Football

  • Who could Sunderland recruit in January to solve goalkeeping woes?

    Who could Sunderland recruit in January to solve goalkeeping woes?

    December 18, 2017 at 10:02 am

    After the departures of Jordan Pickford and Vito Mannone in the summer, replacing the two goalkeepers was always going to be difficult, but not as difficult as Sunderland fans would come to see during the first half of the season. Just 21 games into the season, the Black Cats have […]

     
  • Sunderland's Wahbi Khazri and Sunderland's Jermain Defoe show their dejection as their side concede during the Premier League match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland.

    “I have very little faith in our ability” Roker Report comments about transfers

    December 15, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    Sunderland have made massive errors in recent transfer windows when signing players recently and fans don’t forget this. Speaking to Craig Wilson from Roker Report he said: “I have very little faith in our ability to secure what we need, but I can hope.” Wilson, speaking about which payer he […]

     
  • The Decline of Sunderland AFC

    The Decline of Sunderland AFC

    December 15, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Since 2011 average attendances at the Stadium of Light have dropped by over 11,000 people. In this piece I will be assessing Sunderland’s recent Investment/Transfers via podcast and Shorthand Social. Over the last few years the investment in players hasn’t been good enough. Especially in their Premier League season under […]

     
  • Elliot Embleton with Sunderland boss Chris Coleman after the game at Wolves

    Elliot Embleton says it is a ‘dream come true’ to make his Sunderland debut

    December 15, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Elliot Embleton made his Sunderland debut in the goalless draw at Molineux on Saturday. The 18-year-old midfielder replaced Lynden Gooch in the final moments as the Black Cats looked to see the game out. Durham born Embleton told SportsByte: “I was buzzing, I just wanted to get on the pitch, it […]

     
  • Four players set to return for Seaham in Newton Aycliffe clash tomorrow

    Four players set to return for Seaham in Newton Aycliffe clash tomorrow

    December 15, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Nicholas Kane, Lee Hetherington, Tommy Scott and top-scorer Liam McBryde are all set to return from injury for Seaham Red Star in their clash away at Newton Aycliffe tomorrow. The game will be Seaham’s first in three weeks as matches against Shildon and Newcastle Benfield were called off due to […]

     
  • Ben Woodburn scoring for Wales

    From Dragons to Black Cats: Which Welshmen should make the move to Wearside?

    December 15, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    With the January transfer window looming, Chris Coleman’s Sunderland side will be hoping to bring in some reinforcements in order to help prevent Sunderland from suffering back-to-back relegations. Many were surprised when Coleman left his position as Wales boss to take over on Wearside, with Sunderland’s perilous league position further […]

     
  • Sunderland West End will be hoping for more success under their new management set up. Picture credit: Jodie Minter.

    West End try for the third time to reach the semi-final of Durham Trophy

    December 15, 2017 at 12:29 pm

      Sunderland West End will once again try and play their Durham Trophy match this Saturday at 1.30pm at Ford Quarry against Gateshead Rutherford as their last two meetings in the last two weeks have been postponed due to bad weather conditions.   Rutherford have announced on their Twitter page that […]

     
  • Men’s football 1st team mid-season review: The story so far

    Men’s football 1st team mid-season review: The story so far

    December 15, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    As the first half of the season comes to an end for the University Men’s Football 1st’s, SportsByte reviews what we have learnt so far, and what could be improved in the remaining games of the season in 2018. League form The Wearsiders last game saw them on the receiving end […]

     
  • Chris Coleman celebrates with one of his best signings during his spell with Fulham, Carlos Bocanegra

    Clint Dempsey for £2.5m, and a loan move for Jordan Henderson: A look at Chris Coleman’s record in the transfer market

    December 15, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Chris Coleman has had a habit of bringing in value-for-money signings in the past, and will need to do so again in January if Sunderland are to improve their squad. Sunderland have noticeably improved since Coleman’s arrival, with the Welshman picking up four points from his four games since taking […]

     
  • Former Sunderland player Arthur Wright’s footballing legacy documented by son Billy

    Former Sunderland player Arthur Wright’s footballing legacy documented by son Billy

    December 15, 2017 at 10:28 am

    One-club man Arthur Wright made his son Billy so proud that he is dedicating his time and resources to displaying his father’s achievements for the public to see. Arthur played over 280 games for Sunderland from 1938 to 1955 as well as being capped by England School Boys and called […]