As crazy as it sounds, not only did Sunderland win - but we didn't concede either. I am still unsure exactly how I am supposed to react in such a situation, but let's hope it's the start of many this season. We edged past a resilient Bury side to ensure we were in the most ridiculous cup draw process of all time. We're playing Carlisle, I think, away, I also think. Anyway, scroll down to rate the players from yesterday. [More]

Grabban debut goal the 16th since 2000 - can you name the rest?

Lewis Grabban grabbed Sunderland's only goal of the game on Friday night, becoming the 16th debutant goal scorers for the club since 2000. As it's Wednesday night, clearly it's quiz night - and what better a quiz than debut goal scorers? You've got five minutes to name them all, scroll down and click the green PLAY button to have a crack. [More]

The top and bottom of it - how Sunderland compare with the likes of Aston Villa, Leeds and QPR

As we all know, you can't read too much into opening day results, and in the most unpredictable league in the world that could not be truer. However following the weekends games, looking more so at squad quality and experience, here is a quick rundown on how I expect the championship season to unfold. [More]