Sour Milk

Sunderland’s recent performances in the League Cup are hardly a new phenomenon, the competition has been a thorn in the side for the club since its beginnings in the early 1960s as a way to exploit the new attraction of midweek floodlit games. A semi-final was reached in 1963, but this was when several top teams refused to play, seeing the competition as some still do as unwanted fixture congestion. [More]

Sunderland Vs MK Dons: Match Analysis & Player Ratings

Having suffered at the hands of lower league teams in the past I'm sure nobody really expected our match against MK Dons to be open and shut, but not many of us would have predicted the way yesterday’s game panned out.We were not at the races for most of the game but thankfully we had enough quality... [More]

Southampton Vs Sunderland: Tactical Analysis & Player Ratings

Second game of season, second time to be outdone by a set piece, except this time, Sunderland did manage to score from a set piece. The team had looked set for their third straight win at St Mary’s thanks to Emanuele Giaccherini’s early headed (yes headed) goal from a Seb Larsson corner, until Jose Fonte grabbed a 88th minute equaliser from a free kick. [More]

Away Day Diaries: Southampton

Me and my mate Peddles have been looking forward to this match ever since the fixture list came out. Like a kid on Christmas Eve - the night before I couldn't sleep due to the excitement of watching the lads play. So I got up about 8:30 and made sure I had a decent breakfast. Lucky charms and a pint of Fosters – what every 27 year old (should) eat! [More]

Match Report: Southampton 1-1 Sunderland

Sunderland began their away campaign all the way down to the south coast against a Southampton side who haven’t got the better of the Black Cats for over a decade. This by no means made us the favourites, rather we were tipped by most to come away from St Mary’s with that familiar wooden spoon. [More]

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]