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  • THREE areas Sunderland 2nd’s have to improve to avoid relegation

    THREE areas Sunderland 2nd’s have to improve to avoid relegation

    December 18, 2017 at 10:28 am

    With just five games remaining in the season, the University of Sunderland Men’s Football 2nd team currently lie seven points adrift of safety. Ahead of the season resuming in the new year, we look at three ways Sunderland’s 2nd’s must improve if they are to avoid relegation from the BUCS Northern 5B league. 1- […]

  • Who could Sunderland recruit in January to solve goalkeeping woes?

    Who could Sunderland recruit in January to solve goalkeeping woes?

    December 18, 2017 at 10:02 am

    After the departures of Jordan Pickford and Vito Mannone in the summer, replacing the two goalkeepers was always going to be difficult, but not as difficult as Sunderland fans would come to see during the first half of the season. Just 21 games into the season, the Black Cats have […]

  • The Spinners talk tactics before their away loss to Northumbria 1sts

    Sunderland Spinners captain looks ahead to second half of the season

    December 15, 2017 at 4:58 pm

      University of Sunderland’s Ultimate Frisbee team, Sunderland Spinners, and captain James Davison are looking forward to restarting the season in the new year, despite sitting bottom of the BUCS league. So far the Spinners have lost all 5 of their games played, including a walkover loss to Hull 1st’s […]

  • Josh Kelly celebrates victory over Jean Michel Hamilcaro in the Super-Welterweight contest at York Hall, London.

    David Haye’s coach Adam Booth dubs Josh Kelly the most talented fighter he’s ever worked with

    December 15, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Adam Booth heaped praised upon Sunderland-born 23-year-old super-welterweight contender following another impressive victory. Josh Kelly (5-0-0, 4KO’s) made it five wins as a pro following an impressive sixth-round TKO victory over Frenchman Jean Michel Hamilcaro (25-9-3, 6KO’s) Kelly’s trainer has serious pedigree having guided David Haye (28-3-0, 26KOs) WBA world victory and Booth firmly believes […]

  • Sunderland's Wahbi Khazri and Sunderland's Jermain Defoe show their dejection as their side concede during the Premier League match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland.

    “I have very little faith in our ability” Roker Report comments about transfers

    December 15, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    Sunderland have made massive errors in recent transfer windows when signing players recently and fans don’t forget this. Speaking to Craig Wilson from Roker Report he said: “I have very little faith in our ability to secure what we need, but I can hope.” Wilson, speaking about which payer he […]

  • The Decline of Sunderland AFC

    The Decline of Sunderland AFC

    December 15, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Since 2011 average attendances at the Stadium of Light have dropped by over 11,000 people. In this piece I will be assessing Sunderland’s recent Investment/Transfers via podcast and Shorthand Social. Over the last few years the investment in players hasn’t been good enough. Especially in their Premier League season under […]

  • Aaron Chalmers, picture credit: Jake Smith

    Geordie Shore’s Aaron Chalmers looks to silence the critics at BAMMA 33

    December 15, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Geordie Shore’s Aaron Chalmers is looking to extend his unbeaten MMA record to 3-0 with a victory at BAMMA 33 at the metro radio arena. Chalmers, who will square off against MMA rookie Karl Donaldson in Newcastle has had a lot of criticism for the nature of his rise in MMA. […]

  • Bellator 191 BAMMA 33 preview

    Bellator 191 BAMMA 33 preview

    December 15, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    One of the world’s biggest MMA promotions ‘Bellator’ is coming to Newcastle this weekend in a massive event at the Metro Radio Arena alongside fellow promotion BAMMA in a joint show. This is a big boost for North East combat sports and follows on the trend which Frank Warren set by holding the highly […]

  • Sunderland are starting from scatch after a number of drop-outs.

    Sunderland Women heavily beaten by Bradford

    December 15, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    Sunderland’s Women Hockey team close the year with a loss after an 8-0 thrashing to Bradford at home on December 6. Sunderland, who went into the game as clear underdogs to top of the league Bradford, were defeated heavily at their home ground, the Raich Carter Centre. The game was […]

  • Elliot Embleton with Sunderland boss Chris Coleman after the game at Wolves

    Elliot Embleton says it is a ‘dream come true’ to make his Sunderland debut

    December 15, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Elliot Embleton made his Sunderland debut in the goalless draw at Molineux on Saturday. The 18-year-old midfielder replaced Lynden Gooch in the final moments as the Black Cats looked to see the game out. Durham born Embleton told SportsByte: “I was buzzing, I just wanted to get on the pitch, it […]