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Simon Grayson admits he still doesn’t know his best back four

Simon Grayson admits he is still searching for his best defence after the Black Cats shipped three goals at Griffin Park.

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Ludicrous to suggest changing managers is reason for Sunderland’s failure – but Grayson deserves one more home game

Ludicrous to suggest changing managers is reason for Sunderland’s failure – but Grayson deserves one more home game

Sunderland are the only side in The Championship yet to keep a clean sheet in the league this season.

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Martin Bain

Martin Bain: I knew Sunderland was right for me from day I came to scout player while at Rangers

Sunderland chief executive Martin Bain says he is relishing life on Wearside despite the club’s struggles on the pitch.

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Gallery: Sunderland boss Simon Grayson leads open training session at Stadium of Light

Sunderland's first team took part in an open training session at the Stadium of Light today.

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Can you spot yourself in our Sunderland AFC FanFest gallery?

Sunderland held their FanFest event at the Stadium of Light today with supporters getting the chance to watch the first team train.

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Sunderland are holding their FanFest at the Stadium of Light today.

RECAP Sunderland AFC blog - Pictures and video from FanFest as Black Cats hold open training at Stadium of Light

Sunderland AFC held FanFest at the Stadium of Light today - and we had it covered.
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Bain has backed Grayson's 'determination' to succeed

Martin Bain on Simon Grayson, Sunderland's league position and turning the club around

As Simon Grayson and Sunderland face up to two pivotal home games in a thus far disappointing season, Chief Executive Martin Bain has offered his support to the Black Cats manager and played down fears of back-to-back relegations.

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Families enjoy FanFest event at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light

Families enjoy FanFest event at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light

A family fun day hit the back of the net with young football fans on Wearside.

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Former Everton manager Ronald Koeman.

Former Sunderland managers among contenders to replace Ronald Koeman at Everton

Former Sunderland managers David Moyes and Sam Allardyce are among the contenders to replace Ronald Koeman at Everton.

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Houghton Harrier Henry Johnson was the second fastest runner in the Under-15 boys race.

Athletics: Houghton Harriers at the double with first ever team medals in Northern Cross Country Relay Championship

Houghton Harriers won their first ever Northern Athletics Championship team medals at Sheffield on Saturday.

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High feet as Ryhope CW (red/white) take on Harrogate RA in the FA Vase on Saturday. Picture by Kevin Brady

Northern League: Seven-up Red Star revel in McBryde hat-trick against Synthonia

Seaham Red Star reveal in a convincing 7-3 Division One victory over bottom club Billingham Synthonia.

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Will Newcastle's next Premier League opponents be left without a manager?

Burnley manager Sean Dyche is the favourite to succeed Ronald Koeman at Everton.
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Ryhope CW (red/white) take command against Harrogate RA in Saturday's FA Vase clash. Picture by Kevin Brady

Northern League: Cestrians denied by late Celtic leveller in bottom-of-the-table scrap

Chester-le-Street were denied a welcome Second Division victory by a late equaliser from fellow strugglers West Allotment Celtic on Saturday.

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Wearside League action as Leam Rangers (yellow) take on visitors Silksworth CW on Saturday. Picture by Tim Richardson

Wearside League: Super Sunderland West End just gr-eight in romp at Coxhoe

Sunderland West End moved into sixth position after a resounding 8-1 win at lowly Coxhoe Athletic on Saturday.

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Bryan Oviedo celebrates the goal against Brentford.

Sunderland AFC briefing: Scouts take in La Liga clash, Lewis Grabban on errors, Brentford keeper on THAT howler

Sunderland sent a scout to watch Levante and Getafe in La Liga action at the weekend, according to reports in Spain.

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Watch Sunderland AFC first team squad put through their paces at the Stadium of Light

Sunderland AFC are holding an open training session at the Stadium of Light today as part of FanFest.
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Josh Kelly in action against Zuniga

Josh Kelly to fight for place in world elite on David Haye-Tony Bellew card, says Eddie Hearn

Josh Kelly will be fighting for a place among the world elite in London in December.

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Downbeat Sunderland fans suffer at Brentford. Picture by Frank Reid

Cat’s Eye View: Brentford negatives outweigh positives ahead of huge week for under-fire Sunderland boss

There are pubs on all four corners of Brentford’s Griffin Park and Sunderland fans could be forgiven for heading straight to one – if not all four – after another utterly dispiriting day.

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Britt Assombalonga heads off the line to deny Cardiff's Sol Bamba.

Ex-Sunderland midfielder Grant Leadbitter urges Boro to stick together after fifth game in a row without a win

Midfielder Grant Leadbitter was left gutted by Cardiff City’s late smash-and-grab Championship victory over Middlesbrough on Saturday.

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Jason Steele takes a comfortable save in Saturday's draw at Brentford. Picture by Frank Reid

Sunderland’s dire defensive record shows Simon Grayson’s side are less than the sum of their parts

Sunderland may have stopped the losing rot, but three draws against Preston, QPR and Brentford reflect a side that is currently less than the sum of its parts.

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