Connor Wickham of Sunderland

Connor Wickham vows to bounce back after England defeat

CONNOR WICKHAM has vowed to overcome the “devastation” of England’s European Under-21 Championship campaign by focusing all of his efforts on establishing himself at Sunderland.

Faryl Smith with Ray Laidlaw, Billy Mitchell and Geoff Wonfor

Sir Bobby Robson tribute captured on film

THE last words of Sir Bobby Robson can be kept forever by his millions of fans across the world.

Connor Wickham of Sunderland

Connor Wickham future at Sunderland is in doubt

SUNDERLAND will play Premier League football next season but manager Paolo Di Canio has cast doubt on whether Connor Wickham will still be with them.

Ellis Short, owner of Sunderland AFC

Sunderland owner set Ellis Short to ring the changes at Stadium of Light

ELLIS Short remains absolutely convinced that Martin O’Neill is the right man to lead his Sunderland revolution.

Danny Rose of Sunderland

Danny Rose fostering a positive mentality

THE turning point in Danny Rose’s Sunderland career came in October, not in front of racist Serbia fans but a television at the Academy of Light.

Danny Rose of Sunderland

If I have half the career Ashley Cole's had I'll be thrilled, says Danny Rose

IF YOU are Danny Rose’s age, there is only one England left-back.

Angry reaction to Danny Rose abuse Uefa verdict

ENGLISH football last night reacted with dismay over what was widely perceived as an inadequate punishment handed down to the Serbian FA by Uefa for racist abuse aimed at Sunderland full-back Danny Rose.

Sammy Ameobi

Sammy Ameobi insists he won't alter attacking playing style

SAMMY AMEOBI has promised he will never alter his all-out attacking style of play – because big brother Shola told him this was his route to the top of football.

Adam Johnson of Sunderland

Adam Johnson loses place in England squad

ADAM Johnson’s poor Sunderland form has cost him his place in Roy Hodgson’s England squad.

Sammy Ameobi in action for Newcastle United

Sammy Ameobi aims to prove worth in 'massive' season

SAMMY Ameobi believes he is grasping the opportunity to show Alan Pardew what he can do.

Boro keeper Jason Steele

'Manager' Jason Steele is on his way to top

BEING Jason Steele right now is a pretty busy business. Not only is he establishing himself as one of the best young goalkeepers in Britain, with Middlesbrough, the England Under-21 and Team GB in the Olympics, he is also now a manager in his own right at the ripe old age of 22.

Connor Wickham

England winner a mystery to Connor Wickham

SUNDERLAND striker Connor Wickham admitted to being unsure how he managed to score the winner for England Under-21s against Norway on Monday night.

Gael Bigirimana

Gael Bigirimana facing up to a major decision

GAEL Bigirimana says he would answer England’s call if he graduates into the Under-21s this season – but admits to feeling “conflicted” about pledging his allegiance to the Three Lions.

Stephen Warnock

Aston Villa say no bid from Sunderland for Stephen Warnock

WITH only two days of transfer trading left in 2012, Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert says he has not had a bid from Sunderland for Stephen Warnock.

Jason Steele is now back to basics with Boro

FROM meeting Britain’s greatest Olympian to a Capital One Cup game at Bury.

Jack Colback of Sunderland

Jack Colback motivated by Team GB snub

JACK Colback feels he ought to be playing for Great Britain in the Olympics tomorrow, but the 22-year-old is channelling his disappointment into building on a promising first full season at Sunderland.

Brazil's Neymar celebrates scoring a penalty against Great Britain to make it 2-0

Team GB 0 Brazil 2 - Neil Cameron at the Riverside

YOU have to wonder what the score would have been last night if Brazil had actually, well, really tried.

Middlesbrough goalkeeper Jason Steele

Jason Steele can't wait for Olympics kick-off

JASON Steele is a living and breathing antidote to any cynicism surrounding Team GB’s men’s football team.

Middlesbrough goalkeeper Jason Steele

Jason Steele faces competition for Olympic starting slot

MIDDLESBROUGH goalkeeper Jason Steele could return to the Riverside next month with an Olympic gold medal hanging around his neck – but with more competition than ever for his jersey.

Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium

Riverside Stadium ready to host Olympics warm-up

NORTH East football fans will have a chance to watch world stars of the past and the future for £20 next month.


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