I am not quite sure how Lee Cattermole may be feeling after being wooed by a snappy-dressed Italian suitor last week. Did their eyes meet across a crowded room or was it more showered in broken crockery? Perhaps he is as enchanted as in the Rogers and Hart love song 'Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered,' which some may be thinking.
It’s been over ten years since we last witnessed the delightful and prolific partnership of Kevin Phillips and Niall Quinn terrorise the Premier League with their little and large combination on top of their goal score abilities. The memory of the pair scoring against Newcastle will forever be etched in my mind for the rest of my life, quite simply, they were idolised, and rightly so, during their time at the club.
Paolo Di Canio’s stint as Sunderland manager was short lived. It was both delightful as it was depressing. Intriguing as it was infuriating. Exciting as it was…erm…unforgettable. You will not get a more memorable 13 games out of any other manager – let me tell you that! As an ode to the Italian madman, we felt obliged to diarise his time in the hot seat.
We Are Wearside is quickly gaining pace and we need to keep on top of the bottomless topics that our great club so generously provides.We’re looking to recruit a couple of proactive and talented writers into our blog team to help keep the site brimming with content. You don’t need to be an experienced blogger...
There are not many days where waking up at 4 o’clock is a good thing, however this time I had Crystal Palace away to look forward too. You have to start with the standard away day breakfast - bacon sarnie and the first tin of the day! Is it slightly worrying that this was at 4:30am? The taxi arrived at 5:20am and off we went - picking up the other lads on the way heading straight to Newcastle Central Station.
We are a blog and opinion site focusing on trying to waste as much of your time as possible. Whether that be immersing yourselves in our blissfully insightful (ignorant?) ramblings or using our other website features – we are here to be everything you need when it comes to Sunderland AFC opinions!I’ll get this out the way; we are not going to be the first to report a new transfer link, or signing, or sale. We are not journalists – we are fans, giving fans a place to be a fan. Let me apologise if that made you reach for the sick bucket.
There is no doubt that this summer has been simultaneously one of the most interesting and confusing that I can recall for the club. A comprehensive restructure has been enacted, with scouts of international renown brought in to deliver a brave new approach to player recruitment. A huge number of names have been linked with us...
With Charis Mavrias soon expected to join Adam Johnson and David Moberg-Karlsson in Paolo Di Canio's options on the right flank, it is fairly apparent to all of us that Sebastian Larsson is no longer seen as a right midfielder by the manager. His pace is not what it used to be and without that trait, he doesn't really seem to fit into Di Canio's sharp, quick attacking strategy. The manager prefers the idea of having inverted wingers – hence Adam Johnson being seen as a right-sided player with his deadly left foot – and Larsson’s style of play would not be suited to being deployed on either wing as long as this game plan is kept intact.
We are just over a month old and its time things got serious!We hope you have been enjoying the website content so far and today we’ve released part of We Are Wearside’s many faces! You can now search through a complete list of current and former Sunderland AFC players here. You can also see a current squad list here.All our player pages have the functionality to comment, so if you have any interesting stories or memories about any former SAFC player, please go to our player pages, find that player and tell that story!