The editor of A Love Supreme, Martyn McFadden, hopes, after three managers in just over two years, the club can now build and progress:
Martyn McFadden, editor of Sunderland fanzine A Love Supreme, says former manager Dick Advocaat will always be fondly remembered by fans. The Dutchman stepped down after helping the club avoid relegation:
Sunderland Head Coach Dick Advocaat says he doesn't believe his team's early kick off at Everton tomorrow gives them any significant advantage in the Premier League relegation battle.
The Black Cats will be without their Captain, John O'Shea, for the trip to Merseyside. He's got a rib injury. But another veteran defender, Wes Brown, is fit to return, while striker Steven Fletcher is also available after injury.
If Sunderland win their lunchtime kick off at Goodison Park they'll move out of the bottom three and put more pressure on their relegation rivals, all of whom kick of at 3pm. The Black Cats go into the game in good spirits, after last weekend's win over Southampton. But Advocaat thinks the early kick off isn't a big issue.
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Sunderland are still a point away from being safe from relegation but Dick Advocaat praised 'a real team performance' which led them to a 2-1 win over Southampton.
Jordi Gomez put the team 1-0 up with a penalty, but Southampton's Sadio Mane levelled the scores after a minute.
Gomez secured the win with another penalty in the second half.
He told ITV Tyne Tees he is 'enjoying the fight' but added: 'Sometimes I would prefer to play instead of staying on the side. The team were knackered after the game. They showed the same fighting spirit as they did against Newcastle.'
Watch the full press conference.
Newcastle United Head Coach, John Carver has said the team losing the last four derby games to Sunderland 'is just not good enough':
The Black Cats host the Magpies at the Stadium of Light on Sunday at 4pm.
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Sunderland winger Adam Johnson has returned to training after the club lifted his suspension.
The 27-year-old midfielder was suspended by the Black Cats earlier this month following his arrest on suspicion of sexual activity with a girl under 16.
He will now be free to resume while the police investigation continues.
The club has issued the following statement:
The club has discussed the current position in detail with both the PFA (Professional Footballers' Association) and Adam's representatives.
In line with those discussions we recognise that the player is entitled to re-commence his duties with the club while the legal process continues. He will therefore return to training.
The club's own investigation cannot continue until the conclusion of the legal process. Sunderland AFC will make no further comment on the matter due to the ongoing police investigation.
Durham Constabulary have also commented on Sunderland's decision:
Sunderland AFC informed us this morning of their decision, which of course is a matter entirely for the club. The police investigation remains very much live and ongoing and a man remains on bail while enquiries continue.
“We would once again urge those posting on social media to be aware of the effects their comments can have. We accept rumour and speculation may be inevitable, but many of the comments have been distressing to the complainant, her family and people connected with the investigation."
Johnson has had his police bail extended until April 23rd.
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Sunderland will play Fulham in the fourth round of the FA Cup, following the Cottager's victory over Wolves last night.
Heavy snow hit the Molineux during extra time, which ended 3-3, with goals from Cauley Woodrow, Ross McCormack, Dave Edwards and Rajiv van La Parra.
Hugo Rodallega's goal in the penalty shootout earned Fulham a 5-3 win on penalties against the Wanderers.
The game is on Saturday 24th January at 3pm.
England striker Jermaine Defoe could be making the move to Wearside, according to the national press.
Sky Sports are reporting Sunderland have held talks with Toronto FC, where he moved last year, over a possible deal to sign the former Spurs player.
The 32-year old has been training with Tottenham during the MLS off-season.