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Saturday 10 December 2016

Advocaat can't see repeat of the Black Cats' horror show

Dick Advocaat (pictured)made himself sit through a video nasty as he plotted a way to get the better of his former midfield general.

The Sunderland head coach made himself watch the Black Cats' 8-0 horror show at Southampton in October in preparation for the reverse fixture today.

Advocaat will go head-to-head with Saints boss Ronald Koeman, who played at the heart of his midfield during his spell as Holland manager, with his team sitting in the relegation zone.

But he is confident there will be no repeat this time around. The Dutchman said: "It was quite a lucky day for Southampton, the way we gave the goals away - that will not happen on Saturday."

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