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2 days ago
A week’s break has possibly come at a welcome time for the Lads. Saturday’s match against Blackpool at the Stadium of Light was postponed after three of Jack Ross’ men were called up for international duty (Jon McLaughlin to Scotland, Tom Flanagan to Northern Ireland and Bryan Oviedo to Costa Rica) - this lead to a successful appeal from Sunderland to have the game called off. Supporters of the club will argue that it is a welcome break for the Lads but some will compete that it is a bad time to have a week off. With all of the injuries that the boss has, it is a good time for a week off schedule as it can give them more time to work on bringing them back to full strength heading into a busy
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2 days ago
Kimpioka’s good form continues Benji Kimpioka went out on international duty late last week after starting for Sunderland during their 3-1 win over Carlisle United in the Checkatrade Trophy. The young forward featured in both games in Sweden under-18s double-header against Romania on Friday and Sunday. He won a penalty in the first game which Romania went on to win 2-1 and then scored a late equaliser in Sunday’s game, only for Romania to win it late on. You can see his goal in the video below (from the 1:44 mark). After the Friday’s game, the player spoke to the Sweden national team’s official website about his experiences with Sunderland. The youngster said it was fun to make his debut and
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4 days ago
Important first-team fixtures like Jon McLaughlin and Tom Flanagan have been called up for international duty, and then there’s the whole host of injuries we’ve picked up that Jack Ross would have had to contend with. With a weaker squad, we were certain to go into this game with more than a handful of selection headaches - and that could have had an impact on the result, particularly in a game against a team in Blackpool that have only lost once so far this season (and that was in their second league game, away at fellow promotion hopefuls Portsmouth). Since the game was called off, we’ve picked up a draw against Peterborough, a win at Bradford and a victory in the Checkatrade Trophy over Carlisle United.
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4 days ago
Important first-team fixtures like Jon McLaughlin and Tom Flanagan have been called up for international duty, and then there’s the whole host of injuries we’ve picked up that Jack Ross would have had to contend with. With a weaker squad, we were certain to go into this game with more than a handful of selection headaches - and that could have had an impact on the result, particularly in a game against a team in Blackpool that have only lost once so far this season (and that was in their second league game, away at fellow promotion hopefuls Portsmouth). Since the game was called off, we’ve picked up a draw against Peterborough, a win at Bradford and a victory in the Checkatrade Trophy over Carlisle United.
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4 days ago
Sunderland have announced reaching ‘amicable terms’ with Didier Ndong as he departs the club. In August 2016, the midfielder joined the Black Cats in a club-record fee of £13.6 million from French Ligue 1 side Lorient and made 49 appearances for the side. “Sunderland AFC has reached an agreement with Didier Ndong for his departure on amicable terms,” read a statement from club website.
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6 days ago
Duncan Watmore has been out injured since November of last year after suffering an identical cruciate ligament injury that he had suffered in a Premier League game the previous December. Thankfully the 24-year-old is close to making his comeback with an appearance for the Sunderland under-23s pencilled in for after the international break and sometime before the end of October. As luck would have it, Sunderland under-23’s first game after the international break is against Manchester United - who Duncan had a spell with between the ages of 8 and 13 - on Friday, October 19. Should the winger miss out on that fixture, the next one will be at the Eppleton Colliery Welfare Ground against Southampton on Sunday, October 28.
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1 week ago
Mark Ogden Senior Writer, ESPN FC Jermain Defoe has told ESPN FC he would not rule out a return to the MLS and said his move to Toronto in 2014 had come too early in his career. Bournemouth forward Defoe, 36, scored 12 goals in 21 appearances for Toronto after leaving Tottenham but returned to the Premier League with Sunderland a year later after being told by Toronto president Tim Leiweke to "get the hell out of our way if you don't want to be here." Defoe's year in the MLS left a strong impression on the former West Ham striker, though, and with Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic both raising the profile of the league following moves to the United States this year, he would be open to a return.
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1 week ago
Third division football for Ndong After being sacked by Sunderland last month when he finally returned to the Academy of Light, Didier Ndong has had to return to Gabon already due to the expiry of his residence card. The midfielder’s permit was up in August and due to no longer having an employment contract, his residence card will not be renewed which has forced the 25-year-old to return to his native country. According to Gabonese outlet iSport, Ndong has joined a third division club in the nation’s capital and, according to a source, the player is facing financial difficulties. Although the name of the club is not mentioned in the report, Ndong did found a club in Gabon’s third division last
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1 week ago
Connor Shields made his first league start for Alloa Athletic yesterday and the Scottish loanee scored his first goal for the club as they drew 3-3 away to Queen of the South. Shields scored a fantastic header into the top corner of the opposition goal to put his side 3-0 up after just 25 minutes but Europe’s top goalscorer Steven Dobbie continued his red-hot form as he scored a hat-trick to ensure both teams went home with a point. Elliot Embleton played the entire game as Grimsby Town beat Port Vale 2-0. Grimsby took the lead after just 30 seconds thanks to Wes Thomas latching on to an underhit back pass, rounding the Port Vale goalkeeper and sliding the ball into an empty net and JJ Hooper wrapped the scoring just before the hour mark.
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1 week ago
For any fresher, starting university is a daunting experience. All of a sudden you’re fending for yourself, thrown into a world of heavily independent study and most importantly: trying to handle your alcohol properly. As a fresher last year I faced all of these new ventures, and I was naïve to begin with as to how much bother this would cause me. I thought the biggest issue would arise from being a female sports fan, but alas not. The oddest venture for me was defending my position as a Sunderland fan, as a student at a Newcastle based university, living in the centre of Newcastle with people from all across the country. A couple of problems arose from the mates I’ve made. As soon as they sniff
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1 week ago
Jon McLaughlin was Sunderland’s hero again saving his second penalty in Mackem colours to secure a vital triumph at Valley Parade. Max Power’s 66th minute red-card for violent conduct gave Jack Payne the opportunity to pull Bradford level, but McLaughlin guessed right and parried his effort away, Tom Flanagan then made a goal-saving challenge as Sunderland held on. Josh Maja’s ninth goal of the season sent Sunderland on their way to victory, but Anthony O’Connor leveled just after half-time, Jack Baldwin put Sunderland back ahead two minutes later. That was enough to win it for the Black Cats who vault up to third in League One on a day where all three of the top three at the start of play lost.
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1 week ago
Bradford City have not had the best of starts this season. Two wins - one on opening day and one on Tuesday evening - have sandwiched a run of eight defeats and a draw. The Bantams have already replaced their head coach, bringing in former Livingston manager David Hopkin back in September. A manager well-known to Jack Ross, today’s game will pit the Scots against each other as they both seek to improve their club’s results. For Sunderland, it is a case of improving on the run of draws in September and into this week. An improved performance midweek failed to mask the need for Ross and his training staff to find a way of keeping clean sheets. Whilst creating and scoring chances hasn’t been a particular
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2 weeks ago
Running out of superlatives for Chris Maguire I love watching Chris Maguire play, and I honestly don’t think that I’ve enjoyed watching a player glide around the pitch dictating play this much since Stephané Sessegnon was at the club. Obviously, we’ve had some very good footballers at the club since he left over five years ago - and some very bad ones I may add - but I’d often sit back in unadulterated awe and watch Sessegnon do his thing on the pitch, and this season I often find myself doing the same thing with Chris Maguire. Not that I think he’s anywhere near as good as Sess was in his prime, but you get my point - of the 22 players on the pitch, Maguire is usually the most unique. He’s been
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2 weeks ago
Goalkeeper: Jon McLaughlin Jon McLaughlin’s performances for Sunderland have not gone unnoticed north of the border as Alex McLeish has recalled the goalkeeper to the national side for Scotland’s upcoming international fixtures. McLaughlin is yet to build on the clean sheet won against Scunthorpe, but the stopper has rarely been at fault as an individual recently. Jack Ross will be pleased that his number one has received recognition for his decent form and will hope that spurs him on this evening. In a game Sunderland can ill-afford to lose, having your goalkeeper striving for another shut-out certainly won’t hurt. Here’s hoping McLaughlin can achieve that target tonight. Defence: Flanagan,
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2 weeks ago
A female soccer coach who admitted killing a teenager 14 years ago was jailed for life on Monday. Karen Tunmore, 36, was handed a minimum sentence of 17 and a half years at Newcastle Crown Court in the UK for the notorious 2004 murder of teenager Scott Pritchard in Sunderland, which was unsolved until she...
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A woman has been convicted of murder after walking into a Sunderland police station and confessing to an unsolved killing that happened in 2004.
2 weeks ago
What about a 'Easiest Trade Deals In Human History Zone' where Liam Fox is your guide on a stroll through a disused Sunderland car plant, now retooled for use as the north east's premier bubonic rat sanctuary?
2 weeks ago
Loan roundup Elliot Embleton scored the first senior goal of his career yesterday, but it was not enough for Grimsby Town as they suffered a 2-1 home defeat by Morecambe. Sunderland academy product Jordan Cook picked out Embleton just outside the centre circle in the opposition half and the Sunderland loanee ran to the edge of the box, worked himself some space and curled a delightful effort into the bottom left-hand corner of the visitor’s net. You can watch that goal HERE. Grimsby remain second from bottom in League Two though, as two quickfire goals just after the hour mark saw Morecambe come away with all three points. Two Sunderland youngsters faced off in the National League yesterday,
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2 weeks ago
Stryjek determined to be Sunderland’s number one Max Stryjek has made a huge impact in less than a week during his loan spell at Stewart Donald’s former club Eastleigh. The young Polish goalkeeper has kept two clean sheets in two 1-0 wins for his new side and has pulled off a number of great saves, including saving a penalty in the first half of his debut. Eastleigh’s manager Andy Hessenthaler admits that he didn’t know too much about him beforehand but is already hoping the 22-year-old can extend his stay at Ten Acres, with Stryjek’s determination to be Sunderland’s number one a key factor: We didn’t know too much about Max but we’re fortunate to have a connection with Sunderland and I spoke
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Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford said he was unaffected by the summer transfer rumours, speaking after he signed a new contract which will keep him at Goodison Park until 2025. The England international agreed a new six-year deal with the Toffees just over a year after becoming the most expensive British goalkeeper of all-time when he moved to Merseyside from Sunderland for £30million. Pickford's outstanding performances for the Three Lions at the World Cup in Russia led to reports that Chelsea wanted to take him to Stamford Bridge before the season began, but he told reporters that his commitment to the club never wavered.
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Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford said he was unaffected by speculation linking him with a move away from Goodison Park before he signed a new contract with the club. The England international agreed a new six-year deal with the Toffees just over a year after becoming the most expensive British goalkeeper of all-time when he moved to Merseyside from Sunderland for £30million. Pickford's outstanding performances for the Three Lions at the World Cup in Russia led to reports that Chelsea wanted to take him to Stamford Bridge before the season began, but he told reporters that his commitment to the club never wavered.
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3 weeks ago
England number one Jordan Pickford said he believes moving to Everton was the key factor in him starring at the World Cup as he signed a new six-year deal with The Toffees on Wednesday. Pickford didn't make his England debut until after joining Everton from Sunderland for £30 million ($39 million) in June 2017, but just a year later played a major part in Russia as the Three Lions reached the semi-finals for the first time in 28 years. "When I made the move last year, I thought Everton would be a great club to come to and the right step in my career," said Pickford.
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3 weeks ago
Jordan Pickford has agreed a new six-year contract with Everton. Everton made Pickford the most expensive British goalkeeper of all-time last year when they signed him for a fee which could reach £30million from Sunderland. The 24-year-old was an ever
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3 weeks ago
<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2018/0923/r435910_1296x729_16-9.jpg&amp;w=100&amp;h=80&amp;scale=crop&amp;site=espnfc" />Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang teamed up once again to lead Arsenal to a comfortable 2-0 victory over Everton. Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang teamed up once again to lead Arsenal to a comfortable 2-0 victory over Everton. England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has signed a new contract at Everton until 2024. Pickford, 24, was named the club's player, players' player and young player of the season in 2017-18, having joined for around &#163;30 million from Sunderland in the summer of 2017, and became the youngest goalkeeper ever to represent England at a World Cup when he helped his country to the semifinals in Russia. "When I made the move last year I thought Everton would be a great club to come to and the right step....
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3 weeks ago
A bumper crowd of 42,858 packed into Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Cork as a Manchester United legends side took on a Republic of Ireland and Glasgow Celtic combination as a tribute to the late Liam Miller. Miller tragically passed away earlier this year following a battle with cancer and the contest was arranged to raise funds for his wife and young children. The calibre of legends on show was testament to Miller’s fine career that included spells at Manchester United, Glasgow Celtic, Leeds United, Sunderland and Australian sides Perth Glory and Brisbane Roar. United raced into a two goal lead as Denis Irwin converted from the penalty spot after Johan Mjalby was adjudged to have fouled Nicky Butt in the
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3 weeks ago
In nearly every Sunderland game I watched over the two seasons prior to the current one, I felt annoyed by the fact that nobody seemed to know what their job was on the pitch. Last season was particularly difficult to stomach - under Simon Grayson we attempted to play long ball football with a side largely made up by slow, small players, and then under Chris Coleman we persisted with a defensive 5-3-2 system that got the best out of absolutely nobody. It’s nice, then, that we can watch a Sunderland team now where every player knows what their role is on the pitch - that much is evident in the way that we play, and the results that we’ve been able to achieve. There’s no more shoehorning players into positions they aren’t suited to playing, and we’ve stopped confusing our best attackers by asking them to play a different role every week.
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