The Roker Roundup: April 23rd 2012 - Victor Moses On The Shopping List

Here's My Number, So Call Me Newsy

It's already Monday again, Goddammit, these weekends need to get longer. Anyway, ease that pain by knowing the Roker Roundup is here to provide you with plenty of SAFC news form today.

Today is of course April 23rd, and on this day in SAFC history, in 1988 Tim Carter made his debut for the club at home to Bristol City. Carter played for the club between 1987 and 1993, and later took a goalkeeping coaching role with the club, and the Estonian national team. Carter tragically took his own life in 2008.

Back to today's news though, here it is...

Martin O'Neill has joked that James McClean's crossing is so good, it might just tempt him out of retirement. He reckons he could get 15 goals a season with McClean pinging the ball in. 15 goals? Get your boots on Marty, it'll save us a packet - CLICK HERE

Meanwhile the gaffer was in less than jovial mood when it came to Nicklas Bendtner's offside goal in the 0-0 draw at Aston Villa, saying that it was definitely onside, unless they've changed the rules without telling him. You wouldn't bet against it with this bunch of clowns at the FA (that's a joke) - CLICK HERE

And while we're on the subject of O'Neill, A Different League takes a look at form under O'Neill, and how this little lean spell we're currently going through should have been expected, as similar things have happened under his stewardship at previous clubs - CLICK HERE

The Sunday Sun suggests that we're preparing to offload a whole host of players this summer as Martin O'Neill prepares to build a squad of his own. Many of the names are ones you'd expect, but it's still of significance, and will be of interest to see who Marty bring in - CLICK HERE

Depending on who you want to believe, the Express speculate that the above article is because Ellis Short isn't going to give Martin any money this summer. After Short talked of wanting a top six finish next season, it seems unlikely that this will be the case - CLICK HERE

One man who might be coming in is Wigan attacker Victor Moses, who Click Lancashire think will be on our radar after he recently turned down the opportunity to sign a new contract at the DW Stadium. With only a year left of his contract, there's every chance he'll be leaving them this summer - CLICK HERE

Connor Wickham seems unlikely to feature in the final few games of the season after injuring himself in training. Very unfortunate for the lad, who will have been hoping to remind O'Neill just what he can do. Hopefully Wickham comes back bigger and better next season - CLICK HERE

Neale Cooper is hopeful that hell won't be on, as he backs misfiring loanee Ryan Noble to end his goal drought and turn his season around in the final few games of the season for Hartlepool United - CLICK HERE

CEO Margret Byrne has been in Africa, telling a conference over there that she wants Sunderland to become the peoples club in the continent, plus of course investing in community projects over there, hopefully all this will lead to a fruitful partnership - CLICK HERE

Congratulations to SAFC's Womens Team as they smashed their Blackburn Rovers counterparts 8-0 in the semifinal of the League Cup, setting up a final date with Leeds United on May 6th - CLICK HERE

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