Cattermole calls for a sense of perspective

The Northern Echo: Cleaned up his act: Lee Cattermole insists he is in a better place these but has not regrets

7:02am Friday 31st October 2014

LEE CATTERMOLE insists it is important Sunderland keep their current struggles in perspective despite having slipped into the Premier League relegation zone last weekend.

Sunderland players are working hard to stay in Poyet's team

The Northern Echo: Game over: Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone was at fault for the crucial second goal for Arsenal but Sunderland were struggling to score any way

4:44pm Friday 31st October 2014

SUNDERLAND head coach has revealed training this week has been intense as his beleaguered players look to keep their places in his team for Monday night’s trip to Crystal Palace.

Arsenal midfielder backs Mannone to bounce back at Sunderland

The Northern Echo: Game over: Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone was at fault for the crucial second goal for Arsenal but Sunderland were struggling to score any way

2:50am Thursday 30th October 2014

MATHIEU FLAMINI has backed Vito Mannone to bounce back from his latest goalkeeping howler, but the Sunderland shot-stopper is still set to lose his place for Monday’s trip to Crystal Palace.

Poyet could call on new boy at Crystal Palace after second defensive horror show

The Northern Echo: MODEL PROFESSIONAL: Wes Brown		Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

7:03am Tuesday 28th October 2014

SUNDERLAND head coach Gus Poyet could hand Anthony Reveillere his Premier League debut in next Monday’s trip to Crystal Palace.

Graham move collapses as Poyet ponders changes

The Northern Echo:

5:04pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

DANNY Graham’s nightmare spell at Sunderland looks set to continue after his proposed move to Brentford collapsed.

'Blame me for not eradicating Sunderland's horrible howlers' says Poyet after Arsenal win

The Northern Echo: Game over: Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone was at fault for the crucial second goal for Arsenal but Sunderland were struggling to score any way

9:40am Monday 27th October 2014

'THINGS can only get better' has been chanted by fans at the Stadium of Light regularly during the last couple of years, but Gus Poyet is not sure that they have for Sunderland during his first 12 months in charge at the Stadium of Light.

Sunderland fall in to relegation zone but Johnson insists 'we're not in crisis'

The Northern Echo: Game over: Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone was at fault for the crucial second goal for Arsenal but Sunderland were struggling to score any way

6:35am Monday 27th October 2014

SUNDERLAND dropped back into the Premier League’s bottom three yesterday, but Adam Johnson insists the club is not in crisis after suffering back-to-back defeats which have significantly fractured confidence on Wearside.

Match ratings: Sunderland 0 Arsenal 2

The Northern Echo: Man of the match: Alexis Sanchez's two goals separated the two sides

6:03pm Sunday 26th October 2014

Goals:

Poyet left wondering when Sunderland will stop making mistakes

The Northern Echo:

9:08am Sunday 26th October 2014

GUS POYET is puzzled by the number of errors costing Sunderland after a further two were responsible for Sunderland’s latest miserable afternoon in the Premier League.

Match report: Sunderland 0 Arsenal 2

The Northern Echo: NEW DEAL? Sunderland defender Wes Brown  		Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

5:07pm Saturday 25th October 2014

SUNDERLAND were not quite as bad as the shambles at St Mary’s but it will feel just as bad for the Sunderland players tonight after gifting Arsenal victory at the Stadium of Light.

Live North-East Football Live: Saturday, October 25, 2014

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10:34am Saturday 25th October 2014

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'Arsenal have problems, we have to solve our own' says Sunderland's Swede

The Northern Echo: Focused: Sunderland’s Seb Larsson challenges Southampton’s Steven Davis during the 8-0 defeat at St Mary’s

6:16am Saturday 25th October 2014

THERE are problems and there are problems. Sunderland’s are a lot different to those encountered by Arsenal, but it is all relative and Seb Larsson has experienced the pressures at both ends of the table.

Poyet expresses unhappiness at a lack of defensive options

The Northern Echo: NO COVER: Gus Poyet has expressed his dissatisfaction at having to start the season with just six senior defenders in his squad

10:32pm Friday 24th October 2014

GUSTAVO POYET has issued a thinly-veiled criticism of Sunderland’s recruitment team by claiming that he was presented with insufficient defenders when the transfer window closed in August.

Poyet admits his job might have been in jeopardy had he not been managing at Sunderland

The Northern Echo: FALLOUT: Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet admits his job might have been at risk had last weekend's 8-0 defeat happened at another club

7:03am Friday 24th October 2014

GUSTAVO POYET has been taken aback by the level-headed reaction to Sunderland’s record-breaking 8-0 defeat at Southampton, and admitted his job would be in jeopardy had he been managing at most other clubs.

Sunderland boss to stick with Mannone for Arsenal game

The Northern Echo:

3:19pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

GUSTAVO POYET will not be dropping Vito Mannone for Saturday's game with Arsenal despite the Sunderland goalkeeper committing a series of errors during last weekend's 8-0 humiliation at Southampton.

Sunderland complete Reveillere signing

The Northern Echo:

12:52pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

SUNDERLAND have signed French defender Anthony Reveillere on a short-term contract until the end of the season.

Only results will make amends insists Sunderland man after refund decision

The Northern Echo: Focused: Sunderland’s Seb Larsson challenges Southampton’s Steven Davis during the 8-0 defeat at St Mary’s

7:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

SEB LARSSON thinks the collective decision to refund the cost of supporters’ match tickets for the 8-0 drubbing at Southampton was a worthy one, but feels only improved results will truly make amends.

COMMENT: Sunderland's compensation decision is commendable - but wrong

The Northern Echo:

5:11pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

SUNDERLAND’S players didn’t have to provide financial compensation for Saturday’s embarrassment at Southampton, so it is to their credit that they have decided to put their hands in their pocket to refund the match tickets of the 2,600 supporters who travelled to the south coast.

Sunderland players confirm they will refund Southampton match tickets

The Northern Echo:

3:11pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

SUNDERLAND'S players have confirmed they will refund the cost of supporters' match tickets for last weekend's 8-0 humiliation at Southampton.

Tuesday Topic: Stick or twist? What should Gus Poyet do after Sunderland's humiliating defeat at Southampton?

The Northern Echo: HUMILIATED: Sunderland manager Gus Poyet

7:03am Tuesday 21st October 2014

After Sunderland were thrashed 8-0 at Southampton, will Gus Poyet make significant changes to his team for the visit of Arsenal on Saturday. Steph Clark looks at five of the North-East’s Premier League heaviest defeats to see what managers did next and how the teams reacted.

Sunderland midfielder insists Gus Poyet's team did not give up in 8-0 humiliation at Southampton

The Northern Echo: HORRIBLE FEELING: Will Buckley insists Sunderland's players did not give up during their 8-0 defeat to Southampton Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

10:32pm Monday 20th October 2014

WILL BUCKLEY has called for Sunderland to get over Saturday’s humiliating 8-0 defeat to Southampton quickly, but insists the team did not give up at St Mary’s.

Historic south coast shambles leaves Sunderland down but not out

The Northern Echo: FULL TIME: Southampton's giant display shows the final score, 8-0, after the Barclays Premier League match against Sunderland at St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton.

6:09am Monday 20th October 2014

Full-time: Southampton 8 Sunderland 0

Poyet embarrassed and ready to make changes after Sunderland's heavy defeat

The Northern Echo:

9:25am Sunday 19th October 2014

A STUNNED Gus Poyet will subject Sunderland’s humiliated players to a re-run of the 8-0 defeat at Southampton at St Mary’s which left him feeling the most embarrassed he has ever felt in football.

Mannone thinks players should pay out after Sunderland shambles

The Northern Echo: All over: Sunderland's Santiago Vergini picks the ball from the net behind goalkeeper Vito Mannone after Southampton's Sadio Mane scored his side's eighth goal

10:32pm Sunday 19th October 2014

AN APOLOGETIC Vito Mannone thinks Sunderland’s players should group together and reimburse the cost of match tickets and travel expenses to the fans subjected to witnessing one of the worst results in the club’s 125-year history.

Match ratings: Southampton 8 Sunderland 0

The Northern Echo: Top man: Southampton's Dusan Tadic (second right) celebrates scoring his goal with Jack Cork after running Sunderland ragged

7:02pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Goals:

Match report: Southampton 8 Sunderland 0

The Northern Echo: Helpless: Sunderland manager Gus Poyet

5:10pm Saturday 18th October 2014

SUNDERLAND were crushed and the worst defeat in the club’s history was equalled on an afternoon to forget on the South Coast for everyone connected with the club.

Gus Poyet praises model professionals O'Shea and Brown

The Northern Echo: Stoke City's Marc Muniesa (right) beats Sunderland's John O'Shea to score his side's first goal during the Capital One Cup Third Round match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday September 23,

7:03am Saturday 18th October 2014

AFTER handing John O’Shea a two-year contract extension at the age of 33 this week, Gus Poyet has urged more players to take a leaf out of the defender’s book.

Sunderland close to offering Anthony Reveillere a short-term deal to ease Poyet's defensive crisis

The Northern Echo: Sunderland's Manager Gus Poyet during the Barclays Premier League match at Loftus Road, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday August 30, 2014. See PA story SOCCER QPR. Photo credit should read: Adam Davy/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editor

12:04pm Friday 17th October 2014

GUS Poyet has revealed Sunderland are close to signing Anthony Reveillere on a short-term deal to ease the club’s defensive crisis.

O'Shea signs contract extension as Poyet gives trial to former France defender

The Northern Echo: WHAT A WEEK: John O'Shea, who marked his 100th cap for the Republic of Ireland with a goal against Germany this week, has signed a two-year contract extension at Sunderland

7:03am Friday 17th October 2014

JOHN O’Shea has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him at Sunderland until 2017, while the Black Cats have handed former France international Anthony Reveillere a trial at the club.

Sunderland star hoping to buck the trend for Dutch disappointment

The Northern Echo: Sunderland's Patrick van Aanholt goes close during the Barclays Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 20, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Burnley. Photo credit should read: Richard Sellers/PA W

7:04am Thursday 16th October 2014

THIS has not been a good month to be a Dutch footballer.

Poyet happy with Sunderland's commitment as a frustrated Larsson speaks out

The Northern Echo: Sunderland manager Gus Poyet before kick off  during the Capital One Cup Third Round match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday September 23, 2014. See PA Story SOCCER Sunderland. Photo credit should read: An

7:02am Wednesday 15th October 2014

GUS POYET insists his Sunderland players’ commitment cannot be questioned, although the Black Cats boss admits that was not always the case last season.

Poyet does not think the corner has been turned just yet at Sunderland

The Northern Echo: Hoping for goals: Sunderland manager Gustavo Poyet on the touchline at the Stadium of Light as his players failed to score

6:25am Tuesday 14th October 2014

GUSTAVO POYET thinks Sunderland have a long way to go before he can consider his methods are working at the Stadium of Light – despite ending the wait for a win.

Tuesday Topic: When will one of the region's clubs have an England player again?

The Northern Echo: Middle-man: Newcastle's Jack Colback and Hull's Ahmed Elmohamady battle for the ball

8:03pm Monday 13th October 2014

CAN you name the last player of a North-East club to earn an England cap? It was brief and quite some time ago, so the chances are slim of the answer being on the tip of your tongue.

Sunderland striker remains confident on international duty

The Northern Echo: Drew a blank: Sunderland's Steven Fletcher challenges Georgia's Ucha Lobzhanidze (left) and Giorgi Papava during Scotland's 1-0 win at Ibrox Stadium

6:16pm Sunday 12th October 2014

STEVEN FLETCHER insists his failure to find the net for Scotland has not dented any of the confidence he has recaptured at Sunderland.

SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT: Keane reflects on his Sunderland days

The Northern Echo: SUNDERLAND (RED/WHITE) V ARSENAL (WHITE/RED) AT THE STADIUM OF LIGHTPICTURED.........Sunderland manager Roy Keane watches the game against Arsenal at the Stadium of Light. (11347612)

9:11am Saturday 11th October 2014

THE DRUMAVILLE CONSORTIUM

Sunderland winger Giaccherini in a better place after difficult first season at Sunderland

The Northern Echo: Sunderland manager Gus Poyet during the Barclays Premier League match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 27, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Sunderland. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

7:02am Saturday 11th October 2014

EMANUELE Giaccherini is confident he can make an impact in his second year at Sunderland after overcoming a difficult first season in the Premier League.

Klinsmann tells Jozy he must shine at Sunderland

The Northern Echo: Burnley's Ben Mee tussles for possesion with Sunderland's Jozy Altidore during the Barclays Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 20, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Burnley. Photo credit s

7:02pm Thursday 9th October 2014

JURGEN KLINSMANN has told Jozy Altidore that his international place is under threat if he fails to force his way into the Sunderland first team on a regular basis.

Black Cats captain O'Shea focused on qualification as he closes in on 100th Ireland cap

The Northern Echo: Sunderland's John O'Shea (left) challenges Stoke City's Jonathan Walters during the Barclays Premier League match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 4, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Sunderl

7:04am Thursday 9th October 2014

JOHN O’Shea could become only the sixth player to reach 100 caps for the Republic of Ireland next week, but the Sunderland defender admits he is only focused on helping his country qualify for their third major tournament in 12 years.

One year on: Poyet happy with Sunderland's progress

The Northern Echo: Sunderland Manager Gus Poyet during the Barclays Premier League match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 4, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Sunderland. Photo credit should read: Richard Sellers/PA Wire.

7:02am Wednesday 8th October 2014

GUSTAVO POYET insists that his Sunderland project is far from complete after ending his first full year in charge at the Stadium of Light in positive mood.

Grateful Mannone enjoying taking his chance at Sunderland

The Northern Echo: Sunderland stock player shots taken during the Sunderland v Manchester United match at the Stadium of Light: Vito Mannone.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (9791355)

7:02am Tuesday 7th October 2014

VITO Mannone has revealed his long wait to become a first choice goalkeeper has made him appreciate his current position as Sunderland’s number one pick even more.

Tyne-Wear derby kick-off changes

The Northern Echo: The Tyne-Wear derby is notoriously tense

4:34pm Monday 6th October 2014

THIS season’s Tyne-Wear derby has been moved back a day after being chosen for live broadcast.

Match Ratings: Sunderland 3 Stoke City 1

The Northern Echo: Sunderland's Steven Fletcher celebrates his goal to make it 2-1 during the Barclays Premier League match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 4, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Sunderland. Photo credit

7:06am Monday 6th October 2014

Match ratings from this weekend's match between Sunderland and Stoke City at the Stadium of Light.

Match Analysis: Sunderland 3 Stoke City 1

The Northern Echo:

7:04am Monday 6th October 2014

IT’S not easy being a striker when you’re not scoring goals. Just ask Steven Fletcher. The Scotland international has had to endure his fair share of criticism on Wearside over the past 12 months having produced a paltry return of three goals in 31 appearances.

Poyet admits he may have made a mistake leaving Steven Fletcher out

The Northern Echo: Sunderland's Steven Fletcher celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Barclays Premier League match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 4, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Sunderland. Photo

7:03am Monday 6th October 2014

SUNDERLAND head coach Gus Poyet revealed Steven Fletcher was unhappy after being left out of his squad recently, but admitted he may have made a mistake after the striker scored twice on his return to the side.

Poyet's relief after Sunderland secure first win

The Northern Echo: Sunderland manager Gus Poyet before kick off  during the Capital One Cup Third Round match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday September 23, 2014. See PA Story SOCCER Sunderland. Photo credit should read: An

11:00am Sunday 5th October 2014

GUS Poyet believes Sunderland’s 3-1 win over Stoke will ease any doubts that had arisen from their six-game winless start to the season.

Live North-East Football Live: Saturday, October 4

2:13pm Saturday 4th October 2014

Keep up-to-date with the action involving the North-East's football clubs

Match Report: Sunderland 3 Stoke 1

The Northern Echo:

4:53pm Saturday 4th October 2014

STEVEN Fletcher scored twice as Sunderland recorded their first win of the season with a 3-1 defeat of Stoke City at the Stadium of Light.

Johnson relishing the tough life at Sunderland

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

IT was a question that would have been easier to swerve than the first-minute tackle he is anticipating from former team-mate Phil Bardsley this afternoon. “Can you enjoy playing for Sunderland as much as playing for Manchester City?”

Sunderland's attackers forced to change their game in search of goals

The Northern Echo: Missed the target: Sunderland's Connor Wickham was unable to score against Swansea

7:02am Saturday 4th October 2014

GUS POYET has warned Sunderland’s attacking players they might have to modify their game if they are to improve on their desultory goalscoring record in the first two months of the season.

Poyet confident he can handle the 'unique pressures' of life in the North-East

The Northern Echo: Sunderland manager Gus Poyet before kick off  during the Capital One Cup Third Round match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday September 23, 2014. See PA Story SOCCER Sunderland. Photo credit should read: An

7:03am Friday 3rd October 2014

GUS POYET claims it takes a certain type of manager to successfully handle the unique pressures of working in the North-East – and the Sunderland boss is confident he has what is required to cope.



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