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Wes Brown | Defensemen

Team: Sunderland
Age / DOB:  (35) / 10/13/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 170

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Sunderland fans take to Twitter to voice their concern over extending Wes Brown’s contract for another year.
It’s been a summer of turnarounds at the Stadium of Light. First manager Dick Advocaat announced he was leaving, only to change his mind within days. Now it emerges that centre-back Wes Brown is to be offered a 12-month extension to his contract a day after being named on the official ‘released’ list. The former Manchester United man, who will turn 37 in October, started just 23 matches this season – collecting eight clean sheets – missing much of the last two months with a knee injury. Reports of his pending retirement last month and his appearance on the release list yesterday barely registered a flicker on social media. But Twitter has exploded with universal dismay among fans at the prospect of another season with Brown at the heart of the Sunderland defence. Jun 11 - 1:49 AM

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Wes Brown will miss the last match of the season due to a knee injury.

The 35-year old has played 25 matches for Sunderland this year but will be missing in week 38 due to a knee injury. No Sunderland players are really worth owning in regular formats this week since they face a tough match against Chelsea.
May 23 - 3:15 PM

The Football Association has rescinded Sunderland defender Wes Brown's red card in his side's 2-0 defeat at Manchester United on Saturday.

In a case of mistaken identities, Wes Brown was sent off instead of teammate John O'Shea as Sunderland dropped a 2-0 decision at Old Trafford on Saturday. However, the decision has been overturned by the FA. "An independent regulatory commission has upheld a claim of wrongful dismissal," read an FA statement. "Therefore, his one-match ban has been withdrawn with immediate effect." The Black Cats have avoided a ban for either player as Brown's red card will not be transferred to O'Shea and both are available to boss Gus Poyet for the match at Hull on Tuesday.
Source: BBC Sport
Mar 2 - 11:42 AM

In a case of mistaken identities, Wes Brown was sent off instead of teammate John O'Shea as Sunderland dropped a 2-0 decision at Old Trafford.

Sunderland played Manchester United even through the first half despite a massive possession deficit. United's domination of the ball was eventually too much as O'Shea fouled Falcao in the box. The foul got Wes Brown a red card and Wayne Rooney a penalty that he converted. Rooney scored again later in the second half to seal the Black Cats' fate. It was never likely that Sunderland were going to take points off of United at Old Trafford but they will be disappointed in the way they capitulated.
Feb 28 - 12:05 PM

Sunderland mistakes effectively threw away a good home point against an Arsenal team that looked completely out of sorts as the Black Cats lost 2-0 to the Gunners.

Vito Mannone's position has to be up for serious debate after his howler late in the match leading to an Alexis Sanchez goal helped seal a 2-0 Arsenal victory. The former Arsenal reserve's mistake compounded the first half mis-kick from Wes Brown which also led to an Alexis Sanchez goal. After giving up eight goals to Southampton last weekend you get the sense that no one at the Stadium of Light is, or should be, safe in their job.
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 12:02:00 PM

Former Manchester United defender Wes Brown saw his third red card of the season in the fourth minute and his teammates couldn't make up for his absence losing 2-0 to visiting Hull City.

Sunderland would have been hoping to capitalize on improved form and a home match against a middling team in Hull City. Unfortunately for Gus Poyet's men, the script didn't go they way they'd hoped with Wes Brown going off in the fourth minute. Hull City proceeded to make easy work of the Black Cats with Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic scoring for the three away points.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Sat, Feb 8, 2014 12:46:00 PM

Sunderland head into Christmas bottom of the Premier League after a scrappy goalless draw with Norwich at the Stadium of Light.

Wes Brown went closest for Sunderland, his header hitting the post after a scramble, but in truth there were few chances for the home side. To make matters worse, Brown jumped into a challenge on Ricky van Wolfswinkel in the dying minutes, earning himself a red card. There is very little chance this one is rescinded so he's set for a three-game Christmas and New Year ban. The Black Cats are five points from safety, rock bottom of the Premier League.
Source: BBC Sport
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 12:33:00 PM

Sunderland's Wes Brown has had his red card for a tackle on Stoke's Charlie Adam during Saturday 2-0 defeat overturned by the Football Association.

An inevitable decision from the FA, as Brown's tackle was clean and fair. The referee's poor decision gave Sunderland very little chance of getting back in to the game as they were already 1-0 at the time, and they conceded a second while chasing the game. The only comfort is that they can now call on Brown for their game at Aston Villa in Week 13.
Source: BBC Sport
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 04:31:00 PM

Wes Brown was controversially sent off as Sunderland were defeated 2-0 by Stoke City.

If you follow the Metro link below you can view the tackle that Brown was sent off for - a clean and fair tackle on Charlie Adam. The defender can expect to have the card rescinded, but it will be too late for Sunderland. Poyet's men were already one goal down before the red card and conceded a second while chasing the game. They fall to the bottom of the Premier League table.
Source: Metro
Sat, Nov 23, 2013 12:53:00 PM

Gus Poyet is likely to name the same side that beat Manchester City 1-0 against fourth-bottom Stoke City.

If Poyet does as expected then Wes Brown will partner John O'Shea again. The team in full would be: Mannone, Celustka, Bardsley, Brown, O'Shea, Ki, Larsson, Colback, Johnson, Giaccherini, Fletcher
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 09:18:00 AM

Winger Adam Johnson says Wes Brown's return from two years of injury has been key to Sunderland's recent form.

Brown has been magnificent in Sunderland's past two games and it has shown in his fantasy production in the Yahoo game, returning 27 points in those two appearances. He was key to the clean sheet kept against Manchester City and should find himself as a regular starter in the league - provided he can stay fit.
Source: BBC Sport
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 08:40:00 AM

Wes Brown is hoping to step up his return from injury by starting Sunderland's Capital One Cup clash with Southampton on Wednesday with an aim of breaking back in to the first team.

It seems unlikely that 34-year-old Brown is the answer to Sunderland's problems. It's possible that his experience could help as Gus Poyet tries to get the team out of the relegation zone, but it's probably not a good idea to be selecting any Black Cat defenders in your fantasy team for the foreseeable future.
Source: Sky Sports
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 06:00:00 AM

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has hinted he is considering turning to Wes Brown to shore up his side's defence for this weekend's Wear-Tyne derby.

Sunderland are in terrible trouble, rooted to the foot of the table with a solitary point having conceded 20 goals in 8 matches, and it seems unlikely that 34-year-old Brown is the answer to the team's problems. If he does come in he could replace Valentin Roberge, who had a poor game against Swansea, but it's probably not a good idea to be selecting any Black Cat defenders in your fantasy team for the foreseeable future.
Source: Sky Sports
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 01:59:00 PM

Sunderland winger Adam Johnson has described defender Wes Brown's return to first-team action this summer as being "like a new signing".

It's hard not to feel pleased for Brown, who has been receiving glowing reports regarding his performances in training and in pre-season matches. The 33-year old has not featured for the Black Cats since January 2012 because of a recurring knee injury but is seemingly over his problems and will provide Paolo Di Canio with vital Premier League experience at the back for the coming season.
Source: BBC Sport
Tue, Aug 6, 2013 06:52:00 AM