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Sunderland AFC’s Stadium of Light is to undergo a face-lift next month, as the club’s new owners fulfil their promise to replace the stadium’s faded seats. The first phase of development will see 10,000 seats removed and replaced ahead of the start of the season, beginning with the completion of east stand with the addition […]

A new survey has revealed that English fans are hopeless romantics when it comes to their squad, with one in 10 admitting they love their team more than their partner. The survey also found that more than a quarter (28%) were willing to give up sex for over a month if it meant seeing England […]

Sunderland have announced the departure of chief executive officer Martin Bain after making the position redundant. Bain was appointed to the role in May 2016 but has left the club following the completion of Stewart Donald’s £40million takeover on Monday. He has held similar positions with Rangers and Israeli club Macabbi Tel Aviv, and said […]

England manager Gareth Southgate has named his 23-man squad for the FIFA World Cup in Russia, including Jordan Henderson and Jordan Pickford from Sunderland.  Current Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is part of the squad for the tournament having already captained the national side in the past.  Henderson, who attended Farringdon Community Sports College, previously played […]

Sunderland AFC has been awarded Family Excellence status by the EFL, recognising the quality of the family experience provided at the Stadium of Light. The scheme assesses areas across the whole match day experience for young supporters and their families, including purchase channels, travel, stadium vicinity, social media and levels of staff engagement, with Sunderland […]

Sunderland Ladies are back in action this weekend as they are preparing to face Bristol City following a midweek defeat away from home. The Black Cats went down 3-0 away to Manchester City Women on Wednesday night at the Academy Stadium. This weekend the Wearsiders return to Mariners Park in the first of two home games […]

Sunderland face another season defining game tomorrow when they line up against Reading at the Madejski Stadium. Chris Coleman has issued a rallying cry ahead of the game with Sunderland currently sat six points behind Bolton Wanderers and safety. Coleman told the Sunderland Echo: “If Tuesday was a must, must-win, then this is a must, […]

If you’ve never heard The Late Show before, you’ve been missing out. It’s Spark’s very own late night talk show, discussing anything and everything. From the most important stories of the day to the most bizarre things occurring in the world, plus the issues and events affecting you in Sunderland. Presenters Liam and Nathan are […]


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