Reasons to be Optimistic: A is for…

Sunday afternoon’s goalless draw gave most on Wearside the belief that this was to be yet another relegation escape. Holding Champions League chasing Arsenal, no matter their form or fans frustration, to a point was enough to lift Sunderland out of the relegation zone for only the second time since November. Even with Newcastle hitting form at a concerning time, there’s plenty to be optimistic about for Sunderland. [More]

Allardyce Targets Massive Boost, Wary of Reaction from Stoke City Who Are Either Coasting, Crocked or Copped Out

With Sunderland now only needing to match or better the results of Newcastle and Norwich until the rest of the season to stay up, it all seems so simple right? The efforts of the last two games have taken their toll on the nerves of all of us but so far our players somehow seem to be thriving on the pressure. Saturday against Stoke is another huge game and a result would deliver a colossal blow to our rivals. [More]

Can Defoe be Saved? The Curious & Cruel Curse of Sunderland’s Player of the Season award

No surprises at last night’s bash at the Stadium of Light, with Jermain Defoe picking up the Supporters Association Player of the Season and Duncan Watmore the Young Player award. There are no arguments here - quite correct and well deserved for both. But, there’s a dark side to the honour. An unspoken curse that has struck repeatedly over the years to those who have picked up the award. [More]

Player Ratings: Arsenal Stutter, Sunderland Finally Out of the Bottom Three - who gets the Plaudits?

There may be a part of you ruing the lack of a winner, but let's not underestimate the maginitude of the point earned by Sunderland at the Stadium of Light today. In arguably our toughest fixture remaining, we haul ourselves out of the bottom three with an excellent performance. [More]