Articles by: Michael Grahamslaw

  • Matthew Bates set to sign new contract with Pools'

    Matthew Bates’ set to earn full-time contract after successful relegation battle

    May 18, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    After a frantic couple of months at Hartlepool United, caretaker manager Matthew Bates is set to be rewarded with a full-time managerial contract following the clubs successful fight against relegation. A fantastic 1-0 win against Leyton Orient ensured Hartlepool United would not be the second North East side to suffer […]

  • Brooks Mileson Memorial League Cup draw

    October 31, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    Earlier today, the Brooks Mileson Memorial League Cup draw was made which will see 12 division clashes and one game, in particular, is a must-see Marske United Vs North Shields is undeniably the tie of the round as it sees two of the Northern Leagues big hitters go head-to-head so […]

  • Ernest Armstrong Memorial Cup Draw

    October 31, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Earlier today, the draws for the Ernest Armstrong Memorial and Brooks Mileson Memorial League Cup DrawsIt was unveiled. Who got who? Find out below Ernest Armstrong memorial draw: The potential tie of the round will only happen if Blyth AFC manage to defeat Crook Town to advance. If they do, […]

  • A Sunderland fan in the stands after the final whistle 
of the Premier League match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday April 29, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Sunderland. Photo credit should read: Richard Sellers/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.

    Five things we should expect before Sunderland play their first Championship game next season

    May 2, 2017 at 9:50 am

    It’s been a disgraceful season if you’re a Sunderland fan and that’s putting it lightly. David Moyes said his side would be fighting against relegation this season and they failed in their fight. It’s been evident all season that few players were willing to fight for the shirt and some […]

  • Round-up: Two relegations, one promotion from the Northern League Division One

    Round-up: Two relegations, one promotion from the Northern League Division One

    April 12, 2017 at 10:55 am

    With the Northern League Division One about to reach its climax, one set of fans were in jubilation while two others were left in despair. Saturday’s fixtures saw newly promoted South Shields travel to North Shields in the local derby, where North Shields knew that if they lost, their title hopes […]

  • An aerial view of St James' Park in Newcastle.

    Newcastle set to host the European Club Rugby finals in 2019

    April 4, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    A large outcry for more high-profile rugby matches in the North East has been met with the news that Newcastle is set to host the European Club finals in 2019. The finals include the European Rugby Challenge Cup and the Champions Cup. Newcastle have had great success with both the […]

  • Men's volleyball have enjoyed a successful season but fell short on Wednesday.

    Poor start costs Sunderland in Varsity men’s volleyball match

    March 23, 2017 at 10:07 am

    University of Sunderland’s men volleyball’s excellent season so far came to a stumbling halt in the Varsity clash against Teesside University. This year’s Varsity saw the winners of the Northern 3B volleyball men’s league visit the team that finished third in this years Northern 2B. The Teesiders were in control […]

  • Women's volleyball sit top of their BUCS league.

    Sunderland women’s volleyball claim Northern 3B title

    March 17, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    University of Sunderland women’s volleyball 1sts have won the BUCS Women’s Volleyball Northern 3B title after a walkover victory against Leeds 2nds on Wednesday ensured they finished the season unbeaten. Sunderland went into the last game of the season knowing that if they avoided defeat in their game they would be champions. […]

  • Sunderland men’s volleyball crowned champions despite defeat against Bradford

    Sunderland men’s volleyball crowned champions despite defeat against Bradford

    March 16, 2017 at 11:31 am

    The University of Sunderland men’s volleyball 1sts have been crowned BUCS Northern Division 3B winners despite losing 3-2 in their final game of the season against Bradford 1sts on Wednesday. Bradford were the nearest challengers for the title but played their last game today knowing that even if they won it wouldn’t be enough […]

  • Sunderland FoL Scholars vice captain – “You won’t get much better” than Sunderland’s scholarship

    Sunderland FoL Scholars vice captain – “You won’t get much better” than Sunderland’s scholarship

    March 8, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    Sunderland Foundation of Light Scholars are the first group to undergo Sunderland’s new football scholarship program, and vice captain Codie Howe has been impressed by the program so far. When we asked about the scholarship program, Howe said: “I’m enjoying it, I’m playing football day in day out, it’s what I’ve […]