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  • Sunderland fans’ floral tribute to John Alder and Liam Sweeney delivered to St James’ Park

    Sunderland fans’ floral tribute to John Alder and Liam Sweeney delivered to St James’ Park

    July 22, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    The fundraising page set up by a Sunderland fan in tribute to John Alder and Liam Sweeney has now raised £29,000 – and flowers have now been delivered to St James’ Park. Newcastle United supporters John, 63, and Liam, 28, were among the passengers of the tragic MH17 flight, as […]

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

    PODCAST: Weekend Transfer Round-Up – 19th July

    July 21, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    listen to ‘PODCAST: Weekend Transfer Round-Up – 19th July’ on Audioboo Catching up on the latest Premier League transfers, Saturday Show regulars Sean and Alix discuss all the latest transfer activity and gossip. Initial players up for discussion include former SAFC trio Borini, Ki and Alonso. Borini, who initially looked […]

     
  • Donation page set up by Sunderland fan in tribute to John Alder and Liam Sweeney raises £25,000

    Donation page set up by Sunderland fan in tribute to John Alder and Liam Sweeney raises £25,000

    July 21, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    A donation page set up by a Sunderland fan to pay for a £100 floral tribute to the two Newcastle United supporters who tragically lost their lives on the MH17 air crash has now raised £25,000. John Alder, 63, and Liam Sweeney, 28, were travelling to New Zealand to watch […]

     
  • Jordi Gomez is Sunderland's second signing of the summer. Picture credit: safc.com

    Opinion: Poyet has cleared out the deadwood, now Sunderland can move forward

    July 21, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    The season is a mere four weeks away and Sunderland’s biggest deals are yet to be done with just three bosman players coming through the Stadium of Light doors.  Firstly, defender Billy Jones signed. The former-Preston full-back is a versatile defender who can play either left or right back as […]

     
  • Poyet praises Sunderland win against Darlington

    Poyet praises Sunderland win against Darlington

    July 21, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Gus Poyet hailed his side’s victory against Darlington 1883 as the ‘perfect run out’. Sunderland ran out 5-1 winners on Saturday with Steven Fletcher scoring twice, before goals from Emanuele Giaccherini, Connor Wickham and Jordi Gomez made it an emphatic victory for Poyet and his men in their opening pre-season […]

     
  • Sunderland beat Darlington 1883 5-1

    Sunderland beat Darlington 1883 5-1

    July 20, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Steven Fletcher scored twice as Sunderland got their pre-season campaign off to a flying start, beating Darlington 1883. Fletcher scored a double in the opening 20 minutes with a well fine finish before Emanuele Giaccherini added a third in the 47th minutes after great work from Alfred N’Diaye allowed the […]

     
  • Fabio Borini's strike gave Sunderland their first win of the season. Picture credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images

    Sunderland set to sign Fabio Borini

    July 19, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Sunderland have agreed a fee with Liverpool to sign former loan star Fabio Borini. The 23-year-old is highly rated by Gus Poyet after Borini scored 10 goals while on Wearside last season and club owner Ellis Short has backed Poyet to the hilt stumping up a fee of what’s believed […]

     
  • Sunderland add Real Betis to pre-season schedule

    Sunderland add Real Betis to pre-season schedule

    July 17, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Sunderland will play Spanish side Real Betis in a pre-season friendly at Bishop Auckland’s Heritage Park in August. The Segunda Division side come to the North East for a 7.30pm kick off on August 7 – nine days before Sunderland kick off their Premier League season against West Brom. Sunderland […]

     
  • Matt Besler in action for USA in Brazil. Picture credit: Joe Giddens/EMPICS Sport

    World Cup star Besler claims Sunderland bid

    July 16, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Sunderland have made an offer for United States centre-back Matt Besler, according to the player himself. Besler confirmed to a Kansas radio station that Fulham and Sunderland were among the clubs that had made offers for him, with Aston Villa and German side Stuttgart also linked. The 27-year-old, who plays […]

     
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    Betis coach confirms talks with Sunderland’s N’Diaye

    July 16, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Real Betis coach Julio Velazquez has confirmed talks with Sunderland over the sale of Alfred N’Diaye, but is remaining coy on rumours that the Spanish club are among the possible suiters for the midfielder. N’Diaye spent the second half of last season on loan at Betis, who were relegated from La […]