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Middlesbrough defender signs new five-year contract

Middlesbrough have moved to secure the future of promising central defender Dael Fry.
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Sunderland manager Chris Coleman.

Sunderland’s relegation is devastating, demoralising and an embarrassment to a loyal fanbase

For the second successive season Sunderland suffer the humiliation of relegation, and while I thought last year’s was bad, the feeling on Saturday night when it finally sunk in was 10 times worse.

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Sunderland for sale: Consortium led by Hull FC owner no longer involved in takeover talks

A consortium involving ex-Leeds United, Hull City and Derby County director Adam Pearson are no longer involved in takeover talks with Sunderland AFC.

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Jordan Pickford posts jubilant social media reaction to Newcastle's defeat to Everton after being booed

Jordan Pickford reacted on social media to Everton's win over Newcastle United – after being taunted for 90 minutes by visiting fans at Goodison Park.

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Sunderland boss Chris Coleman.

LIVE Sunderland AFC blog - Ex-Leeds, Hull and Derby chief heads takeover bid, transfer latest plus revealing insight into finances

The fallout from Sunderland's relegation to League One continues, with a fresh twist in the ongoing attempts to sell the club.

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Sunderland's management duo of Chris Coleman and Kit Symons.

Who stays and who goes? Sunderland’s summer dilemmas explained ahead of massive overhaul

Is it exciting, or is it absolutely terrifying?

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Sunderland owner Ellis Short.

Sunderland fans call on owner Ellis Short to clarify his position on club following relegation

Despondent Sunderland fans have called on owner Ellis Short to front up and speak to supporters about his future plans for their club after the Black Cats fell into the third tier of English football.

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Former Hull, Leeds and Derby chief heads consortium eyeing Sunderland purchase - report

Ex-Leeds United, Hull City and Derby County director Adam Pearson has been linked with a potential Sunderland takeover.

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Elliott Dickman.

Sunderland kids follow seniors in suffering relegation

Sunderland Under-23s were relegated from Premier League 2, Divison One, after losing 1-0 to Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.

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The Echo reflects on Sunderland's relegation after play-off defeat to Gillingham.

Ha’way Back When: How the Echo covered Sunderland’s traumatic relegation into Division Three in 1987

Sunderland’s relegation to the third tier after the aggregate play-off semi-final defeat to Third Division Gillingham on Sunday, May 17, 1987, was described as the blackest day for the club and town.

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Sunderland fans don’t want your apologies – just tell us what happens now

Sunderland fans don’t want your apologies – just tell us what happens now

It has become an all too familiar sight. Around five o’clock on a Saturday evening, a man in a sharp suit and red and white club tie will stare dejectedly into a camera and struggle to find the words to comprehend what they have just seen.

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What next for Chris Coleman, wantaway Ellis Short and Sunderland AFC following relegation? Key questions explored

Uncertainty surrounds Sunderland AFC following relegation to League One, with the debt-ridden club up for sale.

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Seaham Red Star (red/white) defend against West Auckland on Saturday. Picture by Kevin Brady

Northern League: Seaham Red Star in a big fight for survival now – starting against Newton Aycliffe tonight

Seaham Red Star have a real relegation fight on their hands after losing 2-1 at home to third-top West Auckland Town in Division One on Saturday.

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Sunderland skipper John O'Shea in action against Wolves.

Sunderland reject Wolves request for extra tickets - here's why

Championship title winners Wolves will be backed by a sold-out away following for the season finale at the Stadium of Light.

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Sunderland manager Chris Coleman.

Sunderland legend hits out at Ellis Short, Martin Bain and recruitment - but backs Chris Coleman

Michael Gray has hit out at Sunderland owner Ellis Short and chief executive Martin Bain following relegation to League One.

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Seaham Red Star keeper Jordan Harkess makes a fine save against West Auckland in Division One on Saturday. Picture by Kevin Brady

Northern League: Colliers outgunned as Willington climb to seventh place in Division Two

Willington rose to a season’s high of seventh place in Division Two thanks to Saturday’s 2-0 Hall Lane success against Easington Colliery.

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Sunderland West End (red/white) line up a shot in Saturday's win over Stokesley. Picture by Tim Richardson.

Wearside League: Boss Nelson delighted as much-changed West End seal quickfire double against Stokesley

Fifth-top Sunderland West End secured a rapid double against lowly Stokesley SC.

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Sunderland's Stadium of Light.

In profile: The Eastleigh chairman asked to invest in consortium interested in Sunderland takeover

Eastleigh chairman Stewart Donald went public over the weekend revealing he had been approached to be an investor in a consortium interested in taking over at Sunderland.

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Watch the latest football action from Sunderland's Russell Foster Youth Leagues

Young footballers have paraded their skills again in Sunderland's Russell Foster Youth Leagues.
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Alan Shearer slams Ellis Short and gives his view on Sunderland's relegation

Alan Shearer says he takes no pleasure from Sunderland's demise - and says Ellis Short's mismanagement is the reason for their plight.

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