Football

  • John O'Shea of Sunderland fends off Nemanja Vidic. Picture credit: PHILIP OLDHAM/LANDOV/Press Association Images

    O’Shea: Survival feels like being Champions

    May 15, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    John O’Shea has compared Sunderland’s survival in the Premier League as equaling the same feeling of winning the league. The former Manchester United defender has helped spearhead the Black Cats late revival which saw them pick up 13 points out of a possible 18 in their last six games to […]

     
  • Gus Poyet celebrates after Sunderland's 1-0 win at Old Trafford. Picture credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images

    SAFCSA: Gus Poyet has a lot of decisions to make

    May 15, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Sunderland supporters association chairman George Forster believes Gus Poyet has a his work cut out this summer as the Black Cats look to avoid a repeat of battling relegation next season. Poyet managed to pull off one of the greatest escapes from the jaws of relegation, having been seven points […]

     
  • Silksworth in action last season. Picture Credit: Zoe Vicarage

    McGinley reveals regrets at leaving Silksworth

    May 14, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Former Silksworth CW manager Mark McGinley has revealed he regrets his decision to offer his resignation to the club, but is confident they will be a force next season in the Wearside League.  McGinley’s departure was confirmed only a week after the final day victory at Ryhope. The club, however, […]

     
  • Gus Poyet thanked the fans for their support over the season. Picture credit: Scott Heppell/AP/Press Association Images

    Gus Poyet pleased with Sunderland League finish

    May 12, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Gus Poyet has expressed his delight at Sunderland’s 14th placed finish in the Premier League, despite losing their final game of the season to Swansea. Nathan Dyer and Marvin Emnes had given the visitors a 2-0 lead inside 15 minutes at the Stadium of Light yesterday, before Fabio Borini gave […]

     
  • Sunderland's Liam Bridcutt challenges Swansea goalscorer Marvin Emnes for the ball. Picture credit:  Scott Heppell/AP/Press Association Images

    Sunderland end season in disappointing fashion

    May 11, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Sunderland lost their final game of the Premier League season 3-1 against Swansea despite a miraculous run of form in recent weeks. Nathan Dyer and Marvin Emnes put the visitors two up inside 15 minutes. But Fabio Borini halved their lead five minutes into the second half before Wilfried Bony […]

     
  • Nathan Dyer tries to get past Sebastian Larsson when the two sides met earlier in the season. Picture credit: Andy Lloyd/PA Wire/Press Association Images

    Sunderland’s Larsson receives European offers

    May 10, 2014 at 10:55 am

    by Matt Riggs and Chris Thornley Several European clubs have expressed interest in Sebastian Larsson as he waits on a contract offer from Sunderland. SportsByte has learned the 28-year-old has received firm overtures from abroad following his resurgence in form as the Black Cats avoided relegation – but still no word from his current club […]

     
  • Poyet already looking towards summer rebuild

    Poyet already looking towards summer rebuild

    May 9, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Gus Poyet is already planning ahead in improving Sunderland despite securing their Premier League status in their penultimate game of the season. Sunderland beat West Brom 2-0 earlier in the week to ensure their safety, but the Uruguayan boss isn’t resting on his laurels according to first-team coach Charlie Oatway. […]

     
  • Bony (centre right) celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game from the penalty spot with teammates. Picture credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire/Press Association Images

    Sunderland prepare for Swansea test safe from relegation

    May 9, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Sunderland take on Swansea in their last game of the season with the pressure off them having ensured their Premier League status by beating West Brom on Wednesday.  Goals from Jack Colback and Fabio Borini sealed the Black Cats 2-0 win over the Baggies, to end an eight game winless […]

     
  • Sunderland’s reasons to be cheerful

    Sunderland’s reasons to be cheerful

    May 9, 2014 at 11:05 am

    New York has their Miracle Mets Baseball team and now Sunderland has their own Miracle Makems. Gus Poyet’s men secured another year of Premier League football on Wednesday night with a 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion thanks to goals from Jack Colback and Fabio Borini.  The result all but […]

     
  • McGinley departs Silksworth by ‘mutual consent’

    McGinley departs Silksworth by ‘mutual consent’

    May 8, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Silksworth Colliery Welfare have confirmed that manager Mark McGinley has left the club by mutual consent. McGinley took charge in March 2013, and steered the club from bottom of the Wearside League to safety last season. While Silksworth currently sit in eighth after finishing on 55 points this season, as […]