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League One 2020-21 season preview

Peterborough and Sunderland hope to put last season behind them, Oxford and Portsmouth also look contenders but Wigan’s and Hull’s struggles seem set to continue It is fair to say Peterborough were miffed when they were bumped out of the play-offs on p…

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Founder of soft drinks firm Rich Energy bids to buy Sunderland

William Storey says he has funding from ‘blue-chip backers’Storey’s bid subject of scepticism around the clubWilliam Storey, the founder of the soft drinks firm Rich Energy, claims he is leading a consortium that has made a bid to buy League One Sunder…

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David Moyes’s sorry Sunderland saga bodes ill for West Ham | Jonathan Wilson

The Hammers may survive this season but the prospects for the next one do not look good – just ask fans of the Wearside club now in League OnePerhaps this time the Ferryman will not accept the fare. Wednesday’s unlikely victory over Chelsea, allied to …

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My favourite game: Charlton beat Sunderland in classic play-off final | Nick Allbury

Clive Mendonca’s hat-trick and Michael Gray’s ashen face are among the memories from an incredible encounterFootball stirs the same emotions in all of us. Joy and despair, fragile optimism and resigned acceptance. Yet it’s how we manage these feelings …

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Manchester United set to sign 16-year-old Joe Hugill from Sunderland

Striker has also attracted attention from Arsenal and SpursSteven Gerrard says he will not pressure Rangers over transfersManchester United have an agreement in place to sign Sunderland teenager Joe Hugill.The 16-year-old striker is set to join the Uni…

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Even when Sunderland ruled the globe, Club World Cups were controversial

The 5-3 win over the Scottish champions, Hearts, by the 1895 First Division winners was set against a backdrop of unease about money, imported players and new competitionsThe Club World Cup has never stimulated universal enthusiasm. “The whole case goe…

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My favourite game: Sunderland v Chelsea, 1992 FA Cup replay | Jonathan Wilson

The night many Sunderland fans heard the Roker Roar for the first time and our team felt like they mattered What stands out still is the silences. After every line of every chant, the silence was complete: everybody was joining in, nobody shuffling or …

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Gus Poyet: ‘At Chelsea we were beautiful but champions have to win ugly’

Former midfielder on his time at Stamford Bridge, what he makes of Sunderland ‘Til I Die and wanting to manage again in EnglandIn these times of physical distancing and self-isolation, many of us are left to reflect on past glories and failures or to j…

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Stress, spanners and dismay: another glimpse behind Sunderland’s curtain

Second series of Sunderland ‘Til I Die starts on Wednesday and if an Old Etonian proves entertaining, the fans are the real starsA BBC film crew working on a Sir David Attenborough wildlife documentary once sparked controversy by rescuing several pengu…

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English football should prepare for a new financial reality after coronavirus

The pandemic will have a huge financial impact on footballers, with many already fearful of losing their livelihoodsBy Gavin Willacy for Playing in the ShadowsThe decision of Barnet chairman Tony Kleanthous to lay off all non-playing staff at the club …

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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…