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  • Sunderland's Stadium of Light

    Sunderland v Derby: The Stats

    August 4, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    Sunderland kick off their Championship campaign tonight as they butt heads with Derby County. Take a look at the stats ahead of The Rams’ arrival at the Stadium of Light. Sunderland haven’t won their last seven league openers, losing four and drawing three. Derby’s first game form is more impressive, […]

  • Sunderland's Sebastian Larsson (left) and Newcastle United's Cheick Tiote battle for the ball

    Former Newcastle United midfielder, Cheick Tiote, dies aged 30

    June 5, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Former Newcastle United and Ivory Coast midfielder, Cheick Tiote has died after collapsing in training.  The 30-year-old spent seven years on Tyneside before joining Chinese second-tier side Beijing Enterprises in February. Spokesman Emanuele Palladino said: “It is with deep sadness I confirm that Cheick Tiote sadly passed away earlier today […]

  • The FA Vase trophy on it's plinth before the game

    South Shields FC parade postponed

    May 24, 2017 at 10:49 am

    South Shields FC have confirmed their planned victory parade has been postponed following the Manchester attack. The Mariners had been working with South Tyneside Council to organise a homecoming celebration for their FA Vase trophy win at Wembley on Sunday. However, in a statement released by the club, South Shields FC […]

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    Adam Johnson loses child sex conviction appeal

    March 16, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Former England footballer Adam Johnson has lost a challenge against his conviction for sexual activity with a besotted 15-year-old fan. His application for permission to appeal was dismissed by three judges in London on Thursday. The Court of Appeal judges also rejected his bid for a reduction in his six-year […]

  • England's Ben Stokes.

    Ben Stokes deserves big-money IPL contract, says James Taylor

    March 3, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Ben Stokes deserves Indian Premier League riches and should not feel awkward about them, according to former England team-mate James Taylor. Ten days ago Stokes became the highest overseas signing in IPL history when Rising Pune Supergiants secured his services for £1.7million. The talismanic all-rounder has been given permission by […]

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

    Bradley Lowery’s family “not ready to give up” cancer fight

    March 3, 2017 at 9:37 am

    The family of Bradley Lowery, whose battle with terminal cancer has touched the world of football, said he is doing well and they are “not ready to give up”. Lowery, five, from Blackhall, County Durham, has been undergoing treatment to prolong his life after he was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. Last month, […]

  • Scholars v Barnet

    Sunderland FoL Scholars through to NFYL Trophy final

    March 1, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    By Sam Johnson, Adam Smith and Alex Baxter Sunderland Foundation of Light Scholars have made it through to the NFYL Trophy final after a convincing 4-0 win over Barnet FC Scholars on Wednesday. The win gives Sunderland the exciting opportunity to play the final in a football league ground, against […]

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    Sunderland FoL Scholars vs Barnet FC Scholars – NFYL Trophy semi-final preview

    February 28, 2017 at 9:12 am

    By Sam Johnson, Adam Smith and Alex Baxter On Wednesday, Sunderland AFC Foundation of Light Scholars face Barnet FC Scholars in the NFYL trophy semi-final. Advancing to the final would give the Scholars an exciting opportunity to play at a football league stadium. Sunderland will be full of confidence going […]

  • Adnan Januzaj celebrates Sunderland's first goal against Crystal Palace.

    Januzaj relishes working behind Sunderland talisman Defoe

    February 9, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Adnan Januzaj has backed “unbelievable” Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe to stay on the goal trail – even if it means he may get fewer chances to score himself. The on-loan Manchester United midfielder has played in an advanced role in support of Defoe in recent weeks, and the pair combined to superb […]

  • Sebastian Coates signs for Sporting Lisbon. Instagram @sebastiancoates16

    Coates completes permanent Sporting CP switch

    February 3, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Sebastian Coates has left Sunderland after agreeing a permanent switch to Sporting Lisbon. Uruguayan defender Coates has been on loan in Portugal for more than a year and Lisbon have decided to take advantage of their option to make the deal a permanent one. Coates, 26, made 32 appearances for Sunderland in his two […]