Match Report & Analysis: Sunderland 2-2 Southampton

The early kick off would have been a great game for the neutrals, but it’s one which leaves both sets of fans frustrated. Saints fans watched as their team throw away a two goal advantage, whereas Sunderland will feel disappointed not to have completed the turnaround following their second half performance. In fairness, the draw was probably the right result. [More]

Duh Fanti Departs

Roberto De Fanti has been axed as Sunderland’s Director of Football in remarkably quick fashion. Rumours were rife as this afternoon grew old and were promptly confirmed by the club’s recent statement that they have ‘parted company’ with the Italian. This move, whilst surely welcomed by most, certainly throws up an awful lot of questions. [More]

Opposition Analysis: Southampton

With Nicola Cortese's [former Southampton chairman] resignation and Mauricio Pochettiho's previous vocal allegiances to follow the Italian banker should he leave, any Sunderland fan could have been forgiven for suggestions it's a good time to play the Saints. As it turns out, Pochettino is going nowhere and it's probably safer to suggest the situation will have little - if any - effect on our opposition. [More]