Features & Opinion

Sunderland 0- 0 Fulham: Player Ratings

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Stalemate at the SoL, here's how the lads faired

Defoe - SAFC's Risk-Free Steal Of The Century

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Forget talk of risk with Jermain Defoe - that's a part of any transfer deal. The potential rewards compared to them are almost embarrassingly enormous.

Fan Focus: Q&A With This Is Anfield

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We caught up with Matt Ladson from top Liverpool blog 'This is Anfield' to get his thoughts ahead of the game at the Stadium of Light this weekend.

Black Cats Analects: Adam Johnson Into Darkness

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This week, the often enigmatic Adam Johnson gets the Analects treatment from word-porn enthusiast Simon Fenton.

Poyet Targeting Four Positions for January

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Gus is said to have drawn up his priority positions but, if the reports are accurate, has he got it right?

Black Cats Analects: How Reveillere Won Friends

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In his regular Analects feature, Simon Fenton this time turns his attention to hailing the understated class of Anthony Reveillere.

On This Day: Sunderland Record Win Over Rivals

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Sunderland travelled to St. James' Park to face arch-rivals Newcastle United on this day in 1908, and achieved a quite remarkable result.

On This Day: Sunderland Blow Chelsea Away

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On Saturday December 4th 1999, the Black Cats took on Chelsea in one of the most memorable fixtures to have been played at the Stadium of Light.

Why Hutchison Is So Wrong To Dismiss Cattermole

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Don Hutchison isn't a fan of Lee Cattermole, but he's wrong to say the region should be ashamed that he's who we honour.

On This Day: Sunderland Grab Draw At Liverpool

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Sunderland travelled to Saturday's opponents Liverpool on this day in 1932 and came back with a share of the spoils.

Roker Round-up: U21 Loss; Quinn Praises Poyet

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The local football headlines involving Sunderland AFC, as reported by the Sunderland Echo and Chronicle this morning.

On This Day: Title Challengers Sunderland Win

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Sunderland entertained Everton in a first division clash at Roker Park on this day in 1922, just seven days before the pair met again on Merseyside in a swift double-header.

Roker Round-up: Brown Rates Catts; Injury Worries

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Here's the latest football headlines hitting the news this morning in the Sunderland Echo and Chronicle.

On This Day: Phillips Hammers West Ham United

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West Ham provided the opposition at the Stadium of Light on this day in 2001, with a late goal proving the difference between the two sides.

The Algorithm And Adaptation Of Steven Fletcher

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In a new regular feature, Simon Fenton invokes his inner-Confucius to take an alternative look at all things Sunderland - starting with the fall and rise of Steven Fletcher.

Head-To-Head: Lee Cattermole v Nemanja Matic

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We pitch North East Writers' Footballer of the Year Lee Cattermole against Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic in today's head-to-head comparison.

Roker Round-up: Jozy In Demand;Fletch Won't Change

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Here's what's hitting the sporting headlines across the region today including the Sunderland Echo, Chronicle and Northern Echo.

Roker Round-up: No Bruma Approach; Nothing To Fear

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Here's the latest football stories hitting the back pages of today's papers.

Reveillere Has Been A Revelation

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French full-back Anthony Reveillere has slotted into the Sunderland side seamlessly - is it too early to suggest he's already Poyet's bargain of the season?

Is The End Nigh For Brown?

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Wes Brown is beginning to look every bit of his 35 years, so perhaps now presents the ideal time to start searching for his successor with a view to a future without the veteran defender in the side.

Roker Round-up: Quinny Backs Cats; Coates Close

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We take a look through the football headlines hitting the local press this morning including the Sunderland Echo, Chronicle and Northern Echo.

DAILY VIDEO: Larsson's free-kick against Everton

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Another important home game is rapidly approaching, so let's take a quick look back at Sebastian Larsson's fabulous strike which gave the Lads a 1-0 lead against Everton last time out at the...

Played For Both: Brazilian Defender Emerson Thome

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We profile a star of yesteryear who turned out for both Sunderland and this Saturday's west London opponents Chelsea - today it's Emerson Thome's time spent at both clubs under the spotlight.

Head-To-Head: John O'Shea vs John Terry

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We compare two opposing players who ply their trade in the same position for Sunderland and Chelsea respectively with a view to Saturday's exciting clash against the Premier League leaders.

Leicester City 0-0 Sunderland: Player Ratings

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Stalemate at the King Power Stadium, here’s how the lads played

Sebastian Coates Return Could Be Key

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On-loan defender Sebastian Coates is back in training for Sunderland and his presence could prove crucial in the second half of the campaign.

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