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  • Sun, 10 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000: Sunderland: where the terraces are a refuge from the uncertainties of Brexit - Sunderland | The Guardian

    Nissan’s bombshell for the city has dented confidence, but citizens draw strength from their football team

    Andrew Cammiss got up at four yesterday morning to set off on a 250-mile trip to Oxford for a third division football match. “I took my lad Niall who’s named after my favourite player,” he reveals. Along with other club legends Peter Reid and Kevin Phillips, an image of Niall Quinn is inked on the 39-year-old superfan’s body. “It takes my mind off things. Tattoos show my love for the lads.”

    By “things” he means the latest kick in the teeth to his home city. Nissan has scrapped plans to manufacture the X-Trail sport-utility vehicle there. Despite reassurances that the cancellation does not imperil the plant, which employs about 7,000 people, Cammiss fears the worst. “I’ve a cousin and uncle who work there. Everyone knows someone who works there. If Nissan goes we’ll be gutted for a bit, but we’ll get used to it. There’s always the football.”

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  • Sun, 10 Feb 2019 08:59:31 +0000: Sunderland ’Til I Die, and the plight of the merely-very-good football player | Andrew Anthony - Sunderland | The Guardian

    The Netflix series is fascinating for many reasons, but primarily for the insight it gives into the plight of players who have fallen just below the standards of the game’s elite

    Among the many joys of the eight-part Netflix series Sunderland ’Til I Die is a glimpse of football that is seldom seen, and little discussed in the media. Not the behind-the-scenes problems faced by managers with limited budgets and a distant owner looking to sell. That’s all fascinating stuff, though not quite as warts-and-all gripping as Premier Passions, the 1998 fly-on-the-dressing-room-wall account of Sunderland’s relegation, in which Peter Reid’s team talks would have made a stevedore blush.

    No, what was most revealing was the plight of professional sportsmen a rung or, as it would turn out, two down from the elite. Sunderland, who in the documentary had been relegated to the Championship and were on their way to League One, had operated as a kind of transit hub for pros going in different directions. There was young talent on the way up (the England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford had moved to Everton), old talent on the way down (John O’Shea, five times a Premier League winner with Manchester United), players on loan who hadn’t quite worked out elsewhere (the Wales midfielder Jonny Williams, borrowed from Crystal Palace), and players whose bright futures seemed suddenly behind them (the former Everton prodigy Jack Rodwell).

    Related: Sunderland ‘Til I Die shows all that is right and wrong in English football | Barry Glendenning

    Related: Jonny Williams: ‘People said it’s nice to see some honesty from a footballer’

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  • Wed, 30 Jan 2019 14:04:39 +0000: Sunderland employee arrested on suspicion of sexual grooming of boy - Sunderland | The Guardian

    • Man, 60, released under investigation by police
    • Club reported allegations and has suspended individual

    An employee of Sunderland AFC has been arrested on suspicion of the sexual grooming of a boy but released under investigation pending further inquiries.

    A spokesman for Northumbria police said: “Police have arrested a 60-year-old man on suspicion of meeting a male under the age of 16 following sexual grooming.”

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  • Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:01:50 +0000: Jonny Williams: ‘People said it’s nice to see some honesty from a footballer’ - Sunderland | The Guardian
    The midfielder on being in the Sunderland ’Til I Die documentary, starting afresh at Charlton and his desire to play for Wales again

    “I didn’t get a dog. But I’m still thinking about it,” confides Jonny Williams. “I want a cute one that isn’t going to give me too many problems.”

    It has been a fortnight since the Wales international and reluctant star of the Sunderland ’Til I Die documentary took the hardest decision of his career so far. After five loan spells that culminated in his ill-fated sojourn on Wearside, Williams finally left Crystal Palace for Charlton on a permanent deal.

    Related: Frank Lampard hits out at Bielsa after Derby sink Southampton in shootout

    I do need that confidence and I didn’t always have it at Palace because I was feeding off scraps and having to find it from within myself

    Related: Sunderland ‘Til I Die shows all that is right and wrong in English football | Barry Glendenning

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  • Tue, 08 Jan 2019 22:04:08 +0000: Sunderland enjoy illusion of rivalry in 4-0 win over Newcastle Under-21s - Sunderland | The Guardian
    Jack Ross had played down the sides’ Checkatrade Trophy meeting but nobody eased up in a 4-0 victory that was played amid a fiery atmosphere at the Stadium of Light

    Jack Ross had said he was unwilling to “dress this game up as something it’s not” but neither set of supporters listened to Sunderland’s manager.

    Deep down, almost everyone accepted it failed to constitute a “proper” north-east derby and compensated by simply pretending it was. Accordingly, within the first 11 minutes there were two earsplitting, giant, bangs made by firecrackers released in the away end and the scent of smoke filled the cool January night air.

    Related: Gary Crosby: ‘Sir Alex Ferguson called and told me what a mistake I’d made’

    Related: Finland forward Riku Riski refuses to play match in Qatar for 'ethical reasons'

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  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:17:05 +0000: Sunderland's Borini set for AC Milan move - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sunderland | BBC
    Sunderland striker Fabio Borini is set to join Italian giants AC Milan, according to BBC Newcastle.
  • Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:30:52 +0000: Fans withdraw Sunderland takeover bid - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sunderland | BBC
    A television production company fronted by Sunderland fans withdraws its bid to buy the club from American Ellis Short.
  • Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:00:34 +0000: Championship fixtures in full - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sunderland | BBC
    Find out your team's fixtures in the Championship during the 2017-18 season.
  • Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:21:59 +0000: Two make Sunderland takeover bids - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sunderland | BBC
    Sunderland owner Ellis Short is set to decide between two takeover bids for the Championship club.
  • Sat, 17 Jun 2017 12:44:11 +0000: Sunderland assistant Bracewell leaves - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sunderland | BBC
    Sunderland assistant manager Paul Bracewell leaves the club as they prepare for life in the Championship.