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  • Sunderland's Chris Maguire (left) and Charlton Athletic's Mark Marshall battle for the ball during the Sky Bet League One match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland.

    SportsByte podcast: Is it time to be worried about Sunderland after they lost to Burton Albion?

    September 19, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    Connor Bromley and Chris Thornley are chatting all things north east football on this weeks podcast and they are urging Sunderland fans to be calm after their loss this past weekend. We also review the non-league football scene.

  • Sunderland's manager Jack Ross during the Sky Bet League One match at Kenilworth Road, Luton. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday August 11, 2018. See PA story SOCCER Luton. Photo credit should read: Isabel Infantes/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 120 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.

    Burton Albion vs Sunderland: Lineup, Preview and Prediction

    September 14, 2018 at 10:41 am

    The Black Cats travel to the Pirelli Stadium this weekend in search of a return to winning ways. Jack Ross and his Sunderland side have hit a bit of brick wall recently as they have drawn their last three games in all competitions but they have a chance to reaffirm […]

  • Simon Sheridan - DDMC champion 2018

    Sheridan takes Northern Saloon and Sportscar title at Croft

    September 12, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    Simon Sheridan took the title as the Darlington and District Motor Club Northern Saloon and Sportscar Championship wrapped up its season at its annual Croft finale. The Honda Civic Type R driver came into the final round fourth in the standings, 31 points down on leader Paul Lightburn and 24 […]

  • Murray claims FFord title at Croft

    Murray crowned Formula Ford champion with three races to go

    September 12, 2018 at 11:26 am

    Irishman Niall Murray took the Avon Tyres Formula Ford title at Croft with one round to spare, but a botched qualifying and race one disaster made sure that he had to work for it. Murray said: “I think I misread the conditions a bit at the start, thinking it was […]

  • Dan Clowes - Jedi Mk6

    F1000 title goes to the wire after Clowes closes the title gap

    September 12, 2018 at 11:23 am

    Dan Clowes closed the gap to championship leader Michael Watton as the Formula 1000 series hit Croft for the penultimate round of the season at the weekend. A dominating win in a wet opening race on Saturday afternoon saw Clowes pull away from defending champion Watton on the run down […]

  • Lamine Kone, Sunderland

    Loan Watch: Sunderland AFC

    September 7, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Jack Ross and his Sunderland side are quickly acclimatising to League One life and are currently undefeated with four wins and two draws from their opening six games. The same success could not be said though of their current players who are out on loan. Elliot Embleton has yet to […]

  • SportsByte podcast: Can Sunderland make it three wins in a row against Oxford United?

    SportsByte podcast: Can Sunderland make it three wins in a row against Oxford United?

    August 30, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    Connor Bromley and Chris Thornley discuss Sunderland’s chances this weekend against Oxford United. Also discussed are Gateshead FC, Blyth Spartans, Blyth AFC, South Shields and the rest of the non-league sides in the north-east.

  • Sunderlands Elliot Embleton (left) and Sheffield Wednesday;s Alex Hunt during the Carabao Cup, First Round match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland.

    AFC Wimbledon vs Sunderland: Lineups, Preview and Prediction

    August 24, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    Sunderland travel to Wimbledon this weekend with their sights firmly set on the summit of League One after their undefeated start to the season. A 4-1 win against Gillingham midweek represented the perfect away win for Sunderland as they comfortably dispatched their counterparts. The best thing about the performance from […]

  • Sheffield Wednesday knock Sunderland out of the League Cup

    Sheffield Wednesday knock Sunderland out of the League Cup

    August 17, 2018 at 11:55 am

    Goals from Marco Matias and Adam Reach saw Sunderland eliminated from the Carabao Cup at the first hurdle. Sunderland started the game brightly playing some quick, incisive football but couldn’t get the goal that their early dominance would’ve reflected. Elliot Embleton had the Black Cats best chance, dragging his effort […]

  • Sunderland's Josh Maja scores the first goal against Luton Town during the Sky Bet League One match at Kenilworth Road, Luton.

    Sunderland held to draw away to Luton

    August 13, 2018 at 10:39 am

    Sunderland had to share the spoils at Kenilworth Road after Luton Town’s Matty Pearson cancelled out Josh Maja’s second goal of the season. Their were three changes from the side that beat Charlton on the opening day of the season with Jack Baldwin replacing Alim Ozturk at the heart of […]