• Map Of Wembley Pubs Designated For Sunderland Supporters

    Published: 24/02/2014 0 Comments

    Wembley Pub Map

    Cup finals don’t come round too often for Sunderland fans and rest assured the traveling supporters will make the most of every minute of their trip to Wembley for the Capital One Cup final against Manchester City on March 2. The pubs around Wembley will be crammed with red and white so here’s a little advice to make sure your …

  • Laudrup Dismissal Cause For Concern on Wearside

    Published: 05/02/2014 0 Comments

    Ki Sung-Yeung - SAFCNews

    Sunderland fans have been left to ponder the implications of Swansea’s decision to sack manager, Michael Laudrup yesterday. The news raised eyebrows as it came a day after chairman Huw Jenkins had dismissed speculation that the Dane’s future was under discussion by senior board members and caused furrowed brows on Wearside as the dismissal could influence the future of midfielder, …

  • Survival Hopes Dwindle for Poyet’s Sunderland After Norwich Blank

    Published: 22/12/2013 0 Comments

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    Two games shy of the halfway point of this season, Sunderland’s Premier League obituaries are already being prepared. Failure to score against a decidedly average Norwich City in Saturday’s 0-0 draw at the Stadium of Light leaves the Black Cats four points shy of 17th placed West Ham, another team they recently drew a blank against. Was the performance against …

  • Is Poyet The Man To Keep Sunderland In The Premier League?

    Published: 08/10/2013 0 Comments

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    Uruguayan Gus Poyet is the man Ellis Short has chosen to try and preserve Sunderland’s status as a Premier League club and despite the Black Cats gaining just one point from their first seven games there is still plenty of time for the former Brighton boss to save their skins. Poyet’s impact will have to immediate however, with the Wearsiders …

  • Could Fresh Start For Cattermole Signal Sunderland Revival?

    Published: 17/09/2013 0 Comments

    Lee Cattermole

    Paolo Di Canio has admitted that former club captain Lee Cattermole will return to first-team duty after the pair held talks in the past week. Cattermole had been frozen out by the Italian since taking over in the spring but it now seems as though the ex-Wigan Athletic and Middlesbrough midfielder could once again play a pivotal role for the …

  • Fulham Loss Deflates Sunderland Ahead of Southampton Trip

    Published: 20/08/2013 0 Comments

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    It was the most bored I’ve ever been during the close season, simply for the fact that Sunderland had signed so many players I’d never seen play. Saturday’s Premier League opener gave us the chance to see Emanuele Giaccherini, Valentin Roberge, Cabral, Ondrej Celustka and, returning to the division, USA striker Jozy Altidore. Despite the 1-0 defeat, it would be …

  • Asia Trophy Games Show How Di Canio’s Sunderland Will Play

    Published: 31/07/2013 0 Comments

    Stephane Sessegnon

    To say it has been revolution rather than evolution at the Stadium of Light this summer would be somewhat of an understatement. Plenty of players have left, almost a score have come in, and there are many more changes expected before the transfer window shuts on September 2. Director of football Roberto de Fanti and chief scout Valentino Angelino have …

  • Mignolet Leaves For Liverpool But Will Captain Cattermole Follow Him?

    Published: 26/06/2013 0 Comments

    Lee Cattermole

    Simon Mignolet this week sealed his long-anticipated move away from Sunderland as he joined Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool but who else will join him in leaving Wearside this summer? Rumours are circulating that the mercurial Stephane Sessegnon and captain Lee Cattermole could also have been given the green light to exit the club, with the news making worrying reading for Black …

  • Sunderland v Southampton: Can Di Canio’s Men Get Over The Line?

    Published: 11/05/2013 0 Comments

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    Sunderland can all but guarantee Premier League survival if they beat Southampton at the Stadium of Light in the Black Cats’ last home game of a rollercoaster campaign. Aston Villa’s 2-1 defeat at home to Champions League place chasing Chelsea on Saturday lunchtime means that if Paolo Di Canio’s team win on Sunday afternoon they will be safe by virtue …

  • Sunderland’s Survival Fight Starts With Manchester United Visit

    Published: 29/03/2013 0 Comments

    Steven Fletcher Sunderland

    Manchester United roll into Wearside on Saturday as Sunderland’s Premier League survival run-in begins with what will surely be one of the toughest tests of the season. The home team have not won since triumphing 3-2 at Wigan Athletic at the end of January and even a point would be a massive boost for the Lads. Sunderland are just four …