• Dickman took charge of the Under 23s after the departure of Andy Welsh.

    The Wright steps to success: Foundation’s Managing Director gives low-down on achieving Scholarship success

    May 18, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    Foundation of Light Managing Director Jamie Wright looked back at the success of the Sunderland Scholarship scheme in its first two years and highlighted what makes it stand head and shoulders above the rest. Wright, who has overseen the creation and development of the scheme, was quick to praise his […]

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

    Police praise fans as figures show arrests at Newcastle and Sunderland matches in decline

    May 18, 2018 at 3:12 pm

      Sunderland and Newcastle fans have been praised for their good behaviour this season. End of season figures released by Northumbria Police show that just only 80 arrests were made over the 2017-2018 season between the two clubs, with just eight banning orders in total. 43 arrests were for Newcastle […]

  • 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 […]

  • England's Jordan Henderson and goalkeeper Jordan Pickford sing the National Anthem during the international friendly match at the Amsterdam ArenA

    Former Sunderland quartet called up for England’s World Cup squad

    May 17, 2018 at 11:28 am

    A quartet of former Sunderland players were yesterday selected by Gareth Southgate for England’s World Cup campaign in Russia next month. Academy graduates Jordan Pickford and Jordan Henderson were joined in the squad by Danny Welbeck and Danny Rose who represented the Black Cats while on loan from Manchester United […]

  • Ryhope CW season review

    Ryhope CW season review

    May 17, 2018 at 10:38 am

    Following a season of ups and downs, Ryhope CW finished the 2017-18 Northern League Division One season in 11th. The pre-season target was a top half finish and that’s exactly what Colliery Welfare achieved by a margin of one point over Ashington in 12th. Ryhope will be pleased with the […]

  • South Shields joint-manager Graham Fenton hails increased attendances at Mariners Park

    South Shields joint-manager Graham Fenton hails increased attendances at Mariners Park

    May 17, 2018 at 10:19 am

    South Shields joint-manager Graham Fenton praised the wide variety of fans flocking to Mariners Park in the wake of his side’s third consecutive title win. The Mariners were in party mode as they reached the 100 point mark, just two days after securing the Evo-Stik Division One North title, with […]

  • AC Milan's Fabio Borini, center, celebrates with his teammates Giacomo Bonaventura, right, and Nikola Kalinic after scoring his side's fourth goal during the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Hellas Verona at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Saturday, May 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

    Sunderland AFC loan watch

    May 14, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    Sunderland’s season may be over but the players out on loan still have games to play and still have a job to do for their respective teams. Papy Djilobodji played the full 90 minutes as the centre of a back three for Dijon in Ligue 1. Djion lost 2-1 to […]

  • Julio Arca (C) with Dean Whitehead (L) during their time with Sunderland

    Ex-Sunderland duo announce retirements

    May 14, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    Former Sunderland midfielder’s Dean Whitehead and Julio Arca have both retired from football, it has been announced. Whitehead, who made 185 league appearances for the Black Cats, released a statement on Twitter calling time on his 19-year career. He said: “I have played at some fantastic clubs over my career […]

  • Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon (centre) battles for the ball with Sunderland's Joel Asoro (left) and Paddy McNair during the Sky Bet Championship match at Craven Cottage, London.

    Is Joel Asoro staying at Sunderland?

    May 14, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    Sunderland fans are pondering the future of the club after back to back relegations but recently the young core has shone through. Asoro at the age just 19 has become a main payer for the first team this season and fans want him to stay. Last night on Instagram the […]

  • Who were the Northern League top scorers this season?

    Who were the Northern League top scorers this season?

    May 14, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    With another EBAC Northern League season coming to an end SportsByte looks at the top scorers in the league. 1st Nathan Fisher, 42 (West Auckland Town) West Auckland’s players of the season, Fisher, scored 42 times this campaign in the league. The ex Consett, Gateshead, Darlington and Spennymoor striker came […]