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Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet

Gus Poyet excited to do tactical battle with Manchester United's Louis van Gaal

Louis van Gaal has a hard-earned reputation as a tactical maverick which has Sunderland's Gustavo Poyet excited about taking him on tomorrow

Gus Poyet tells targets: Come to Sunderland for the football, not the weather!

Gus Poyet, head coach of Sunderland AFC
Coach Gustavo Poyet says that while Sunderland cannot match London's lifestyle, its passion for football is "unique"

Managing £10m Jack Rodwell is a Gustavo Poyet priority

Jack Rodwell of Sunderland in action
Sunderland coach Gustavo Poyet has admitted he will have to tread carefully as he reintroduces Jack Rodwell to regular Premier League football

Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone welcomes fight for No 1 shirt

Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone
Vito Mannone says Costel Pantilimon's arrival at Sunderland can help him improve as a goalkeeper

Patrick van Aanholt: Defeated Manchester United will still be on a high at Sunderland

Patrick Van Aanholt of Sunderland
Patrick van Aanholt has warned one defeat will not destroy Manchester United's confidence ahead of their trip to the Stadium of Light


Fabio Borini of Sunderland

Don Hutchison: Sunderland might have dodged a bullet with £14million Fabio Borini

Liverpool striker Fabio Borini is a fine player and a goalscorer but he looks over-priced. Sunderland could do better

Mark Douglas: Fabio Borini at £14million? It's good business for Sunderland

Fabio Borini in action for Sunderland
Italian striker is not worth the amount that Black Cats will pay for him, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't pay that much

James Hunter: Sunderland must find a balance between quality AND quantity in their recruitment programme

Gus Poyet manager of Sunderland
Gus Poyet is concentrating on improving the quality of his squad, but James Hunter argues the numbers must also stack up

Transfer News

Eduardo Vargas celebrates scoring for Chile

Sunderland continue striker search with Eduardo Vargas set to join Queens Park Rangers

Sunderland have missed out on another attacking target with Chile forward Eduardo Vargas on the verge of moving to Queens Park Rangers

Sunderland's Gustavo Poyet calls for transfer deadline to be moved

Gus Poyet
On the day Sunderland's Premier League season kicks off at West Brom, Gustavo Poyet laments the fact transfers are still the main talking point.

Will Buckley's arrival will not end Sunderland's interest in Fabio Borini

Sunderland target Will Buckley
Will Buckley is finally expected to join Sunderland from Brighton and Hove Albion today but it will not end their pursuit of Fabio Borini

Fixtures & Results

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Videos & Photos

(From the left) Newcastle United's John Carver, Lee Charnley and Alan Pardew, followed by Fabricio Coloccini (r), as they arrive for the funeral of Liam Sweeney

Alan Pardew reflects on funeral of Liam Sweeney and the season ahead

Lee Cattermole of Sunderland (R) celebrates scoring against West Bromwich Albion with John O'Shea and Jack Rodwell

West Bromwich Albion 2 Sunderland 2: Steve Brown's match analysis

Newcastle United's Emmanuel Riviere is challenged by Yaya Toure of Manchester City

Newcastle United 0 Manchester City 2: Neil Cameron's match analysis



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