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    Sunderland sign Jack Rodwell from Manchester City

    August 5, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Sunderland have signed Manchester City midfielder Jack Rodwell on a five-year contract. The fee for the 23-year-old is undisclosed but is believed to be in excess of £10 million. Rodwell joined Manchester City in August 2012 for £13.2 million but has only played 21 games in the last two seasons, […]

  • Walking Football available for over-55s in Sunderland

    Walking Football available for over-55s in Sunderland

    August 5, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    The Chairman of the Wearside League is looking to start up Walking Football in Sunderland. Peter Maguire wants to build interest in the sport for over-55s, and would eventually like to have a league. Walking Football is a slower version of football, played on 3G pitches, where the only rule […]

  • Sunderland closing in on Vergini deal

    Sunderland closing in on Vergini deal

    August 5, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Santiago Vergini is currently undergoing a medical at Sunderland ahead of a proposed one-year loan deal. The Argentine defender spent the last five months on loan at Sunderland last season and after a shaky start to his time on Wearside, he proved to be a vital part of Gus Poyet’s […]

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    Sunderland closing in on Jack Rodwell

    August 5, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Sunderland are set to sign Manchester City midfielder Jack Rodwell on a five year deal.  The former Everton star has arrived on Wearside and is set to undergo a medical ahead of the proposed move with the fee and personal terms already agreed. The 23-year-old has attracted major interest this […]

  • Silksworth storm to opening weekend win over Richmond

    Silksworth storm to opening weekend win over Richmond

    August 4, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Silksworth CW got their 2014/15 Wearside League campaign off to a flying start with a 6-2 victory away at Richmond Town. A Glen Hargrave hat-trick coupled with two goals from Liam Gill and a last minute effort from Nathan Dodds gave new manager Scott Cameron a sensational start to his […]

  • The Wearside League

    Round-up: Goals fly in as Wearside League returns

    August 4, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    The Wearside League season got off to a storming start this weekend with 45 goals scored in eight games. The biggest score of the day came from last season’s champions, Stockton Town, who put nine past Prudhoe – with striker Chris Stockton scoring four in the first half. Stockton went […]

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    Poyet thanks Sunderland fans after Portugal tour

    August 3, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Gus Poyet has hailed Sunderland’s supporters for their efforts during the Black Cats tour of Portugal last week. Sunderland drew their last game 0-0 on Saturday evening (August 2) against Vitoria Setubal, rounding off a three game tour which has seen Poyet’s side win one, draw one and lose one. […]

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    Sunderland draw final match in Portugal

    August 3, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Sunderland ended their pre-season tour of Portugal with a goalless draw against Vitoria Setubal. The Black Cats have spent 10 days in the Algarve, playing three games which have seen the Premier League outfit win one, lose one and draw one. One concern though for Poyet may be Sunderland’s lack […]

  • The Wearside League

    Prevew: Wearside League resumes this weekend

    August 2, 2014 at 10:00 am

    The Wearside League is back this weekend with nine games set to be played on Saturday August 2. Stockton Town were crowned champions last season with a huge total of 104 points, while Gateshead Leam Rangers finished bottom with 23 points following just four wins all season. And it is […]

  • Ryhope CW

    Gary Pearson hails excellent pre-season at Ryhope

    August 1, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Ryhope return to the Northern League on Saturday 9th August away at Billingham Town and their new manager Gary Pearson has been delighted with his first few months in charge. Most of last year’s relatively small squad has been retained and a number of new faces have been brought into […]