The Lamine Kone Impact

After spending most of the January transfer window pursuing his man, Sam Allardyce seems delighted with Lamine Kone's impact and has joined Younes Kaboul in lavishing praise on the Ivorian. Has Kone made the impact we are being led to believe? [More]

Crunch time for Sunderland as the relegation battle heats up

It’s do or die time for Sam Allardyce and Sunderland. The Black Cats picked up yet another draw against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday to keep their survival hopes alive. In fact, Sunderland have lost just one of their last seven matches – a statistic that shows just how desperately the Black Cats are fighting right now. [More]

The Myth of Sunderland’s Midfield

At 2pm on Saturday Wearside let out a collective sigh at the matchday line up. The inclusion of Lee Cattermole alongside Jan Kirchhoff and Yann M’Vila had sparked fears Sunderland were setting up too defensively for another must-win game. [More]