Club guide: Sunderland
Saturday 14 August 2010
Sack Race: 16-1
S Mignolet (Anderlecht, £2m), T Bramble (Wigan, £1m), M Angeleri (Estudiantes, undisclosed), C Riveros (Cruz Azul, undisclosed), A Al-Muhammadi (ENPPI, loan), J Mensah (Lyons, loan), N Onuoha (Man City, loan), D Welbeck (Man United, loan)
total spent: £3m
K Jones (Stoke, £8m), L Cana (Galatasaray, £5m), M Fulop (Ipswich, £1.3m)
total made: £14.3m
Player to watch
Darren Bent. Unlucky to miss the World Cup after his 24 League goals provided exactly 50 per cent of team’s total.
Losing Kenwyne Jones leaves a gap, but Danny Welbeck will provide a different sort of option.TitusBramble needs a consistent season.
Steve Bruce has proved he is a manager who can make a team better. Justified his appointment with a good first season on Wearside.
Story of the summer
Thewell-travelled Bruce was busy this summer, landing players from clubs in France, Belgium, Argentina, Mexico, Egypt and, er, the less exotic climes of his former club Wigan.
Last season 13th
Should have made the top half but drew too often.
This season 10th
Can overtake mid-table rivals this time round.
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