Bad Love, but Surprising Positives: Things We Learned from Sunderland 1-2 Middlesbrough

Sunderland’s home campaign kicked off in the usual demoralising, frustrating fashion today, as David Moyes’ side lost the Wear-Tees derby. For all Sunderland’s dominance, Middlesbrough were rarely threatened and, between a wonder strike and a lack of quality from the hosts, it was a comfortable win in the end. With a new-look Sunderland on display, here’s what we learned. [More]

At least FIVE Changes Expected for Sunderland Against Middlesbrough

Sunderland's preparation for our first home game of the season could not have been worse with many players now unavailable leaving David Moyes with surely the smallest squad in the league to chose from. A competent display against Manchester City should have bred confidence within the squad - but the starting eleven will no doubt look much different. [More]