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Ex-Sunderland defender tips creative 20-year-old attacker to unleash Will Grigg A popular ex-Sunderland defender has tipped a talented youngster to unleash Will Grigg’s goalscoring form.

Honest Watmore determined to deliver positive results Duncan Watmore has been honest in his assessment of Sunderland’s recent form and has admitted only hard work and togetherness will help turn the tide.

Everton next manager odds: Ex-Sunderland boss David Moyes favourite, Benitez and Howe linked As a result, the Merseyside outfit are now on the hunt for a new manager and a number of familiar names are being linked with a move to Goodison Park, as shown by the latest odds from SkyBet.

Parkinson's Gillingham preview Phil Parkinson went in front of the media today at the Academy of Light ahead of Sunderland's trip to Gillingham.

Daily discounts This festive season Sunderland supporters can look forward to a host of big savings with a very special Christmas Countdown.

Wyke and McNulty provide injury boost Phil Parkinson has been handed a double fitness boost ahead of Saturday’s trip to Gillingham.

David Preece: Personality wars in an increasingly divisive world distract us from core values - but we'll always have the magic of Lionel Messi Football is an escape for many people. It’s probably true that football has been my own escape from reality or “normal” life, whatever that may be.

Sunderland's decade of flops - the 23 players who failed to live up to hype or hope on Wearside Signed last January to replace Josh Maja and score the goals that would fire Sunderland to promotion, he's failed to do and looks totally devoid of confidence as he still struggles on Wearside.

Wise Men Say: Can Phil Parkinson survive another defeat if Gillingham heap more misery on Sunderland? Ah yes, after a lovely weekend away from football, League One returns with a bang, and a temporary stand as Sunderland travel to Kent to lose to Gillingham.

'Jordan Pickford will be thrilled!': Sunderland fans find ex-manager's potential Premier League return hilarious! David Moyes looks likely to replace Marco Silva as Everton manager after a derby drubbing by rivals Liverpool last night.

Coventry City promotion rivals Sunderland set to land FIVE January signings in transfer spending spree Coventry City's League One promotion rivals Sunderland are set to put their full financial weight behind manager Phil Parkinson during the January transfer window with five new signings set to join the ranks at the Stadium of Light.

Ex-Sunderland star Danny Collins joins the team to preview Gillingham and discuss Will Grigg, Ethan Robson, Elliot Embleton and Benji Kimpioka Quote;For Brazil, he should play…&quote; Ex-Cat Danny Collins is joined by host James Copley and chief SAFC writer Phil Smith for another edition of The Roar Podcast.

From Newcastle United to McDonald's to the Premier League with Sheffield United: Boyhood Sunderland fan Chris Basham on rejection and bouncing back Boyhood-Sunderland fan Chris Basham will come up against the side that rejected him at the age of 16 tonight when Newcastle United face his Sheffield United side.

Sunderland boss confirms and explains key new appointment to backroom staff Phil Parkinson says Andrew Taylor will be a ‘good asset’ for Sunderland.

Phil Parkinson explains why Sunderland can expect to see the best of Marc McNulty after persistent injury problem Phil Parkinson believes that Sunderland will see the best of Reading loanee Marc McNulty after getting to the bottom of his persistent hamstring problem.

Phil Parkinson reveals double injury boost ahead of Gillingham trip - and offers Lynden Gooch update Phil Parkinson has been handed a double injury boost ahead of Sunderland’s trip to Gillingham this weekend.

The Lads prepare for Gillingham Phil Parkinson and his staff have been working hard at the Academy of Light this week as Sunderland look to issue a response at Gillingham on Saturday.

Pay on the day at Gillingham Cash turnstiles will be available for Sunderland fans wishing to pay on the door at Priestfield Stadium this weekend.

Phil Parkinson drops promising Sunderland transfer hint as list of targets is revealed Phil Parkinson has revealed himself and Tony Coton have drawn up a list of transfer targets, however insists Sunderland must remain patient in January.

Fan Letters: "Sunderland don't need a Director of Football - they need stability!" There has been a lot of discussion regarding whether or not SAFC need a Director of Football. Well, here is my take on the subject. In the Sunderland Echo of 30thNovember, the two chief football 'writers' discussed the appointment of a Director of Football.

This will be Sunderland AFC's starting 11 after the January transfer market - according to Football Manager 2020 Sunderland AFC are eyeing January recruits – so what better than to turn to the hugely-popular Football Manager 2020 to predict just how busy Phi Parkinson will be in the winter market…

Roker Roundtable: What can we learn from Sunderland's sale of Josh Maja last January? Although Maja's departure was a blow, in fairness nobody could've realistically predicted that the Will Grigg we actually signed would turn out to be a pale imitation of the player whose record in this division was excellent - and who, on the face of it, appeared to be the ideal man to replace Maja.

How and why Sunderland fans must unite to help tackle hunger and homelessness this Christmas The number of children living in poverty is truly sobering. According to the data compiled by the charitable watchdog, figures have been steadily rising in a trend that can only be described as cataclysmic. The truth is there for you to see.

Barnesy's Blog: "It hurts to hear the anger and frustrations of the Sunderland supporters" It hurts to hear their anger. Their frustrations. They question: 'what's going on?'. If only we knew. We haven't got the answers any more than they have. The confusion that seems to abound publicly is a mere reflection of what appears to be happening behind the scenes.

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