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Transfer rumours: Newcastle duo set to exit, Sunderland's Jermain Defoe close to Bournemouth switch plus Chelsea, Spurs and Man United make the headlines

Sunderland frontman Jermain Defoe is edging closer to a move to former club Bournemouth, following the Black Cats relegation to the Football League.


Shattering Wembley dreams was tough and lowest point of the season, admits South Shields boss Graham Fenton

South Shields management duo Graham Fenton and Lee Picton admit choosing the starting XI for the FA Vase final was one of the toughest things they had to do.

South Shields midfielder Wayne Phillips in action at Wembley in the FA Vase final.

Wembley success so special with South Shields, admits Wayne Phillips

FA Vase glory tasted sweeter the second time around for South Shields’ hometown hero Wayne Phillips.

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Legend Kevin Phillips is early favourite for Sunderland job

Kevin Phillips is the early favourite with the bookmakers to become the new Sunderland manager.

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Newcastle United's Jack Colback (left) and Norwich City's Wes Hoolahan battle for the ball.

Why Jack Colback feels Newcastle can thrive in the Premier League

Jack Colback feels Newcastle United can take momentum with them into the Premier League.

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Vurnon Anita and Yoan Gouffran heading for summer exits at Newcastle

Vurnon Anita and Yoan Gouffran are set to leave Newcastle United.

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Wahbi Khazri: Rarely used by David Moyes. Picture by FRANK REID.

David Moyes: Sunderland catalogue of controversy

David Moyes's brief spell as Sunderland manager was nothing if not eventful as luck and good judgement eluded him in equal measure.
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David Moyes: Resigned. Picture by FRANK REID

David Moyes quits as Sunderland manager and wishes club well

David Moyes has sensationally resigned as manager of Sunderland - just a day after the Premier League season ended.
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David Moyes: Poor record. PIcture by FRANK REID

David Moyes: His record as Sunderland boss

David Moyes has left Sunderland with a win percentage of less than 20%.

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David Moyes has quit Sunderland after less than year in charge.

Reader poll: Are you happy that Sunderland boss David Moyes has quit?

Have your immediate say on whether you are pleased that beleaguered Sunderland manager David Moyes has left.
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Kitman George McLaughlin, who went from joy to pain at Wembley

South Shields FC stalwart ended up in hospital after receiving his FA Vase medal at Wembley

The party was in full swing for South Shields FC last night - but one of the Mariners contingent missed much of the celebrations.

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Injured Matt Ritchie to miss Scotland-England along with Newcastle team-mate

Matt Ritchie will sit out Scotland's World Cup qualifier against England.
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Carl Finnigan puts South Shields 1-0 up from the spot. Finnigan then wheels away to celebrate with his team-mates. Pictures by Peter Talbot.

Cool, calm Carl Finnigan happy to be put on the spot for South Shields

“I absolutely love that sort of situation” – Carl Finnigan has opened up about the spot-kick that got South Shields on their way to FA Vase glory.


Watch: Mariners joint manager Graham Fenton's post-match Wembley interview

South Shields joint manager Graham Fenton admits he would have had a "giggle" if he was told at the start of the season that the team would bag four trophies.
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Newcastle United briefing: Rafa Benitez's 'culture' club, Chelsea striker 'on radar'

Ever wondered what it's like to play for Rafa Benitez at Newcastle United?
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Billy Jones and John O'Shea keep an eye on Chelsea's Diego Costa.

Phil Smith’s analysis: Depressingly familiar Sunderland collapse at Chelsea

There had been a sense that it would be a relief just to get it over and done with.

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South Shields joint managers Lee Picton, left, and Graham Fenton cast their eyes over proceedings during  FA Vase final. Picture by Frank Reid.

Wembley support shows South Shields’ potential is huge - Lee Picton

South Shields joint manager Lee Picton believes the support the club got at Wembley this weekend shows the Mariners are a ‘sleeping giant’.

Isaac Hayden and Rafa Benitez

Isaac Hayden gives fascinating insight into what its like to play for Rafa Benitez at Newcastle

Isaac Hayden has given a fascinating insight into what it's like to play for Rafa Benitez.
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South Shields players celebrate Dillon Morses header to make it 2-0.

Ross Gregory’s big-match analysis: Cleethorpes Town 0 South Shields 4

It doesn’t get much better than this.

Jack Rodwell tries to keep close to Eden Hazard

Jack Rodwell targets season to remember for Sunderland

Jack Rodwell admits that Sunderland have let their fans down this season, and wants to ensure that next term is one to remember for the Black Cats faithful.

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