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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 …

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Lynden Gooch’s last-gasp header earns Sunderland victory over Charlton

Some journeys are straightforward and others ultimately prove unnavigable but most offer varying degrees of trickiness, hazard and sheer slog.It is still far too early to tell precisely what sort of route Jack Ross and his brand new Sunderland side wil…

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Sunderland v Charlton Athletic: League One opener – live!

League One updates from the 12.30pm BST kick-offRoss keen to write thrilling new chapter in Sunderland historyAnd feel free to email Scott with any thoughts 11.45am BST Sunderland: McLaughlin, Love, Loovens, Ozturk, Matthews, O’Nein, Mumba, Honeyman, G…

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Jack Ross keen to write a thrilling new chapter in Sunderland’s history | Louise Taylor

The Scot, an author of children’s books, has taken on the huge task of reviving the Wearside club after two relegations but a change of ownershipThe last time Jack Ross moved south of Hadrian’s Wall things swiftly ended in tears. A League One assignmen…

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Liam Miller: Irish sport body allows charity game for late Man Utd star – report

Gaelic Athletic Association reportedly relents on foreign games ban to let stadium host match raising funds for Miller’s familyIreland’s Gaelic Athletic Association has reportedly relented following considerable public pressure and will now allow a cha…

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Thank you for the Mackem memories | Brief letters

Sunderland fans | Sharing ice-cream with dogs | The ‘threat’ of rain | Grey ‘Gordon Bennett’ | Gladioli in the dress circleFor part of my childhood in the 1950s we lived at Roker in Sunderland (J-force give Sunderland followers some respite, 12 July). …

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England’s J-Force give Sunderland fans brief respite from gloom

England’s early goal in the World Cup semi-final against Croatia was a shot in the arm for admirers of north-east boys Jordan Henderson and Jordan PickfordTina Carney kept scrolling through her phone and eventually located it. “Here he is, doesn’t he l…

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Chris Coleman appointed manager of Chinese club Hebei China Fortune

Coleman left Sunderland at the end of the seasonThe Welshman replaces Manuel Pellegrini at HebeiFormer Wales and Sunderland manager Chris Coleman is the new manager of Chinese Super League side Hebei China Fortune, according to the club’s Weibo page. C…

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Chris Coleman appointed manager of Chinese club Hebei China Fortune

Coleman left Sunderland at the end of the seasonThe Welshman replaces Manuel Pellegrini at HebeiFormer Wales and Sunderland manager Chris Coleman is the new manager of Chinese Super League side Hebei China Fortune, according to the club’s Weibo page. C…

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Sunderland’s new owner likely to appeal demotion of women’s team

• Stewart Donald likely to go to arbitration by 11 June• Women’s side likely to have to start season in third tierSunderland’s new owner, Stewart Donald, has voiced concern for the fate of his club’s women’s team and indicated that Melanie Copeland and…