SAFC Loan Eleven - the Defence

Sunderland have had undeniable success in the loan market this year, with Ki Sung-Yueng, Fabio Borini and Marcos Alonso all establishing themselves on Wearside. But what is SAFC’s best loan team? In the first of three parts, we’ll look at some of our best defensive loan signings. [More]

Is JOS the Right Man to Lead us at Wembley?

I am partial to a piece of humble pie. I wrote back in the beginning of October that John O’Shea should be stripped of the captain’s armband, advocating that his influence on the pitch wasn’t enough to warrant the accolade and lambasting his naïve and hesitant defending. Ask most Sunderland fans regarding the most talented defender in red and white and they will invariably point to Wes Brown (and quite right they should do so) – but it’s about time O’Shea gets a huge pat on the back. It’s took a while, but I’ve prised my own foot out of my mouth to do just that. [More]

Gus Has a Busy Summer Ahead of Him...

Regardless of whether Sunderland are still a Premiership side in May, Gus Poyet is guaranteed a busy summer. An incredible fourteen players are out of contract at the end of the season, five of whom are currently on loan deals at the Stadium of Light. Crucially however, six of the fourteen are first team regulars. So which players should be rewarded with a new contract, and who need to be looking for a new club? [More]

Postponement - Sunderland Friend or Foe?

After last night’s disappointing postponement thanks to ridiculous and dangerous high winds, I felt compelled to look back at how we faired in previous postponed and rescheduled games for the same reason. Note; I’m just including match postponements, rather than abandoned games such as that infamous home match against Fulham. Do you remember any of these? Have I missed any out? [More]