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Possible Manchester United starting lineup against Sunderland

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Possible Manchester United starting lineup against Sunderland - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United travel to the Stadium of Light to face Sunderland on Sunday afternoon, looking to bounce back strongly after their opening day defeat at the hands of Swansea.

New manager Louis van Gaal kept himself busy on the transfer front over the week, as Manchester United secured their third major signing of the summer, Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon.

Sunderland vs Manchester United: Preview, possible lineups & Predictions

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Sunderland vs Manchester United: Preview, possible lineups & Predictions - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United travel to the Stadium of Light on Sunday in search of their first points of the 2014-15 season and first under manager Louis van Gaal.

The Red Devils suffered a surprise defeat at home to Swansea City last weekend to start their season.

VIEW FROM THE ENEMY: Sunderland fan on Wembley and RvP

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In preparation for the 2014-15 season, The Republik of Mancunia has spoken to fans of all the clubs in the Premier League about last season, next season, their own clubs and their thoughts on United.

Colin Randall is the editor of Salut! Sunderland. Follow @salutsunderland on Twitter.

Celtic Goalkeeper Craig Gordon Looks To Revitalize Career After Finally Overcoming Injuries

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McDiarmid Park, home of St. Johnstone, may not be foremost in the minds of soccer fans, but on the 13th of August it did play host to a couple of firsts. It was Celtic manager Ronny Deila's first taste of action in the Scottish Premiership; but perhaps more importantly the match marked the first competitive game Craig Gordon has played in since 2012.

Sunderland 2014/15 Season Preview: Poyet Continues to Reshape His Team

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Gustavo Poyet performed a minor miracle in guiding Sunderland to Premier League safety last season following the disastrous start to the campaign under the stewardship of Paolo Di Canio. The Uruguayan coach urged Sunderland supporters to persevere with the team until he was in a position to reshape the team in his image and start playing the football designed to attract supporters to the Stadium of Light.

Crystal Ball Gazing: Premier League 2014-15 predictions

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Crystal Ball Gazing: Premier League 2014-15 predictions - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Barclays Premier League is back. The long hibernation is over and time for the 'real game' to begin. How to pull the curtain of yet another silly season? By doing something silly of course. And is there anything sillier than gazing at crystal ball and doing non-sense predictions that may or may not come true?

TTU Go Predicting: a Club-by-Club Premier League Preview 2014-5

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[O]ur divisional previews of a year ago were so well received that we decided to go one better and offer a full set for 2014-5 even if bloggers enjoy the luxury of not being obliged to cover irrelevances such as the Community Shield. TTU staffer Ben Woolhead has a little extra time on his hands now after the masterful Newcastle United blog Black & White & Read All Over finally closed its doors after a decade.

Barclay’s Premier League Predictions Part 1

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I'm excited about the BPL return as well, Steve (hulldailymail.co.uk)

With four days remaining until the start of the 2014-2015 Barclays Premier League, Ben Miklavcic takes the first look at predictions for theteam's that may be taken from us too soon.

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DONE DEAL: Manchester City midfielder signs five-year deal with Premier League club

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DONE DEAL: Manchester City midfielder signs five-year deal with Premier League club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sunderland have confirmed they have signed Jack Rodwell from Manchester City on a five-year deal.

"OFFICIAL: Midfielder signs five-year contract. Sunderland have completed the signing of midfielder Jack Rodwell from Barclays Premier League champions Manchester City," a statement read on the Black Cats' official website.

Manchester City’s Jack Rodwell Set To Join Sunderland On A 5-Year Deal

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Manchester City midfielder Jack Rodwell is on the verge of joining Gus Poyet's Sunderland side in the next few hours.

The two clubs are reported to be in "advanced talks" regarding the player and Rodwell has arrived at Sunderland to have his medical.

The 23-year-old product of the Toffees youth academy left Everton for Manchester City in a£12 million move during the summer of 2012.

Could Facundo “Chucky” Ferreyra be on his way to Newcastle or West Ham?

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Could Facundo "Chucky" Ferreyra be on his way to Newcastle or West Ham? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

From Buenos Aires to Donetsk, will Facundo "Chucky" Ferreyra's (Lomas De Zamora, Argentina 14th of March 1991) next stop be England?

Arsenal WILL loan Jenkinson but to which club?

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Where should Jenkinson go on loan to? by KJ Sky Sports reported yesterday that Carl Jenkinson is to go on loan, with Arsenal's imminent acquisition of Calum Chambers. The four teams supposedly interested are West Ham, Hull City, Sunderland and Swansea. Which team provides the best opportunity for Jenkinson to grow?

Sunderland Fan Helps Raise Funds In Memory Of Newcastle Supporters Lost In Ukrainian Disaster

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Sunderland supporter Gary Ferguson was touched by the story of John Alder and Liam Sweeney, two devoted Newcastle supporters who lost their lives in the Malaysian Airlines disaster.

John, 63, and Liam, 28, of were en-route to New Zealand to support Newcastle United during its pre-season tour.

Tim Cahill Attracting Interest From Premier League Clubs

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New York Red Bulls and Australia star Tim Cahill could be moving to one of two Premier League clubs, according to reports from The Press Association.

Sunderland, newly promoted QPR and other clubs on the European continent are reportedly interested in signing the former Everton star on a short term move.

FABIO BORINI TO JOIN SUNDERLAND FOR £14 MILLION

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Fabio Borini is set to join Sunderland in a permanent deal worth £14 million.
The transfer itself is no major surprise, given the lad's successful loan-period last Season.

However, it is the size of the transfer fee that is raising many eyebrows at Liverpool and Sunderland.

Borini was Brendan Rodger's first signing for Liverpool for £10.

Sunderland and Fulham Interested in Signing Matt Besler

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After a spectacular performance for the United States at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, defender Matt Besler has received a wide variety of interest from a number of European clubs including official bids from Fulham and Sunderland. Besler admitted to wanting the deal done as soon as possible.

"It's a situation which needs to get resolved.

Sunderland Unveil Home Shirt For 2014/15 Season: Official [PHOTOS]

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Sunderland have unveiled their home shirt for the 2014/15 season.

The challenge with a Sunderland home shirt is how do you differentiate it every season while making sure it retains the red and white stripes. In this year's design by adidas, they've added a gold trim to the cuffs and collar, as well as a black design underneath the arms.

Sunderland AFC 2014/15 adidas Home Kit

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Sunderland AFC have followed the recent launch of their new away kit with today's reveal [...]

Tottenham plan shock move for former Manchester United defender

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Tottenham Hotspur are lining up a shock move in signing Sunderland centre-back John O'Shea.

The North London club will allow their skipper Michael Dawson leave White Hart Lane as a free agent after the defender's contract expires on June 30.

Former Manchester City Goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon Joins Sunderland On a Free Transfer

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Ex-Manchester City stopper Costel Pantilimon has joined Sunderland on a free transfer. The 6ft 8in Romanian was released from City after completing three seasons at the Etihad Stadium. Pantilimon is the tallest player in the Premier League and his arrival up north will surely daunt Vito Mannone as they battle for the number 1 spot.

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Arsenal target could soon make Premier League switch, Chilean media claims deal done

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Arsenal target could soon make Premier League switch, Chilean media claims deal done - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After Chilean media outlet Le Tercera claimed Napoli attacker Eduardo Vargas is set to have confided in his close friends about joining Arsenal, the trusted and respectable Gianluca Di Marzio have claimed that there are no confirmation of the rumours linking the player to the Gunners.

DEAL CLOSE: Mourinho to sell Chelsea defender

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DEAL CLOSE: Mourinho to sell Chelsea defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea defenderPatrick van Aanholt is all set to leave the club and join Sunderland in the summer, according to reports from BBC Newcastle.

This summer, Chelsea have already shipped out David Luiz and Ashley Cole, which Kurt Zouma and Filipe Luis are likely to take their places in central defence and left-back roles respectively.

Liverpool agree £14m deal to sell striker – Arsenal target to arrive at Anfield?

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Liverpool agree £14m deal to sell striker Arsenal target to arrive at Anfield? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have recouped£75m by selling Luis Suarez to Barcelona and manager Brendan Rodgers has vowed the invest the money in the squad. He revealed that four signings Liverpool have made so far were independent to Suarez' departure and if we add money from potential player sales, the total transfer budget is expected to cross£100m.

Liverpool striker subject to bid, could leave club in the summer

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Liverpool striker subject to bid, could leave club in the summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool striker Fabio Borini could make his loan move permanent after the Black Cats have reportedly offered the Reds£8m for the Italian according to the ever reliable Gianluca Di Marzio website.

Transfer News and Gossip

West Ham consider increasing offer for Sunderland’s Connor Wickham

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West Ham are considering increasing their £5m bid for Sunderland striker Connor Wickham after having their opening bid rebuffed, according to...

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West Ham bid for Sunderland’s Connor Wickham

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West Ham have made a bid for Sunderland's Connor Wickham as they look to address their striker shortage ahead of the new season. The Hammers...

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Jack Rodwell joins Sunderland from Man City, vows to earn England spot

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Sunderland confirmed the signing of Jack Rodwell from Manchester City in a £10m deal that could rise to £12m with the player now determined...

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Man City’s Jack Rodwell close to Sunderland move

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Sunderland are close to landing Manchester City midfielder Jack Rodwell, according to reports. The 23-year-old was pictured at the Wearside outfit's...

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Liverpool striker Fabio Borini set for permanent move to Sunderland

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Fabio Borini is set to return to Sunderland in a £14m deal. The Liverpool striker spent last season on loan at the Stadium of Light and impressed...

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Man City linked with former Sunderland keeper Keiren Westwood

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Manchester City are plotting a surprise move for ex-Sunderland keeper Keiren Westwood, according to reports. Former backup Costel Pantilimon left the...

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Sunderland Still Confident Of Signing Fabio Borini

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Sunderland manager Gus Poyet is still confident he will land Fabio Borini in a £14m deal, despite the striker flying out on a pre-season tour with Liverpool.
The two clubs have agreed the fee for the Italian forward, but last night he was with the Reds in America.
Poyet is planning to speak to Borini and his representatives today to thrash out personal terms and get the transfer finalized.

SBI Thursday Rewind: Altidore to rejoin Sunderland; Diskerud shows what USMNT missed; and more

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

Jozy Altidore's unlucky hamstring strain in the U.S. Men's National Team opener in Brazil cut his time at the World Cup short, but it shouldn't interfere with his club season. Sunderland manager manager Gus Poyet said Thursday he expects Altidore to be ready to go for the Black Cats preseason starting after the World Cup.

Poyet expects Altidore to be healthy enough to train upon return to Sunderland

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By FRANCO PANIZO

If Sunderland manager Gus Poyet is to be believed, Jozy Altidore will be recovered from his hamstring injury in time to partake in the start of the club's preseason.

Poyet told Sunderland's website Thursday that he expects Altidore to be healthy enough to practice with the team when the forward returns from his summer break.

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Besler confirms transfer bids from Sunderland and Fulham

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By TATE STEINLAGE

Matt Besler's stock is at an all-time high following an impressive World Cup campaign with the United States. His options? Equally so.

Wednesday the Sporting Kansas City defender and captain confirmed two of at least 10 clubs in England and Germany bidding for his talents.

Besler Linked with Sunderland and Fulham

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The news on whether Matt Besler stays or goes continues to be a talking point among Sporting KC and US national team fans. The latest news has been coming from Greg Seltzer. Last week, Seltzer shot down the rumored move to Freiberg for Besler. He said that Freiberg isn't even looking for a central defender at this time.

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Football Songs: Young Sunderland Fan ‘Bad Kenzie’ Writes Pop Paean To The Stadium Of Light (Video)

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By Chris Wright

In which young urban Sunderland fan Mackenzie Sol, otherwise known by his street name "Bad Kenzie", performs his self-penned paean to his beloved football club and their home, the Stadium of Light.

With his cap turned to a jaunty angle, his baggy Sun'lan shirt on and all his best Blazin' Squad rap moves carefully choreographed, here's Bad Kenzie f**king sh*t upwith"SOL".

Official: Jack Rodwell Joins Sunderland On Five-Year Deal (First Photos)

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By Chris Wright

As has been in the pipeline for a day or so now, Jack Rodwell has officially completed his £10million (at least that's the fee being reported) move from Manchester City to Sunderland, signing a five-year contract at the Stadium of Light.

Here's the first photo of Jack with his new work uniform.

Sunderland Fans Show Their Class

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A fund has been set up by a couple of Sunderland fans in support of the terrible tragedy of last Thursday, when a passenger plane was shot down over Ukraine that killed 290 innocent people, and it included two dedicated Newcastle fans John Alder and Liam Sweeney who were on their way to [...]

Altidore labels World Cup injury lowest point of his career

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Jozy Altidore was down in the dumps.

The 2014 World Cup was supposed to be an opportunity for him to shine, to do away with all the criticisms about his inability to score after a rough season at Sunderland, to showcase his game on the grandest of stages.

Tottenham ‘line-up shock move’ for Sunderland’s John O’Shea

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Sunderland defender John O'Shea is a surprise summer transfer target for Tottenham, according to reports. Spurs are said to be keen to secure a...

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