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Former England captain Dave Watson has neurodegenerative disease

Disease ‘most likely’ result of concussions and heading ballWatson shone as Sunderland won the FA Cup in 1973The former England captain Dave Watson has a neurodegenerative disease that was “most likely” brought on by head injuries and repeated heading …

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Chris Maguire pounces late to give Sunderland victory over Ipswich

It is international fans’ weekend in Sunderland and Saturday saw more than 130 visitors from the club’s 35 overseas supporters’ branches completing long-planned pilgrimages to watch Phil Parkinson’s side. They had travelled from as far afield as Taiwan…

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Phil Parkinson straining to keep dark clouds away from Sunderland | Louise Taylor

With owner Stewart Donald reiterating his desire to sell the club this week the manager’s focus is on maintaining a promotion push as high-flying Wycombe visit on SaturdayIt is a wet, windy Thursday lunchtime at Sunderland’s training ground and nervous…

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Sunderland address fans’ ire by saying Stewart Donald is trying to sell club

• Alliance of supporter groups have urged owner to quit Wearside• ‘The board feels that it has no option but to sell the club’Sunderland have responded to their increasingly disgruntled fan base by confirming that the owner, Stewart Donald, is actively…

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Sunderland are at the lowest point in their history. How has it come to this? | Louise Taylor

Team sit 13th in League One and the future of a club that panicked in sacking Jack Ross is shrouded in uncertaintyThe Dutch describe Advent as de donkere dagen voor Kerstmis. It means the dark days before Christmas and, for Sunderland, they can never h…

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Sunderland chairman defends £9m loan deal and denies being a ‘chancer’

• Stewart Donald says loan from US company FPP is a ‘win-win’• Sunderland will end up in FPP’s hands if owners default on loanThe Sunderland chairman, Stewart Donald, has described his decision to borrow £9m from a group of United States-based investor…

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Sunderland chairman defends £9m loan deal and denies being a ‘chancer’

• Stewart Donald says loan from US company FPP is a ‘win-win’• Sunderland will end up in FPP’s hands if owners default on loanThe Sunderland chairman, Stewart Donald, has described his decision to borrow £9m from a group of United States-based investor…

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Man City v Southampton, Everton v Watford: Carabao Cup – live!

Updates from Tuesday’s fourth-round tiesLive scoreboard: the latest from Tuesday’s matchesAnd you can email Simon here or tweet him here 7.25pm GMT Finally, here are the teams from Oxford where both teams make five changes:Oxford Utd: Eastwood, Long, D…

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Sunderland appoint Phil Parkinson as new manager to replace Jack Ross

• Former Bolton boss given two-and-a-half-year contract• Chairman points to ‘proven track record of promotion’Sunderland have named Phil Parkinson as their new manager after deciding his past experience at leading clubs out of League One offered them t…

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Sunderland talking to Wycombe’s Gareth Ainsworth over manager’s job

• Ainsworth has been in charge at Wycombe for seven years• Former QPR midfielder, 46, favourite to succeed Jack RossSunderland have been granted permission by Wycombe Wanderers to speak to Gareth Ainsworth about filling their managerial vacancy.Ainswor…

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Sunderland sack Jack Ross as James Fowler takes temporary charge

• Ross’s contract terminated after 17 months in charge• Chairman Stewart Donald: decision ‘made with a heavy heart’Jack Ross has been dismissed as Sunderland manager after 17 months in charge.The League One club announced on Tuesday afternoon that they…

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Burton dump Bournemouth out after 28-minute floodlight failure

• Clough relishing last-16 tie at Leicester in Carabao Cup• Two minutes more of delay would have meant replayBurton manager Nigel Clough is relishing the prospect of a last-16 tie against Leicester after coming within two minutes of facing a third-roun…

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Turning our clubs into global brands means there will be more Burys | Jonathan Wilson

The concentration of wealth and attention on a tiny number of globalised superclubs is leading to moments of remarkable drama and quality – but at a terrible priceA recent Set-Piece Menu podcast eloquently made the case for fandom as a broad church. Wh…

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Sunderland forced to pay Vélez Sarsfield £335,000 in Ricky Álvarez settlement

• Argentinian club say they have been paid after legal wrangle• Player made 17 appearances after joining on loan from InterSunderland have paid out more than £335,000 to Vélez Sarsfield to settle their claim over Ricky Álvarez following a lengthy legal…

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League One 2019-20 season preview

Sunderland, so near after going so far last season, are fancied again with Portsmouth while Peterborough and post-Oyston Blackpool could challenge for play-off spotsIt was little solace to a sore Sunderland dressing room at Wembley in May when Jack Ros…

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Who makes our Football League teams of the season for 2018-19?

We select an XI from the Championship and Leagues One and Two, plus a manager for eachGoalkeeper: Dean Henderson (Sheffield United) The Manchester United loanee is on Gareth Southgate’s radar after a league-high 21 clean sheets. Another outstanding sea…

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Who makes our Football League teams of the season for 2018-19?

We select an XI from the Championship and Leagues One and Two, plus a manager for eachGoalkeeper: Dean Henderson (Sheffield United) The Manchester United loanee is on Gareth Southgate’s radar after a league-high 21 clean sheets. Another outstanding sea…

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Charlton return to Championship after Patrick Bauer scores last-gasp winner

Lee Bowyer was the last man standing in the Charlton technical area as his backroom staff and substitutes bench emptied on to the pitch, fleeing down the touchline to join the pile-on after Patrick Bauer snatched victory to seal promotion deep into fou…

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Charlton Athletic v Sunderland: League One play-off final – live!

Updates from the 3pm BST kick-off at WembleyInterview: Lee Cattermole on his injury fightAnd why not email Rob with your thoughts 2.29pm BST An email! “Emotional day,” says Martin Maloney, and the match hasn’t even started yet. “I’m a Northampton Town …

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Lee Cattermole: ‘There were two years when I shouldn’t have been on the pitch’

After playing for years with a torn hip, the Sunderland midfielder is back to full fitness and ready for a League One play-off final date with CharltonIt is a cool March night at the Stadio Olimpico in 2006, Middlesbrough have just eliminated Roma from…