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]

Dare to D:Ream

D:Ream told us things can only get better. Gus likes dancing to it and Labour were successful in 1997 using it so fingers crossed it brings similar success to us. Since the song has been adopted things have been getting better. From the dark days at Palace, West Brom and Swansea things could only get better and thankfully they are. [More]

Interview: Why Santiago Vergini Will Improve Sunderland

Argentine defender Santiago Vergini looks set to become Gus Poyet’s second signing of the transfer window, a player he had been scouting for a sometime including whilst managing Brighton. Few will have heard a great deal about the 25 year-old, so we dug up one or two facts as well as asking a man who most certainly does know all about him. [More]

Watmore Do We Want?

After the impressive introduction of a young Duncan Watmore in last week’s F.A. Cup with Budweiser at home to Carlisle, talk immediately began to filter through of how he should now be included in the first team on a regular basis. Of course, that was inevitable, after the former Altrincham forward put in a fantastic cameo performance, which nearly included his first senior goal and injected some much needed energy into a placid home crowd. [More]

Player Ratings: Fulham 1-4 Sunderland

It was a solid team effort but the game was won by two players in particular. No prizes for guessing who but these are the performances that will keep us up should we attain that accolade. Here’s how we rated the individual performances… [More]