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Nick Pope, Kieran Trippier and Callum Wilson have been called up to the World Cup by Gareth Southgate.  The Newcastle United trio become the latest footballers to be called up to represent North East clubs at the World Cup. Newcastle’s Fabian Schär and Bruno Guimarães have also been handed call ups, while Sunderland’s Jewison Bennette […]

Giovanni Reyna, 19, plays for Borussia Dortmund and was born in Washington, Sunderland in 2002. His father Claudio Reyna played for Sunderland AFC and they eventually moved to the USA after Claudio was transferred to the New York Red Bulls in 2007. Although representing the US in Qatar this year, England sparked interest in attempting […]

The World Cup is just over a week away, and one man on the plane to Qatar is Sunderland’s Jewison Bennette. Bennette, 18, joined Sunderland in the summer from his native Costa Rica. The young, dynamic winger is a fresh talent on Wearside and he has started positively in a Sunderland shirt. Bennette scored his […]

With the start of World Cup being just two weeks away, Spark set about the streets of Sunderland to gauge the local opinion on the tournament. The controversial Qatar World Cup is on the horizon with many being opposed to the idea of the competition being held there due to the poor human rights records […]

England were on course for a remarkable comeback victory against Germany until Nick Pope fumbled a long-range effort from Serge Gnabry into the path of Chelsea forward Kai Havertz, who converted a late equaliser. Pope was making his 10th appearance in an England shirt, hoping to stake his claim to be England’s first choice goalkeeper […]

Ashington AFC will be hoping to have created yet more FA Cup magic come 5pm on Saturday evening as they travel to Stocksbridge Park Steels in their Third Qualifying Round tie, with the Northumberland side looking to progress to the Fourth Qualifying Round of the tournament for the first time in over ten years. Ashington’s […]

Great North Run It has been announced that Sunday’s Great North Run will go ahead as planned. A statement released earlier today said: “The event has traditionally been a celebration of the extraordinary achievements of ordinary people, this year it will be an opportunity for us to come together and express our condolences, while celebrating […]

Sunderland FC has now; been in league one for five years and has struggled with achieving automatic promotion. This year again, the black cats missed out on the top two spots but still finished in the top six with promotion still viable through the play-offs. They faced Sheffield Wednesday in the Semi-finals, which proved tough […]


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