Sunderland’s Mannone wants to refund fans following thumping

Sunderland were roundly humiliated on the weekend as 2500 fans made the 750 mile journey to Southampton. Those hardy North-East supporters saw their side pummelled 8-0 as manager Gus Poyet called it the “most embarrassing” of his career. Now BBC Sport report that Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone, who picked the ball out of his net a staggering 8 times, wants …

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Gareth ThomasSunderland’s Mannone wants to refund fans following thumping

Ireland hero John O’Shea signs new Sunderland deal

Republic of Ireland earned a fantastic 1-1 draw with Germany during the international break and their goalscoring hero John O’Shea has signed a new contract with Sunderland till 2017. The former Manchester United defender was confirmed on Twitter as being given the new two-year-deal. John O’Shea is the Sunderland captain and the 33-year-old has played 97 Premier League games for …

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Gareth ThomasIreland hero John O’Shea signs new Sunderland deal

Villa, Sunderland and Southampton ready to pounce for United winger

Premier League trio, Aston Villa, Sunderland and Southampton are all ready to pounce for Manchester United winger, Ashley Young in the summer according to the Express. Young has been on the books at United for 3 years after joining from Aston Villa in 2011. The winger is however now deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford after falling down the pecking …

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Oliver BainesVilla, Sunderland and Southampton ready to pounce for United winger

5 under the radar transfers from the Premier League

Transfer Deadline Day is always a media sensation with deals ongoing throughout the day; with the constant 24 hour coverage, fans are never going to miss a thing. However, sometimes with the big deals stealing the headlines; some deals do go under the radar and clubs often snap up a decent player or two. Here are our top 5 under …

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Oliver Baines5 under the radar transfers from the Premier League

Sunderland sign Ricky Alvarez

Midfielder Ricky Alvarez has just signed a season long loan contract with Sunderland. Should the Black Cats stay in the Premier League (and the money is on them retaining that status, they will pay £8.5 million in the summer to keep the Argentinian forward with them. Alvarez scored four times in 28 league appearances in the Serie A for his …

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Harry FinegoldSunderland sign Ricky Alvarez

QPR agree Fabio Borini fee

QPR have had a bid accepted for Liverpool striker, Fabio Borini. A player who was touted with a move to Sunderland; but a deal there broke down and now Harry Redknapp’s side QPR look favourites to sign the Italian. Liverpool manager, Brendan Rodgers said that Borini needs first team football and a move away from Anfield would suit all parties. …

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Oliver BainesQPR agree Fabio Borini fee

Sebastian Coates joins Sunderland on loan

Sunderland are on the verge of announcing officially that Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates has joined the North-East club on a season long loan. Sky Sports News HQ have been reporting the deal all day but after a long medical it appears the switch is now agreed. Sebastian Coates is 23-years-old and joined the Anfield club in August 2011 from Uruguayan …

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Gareth ThomasSebastian Coates joins Sunderland on loan

Premier League duo join Norwich City

Former Premier League duo Carlos Cuellar and Cameron Jerome have both completed switches to Championship side, Norwich City. Cuellar left Sunderland in June after being released by the Black Cats in the summer. The Spaniard made 33 appearances for Sunderland but has now found pastures new at Norwich City with his first stint in the Championship. The defender penned a one-year-deal …

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Oliver BainesPremier League duo join Norwich City

Sunderland sign Championship star

Sunderland have completed their seventh signing of this summer with the capture of Championship star Will Buckley from Brighton & Hove Albion. The deal is officially an undisclosed fee but believed to be in the region of £2.5m. Buckley started his career at Rochdale where he made 59 League 2 appearances for the club before moving to Watford in January 2010. …

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Gareth ThomasSunderland sign Championship star

Sunderland expect to capture Liverpool striker

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has publicly announced his expectations to sign Liverpool striker Fabio Borini this summer. Speaking to Sky Sports, Poyet said, “The idea was to have the deal done a few weeks ago, but for different reasons it was impossible, but we are confident that maybe in the next few days we can do something about Fabio. I’m always thinking that we …

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Oliver BainesSunderland expect to capture Liverpool striker

West Ham after Connor Wickham

Sky Sports have today reported that West Ham United are very interested in Sunderland striker, Connor Wickham. The Hammers have been dealt a huge blow after Andy Carroll has been told he will be out for the foreseeable future. West Ham have already signed Enner Valencia but are still looking to bolster their attacking options. Now it appears that they are …

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Oliver BainesWest Ham after Connor Wickham

Sunderland ready to shell out £8m for Borini

Loanee sensation Fabio Borini could make a quick return to Wearside this summer as Sunderland have raced in with an £8m for the Italian and Liverpool striker according to the Daily Mail. Borini who has already done the rounds in the Premier League despite only 23-years-old has played for Chelsea, Swansea, Liverpool and Sunderland. Now, it looks like Borini’s stay …

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Oliver BainesSunderland ready to shell out £8m for Borini

Arsenal transfer update: Sunzu confusion, Gonalons linked

There is an interesting story in Here Is The City about the fate of the brilliantly named Stoppila Sunzu. If you remember rightly the Zambian defender Sunzu was apparently all lined up to be Arsenal’s first signing of the window with the association in his own country reporting that a move to North London was imminent. And then it went …

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AshleyArsenal transfer update: Sunzu confusion, Gonalons linked

Arsenal V Sunderland – five things to watch for

Last year Arsenal’s game against Sunderland at the Stadium Of Light, which was almost a year ago to the day, will be remembered for all the wrong reasons. It was on a very sub-standard pitch that Per Mertesacker sustained an injury which meant that he missed the rest of the season. Arsenal went on to win the game 2-1 and …

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AshleyArsenal V Sunderland – five things to watch for