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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As usual much of the media attention this transfer window has revolved around the Premier League, from Romelu Lukaku’s move to Manchester United, to Arsenal’s capture of Lacazette. By far the strangest transfer this summer is the capture by Wolverhampton Wanderers of Portuguese starlet Ruben Neves from Porto for around £15 million. Ruben Neves is 

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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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The Championship campaign gets underway in 31 days and the league’s elite have started to make a statement. Undoubtedly, loads more deals will happen before Sunderland take on Derby in the Championship opener but what are the signings of the summer so far?   John Terry (Chelsea to Aston Villa) – Free The Blues legend 

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Monday evening will see Reading and Huddersfield battle it out at Wembley for the chance to reach the dizzying heights of Premier League football, and it would be fair to say that neither were favourites to be in this position at the start of the season. Indeed, most would’ve been more likely at the start 

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News of Garry Monk’s Leeds United departure surprised many on Thursday afternoon and bookmakers were quick to draw up the odds on his successor. With the Yorkshire club’s chequered recent history of managerial appointments, the current pool of unemployed coaches provides a minefield of uncertain options. But here are two candidates sure to stand out 

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When the final whistle was blown in the 5-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on the concluding day of the 2015/16 season, Newcastle United supporters wondered if this would be the last occasion they would see Rafael Benitez in the home dugout at St James’ Park. With relegation already confirmed, a sense of optimism was felt 

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It still hasn’t sunk in. At 12:16 Sunday Blackburn Rover were two places outside the relegation zone, a position they had rarely been in the entire season, courtesy of goals by Charlie Mulgrew and Danny Guthrie and both Birmingham City and Nottingham Forest being held to 0-0 draws. By 13:53 Rovers, 22 years previously Champions 

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Leeds fans have had a bizarre existence the last decade or so. Fans of a certain age will remember taunts of being glory hunters or ‘dirty Leeds’ jibes. The last few years they have been used to pity or humiliation; once giants in English football, now consigned to the lower leagues, bringing 6,000 plus fans 

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Video uploaded by Birmingham City’s YouTube channel showcases all the goals and highlights from Birmingham City’s 1-1 away draw against Cardiff City in their English Championship encounter at Cardiff City Stadium. Birmingham City’s goal was scored by Lukas Jutkiewicz, while Joe Ralls scored for Cardiff City.   Like O-Posts on Facebook You can also follow 

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Video uploaded by YouTube channel Shiko FootballTV showcases all the goals and highlights from Aston Villa’s 2-0 win at home over Sheffield Wednesday in their English Premier League encounter at Villa Park. Aston Villa’s goals were scored by a brace from Jonathan Kodija.   Like O-Posts on Facebook You can also follow O-Posts on Twitter 

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Video uploaded by YouTube channel Koora Goals 2017 showcases all the goals and highlights from Norwich City’s 2-2 draw at home against Blackburn Rovers in their English Championship encounter at Carrow Road. Norwich’s goals were scored by a brace from Cameron Jerome, while Lucas Joao scored a brace for Blackburn.   Like O-Posts on Facebook 

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Video uploaded by YouTube channel Koora Goals 2017 showcases all the goals and highlights from Reading’s 3-0 away defeat to Preston North End in their English Championship encounter at Deepdale Stadium. Preston’s goals were scored by Daryl Horgan and a brace from Tom Barkhuizen.   Like O-Posts on Facebook You can also follow O-Posts on 

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Video uploaded by YouTube channel Koora Goals 2017 showcases all the goals and highlights from Fulham’s 3-1 away victory against Newcastle United in their English Championship encounter at St James Park. Fulham’s goals were scored by Tom Cairney and a brace from Ryan Sessegnon, while Daryl Murphy scored the lone goal for Newcastle United.   

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Video uploaded by YouTube channel Koora Goals 2017 showcases all the goals and highlights from Fulham’s 1-1 draw at home against Leeds United in their English Championship encounter at Craven Cottage. Fulham’s goal was scored by Tom Cairney, while Tim Ream scored an own goal for Leeds United.   Like O-Posts on Facebook You can 

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Video uploaded by YouTube channel sweetums0000 showcasing all the goals and highlights from Fulham’s 3-1 win at home against Preston North End in their English Championship encounter at Craven Cottage. Fulham’s goals were scored by Sone Aluko, Chris Martin and Neeskens Kebano, while Preston North End’s goal was scored by Tom Barkhuizen.   Like O-Posts 

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