Jack Rodwell Claims Unwanted Record of Going without a Win for 1241 Days

Sunderland midfielder Jack Rodwell has gained the unwanted record of being the first Premier League player to go more than 1241 days without a league victory.

He has not been part of a team that has won in the league for more than three years. The unwanted record had already begun for Rodwell even when he was playing for Manchester City. He moved to Sunderland in a £ 10 million deal back in 2014. His last victory when he was part of the starting line-up came back in May 2013 and it was a narrow 1-0 win over West Brom.

Since then, he has been consistently going downhill in terms of form. This has led to the former Everton midfielder coming nowhere near of the England national team. At one stage, Rodwell was seen as the replacement for Frank Lampard or Steven Gerrard. He was part of the young crop of midfielders coming from the Everton academy. Continue reading “Jack Rodwell Claims Unwanted Record of Going without a Win for 1241 Days”


Liverpool are set to finish the season once again outside the top four positions, which will mean that they will miss out on the Champions League football for the fourth consecutive season. The team has not been in the competition since 2009. The revenues from this competition is seen as one of the major reasons for the sustainability of a top club. The presence of Champions League football has also become an important factor in attracting quality players to the club.

Due to the lack of the same, it has been rumoured that players like Luis Suarez will be interested in a move elsewhere. The club captain, Steven Gerrard, has acknowledged that the club needs to finish in the top four in order to attract top quality players. However, he is of the opinion that the players will arrive at the club even without Champions League football due to the history of the club. He has targeted a finish in the top four next season as his main priority. However, the club needs to bring in a few players during the summer if they are to do so according to Gerrard.

He has pointed to a couple of matches were Liverpool have been unable to match their opposition in terms of quality and squad strength.

“In the minority of games we’ve played well enough to be higher than where we are in the league. But when you look at performances like Southampton, [Aston] Villa at home, West Brom away, Arsenal at home, there’s a handful of games where this team hasn’t turned up. That’s the reason why we are sitting where we are in the table. In between those games there have been some fantastic performances, well worth a top four finish,” said Gerrard, who has been an ever present for Liverpool in the league this season.