Football

  • Seaham Red Star in action last season. Picture credit: Jack Jarvis

    Seaham Red Star face out of form Birtley Town

    April 4, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Seaham Red Star take on 11th placed Birtley Town away from home this weekend, as they look to get back to winning ways after drawing their last two matches. Birtley Town started the season well, going seven matches unbeaten, but recently have lost their last five matches – including a 9-0 […]

     
  • Sunderland have a good recent record against Manchester City in the Premier League. Picture credit: PA Images

    Sunderland avoid point deduction over ineligible striker

    April 4, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Sunderland have avoided a possible point deduction after they fielded ineligible striker Ji Dong-Won in four Premier League fixtures earlier this season. Ji, who is most famous for his late winner against Manchester City in 2012, was the subject of an administrative error which meant that he was not allowed […]

     
  • England ran out comfortable winners against San Marino

    Ex-Sunderland player Stokes gets England call-up

    April 3, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Former Sunderland Ladies left-back Demi Stokes has received an international call-up ahead of England’s FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 qualifier against Montenegro on Saturday. Stokes made her international debut against Norway in January and the University of South Florida player has given Sunderland credit for her development. “Part of the […]

     
  • The return of Wes Brown to Sunderland's defence has been a huge boost for the Black Cats. Picture credit: Richard Sellers/PA Archive/Press Association Images

    Brown: Good football doesn’t count without results

    April 2, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Sunderland defender Wes Brown has rued the Black Cats lapses after yet another disappointing home defeat. Gus Poyet’s side lost 2-1 to West Ham on Monday night, leaving their task of staying in the Premier League all but impossible, with trips to come against Tottenham, both Manchester teams and Chelsea. […]

     
  • Fabio Borini celebrates during last season's Tyne-Wear derby. Picture credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images

    Potts opinion: Sunderland sinking without a trace

    April 2, 2014 at 11:16 am

    After Sunderland’s 2-1 to defeat to West Ham earlier this week, the Black Cats have now gone 6 Premier League matches without a win, and SportsByte’s Michael Potts believes it’s time they started being more positive. Where to begin… It was another waste of a journey to the Stadium of […]

     
  • Gus Poyet couldn't hide his frustration as Sunderland failed to score against Palace. Picture credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images

    Gus Poyet to keep fighting until the end

    April 1, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Gus Poyet has insisted his Sunderland side will not be giving up their fight to stay in the Premier League despite last nights defeat at home to West Ham. Goals from Andy Carroll and Mohamed Diame put Sam Allardyce’s team in firm control in what was a must win game […]

     
  • West Ham secured victory on their last visit to Wearside. Picture credit:  Richard Sellers/EMPICS Sport

    Sunderland draw a blank at home yet again

    April 1, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Sunderland remain four points adrift in the relegation zone after struggling to overhaul a physical West Ham side.  Andy Carroll opened the scoring for the visitors with a header nine minutes in. Then Mohamed Diame doubled the Hammers lead early in the second half . Adam Johnson clawed one back […]