Steven Kenneth Fletcher is an English born Scottish footballer, who currently plays as a strikerfor Premier League club Sunderland. Fletcher began his club career with Hibernian, playing in 156 Scottish Premier League games and scoring 43 goals.English club Burnley paid a club record transfer fee of £3 million to sign Fletcher in June 2009. He was their top goalscorer in the 2009–10 season with eight league goals, but the club were relegated from the Premier League. On 26 June 2009, Burnley offered £2.75 million for Fletcher. A few days later, Hibs accepted an offer of £3 million plus incentives based on appearances for Burnley. Fletcher completed the move when he agreed a four-year contract with the Lancashire club, who paid a club record transfer fee to obtain his services. Fletcher was transferred soon afterwards to Wolves, who also paid a club record fee, of £6.5 million, for his services. He scored 24 goals in 68 appearances for Wolves, but the club were relegated from the Premier League in 2012. Fletcher was then transferred to Sunderland for £14 million. Being a Scottish national, Fletcher played for the Scotland under-19 team that finished runners up to Spain in the 2006 European Championship. He has since represented Scotland ten times at full international level, scoring one goal.
Hull-Sunderland preview: Can Borini and Fletcher continue to fire in the premier league?
Hull – Sunderland Date: Saturday 2nd November Venue: The KC Stadium K.O: 15.00 After last week’s dramatic derby victory over Newcastle, Sunderland look to continue their season’s recovery away at Hull. The Tigers are themselves coasting along in the Premier League and their manager, Steve Bruce, will come up against one of his former sides [...]The post
Sunderland Keiren Westwood (-14) Looked very comfortable in goal as Newcastle’s forwards failed to test him regularly, with only two saves to make. Phil Bardsley (9) Snapped away at Newcastle’s attackers, completing all six of his tackles and winning four of six headed duels. Andrea Dossena (-31) A poor debut from the former Liverpool man, [...]The post
Sunderland’s failure to feed Fletcher costs them dearly against Swansea
Sunderland stuttered to their seventh defeat of the season as they were demolished 4-0 by Swansea. The defeat meant that they are still the only the only Premier League side without a victory this season, a fact that new manager, Gus Poyet was unable to change on his managerial debut in the top-tier of English [...]The post
Sunderland given huge boost as Steven Fletcher could return against Swansea
New Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is likely to be boosted by the return to fitness of striker Steven Fletcher ahead of his first game in charge this weekend. The Black Cats take on Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday, and Poyet told the Sunderland Echo of his admiration for his opponents’ achievements, and [...]The post
With just 4 points separating 18th placed Aston Villa and 12th placed Southampton, it seems like a perfect time to have a look at who will be relegated by analysing the runners and riders. I feel like Reading are definitely going to get relegated and baring a miracle, QPR should join them. So let’s see [...]
Sunderland sack O’Neill for the right reasons, but at the wrong time
Martin O’Neill has been sacked by Sunderland because the club has become this season’s team that suffers a late season dive down in to relegation trouble. There are a variety of reasons for making the move, which in itself is fair, but the timing is beyond bizarre. Complete lack of flair, goals & tactical sophistication [...]