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    Sunderland closing in on Jack Rodwell

    August 5, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Sunderland are set to sign Manchester City midfielder Jack Rodwell on a five year deal.  The former Everton star has arrived on Wearside and is set to undergo a medical ahead of the proposed move with the fee and personal terms already agreed. The 23-year-old has attracted major interest this […]

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    Poyet thanks Sunderland fans after Portugal tour

    August 3, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Gus Poyet has hailed Sunderland’s supporters for their efforts during the Black Cats tour of Portugal last week. Sunderland drew their last game 0-0 on Saturday evening (August 2) against Vitoria Setubal, rounding off a three game tour which has seen Poyet’s side win one, draw one and lose one. […]

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    Sunderland draw final match in Portugal

    August 3, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Sunderland ended their pre-season tour of Portugal with a goalless draw against Vitoria Setubal. The Black Cats have spent 10 days in the Algarve, playing three games which have seen the Premier League outfit win one, lose one and draw one. One concern though for Poyet may be Sunderland’s lack […]

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    Gus Poyet: Results are “secondary”

    July 31, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Gus Poyet believes Sunderland’s main focus in pre-season should be fitness after losing last night to CD Nacional. The defeat to the Portuguese club was the Black Cats first of this pre-season after Lucas put CD Nacional ahead (1-0) a minute from time to leave Sunderland stunned. But Poyet responded […]

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    Report: CD Nacional 1 Sunderland 0

    July 31, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Sunderland conceded a late goal as they narrowly lost their first pre-season fixture last night (July 30) in Portugal.   It was the Black Cats second game in successive days but they started the brighter as Billy Jones saw his close range effort denied.   Fellow new signing Jordi Gomez […]

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    Former professional football coach and player discusses corruption and slams “The FIFA Family” at the heart of it

    July 31, 2014 at 9:00 am

    listen to ‘University Football Coach Matty Lyons discusses corruption in football and “The FIFA Family” at the centre’ on Audioboo Saturday Show Presenter Sean Terry, caught up with University of Sunderland Football Coach and former professional player and coach Matty Lyons to discuss the thorny issues of corruption. Lyons currently […]

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    Sunderland fanzine hits out at Premier League ticket prices

    July 30, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Sunderland fanzine A Love Supreme have voiced their outrage at the extortionate prices fans will have to pay for tickets in the Premier League this season.  Ticket prices are seemingly on the rise yet again, with Arsenal boasting the most expensive season ticket at over £2000 while champions Manchester City […]

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    Poyet wary despite Sunderland win

    July 30, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Gus Poyet has erred on the side of caution after Sunderland picked up their fourth consecutive win of pre-season last night (July 29). Mikael Mandron’s 78th minute penalty was enough to see the Black Cats overcome Recreativo de Huelva and ease their worries over the lack of transfer activity. Poyet […]

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    Report: Sunderland get off to winning start in Portugal

    July 30, 2014 at 9:30 am

    A late penalty helped Sunderland get their pre-season tour of Portugal off to a winning start.   With transfer activity faltering slightly, the Black Cats can at least take heart from the fact they’ve won four consecutive pre-season games and scored a total of 10 goals with only one conceded. […]

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    SAFC give up on Rodriguez but Clayton talks continue

    July 29, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Sunderland are no longer interested in Atletico Madrid midfielder Cristian Rodriguez, according to reports. Rodriguez has been strongly linked with the Black Cats since June and the completion of the transfer was seen as imminent earlier this week. But the Newcastle Chronicle and Sunderland Echo claim that sources in Spain […]