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  • What did Chris Coleman learn as Sunderland drew 2-2 with Millwall?

    What did Chris Coleman learn as Sunderland drew 2-2 with Millwall?

    November 20, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Sunderland’s ‘keeper situation is critical Poor Robbin Ruiter had an absolute shocker in goal on Saturday afternoon. The Dutchman criminally allowed a George Saville free-kick to creep through his legs, and then moments later his pathetic effort at saving another free kick from the same player saw Sunderland go behind […]

     
  • Chris Coleman was announced as the new Sunderland manager earlier this week. Picture credit: safc.com

    What can Chris Coleman bring? A Welsh-Mackem’s thoughts on Sunderland’s new boss

    November 20, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    Firstly – just for clarity – my Mother hails from Sunderland but Father is a Cardiff boy. So, my allegiances are split. Sunderland are, and always have been, my club team but I follow in my Father’s footsteps and consider myself a proud Welshman. Naturally I have mixed emotions following […]

     
  • Sunderland U23s afforded the chance to move off bottom at Leicester City in Premier League 2

    Sunderland U23s afforded the chance to move off bottom at Leicester City in Premier League 2

    November 20, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Sunderland under-23s travel to Holmes Park on Tuesday evening as they face Leicester City under-23s in the Premier League 2. The Black Cats lie bottom of the table prior to kick-off, although they could move as high as seventh should they secure three points against the Foxes. Sunderland have enjoyed […]

     
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    Chris Coleman Fact-file: The statistics that back up just why he’s the right man for the job

    November 20, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    SportsByte’s James Copley looks at the stats behind new Sunderland manager Chris Coleman that suggest the former Wales manager could be the right man to lead them back up the Championship table. After 50 matches and five years as Wales manager, Swansea-born Chris Coleman used just 57 players. To give […]

     
  • Revealed! Which Sunderland Manager Has Enjoyed The Best Start?

    Revealed! Which Sunderland Manager Has Enjoyed The Best Start?

    November 19, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    It’s often said that a new manager sparks an uptake in form – but that hasn’t always been the case for Sunderland.  With Chris Coleman set to take over at the Stadium of Light, the Black Cats will be keen to get off to a good start under their new manager and […]

     
  • Sunderland Scholars grabbed a last gasp victory against Burton at the Academy of Light.

    Chandler “very proud” of Sunderland Foundation of Light Scholars after 4-2 win against Oxford United Academy

    November 16, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Sunderland FoL Scholars 4-2 Oxford United Academy (AET) Jamie Chandlers’ Monkwearmouth Scholars progressed to round three of the NYFL Trophy scoring three goals in extra-time. The cup holders avoided a second-round exit with goals from Max Sansom, Arron Thompson, Max Nelson and Harry Johnson. Head coach Jamie Chandler said: “I thought it […]

     
  • Extra time drama as Sunderland FoL Monkwearmouth progress in NFYL Trophy

    Extra time drama as Sunderland FoL Monkwearmouth progress in NFYL Trophy

    November 16, 2017 at 2:57 pm

      Sunderland Foundation of Light Monkwearmouth 4-2 Oxford United F&E Academy Defending NFYL Trophy winners Sunderland FoL Monkwearmouth got one step closer to retaining the cup after a dramatic extra-time win against Oxford United F&E Academy. Sunderland looked to be heading out the competition until a last-gasp equaliser from Max […]

     
  • Sunderland U23s go top of Group B after late equaliser in Premier League International Cup

    Sunderland U23s go top of Group B after late equaliser in Premier League International Cup

    November 15, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    Sunderland under-23s rescued a point late on against Legia Warsaw in the Premier League International Cup to go top of Group B. The Black Cats fell behind when Robert Bartczak put the Polish side in front 33 minutes in before substitute Andrew Nelson netted four minutes from time to ensure […]

     
  • Sunderland U21s win on penalties in final Checkatrade Trophy game

    Sunderland U21s win on penalties in final Checkatrade Trophy game

    November 10, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Sunderland Under-21s completed an underwhelming Checkatrade Trophy campaign by beating Grimsby in a penalty shootout on Wednesday night. The game ended 1-1 with the Black Cats eventually winning 7-6 on penalties. After losing their opening two group games against Scunthorpe and Doncaster, Elliott Dickman’s side couldn’t qualify from Group H […]

     
  • Jack Rodwell scored against his former club to spark a mini revival for Sunderland. Picture: safc.com

    Sunderland U21s playing for pride in Checkatrade tie against Grimsby

    November 8, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Sunderland under-21s face a trip to Grimsby Town with pride the only thing at stake following their early Checkatrade Trophy exit. The Black Cats were dumped out of the trophy last month courtesy of a 1-0 defeat at Doncaster Rovers, leaving them bottom of their group with no points to […]