Vito Mannone Vs Simon Mignolet

Vito Mannone has by far and away been the brightest star in our gritty squad, sending us to Wembley amongst other heroics and I’d be surprised if anyone would contradict that belief. It isn’t the first time Sunderland have relied heavily on the man between the sticks and last season our Premier League survival was almost exclusively secured by now Liverpool number one Simon Mignolet. I was gutted when we lost our Belgian keeper, he was so pivotal to our season, as is Mannone to this season – so who is the better goal keeper? [More]

How Our Relegation Rivals Look as the Window Slams Shut

Clubs in the bottom half had a busy January as they attempted to sign the players capable of keeping them out of the bottom three in May, and before we hammered Newcastle yet again (had to get that in there) there was the small matter of deadline day to deal with. So which clubs were able to bring in the players they needed, and which clubs face a long second half of the season? [More]

Match Report & Analysis: Newcastle United 0-3 Sunderland

That’s three derby wins in a row, the first since 1923 and the first double since 1976. Wow. Incredible feat. There was always an air of optimism on Wearside given our recent endeavours and those events which shrouded our neighbours with doubt. Absolutely everything we felt might go our way did. [More]

Newcastle United Vs Sunderland: Win, Lose or Draw?

Well, we did alright against Stoke! Michael even predicted the scorecast but unfortunately the dog ate his betting slip…shame. Martin managed to pull out a cheeky 1-0er too and leads the way. Anyway, round 3, three points for the correct score and one point for the correct result. No prizes for guessing which score line is the most popular in the We Are Wearside camp… [More]

Opposition Analysis: Newcastle United Vs Sunderland

Can you remember a better fortnight being a Sunderland fan? I’m not sure if I can. We’ve all cracked the odd joke that the result of this match doesn’t matter massively to us, but, we all know that’s a load of tosh. Imagine getting to Wembley, out of the relegation zone AND doing the double over the Mags? Ha way man, you couldn't write a better fortnight if you tried. [More]