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Sunderland Ladies face Manchester City in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup

Sunderland Ladies face the daunting task of taking on a fired-up Manchester City side in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup on Sunday.

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Kazenga Lua Lua (right) takes on Ipswich. Picture by Frank Reid

Kazenga LuaLua opens up about striker role, injury woe and silly mistakes hampering Sunderland survival bid

Kazenga LuaLua is happy to play up front and will do a ‘job’ wherever Chris Coleman plays him as Sunderland bid to save their season.

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Ex-Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

Jordan Pickford reveals England dream ahead of Russia World Cup with ex-Sunderland ace to start Holland friendly

Ex-Sunderland ace Jordan Pickford will start in goal for England in Friday's friendly against Holland in Amsterdam.

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Sunderland's Stadium of Light.

Sunderland defender heads out on loan

Sunderland Under-18s defender Jacob Young has joined Ossett Albion FC on a youth loan, the club has confirmed.

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Sunderland striker Josh Maja.

Sunderland plan new long-term deals for duo plus Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United make headlines

Chris Coleman is keen to tie down promising Sunderland duo Joel Asoro and Josh Maja to long-term deals.

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Darron Gibson

Deal or no deal? The verdict on Sunderland’s out of contract players this summer

Sunderland AFC’s squad is set for a huge summer overhaul, regardless of which division they are in.

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Motherwell's former Sunderland and Hartlepool United  keeper, Trevor Carson, gathers a high ball against Celtic.

Ex-Sunderland and Pools man Trevor Carson on missing life-changing Celtic move, sacrifices and painting his own mural

Trevor Carson cast aside holiday plans and shopping catalogues when a Celtic move failed to materialise.

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England's Jordan Pickford.

David Preece: Jordan Pickford will be England number one for a long time yet, not just for Russia 2018.

Gareth Southgate has got a problem: goalkeepers.

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John O'Shea.

Chris Coleman reveals when Sunderland players will discover contract fate

Chris Coleman has told senior players in the final months of their contracts that no decisions will be made on their futures until the end of the season – but hopes to tie teenage hotshots Joel Asoro and Josh Maja to new deals.

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Lee Cattermole in action against Preston.

No acceptable explanation for Aiden McGeady being snubbed in favour of players who aren’t good enough

As feared, as soon as Sunderland had three available centre-backs, they reverted to five at the back.

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Martin Bain’s revamped department must deliver two key qualities in transfers this summer

Here we are again, looking longingly to the summer months.

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Is Kazenga LuaLua Chris Coleman's last throw of the dice this season?

Chris Coleman vows to mix things up – this is one card he has left to play

Chris Coleman had hoped this international break would be a chance to dwell on some much-needed positivity, Sunderland’s gap to safety cut to two points and the prospect of an uplifting end to the season hanging in the air.

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Ashley Fletcher.

Sunderland boss explains why Middlesbrough striker is finding it ‘tough’ and what knocked his confidence

Chris Coleman admits Ashley Fletcher is finding it ‘tough’ at struggling Sunderland – and has pinpointed what has knocked his confidence.

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Sunderland manager Chris Coleman.

Fan blog: With League One looming, retaining Chris Coleman is vital if Sunderland are to bounce back

League One is now looking incredibly likely.

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Sunderland manager Chris Coleman pictured during his time in charge of Wales.

Did senior Wales players beg Chris Coleman to stay before he took charge at Sunderland? Reading defender speaks out

Chris Gunter has denied player-power tried to keep Ryan Giggs' predecessor Chris Coleman as Wales manager.

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There was more misery and mental weakness on Saturday against PNE

What coaches told me coming through ranks at Sunderland – it should apply to current crop

When you look over the wreckage of this season, so many things have gone wrong, in fact nobody could have done a better job if they had set out from day one to purposefully plan out a disastrous campaign.

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Ged McNamee offers advice to Hartlepool United caretaker Matthew Bates.

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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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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