• Gus Poyet in Portugal. Picture credit:

    Poyet wary despite Sunderland win

    July 30, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Gus Poyet has erred on the side of caution after Sunderland picked up their fourth consecutive win of pre-season last night (July 29). Mikael Mandron’s 78th minute penalty was enough to see the Black Cats overcome Recreativo de Huelva and ease their worries over the lack of transfer activity. Poyet […]

  • Mikael Mandron found the net but couldn't help Sunderland to victory. Picture Credit: SAFC

    Report: Sunderland get off to winning start in Portugal

    July 30, 2014 at 9:30 am

    A late penalty helped Sunderland get their pre-season tour of Portugal off to a winning start.   With transfer activity faltering slightly, the Black Cats can at least take heart from the fact they’ve won four consecutive pre-season games and scored a total of 10 goals with only one conceded. […]

  • SAFC give up on Rodriguez but Clayton talks continue

    SAFC give up on Rodriguez but Clayton talks continue

    July 29, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Sunderland are no longer interested in Atletico Madrid midfielder Cristian Rodriguez, according to reports. Rodriguez has been strongly linked with the Black Cats since June and the completion of the transfer was seen as imminent earlier this week. But the Newcastle Chronicle and Sunderland Echo claim that sources in Spain […]

  • Gus Poyet in Portugal. Picture credit:

    Preview: Sunderland’s Pre-season tour of Portugal

    July 29, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Sunderland are gearing up for the next stage of their intense pre-season with a week long trip to Portugal for some warm weather training. Adam Johnson has said that the players are preparing for the new season with double training sessions but nothing will be able to prepare them for […]

  • Patrick van Aanholt in action for Holland in May. Picture credit: Peter Dejong/AP/Press Association Images

    Sunderland sign Chelsea left-back van Aanholt

    July 25, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Sunderland have signed Chelsea left-back Patrick van Aanholt on a four year contract. The Holland international has signed for an undisclosed fee and goes some way to easing the headache over the left-back position that Sunderland have suffered from for so long. Chelsea confirmed the move on their official website. 23-year-old […]

  • Ignacio Scocco has become Sunderland's latest signing.

    Sunderland flop Scocco joins Newell’s Old Boys

    July 25, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Argentine striker Ignacio Scocco has returned to his homeland and joined Newell’s Old Boys. Scocco, who began his career with Newell’s, is believed to have left Sunderland for a fee of around £2.1 million after moving to Wearside for £3.2 million in January this year. Scocco struggled to settle in […]

  • Patrick van Aanholt in action for Leicester during his loan spell in 2011. Picture credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

    Sunderland closing in on Chelsea’s van Aanholt

    July 25, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Sunderland are reportedly closing in on the signing of Chelsea full-back Patrick van Aanholt. Gus Poyet is desperate to sign a full-back after becoming very frustrated in the lack of movement in deals for Fiorentina’s Marcos Alonso and Liverpool’s Fabio Borini. And the Sunderland boss said he may have to […]

  • Gus Poyet thanked the fans for their support over the season. Picture credit: Scott Heppell/AP/Press Association Images

    Poyet delighted for youngsters after Hartlepool win

    July 24, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Gus Poyet has hailed his young stars again after they helped Sunderland run out deserved winners at Victoria Park. Carl Lawson was brought on with 10 other U21s on the hour mark and their impact was immediate as Lawson saw his strike from outside the area curl past Scott Flinders […]

  • Andrew Cartwright celebrates scoring for Sunderland. Picture credit:

    Young Black Cats steal the show at Hartlepool

    July 24, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Sunderland youngsters turned on the style yet again to run out comfortable 3-0 winners against Hartlepool last night.  Carl Lawson opened the scoring in the 70th minute, before Andrew Cartwright netted a double to seal two wins for Gus Poyet in 24 hours. With a trip to Portugal just around […]

  • Poyet praises Sunderland youngsters

    Poyet praises Sunderland youngsters

    July 23, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Gus Poyet has heaped the praise on his youngsters after Mikeal Mandron scored the winning goal against Carlisle last night (July 22). After 45 minutes of experienced figures, Poyet decided to mix it up by making the most of his U21’s packed bench. Starlet George Honeyman and Mandron combined well […]