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'Absolute garbage': Sunderland fans slaughter 22-year-old on Twitter

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It’s going bad to worse for Sunderland. Five defeats in the last five games, and sitting rock bottom in the Championship table, Sunderland are fighting a grim battle to save themselves from getting relegated.

The pessimism among the fans has reached its zenith as the Black Cats lost 1-0 away to Bolton on Tuesday night – a game they should not have lost.

14-goal international striker heading for exit at Burnley

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Sunderland are hoping to seal a loan deal for Burnley striker Jonathan Walters.

The 34-year-old joined the Clarets last summer from Stoke City , but he has made just three league appearances this season.

Sunderland are currently in the Championship relegation zone and desperately need reinforcements if they are to avoid the drop.

Top pundit backs Wolves to crank up the pressure on Sunderland

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Championship expert David Prutton has tipped Wolves to pile more misery on struggling Sunderland this weekend.

Chris Coleman’s appointment as manager at the Stadium of Light has failed to spark a revival in the club’s fortunes, with the Black Cats still stuck in the bottom three.

Wolves have lost just three out of 20 games this season and Prutton has predicted a comfortable 3-0 victory for the home side (7/1 with Sky Bet).

Injured Sunderland striker receives letter from Real Madrid

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Sunderland fans are all too familiar with striker Duncan Watmore’s heartbreaking struggle with injuries.

The 23-year-old had to undergo a cruciate knee operation that will effectively keep him sidelined until next season. This latest setback came just days after returning from a similar injury that had kept him out for 10 months.

Sunderland plotting January swoop for highly rated Newcastle player, he would be perfect

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Sunderland are thought to be interested in signing the highly talented Newcastle winger Alex Gilliead.

The 21-year-old is currently on loan at Bradford City and he has been a key player for the League One side so far this season.

According to reports, Sunderland, Hull City and Millwall are interested in securing Gilliead’s services in January.

A Fulham thriller, Chris Coleman and the miss of the season…Names of the Football League, week 15

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Coleman opens up about Sunderland's January budget, he will move for these 2 players

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New Sunderland manager Chris Coleman is already preparing his January transfer plans and it seems that the former Wales boss is lining up loan moves for Liverpool duo Danny Ward and Ben Woodburn.

The Black Cats are in desperate need of new signings and the likes of Ward and Woodburn would be terrific additions for them.

International boss ready to join Sunderland, he would be a terrific choice; Fans will love him

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Sunderland could appoint Chris Coleman as their next manager this month.

The 47-year-old is set to hold crunch talks with the Welsh FA later today and his future should be sorted out soon.

According to Mirror, Coleman wants to take over at Sunderland and it would be a massive coup for the Black Cats if the deal goes through.

Sky Sports pundit makes a worrying prediction about the Middlesbrough vs Sunderland game

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Middlesbrough host Sunderland in the Championship this weekend and the home side will be looking to extend their impressive run of form with a win here.

Garry Monk’s side have picked up back-to-back victories against Reading and Hull. Boro are now back into the mix for the Play-Offs they will be looking to make it three wins in a row now.

Sunderland sacking, Fulham, Derby and Bolton stars… Names of the Football League, week 13

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Koeman confident that Everton can turn things around ahead of Sunderland clash

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Everton manager Ronald Koeman believes his side can bounce back from their miserable four-match losing streak as he prepares for the Carabao Cup tie with Sunderland on Wednesday.

The Toffees are on a soul crushing run of defeats in the last four outings without scoring a single goal.

Odds on Rhodes to Sunderland could fall as Leeds and Wolves look elsewhere

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Sunderland could emerge as favourites to sign Sheffield Wednesday striker Jordan Rhodes.

The 27-year-old has been linked with numerous clubs this summer including Leeds and Wolves, but with that duo seemingly looking elsewhere a move to the North East could be on the cards.

According to the Telegraph, the Owls would accept £7 million for a player currently priced at around 4/1 to join Sunderland.

West Ham looking to sign Championship midfielder, player wants to leave the club

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West Ham have been trying to add to their midfield for a while now.

The Hammers have been linked with the Sporting midfielder William Carvalho. Apparently, the two clubs have been in talks regarding a transfer.

According to Independent, Sporting are demanding £36.5m for the Euro 2016 winner and West Ham are not ready to spend that kind of money on the defensive midfielder.

Ruben Neves, Abel Hernandez and Sunderland’s main man… Names of the Football League, weeks 2 + 3

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Can Leeds, Sunderland and co overcome their problems this season?

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As money continues to pour into the Premier League, clubs across the land are desperate to secure themselves a piece of the pie.

Bumper television deals, increased sponsorship and foreign investment has allowed the likes of Leicester City to win a title, while other teams have been able to break into the top flight and be competitive.

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On This Day in Football: Stoke put ten past WBA, Sunderland complete record transfer

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On this day in 1937, Stoke City hammered West Bromwich Albion 10-3 in a First Division fixture thus recording their biggest win in the league.

The previous game between the two clubs had ended in 2-2 and only six spots separated the two on the league table with Stoke at 14th and West Brom at 21st, one spot above the bottom.

Jack Rodwell: From young Everton prodigy to a trial at Vitesse Arnhem

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Jack Rodwell was described by many as ‘one for the future’. What happened to his promising career?

Born in nearby Southport, Rodwell joined Everton as a seven-year-old. He progressed through the youth ranks at an alarming rate – Making his under-18 debut at only 14 years of age, and then a year later went one better by turning out for the reserve team.

On This Day in Football: Arsenal score 26, Sunderland destroy Newcastle

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On this day in 1905, Arsenal beat a Paris XI side by the incredible score line of 26-1.

Led by the Scotsman Phil Kelso, the Gunners were still known as Woolwich Arsenal back then. Kelso had taken over the newly promoted Arsenal side in the previous season and guided them to a respectable tenth place finish.

Everton and Sunderland to commemorate Bradley Lowery

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Everton are hosting Sunderland in the third round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday at Goodison Park.

And it has been confirmed that the two sides will wear shirts promoting the Bradley Lowery Foundation. Bradley was a huge Sunderland fan who tragically passed away this year battling a long term illness called neuroblastoma, which is a very rare form of cancer.

Vincent Janssen at Spurs and 6 other Eredivisie stars who flopped in the Premier League

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Grabban haunts Norwich as Sunderland get off the mark

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London (AFP) – Lewis Grabban returned to haunt Norwich as the Sunderland striker’s double inspired a 3-1 win over his former club in the Championship on Sunday.

Grabban, on loan from Bournemouth, scored twice either side of a superb effort from Aiden McGeady to help Simon Grayson’s side secure their first league victory following last season’s relegation from the Premier League.

Grabban haunts Norwich as Sunderland get off the mark

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London (AFP) – Lewis Grabban returned to haunt Norwich as the Sunderland striker’s double inspired a 3-1 win over his former club in the Championship on Sunday.

Grabban, on loan from Bournemouth, scored twice either side of a superb effort from Aiden McGeady to help Simon Grayson’s side secure their first league victory following last season’s relegation from the Premier League.

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Tahith Chong mocks Sunderland players in heated U-18 game

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Manchester United's U-18 team beat Sunderland on Saturday thanks to two goals from Tahith Chong. Chong has missed 10 months with a serious knee injury but since returning he has made six appearances for the U-18s and U-19s, where he's scored four goals and won two penalties.

This game wasn't without incident though, with Sunderland going down to 10 men when the game was level.

‘Can I Speak To You?’ – Louis Saha Tries To Slytherin To JK Rowling’s DMs With Most Intriguing Tweet Of 2017

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Former Manchester United and Fulham striker Louis Saha is either looking for love or literary debate after he caught the internet's attention by aiming an unexpected late night tweet at Harry Potter author JK Rowling.

Champion's League-winner Saha who retired from the game in 2013 after unsatisfying spells with Sunderland and Lazio hit up the world's richest woman with the surprise message just after 11pm on Tuesday night.

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Wolves held by 10-man Sunderland

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London (AFP) – Wolverhampton Wanderers could see their lead in The Championship reduced to two points if Cardiff beat Reading on Monday after they were held 0-0 by 10-man Sunderland on Saturday.

Wolves dominated the game with 24 shots against second from bottom Sunderland who showed a resilient side to their character lacking in the first part of the season especially after Lee Cattermole was sent off in the 62nd minute.

Wolves held by 10-man Sunderland

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London (AFP) – Wolverhampton Wanderers could see their lead in The Championship reduced to two points if Cardiff beat Reading on Monday after they were held 0-0 by 10-man Sunderland on Saturday.

Wolves dominated the game with 24 shots against second from bottom Sunderland who showed a resilient side to their character lacking in the first part of the season especially after Lee Cattermole was sent off in the 62nd minute.

Klopp buries hatchet with Allardyce

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London (AFP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists he doesn’t harbour any grudges against Sam Allardyce despite his past clashes with the new Everton boss.

Klopp rowed with Allardyce after the then Sunderland manager branded him a “soft German” two seasons ago.

Klopp was so furious with a tackle by Sunderland’s Jeremain Lens on Liverpool’s Mamadou Sakho that police stepped in to calm the tension between the two benches.

Coleman faces daunting task as Sunderland break record

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London (AFP) – Sunderland earned the unwanted record of becoming the first English club to go 20 home games without a win on Saturday, illustrating the size of the task facing new manager Chris Coleman.

The Black Cats - whose last win at the Stadium of Light came on December 17 last year - managed at least to secure a point against Millwall with a 2-2 draw in their Championship clash.

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‘I’ve Had A Few Cans, I Just Fancy A Chat’ – Tipsy Sunderland Fan Rings Radio Phone-In For Pleasant Natter With Chris Coleman (Video)

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Two games into his tenure as Sunderland manager, Chris Coleman appeared on BBC Newcastle's Total Sport radio phone-in on Thursday night to discuss his start to life at the Stadium of Light.

However, Coleman had the limelight stolen when a Sunderland fan by the name of Steve rang in for nothing more than a chat with the new Black Cats boss.

Liverpool pair linked with moves to Sunderland

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Kits & fashion

Bradley’s Shirt: Sunderland Launch Limited Edition Home Jersey To Raise Money For Bradley Lowery Foundation (Photo)

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As part of a special campaign in his memory, Sunderland have sought to help raise money for the Bradley Lowery Foundation by unveiling a new limited edition home kit.

As you well know, Bradley was the little Sun'lan fan who warmed the cockles of a nation, befriended Jermain Defoe and fought like a champ before finally losing his fight with terminal cancerearlier this year, aged just six years old.

Sunderland Reveal New 2017/18 Away Kit By Allowing One Special Fan To Wear It To First Game Of Season (Photos)

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Sunderland came up with a novel way to launch their new away kit, by having just one lone fan wear it to their first match of the Championship season.

The Black Cats played host to Derby at the Stadium of Light on Friday evening, with supporter Brendan O'Donnell tasked with mingling amongst the crowd while wearing the club's new baby blue strip.

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Three (3) Sunderland Fans Make Trip To Grimsby As Checkatrade Trophy Endures Appalling Attendances Once Again (Photo)

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Grimsby were eventually toppled by Sunderland Under-21s (Photo: @officialgtfc/Twitter)

The Checkatrade Trophy continues to lurch from strength to strength, with this week's first round fixtures attracting miserly numbers in terms of derrieres on seats.

With all prestige being systematically siphoned from the competition by the EFL, Charlton drew the biggest crowd of the round on Tuesday when 1,307 fans turned out to watch their 0-1 defeat against Portsmouth.

Sunderland Confirm Darron Gibson Will Be Disciplined For Calling Team ‘F**king Sh*t’, Manage To Misspell Midfielder’s Name In Official Statement

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Sunderland have confirmed that Darron Gibson will indeed face after a video of the midfielder's drunken diatribe, in which he harshly criticised his teammates, did the rounds on social media over the weekend.

Gibson was filmed while talking to fans in a local bar on Saturday night, a matter of hours after Sunderland's dismal 5-0 defeat against Celtic at the Stadium of Light.

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Following firing of manager Simon Grayson, Lynden Gooch faces uncertainty at Sunderland

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The English soccer system is notoriously cruel for up-and-comers, especially when it comes to the lower leagues. The threat of relegation, the constant turnover and the consistent pressure on short-leashed managers often leads to very short-term thoughts at the expense of nurturing some of the system's brighter talents.

Championship: Sunderland Sack Simon Grayson Less Than 20 Minutes After End Of 3-3 Draw Against Bolton (Photos & Video)

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Sunderland are once again about to begin the process of hiring a new manager after sacking Simon Grayson less than 20 minutes (17 mins, to be precise) after Tuesday night's 3-3 draw against bottom side Bolton.

Grayson leaves the club without winning a single home game during his largely dismal 18-game stint.

Grayson reflects on time with Leeds ahead of Sunderland clash

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Boyhood Leeds United fan Grayson and Sunderland boss Simon Grayson has reflected on his time with the Elland Road club ahead of the crunching Championship match between the two sides tonight.

Grayson is a Leeds academy graduate who had the privilege to manage the club from 2008 to 2012.

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‘The Ready And White Army Are Heading For Exits And You Can’t Blame Them’ – Sunderland Twitter Account Loses Faith Before Black Cats Stage Dramatic Comeback Against Bristol City (Photo)

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Sunderland pulled off a dramatic comeback away to Bristol City on Saturday, with the Black Cats netting three second-half goals to secure a 3-3 draw.

However, after the hosts had gone 3-0 up within the first 40 minutes, Sunderland's Twitter account was as despondent as the away fans who had made the 290 mile trip south.

Sunderland: Duncan Watmore Receives Surprise Letter Of Support From Real Madrid After Rupturing Knee Ligament Twice In 10 Months (Photo)

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Sunderland forward Duncan Watmore is facing yet another prolonged spell on the sidelines after rupturing his second anterior cruciate ligament in the space of 10 months.

Having missed the previous eight months, Watmore succumbed to injury yet again just six games into his comeback, the 23-year-old lasting just 42 minutes of the Black Cats' draw against Millwall on 18th November before suffering an identical knee injury.

Shit-Show: Disgruntled Sunderland Fan Does No. 2 In Stands As Black Cats Lose Again (Photo)

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Chris Coleman's first home game in charge of Sunderland ended in a 3-1 defeat to Reading, as the Championship strugglers continue to toil.

The Black Cats' hopes of securing a long-awaited victory at the Stadium of Light weren't helped by the first-half dismissal ofCallum McManaman's first-half red card, with Reading netting three goals in the second-half, via DaveEdwards and a brace from Modou Barrow.