The Roker Roundup: April 13th 2012 - Elmo Headed For Exit?

Have I got news for you? Yes, I do have news for you.

Aaaaargh, it's Friday the 13th, something spooky or generally wrong is going to happen! Well I hope not anyway, but if you do believe in that sort of thing, sit yourself down, make a brew, and browse the top notch SAFC news we have for you here.

News for today, April the 13th. A day in history where in 1999, a 5-2 win of Bury at Gigg Lane saw us clinch promotion, Super Kevin Phillips bagging four of the five goals, with Niall Quinn grabbing the other on a highly memorable night for anyone there or just watching. See, that wasn't a particularly bad thing was it?

Not to hopefully continue the good spirit, here's today's news...

Ahmed Elmohamady has recently been linked with a move to Egyptian side Al Ahly, and although he's moved to rubbish that link, he has said he has had offers from other Premier League sides, and "will choose the best one" according to the man himself in this interview with Al Ahram - CLICK HERE

After yesterday's mild excitement on Twitter that Asamoah Gyan might be coming back to the club, it looks as though he isn't as Martin O'Neill stresses that any return for the Ghanaian remains unlikely - CLICK HERE

State Of The Game makes a great counter-argument to Steve Bruce's long, long list of excuses and delusion, basically writing the article that should have come from all the interviews our gargantuan former gaffer has given of late - CLICK HERE

Are you ready for the Wolves game? Are you expecting a little bit of a cakewalk? Well Martin O'Neill isn't taking this weekends opposition lightly, as he prepares for the game by calling Wolves dangerous... Maybe he meant the actual animal - CLICK HERE

David Meyler is looking to get at least one more game under his belt before the seasons end, but acknowledges the competition for a midfield berth, and is apparently content to bide his time until he gets his chance, as revealed in this interview on the official site - CLICK HERE

Reserve team manager Keith Bertschin has been singing the praises of James McClean, a player he managed for a while early in the season while Steve Bruce wasn't prepared to take a punt on him. There's a great quote where Bertschin reveals upon McClean being called into the senior squad he said "I never want to see you again"... McClean's certainly doing his level best to make sure that doesn't happen - CLICK HERE

If you're headed into the Black Cats Bar tomorrow, be sure to have a sit down and listen to the legend Gary Bennett talk all about his football memories, plus thoughts on the current side as the series of prematch talks with club legends continue - CLICK HERE

FootballFanCast have drawn up another list. You wonder if there's anything left to list, but this one concerns 'Dynamic Subs' and labels our own Fraizer Campbell as just that sort of player - CLICK HERE

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