Articles by: Shaun Wales
 

  • Sunderland Owner and Chairman Ellis Short looks on at the Barclays Premier League match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland.

    Ellis Short: Taking a looking at an unpopular owner’s time in charge of Sunderland

    May 17, 2018 at 11:02 am

    Since 2009 American tycoon Ellis Short has been a mainstay at a club of constant change. The Sunderland AFC owner has seen turbulent times during his stewardship of the club and a sequence of bad decisions finally saw the Wearside club relegated to the Championship in April 2017 and into […]

     
  • Prospective new Sunderland owner Stewart Donald in the stands during the Sky Bet Championship match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland.

    Stewart Donald: Eastleigh FC fan views

    May 14, 2018 at 10:11 am

    With Eastleigh FC owner Stewart Donald set to conclude a takeover of Sunderland AFC in the near future SportsByte wanted to see how fans of his current club view him. On The Spitfires fans forum many fans were saddened to hear about his upcoming departure and many had a great […]

     
  • England supporters wave flags in the stands prior to the match

    Should we be going to Russia?

    May 11, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    In a few months the whole world will be looking at Russia as it hosts the World Cup. The fact that FIFA have given the tournament to them has always been controversial due to the high scale racism that is witnessed regularly. Should we as a nation make a stand […]

     
  • Sunderland fans during the Sky Bet Championship match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland

    Wolves fans accuse Sunderland of shooting themselves in the foot

    April 23, 2018 at 10:04 am

    Sunderland have taken action to limit the chances of an invasion by Newcastle United supporters at the Stadium of Light but Wolves fans say they have “shot themselves in the foot”. Rumours on social media of a planned effort by Magpies supporters to get tickets for the Wolves away end, […]

     
  • Bradley Lowery was a mascot for Sunderland's match with Chelsea on Wednesday.

    Sunderland and Newcastle fans unite in Bradley Lowery charity match

    March 24, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    They may be fierce rivals on the pitch, but Sunderland and Newcastle fans are coming together raise awareness of a rare type of cancer – the very same that is affecting five-year-old battler Bradley Lowery. Lowery has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called neuroblastoma, which mostly affects children […]

     
  • Bradley Lowery was a mascot for Sunderland's match with Chelsea on Wednesday.

    Bradley Lowery lives his dream against Chelsea

    December 16, 2016 at 8:40 am

    Young Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery lived his dream on Wednesday as he slotted home a goal against Chelsea for his beloved Black Cats. Five-year-old Bradley’s brave battle with neuroblastoma has brought out the best in football fans as thousands poured in cards and gifts. Before Sunderland’s Premier League clash with table […]

     
  • Team Sunderland's basketballers have only lost once this season.

    Team Sunderland women’s volleyball ready to face North Riding Eagles

    December 14, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    Following Team Sunderland’s impressive 3-0 victory over Coventry and Warwick Riga, their next challenge is in the new year. Team Sunderland women’s volleyball face a visit from North Riding Eagles in January and, following the Wearsider’s outstanding form, it is a test to see if the players and coaches can manage against […]

     
  • Former Sunderland midfielder Paul Stewart (left) was a victim of abuse. Rebecca Naden/PA.

    Football abuse scandal: The writers’ views

    December 9, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    The sexual abuse scandal has shocked English football, but North East fans have paid tribute to the region’s former players who have come forward to report their harrowing experiences. The recent revelations regarding Barry Bennell, and since then further coaches and scouts, have stunned football fans, and the fact that […]

     
  • Team Sunderland's basketballers have only lost once this season.

    Team Sunderland women’s volleyball face Coventry and Warwick

    December 9, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Team Sunderland women’s volleyball will be hoping to carry on their impressive form when they face Coventry & Warwick Riga on Saturday. Coaches Steve Anderson and David Raine will be hoping that the ladies will keep the momentum going however they know that this is a tricky test. Sunderland have won […]

     
  • Bradley Lowery was a mascot for Sunderland's match with Chelsea on Wednesday.

    Brave Bradley Lowery to receive applause from Newcastle fans

    December 9, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Five-year-old Bradley Lowery will be in the minds of his beloved Sunderland’s fierce rivals Newcastle United this Saturday. Following the tragic news that young Bradley will likely lose his battle with neuroblastoma cancer after failing to respond to treatment, many Newcastle United fans have been saddened by the news to […]