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The Journal Jan 17, 2017
How many Sunderland players make Darren Bent's Premier League 5-aside team?

How many Sunderland players make Darren Bent's Premier League 5-aside team?

The former Sunderland hitman chose an ultimate 5-aside team from former Premier League team-mates for PLTV Productions
Roker Report Jan 13, 2017
Roker Report Meets... Andy Reid! Part Two - Playing Under Bruce; Losing Bent; Leaving Wearside & Retirement

Roker Report Meets... Andy Reid! Part Two - Playing Under Bruce; Losing Bent; Leaving Wearside & Retirement

Yesterday we brought you part one of our fantastic interview with former Sunderland midfielder Andy Reid - click here if you haven't read it already. Today, we round things off by looking at the second half of his Sunderland career - what it was like playing for Steve Bruce, losing Darren Bent, leaving the club and more. RR: Despite 2008/2009 being a tough season for the club, it ended in hilarious fashion when we stayed up at the expense of our neighbours up the road on the final day of the season - the roar that went up when Aston Villa scored was mad. In that game you came off the bench...
The Chronicle Jan 12, 2017
Who will referee Sunderland's FA Cup third round replay against Burnley at Turf Moor?

Who will referee Sunderland's FA Cup third round replay against Burnley at Turf Moor?

Liverpool fans will never forgive this ref for allowing Darren Bents beach-ball goal, but Sunderland have not yet won this term with him in charge
Where would David Nugent's arrival at Derby County leave Chris...

Where would David Nugent's arrival at Derby County leave Chris...

David Nugent's arrival at Pride Park would not affect Derby County's stance on Chris Martin.Derby are close to completing a deal to sign Nugent from Middlesbrough in a deal worth £2m plus add-ons.He would add to the Rams' attacking options that include Darren Bent, record signing Matej Vydra and Nick Blackman, who is currently injured.Martin is on a season-long loan at Fulham but Rams boss Steve McClaren has said he would like to see the striker come back if all parties can agree on...
Premier League striker is a target but here's what Derby County...

Premier League striker is a target but here's what Derby County...

Former England striker Darren Bent can be a key figure for Derby County in the second half of the season, says manager Steve McClaren.Bent thumped home Derby's equaliser in Saturday's FA Cup victory over West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns before Tom Ince's winner sent the Rams into round four.They are also in the Championship promotion race, sitting just one place and two points outside the top six.Bent has scored four goals in eight starts since McClaren returned as manager to add to his 12...
Derby County striker Darren Bent savours FA Cup screamer at West...

Derby County striker Darren Bent savours FA Cup screamer at West...

Darren Bent may have made his name as an expert goal poacher from close range - but the striker seems to be extending his repertoire at Derby County this season.Bent scored a stunning volley in the 3-2 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers in November, which he hailed as one of the best-ever strikes of his illustrious career.And the 32-year-old was at it again on Saturday, netting a 25-yard screamer in the FA Cup third round tie against West Bromwich Albion.READ MORE: Steve McClaren's message to...
Steve McClaren had a message for the Derby County fans after FA...

Steve McClaren had a message for the Derby County fans after FA...

Derby County boss Steve McClaren has thanked the Rams fans for their fantastic backing at the Hawthorns. There was an army of 5,351 Rams supporters in a crowd of 25,288 at the FA Cup third-round tie against West Bromwich Albion. They saw their team fall one goal behind before hitting back through Darren Bent and Tom Ince to win 2-1 and book a place in the fourth-round draw. TRANSFER TALK: Forest boss provides update on Rams targetMcClaren was delighted that his team gave the supporters an...
FA Cup fourth-round draw featuring Derby County - everything you...

FA Cup fourth-round draw featuring Derby County - everything you...

Derby County will soon find out who their opponents will be in the fourth round of the FA Cup.The draw for the fourth round will take place on Monday, January 9 on BT Sport 2 around 7.10pm. The Rams are ball number 15. Derby trailed Premier League high-fliers West Bromwich Albion 1-0 at half-time but second-half scorchers from Darren Bent and Tom Ince saw Steve McClaren's side win 2-1.READ MORE: Tony Pulis reckons West Brom 'battered' Derby County despite FA Cup defeatAlso through into the next...
Tony Pulis reckons West Brom 'battered' Derby County despite FA...

Tony Pulis reckons West Brom 'battered' Derby County despite FA...

West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis felt his side battered Derby County at times during Saturday's FA Cup third round clash - but accepted that the Rams defended heroically to claim a 2-1 victory. The Rams came from behind at the Hawthorns to upset their Premier League opponents. Matt Phillips opened the scoring to put the Baggies in front at half-time but fine strikes from Darren Bent and Tom Ince in quick succession turned the tie. READ MORE: See what Steve...
This is the word Steve McClaren used to sum up Derby County's FA...

This is the word Steve McClaren used to sum up Derby County's FA...

Steve McClaren described Derby County's display in seeing off Premier League side West Bromwich in the FA Cup as heroic.Derby recovered from a goal down to beat Albion 2-1 in yesterday's third-round tie at the Hawthorns.Matty Phillips had the home side in front at the interval but two goals in five minutes early in the second half from Darren Bent and Tom Ince gave the Rams victory.You have got to perform to win here [the Hawthorns]. You have to fight, show character and stand...
Derby boss Steve McClaren: I asked for a reaction - and got one

Derby boss Steve McClaren: I asked for a reaction - and got one

Steve McClaren says that his Derby County side responded perfectly to Monday's defeat at Norwich City.The Rams lost 3-0 at Carrow Road - their heaviest league defeat of the season - and found themselves a goal down against Premier League West Brom in the FA Cup third round tie at The Hawthorns.However, stunning second-half strikes from Darren Bent and Tom Ince sealed a 2-1 win for McClaren's side and a place in the next round of the competition.McClaren told BBC Radio Derby: What a game!...
Roker Report Jan 6, 2017
Darren Bent Gave Me Trust Issues - Don't Break My Heart, Jermain!

Darren Bent Gave Me Trust Issues - Don't Break My Heart, Jermain!

Darren Bent is a twat. Jermain Defoe is not a twat. But still.... you can't blame me for being a little bit scared about our best player being linked with a move to another club, right? In January 2011 Sunderland were sitting pretty in sixth place in the Premier League with one of the most lethal centre forwards to have graced the hallowed Stadium of Light turf since Kevin Phillips, namely Darren Bent, smashing in goals every other week. “I want to become a legend here, like Kevin Phillips,” said Bent, as he was interviewed after hitting a brace against Birmingham City, the striker’s...
Latest on Lee Grant's future at Derby County; Rams wait on Olsson

Latest on Lee Grant's future at Derby County; Rams wait on Olsson

Derby County are still basking in the glory of Tuesday's win over Birmingham City - but attention will now turn to Saturday's visit of Wigan Athletic. Darren Bent's second-half penalty sealed a 1-0 win over the Blues. It was a ninth game without defeat for Steve McClaren's side and a club-record seventh successive clean sheet at home for the Rams. Our chief football writer, Steve Nicholson, summed up the win at Pride Park Stadium in his post-match analysis. He said: Five of the...
Derby County v Birmingham City - can you spot yourself in the...

Derby County v Birmingham City - can you spot yourself in the...

Another sell-out crowd saw Derby County re-write the history books against Championship rivals Birmingham City at Pride Park Stadium.Darren Bent's second-half penalty sealed a 1-0 win for the Rams. It was their ninth game without defeat and a record seventh consecutive clean sheet at home.The win also saw Derby climb up to seventh in the Championship.Manager Steve McClaren confessed afterwards that the players have been practising penalties during training over the Christmas period.He said:...
Birmingham boss Gianfranco Zola bemoans 'soft' penalty after...

Birmingham boss Gianfranco Zola bemoans 'soft' penalty after...

Birmingham City boss Gianfranco Zola felt it was a soft penalty that consigned his team to defeat against Derby County. Referee Graham Scott pointed to the spot after ruling that Blues defender Michael Morrison had fouled Rams skipper Richard Keogh inside the area at a corner. Darren Bent stepped up and converted the 64th-minute penalty, which gave Derby a 1-0 victory in Tuesday's Sky Bet Championship clash at Pride Park. READ MORE: Steve McClaren responds to latest Will Hughes...

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