Football

  • Sunderland's Marc Wilson after the defeat during the FA Cup, third round match at the Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough.

    Preview: Sunderland aiming to bounce back from cup exit against Cardiff

    January 10, 2018 at 10:40 am

    Sunderland travel to Wales on Saturday to face Cardiff City as they aim to put Saturday’s FA Cup disappointment behind them. The Black Cats crashed out of the competition at the 3rd Round stage for the third successive season with a 2-0 defeat to Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium. Chris Coleman’s men […]

     
  • Jake Clarke-Salter: Who is Sunderland’s new loan signing?

    Jake Clarke-Salter: Who is Sunderland’s new loan signing?

    January 9, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    Sunderland yesterday announced that Chelsea defender Jake Clarke-Salter has joined them on loan until the end of the season. Here at SportsByte we look at Clarke-Salter’s story so far and what he could bring to a Sunderland side rooted to the foot of the Championship table. Born in Carshalton the […]

     
  • SportsByte Quiz: Sunderland’s scorers in 2017

    SportsByte Quiz: Sunderland’s scorers in 2017

    January 8, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    As Sunderland prepare for their first league game of 2018 it’s fair to say 2017 was not a vintage year for Sunderland Association Football Club. Relegation from the Premier League was followed by a poor start to life in the Championship. However, there are signs of positivity under Chris Coleman’s stewardship. This week’s […]

     
  • SportsByte Quiz: Every player to represent Sunderland in 2017

    SportsByte Quiz: Every player to represent Sunderland in 2017

    January 1, 2018 at 11:48 am

    With 2017 now over here at SportsByte we have compiled a quiz to challenge your knowledge of the players to represent the Black Cats during the year. Can you remember as far back as Sunderland’s first game of the year? A 2-2 draw with Liverpool at the Stadium of Light back […]

     
  • The best sporting action during the Christmas period

    The best sporting action during the Christmas period

    December 22, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    With the festive period beginning, here at SportsByte we take a look at the best sport on this Christmas and where the action is taking place. Sunderland AFC Fresh from their first home win since December 2016 the Black Cats will be full of confidence going into the hectic Christmas […]

     
  • Danny Graham, Sunderland

    Sunderland’s five worst signings in recent years

    December 20, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Comical own goals, missed sitters, shocking goals per game ratios, 8-0 thrashings, no win at home for almost a full calendar year, it goes without saying that The Black Cats have never made things easy for themselves, and this has continued with their bizarre transfer policy. Sunderland have traditionally made promising signings, thrown away […]

     
  • Sunderland FoL Monkwearmouth 0-1 Monkseaton Football Academy

    Sunderland FoL Monkwearmouth 0-1 Monkseaton Football Academy

    December 18, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Sunderland FoL Monkwearmouth suffered a rare defeat as they were knocked out of the English School’s FA National Trophy by Monkseaton. The home side struggled to create any clear-cut chances throughout the game and were punished when Monkseaton bagged the only goal five minutes into the second-half. Despite struggling to […]

     
  • Ryhope CW fall to defeat in Stockton

    Ryhope CW fall to defeat in Stockton

    December 18, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Ryhope CW fell to a 3-1 defeat away to Stockton Town in a mid-table Northern League Division One battle. Jamie Owens gave Stockton the lead in the 10th minute before Kevin Hayes added a second in the 67th. Matty Weirs gave Ryhope a fighting chance in the 74th minute but […]

     
  • Ryhope CW: the season so far

    Ryhope CW: the season so far

    December 18, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    ‘Inconsistent’ has been the word repeated by Ryhope manager Gary Pearson this season in his programme notes and post-match interviews. Colliery Welfare sit 12th in the Northern League Division One table on 28 points after 20 games, winning nine and losing 10. It has been an improvement on last season […]

     
  • 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- […]