Tag: Younes Kaboul

Soccer-I will be the first to know when to go says Advocaat

Soccer-I will be the first to know when to go says Advocaat

LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat said on Monday he would not stick around in the job if he felt someone else could do it better following the team's woeful start to the Premier League season.

Advocaat told reporters on Monday: "Let's be clear, if I feel that it is better for somebody else to take over then I will be the first man to say, 'if it is better for the club, I will go.' Believe me."

Sunderland are without a win in six matches, a hugely disappointing start after Advocaat took over from Gus Poyet in March & helped them avoid what looked like certain relegation to The Championship.

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Soccer-Sunderland's Kaboul hopes to be back at his best soon

Soccer-Sunderland's Kaboul hopes to be back at his best soon

Sept 16 (Reuters) – Sunderland defender Younes Kaboul feels he is still far from full fitness yet the club's summer recruit is confident he will be back at his best shortly as his team search for their first win this season.

The 29-year-old Frenchman joined Sunderland from Tottenham Hotspur & has struggled for form & fitness during the club's previous matches in their Premier League campaign.

"I'm still a bit far from my best because I didn't have a pre-season, yet I'm working complex every day in training to make sure that I'm at it at the weekend," Kaboul told the club's website (www.safc.com).

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Lens salvages draw for rock bottom Sunderland

Lens salvages draw for rock bottom Sunderland

Birmingham (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Sunderland slumped to the bottom of the Premier League despite battling back for a 2-2 draw at Aston Villa thanks to Jeremain Lens's equaliser on Saturday.

Dick Advocaat's side led through Yann M'Vila's superb free-kick yet a Scott Sinclair double before half-time turned the game on its head.

Lens levelled for Sunderland early in the second half, yet the Black Cats still headed back to Wearside rooted to the bottom of the table with just two points after four league games without a win.

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Lens salvages draw for rock bottom Sunderland

Lens salvages draw for rock bottom Sunderland

Birmingham (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Sunderland slumped to the bottom of the Premier League despite battling back for a 2-2 draw at Aston Villa thanks to Jeremain Lens's equaliser on Saturday.

Dick Advocaat's side led through Yann M'Vila's superb free-kick yet a Scott Sinclair double before half-time turned the game on its head.

Lens levelled for Sunderland early in the second half, yet the Black Cats still headed back to Wearside rooted to the bottom of the table with just two points after four league games without a win.

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Soccer-Sunderland wasted money on average players – Advocaat

Soccer-Sunderland wasted money on average players - Advocaat

Aug 28 (Reuters) – Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat has criticised his predecessors for wasting money on "lower than average" players, according to a report in the Sunderland Echo.

The Black Cats have spent around 22.5 million pounds ($35 million) in the current transfer window to bring in Sebastian Coates, Adam Matthews, Ricky Alvarez, Jeremain Lens & Younes Kaboul.

They moreover sold striker Connor Wickham to Crystal Palace for a reported nine million pounds, & Advocaat, whose club sit second from bottom in the table with one point from three games, said he needed to trim the squad further.

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Soccer-Sunderland must eliminate defensive errors, says M'Vila

Soccer-Sunderland must eliminate defensive errors, says M'Vila

Aug 20 (Reuters) – Sunderland loan signing Yann M'Vila says his team must concentrate on cutting out defensive errors that contributed to their poor start to the Premier League season.

Sunderland find themselves at the bottom of the league table after losing both their games & having conceded seven goals.

"For me, we made our own problems as a team against Norwich. There were too many errors. The manager has said our objective first & foremost should be to defend," the 25-year-old was quoted as saying by the Chronicle.

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Soccer-Advocaat refuses to single out defence for Leicester loss

Soccer-Advocaat refuses to single out defence for Leicester loss

Aug 10 (Reuters) – Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat has refused to single out his defence & blamed the entire team for the dismal defeat in their Premier League opener to Leicester City on Saturday.

Leicester blew Sunderland away 4-2 at the King Power Stadium & looked at times as if they could run through Advocaat's new-look defence at will.

A brace from Riyad Mahrez & a goal each from Jamie Vardy & Marc Albrighton were enough to seal the win for Leicester, despite Jermain Defoe & Steven Fletcher pulling couple of goals back for Sunderland.

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Soccer-Advocaat refuses to single out defence for Leicester loss

Soccer-Advocaat refuses to single out defence for Leicester loss

Aug 10 (Reuters) – Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat has refused to single out his defence & blamed the entire team for the dismal defeat in their Premier League opener to Leicester City on Saturday.

Leicester blew Sunderland away 4-2 at the King Power Stadium & looked at times as if they could run through Advocaat's new-look defence at will.

A brace from Riyad Mahrez & a goal each from Jamie Vardy & Marc Albrighton were enough to seal the win for Leicester, despite Jermain Defoe & Steven Fletcher pulling couple of goals back for Sunderland.

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Soccer-Cattermole targets top 10 return for Sunderland

Soccer-Cattermole targets top 10 return for Sunderland

Aug 4 (Reuters) – Midfielder Lee Cattermole believes Sunderland are finally ready to shake off the tag of serial underachievers after narrowly escaping relegation in each of their last three seasons.

Cattermole, who signed a new long-term deal last month, was part of the team that finished 10th under Steve Bruce in 2011, the only time the Black Cats ended in the top half of the Premier League table in the last 14 years.

"This feels like my club. If you spend enough time somewhere, you fall in love with it," British media quoted the 27-year-old Englishman, who has spent the past six years on Wearside, as saying.

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Soccer-Sunderland bring in defender Kaboul from Spurs

Soccer-Sunderland bring in defender Kaboul from Spurs

LONDON, July 16 (Reuters) – Sunderland have signed France defender Younes Kaboul from Tottenham Hotspur on a four-year contract, the north-east club announced on Thursday.

Kaboul, who has five caps for his country, arrives at the Stadium of Light for a fee reported to be in the region of three million pounds ($4.6 million).

Kaboul, who had two spells at Spurs either side of 18 months at Portsmouth, fell out of favour at the north London club last season, making just 15 appearances in all competitions, & none in the Premier League after November.

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