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Sunderland linked with Ligue 1 swoop for Montpellier star Ryad Boudebouz

Sunderland have today been linked with Algerian playmaker Ryad Boudebouz.

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Stadium of Light

LIVE: Sunderland transfers - £9m Algerian ace linked; duo remain top targets as Moyes set to spend

Sunderland are still to make a breakthrough in the transfer market this month - but have been linked with a top Algerian star today.

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New Hartlepool United boss Dave Jones

Dave Jones determined to deliver success as new Hartlepool United boss

New boss Dave Jones has joined Hartlepool United for the “challenge” of building a successful club – and he intends to “deliver”.

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Matt Ritchie hits home Newcastle's penalty opener against Birmingham

Newcastle 3 Birmingham City 1: Magpie boss hails youngsters and Shelvey

Newcastle United boss praised his three debutants for their role in last night’s 3-1 FA Cup third round replay win over Birmingham City.

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George Honeyman

Sunderland star reveals his pride at making full debut and vows to play without fear if chance comes again

Sunderland midfielder George Honeyman admitted the disappointment of losing 2-0 to Burnley outweighed the pride of making a full debut for his boyhood club.

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Sam Collins.  Picture by Tom Banks

Caretaker Collins happy to take Pools’ team for one-off game

Sam Collins will take charge of Hartlepool United again this Saturday – but it will be a case of ‘for one night only’.

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Jason Denayer

Denayer: We need Reds form

Jason Denayer says it is vital Sunderland return to the form they showed against Liverpool – starting with Saturday’s Premier League trip to West Brom.

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Sunderland midfielders Seb Larsson and George Honeyman (right) combine to challenge Joey Barton in Tuesday night's FA Cup defeat at Burnley. Picture by Frank Reid

How can Sunderland pull of a shock win at West Brom?

A trip to The Hawthorns is undoubtedly a daunting one for Sunderland in their current plight.

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Could Ndong be set for an early return?

Gabon and Sunderland midfielder Didier Ndong facing uphill battle to get out African Cup of Nations group

Gabon's African Cup of Nations campaign is already in jeopardy after their second consecutive 1-1 draw in the group stages.
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Andre Andre

Sunderland news round-up: Moyes wants multiple signings, Portugal international linked, ex-Liverpool target moves on

There's been no breakthrough yet on the transfer front for David Moyes, but he's been linked with a Portugal international today.

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Adnan Januzaj

Phil Smith: The SAFC cult hero that Adnan Januzaj needs to look to for inspiration

Adnan Januzaj has sparked into life at the Stadium of Light.

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Start of the veterans relay in the Durham Cathedral Relays at Maiden Castle. Ian Dixon (173) led the field home and set Sunderland Harriers on the way to victory.

Sunderland Harriers are doing it on an international stage

Sunderland Harriers have recently been knocking up some fine results in some far flung places around the world.

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SAFC 10 YEARS AGO: Elliott on move, Edwards thanks Fergie

SAFC 10 YEARS AGO: Elliott on move, Edwards thanks Fergie

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

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Quidditch

Quidditch Premier League try-outs take place in North East

Harry Potter fans - and lovers of unusual sports - can try their hand at broomstick-based action as the Quidditch Premier League seeks new players in the region.

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David Moyes

RECAP: Sunderland transfer news - Portugal international linked, Burnley may end Brady pursuit

Sunderland boss David Moyes is hopeful of making more than one signing this month, despite recent frustration.
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Vito Mannone can't keep out Sam Vokes' header

Analysis: Sunderland will need more fight than they showed at Burnley if they’re to stay up

Again, they travelled to Turf Moor in impressive numbers.

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Victor Anichebe

David Moyes gives Victor Anichebe update ahead of West Brom clash

Victor Anichebe is back in training and has an outside chance of returning to Sunderland’s squad for the crucial Premier League trip to his old club West Brom.

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David Moyes

Sunderland boss won’t use depleted squad as excuse for defeat

Sunderland’s results continue to suffer from a depleted squad - but David Moyes will not use it as an excuse.

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Victor Anichebe

Sunderland hoping for DOUBLE fitness boost ahead of West Brom game

Victor Anichebe is back in training and has an outside chance of returning to Sunderland’s squad for the crucial Premier League trip to his old club West Bromich Albion.

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David Moyes

Tony Gillan: Why are certain players at Sunderland if they aren’t even considered worthy of coming off the bench against Stoke City?

Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin.

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