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Roker Report May 24, 2016

Roker Report Player Of The Year - Candidate #2 - Yann M'Vila

With the season finally over it's time to crown the Roker Report Player Of The Year. Yesterday, Rory pledged the case for Jermain Defoe, whilst tomorrow Callum showcases Lamine Kone, and rounding things off on Thursday will be Graeme explaining why he believes Jan Kirchhoff is the man. On Friday we'll host a poll in which YOU can vote for your winner, with the victor being revealed next Monday morning. Today, Gav tells you just why Yann M'Vila deserves your vote. Candidate #2 - Yann M'Vila: 40 Appearances, 1 Goal Sunderland's season was more or less defined from January onwards. Sam...
Roker Report May 23, 2016

Roker Report Player Of The Year - Candidate #1 - Jermain Defoe

With the season finally over it's time to crown the Roker Report Player Of The Year, and over the coming days we will feature four candidates. Today., Rory pledges the case for Jermain Defoe, whilst tomorrow Gav will argue on behalf of Yann M'Vila. On Wednesday, Callum showcases Lamine Kone, whilst rounding things off on Thursday will be Graeme explaining why he believes Jan Kirchhoff is the man. On Friday we'll host a poll in which YOU can vote for your winner, with the victor being revealed next Monday morning. Candidate #1 - Jermain Defoe: 34 Appearances, 18 Goals When a team is in the...
Daily Mail May 23, 2016

'Should I be worried? I don't think so': Son Heung-Min calm over reports of Tottenham Hotspur departure after one season

The 23-year-old score four goals in his 28 Premier League appearances but was particularly criticised for his display in Spurs's final day defeat to already relegated Newcastle United.
The Chronicle May 22, 2016
Should Sunderland's Jermain Defoe have gone to Euro 2016? Here's Troy Deeney's reaction

Should Sunderland's Jermain Defoe have gone to Euro 2016? Here's Troy Deeney's reaction

Watford striker Troy Deeney believes England boss Roy Hodgson should have included Sunderland goal hero Jermain Defoe in his squad
Roker Report May 19, 2016

Jermain Defoe, Super Kev & A Sunderland Legacy

Jermain Defoe deserves to be spoken about in the same lofty manner as Kevin Phillips, writes Dan Parker. In the light of Jermain Defoe’s England snub, and because I know he is a regular reader of Roker Report (Hi Jermain), I wanted him to know how much we still value him even if Roy Hodgson doesn’t. And let’s be clear, it was a snub. Marcus Rashford is an exciting prospect and may well end up being a vital part of the England squad in future. However, the question that needs to be asked is: would Rashford have been given this opportunity if he had been playing for Sunderland and Defoe...
Roker Report May 19, 2016

Make Your Case: Should We Be Raiding The Relegated Sides?

It's an argument that crops up every year, but should clubs like ours sign players from relegated sides, or should we be setting our sights higher? Gav and Rory go at it once again this week - vote for who you side with in the poll at the bottom of the article. Gav: Why Not?! See, for me, I think judging a potential signing purely on whether or not they were part of a squad that was relegated isn't particularly fair. If being relegated is the yardstick, then Jermain Defoe - who was relegated with West Ham - would never have ended up here. I guess the point I'm making is that it's not...
The Journal May 18, 2016
Jermain Defoe refusing to end England hope despite disappointment of missing out on Euro squad

Jermain Defoe refusing to end England hope despite disappointment of missing out on Euro squad

Sunderlands Jermain Defoe was left out of Roy Hodgsons squad despite scoring 15 league goals, Darren Bent was among those to admit his shock
The Journal May 17, 2016
Andros Townsend deserves his England call - Jermain Defoe is unlucky but it's time to look forward

Andros Townsend deserves his England call - Jermain Defoe is unlucky but it's time to look forward

Newcastle United winger Andros Townsend and Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford do deserve their England calls, argues Mick Quinn
Manchester United vs Bournemouth squad includes Pereira

Manchester United vs Bournemouth squad includes Pereira

Man Utd could secure an automatic Europa League qualifying berth with victory over Bournemouth in the Premier League tonight.
The Northern Echo May 16, 2016

Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe retains international ambitions despite Euro 2016 snub

JERMAIN DEFOE has refused to call time on his international career despite being omitted from Roy Hodgson’s provisional England squad for this summer’s European Championships.
The Chronicle May 16, 2016
Sunderland fans react to Jermain Defoe's omission from England's Euro 2016 squad

Sunderland fans react to Jermain Defoe's omission from England's Euro 2016 squad

Sunderland fans are not happy that striker Jermain Defoe has not made Roy Hodgsons England squad despite his 15 goals this season
The Journal May 16, 2016
Do England ignore Sunderland players - and what does it mean for the club?

Do England ignore Sunderland players - and what does it mean for the club?

Does Jermain Defoes absence from the England squad have deeper meaning for the club? Lets us know what you think
The Journal May 16, 2016
Jermain Defoe misses out on England Euro 2016 squad as Marcus Rashford is picked ahead of him

Jermain Defoe misses out on England Euro 2016 squad as Marcus Rashford is picked ahead of him

Sunderlands Jermain Defoe did not make the 26-man provisional England squad despite being the third highest English scorer in the Premier League
Shields Gazette May 16, 2016

Andros Townsend set to be named in England squad – ahead of Jermain Defoe

Andros Townsend is set to be named in England's Euro 2016 squad.
Shields Gazette May 14, 2016

Striker Jermain Defoe insists keeping Sunderland up has been more important than England recall

Jermain Defoe insists he has been so focused on Sunderland’s survival bid that his England hopes have been confined to the far reaches of his mind.

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