Player Ratings: Battling performance against Sheff Wed but draw was all we were going to get

Sunderland's opening fixtures have been tough so to be unbeaten is a canny achievement for a side nobody really expected would trouble the top of the Championship. Yesterday's performance away to Sheff Wednesday was excellent up to a point, but the players really faded away in the second half to the extent a point was all we were ever going to get. Time for you to rate the players and you can do so by scrolling down. [More]

Sunderland to do a Southampton? It's the only way but it's a long way

In this transfer window we've once again seen ridiculous sums of money splashed about, particularly by big clubs, however we've now got clubs like Watford and Southampton spending upwards of £20m pounds on players. Clubs, which in an ideal world, we should be competing with. In this article I take a look at the drastic steps needed to change Sunderland's fortunes and once again become a decent Premier League side. [More]