Player Ratings: Home discomfort means Hull draw far from ideal - who was at fault?

With the start we have made to the Championship season, dropping another two points is far from welcome. Away points are always welcome and, on paper, today's draw with Hull was a good point. However, considering our home discomfort, David Meyler's goal - assisted by another ex Black Cat Frazier Campbell - hurts. Time to rate the players! [More]

Line up predictions: two changes expected for Sunderland against Hull

Of the five clubs relegated from the top flight over the last two seasons, only Middlesbrough find themselves in the top half of the table after seven games. Even Sunderland are closer to that accolade than Boro are to the summit of England's second tier, perhaps an example of difficult 'bouncing back' is. [More]