Under 23s

  • An interview with Sunderland U23 player Jack Diamond

    An interview with Sunderland U23 player Jack Diamond

    November 2, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    This week I had the pleasure of interviewing Sunderland’s real gem of a prospect in Jack Diamond. In the interview, we discussed his early inspirations, progress, his debut, career ambitions and much more. SB: What were your earliest memories of football that got you hooked on the sport? JD: Just having […]

     
  • MATCH REPORT: Sunderland U23s 0-2 Southampton U23s

    MATCH REPORT: Sunderland U23s 0-2 Southampton U23s

    October 29, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Goals from Callum Slattery and Marcus Barnes helped Southampton’s U23s to victory at the Hetton Centre on Sunday. The Saints got off to a flying start with Slattery firing Southampton ahead inside the first minute and the visitors dictated what was a largely uneventful half. Sunderland started the second half […]

     
  • Swales ecstatic as RCA reach Durham Challenge Cup Second Round after being Sunderland U23’s

    Swales ecstatic as RCA reach Durham Challenge Cup Second Round after being Sunderland U23’s

    October 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm

      An “ecstatic” Martin Swales thought his side “totally bossed the game” as Sunderland RCA beat Sunderland U23’s 2-1 to reach the Second Round of the Durham Challenge Cup. Lee Connelly put Sunderland U23’s ahead early on, but RCA battled back and goals from Greg Swansbury and Colin Larkin helped […]

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

    Disappointed Dickman demands more after Durham Challenge Cup defeat to Sunderland RCA

    October 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    A “bitterly disappointed” Elliott Dickman demanded “a hell of a lot more” from his side as Sunderland U23’s lost 2-1 to Sunderland RCA in the First Round of the Durham Challenge Cup on Tuesday. The Black Cats had taken an early lead in the first half through Lee Connelly, but […]

     
  • MATCH REPORT: Sunderland RCA beat Sunderland U23’s to progress in Durham Challenge Cup

    MATCH REPORT: Sunderland RCA beat Sunderland U23’s to progress in Durham Challenge Cup

    October 24, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Goals from Greg Swansbury and Colin Larkin helped Sunderland RCA come from behind to beat Sunderland U23’s in the Durham Challenge Cup First Round at Meadow Park. A Lee Connelly penalty had the visitors in front after 10 minutes, but RCA responded well and were level at half time with […]

     
  • Match Report: Sunderland U23’s 2-0 Charlton Athletic U23’s

    Match Report: Sunderland U23’s 2-0 Charlton Athletic U23’s

    October 10, 2018 at 9:37 am

    Goals from Williams Kokolo and Jack Diamond helped Sunderland’s U23’s to Premier League Cup victory against Charlton Athletic on Monday night at the Hetton Centre. In a first half of few chances, Kokolo put Sunderland in front just after the half hour mark and the Jack Diamond put the Black […]

     
  • Sunderland U23’s Manager Elliott Dickman on Charlton cup win, Clean Sheet and Confidence.

    Sunderland U23’s Manager Elliott Dickman on Charlton cup win, Clean Sheet and Confidence.

    October 10, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Sunderland U23’s manager Elliott Dickman hopes that Monday night’s Premier League Cup win over Charlton Athletic will boost his side’s confidence going forward. Goals either side of half time from Williams Kokolo and Jack Diamond helped Sunderland to a 2-0 victory over the Addicks in their opening Premier League Cup […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • Sunderland's George Honeyman in action

    Roker Report duo agree: “Sunderland should build a side around youngsters in League One, and get rid of the bad eggs”

    April 25, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    Sunderland’s future belongs in League One after they were relegated over the weekend. The question now is what to expect in a division that Black Cats visited only once in their lifetime, in the season 1987/88. Surely, it can’t get worse than it is at the moment fans will hope. […]

     
  • Seven academy prospects Sunderland could turn to in League One

    Seven academy prospects Sunderland could turn to in League One

    March 13, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    With only ten games to save their season, League One is quickly becoming a real possibility looming over Sunderland heads. Should no buyer be found and lacking in funds; the Wearsiders academy prospects will be the first under consideration for a call-up. Although the transition to first team football is […]