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YANN IS TOP MAN...
MICKEY SAYS WE'VE GOT JUST ENOUGH

Yann M’Vila is eighth in the top ten hardest working Premier League players having clocked up 167 miles, whilst also being our best player by a mile. M’Vila has played in every league game this season, apart from the opening day defeat to Leicester and has also only been booked once this season

1) Andrew Surman, Bournemouth - 303.85km (188.80m)
2) Gareth Barry, Everton - 297.64km (184.94m)
3) Craig Dawson, West Bromwich Albion - 278.57km (173.09m)
4) Etienne Capoue, Watford - 278.43km (173.00m)
5) Darren Fletcher, West Bromwich Albion - 271.46km (168.67m)
6) Mark Noble, West Ham United - 271.31km (168.58m)
7) Matt Ritchie, Bournemouth - 268.71km (166.96m)
8) Yann M’Vila, Sunderland - 268.59km (166.89m)
9) Dan Gosling, Bournemouth - 267.91km (166.47m)
10) Ross Barkley, Everton - 267.31km (166.09m)

In other news, Michael Gray reckons we've got just enough to say up! Let's hope he's right. “I have been saying for months that Sam needed to get to the transfer window to have a look at where the problems are,” Gray said. “He has done that. I think we have got a real opportunity of getting out of the mess we are in at the moment. We have got goals in us, we are playing better football and we have a manager that has never been relegated from the Premier League. I just think we are going to have enough to stay up.”

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FITNESS THE KEY...
HOLIDAY IN THE SUN

Sam Allardyce's sports science guru Mark Taylor has improved the player's fitness by up to 15% according to the gaffer. “The players who are already here have got no problem,” he said. “We’ve increased their level of fitness by 15-20 percent since I’ve been here. We’ve now given them the opportunity physically to produce a performance which they weren’t capable of when I first arrived. Now it’s down to the technique and quality. We’ve done extremely well in that department. Our protocols and change in philosophy since I’ve arrived has made everybody more aware. We’ve had to get the players to a different level of fitness, so they’ve got more physical capability of achieving a result. I remember when I first got here, upping the level of training and thinking ‘Oh my God, are we doing the right thing?’ Three players got injured in the Newcastle game. John O’Shea, Ola Toivonen and then Younes Kaboul at the end with a groin. I wondered if we were making the changes too quickly. But we were brave enough to continue and through the Christmas period, while the results haven’t gone as well as we’d wanted, we’ve had players available. For the new players, you worry about the fatigue level because they’ve not experienced this level of football before. In your first game, there’s so much adrenaline pumping through your body that you get through it. You may get through the next one and then may hit the wall in the third. But with the way the fixtures have panned out, we’ll do our best to get them through because then we get the break for the fifth round of the cup [a week on Saturday] where they can get a breather and recover. Then we can push on from there.”

During that enforced break the players will head off to Dubai for warm weather training, so they are in peak condition for the rest of the season. Allardyce said: “Yes, we’re going away for a training break in the sunshine and hopefully we’ll get another improvement in our physical output. Historically, that’s always been the case with every team I’ve had. Newcastle was the only exception, because I got sacked before we went out there!”

Meanwhile, Jermain Defoe reckons that the arrival of Dame N’Doye can only be a good thing. He said: “It is nice to see another forward come in. He is strong, a good player and someone who can help the team and is a presence up front and will score goals. It is good to have someone like that. It gives the manager an option. He is looking forward to the challenge. He has joined a good bunch of lads, team spirit is brilliant.”

In other news, having not found anyone mental enough to employ him since we sacked him, Paolo Di Canio has applied for the manager's job at Rotherham, for the second time. Found your level PDC?

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NEW WEEK...
NEW PLAYERS

Jermain Defoe reckons we are fitter under Sam Allardyce and that's why we came back to get a draw against Liverpool. “At 2-0 down and you come back to get a point then everyone is delighted. At that point we thought we could win. It has been such a long season; the new manager has changed a lot. The intensity we play at, the fitness levels look a lot sharper than earlier in the season. I think we have looked a lot fitter in the games with Man City and Liverpool, I really do. The manager said he was going to get us a lot fitter when he came in. We can now do what we want to do in a game. It was frustrating in the first half but we kept going and we need to keep going until the end of the season. This almost feels like a win. What can you say about the fans here? They were fantastic,” Defoe added. “I have always enjoyed playing here even though I have never played for this club. During the game you don’t take any notice of what is going on in the stands. Regardless of what was happening we had to dig in and I think we did that. We fought until the end and you need that when you are scratching for results. If you work hard you get the luck. I don’t think I had noticed it (the walkout) that much. When you are so focused on the game, you don’t really take much notice. I did look at the clock occasionally to see how long was left because we needed goals. But you have to just get on with it. As players I don’t know what happened, but our fans were fantastic. We are lucky to have great fans. I noticed it but we just got on with it. I can hardly see what anybody’s doing outside of that focus and field of my concentration.”

Defoe also had a dig at Dick Advocaat for playing his out wide. He said: “The previous manager played me wide on the left, and I’d never played there before. It was a bit strange, playing at full-back when you’ve always been a forward. All of a sudden I was asked to play a role I hadn’t done before. Sam came in and even though I have never played under him, he knows me. While I always try to work hard for the team, you won’t get goals if you’re chasing a full-back. But if we continue to play like we did against Manchester City and today, hopefully we will get the points.”

In other news, Jordan Henderson reckons the mass walk-out was not to blame for Liverpool's failure to beat us. Maybe give our players some credit? “I don’t think you can make that as an excuse,” he said. “We are focused as players about what is happening on the pitch. I don’t think anything else will bother us. We have to take responsibility as individuals and a last 10 minutes like that was not good enough. I thought the performance level for 80 minutes was very good. We dominated most of the game, scored a couple of good goals and then the last 10 minutes wasn’t good enough really for whatever reason. When you dominate the game for so long at 2-0 then they score from a set-piece or a free-kick to go to 2-1 with five or 10 minutes left you know they are going to chuck more bodies forward,” added Henderson. “But for the whole game I think they have only had those two chances and they have scored. From our point of view it is not good but for most of the game you have to take the positives as well. To be leading 2-0 at 80 minutes you have to see the game out, it is a good lead. You have got to see it out. We have to work on it; we have to be better at doing that. We haven’t been very consistent, especially in the league and that is what we need to improve on.”

Vito Mannone reckons he was all set to leave Sunderland in January, but is delighted to still be here. He said: “It was a massive statement of faith (from Allardyce). I always showed him since he came in what I could do. I slowly got my confidence back. I didn’t have an easy year with other managers. But since he’s come in, he’s been direct and honest with me. We had a chat when I was not playing and he said I was the number one. He trusted me. I’m happy that happened and I didn’t leave the club, because I was probably nearly leaving. Now I’m here, I want to work hard to keep my shirt. Last season was probably the hardest of my career. It’s never easy when everybody talks. I went from Player of the Season to people not being really nice about me. But that’s football. I’ve kept working hard and it’s a reward that I’m playing now. It’s a massive point – 2-0 down away at Liverpool is not easy because they’re a good team,” said Mannone. “But we did well to come back and, with 10 minutes more, we’d probably have nicked it! It’s a great buzz for everyone involved in the club – fans and ourselves – to come back like that. We’ve had two games. Man City, we played well and didn’t get anything. And then, at Liverpool, we tried to stay in the game for a while, didn’t look like conceding, but then, again, we found it so difficult to get a clean sheet. But, in the end, it was a good reward for the fighting spirit. We don’t want to play like Saturday. We want to play like the Man City game because it was much better in terms of team play and fighting. But it’s a point.”

Finally, Sam Allardyce has been praising his new players. To be fair we look a different side with them on board. “I do believe that, in the short period of time, the new players have added some quality to the squad,” said Allardyce. “The thing for me is they all look so happy to be here. When you get players coming to a Premier League club in our position and you’ve got a big smile on your face, hopefully it has an effect on the other lads. It’s been tough for them since the start of the season and you’ve got to keep a good spirit around the place. These lads are coming in fresh and want to prove themselves. Kone’s defending is exceptionally good. He won probably more headers than anyone else at Liverpool. When you look at Khazri just coming from Bordeaux, he’s slotted in with energy and ability. N’Doye’s experience of scoring goals in the Premier League will hopefully come good. He scored five for Brucey (Hull boss Steven Bruce) at the back end of last season. And Jan, not so much on Saturday, but certainly against Man City, showed his quality of passing. We didn’t play that well at Liverpool, maybe because Jan felt the pace a little bit. He found it a bit too quick for him because he hadn’t fully recovered from Tuesday night. But he’s got a full week this week, like everybody else, and hopefully we can get a result against Manchester United next Saturday and go on from there.”

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They say that a draw with a last minute equaliser feels as good as a win, especially away from home, and for a while that’s the way if felt at Anfield yesterday. On reflection, though, their central defence looked very shaky and perhaps we could have done even better had we put more pressure on those players.

We wondered if the impressive debuts of Kone and Khazri, and the defensive midfield master class by Kirchoff against City were one-offs, and whether Sam would stick with the new shape that served us so well.

Our league position had been helped a bit by a certain team up the road getting walloped by Everton, but we still have a lot of ground to make up. Would we do what we usually do and follow a good performance with a stinker? No.

Having stumped up £47 for our tickets, and still seething about the secret ballot in which Premier League clubs had voted against a £30 cap on away tickets, we just about survived the nonsense that is the visitors’ concourse and found our seats. “Don’t lose” was the obvious plan, and, while Liverpool had much more of the ball, nothing much happened for them in the final third during the first half, and Vito kept out the one shot they got on target. We had chances as well, through Defoe and van Aanholt, but half time arrived and we were looking good for a point.

Then they made the most of some sloppy defending, twice, and it looked as if the game was over. Henderson was substituted to generous applause from the Sunderland end, and he acknowledged that. The planned exodus of home fans on 77 minutes in protest against £77 tickets saw 10k plus leave the ground, and we applauded their protest. We had just brought Johnson on to change the shape a bit, Anfield was looking like our ground with folks streaming out early, and we charged back into the game. First Johnson deceived Mignolet from a free-kick, then great set-up play found Defoe in the box, and he turned to shoot wide of the keeper with a minute left. Happy days and big smiles all round on the way back to the buses.

We followed a good performance with one that turned out good after a dodgy patch in the middle, and headed home happy with the point. We’ve now scored in nine successive away games, so Lads, please stop letting them in at the other end and we’ll be fine.

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Sunderland snatched a draw from the jaws of defeat at Anfield after trailing 2-0, thanks to late goals from Adam Johnson and Jermain Defoe. It was a bizarre end to the match, which saw over 10,000 Liverpool fans leave the ground on 77 minutes, when they were leading 2-0, in protest to their club raising ticket prices to £77.

Sam Allardyce reckons that the mass walkout had an effect on the game and helped us grab a point! “The crowd has an effect on every player,” said Allardyce. “When it's bad it has an effect, when it's good it lifts them. The fear that can go through a player when he gets a bit edgy and then the crowd get edgy as well and pass that fear onto the players is all across the board in the Premier League. Maybe it's why we've seen more away wins in the Premier League than we've ever seen this year. It's certainly something the players have to deal with. Liverpool got a bit nervous when we scored and we took advantage of it but I have to say the quality of the second goal from Jermain Defoe, I don't think anybody could have stopped that. All we have to do is provide him with more chances to do it and he could be our saviour. A bit of quality can always change a game, can't it? The old adage that goals change games, in the last 15 minutes it changed it in our favour. It didn't look possible when we went 2-0 down. It's a strange old game – it never changes, does it? We were brilliant on Tuesday against Manchester City, created more chances than them, played better than they did, did everything right more than they did. At Liverpool the only thing we defended well was until the first goal – we certainly didn't do very well defending the second goal well. But then when we scored we had a bit more belief about us and we scored two quality goals. We showed a goal will change a game and if you don't give up and you never say die and you've got Jermain Defoe up front, you can get something out of the game. We deserved an awful lot out of the game on Tuesday and didn't get it, we might not have deserved what we got here but we took our chances when they came and got a very precious point. Coming from 2-0 down at Anfield in the position we're in is great credit to the players for never, never saying die.”

Jermain Defoe was delighted with the point and his goal. "The manager said midweek it starts from the front, time is running out and we've just got to do it now, we've got to get results. He's always said if you can't win the game, don't lose, if we can get a point at Anfield, a difficult place to come, we'll take that. [We showed] great character, to be honest," continued Defoe. "From 2-0 down to come back, there are not many teams who could come here and do that so, unbelievable character. It's not easy [to recover], you've got to dig in and keep it going. At one point the lads get their head down a little bit, but unbelievable character from the goalkeeper, the defenders, midfielder and obviously myself working hard for the team. If you work hard you get your rewards. We did it last year, we don't want to wait that long. We don't want to get to the last eight games and be scrapping for results, it's important we get results now. It's not going to be easy but with that character we showed today I think [we can]. [There's] positives we can take from the game today, even the game against Man City, the second half we were fantastic, so if we keep that going we will be fine."

John O'Shea was also delighted with the comeback. "It's very pleasing to get a point when you're 2-0 down at Anfield," said O'Shea "We had to go at them. We needed to show that quality beforehand, but at least we showed it in the end and got something from the game. We kept them at arm's length but didn't cause them many problems going forward. We were hoping to have more in attack but the balls played forward to Jermain didn't have enough quality, because we know that if we supply him, he'll hurt teams, and thankfully we saw that towards the end. It was pleasing for the new lads. They've shown great character and enthusiasm since they've come in, and quality as well."

In other news, Sam Allardyce reckons he had no problem letting Steven Fletcher go to Marseille, as he feels we have enough up front without him. Fletcher scored 23 goals in 108 appearances at SAFC. “It [Fletcher’s move] was surprising,” said Big Sam. “I never expected Marseille to come and take him, but we hadn’t had an enquiry from anyone else. I didn’t think he would want to go, but his willingness to go and not to want to hang around here was one of the reasons I said yes. He hadn’t played as regularly recently as I expected him to, so I felt it was the right decision to let him leave for Marseille rather than stay here. I think with Duncan Watmore, Wahbi Khazri, Dame N’Doye, Jermain Defoe, Fabio Borini and Adam Johnson, we’ve got more than enough up front to rotate. The only thing is we have got to score more goals.”

Meanwhile, Jan Kirchhoff looks set to stay in midfield, despite being brought in to play centre half. “There was no need to change him from that position after that performance against Man City,” explained Allardyce. “I thought the performance he gave was an outstanding one. I’d be foolish to even want to try to change him at the moment.”

Kirchhoff added: “I played a lot in centre-midfield at Schalke and Mainz, and also as a substitute at Bayern. I feel very good in this position. I’m not like Yann M’Vila, dribbling with the ball or an Adam Johnson. But you have to put in your strengths and put in what you can. I try to play with my strength and help the team to be successful. The coach has to decide where he wants my quality on the pitch. The Tottenham game was an unlucky day, especially for me!” he added. “But I got a lot of support from my team-mates and especially the coach, and he knows I was not fit at that time. I tried to help the team, it went wrong, but I got a lot of time after that to get fit with two games of 90 minutes with the Under-21s in friendly games. That helped me. I’ve worked hard to get fit. And now I’m on my way to get my performances better on the pitch.”

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by francis todd malone

So, the silly season is over. The final hours of the transfer window were a bit of an anti-climax, with those of us keeping up with developments on Sky Sports News sent to the brink of an orgy of destruction on hearing the Galaxy Duet, Ford and Lloyds Bank adverts for the 386th time. Nationally it was a bit of a damp squib - but what are we to make of the business done by the only club that matters? 

Let's look at the arrivals first. Lamine Kone is apparently in the "they shalt not pass mould" and this should be music to our ears, given our weakness at the back. Let's hope he's everything we're hearing, and more, cos I'll admit I've not seen much of him on the Ligue 1 highlights show on BT. Someone who has caught my eye on there though is Wahbi Khazri. I can't deny I was disappointed to see there was no hangover from his old team in their first game without him (Bordeaux humped Rennes 4-0) - but he looks tricky and dynamic and has a decent goalscoring record at international level too. The challenge is getting a decent song for him. Given the lack of major news as the clock ticked down, I spent far too long trying to think of one - and failed dismally. An old Bananarama number which had him shitting on Samir Nasri was the best I could do.

There's plenty of footage of Dame N'Doye scoring a worldie or two on the internet, so although his time at Hull was largely uninspiring, hopefully Big Sam has spotted something he can work with - alongside Jermain Defoe ideally.

Steve Harper, sorry, can't get excited about that one. That leaves Jan Kirchhoff, who's start for the club can be filed under inauspicious. But let's give the lad time eh? I love a Jarmin.

We missed out on Mathieu Debuchy - whose goal for the Mags was the tiniest of blemishes in our six in a row. We supposedly have right-backs on our books but this guy would knock all of them into a cocked hat, whatever his roots. So would Sam Byram mind, I'm still a bit peeved we didn't get him.

Exits? A big thumbs-up apart from Pantilimon - no one will convince me that was anything but a crazy bit of business.

Missing Persons were just about to circulate details of Will Buckley when he rocked up on loan at Birmingham, scoring too. Lynden Gooch will hopefully benefit from a bit of competitive game-time with Doncaster, Danny Graham and Jordi Gomez skipped off to Blackburn hand-in-hand, while Sporting Lisbon landed Seb Coates in another loan move. Dreaming I know, but I'd love to think he'd be some sort of permanent makeweight in a deal to bring Islam Slimani to our place, class act him.

However, it was the Steven Fletcher move that caused most of a buzz (I thought he was nailed on for Celtic). Marseille certainly aren't the club they once were. Currently 10th in the French top flight, they've not got a lot going for them apart from a flashy ground and a canny goalscorer, Michy Batshuayi - so not unlike us all round really. Fletcher wasn't playing here and I didn't hear too many people screaming for that to change, so a change of scene is best for all, particularly as he's broken just a bit too often, usually just when he's looking like getting back to his best. Mind you, he gave us some good times and was our best bet for a goal a couple of years ago. It's a loan move but as his contract ends in the summer, it's the last we'll see of him. Cheers big man.

Elsewhere, Leroy Fer targeted relegation with three different teams by joining Swansea, Saido Berahino came out with some random bobbins on Twitter which ended talk of a move to the Mags or Spurs, while Rod Fanni joined Charlton and Twitter nearly blew up.

But the fact the window closed with Jermain Defoe still our man is the real headline news for us. As I've said before, I was crapping it that he'd be on his way - and our track record for taking the cash for key assets over the years weighed heavy on my mind. But the fact he's still ours brought a big sigh of relief ahead of my head hitting the pillow. I guess I should have more faith in our club sometimes, off the pitch at least.

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WINDOW ROUND Up...
FIVE PLAYERS IN

Sam Allardyce shoots straight from the hip, a throwback to when managers demanded more respect from their players then they give and he wasn’t holding back when he was appointed manager of Sunderland AFC, effectively assessing the squad he inherited to have a lack of quality. Therefore it comes more of a relief than a surprise that he has been given money and the power to offload deadwood in the January Transfer season.Here's a round up of his activity j the window...

WAHBI KHAZRI
Signing number five makes the total of money spent to £15.75m, with the French Born Tunisian costing £9m. But just what have we bought?

At 24 years old Wahbi Khazri comes with a startling reputation overseas, gaining considerable attention with his previous team Bordeaux after a good start to the 2015/16 campaign. In 20 appearances in Ligue 1 this season he has hit the mark running with 5 goals and 7 assists, which makes the 6 foot tall attacking midfielder the second highest assist maker in the French league, behind to PSG’s Angel Di Maria who, no disrespect to Bordeaux, is playing in a far greater side with depths of quality in attack.

Like Di Maria, Wahbi Khazri can play either wing but his best position is as an attacking midfielder, in the hole behind the striker. Music to Allardyce's ears as of late he has tried to adapt Johnson, Lens and Watmore, to name a few, to that position. It also gives Allardyce a chance to successfully deploy his tactics, as in the latter stages of a match as he prefers to have an attacking player who can hit the target at any given chance on the wing, which also offers something new to the wingbacks. We have unsuccessfully seen this on several cases this year notably by Danny Graham, who let’s face it was not deployable at any position. His statics this season makes Khazri more than ready for the first team and a great man to link with Yann M'Vila. He adds height in behind Jermaine Defoe, can play from the air, likes to lay the ball off, and gets fouled very often in the final third, which will creates much needed set pieces.

His average passing statistics this season backs all that is being said; 29.4 average passes per a game, which comes with an average pass success rate of 77.4%. Offensively he poses an attacking threat with an average of 2 shots per a game, 2.7 key passes per a game, which leads to a goal-scoring opportunity and with Defoe on the end of it, you can put your faith in it hitting the back of the net.

However, he is only 24 and does come with his disadvantages which includes being dispossessed of the ball at an average 2.7 times a game and an average of 2.1 loss of possession per a game, through bad touches. But the looming question on all our minds will be; can he cut it in the Premier League? The answer, I believe, would be a yes. He has played at international level for Tunisia raking a total of 6 goals in only 13 appearances with some coming in the African Cup of Nations. As well as international level he has, more recently, played in the Uefa Europa league scoring 1 goal in 6 appearances. Now he has signed a four and a half year contract on Wearside, let’s pray we have found a gem like former player Stéphane Sessègnon, who adapted to the Premier League or better yet like Dimitri Payet for West Ham.

LAMINE KONÉ
A French born Ivorian centre half, who was originally bought by Loreint from Châteauroux to replace Laurent Koscielny after he completed his move to Arsenal. After 124 first team appearances, scoring 7 goals, Loreint looked to offload the player, even going so far as to threaten Sunderland AFC with legal action after the transfer saga broke down twice. Coating £5m, Kone has signed a four year contract. But is he worth the hassle?

An indication from French Journalist, James Eastham, suggests so. "He's a defender first, second and third," Eastham said. "He's very strong, he's good in the air, wins a lot of long balls and is very physical. You could compare him to Sol Campbell in his style of play, although he is not yet at that level. He's not someone who will bring the ball out of defence, or play fantastic 60-yard passes to a team-mate, but enjoys defending. He's reasonably quick as well. Lorient is a pretty small club so going to the Stadium Light with thousands making an incredible racket will be a culture shock," he added. "But that can be the making of these players. That is part of the reason that makes the Premier League so attractive to foreign players. They talk about that side of things way more than they do the money. They want to play in those environments; they want to play in front of huge crowds. Sunderland’s tricky position in the league can bring the best out of players. Kone will have to step it up in terms of expectation levels but is just as likely to thrive as he is find it difficult to handle."

This season alone Kone has shown intelligence in reading the game well with 6 clearances per game, 49 interceptions throughout the campaign as well as blocking 12 shots this season. Kone also has a level head, only picking up two yellow cards this term and committing an average of less than one foul a game. His tackling looks to be solid, in which there has only been 6 occasions this season that players have beaten him through a dribble.

STEVE HARPER

After a career on the Dark Side, Steve Harper who was born in Easington, County Durham now plays for Sunderland AFC, as cover for Vito and Jordan Pickford. A good character to have behind the scenes, still reliable as shown with Hull City, a good guide to younger players coming through, cost free, low wages and low risk.

JAN KIRCHHOFF
The less said about his debut the better, really. However, let’s move on. 25 years old and 6 foot 5 in height, Jan Kirchhoff started his youth career with Frankfurt before moving on to Mainz 05. After 58 appearances he caught the eye of giants Bayern Munich. But not for long, after making just 7 senior appearances in 3 years, the German international found himself on loan to Schalke 04, making 16 appearances and on his return to Bayern Munich was placed in the reserves and then sold to Sunderland AFC for £750,000. The defender is a threat in the air (scoring 3 times at under 21 international level), and in set pieces for he wins the majority of aerial battles, something expected from someone who is 6 foot 5.

All in all, there is potential there. However the risk in bringing him straight into the starting line, in a relegation battle is very high after the Spurs debacle, so expect to see him on the bench for a while.

DAME N’DOYE
‘A calculated risk’ were the words chosen by Sam Allardyce. The Senegal forward has arrived on a six month loan basis from Turkish side Trabzonspor, with a view of a permanent transfer. The 30 year old comes with Premier League experience, scoring five goals in 12 Premier League matches for Hull City. However he didn’t take too well to Turkish football, scoring one and creating two in twelve appearances therefore the striker looked for a way back to play his trade in the Premier League.

Like every player Allardyce has signed, N’Doye is great in the air, a perfect recipient of crosses from the wing and someone who could link up well to set up Defoe, who should still be number one choice, as well as defending set pieces in his own box. He likes to play long balls and through balls but does often commit too many fouls. Although unable to keep the Tigers in the Premier League, Allardyce is hoping he is the right man to help keep SAFC up. Only time will tell.

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Our trading hours are as follows: Monday-Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm all year round. On weekend matchdays we open five hours before the match starts and close at kick off. We are also open for 30 mins after the match finishes. For midweek home games, we open at 9.30am and close at kick off. Please feel free to call 0191 565 4422, pop into our shop, or click here to go straight to our on-line shop and peruse our wares.

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