Bryan Oviedo Returns To Sunderland

Sunderland defender Bryan Oviedo has made a comeback at Sunderland for training. The left-back was asked to rest for a specific period of time as he went through the exertions during the World Cup with Costa Rica. Oviedo returned on Monday to the Academy of Light. This is indeed a good gesture, but how long he would remain at the League One club is not known. The defender said that he wants to exit from the Stadium of Light and expected to leave before the closure of the transfer window. Sunderland would face Middleborough in the preseason finale at the Riverside and there is no surety that Oviedo would be a part in the tournament against Tony Puli’s side.

Reece James, the left-back has been signed by the Black Cats. However, he is currently on a break while Denver Hume and Adam Matthews have been involved in left-back all through the season. Now, Sunderland is trying to move many players off the books, including Papy Djilobodji, Didier Ndong, Lamine Kone and of course Bryan Oviedo. These are all high earners at the club. Djilobodji and Ndong could not return for pre-season training. Kone returned for preseason training. As far as Oviedo is concerned, Club Brugge is keen and so are clubs in Germany and France. Last week, Steward Donald made the revelation that the Club Brugge may not have sufficient funds to strike a deal.
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Sunderland Favourites Confirms Takeover Plans For Club

Former Sunderland star Michael Gray has hinted that the Black Cats are likely to be under a new ownership prior to their next campaign in League One. The Wearside outfit endured a difficult return to the Championship earlier this season and it has eventually ended with them suffering their second relegation in as many seasons.

Despite this, Gray has provided a positive update for the fans by confirming that owner Ellis Short has offers in place to sell the club, he told TalkSPORT: “There’s light at the end of the tunnel, put it that way. There’s going to be a bit of excitement at the club over the next two or three weeks – that’s all I can say about it. I’m quite excited about. Something needs to get done quickly – it’ll put smiles back on people’s faces and get them going back to the stadium. It’s a plan – it’s not going to happen overnight. But I think it’s something to look forward to.” Continue reading “Sunderland Favourites Confirms Takeover Plans For Club”

Chris Coleman Hails The Mentality Of One Sunderland Player

Sunderland head coach Chris Coleman has praised the performance of George Honeyman following the Black Cats’ 1-0 league defeat at the hands of Queens Park Rangers last weekend. The 23-year-old has been a bright spark for the Wearsiders in an otherwise hugely disappointing campaign, and was recalled to the starting lineup for the away game at Loftus Road.


The Black Cats currently find themselves rooted to the bottom of the table with nine games left, and they are facing the distinct possibility of consecutive relegations unless they find a way to start winning games. Only four points separate the basement club from 21st-placed Barnsley, but their performances at the back have been miserable of late, to the extent that they have had to come to score three goals in order to pick up a draw against Middlesbrough last month.
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Bryan Oviedo commits himself to Sunderland relegation battle

Sunderland defender Bryan Oviedo has stressed that he is committed to the Black Cats’ cause as they seek to avoid back-to-back relegations from the Premier League to League One. The Black Cats are presently languishing in the drop zone after 28 games into the season, but Oviedo remains optimistic that the club will preserve their Championship status.

Speaking to Costa Rican outlet Nacion, Oviedo admitted that he is with the Black Cats in their relegation tussle, though he does not see himself dropping any further with the Wearside outfit, he said: “Sunderland is a big team from England, I have many years of not being in Championship and it is not an option to go to League One.
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Sunderland finally wins at home

Sunderland managed to beat Fulham 1-0 to win for the first time at home for almost a year. Indeed the Black Cats have struggled at home. Their last home win was on the 17th of December 2016 where they managed to beat Watford 1-0. Since then Sunderland has struggled at home, and it took a goal from a substitute to break this unwanted record.

Ever since Chris Coleman has taken charge of the club, Sunderland has shown signs of improvement especially at the back where they have managed their third clean sheet in five games.
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Coleman: Rodwell’s future in his hands

Sunderland manager Chris Coleman has said that Jack Rodwell will have to fight his way through in order to revive his career at the Stadium of Light. The 26-year-old joined the Black Cats from Manchester City back in the summer of 2014, and he has since failed to establish himself as a regular.

Injuries and poor form have restricted the England international to just 44 league starts, and he has managed just two outings for the Wearside club this season. Speaking in the lead up to the Burton game, Coleman stressed that Rodwell is accountable for his own failures, and he will have to work his way out of the rut. Continue reading “Coleman: Rodwell’s future in his hands”

Simon Grayson Has No Regrets about Leaving Preston

Sunderland manager Simon Grayson says that he does not regret leaving Preston North End for a job at Sunderland in the summer.


Grayson comes back to the Deepdale stadium with his team looking to recover from a 5-2 loss against Ipswich Town at Portman Road. It is a result that confirmed the club’s poor start to the season. Sunderland came into the 2017-18 campaign with expectations of promotion, but the club are now having to deal with the threat of relegation after being in the bottom three of the table even after almost 10 matches. Sunderland have only managed one point from the last possible 21.

As a result, Grayson’s job is now under threat. Responding to comments that he was in the relatively safe position at Preston and that he is now at the risk of losing his job, Grayson says that he does not have any regrets. Grayson has revealed that he had the opportunity to leave Preston on a number of occasions but decided to take the plunge only at the start of the 2017-18 campaign. Continue reading “Simon Grayson Has No Regrets about Leaving Preston”

Simon Grayson Ready for Counter-Attacking Coach against Barnsley

Sunderland have made a disappointing start to the Championship campaign after managing just one win from the opening four matches.

Still, manager Simon Grayson is relatively confident about getting a positive result when the team take on Barnsley this weekend. The game represents a great opportunity for Sunderland to get the second win of the season, and Grayson did not hide his tactics for the game. He says that counter attacking has become the common element in the Championship and it is a highly successful tactic win on the road.

One of the reasons for Sunderland being unable to get positive results at the start of the season is the lack of wins at the Stadium of Light. Sunderland were unable to win the two home games this season, while the only success came away on the road against Norwich City. The club also came close to securing a victory against Sheffield Wednesday in the other away game. Continue reading “Simon Grayson Ready for Counter-Attacking Coach against Barnsley”

Sunderland to appoint manager

Sunderland chief executive Martin Bain is determined to appoint a new manager soon to replace David Moyes.


He said that he wants to give the new manager enough time to prepare the team for next season and this is why he has intensified his search.

At the moment it is Simon Grayson and Derek McInnes who are the favorites for the Sunderland job, but a decision will be taken soon.

Martin Bain admitted that it is not an easy task as he is looking someone for the long-term. He said that the club has experienced some really tough times last season and that it is important to find a manager that has the necessary experience to get the club back on track and challenge for promotion next season.

The Chief Executive said that it is not always an easy transition from the Premier League to the Championship and that it is important that the club wins its promotion back as soon as possible. The longer you remain in the Championship, the more difficult it becomes to win promotion. Continue reading “Sunderland to appoint manager”

Sunderland Undecided on Sebastian Larsson

Sweden international Sebastian Larsson is eager to prolong his career in England despite Sunderland’s reluctance to renew his present contract.


The former Arsenal graduate is due to leave the Black Cats in the summer with his current deal due to expire at the end of this month.

Larsson had managed to prove an influential figure during the Black Cats’ Premier League escape in recent seasons, but even his best efforts were not sufficient this term as the Wearside club ended their 10-year stay in the English top tier. Larsson’s agent has revealed his client’s intention to stay put in England even if it means to join a fellow Championship club.

“He is very excited to stay in England,” Per Jonsson told FotbollDirekt.se adding that the Swede is not prepared for a return home with offers from Turkey and China also in consideration. Larsson’s contract had been due an extension earlier in the season, but the change in management has sort of stalled the agreement for the time being. Continue reading “Sunderland Undecided on Sebastian Larsson”