Birmingham's untimely back-to-back wins have made Sunderland's victory all the more important. Had we lost, we'd be eight points adrift and effectively relegated.
Vroom. Ping. Ahh. Tick tock. Wallop. Oof. Awooga. Awooga. Awooga. What am I on about? Nee idea. Just like I have nee idea how last night happened.
Yet another suspension and an untimely injury for Joel Asoro means we're guaranteed to see at least two changes from the side that surrendered so typically to Preston.
Towards the end of February 1997, Sunderland were among a cluster of teams fighting to pull themselves clear of the Premier League’s relegation zone. Two divisions below, a striker in his early 20s called Kevin Phillips had just returned to action for Watford following a year out injured.
Another week goes by and another defeat. The sad thing is, I wrote that opening line in my head even before a ball was kicked against Preston on Saturday – such is the predictability of it all.
At 20 league games, we compare Chris Coleman’s start as boss to previous Sunderland managers.
Chris Coleman will be forced into a minimum of three changes for the visit of Preston.
How many points have Sunderland’s stoppers cost the club this season? We bring you the answer.
Papy Djilobodji spent last summer being generally laughed at and was waved au revoir with a 'don't c
Kazenga LuaLua did sign for Sunderland, you may have forgotten about that, and he may play some football tomorrow.