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Sunderland FA Cup winning goalkeeper honoured

Former Sunderland goalkeeper Jimmy Montgomery has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

He made the renowned double save that helped Sunderland earn a shock FA Cup victory over Leeds United at Wembley in 1973.

"I've been associated with Sunderland since I was 15 and a half, so it's been more than 55 years now. It's something I can look back on now and I'm very, very proud of it".

– Jimmy Montgomery

Jimmy Montgomery holds the record for appearances for Sunderland, having played for his hometown team 627 times. He continues to work with the club as an ambassador.

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Sunderland fans say thank you with flowers

Sunderland fans, keen to show their elation at Dick Advocaat's decision to stay as manager, have, so far, raised almost £2,000 to to buy flowers for his wife.

A message on the gofundme site says: "A donation from the Sunderland Message Board to give Mrs Advocaat a big thank you for giving us another year of the little general!"

It goes onto say that donations exceeding £150 will be split between the SAFC foundation and a charity of Mrs Advocaat's choice.

Players and fans 'happy' about Advocaat's return, says former player

Dick Advocaat will be back on Wearside next season. Credit: PA

Former Sunderland player Michael Proctor says the club, the fans and the players will all be "happy" about the return of Dick Advocaat.

The club confirmed yesterday the Dutchman has been reinstated at Sunderland, despite leaving last week.

He has signed a one year deal to lead the Black Cats next season.

Dick Advocaat returns to Sunderland

Dick Advocaat has returned to Sunderland as head coach, despite leaving the club last week.

The club has now confirmed that he has signed a one-year deal.

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Reports: Dick Advocaat 'to stay at Sunderland'

Dick Advocaat celebrates with his players after a draw against Arsenal on Wednesday 20 May secured his team's Premier League status. Credit: PA

A newspaper is reporting that Dick Advocaat will in fact stay on as Sunderland manager.

The club announced last week that the Dutchman would not continue on Wearside. Dick Advocaat, 67, said at the time that he wanted to retire from club football. The club said last week that it was "extremely disappointed" by the decision.

But The Sun is now reporting that he will in fact stay on as manager. On Twitter, the paper's sportsdesk said: "Dick Advocaat performs a sensational U-turn and will stay at Sunderland as boss".

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