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Sunderland’s Jordan Pickford gets England boost

Jordan Pickford thinks international duty can help him get even sharper ahead of a defining run of games for Sunderland’s Premier League future.

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Julio Arca sits on the old Roker Park seats located in the Echos office.

Julio Arca pays Echo a special visit as he discusses all things SAFC - and his Wembley joy

Black Cats legend Julio Arca visited the Echo yesterday – as he chatted with fans about all things Sunderland AFC and his Wembley joy.


Sunderland legend Kevin Phillips unveiled as first star ambassador of SAFC Fans’ Museum project

Black Cats legend Kevin Phillips is today announced as the first name on the team sheet as an ambassador for the popular SAFC Fans Museum project.
The old Vaux brewery

David Preece: Sunderland as a city and club must fight apathy and connect with people again

When I left home, I vowed I’d never return to Sunderland to live until I had become a success.

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Sunderland expected to meet disabled toilet promise as Premier League clubs fail to honour pledge

Only seven Premier League clubs have so far met a pledge made in August 2015 to provide a fully accessible toilet for disabled fans at their grounds within two years, according to learning disability charity Mencap.
Jermain Defoe warms up before the Germany friendly

Southgate has no brain: Twitter reacts to Jermain Defoe England snub in Germany

Jermain Defoe failed to get off the bench in Dortmund last night as England slipped to a 1-0 defeat against Germany.

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David Moyes

LIVE: Sunderland AFC news - Hibs striker reacts to SAFC interest, Adnan Januzaj seeks improvement, plus all the latest from SoL

It looks set to be yet another busy day on the Sunderland beat.

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SUNDERLAND 10 YEARS AGO: Keane’s double boost

SUNDERLAND 10 YEARS AGO: Keane’s double boost

Here’s what the Echo was reporting on 10 years ago.

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Cummings is a subject of much interest north and south of the border

'He probably wasn't watching me!' Young striker reacts to Sunderland interest

Jason Cummings was thrilled to see David Moyes watching his Hibernian side at Dundee Untied's Tannadice ground, but isn't sure he wasn't the player being watched.

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Sunderland's John O'Shea

Sunderland will be faced with a summer of rebuilding after years of failure

Since Sunderland returned to the Premier League and Niall Quinn was in charge, the club have always had provisions in case the dreaded drop occurred.

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Adnan Januzaj.

Adnan Januzaj: Move from Manchester United not been easy but I’m fitter, better and can learn from Eden Hazard

Adnan Januzaj admits his season at Sunderland has been a challenge, but believes he is improving all the time and will benefit from his experiences.

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David Moyes

Phil Smith: David Moyes has become easy target for mocking as fans questions now if he’s right man to rebuild Sunderland

The reaction to David Moyes’ ‘Britishness’ comments demonstrate what seems like a hardening of doubts from many about his suitability for the job long-term.

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Roy Keane

Roy Keane recalls when Gareth Bale spoiled his day as Sunderland boss

Roy Keane recalled his days as Sunderland boss as he pondered a plan to stop “brilliant” Wales dangerman Gareth Bale.

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The stats show Jermain Defoe should start for England

What will Gareth Southgate’s England side look like this week and can Jermain Defoe really push for World Cup selection?

In what is one of the few positive storylines of a wretched season, Sunderland fans will experience the pride of seeing one of their one pull on the national jersey tonight.

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SUNDERLAND 10 YEARS AGO: Fulop targets unbeaten finish

SUNDERLAND 10 YEARS AGO: Fulop targets unbeaten finish

Here’s what the Echo was reporting on 10 years ago.

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RECAP: Sunderland AFC news - Jermain Defoe West Ham exit rumours, Black Cats in £17million midfielder link, David Moyes believes striker recall could open doors

For all of the transfer links, rumours, news and views from the Stadium of Light, we've had it covered.

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Larsson's contract expired in the summer

Seb Larsson discusses Sunderland future with contract expiring in summer

Seb Larsson has told Swedish media that there will be no discussion of his contract situation until Sunderland's season is over.
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England's Jermain Defoe during a training session at St George's Park, Burton.

Jermain Defoe’s England recall shows Sunderland is a place where youngsters can fulfil international ambitions – David Moyes

David Moyes hopes that Jermain Defoe’s England recall can prove to young players that Wearside is a place where they can fulfil their international ambitions.

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Ndong was not picked against Burnley

Sunderland AFC talking point: Why Ndong should have played and what Moyes meant in much discussed remark

There is a segment at the end of Five Live’s quite brilliant Fighting Talk show, where the contestants are asked to ‘defend the indefensible’ when presented with a provocative comment.

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