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Jack Rodwell | Midfielder | #8

Team: Sunderland
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/11/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 154

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Sunderland have completed the transfer of Didier Ndong from Ligue 1 club FC Lorient.
Sunderland have announced that the fee is €16 million and that the Gabonese international has signed a 5 year contract with the northern club. Ndong started his career in Tunisia before before to Lorient, where he quickly established himself in the first XI back in 2015. Last term, he made 34 appearances in Ligue 1 notching up 2 goals from centre midfield. His stats in both tackles and interceptions mean that comparisons are being drawn logically to N'Golo Kante. However, Lorient's Vice-President has suggested he has great attacking potential and may be more like Michael Essien. His high rate of passing and accuracy suggest that he will be of use to David Moyes in counter attacks and controlling play, however he will have to curb his discipline. He was cautioned in 11 of 34 games last season and managed to get a red card already this season. He should take one of Pienaar, Gooch or Rodwell out of Sunderland's starting XI. Aug 31 - 11:15 AM

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Sam Allardyce will check on a number of players ahead of Sundays’ Wear-Tyne derby as Ola Toivonen, Jack Rodwell and Duncan Watmore missed the defeat to West Brom through injury.

Toivonen picked up groin strain on international duty and failed a late fitness test while Rodwell has been restricted to just five minutes of Premier League football over the past month due to a niggling ankle complaint. Watmore was injured for England under-21s and is still being assessed [hamstring]. However, Allardyce will be able to count on at least two new additions to the Black Cats squad. Jermain Lens and Seb Coates are both available having completed their domestic bans.
Mon, Oct 19, 2015 06:30:00 AM

Jack Rodwell failed to recover from the ankle injury he picked up during last weeks’ League Cup defeat to Man City while team mate Jermaine Defoe was an unused substitute for the second successive match in GW7.

Rodwell rolled his ankle last Tuesday and although early reports suggested that the midfielder would recover in time, the 24 year-old was not included in the match-day squad as Lee Cattermole was recalled. The former Everton and Man City player is in line for a return in game week eight. In contrast Defoe was passed fit for the trip to Old Trafford but Dick Advocaat decided not to risk the clubs’ leading scorer who is said to be managing a hamstring complaint. Post-match the Dutch coach also confirmed that Adam Johnson was replaced at half-time because "every ball he touched was wrong." Sunderland currently find themselves rooted to the bottom of the BPL having failed to win any of their opening seven matches.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 07:32:00 AM

Sunderland lost for the third time in their last four preseason tilts, today looking unsettled in a 2-0 loss to League One side Doncaster Rovers.

It may be yet another fight to the finish in an effort to avoid relegation this season for Sunderland if the preseason has any bearing on what is to come. Outside of a brace in Toronto for Jermain Defoe that took a few minutes to achieve, the attack has been ineffective and the defense were left today asking questions about the two goals they conceded. One in particular was the fault of Rodwell who failed to clear a ball and allowed Doncaster to capitalize. Outside of Patrick van Aanholt, there isn't much the Black Cats are offering to begin the season that would appeal to managers. Perhaps they will kick it into another gear when things begin to matter, but it would be nice to see better from them in their final tune up with Hannover.
Source: Guardian
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 07:14:00 PM

Jack Rodwell was in the middle of just about everything as Sunderland came from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Hull City at the KC Stadium.

Rodwell got his manager sent to the stands when he took a dive in the first half. Guy Poyet got into it with Steve Bruce on the sidelines and the officials saw fit to sent the embattled manager to the stands for the balance of the game. Rodwell redeemed himself in the second half as he headed home a Patrick van Aanholt cross for the final 1-1 score. Even Rodwell's goal wasn't without controversy as there was a hint of it hitting him on the arm after it came off his head.
Tue, Mar 3, 2015 04:45:00 PM

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is expecting Adam Johnson to recover from a calf injury in time to face Burnley at the Stadium of Light in game week 23 but the Black Cats do have a number of concerns ahead of the match.

Defender Wes Brown and midfielder Lee Cattermole [both knee] missed out last weekend and Poyet is sweating over the fitness of the pair although it is hoped they will be back with the group at some-point over the next few days. Anthony Reveillere hasn’t featured since limping out of the derby warm-up at St James’ Park back in December but the veteran full-back is close having recovered from an Achilles issue. However Sunderland will be without Jack Rodwell who serves a one game suspension – Ricardo Alvarez or Emanuele Giaccherini are likely to deputise for Saturdays’ crucial game.
Tue, Jan 27, 2015 06:34:00 AM

Jack Rodwell was conspicuous in his absence on Monday as Gus Poyet made four changes ahead of the game at Selhurst Park following a disappointing run of recent results.

The summer acquisition from Manchester City is slowly gaining momentum at the club following a number of injury plagued seasons – ongoing hamstring & groin issues – which have restricted Rodwell to just 7 league starts since the beginning of the 2012/13 campaign. But Gus Poyet admitted he is "looking forward to seeing him" [back in training] on Wednesday after a minor calf problem. The timely return of Jack Rodwell from injury could mean an immediate place in the starting eleven with Lee Cattermole facing a one game domestic ban after collecting his fifth yellow card of the season during the win over Crystal Palace.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 09:29:00 AM

Jack Rodwell scored on his home debut, but it's too early to get excited about his prospects as a fantasy asset.

Rodwell scored the equaliser for Sunderland against Manchester United and this brought him 10 points in the Yahoo game, but aside from that he did little else that is rewarded in fantasy football. The midfielder finished the week on 11 points overall, and he's not going to score too many goals, so for now he is best used a bench back-up option while he remains cheap.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 04:20:00 AM

This may not sound like a big deal but for a player who has been dogged by injury issues, playing injury-free for even a half is a good sign.

For Sunderland and England supporters as well as fantasy managers looking for a bargain, the news of Rodwell actually playing football for 45 uninterrupted minutes is a big deal. Gus Poyet took a big risk paying a substantial fee for a player who has a long list of injury complaints at a young age. If Rodwell can stay healthy and start 30 or so matches, it will likely be viewed as a good signing. If he can't stay healthy then everyone will be left to wonder what else the club could have done with £10million to strengthen the squad.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 07:22:00 PM

Forgotten man Jack Rodwell finally has a chance to start again as he has completed a move from the bench at Manchester City to the starting eleven at Sunderland.

Jack Rodwell left Everton for Manchester City with the tag of being an up and coming star in the Premier League and potentially for England. After a few seasons of injury and as a deep reserve while City has won two league titles, he has re-emerged as a relevant player on the fantasy scene after his move to Sunderland. Gus Poyet, who has been eagerly awaiting new signings will be excited to have Rodwell to bolster the spine of his team. Given the increased importance of tackles and intercepted passes in today's fantasy landscape, Rodwell could be a great bargain for your fantasy roster.
Source: The Guardian
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 04:52:00 PM

Sunderland will go head-to-head with Everton for Manchester City outcast Jack Rodwell, according to the Daily Star newspaper.

It's no exaggeration to call Rodwell's move to Manchester City a disaster. The midfielder signed on at the Etihad back in August 2012 as one of England's brightest young hopes, but he has started just seven league games in 22 months and has struggled for form and fitness. West Brom and ex-club Everton have both been heavily linked with loan moves for the midfielder, but Sunderland have now entered the race, with Gus Poyet desperate to add to his options after losing Jack Colback, Craig Gardner and Ki Sung-yueng from last season's squad.
Source: Daily Star
Tue, Jul 8, 2014 05:42:00 AM

New West Brom head coach Alan Irvine has hinted he could be interested in making a move for Manchester City midfielder Jack Rodwell.

It's no exaggeration to call Rodwell's move to Manchester City a total disaster. The midfielder signed on at the Etihad back in August 2012 as one of England's brightest young hopes, but he has started just seven league games in 22 months and has struggled for form and fitness. Alan Irvine knows Rodwell from his time at Everton and may be tempted to enquire about the 23-year-old's availability, with a season-long loan a possible option, although Everton and Newcastle has also been linked with a move.
Source: Sky Sports
Fri, Jun 20, 2014 04:34:00 AM

Manchester City's Jack Rodwell has earned a call-up to the England squad for the upcoming friendlies against Republic of Ireland and Brazil.

It's been a frustrating first season for Rodwell as he's struggled with numerous injuries but his double-strike against Norwich served as reminder of his quality and Roy Hodgson has taken note. City will be hoping to see more from him next season as they look for further payback on the £12 million they invested last summer.
Tue, May 21, 2013 10:09:00 AM