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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 plan shock move for former Manchester United defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com


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.

Sunderland AFC 2014/15 adidas Away Kit

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Sunderland AFC today unveiled an all blue adidas away kit their 2014/15 English Premier League [...]

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

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Sunderland have unveiled their new away shirt for the 2014/15 Premier League season.

The Black Cats, who surprised many by mounting a campaign last season to avoid relegation, will be wearing an all blue kit from adidas.

Sunderland's away shirt features an appealing black and white trim around the collar, on the cuffs and at the end of the three sleeves down each arm.

PL club slams former player for joining league rivals

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PL club slams former player for joining league rivals - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sunderland have slammed Jack Colback for completing his switch to Newcastle United and claim their former midfielder has left a bitter taste after joining their arch-rivals.

The 24-year-old left the Stadium of Light and signed for the Magpies on a free transfer, after rejecting a chance to agree a new contract with the Black Cats.

Newcastle United Sign Sunderland Midfielder Jack Colback on a Free Transfer

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Newcastle United have signed Sunderland's Jack Colback on a free transfer.

The signing of Colback from derby rivals Sunderland is the second new player to join Newcastle United in just days. Late last week, Newcastle United signed Ayoze Perez, a striker from Tenerife.

The red-haired player was toured around St James's Park today and had photographs taken at the club by Newcastle's media team, according to the Newcastle Chronicle newspaper.

Premier League 2013/2014 – a graphical review

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The BBC website produces match reports for all of the games every single Premier League side plays during the season. From Premier League and FA Cup, to Champions League to League Cup ties the BBC reports on them all. I thought it would be interesting to compile all of these reports for each of the twenty Premier League sides, and to produce word-clouds for each side.

Premier League Final Day Fixtures: Predicting Perfect Pandemonium

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Premier League Final Day Fixtures: Predicting Perfect Pandemonium - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Time flies when you're having fun. This is certainly the overwhelming sentiment when talking about this season's Premier League campaign.

With more twists and turns than a sped-up ivy vine, the English top flight has once again succeeded in captivating it's baying public, with both ends of the table putting on a show of epic proportions.

Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho Fined £10,000 For “Fantastic” Comments; Escapes Ban

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been fined £10,000 for comments made about referee Mike Dean and referees' chief Mike Riley after Chelsea lost to Sunderland by a score of 2-1 on April 19.

Meanwhile,Mourinho's assistant Rui Faria was recently given a 6-match stadium ban following his reaction to the referee's calls during a previous Premier League match.

Premier League Scores: Sunderland 2 – West Brom 0, Manchester City 4 – Aston Villa 0

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Sunderland escape relegation with a game left in the Premier League season and Manchester City looks good for the title. Read More

Wednesday Evening Ticker: Sunderland complete ‘Great Escape’, Real Madrid stunned, and more

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By IVES GALARCEP

Sunderland has pulled off a feat that seemed impossible just a month ago.

The Black Cats won their fourth straight match, beating West Bromwich Albion 2-0, on Wednesday to secure safety from relegation in the English Premier League.

Jack Colback and Fabio Borini scored first-half goals to secure a victory that extended Sunderland's unbeaten streak to five matches.

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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.

Poyet touches on Altidore’s debut season at Sunderland

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Jozy Altidore's struggles at Sunderland are well-documented, but manager Gus Poyet is not really sure how to solve them.

Poyet was a guest on The Football Show on Tuesday and he briefly discussed Altidore's underwhelming first season with the Black Cats.

Transfer News and Gossip

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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Video: Jack Colback discusses leaving Sunderland for Newcastle

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Newcastle's new signing Jack Colback has been discussing leaving Tyne-Wear rivals Sunderland on a free transfer to sign for his boyhood team....

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Sunderland sign Billy Jones from West Brom

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Sunderland have agreed the signing of West Brom defender Billy Jones on a free transfer. The 27-year-old has put pen to paper on a four-year deal and...

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West Ham and Sunderland want Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon

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Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon is rumoured to be a transfer target for West Ham. The 27-year-old burst onto the international scene ahead of the 2006...

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Newcastle linked with Aston Villa’s ex-Sunderland striker Darren Bent

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Newcastle are reportedly weighing up a move for former Sunderland star Darren Bent. The Magpies are desperate to replace the goals of outgoing loan...

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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 [...]

Sunderland Show Lack Of Class Over Jack Colback

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Sunderland have issued a statement on Jack Colbert moving to Newcastle, and they seem to be blaming Jack for moving at the end of contract so that the club cannot reap any of the investment they have made in the player which that's old hat these days and players have every right to seeout [...]

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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.

Newcastle to sign Sunderland midfielder on free transfer

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Newcastle to sign Sunderland midfielder on free transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sunderland midfielder Jack Colback will join derby rivals Newcastle United on a free transfer, according to reports from The Guardian.

The 24-year-old was offeredaround £50,000 a week by West Ham, almost four times the salary he earns at Sunderland, but the midfielder is reluctant to move away from his family from north east.

Fulham

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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Videos: MUST-SEE World Cup TV ads

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Videos: MUST-SEE World Cup TV ads - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With the World Cup looming so close on the horizon, the adverts are becoming more and more prolific wherever a soccer fan might be viewing. Youtube has been lit up by view counts in the millions on some of the best ones.

Video: Sunderland midfielder Alfred N’Diaye rescues child from collapsed barrier

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Sunderland midfielder Alfred N'Diaye's loan spell at Real Betis came to an unexpected and near tragic end after a barrier collapsed...

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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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Official Club Statement Reveals Sunderland Are Ever So Slightly Bitter About Jack Colback Leaving For Newcastle!

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By Chris Wright

Given that he's been on their books since he was a nipper, it's fair to say that Sunderland have put an awful lot of man hours in over the years to make Jack Colback into the perfectly adequate midfielder he is today and so, it's perhaps understandable that the club should feel a little put out given his recent free transfer to Newcastle.

Sunderland 2-0 West Brom – Black Cats Secure Top-Tier Status After Win Against Baggies (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Sunderland 2-0 West Bromwich Albion Premier League 7th May 2014

It's not always been plain sailing for Sunderland boss Gus Poyet this season, but on Wednesday night the Uruguayan saw his side secure their Premier League survival courtesy of a 2-0 home win against West Brom.