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Martin Bain leaves Sunderland as club makes chief executive position redundant

Martin Bain has left Sunderland following Stewart Donald's takeover, with the club making the role of chief executive redundant.

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Tom Beadling in action for Sunderland.

Defender opens up on his Sunderland departure

Tom Beadling has 'no regrets' over leaving Sunderland and is looking forward to playing regular first team football at Dunfermline Athletic.

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Revealed! Sunderland fan verdict on flop Jack Rodwell and how they want saga resolved

The Jack Rodwell saga was one of the biggest talking points from one of the worst season’s in Sunderland’s history - and fans have slammed him as the biggest disappointment.

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7 key things we learned about Sunderland's future from Stewart Donald and Charlie Methven

It was a whirlwind day as Stewart Donald completed his takeover of Sunderland and almost immediately spoke to fans and the media.

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Graeme Hills.

Hitman Hills climbs up Golden Fleece Darts Premier Division into second spot

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Sunderland warned off making approach for Championship manager

Bolton Wanderers chairman Ken Anderson has warned Sunderland off making any approach for manager Phil Parkinson.

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Stewart Donald outlines his plans for Sunderland at his unveiling.

Will there be a restructure and job cuts at Sunderland following takeover? Stewart Donald addresses issue

New Sunderland owner Stewart Donald says the new regime will "review everything" at the club following their successful takeover.
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LIVE Sunderland AFC blog: Stewart Donald outlines vision for club, transfer plans plus manager latest

New owner Stewart Donald has been outlining his Sunderland vision and providing updates on the club's hunt for a new manager.

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Big-spending days are over but why can’t Borussia Dortmund be a model, say Sunderland’s new regime

Day one for Sunderland’s new regime and it was lost on no one that they spent more time with fans and media than Ellis Short did in a decade of ownership.

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Daniel Sirrell died while on holiday in Amsterdam.

Talented footballer, 20, dies in Amsterdam drowning tragedy

A talented young footballer has died in a drowning tragedy in the Netherlands.

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Sunderland chief executive Martin Bain.

What does future hold for Martin Bain and what's the situation with Sunderland's parachute payments?

New Sunderland owner Stewart Donald refused to be drawn on the future of Martin Bain and said it isn't fair to talk publicly about any of the club's staff.

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Stewart Donald.

New Sunderland owners confirm there is no international backing - but would welcome future investment

Sunderland's new owners have confirmed the takeover does not involve international backing - but they would welcome further investment going forward.
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Ex-Sunderland manager Chris Coleman.

Could Chris Coleman sensationally return to Sunderland? Stewart Donald leaves door open

Stewart Donald has refused to rule out a sensational return to Sunderland for former manager Chris Coleman.

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Sunderland owner Stewart Donald.

Stewart Donald hopes to appoint new Sunderland manager 'within seven days'

New Sunderland owner Stewart Donald has revealed he hopes to have appointed a manager within seven days.

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Charlie Methven and Stewart Donald meet the press at the Stadium of Light.

New owner Stewart Donald discusses Sunderland transfer budget and reveals how much he paid for club

New owner Stewart Donald paid £40million to buy Sunderland from Ellis Short - and he has promised the new manager a "hefty" budget by League One standards.

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New Sunderland AFC owner Stewart Donald.

LIVE Stewart Donald press conference as Sunderland takeover gets the go-ahead

Stewart Donald is holding his first press conference as Sunderland AFC owner after his takeover got the go-ahead.
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Former Sunderland footballer Darron Gibson spared jail over drink-drive crash

Ex-Sunderland footballer Darron Gibson was today spared jail after he admitted a second drink-drive charge in less than three years.

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Hetton Lyons batsman Ben Whitehead misses out against Whitburn on Saturday. Picture by Tim Richardson

NE Premier League: Four-wicket Waterson tames table-topping Lyons as Whitburn maintain superb start to the season

Whitburn kept up their magnificent, unbeaten start to climb to third place by beating morning leaders Hetton Lyons by three wickets.

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Tom Beadling.

Sunderland youngster signs pre-contract with Dunfermline Athletic

Tom Beadling has signed a pre-contract agreement with Scottish Championship side Dunfermline Athletic.

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