The top and bottom of it - how Sunderland compare with the likes of Aston Villa, Leeds and QPR

As we all know, you can't read too much into opening day results, and in the most unpredictable league in the world that could not be truer. However following the weekends games, looking more so at squad quality and experience, here is a quick rundown on how I expect the championship season to unfold. [More]

Player Ratings: Football is back! And we had fun for once...

We didn't lose! Not just that, but Sunderland put in a solid shift against one of our stronger opponents in this league. The second half was more of a stalemate, but we were easily the better side in the first. Ultimately a sloppy goal cost us, but how did the players - including six debutants - fair overall? [More]

Let's pretend everything is fine and look back at the 36 who led Sunderland to Championship glory

What better way to look forward to these season blindly than by pretending it is all going to be okay? In 2006/07, Roy Keane led us to Championship glory and 36 different players were used over the course of that season - can you name them all? Scroll down and click the green PLAY button to give it a shot. [More]