• Vito Mannone is up against Mika and Jordan Pickford for a starting place. Picture credit: Lynne Cameron/EMPICS Sport

    Vito Mannone signs new new deal at Sunderland

    June 30, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone has signed a new two-year contract at the Stadium of Light. The news brings an end to speculation linking Mannone with a move away from Wearside following the arrival of former Manchester City goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon. Sunderland’s ‘keeper situation has been a much talked about area […]

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    Sunderland Ladies beat Yeovil 2-0 in sixth consecutive win

    June 29, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Abby Holmes and Keira Ramshaw scored as Sunderland Ladies secured their sixth Women’s Super League 2 win in a row to go top of the table at the expense of Yeovil Town. Holmes unleashed a shot from the edge of the penalty area after just seven minutes to give the […]

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    Sunderland patient over Alonso and want Chelsea youngster

    June 25, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Sunderland are looking to further strengthen their ranks by bringing in former loanee Marcos Alonso along with Chelsea youngster Kurt Zouma. The Black Cats have struggled to solve the illusive left back problem for many years now, having seen Danny Rose return to Tottenham after an impressive loan spell, before […]

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    PODCAST: SportsByte’s Sam Lightle Talks SAFC Fixtures

    June 18, 2014 at 10:30 am

    listen to ‘SportsByte’s Sam Lightle Talks SAFC Fixtures’ on Audioboo The Premier League released the league fixtures this morning, which made an interesting read for Sunderland fans. The first games’ Sunderland fans’ will look for are the Derby games against North East rivals Newcastle United. Sunderland did the double over the Geordies’ […]

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    Sunderland sign Costel Pantilimon

    June 16, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Sunderland have agreed to sign former Manchester City goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon on a free transfer. Pantilimon’s transfer will go through on July 1 after being released by City at the end of last season. The Romanian moved to City from Politechnica Timisoara in 2011, but was restricted to just 29 […]

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    Sunderland ‘bitter’ at Colback leaving

    June 10, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Sunderland revealed losing midfielder Jack Colback on a free transfer to close rivals Newcastle has left a ‘bitter taste’ in their mouths. In a statement released by the club last night, they feel the Black Cats feel they weren’t given adequate opportunity to speak to Colback and the situation wasn’t […]

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    Newcastle sign Jack Colback

    June 9, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Newcastle have completed the signing of Sunderland midfielder Jack Colback on a free transfer. The 24-year-old’s contract is set to expire at the end of the month and has officially agreed a deal to move fierce rivals Newcastle. Colback is understood to have signed a five year contract at St […]

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    Mixed fortunes for Sunderland as transfer rumours continue to swirl

    June 6, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    Most would argue that Sunderland had a good start to the transfer window, securing the likes of Billy Jones and Jordi Gomez, whilst Sebastian Larsson signed a contract extension which will keep him at the club until 2017.  But the loss of experienced duo Craig Gardner and Phil Bardsley, to […]

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    Colback set to finalise Newcastle deal

    June 6, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Newcastle look set to have won the race to sign midfielder Jack Colback on a free transfer from North East rivals Sunderland. Colback’s contract is set to expire at the end of this month and he has been unable to come to an agreement with Sunderland over a new deal, which […]

  • Seb Larsson's goal gave Sunderland a victory in this fixture last year. Picture credit: Jon Super/AP/Press Association Images

    Sebastian Larsson commits future to Sunderland

    June 3, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Sunderland have confirmed that midfielder Sebastian Larsson has committed his future to the club, signing a new contract which will keep him on Wearside until 2017. The Swedish International had been linked with a move abroad, with several clubs interested, but he has now opted to stay at the Stadium […]