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RECAP Sunderland AFC blog - Double injury blow, transfer latest plus Chris Coleman press conference ahead of Burton test

Sunderland manager Chris Coleman held his pre-match press conference today ahead of the trip to Burton Albion - and we had it covered.
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Sunderland midfielder Jack Rodwell.

Sunderland boss Chris Coleman issues strong message to Jack Rodwell

Chris Coleman has no doubts over Jack Rodwell's ability but says he has to play more and has to 'offer himself up more' if he is to turn his Sunderland career around.
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Sunderland forward Duncan Watmore.

Chris Coleman confirms Sunderland's worst fears with Duncan Watmore out for the season

Chris Coleman has backed Duncan Watmore to return better than ever after confirming he is set to miss the rest of the season after undergoing knee surgery.
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Sunderland AFC transfer news - Celta Vigo keeping tabs on Cats defender

Papy Djilobodji is attracting interest from La Liga side Celta Vigo, according to reports in Spain.
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Chris Coleman.

Captain Ashley Williams reveals Wales squad left stunned by Chris Coleman's departure

Ashley Williams has revealed the Wales camp was left stunned when Chris Coleman stood down as the national team boss.
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Gus Poyet on Sunderland struggles and why Ellis Short isn't to blame

Gus Poyet says he is saddened by Sunderland's plight but believes owner Ellis Short is not to blame.

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Burton defender Tom Naylor

Naylor: Victory over Cats will get Burton back on track

Sunderland’s record-breaking home form is well documented, with the Black Cats not winning at the Stadium of Light in almost a year.

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Robbin Ruiter is beaten by George Saville for the second time in last Saturday's 2-2 draw with Millwall. Picture by Frank Reid

Honesty the best policy as Chris Coleman addresses Sunderland goalkeeping woes

Honesty is the best policy for Chris Coleman when it comes to solving Sunderland’s goalkeeping woes.

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Sunderland boss reveals why he had to rip up his game-plan for Aston Villa

Chris Coleman hopes to have more options available for the trip to Burton Albion.
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Robbin Ruiter makes a save in last night's 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa. Picture by Frank Reid

Analysis: Some positives but Aston Villa defeat shows magnitude of Sunderland challenge facing ex-Wales boss Chris Coleman

Welcome to Sunderland.

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John O'Shea battles to keep Aston Villa at bay last night. Picture by Frank Reid

Chris Coleman has this message for his struggling Sunderland players after defeat to Aston Villa

Chris Coleman has backed his players to fight their way out of trouble – and says it is vital nobody starts to feel sorry for themselves.

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Steve Bruce.

Ex-Sunderland boss Steve Bruce on Chris Coleman and the challenge facing him

Former Sunderland boss Steve Bruce believes Chris Coleman is the right man for the job at the Stadium of Light.

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Duncan Watmore goes off injured against Millwall.

Sunderland boss fears the worst over Duncan Watmore knee injury and reveals Jonny Williams needs surgery

Sunderland have been rocked by an injury blow to forward Duncan Watmore who faces another lengthy spell out after suffering a suspected cruciate knee ligament injury for the second time.
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Sunderland boss Chris Coleman.

Aston Villa 2 Sunderland 1: Chris Coleman's reign starts with defeat at Villa Park

Chris Coleman's Sunderland reign got off to a losing start as his patched-up side were beaten 2-1 at Aston Villa.
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Sunderland make five changes from the Millwall draw.

Aston Villa v Sunderland AFC team news: Chris Coleman makes five changes for first game in charge

Chris Coleman has made five changes for his first game in charge of Sunderland.

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Robbie Stockdale.

Chris Coleman on his Sunderland backroom staff and whether he will make changes

Chris Coleman arrived at Sunderland with assistant Kit Symons, but he is yet to decide on the make-up of the rest of his backroom staff.

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Ellis Short.

Martin Bain reveals why Sunderland owner Ellis Short is ‘excited’ by Chris Coleman appointment

Martin Bain says Sunderland owner Ellis Short is ‘excited’ by the appointment of Chris Coleman.

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Chris Coleman.

Chris Coleman on how he plans to revive Sunderland and why the club must improve its recruitment

Chris Coleman admits he doesn’t have a ‘bag of magic’ to instantly solve Sunderland’s problems, but he has pinpointed recruitment as an area that must improve.

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Sunderland are without seven players for the trip to Aston Villa.

Chris Coleman without SEVEN Sunderland players for first game in charge at Aston Villa

Chris Coleman is without SEVEN first team players for Tuesday night's trip to Aston Villa.
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All smiles as Lewis Grabban enjoys his opening goal for Sunderland against Millwall.

Solving Sunderland’s goalkeeping crisis high on Chris Coleman’s to-do list as manager gets down to work

It’s that time of year when the latest batch of football blooper DVDs are released ahead of the Christmas rush.

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