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  • Earthquakes down to 5 finalists for general manager job

    Earthquakes down to 5 finalists for general manager job

    SAN JOSE — The Earthquakes have identified a former Sunderland AFC sporting director as one of five finalists to replace John Doyle as general manager, a team source said. Lee Congerton is a former Welsh player who headed the English Premier League team Sunderland for about a year. His name first surfaced in an ESPN FC report this weekend.   The only other finalist who has been identified is the Quakes’ technical director Chris Leitch, who has been working with coach Dominic Kinnear in reshaping the roster for 2017. President Dave Kaval told this newspaper last month that he also is looking at Latin American candidates. Doyle was fired in August when it was clear the team would miss the Major

  • Forgotten Black Cats: Sam Aiston
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    Forgotten Black Cats: Sam Aiston

    The flame-haired winger's move from our local rivals barely raised a thought during a quiet summer on Wearside. Paul Bracewell's move across the water took the back pages, joining Sunderland a third time in his career and this time as the assistant to our new gaffer, who had masterminded our escape from relegation only two months beforehand. Although the season would end in positive fashion with a league title, Aiston was handed his chance at in the first team following a mixed-bag of opening results. One win in the opening four games saw Aiston named on the substitute bench in an away game at Ipswich Town, making his debut by replacing Mickey Gray in the 64th minute with Sunderland already staring

  • NewsWipe: Anichebe Set For Nigeria Recall & New SAFC Reporter For City's Newspaper
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    NewsWipe: Anichebe Set For Nigeria Recall & New SAFC Reporter For City's Newspaper

    Victor Anichebe Returns To International Fold Victor Anichebe hasn't played an international match for five years. The 28-year-old has had a stop-start career for his national side, Nigeria, which has, in part, mirrored his domestic progress. But, with the Sunderland striker in red-hot form in the Premier League - earning successive man-of-the-match reviews and scoring three goals in his first two starts of the season coupled with some outstanding assist-play in his other showings - his country has, naturally, been alerted to his reemergence. Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has included Victor Anichebe in a list of European-based players he hopes to entice into his fold for upcoming friendly