• Ryhope held by Billingham on Northern League return

    Ryhope held by Billingham on Northern League return

    August 11, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Ryhope kicked off their season with a 1-1 draw away at Billingham Town in Gary Pearson’s first competitive game in charge. Callum Charlton’s second half strike cancelled out Alan Taylor’s first half goal to give Ryhope their first point of the Northern League Division 2 season, but Ryhope were very […]

  • Gus Poyet pleased with Sunderland progress

    Gus Poyet pleased with Sunderland progress

    August 10, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Gus Poyet has expressed his delight in the way Sunderland adapted to the changes he made during their win over Udinese on Saturday. The Black Cats were tested early on by the Italian outfit but fought back to earn themselves a 2-0 win with Santiago Vergini bundling the ball in […]

  • Report: Sunderland 2-0 Udinese

    Report: Sunderland 2-0 Udinese

    August 10, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Sunderland rounded off their pre-season in style with a comfortable win over Italian side Udinese at Heritage Park on Saturday. Second half goals from Santiago Vergini and Connor Wickham sealed the win ahead of next Saturday’s Premier League opener against West Brom. Gus Poyet made six changes after Thursday evenings […]

  • The Wearside League

    Preview: Wearside League

    August 9, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Four fixtures will be played in the Wearside League this weekend, as the Shipowners Charity Cup gets under way. Stockton Town currently lead the table on goal difference ahead of Whitehaven, Ashbrooke Belford House and Easington Colliery. Prudhoe Town prop up the 20-team league with a goal difference of -10 […]

  • Fabio Borini's strike gave Sunderland their first win of the season. Picture credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images

    “We Want Fabio” – Poyet’s plea to sign striker

    August 8, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Sunderland Manager Gus Poyet has reaffirmed his desire to sign former loan star Fabio Borini. Borini spent last season on loan from Liverpool and netted an impressive ten times for the Black Cats, as well as netting two goals in two games against rivals Newcastle United. Such actions have made […]

  • Poyet hails superb Fletcher after Betis win

    Poyet hails superb Fletcher after Betis win

    August 8, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Gus Poyet has praised striker Steven Fletcher for his impact after coming on as a substitute last night against Real Betis. Fletcher broke the deadlock with 11 minutes to spare before strike partner Connor Wickham added a second soon after. Poyet said: “We made changes and Fletcher came on with […]

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    Report: Sunderland 2-0 Real Betis

    August 8, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Steven Fletcher and Connor Wickham were both on target as Sunderland brushed aside Real Betis at Heritage Park last night. Fletcher opened the scoring on the 79th minute with a well-taken strike past Antonio Adan before Wickham double the lead two minutes later finding space on the edge of the […]

  • Sunderland complete second loan signing of Santiago Vergini. Picture Credit: SAFC

    Sunderland seal Vergini loan

    August 8, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Sunderland AFC have completed the loan signing of Argentinean Santiago Vergini. SportsByte reported on Tuesday [5th August] that Vergini was having a medical and that medical would appear satisfactory, as the centre-back returns to Wearside having completed a previous loan move in the second half of last season. Rumours have been […]

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    Sunderland’s El-Hadji Ba joins Bastia on loan

    August 7, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Sunderland midfielder El-Hadji Ba has joined French side Bastia on a season-long loan.  The 21-year-old Frenchman will play for Claude Makelele’s side in French Ligue 1. Ba has barely featured for Sunderland after joining from La Harve last summer. Having played 13 games in Ligue 2, Ba joined and played […]

  • The Wearside League

    Round-Up: Stockton domination of Wearside League continues

    August 7, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Stockton Town beat Seaton Carew 5-1 on Wednesday night to take their total goals scored tally to 14 – in just two games. The Teesside team won the league last year, losing just two games all season and scoring 129 goals in 38 games in the process. Striker Chris Stockton […]