Martin Hardy

Martin Hardy is a football reporter at 'The Independent'.

How Allardyce has revived Sunderland

They were bottom of the table when Allardyce was appointed in October but visit Arsenal on Saturday out of the bottom three and seeking a third straight win. Martin Hardy identifies the five changes that made the difference

Lee Clark: 'It’s difficult to go back after that T-shirt'

Lee Clark played for both Newcastle and Sunderland so has a unique view of what Sunday’s match will be like. He tells Martin Hardy about derby-day nerves, regrets at how his time in red and white ended... and being naked with Sophia Loren

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