Football

  • Sunderland RCA in action last season. Picture Credit: Zoe Vicarage

    Sunderland RCA edge closer to survival

    April 7, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Sunderland RCA are not out of the woods yet but they took a gigantic step towards securing their place in the First Division when they defeated Bedlington Terriers in the crucial bottom-five clash on Saturday. David Lee’s side made a dream start as Gavin Barton tapped into the net after […]

     
  • The Wearside League

    Wearside League title race to go to the wire

    April 7, 2014 at 11:30 am

    It couldn’’t be closer at the top of the table as leaders Ryhope CW and Stockton Town battle it out for the championship in the Wearside League. Ryhope, the only unbeaten side, were surprisingly held to a draw by third-bottom Gateshead Leam Rangers and are now equal on points with […]

     
  • PODCAST: Poyet looks forward to Spurs return

    PODCAST: Poyet looks forward to Spurs return

    April 7, 2014 at 9:58 am

    listen to ‘Poyet looks forward to returning to Spurs’ on Audioboo Sunderland Manager Gus Poyet looks ahead to tonight’s game with Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. Poyet, a former player and coach of the London club, gives his thoughts on Spurs’ season under Tim Sherwood and reminisces about his […]

     
  • Video: Sunderland say Ji issue is ‘closed’

    Video: Sunderland say Ji issue is ‘closed’

    April 4, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Sunderland have come under a great deal of pressure in the last 24 hours after revelations that the club were heavily fined for fielding Korean Ji Dong-won when he was ‘ineligible’ to play. The Black Cats have hit back at critics however claiming that: “The matter is now closed.” In […]

     
  • The Wearside League

    Dobbing won’t go defensive at Stockton

    April 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Ashbrooke boss Asa Dobbing says he won’t go defensive ahead of their Wearside League clash with second-place Stockton Town. Stockton have so far scored 105 goals in the league this season, a tally that can only be bettered by the league-leaders Ryhope. “It’s not our game to go defensive, I’ll […]

     
  • 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 […]