Cast your minds back to the trip to the KC where, on the hour mark, referee Mike Dean brandished a tenth yellow card of the season to Lee Cattermole. The two game suspension carried with it left many cursing another Cattermole absence, after only recently returning from injury. The upside is, however, that the former skipper will return for the crucial derby against Newcastle at the start of April.
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On the ninth minute this Saturday, Sunderland fans are invited to join the West Brom supporters in a minute's applause as the Baggies unveil a large banner reading 'Justice for Jeff'. The family contacted us to help spread the word and here is their message.
Undeniably, Sunderland’s biggest problem this season has been in front of goal, with the club the third lowest in terms of goals scored across England. Predictably, this has led to speculation over whose fault it is and how best to fix it, quickly.
It's been a pretty decent build up to Christmas hasn't it?
Recognition outside the Stadium of Light has been a long time coming for Lee Cattermole, a player who has come of age under Gus Poyet. Yesterday he grabbed the 2014 North East Football Writer's Player of the Year award.
What's that you say? Sunderland drew? Well that was completely unexpected and against form. Here is our player ratings.
Thankfully the international break is over so we can start talking about important football things again. The away game against Leicester is on the horizon, but first, we thought we would round up all the interesting news from the last few days.
More things have been said all week. We've scoured through and picked out a selection for you to loo
Okay so we downloaded William Hill's 433 app to join their charity Blogger League and represent SAFC - the winner of which gets a whopping £4,333 for their charity of choice. One week in and being honest we are completely useless. Rock bottom of the fifteen entrants. So, rather than risking Howard-Wilkinson-embarrassment we're aiming for a Gus-Poyet-miracle, but this isn't going to happen on our own so we need your help...