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How ex-Sunderland AFC academy boss is having a major impact at Hartlepool United

Matthew Bates is enjoying having the experience of former Sunderland AFC academy manager Ged McNamee alongside him in the Hartlepool United dugout.

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Jake Clarke-Salter was sent off at the weekend.

Chris Coleman reveals the tactical re-think he’ll have during international break

Chris Coleman is worried Sunderland continue to concede the same goals even with different players in the side.

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SAFC 0-2 PNEFC Stadium of Light Sky Bet Championship Stadium of Light 17-03-208. Picture by FRANK REID

Chris Coleman will keep the faith with Sunderland’s youth but needs them to take responsibility

Sunderland’s starting XI against Preston North End featured two teenagers and two 20-year-olds.

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Chris Coleman has tried all sorts of formationas and personnel.

Chris Coleman’s tinkering may be part of the problem but his job is almost impossible

The freezing, miserable, arctic conditions at the Stadium of Light on Saturday and the predictable – almost routine – defeat to Preston seemed to sum up perfectly the bleak situation Sunderland football club is in right now.

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Sunderland chief executive Martin Bain.

Sunderland fan groups to meet Martin Bain - here's how you can have your say

An open meeting will be held on Tuesday night giving Sunderland fans the chance to help set the agenda ahead of a meeting with Black Cats chief executive Martin Bain.

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Foundation of Light launches North Durham football scholarship.

Sunderland's Foundation of Light launches North Durham football scholarship

Sunderland's Foundation of Light is offering even more youngsters the chance to don the famous red and white stripes while studying towards nationally recognised qualifications.

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Sunderland Under-23 coach Elliott Dickman.

Sunderland midfielder set for Bolton Wanderers trial

Sunderland's Championship rivals Bolton Wanderers are taking a close look at midfielder Chris Allan.

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Wise Men Say: Where will it all end for Sunderland?

Wise Men Say: Where will it all end for Sunderland?

As I sat in a less-than-quarter-full Stadium of Light watching Preston North End cruise to a 2-0 win, I felt a numbness which had nothing to do with the swirling wind and negative temperatures.

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Sunderland fans endure Saturday's defeat to Preston. Picture by Frank Reid

The disconnect between Sunderland’s team and its city has never felt wider: Only a fundamental reboot will do

For a while, Chris Coleman’s stock post-match response was to point out how many points there are still to play for this season.

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Chris Coleman watches Saturday's defeat. Picture by Frank Reid

Do Sunderland players have the fight to beat the drop? Chris Coleman on the dressing room

Chris Coleman admits that Sunderland’s dressing room is a quiet place after defeat but does not think it necessarily reflects a lack of fight.

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Sunderland defender Jake Clarke-Salter can't believe his second yellow card in Saturday's defeat to Preston. Picture by Frank Reid

Sunderland boss blames ‘inexperience’ as on-loan Chelsea defender sees red again

Sunderland manager Chris Coleman has put Jake Clarke-Salter’s weekend red card against Preston down to ‘inexperience’, with the defender facing a two-game ban.

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Lee Cattermole and Lamine Kone suffer in Saturday's defeat to Preston. Picture by Frank Reid

Sunderland boss: No excuses for players and I’ll mix it up during international break

The gap to safety remains the same – five points – but, after another shocking Stadium of Light performance, Sunderland manager Chris Coleman was in no mood to start clutching at straws.

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Chris Coleman watches his Sunderland side succumb to Preston. Picture by Frank Reid

Chris Coleman: Why I’ve no regrets leaving Wales despite Sunderland’s struggles

Sunderland boss Chris Coleman insists he has no regrets over his decision to step down as manager of the Wales national team.

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Kazenga LuaLua comes on as a sub in Saturday's home clash with Preston. Picture by Frank Reid

Kazenga LuaLua on Preston defeat and the lessons he’ll bring from Brighton’s great escape

Kazenga LuaLua has no regrets over his Sunderland move, and insists the experienced players must stick together and lead from the front in the final eight games.

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Preston North End appeal for a penalty.

Preston North End boss on victory over Sunderland and plight of Black Cats

Preston North End boss Alex Neil admits it is a "shame" to see Sunderland in the position they are.

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Darron Gibson involved in car crash close to Sunderland AFC training ground

Sunderland midfielder Darron Gibson has been involved in a crash which wrecked a number of vehicles.


Six things: No excuse for lack of fight as League One-bound Sunderland implode against Preston North End

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Darron Gibson.

Sunderland suspend Darron Gibson after midfielder is charged with drink driving

Sunderland have suspended Darron Gibson with immediate effect after the midfielder was charged with driving with excess alcohol.

Adam Matthews.

Sunderland defender drafted into Wales squad for China trip

Sunderland defender Adam Matthews has been drafted into the Wales squad for their trip to China.

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Jake Clarke-Salter is sent off against Preston North End.

On-loan Chelsea defender to miss two games after seeing red in successive Sunderland matches

On-loan Chelsea defender Jake Clarke-Salter will serve a two-match ban after seeing red again for Sunderland.

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