Football

  • Silksworth kick off pre-season campaign in promising fashion

    Silksworth kick off pre-season campaign in promising fashion

    July 15, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Silksworth’s CW’s pre season campaign is up and running after tasting both victory and defeat in their first two friendly games. Following a 3-0 win over Shildon Reserves, with goals from Andrew Place (2) and Alex Kempster, Silksworth put in a good performance against Northern League side Chester Le Street […]

     
  • Sunderland Ladies in action against Everton. Picture credit: safc.com

    Battling Sunderland Ladies lose to Everton in Continental Cup

    July 14, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Sunderland Ladies came unstuck against Everton Ladies in a game that left them incredibly frustrated. Abby Holmes was debatably sent off late in the first-half for two yellow cards after Nikita Parris had opened the scoring for the visitors. Despite their numerical disadvantage, Sunderland were the better team after half-time […]

     
  • Mario Gotze celebrates scoring Germany's winner against Argentina in the World Cup final. Picture credit: AP/Press Association Images

    Germany vs Argentina

    July 14, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Germany were crowned World Cup 2014 winners, after a Mario Götze extra-time strike sealed a 1-0 win over Argentina. Götze showed excellent technique to chest down Andre Schurrle’s pass and volley into the net, as Germany lifted the trophy for the fourth time. Joachim low’s men also became the first […]

     
  • Robin Van Persie celebrates scoring the Dutch opener. Picture credit: GUO YONG/LANDOV/Press Association Images

    Brazil vs Holland

    July 13, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Louis Van Gaal’s Dutch side secured 3rd place at the World Cup after beating a poor Brazil side 3-0 in the play-off. The Netherlands took the lead early on in the match through a highly contested Van Persie penalty and doubled their lead in the 17th minute through a very […]

     
  • Lionel Messi celebrates Argentina's win over Holland. Picture credit: AP/Press Association Images

    Netherlands vs Argentina

    July 10, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Argentina booked their place in the World Cup Final with a penalty shootout win following a goalless draw against Netherlands. Maxi Rodriguez scored the deciding spot-kick to set up a third final between the South American side and Germany. Netherlands’ Ron Vlaar and Wesley Sneijder both saw penalties saved, while Lionel […]

     
  • Marcos Alonso in action for Sunderland last season. Picture credit: Richard Sellers/EMPICS Sport

    SAFC target Alonso, Rodwell and Babatunde

    July 9, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    The transfer window has been open a little over a week but Sunderland have been frantically searching to nab their targets before others do and add to their three new signings this summer. With the rumour mill gathering some momentum after Swansea captain, Ashley Williams signed a new contract to […]

     
  • Fabio Borini had an impressive loan spell at Sunderland last season. Picture credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images

    PODCAST: Weekend Transfer Round-Up – 5th July

    July 9, 2014 at 11:54 am

    listen to ‘PODCAST: Weekend Transfer Round-Up – 5th July’ on Audioboo On the last weekend’s Saturday Sportsbyte, Sean and Alix discuss all the latest transfers including rumours on Troy Deeny, Suarez and Mathieu Valbuena. Sean and Alix talk discuss transfers as Sunderland are sensationally linked with wantaway World Cup star […]

     
  • Brazil fans applaud the crowd following their 7-1 defeat to Germany. Picture credit: LIU BIN/LANDOV/Press Association Images

    Brazil vs Germany

    July 9, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Brazil were knocked out of their home World Cup in embarrassing fashion as Germany won 7-1 and progressed to Sunday’s final. Germany scored five goals in the first half-hour, as Brazil capitulated in astonishing fashion. Miroslav Klose broke Ronaldo’s World Cup record, while Thomas Mueller, Sami Khedira, Andre Schurrle and […]

     
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    Argentina vs Belgium

    July 6, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Argentina reached their first semi-final since Italia ’90 with their third 1-0 victory of the tournament. Gonzalo Higuain struck the only goal after eight minutes, with a clever half-volley past Thibaut Courtois. With Lionel Messi once again at the heart of Argentina’s forward play, he has now captained his side […]

     
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    Holland vs Costa Rica

    July 6, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Holland made it through to the semi-finals of the World Cup after beating Costa Rica 4-3 on penalties. Second choice goalkeeper Tim Krul was the hero, saving spot-kicks from Bryan Ruiz and Michael Umana following a stalemate at the end of 120 minutes. Louis van Gaal set his Holland team […]