Wednesday Jul 23
Patrice Evra, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic departures mark the end of an era at Manchester United
The close season is more than anything else, a time of change. Players and mangers come and go, club goals are reassessed and expectations are immense.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Carlisle United 0 Sunderland 1: Gus Poyet's men maintain 100% record
Bodies are being brought to the Netherlands to be identified, as the families of John Alder and Liam Sweeney wait to get their loved ones home Newcastle United thrash Sydney FC in their opening tour match with Emmanuel Riviere opening his Magpies account with a debut strike Mikael Mandron's goal was enough to see off Carlisle United and keep up ... (more)
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Neil Cameron: Why Andy Carroll and Newcastle United shouldn't get back together
The former local hero is a good guy and a great player - but his old club has moved on and he no longer fits the bill for what they need up front This usually means that a footballer has had a particularly good game one day to the extent that the opposition couldn't get near them.
Darlington hoping to bring Mitchell back to the club
Having ended last season with Quakers , he had been on trial with Gateshead since the beginning of pre-season and the winger made a surprise appearance in Saturday's 5-1 loss to Sunderland.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Match Report: Darlington 1 Sunderland 5
SUNDERLAND kicked off their pre-season preparations with a successful run out as they claimed a 5-1 win over Darlington at Heritage Park.
Darlington 1883 1 Sunderland 5: Final whistle match report and picture gallery
Steven Fletcher scored twice and new boy Jordi Gomez once, as Sunderland kicked off their pre-season programme with a win over Darlington Steven Fletcher marked his comeback from injury with a brace as Sunderland cruised to victory over Darlington in their first pre-season friendly.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Sunderland AFC preparing move for Cagliari defender Davide Astori
Sunderland have included Cagliari defender Davide Astori on their list of defender targets as they look to bury their Ashley Williams disappointment.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
Neil Cameron: Steven Fletcher is still the key man for Sunderland
Striker Steven Fletcher has been working hard to prove himself all over again after being plagued by an ankle injury But if he can get the best out of the likes of Connor Wickham, Lee Cattermole and Wes Brown, which he managed towards the end of the season, then that's a good start.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
The Daily Record
Hibs new right-back David Gray: Training with Fergie and Scholes taught me how to sparkle
FORMER Manchester United youth David Gray, says that training alongside United's top players was the best football education anyone could have.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Sunderland AFC starting XI - Our writers look at who could line up at West Brom
Newcastle United are trying to land five new signings and have not given up on loan star Loic Remy, who has returned from Brazil to uncertain future We take the strain out of planning a perfect North East day out for our millionaire visitors who arrived on superyacht the Sovereign With the transfer window not getting into full swing we look at how ... (more)
Sun Jul 06, 2014
Sunderland turn to Kurt Zouma after missing out on Ashley Williams
Sunderland's failure to sign Swansea's Ashley Williams means they will redouble their efforts to land Chelsea's Kurt Zouma on loan Sunderland will step up their interest in A 12m Chelsea starlet Kurt Zouma after missing out on Swansea's Ashley Williams .
Fri Jul 04, 2014
James Hunter: Back to the drawing board for Sunderland after missing out on Ashley Williams
Sunderland will have to go back to the drawing board in their search for central defensive reinforcements after missing out on Swansea's Ashley Williams .
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Sunderland looking to loan market to bolster squad
The Royal British Legion have confirmed they will once again pay tribute to the Armed Forces heroes who have their lives for their country Zizi Strallen is the fifth member of her family to take up a role in the hit show Cats which is coming to the Theatre Royal The Black Cats' interest in Chelsea's Kurt Zouma is genuine and they are looking to ... (more)
Sat Jun 28, 2014
Gus Poyet will lead Sunderland to Premier League progress believes Martin Gray
Sunderland will avoid a repeat of last season's relegation scrap next term and must aim for mid-table, says Martin Gray.