Gus Has a Busy Summer Ahead of Him...

Regardless of whether Sunderland are still a Premiership side in May, Gus Poyet is guaranteed a busy summer. An incredible fourteen players are out of contract at the end of the season, five of whom are currently on loan deals at the Stadium of Light. Crucially however, six of the fourteen are first team regulars. So which players should be rewarded with a new contract, and who need to be looking for a new club? [More]

Postponement - Sunderland Friend or Foe?

After last night’s disappointing postponement thanks to ridiculous and dangerous high winds, I felt compelled to look back at how we faired in previous postponed and rescheduled games for the same reason. Note; I’m just including match postponements, rather than abandoned games such as that infamous home match against Fulham. Do you remember any of these? Have I missed any out? [More]

Manchester City Vs Sunderland: Win, Lose or Draw

Well, the less said about our Hull predictions the better. Let’s be fair – who saw that third minute sending off coming? There is an overwhelming swing to the home side for this one, unsurprisingly, with one or two optimists amongst us who are predicting an unprecedented point. If you are looking for something to stick a quid on…I highly recommend it not being Connor’s! [More]

Manchester City Vs Sunderland: Opposition Analysis

It seems apt that in the build up to Wembley we have a warm up match against our daunting opponents Manchester City. Points for both clubs would be invaluable, but nothing short of three would do for the home side as they seek to re-establish themselves as the Premier League front runners. For us, that defeat against Hull City has left us languishing precariously above the drop zone with arguably the three toughest away games you could ask for, on the trot, to come. A point here, however unlikely, would be a much welcomed bonus. [More]