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Simon Grayson press conference: Lamine Kone back for Brentford but key Sunderland midfielder a doubt

Lamine Kone has recovered from illness and will be fit for the trip to Brentford - but Jonny Williams is nursing a tight hamstring.
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No firm bids for Newcastle takeover - but developments could happen quickly

Newcastle United have NOT received any firm bids for the club - but interest in a takeover is hotting up.

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Would you start Robbin Ruiter in goal at Brentford this weekend?

Robbin Ruiter v Jason Steele? Drop Lee Cattermole or Didier Ndong? Have YOUR say on key Sunderland selection issues

Sunderland boss Simon Grayson has some big decisions to make ahead of the weekend trip to face Brentford in the Championship.

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Easington Colliery (green) battle against Alnwick Town last weekend. Picture by Kevin Brady

Northern League: New bosses off to a flier with Easington Colliery cup success

Easington Colliery made progress into the second round of the Ernest Armstrong Memorial Cup with last night’s 2-1 win at Darlington RA.

Kieron Dyer in his Newcastle days

Kieron Dyer says Newcastle fans think they have 'divine right' to be in Champions League

Former Newcastle United midfielder Kieron Dyer has criticised the expectations of the club's fans.

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Sunderland midfielder Didier Ndong.

LIVE Sunderland AFC blog - Simon Grayson press conference, team and injury news ahead of Brentford, winger set for recall?

Sunderland boss Simon Grayson is holding his pre-match press conference from 2pm - and we've got it covered.
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Silksworth CW (red) take on Boldon CA last weekend. Picture by Tim Richardson

Wearside League: Last-gasp delight as Boldon hero West sinks Quakers

Boldon CA bagged a last-minute winner to beat Darlington Reserves last night to stay fourth in the TWR Bifolds Wearside League.

Callum McManaman.

Sunderland boss on Callum McManaman and why the winger has caught the eye ahead of Brentford

Callum McManaman has caught the eye of Simon Grayson on the training ground ahead of the crunch game at Brentford.

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Terry Butcher and his family have been left devastated by the death of son Chris at the age of 35. Pic: PA.

Ex-Sunderland player-manager Terry Butcher 'devastated' after son's death

Former Sunderland player-manager Terry Butcher has said he is "devastated" after the death of his son Christopher aged 35.

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Winger admits that must improve end product for Newcastle

Christian Atsu says he still has everything to prove in the Premier League.

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Mark Wilson in action against Hull.

Marc Wilson reveals Sunderland ambitions and why he had to leave Bournemouth - as boss hopes for fitness boost

Marc Wilson moved to Sunderland for the good of his career - and is determined to be a success on Wearside as he closes in on a return to action.

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Amanda Staveley

Takeover latest: Two potential buyers for Newcastle United emerge

The takeover of Newcastle United is gathering pace, with two potential buyers emerging over the last 24 hours.

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Kenwyne Jones.

Ha’way back when:

We asked for your memories of former Sunderland striker Kenwyne Jones. Here’s what you said:

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Coach Billy McKinlay (left) has joined Simon Grayson's coaching staff. PA picture

Simon Grayson on what Billy McKinlay brings to Sunderland coaching staff

Simon Grayson says Billy McKinlay has brought a “different perspective” since joining his coaching staff on a temporary basis.

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Jack Rodwell.

Jack Rodwell is a barely animate, obscenely overpaid midfielder – not a centre-back

An old discussion has been recycled yet again.

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Simon Grayson.

Simon Grayson has failed to distinguish between worry and panic and is pretending to do neither

The most alarming aspect to Sunderland’s perfectly woeful season so far is the opposition.

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Paddy McNair in action against Hertha Berlin.

Sunderland duo set for Everton run-out as they edge closer to first team action

Paddy McNair will get a further run-out for Sunderland Under-23s this week as he looks to step up his comeback from a serious knee injury.

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Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov and Amanda Staveley both keen on Newcastle takeover

Interest in Newcastle United appears to have ramped up since Mike Ashley revealed the club was for sale this week - with two parties strongly linked with a bid.

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