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News from Sept04...........

Healy Disaster 30/9/04
Colin Healy has broken his leg for the second time in nine months. After only being back for a week he has broken his leg in the same spot as the previous breakage.

Mick McCarthy said: "I'm absolutely as sick as I could be for Colin and of course we'll do whatever it takes to help him through this."

Kevin Kyle is planning a return during the Christmas period.

Breen to get clean? 29/9/04

Sunderland are set to appeal against the sending off of Gary Breen in last nights match away to Sheffield United. They are to notify the FA of the appeal before noon tomorrow.

Bridges Signs 23/9/04
Micheal Bridges has signed for his second spell at Sunderland on a 3 month loan deal from Bolton Wanderers, with the prospect of signing a permanent deal. Sunderland were interested in him during the summer but Bolton beat all interested clubs to his signature. However, with a second bite at the cherry, Mick now has him and Bridges has been given the number 38 shirt.
Awards for SAFC Players 22/9/04
Two Sunderland players have picked up awards at the Prince's Trust North East Football Awards which took place earlier this week. Firstly, Julio Arca won the North East Football League Player of the Year Award and Kevin Kyle won the North East Young Player of the Year Award.
Well Done and get your sleeves rolled up and do the same this season.....
Williams Set for Cardiff 22/9/04
Darren Williams is set to sign for Cardiff City on a months loan deal. Dazza has been struggling to get a regular place in the Sunderland starting line-up with Stephen Wright and Mark Lynch challenging alongside him.
All the Best Daz
Legend Clough Passes Away 20/9/04
Brian Clough passed away today at the age of 69 after suffering from stomach cancer. Brian Clough was a very successful manager after taking Nottingham Forest and Derby to the top heights of football. He played for Sunderland three sessions before he was forced to retire early due to a knee injury.
Robbo Coming Back 20/9/04
Carl Robinson is making a successful but steady comeback after collecting head and neck injurys during Saturday's match against Preston. Carl Robinson had to be taken to hospital after being stretchered off.
Fees Given 16/9/04
Sunderland look set to be paying more than a 1million on Dean Whitehead, Liam Lawrence and Stephen Elliot who were signed in the summer. This is after a tribunal took place today on how much Sunderland owed the respective clubs.
Darren Carter 16/9/04
Mick McCarthy makes his second signing within a week by signing Birmingham midfielder Darren Carter on loan until December. He is a left-footer who plays in the centre of midfield and Mick is delighted to have him on board.
Sunderland Sign Johnson 10/9/04
Mick McCarthy has completed the signing of Leeds striker Simon Johnson on a months loan deal. Sunderland wanted him to be signed for the match at Gillingham tomorrow which has happened successfully, and has travelled with the squad. He will wear the number 11 shirt for SAFC.
*SIT IN INFO* 9/9/04
All Supporters are being asked if they can participate in a sit in after the Nottingham Forest match at home. It will include anti-murray chants and all banners are welcome. The sit in will last approximately 15 minutes (or untill we get booted out) and although at this initial sit in the numbers might not be great we are hoping that after the first one the numbers will gradually grow as the word spreads more and more. It will be located in the south west corner. This will allow people from the upper concourse's to join in as they can congregate in the area above the south west corner. So when the final whistle blows make your way over to the south west corner with your banners and make some noise. Please help to spread the word, either by mouth or by attatching this to an e-mail and sending it to all your fellow safc supporters.

Thank you for your co-operation.
Please feel free to dicuss the matter on the Mackem Site message forums.
Byfield, Old Friend? 9/9/04
Darren Byfield claims he has no grudges towards Sunderland, despite leaving us in the summer. Byfield had a "half-season" spell at SAFC last season with a total of 17 appearances to co-inside with 5 goals.
Reading Apology 3/9/04
Reading have apologised to the Sunderland supporters that got delayed whilst entering the match last Tuesday. Reading didn't expect for there to be so many fans without tickets, and needing to pay on the day.
Things will change 1/9/04
Mick McCarthy has vowed that he will get it right. Sunderland have got off to an overall bad start to the season, with just one win in six league matches, along with gaining no points away from home.
To visit the news updates from August, please visit the news archive.