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The Roker Roundup: April 18th 2012 - O'Neill's England Odds Slashed

So you wanna be a news superstar, and live large, big house, five cars.
So you wanna be a news superstar, and live large, big house, five cars.

Hola, it's time to roundup all today's SAFC news, in the little feature we like to call "The Roker Roundup". It comes at you every night at 6:30pm, so you know exactly where to look.

And for today's little bit of SAFC trivia, on this day in 1955, goalkeeper John Bollands made his debut for the club against Birmingham City at Roker Park. The keeper played for the club for five seasons between 1955 and 1960.

Back to today though, here's tonight's SAFC news...

A 'five-figure' sum has been bet on Martin O'Neill to become the next England manager according to Ladbrokes, who as a result have slashed his odds from 25/1 to 8/1. I really, really hope not. Having just got his feet under the table here, it would be an absolute catastrophe for us - CLICK HERE

Our Marty's also keen to see some of the fringe players as the season closes out. Mind you, we've been hearing that one for a few weeks now, so don't go holding your breath on seeing the likes of Connor Wickham, Ji Dong-Won and David Meyler getting much more game time - CLICK HERE

The gaffer has also revealed that he is looking to strengthen the squad this summer, and will be getting to work on it after he's seen enough of those who are on the books at the moment - CLICK HERE

Kieran Richardson has unveiled a number of religious celebrations of late, including the "I Belong To Jesus" tee he wore at Wolves, and of course the shinpad celebration at Blackpool. Now Richardson has been openly speaking about his faith, claiming he found God while at Sunderland - CLICK HERE

Matt Kilgallon has been talking of the pressure he faces as John O'Shea prepares to return to the side, and is apparently desperate to see out the season in red and white - CLICK HERE

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