We Are Recruiting!

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... [More]

Losing Our Sess Appeal

This summer has been the fifth consecutive transfer window when I have been half expecting, and fully dreading, the news that broke in recent days: that we have sold Stephane Sessegnon. Finally, and perhaps inevitably given the extent of changes that have been made this summer, it happened. Regardless of what else has (or hasn’t) happened this summer... [More]

Set Piece Suckers

Sunderland set piece woes have been the prime catalyst for our poor start to the new campaign. Had we defended these with any real organisation or composure, we would theoretically have at least four points on the board. So where exactly has this huge defensive shortfall stemmed from? Well, one person we certainly can’t blame is Martin O’Neill. [More]

Robbing Peter To Pay Paolo

The door of the transfer window has slammed shut, finally silencing the frantic clamour to sign more and more players. Paulo Di Canio will have to make do with the players he has for the next four months. These include not only those brought in but ones he would have preferred to sell and also missing out on any targets that escaped Roberto De Fanti for whatever reason. [More]

Dossena And Done

After days, weeks and what felt like years at times, the transfer window has been shut - Paolo Di Canio had concluded business and finally, yes finally has signed a left back…permanently! The void was always going to be tough to fill after Danny Rose’s successful season-long loan came to an end as he returned to Tottenham Hotspur but in the name of Andrea Dossena we will now have to trust. [More]

Borini Bundled In

We lost out on a few Plan A’s in the transfer window and Plan B seems to be a directionless flap scouring the loan market for the proverbial ‘stop-gap’ resolution. The old ‘the roof is leaking so stick a bucket under it’ approach. This seems to have been the defining solution for major squad shortfalls in our transfer tactics for a little while now, including this revolution…ish…summer. [More]