Sunderland’s threadbare squad is gearing up for life in the Sky Bet Championship following relegation from the Premier League last season. Key players have already departed the club this summer, including top scorer Jermain Defoe and homegrown Jordan Pickford. Newly appointed Simon Grayson has already given several youngsters starting berths in a number of pre-season 

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It’s fair to say that the last few seasons have not been easy for Sunderland fans. After a few years of relative stability the club started to flirt with relegation, pulling off great escapes under Dick Advocaat and Sam Allardyce. After 10 consecutive years in the top flight the Black Cats threw away their Premier 

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This summer’s transfer window early buzz has revolved around strikers, with Alvaro Morata and Antoine Griezmann linked to Manchester United, Romelu Lukaku honing-in on a return to Chelsea, and Diego Costa exiting the same. With the sponsor of Mansion Group, an online casino giant with a variety of online casino games, classic casino games etc 

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When he joined the Sunderland football academy only aged eight (8) not many people would have expected Jordan Pickford to enjoy such a meteoric rise in such a short time.   To fine tune his goalkeeping talents Pickford was loaned to Darlington, Alfreton Town, Burton Albion, Carlisle United, Bradford City and Preston all relatively ‘unknown’ 

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Everton has agreed a £30 million fee for Sunderland’s Jordan Pickford; whilst some will be alarmed that the price, this represents savvy business from Ronald Koeman.   Frustrating position Everton are stuck in a frustrating position. It is unlikely they will be able to compete for Champions League football in the foreseeable future, but it 

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According to the Daily Star, West Ham United are intent on signing Sunderland’s young goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. So intent, it seems, that they are willing to offer cash and Adrian to tempt the Black Cats into selling their prized asset. Whilst the fee has not been mentioned, it is estimated that the overall value of 

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The 2016/17 Premier League season has come to a close and what a season it’s been; Chelsea were crowned winners for the fifth time and Sunderland’s decade in the Premier League came to an end after scraping relegation four years in a row. Not to mention the roaring goals, the nail biting battle for Champion’s 

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Sunderland’s relegation was expected long before it became official and as such the discussion surrounding the future of Jermain Defoe has been going on since January. It is clear the veteran striker has an embedded release clause in his contract on Wearside which becomes active upon the club’s relegation from the Premier League. This clause 

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With the 2016/17 season coming to an end, it’s only natural to start thinking of the upcoming season. Many teams have already announced their first summer signings, and the tabloids have started their transfer sagas as per usual. Just like some players won’t be at their current teams come August, some teams won’t be in 

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With Sunderland’s relegation having been confirmed it is understandable that other top flight clubs are now circling like vultures to pick at the bones of the carcass left behind on Wearside. One such high demand target is goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, who after taking his chance under Sam Allardyce last season has gone from strength to 

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While the battle for the Premier League title looks like it will be won by Chelsea, there is still much to play for at both ends of the table. Top-four spots are up for grabs and, following their loss to the Blues, Manchester City will look to bounce back against Hull City at the Etihad. 

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Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois – Yes, a keeper on the losing side. But think about it. The lad has had nothing to do since White Hart Lane, but he still did well to keep the score down to two when Palace came along with their good performance. His name may be hard to spell (I wonder if 

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Jermain Defoe has a list of would-be suitors lining up for his signature in the summer. Defoe will leave Sunderland when, not if, they are relegated – it look irreversibly bleak for David Moyes’ Black Cats. Among the interested parties are Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle United.   Prime target According to the Sun, the Magpies will 

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It has been a fairly rotten week for David Moyes with his ludicrous comments towards journalist Vicki Sparks being made public knowledge, followed by yet another lacklustre performance in a 2-0 defeat to Leicester City which has left all but the most optimistic of supporters resigned to relegation. In truth, the club can already begin 

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GOALKEEPER Victor Valdes – Didn’t do a thing while at United, yet plays against them and helps them win. Jose’s teams 9th game in seven days didn’t seem to hurt them. And with agent Valdes in the opposition goal they were onto a winner. DEFENDERS Craig Dawson – They say doing the same thing over 

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GOALKEEPER Darren Randolph – You have to feel for the guy. I mean, he saves one penalty and sees another almost hit the corner flag yet he lets in 3. I’ve put him in because I like taking the mick out of West Ham.   DEFENDERS John Stones – To be fair even I could 

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Video uploaded by YouTube channel Football TV-2 showcases all the goals and highlights from Manchester City’s 2-0 away win against Sunderland in their English Premier League encounter at the Stadium of Light. Man City’s goals were scored by Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane.   Like O-Posts on Facebook You can also follow O-Posts on Twitter 

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