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Sign of the times: why English clubs are turning to high-interest US loans | David Conn

Southampton and Derby are among clubs whose stadiums are mortgaged to MSD Capital in search for much-needed fundsThe new-year sale of Burnley to US investors after 139 years of local Lancashire ownership marked a sign of the times for football as Turf …

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Meet Kyril Louis-Dreyfus, 23 – English football’s youngest chairman

Heir to Swiss commodity trading empire takes helm at Sunderland pledging to match the fans’ passionMeet Kyril Louis-Dreyfus. The 23-year-old heir to a Swiss commodities fortune has bought a majority stake in Sunderland AFC and installed himself as the …

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EFL confirms takeover of Sunderland by 23-year-old Frenchman Louis-Dreyfus

Louis-Dreyfus is the son of the late Marseille owner Robert New owner says he is proud but recognises responsibilityKyril Louis-Dreyfus has become the youngest chairman in English football after his protracted takeover of Sunderland was finally approve…

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Sunderland postpone further match due to continuing Covid-19 outbreak

Tuesday’s game with Accrington called off after more casesClub have already postponed three matches in DecemberSunderland have informed the EFL that they have postponed their League One match at Accrington on Tuesday due to the continuing coronavirus o…

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Sunderland confirm agreement reached with Kyril Louis-Dreyfus for takeover

Frenchman set to acquire Stewart Donald’s controlling interestLouis-Dreyfus will become chairman pending EFL approvalSunderland have announced that an agreement has been reached with a prospective new owner, Kyril Louis-Dreyfus, the son of the former M…

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Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United are stuck in same spiral that doomed Sunderland | Jonathan Wilson

On one point after 13 games, Blades look set to repeat the lows of Kevin Kyle’s humbling relegations at the Stadium of Light For Kevin Kyle, the nadir came in his kitchen. The Scottish striker was boiling the water to prepare his baby’s bottle when it …

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Covid-hit Sunderland upset with EFL after failing to agree postponement

Match v Wimbledon went ahead despite player’s positive test‘Lack of clarity regarding potential sanctions’ prove to be issueThe English Football League laid itself open to accusations of double standards on Tuesday night after agreeing to call off Bris…

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‘We’re a lifeline’: Sunderland’s Beacon rises to ‘caring club’ vision

Beacon of Light CEO Lesley Spuhler on how the community project set up by former chairman Bob Murray is meeting the challenge of CovidLesley Spuhler has started to view her dining table through slightly jaded eyes. The chief executive of Sunderland’s B…

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‘We’re a lifeline’: Sunderland’s Beacon rises to ‘caring club’ vision

Beacon of Light CEO Lesley Spuhler on how the community project set up by former chairman Bob Murray is meeting the challenge of CovidLesley Spuhler has started to view her dining table through slightly jaded eyes. The chief executive of Sunderland’s B…

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Sunderland close to appointing Lee Johnson as head coach

Former Bristol City manager in line to replace Phil ParkinsonKristjaan Speakman installed as sporting directorSunderland are close to appointing Lee Johnson as their head coach. The 39-year-old former Bristol City manager is expected to fill the gap le…

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Sunderland sack Phil Parkinson after sluggish start to League One campaign

Black Cats sit eighth in the the tableTeam have collected two points from last three gamesSunderland have sacked manager Phil Parkinson after five games without a win. The Black Cats sit eighth in League One, seven points behind leaders Hull.Parkinson …

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Sunderland agree takeover deal with 22-year-old Louis-Dreyfus heir

Owner Stewart Donald to retain 15% of his sharesDirector Juan Sartori part of new consortium The Sunderland owner, Stewart Donald, has agreed a deal to sell the club to a consortium led by minority shareholder Juan Sartori and Kyril Louis-Dreyfus – the…

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Torment and catharsis: Sunderland’s David Corner and the 1985 League Cup

An error at Wembley in the 1985 final led to years of bullying. But a play about his life has enabled David Corner to share his experiencesThe second half was a few seconds old. Dave Watson, the Norwich centre-back, pumped a long ball into the corner. …

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Torment and catharsis: Sunderland’s David Corner and the 1985 League Cup

An error at Wembley in the 1985 final led to years of bullying. But a play about his life has enabled David Corner to share his experiencesThe second half was a few seconds old. Dave Watson, the Norwich centre-back, pumped a long ball into the corner. …

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Torment and catharsis: Sunderland’s David Corner and the 1985 League Cup

An error at Wembley in the 1985 final led to years of bullying. But a play about his life has enabled David Corner to share his experiencesThe second half was a few seconds old. Dave Watson, the Norwich centre-back, pumped a long ball into the corner. …

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Torment and catharsis: Sunderland’s David Corner and the 1985 League Cup

An error at Wembley in the 1985 final led to years of bullying. But a play about his life has enabled David Corner to share his experiencesThe second half was a few seconds old. Dave Watson, the Norwich centre-back, pumped a long ball into the corner. …

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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 …