Under 23s

  • Stockdale's U23s picked up their first Checkatrade Trophy win. safc.com

    Stockdale “heartened” by Under 21s fighting spirit

    December 2, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Everton U21 – 3 Sunderland U21 – 2 Manager Robbie Stockdale was left “disappointed” after his Sunderland Under 21s’ three game unbeaten run came to an end at Goodison Park last night, despite twice coming from behind. Arouna Kone, returning from injury, opened the scoring after 32 minutes but Sunderland’s […]

  • Mikael Mandron found the net but couldn't help Sunderland to victory. Picture Credit: SAFC

    Late Everton goal sinks young Sunderland side

    December 2, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Sunderland twice fought back from a goal down but lost 3-2 to Everton in the Barclays U21 Premier League on Monday night. Though Liam Agnew and Carl Lawson were both on target at Goodison Park, Aroune Kone, Bryan Oviedo and Conor McAleny netted to send Robbie Stockdale’s side home empty-handed. This […]

  • Mandron celebrates scoring pre-season winner against Carlisle. Picture Credit: SAFC

    Sunderland youngsters look to continue league revival at Everton

    December 1, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Sunderland head to Goodison Park on Monday night to face Everton in their first Barclays U21 Premier League clash for almost a month. Having lost three of their opening five matches of the season, the Black Cats will be looking to make it a fourth game without defeat in this […]

  • Stockdale – ‘It’s not about winning’

    Stockdale – ‘It’s not about winning’

    October 28, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Sunderland under-21 manager Robbie Stockdale says that winning is not his priority – with his focus instead on development of players. Stockdale saw his team earn a 1-1 draw at Southampton last night thanks to another fine performance from Duncan Watmore and believes that although winning is a plus, his […]

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

    FEATURE: Sunderland perspective on European U21 club competition

    October 27, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Sunderland AFC’s academy has produced a number of talented professionals in the past years, no more so than Liverpool’s now vice-captain Jordan Henderson, Jack Colback and others like Martyn Waghorn. All of these players came through the ranks – they were part of a system which saw a reserve team […]

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

    Stockdale says focus is on performances for U21s

    October 22, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Robbie Stockdale has insisted that team performances, not results, are the priority for his Sunderland U21 side this season. The Sunderland coach revealed that winning matches is simply a bonus, and that the development of the club’s younger players is the most important aspect of his new role. Stockdale is […]

  • Sunderland coach defends Leicester City midfielder after dangerous tackle

    Sunderland coach defends Leicester City midfielder after dangerous tackle

    October 21, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Sunderland U21 coach Robbie Stockdale has defended Leicester City midfielder Hamza Choudhury after his heavy challenge on Charis Mavrias. The 16-year-old lunged in on the Greek winger catching his leg on the way through. However, despite protests for a red card the referee only booked him. Stockdale said: “It was […]

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

    Late Agnew penalty gives Sunderland U21s victory

    October 21, 2014 at 7:00 am

    A late Liam Agnew penalty secured three vital points for Sunderland against Barclays U21 Premier League strugglers Leicester on Monday night. Agnew converted the only goal after Leicester’s Joe Davis brought down Rees Greenwood in the box as the game looked to be heading towards a goalless draw. Sunderland had […]

  • Duncan Watmore has been on top form this season. Picture credit: : Richard Sellers/EMPICS Sport

    Junior Cats looking to out-fox City

    October 19, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Sunderland’s youngsters will be looking to put a shaky start to their Barclays Under-21 Premier League campaign behind them when they host Leicester City this Monday. ­­ The Black Cats have four points from a possible 15 and sit tenth in their debut season in the newly redesigned junior top flight […]

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    Swedish winger Karlsson leaves Sunderland

    August 13, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Winger David Moberg Karlsson has left Sunderland for Danish side FC Nordsjaelland for an undisclosed fee. The 20-year-old joined Sunderland last summer for around £1m, from Swedish club IFK Goteborg. The Swede has signed a four-year deal with Danish Superliga club Nordsjaelland, who finished 6th last season. Karlsson spent the […]