Match Report & Analysis: Sunderland 0-2 Hull City

Optimism was flying around the Stadium of Light as if it was hugging us tightly and promising to never let us go. After beating Newcastle 3-0 again away from home it seemed as if nothing could stop us on our march to safety and what better way to top of the past couple of weeks than to stick it to Steve Bruce and his constant commentary on 10th place finishing. I predicted 3-1 for this and I predicted Jozy Altidore to score too. I predicted Altidore to score a couple...I need to stop predicting things. [More]

Sunderland Vs Hull City: Win, Lose or Draw?

Scores on the doors ladies and gents - we're a very confident bunch this weekend with everyone predicting a home win. I remain the only person to get all the results right...yet I am not top - who made these daft rules up! 1 point for the correct result, three for the correct score. [More]

Sunderland Vs Hull City: Opposition Analysis

If you were given a choice of two teams to remedy a relatively poor (league) home form, excluding the Mags and Manchester City of course, the smart answer would be Stoke City and tomorrow’s opponent’s Hull City. Like the Potters, they have managed just five points away from home out of a possible 36. So, this should be a walk in the park, right? Hmm... [More]

Top Four Former Players for Both Sunderland & Hull City

Now, I did aim for five former players because it’s a much nicer number. However, there isn’t exactly a wealth of quality to choose from. There is no way I’m advocating ‘the Curse of Kilbane’ or Michael Bridges being part of a ‘best of list’. So, here are our top four players who have represented both Sunderland and Hull City…if I’ve missed anyone who was actually good – please say so! [More]

Guest Post: How Jordan Henderson has Transformed at Liverpool

Put this pressure on yourself, you’re transferred for huge money by a Kop legend in Kenny Dalglish, and you’re playing for one of the most iconic clubs in league history. All of that by 21, big things for Jordan Henderson, and he gets to train at Melwood. Not a bad way to further your career. Most of the problem with Jordan at the beginning of his career with the Reds was he was so young, and came in with that huge transfer fee. He wasn’t playing with a number on his back, he was playing with a target on his back. Henderson was offered to Fulham at the end of the Transfer window two years ago, that would have brought in Clint Dempsey. So he had to improve. [More]