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Algarve diary: Super Billy Jones chant catching on in quiet little Albufeira
A BIT of a routine has formed in the first few days: Get up, head to a snack bar for a large breakfast and to use the free wifi then crack on with some work.
5 hrs ago
Lennon: I saw Celtic's crushing defeat coming
Neil Lennon claimed Celtic's crushing 4-1 Champions League qualifying defeat to Legia Warsaw in Poland was on the cards as he admitted lack of investment "may have been one of the reasons" he departed the club in the summer.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
The Northern Echo
Vergini set for Sunderland return as Poyet rubbishes talk of Chelsea winger
SANTIAGO VERGINI looks set to become Sunderland's next signing after progress was made on a deal to bring the defender back to the Stadium of Light.
The Northern Echo
Team news: Sunderland v CD Nacional
The former Chelsea signing, after arriving from Chelsea on Friday for A 1.5m, will be in the Sunderland starting line-up that faces CD Nacional at the Estadio Municipal de Albufeira.
Transfer Spree? Lid lifted on Sunderland's summer business
It's no secret that Sunderland are in need of a number of signings. The summer has seen them lose a number of players to rival Premier League clubs, such as Jack Colback to Newcastle and Craig Gardner to West Brom.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Mignolet welcomes competition brought by Reina return
Simon Mignolet and Pepe Reina could be fighting it out for the number one spot if the Spaniard stays at the club.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Three forgotten stars who can shine at Newcastle United this season
In a bid to avoid last season's record breaking run of losses and lack of goals, Alan Pardew and the Newcastle hierarchy have been busy in the transfer market.
Atletico Madrid's Cristian Rodriguez could be a great signing for Sunderland
As Sunderland begin their pre-season sojourn to the warmer climes of Portugal, Gus Poyet's earlier appeal that his squad be as complete as possible by this stage would appear to have failed.
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Crystal Palace boss brings in Campbell to do one thing - hit the back of the net
One Hull of a signing: Fraizer Campbell, right, celebrates with his Hull City team-mate Nick Barmby during the 2008 Play-Off Championship final Campbell put pen to paper on a three-year contract last week after Palace beat Leicester City to the striker's signature.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
Sunderland fans' prayers could be answered after latest Tyne-Wear transfer
North East celebrities and sports stars support push to win A 1m-worth of advertising for the region at UK's biggest airport Read Lee Ryder' final whistle match report, with pictures, from Newcastle United's 1-0 win over Wellington Phoenix at the Westpac Stadium in New Zealand Cheryl's new husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini is reported to have ... (more)
The Northern Echo
Robinson returns for Darlington
The versatile player missed last Saturday's match with Sunderland because he was on holiday, and since then Quakers have also faced a Middlesbrough youth team in a behind closed doors game.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Fraizer Campbell (l): Crystal Palace have signed the striker from Cardiff City
Campbell has moved to Selhurst Park for an undisclosed fee, after he agreed terms on a three-year contract with Palace.
Jack Colback thanks Newcastle United for easy passage
Jack Colback has thanked his new Newcastle United team-mates for making his transition from Sunderland to Tyneside an easy switch.
Davie Hay: Epic game of deal or no deal for Celtic
CELTIC will have to hold their nerve if they are to get full value for in-demand Fraser Forster and Virgil van Dijk.
Darlington and Stockton Times
Sunderland boss ready to leave Boro and Burnley target at home
Competition: Steven Fletcher, blue, is one of the strikers keeping Danny Graham out of Gustavo Poyet's thinking.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Transfer news: Sunderland boss Gus Poyet hopes to land three players
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet hopes he can sign three players by the weekend after becoming frustrated by a lack of new faces.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Match report: Hartlepool United 0 Sunderland 3
SUNDERLAND'S young guns took centre stage at Victoria Park tonight when a resilient Hartlepool United defence was finally undone after keeping their Premier League counterparts at bay for more than an hour.
5 Clubs Where Jozy Altidore Could Restore Confidence
One year ago, fresh off a 31-goal season with AZ Alkmaar in the Netherlands and having scored in four straight games for the United States men's national team, striker Jozy Altidore transferred to Sunderland in the English Premier League in a deal reportedly worth $13 million.
Mark Douglas: As recruitment efforts falter, is it time for Sunderland to panic?
Our reviewer Amy McLean certainly enjoyed those Summer Nights when she caught the Newcastle Musical Theatre Company's version of Grease at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle Cheryl's new husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini is reported to have spent thousands on roses for their second wedding bash in London Lee Congerton has a difficult job, straddling ... (more)
Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Former Bantams manager Nicky Law
NEW City goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has been tipped for a massive future - and will flourish on the Valley Parade stage.