Why Sunderland Can Only Be a Temporary Stop for Argentinian This Summer

Sam Allardyce was radically proactive in shifting Sunderland’s deadwood in the January transfer window. Out went big money signings of the Martin O’Neill, Paolo Di Canio (/Roberto Di Fanti) and Gus Poyet eras, with the likes of Steven Fletcher and Danny Graham heading for pastures new to while away the remainder of their Sunderland contracts. Yet Big Sam’s job is far from done, with a number of returning loanees heading back to Wearside this summer. For many, however, it’ll only be a temporary stop. [More]

Two Sunderland Players Make the Grade as Defoe Misses Out

Sunderland's resurgence in the second half of the season and their escape from relegation led to calls for Jermain Defoe to be included in Roy Hodgson's Euro 2016 squad and for Fabio Borini and Vito Mannone to be given a chance to impress Italy's Antonio Conte before the final squad line ups are announced on May 31st. [More]