What we learned about Jack Ross and his Sunderland task as pre-season begins with defeat

Sunderland’s pre-season campaign began with a narrow 1-0 defeat to Darlington at Blackwell Meadows last night.

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Sunderland boss Jack Ross

Jack Ross on Sunderland's transfer priorities, Joel Asoro and Anton Forrester

Jack Ross says that Joel Asoro's departure from the club is 'highly likely'.
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Sunderland players watch on as Darlington take the lead

Sunderland fall to narrow defeat as Jack Ross begins tenure at Darlington

Jack Ross' tenure started with a narrow defeat as an early goal for Jordan Nicholson secured victory for Darlington.

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Sunderland chairman Stewart Donald on Josh Maja, Bali Mumba and Joel Asoro

Josh Maja and Bali Mumba are set to stay at Sunderland, Stewart Donald has said.

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Tom Flanagan

Tom Flanagan on the day Sunderland surprised him last year and why they must replicate that approach

Tom Flanagan was on the receiving end when Sunderland hit their stride for one of the first and only occasions last season.

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Joel Asoro looks to be nearing a Sunderland exit

Sunderland striker heading for exit as club accept bid from Swansea City

Sunderland are believed to have accepted bid in the region of £2 million from Swansea City for Joel Asoro.

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Sunderland have revealed their new kits for the season

Sunderland unveil new home and away kits

Sunderland have unveiled their new kits for the upcoming campaign.
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Jack Ross on Duncan Watmore and his hopes for the Sunderland forward’s return

Manager Jack Ross hopes that Duncan Watmore could make his full return to the Sunderland set-up in the autumn.

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Sunderland boss on pre-season schedule and bringing unity to the Academy of Light

Jack Ross says building trust with his players and bringing unity behind the scenes is vital as the pre-season programme begins in earnest.

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Sunderland's Wahbi Khazri is on the brink of a Ligue 1 transfer

AS Saint-Etienne set to win the race for Sunderland forward

AS Saint-Etienne are set to win the race for Sunderland's Wahbi Khazri.

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The incredible World Cup stat shows the best and worst of Sunderland in recent years

In recent years, when Sunderland have gone viral, results on the pitch have meant it is usually down to a bout of mocking from onlookers or self-deprecation from supporters.

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Sunderland’s new signings adamant League One move is not a ‘step backward’ for their international careers

Sunderland’s new signings believe their move will strengthen their international ambitions, rather than weaken them.

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Former Sunderland boss Chris Coleman

Chris Coleman insists he has no regrets as he talks Sunderland for the first time

Chris Coleman admits he 'fell on his face' on Sunderland, but still has no regrets about taking the job.

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Jack Ross on his relationship with Stewart Donald and why he relishes the Sunderland pressure

Jack Ross says Stewart Donald’s passion and willingness to engage with supporters is a positive for the club.

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Tunisia's Wahbi Khazri celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the group G match between Panama and Tunisia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

Outgoings close as Sunderland look to clear the way for recruitment drive

Sunderland are hoping for a financial boost in the coming days as Wahbi Khazri moves ever closer to an exit.

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Watmore is stepping up his recovery from injury

Duncan Watmore feeling 'really good' as he discusses injury recovery

Duncan Watmore is encouraged by his progress as he recovers from a second ACL injury.

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Tom Flanagan on the night Sunderland’s support blew him away and why he didn’t think twice about moving north

Sunderland’s recruitment in the Premier League era was said to be constantly thwarted by the inability to attract players to the North East.

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Jack Ross opens up on Sunderland squad building, for the short and long-term

Building a squad virtually from scratch has presented a significant challenge for Jack Ross, particularly given the ongoing financial burden of those inching their way to a Sunderland exit.

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Sunderland's clash with Gillingham has been rescheduled

Sunderland's league clash at Gillingham pushed back

Sunderland's trip to Gillingham next month has been moved back 24 hours.

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Sunderland have brought their first pre-season friendly forward

Sunderland friendly moved due to potential England clash

Sunderland's first pre-season friendly has been brought forward by 24 hours.

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