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Portsmouth’s Oliver Hawkins sinks Sunderland to seal Checkatrade Trophy

• Portsmouth 2-2 Sunderland aet (Portsmouth win 5-4 on pens)• Hawkins keeps cool from the spot after McGeady doubleAs if Portsmouth supporters had not suffered enough in recent years, they were put through the torment of a penalty shootout before they …

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Will Grigg fired by Wembley ambition before Sunderland face Portsmouth

The striker wants to make memories for the club’s fans at the Checkatrade Trophy final, even if the Black Cats have bigger aimsWill Grigg appreciates the potential conflict of interests. He fully understands the tension between short- and longer-term a…

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Portsmouth and Sunderland – the ups and many downs of two famous clubs | Louise Taylor

After surviving a decade of turmoil the two sides meet in Checkatrade Trophy final on Sunday as promotion rivals in League OneMuch has happened to Portsmouth and Sunderland since February 2010 when the pair drew 1-1 at Fratton Park in their last Premie…

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Sunderland ’Til I Die, and the plight of the merely-very-good football player | Andrew Anthony

The Netflix series is fascinating for many reasons, but primarily for the insight it gives into the plight of players who have fallen just below the standards of the game’s eliteAmong the many joys of the eight-part Netflix series Sunderland ’Til I Die…

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Sunderland employee arrested on suspicion of sexual grooming of boy

• Man, 60, released under investigation by police• Club reported allegations and has suspended individualAn employee of Sunderland AFC has been arrested on suspicion of the sexual grooming of a boy but released under investigation pending further inqui…

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Jonny Williams: ‘People said it’s nice to see some honesty from a footballer’

The midfielder on being in the Sunderland ’Til I Die documentary, starting afresh at Charlton and his desire to play for Wales again“I didn’t get a dog. But I’m still thinking about it,” confides Jonny Williams. “I want a cute one that isn’t going to g…

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Sunderland enjoy illusion of rivalry in win over Newcastle Under-21s

Jack Ross had played down the sides’ Checkatrade Trophy meeting but nobody eased up in a 4-0 victory that was played amid a fiery atmosphere at the Stadium of LightJack Ross said he was unwilling to “dress this game up as something it’s not” but neithe…

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Sunderland meet Newcastle – but this is not the derby everyone wants | Louise Taylor

The Premier League side’s youngsters visit the Stadium of Light in the Checkatrade Trophy but Sunderland’s Jack Ross wants to face their north-east rivals in the Premier LeagueThe big news on Wearside on Monday revolved around Peter Reid’s hair transpl…

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Josh Maja rejects Sunderland contract extension amid Premier League interest

• Striker has interest from Palace, Huddersfield and Man City• Stewart Donald says he is determined to keep MajaJosh Maja could leave Sunderland this month after rejecting the offer of a new contract, with the 20-year-old striker wanted by a host of Pr…

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Jamie Lawrence: ‘One minute I’m in jail, the next on TV with Sunderland’

The former Premier League winger is stepping back into jails to help prisoners and working with young players ‘to change their whole outlook on life’For a man whose slogan is “Prison to Premiership” it was a tense moment for Jamie Lawrence to find hims…

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Sunderland ‘Til I Die: everything that is right and wrong in English football | Barry Glendenning

A sense of loss is all-pervading in a Netflix series chronicling Sunderland’s relegation into League One but, throughout, a sense of optimism shines out from most fansIt’s the hope that kills them, Sunderland fans can handle the despair. And it is a pr…

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Sunderland ‘Til I Die: Netflix series charts pain, prayers and passion for the club – trailer

Netflix has released a trailer for Sunderland ‘Til I Die, a new docu-series following the club’s first season back in the Championship after the team crashed out of the Premier League in 2017.The fly-on-the-wall style series, following the 20…

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Josh Maja rescues point for Sunderland with late equaliser against Wycombe

A new word has entered the north east football lexicon. “Rossolution” deriving from Wearside, is a cousin of Newcastle’s “Rafalution” and refers to the manner in which Jack Ross is revolutionising Sunderland.As if to prevent everyone getting completely…

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Jordan Pickford takes positives from England’s World Cup frustration

• Everton goalkeeper cites previous toils of France and Germany• ‘Disappointment can spur you on and so can a bit of success’Jordan Pickford admits his life has changed since reaching a World Cup semi-final with England in the summer, but only for the …

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Sunderland’s Jack Ross: ‘I’ll never regret accepting this job, whatever happens’

The manager and children’s author discusses the challenges at Sunderland, how his MA in economics helps him and why he hopes the goats – as well as the goals – keep comingThe question was clever and testing but Jack Ross’s answer proved unequivocal. “D…

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Sunderland sack Didier Ndong, saying he breached contract by going awol

• Club say he gave no reason for ‘failure to report and absence’• Sunderland want compensation if record signing joins new clubSunderland have served Didier Ndong notice that they intend to terminate his contract, saying their record signing went awol …

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Sunderland sack Papy Djilobodji for alleged breaches of contract

• Defender said by Sunderland to have returned late to training• Player then ‘comprehensively failed fitness test’, club saySunderland have terminated Papy Djilobodji’s contract after they say the Senegal centre-half waited until this month before repo…

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Sunderland ponder suing stayaway duo Didier Ndong and Papy Djilobodji

• £13.6m Didier Ndong still to show his face on Wearside• I would probably have beaten Djilobodji’s stats, adds chairmanSunderland’s chairman, Stewart Donald, has said the club’s record £13.6m signing Didier Ndong remains awol and revealed lawyers are …

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Sunderland’s Josh Maja rescues point against Joey Barton’s Fleetwood

Joey Barton had issued Newcastle fans with an open invitation to come and cheer his new team on but although 29,367 people turned up, the vast majority booed Fleetwood’s manager to the rafters.Sunderland supporters have never been exactly mad about the…

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Bordeaux in talks to land Sunderland’s Lee Cattermole on a loan deal

• Midfielder keen to join Gus Poyet but wage is a problem• Club also keen to offload Didier N’Dong and Papy DjilobodjiLee Cattermole could swap League One for Ligue One and become a Bordeaux midfielder before the end of the month as Sunderland attempt …