Watmore's Absence has been a setback - now he's back with Grabban soon to follow

It's been a season of struggle so far for Sunderland in the Championship and injuries have played a huge part in the mounting problems on Wearside. Simon Grayson took charge in the summer and was tasked with turning things around, but so far it hasn't gone according to plan for the Yorkshireman. [More]

Maybe not just Watmore - will Lewis Grabban help ignite Sunderland's season?

Sunderland’s exit from the Premier League last season came as no surprise to those who follow the club. After years of flirting with the drop, the arrival of David Moyes instilled a negative atmosphere at the Stadium of Light that turned evermore bitter as the calamitous term unfolded. [More]

Steed isn't from France...can you name all 20 countries of birth for these Sunderland players?

Nothing much to enjoy ourselves with as far as football is concerned, so let's take a well earned detour from this season for another quiz. This week, we're looking for you to name the country of birth for the below 20 current or former Sunderland players. That's where they were born, not who they represented at national level. Five minutes - scroll down and click PLAY to have a bash! [More]