David Moyes' Sunderland selection woes could be set to increase ahead of the club's next Premier League fixture against Tottenham Hotspur on 31 January after Papy Djilobodji was charged by The Football Association (FA) with an alleged act of violent conduct on Monday (23 January). The charge relates to the 86th minute of Sunderland's 2-0 defeat to West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on Saturday, when the centre-back appeared to make contact with the face of opposition captain Darren Fletcher while jostling for position at a free-kick. "Papy Djilobodji has been charged for an alleged act of violent conduct which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video," the FA confirmed in a statement.
Sam Allardyce spent his Saturday evening post-defeat wake holding court with assembled journalists and bemoaning his frustrations in the transfer market. He said he's filed away dozens of unsuccessful approaches for players in this window, those who didn't want to buy into his Palace survival mission; and he's now "down to the next level - who's available and who might come". That'll be our Patrick in that list then - down the next level, as Big Sam continued: We thought we'd have got more, but we haven't, so we're on the next dozen or so players we've filed down. Crystal Palace lost at the weekend - again. Big Sam's new side now haven't won in the Premier League since the 3rd of December, and
Robbie Keane - The Man Sunderland Have Been Linked With For The Last 15 Years! Reports abound today that Sunderland will turn to veteran striker Robbie Keane as the man who could give Wearside a relegation-busting bounce. The 36-year-old is a free agent having departed MLS side LA Galaxy in November and has declared he expects to return to English football. The link appears to have originated in The Express late last night and in truth is an easy one to make. With no money to spend at the Stadium of Light and the entire burden of firing Sunderland to safety resting on Jermain Defoe once again, David Moyes needs goal-scoring reinforcements. Moyes has two other senior strikers at the club but Victor