Not so long ago it was an absolute chore writing about Sunderland.
Wahbi Khazri says the presence of Yann M'Vila at Saint-Etienne was a big reason he opted to sign for Les Verts.
Turns out the mystery midfielder Sunderland have lodged a bid for is actually George Evans of Reading.
Another slightly concerning pre-season game against Non-League opposition this afternoon as Sunderland labour against Hartlepool.
Julio Arca was Gareth Southgate's first signing when the England boss was manager at Middlesbrough.
Sunderland's first team squad landed back at Ponteland airport yesterday afternoon.
World Cup fever reaches a peak this afternoon as England take on Sweden in the Quarter-finals. Henderson and Pickford may be flying the flag for Wearside, but there's been a load of Sunderland-related stuff going on at this tournament.
You'll have to wait a couple more weeks to get your hands on Sunderland's new kit for the 2018/19 season but you'll get a glimpse next week.
Former Sunderland midfielder Sebastian Larsson has hinted he may hang up his international boots at the end of the World Cup. He's hoping that retirement won't be announced on Saturday night.
Lamine Kone, Papy Djilobodji and Didier Ndong have failed to make it to Sunderland's pre-season trip to Portugal. The club are said to be considering disciplinary action against the latter pair.