missed his club’s recent five-day warm-weather training camp in Dubai to have treatment on a calf problem.

Sunderland’s Moyes slams Jeremain Lens relegation wish

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London (AFP) Sunderland manager David Moyes has accused Jeremain Lens of being "disgracefully disrespectful" after the Netherlands midfielder said it would be good for him if the Premier League strugglers were relegated.

Lens is currently on loan at Turkish club Fenerbahce after being recruited by former Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat, who brought the 29-year-old to the Stadium of Light in July 2015

Advocaat is keen to strike a permanent deal for Lens and Sunderland are prepared to sell the player, who failed to make an impact during his 13 months on Wearside.

Sunderland’s Moyes slams Jeremain Lens relegation wish

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London (AFP) Sunderland manager David Moyes has accused Jeremain Lens of being "disgracefully disrespectful" after the Netherlands midfielder said it would be good for him if the Premier League strugglers were relegated.

Lens is currently on loan at Turkish club Fenerbahce after being recruited by former Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat, who brought the 29-year-old to the Stadium of Light in July 2015

Advocaat is keen to strike a permanent deal for Lens and Sunderland are prepared to sell the player, who failed to make an impact during his 13 months on Wearside.

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RoM Reads

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Scott writes for The Mirror about David Moyes' sexism.

Scott writes for IB Football about Luke Shaw's United career coming to and end.

The Guardian discusses how Mourinho is lowering Shaw's value by slating his professionalism.

The Mirror reports on Zlatan's claims that he's missed Old Trafford during his suspension.

TOP FIVE: Moments of the Season So Far

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Well, well, well, finally a TOP FIVE surrounded in optimism and football joy. After having to find excuses to talk about anything other than the actual football on the pitch so far this season, we can finally revel in the relentless winning machine that is Manchester United.

Incidentally, this was written before the Hull game, but surely, SURELY, Mike Phelan won't stand in the way of his beloved Red Devils' march to Wembley.

Bulldozing the Black Cats?

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An early kick off on a Saturday up in the wilds of the North East and who knows what the 90 minutes might bring. If Eddie's theory about the players training in the mornings and having a kip in the afternoon is correct, then let's hope the lads hit their perfect peak at 12.30 today.

So far the Mackems are having a dismal season with 2 draws and 7 defeats from their first 9 fixtures.

David Moyes Makes Ballsy Claim He Was Just One Top Notch Striker Away From Winning Title With Everton

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David Moyes has made the balls-out-of-the-bathtub claim that he was one top notch player away from winning the Premier League title with Everton.

In fairness, Moyesdid guide the Toffees to their one and only top-four finish and twice finished fifth, but the Scot reckons that he could have taken the club to even greater heights with the acquisition of just one propergoalscorer.