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Chris Coleman wins praise for show of faith in Sunderland youngsters as Elliot Embleton makes debut

With Sunderland hanging on for a point at Wolves, Sunderland boss Chris Coleman handed promising youngster Elliot Embleton his Black Cats debut.

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Mike Ashley

Mike Ashley is NOT holding Newcastle United back - ex-Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce

Former Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce has revealed he does not believe want-away Mike Ashley is holding rivals Newcastle United back.

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Middlesbrough manager Garry Monk.

It’s not all about me, insists under-pressure Middlesbrough boss Garry Monk

Middlesbrough manager Garry Monk has shrugged off the pressure he is under and says his focus is only on the players.

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Grabban has scored 11 goals in the Championship this season

Eddie Howe plans talks with Sunderland star Lewis Grabban ahead of potential January sale

Eddie Howe says he will hold talks with Lewis Grabban ahead of a potential January sale.

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Middlesbrough and Sunderland's FA Cup tie will be a 1pm kick-off

Sunderland and Middlesbrough confirm FA Cup kick-off time and cut-price ticket structure

Sunderland's FA Cup third round clash with Middlesbrough has been confirmed for a 1pm kick-off on Saturday January 6th.

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Bolton Wanderers striker Gary Madine.

Bolton Wanderers inform Sunderland January transfer target is 'not for sale'

Bolton Wanderers have moved to warn off admirers of striker Gary Madine by declaring he is not for sale in January.

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Ben Woodburn in action against Sunderland Under-23s,

Scout report: Wales and Liverpool forward showcases why Chris Coleman wants to bring him to Sunderland

Sunderland boss Chris Coleman would need no reminder as to the talents of Liverpool forward and January target Ben Woodburn.

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Josh Maja

Sunderland boss Chris Coleman in line for selection boost ahead of Fulham visit

Josh Maja is closing in on a return to the first team picture at Sunderland.

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Ellis Short

Chris Coleman admits he’s battling Ellis Short ownership ‘insecurities’ at Sunderland

Chris Coleman says he needs to ‘dismantle and rebuild’ Sunderland – while battling against insecurities over whether Ellis Short will remain owner.

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Darron Gibson.

Chris Coleman has addressed this glaring weakness of the Simon Grayson Sunderland era

For the second successive game Sunderland went down to ten men against Wolves but unlike the week before against Reading, they didn’t capitulate.

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

Young stars have defied the winter weather with heartwarming performances in football's Russell Foster Youth Leagues.

Lee Cattermole’s greatest crime at Wolves was that he’s just not the player he was two years ago

Lee Cattermole’s greatest crime at Wolves was that he’s just not the player he was two years ago

It always makes me laugh when a manager comes out and criticizes the opposition for making their team work hard for a win.

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Sunderland defended well at Wolves.

Cat’s Eye View: Gritty display proves well-drilled Sunderland are responding to Chris Coleman’s methods

Chris Coleman had a simple message to his players ahead of the trip to Wolves; a lack of effort won’t be tolerated on his watch.

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Darron Gibson takes control of proceedings as Lee Cattermole loses his footing.

Chris Coleman’s shot across bows of senior players was long overdue, but there’s bigger battles to come

How refreshing to see an opposition manager bristle post-match, frustrated by Sunderland and his team’s inability to get past them.

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Mike Ashley

Alan Shearer reveals Rafa Benitez 'frustrated' at not being given money he thought he'd get by Mike Ashley

Alan Shearer called on Mike Ashley to sell up “before it’s too late” - and revealed Rafa Benitez's transfer frustrations.
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‘Resilience, diligence, accountability’... Chris Coleman on Sunderland’s path to safety

‘Resilience, diligence, accountability’... Chris Coleman on Sunderland’s path to safety

Chris Coleman has been encouraged by the early response of the Sunderland squad to his management, and says hard work on the training ground will be key.

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Rafa Benitez

Rafa Benitez: No time for excuses at Newcastle United

Rafa Benitez says it’s NOT the time to make excuses at Newcastle United – as the solutions to the club’s problems must come from within the dressing room.

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Lynden Gooch impressed.

Chris Coleman on Aiden McGeady, John O’Shea and Sunderland’s change of system

Chris Coleman says his selection for the 0-0 draw with Wolves was ‘horses for courses’, meaning Aiden McGeady could make a quick return to the starting XI next weekend.

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Sunderland stopper explains the difference Chris Coleman has made and hails travelling support

Robbin Ruiter hailed Chris Coleman’s tactical switch and says the Black Cats manager’s faith in the squad will help haul them away from trouble.

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Hayley Sharp had a tough game at Everton.

Sunderland Ladies suffer heavey defeat at Everton

Courtney Sweetman-Kirk and Danielle Turner both bagged doubles to help Everton to a convincing FA WSL1 victory over Sunderland in wintry conditions.

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