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A selection of the latest SFC news and blog posts.
Springboard Futures project launched Sunderland youngsters join Kevin Ball at the launch of the new Spingboard Futures project in Southwick.
The Job Show North East is back! The Job Show North East will return at The Stadium of Light on Thursday, 8 November from 10.30 till 3pm. The free-to-attend event will showcase dozens of companies recruiting for a range of sectors.
Lasses hit Wolves for four Sunderland secured a spot in the FA Women’s National League Cup Third Round with a comfortable win over Wolves in a physical game.
Ticket details confirmed for Morecambe away Sunderland will travel to Morecambe in the next match of their Checkatrade Trophy campaign.
FAN LETTERS: "The harsh truth about the tricky situation between Didier Ndong and Sunderland!" Ed's Note : Yeah, I think you've nailed it with your assessment there Andrew. It's natural to take pleasure from his demise, but if you take a step back and look at it fully I think it's clear to see that not only is this just a very stupid person, but someone that is badly represented.
GOOD, BAD & UGLY: Those that left Sunderland in the summer - how's it going at their new clubs? A player once worth an alleged £18m deteriorated rapidly, and has truly had a fall from grace since that glorious win over Everton back in May 2016.
Lads face away tie in FA Youth Cup Sunderland under-18s have been drawn away to either Halifax Town or Litherland Remyca in round one of the FA Youth Cup.
Plymouth away sold out Tickets for our away trip to Plymouth Argyle have now sold out.
Kimpioka thanks senior players for welcome Benji Kimpioka has thanked senior members of Sunderland’s first-team squad for allowing him to settle into the mix so easily.
FINLAY'S REPORT: Refs have been rubbish - but that doesn't detract from Sunderland's super start A weekend off from league action has offered an opportunity to reflect on the season so far - and whilst we’ve hit a few bumps in the road, Sunderland have still had an enjoyable start to life in the third tier.
ROKER ROUNDUP: Young Sunderland hot-shot gives in-depth interview as his week gets even better Benji Kimpioka’s week got even better after his goal on his Sunderland debut by nabbing another whilst in international action with Sweden - and, in the aftermath, he’s given an in-depth interview about his aspirations for the future.
PODCAST NOTES: After years of anger & hurt, Sunderland fans can now fully enjoy their away days Reflecting back on Sunderland’s trip to Bradford serves as a reminder that things are just so much better now than they have been in years - and we’re loving every single second of it.
OPINION: Is it time to give Sunderland midfielder Luke O'Nien a fair chance to prove his worth? Since moving from Wycombe to Wearside, it’s fair to say that Luke O’Nien hasn’t exactly set the world alight, but should the energetic midfielder be given a chance to stake a claim for a starting spot during the prolonged absence of Max Power?
ROKER ROUNDUP: Dundee manager confirms Sunderland interest in Finland international midfielder There was interest from Sunderland in Glen. I am delighted that he is still here because we didn't want to lose him. There were admiring glances coming our way but I am so happy that he is here, although I'd prefer him to be on the pitch instead of injured!
Sunderland join race to sign former Arsenal midfielder Glen Kamara The all-action midfielder, 22, is in the final year of his contract and has been offered new terms to stay at Dundee but the Scottish club may look to cash-in during the January window as interest mounts.
MAKE YOUR CASE: Sunderland v Blackpool is OFF - but would you have preferred us to play anyways? I can understand how, on the surface, some fans might be disgruntled at the prospect of missing a week of beloved club football as they must instead be subjected to the mundane affair that is the international break.
OPINION: Sunderland MUST make a statement & sign a central defender in January - and here's why We’re twelve games into the season, and with one eye on January it would be fair to concede that we could do with further reinforcements in defence - and, as Matthew Crichton argues, getting someone decent in could be the difference when going for promotion.
ROKER ROUNDUP: Controversy as Sunderland owner's presidency bid creates shockwaves in Uruguay He worked that room and didn't hold back. We sold out in an hour and a half. He got in his car, went home. I could tell 100 stories like that. The guy has a phenomenal power. Roy made it like a mini Manchester United. The place was buzzing. It was a wave of excitement.
NEWS: Sacked Sunderland record signing Ndong is so skint 'he borrowed £268 from Aubameyang' Didier Ndong used to earn millions of pounds each year from his Sunderland contract, but as more details emerge in Gabon about the deal he struck on the back of his sacking from the club it’s been revealed that he’s resorted to scrounging from his international teammates to get by.
OPINION: Reacting to Billy Jones comments that it was "horrible" being at Sunderland last season He's right, it was horrible to be a part of what happened last season. The horrendous way that the club was being ran off the pitch had become deep-rooted, and the infection had spread right throughout the club - from the very top, to the very bottom.
ROKER RAPPORT PODCAST: Day in the Sunderland-supporting life of Connor Bromley! The ITV Tyne Tees cameras joined Roker Report’s Connor Bromley down at Valley Parade last Saturday as he took in yet another Sunderland victory in League One.
FAN LETTERS: "Our owner wants to be President of Uruguay - what does this mean for Sunderland?" I've just read the article on your site which highlighted that Juan Sartori plans to run for office in Uruguay, and if I'm honest this news leaves me with some deflating questions. What does this mean for Sunderland? Surely he can't devote time to us if he's concentrating on becoming president?
OPINION: 12 games - what can we take from Sunderland's start, & how likely does promotion look? Sunderland have now played 12 league games, and it’s a good chance to judge where we are at. Do we look primed for promotion come the end of the season?
ROKER ROUNDUP: Sunderland co-owner Juan Sartori plans to run for president in his native Uruguay Yup, you read that correctly - reports in Uruguay suggest that Sunderland co-owner Juan Sartori has serious plans to run for office and become president of his home nation.
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