Sacrificing Sess

Among all of Sunderland's transfer comings and goings, nothing has divided fans more than on whether Stephane Sessegnon should be sacrificed to help pay for a much-need playmaker capable of “unlocking the doors”. There has also been conflicting interpretations about various comments made by Paolo Di Canio regarding whether the arguably most talented player in the team remains firmly in his plans. [More]

Preview: Southampton Vs Sunderland

After a surprising loss on the opening day of the season last week Sunderland will look to bounce back against Southampton in their first away game of the season. The Black Cats will make the long journey south looking to bag their first points of the season after impressing against Fulham at the Stadium of Light, only narrowly losing by 1-0. [More]

You Be Goose - I Am Mavrias

Not going to apologise for the headline...regardless of the fact that I should... Perhaps this signing is a little bit odd, given the need for a left back and a creative midfielder - as well as the lack of remaining transfer clout for Sunderland. To be fair though, this transfer has been in the pipeline for a long time and the money spent here is likely to have been accounted for well over a month ago. [More]

What You Booing At Man?

I thought that the smattering of boos that could clearly be heard at the Stadium of Light on Saturday beggared belief. It seems that a sizeable minority of our fans have simply got into the habit of booing any negative result against any team they feel we should be beating, regardless of levels of commitment, or overall performance. This is one of the newest and most unappealing of traits of modern football. [More]

Sunderland Vs Fulham: Tactical Analysis & Player Ratings

Saturday ladies and gentleman is what we are all about. Building up the optimism, new signings, money thrown about – a promise of change. Then, the whistle blows and we find ourselves ultimately disappointed once again. Do not let the shadow completely shroud your judgement, yesterday was the beginning of something which could turn out very exciting indeed. [More]

Match Report: Sunderland 0-1 Fulham

Sunderland pay heavy price for wasted chances Sunderland fell to a sucker punch from Fulham on the opening day of the season at the Stadium of Lights after dominating the first half but losing their way and confidence in the second. The team paid a heavy price for wasted chances when Pajtim Kasami headed home from a corner on 52 minutes for the only goal of the game to the dismay of the 43,905 crowd. [More]