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Roker Report May 21, 2016

BCA: GK/ATT/DEF/MID And How They Did

Breaking down the thirds of the pitch and how the good, the bad, and the useless at Sunderland AFC played. GOALKEEPING It became apparent early in the season that Costel Pantilimon was struggling with weekly botched mares; he was being beaten from close range near-constantly, he was error prone, and just bafflingly inconsistent.  This was not the goalkeeper from last season.  Credit where it’s due, the Romanian did save all eight of the shots on target from Newcastle United in the Wear-Tyne derby, but his goal-conceding mistakes such as against West Bromwich Albion were far too...
Roker Report May 20, 2016

2015/2016 Player Ratings: Keepers & Defenders

With the season now over, we give ratings out of ten for each of Sunderland's players. First up are the goalkeepers and defenders that have featured for the lads this season. Costel Pantilimon - 5 'Bang average' is a term that was perhaps coined especially for Costel Pantilimon, and when Watford came in with a decent cash offer for his services I was more than happy that we decided to move him on. Costel is not the worst keeper in the world, not by a long shot, but his poor positioning - particularly at his near post - cost us so many goals in the first half of the season and I wasn't at...

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