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.

Poyet retains faith in his Sunderland strikers

The Northern Echo: SATISFIED: Gus Poyet is happy with the increased consistency of his Sunderland side

2:44pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

GUS POYET has backed Sunderland’s misfiring strikers to start finding the back of the net, but insisted his side cannot get too concerned about their lack of goalscoring success this season.

Patient Mannone not panicking despite no win in six for 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 (9791353)

7:03am Thursday 2nd October 2014

VITO Mannone insists there is no cause for panic despite the fact Sunderland are yet to win a Premier League game this season.

Sunderland defender to undergo tests on injury

The Northern Echo: INJURY BLOW: Sebastian Coates was unable to complete his only Sunderland appearance because of an injury problem

5:15pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

SEBASTIAN COATES will undergo a series of tests to try to ascertain the cause of the thigh problem that forced him out of last weekend’s Capital One Cup game with Stoke City.

Poyet full of praise for Sunderland midfielder's development

The Northern Echo: BIG IMPRESSION: Gus Poyet has been delighted with Will Buckley's progress since joining Sunderland in the summer

11:46am Monday 29th September 2014

GUS POYET has flagged up Will Buckley’s performance as the biggest positive to emerge from Saturday’s goalless draw with Swansea City, and praised the winger for slotting straight into life in the Premier League.

Things are getting better says Sunderland midfielder

The Northern Echo: Optimistic: Sunderland's Sebastian Larsson slides for the ball against Swansea's Gylfi Sigurdsson

7:36am Monday 29th September 2014

SEB LARSSON thinks Sunderland are heading in the right direction despite sitting far too close to the Premier League’s relegation zone for comfort.

There's nothing Fab about Sunderland's scoring problems

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

6:30am Monday 29th September 2014

Full-time: Sunderland 0 Swansea City 0

Match ratings: Swansea City 0 Sunderland 0

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

5:03pm Sunday 28th September 2014

Goals: None

Sunderland boss happier with performance after another draw

The Northern Echo: Sunderland manager Gus Poyet gestures on the touchline 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

8:30pm Saturday 27th September 2014

 

Match report: Sunderland 0 Swansea City 0

The Northern Echo: READY TO RETURN: Connor Wickham should be available for Sunderland's home game with Swansea on Saturday

5:08pm Saturday 27th September 2014

THIS was another afternoon of frustration for Sunderland as that elusive first victory of the season continues to evade Gustavo Poyet.

Live North-East Football Live Blog: Saturday, September 26

The Northern Echo:

5:08pm Friday 26th September 2014

Keep up-to-date with all the action as it happens involving the North-East's football clubs today

'Show me how much you want to perform' urges Sunderland boss ahead of Swansea visit

6:33am Saturday 27th September 2014

SUNDERLAND’S players have been told to prove how much they believe in Gustavo Poyet’s methods after a frustrating start to the campaign which has left them wondering when the first win will arrive.

Sunderland set to receive double attacking injury boost

The Northern Echo: READY TO RETURN: Connor Wickham should be available for Sunderland's home game with Swansea on Saturday

3:16pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

CONNOR WICKHAM will be available to lead the line for Sunderland on Saturday, with fellow striker Steven Fletcher also set to be back in the squad to face Swansea City.

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet - N'Zonzi should have seen red for Rodwell throttle

The Northern Echo: Sunderland manager Gus Poyet talks to Jack Rodwell 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 rea

7:03am Wednesday 24th September 2014

GUS POYET believes Mike Dean should have sent Steven N’Zonzi off last night after the Stoke City man grabbed Jack Rodwell by the throat during Sunderland’s 2-1 defeat in the Capital One Cup.

Match report: Sunderland 1 Stoke City 2

The Northern Echo: Sunderland's Jozy Altidore (third right) is congratulated by his teammates after scoring 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 Septemb

9:49pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

ANY DARING to dream was quickly put to bed at the Stadium of Light last night as Stoke City progressed into the fourth round of the Capital One Cup at the expense of last year’s finalists Sunderland.

Team News: Sunderland v Stoke City

The Northern Echo: CONFIDENT: Jozy Altidore is ready to put a disappointing season with Sunderland behind him at the World Cup Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

7:16pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

GUS POYET has shuffled his pack ahead of Sunderland’s Capital One Cup third round against Stoke City tonight.

Poyet admits to being "hurt" by Bardsley departure

The Northern Echo: STOKE BOUND: Phil Bardsley has rejected Sunderland's offer of a new deal at the Stadium of Light

7:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

PHIL BARDSLEY will make his first return to the Stadium of Light since leaving Sunderland this evening, with Gus Poyet admitting he was “hurt” by the full-back’s departure in the summer.

Press Conference Update: Coates and Alvarez expected to start in Sunderland's League Cup game

The Northern Echo: GET YOUR COATES: New Sunderland defender Sebastian Coates can't wait to get started on Wearside following his season-long loan switch from Liverpool

3:37pm Monday 22nd September 2014

SEBASTIAN COATES and Ricardo Alvarez are expected to be part of Sunderland's starting line-up for tomorrow's Capital One Cup third-round tie against Stoke City.

Let's recapture that winning mentality that saved us last year, urges Sunderland defender Wes Brown

The Northern Echo: TURF WAR: Burnley's Lukas Jutkiewicz (right) holds off Sunderland's Wes Brown during the Premier League match at Turf Moor

7:03am Monday 22nd September 2014

WES BROWN has urged Sunderland to recapture the winning mentality that saw them complete their remarkable escape from relegation last season.

Match Analysis: Burnley 0 Sunderland 0

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

7:03am Monday 22nd September 2014

Sir Alex Ferguson always maintained that if you stop moving forward, you move backwards. Sir Isaac Newton’s first two laws of physics state that an object at rest tends to stay at rest; while an object in motion tends to stay in motion.

Match Ratings: Burnley 0 Sunderland 0

The Northern Echo: Burnley's George Boyd (right) tussles for possesion with Sunderland's Santiago Vergini during the Barclays Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 20, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Burnley.

9:03am Monday 22nd September 2014

Here's how we rated Sunderland's 0-0 draw at Burnley over the weekend.



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