• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Ipswich Town's Martyn Waghorn celebrates scoring their second goal

    Five players Sunderland let go on the cheap who now play in higher divisions

    May 14, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    Sunderland have brought through academy players and signed plenty of players only to make a loss or release them after a few unsuccessful seasons. Here are a few that will be playing domestically in a league above The Black Cats after their relegation was confirmed to League One. John Egan […]

  • Prospective new Sunderland owner Stewart Donald in the stands during the Sky Bet Championship match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland.

    Stewart Donald: Eastleigh FC fan views

    May 14, 2018 at 10:11 am

    With Eastleigh FC owner Stewart Donald set to conclude a takeover of Sunderland AFC in the near future SportsByte wanted to see how fans of his current club view him. On The Spitfires fans forum many fans were saddened to hear about his upcoming departure and many had a great […]

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

    Sunderland fans still showing hope for the future after Wolves win

    May 11, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    Sunderland AFC are preparing for their first season since 1987-88, and their second season ever, in the third tier of English football. It will come as no surprise therefore that the mood around the Stadium of Light before the weekend’s game against Wolves was solemn. Despite the (hopefully) seismic changes […]

  • Sunderland's Jordan Henderson celebrates scoring his sides fourth goal of the game

    Ten Years On: Five success stories from Sunderland’s 2007/08 reserve team

    May 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Trevor Carson The Northern Ireland international left Sunderland in 2012 without a single first-team appearance for the Black Cats, despite regularly featuring on the bench as backup for the likes of Craig Gordon, Marton Fulop and Simon Mignolet. He spent five years in the lower leagues of English football, turning […]

  • Five Sunderland youth players who can make the step up next season

    Five Sunderland youth players who can make the step up next season

    May 11, 2018 at 11:07 am

    With the Championship season over and Sunderland beginning the process of preparing for League One, it seems inevitable that a high squad turnover is inbound. First-teamers such as Bryan Oviedo have expressed desire to move on, and defender Lamine Kone is even advertising his services on Instagram in order to […]