Player Ratings: Battling performance against Sheff Wed but draw was all we were going to get

Sunderland's opening fixtures have been tough so to be unbeaten is a canny achievement for a side nobody really expected would trouble the top of the Championship. Yesterday's performance away to Sheff Wednesday was excellent up to a point, but the players really faded away in the second half to the extent a point was all we were ever going to get. Time for you to rate the players and you can do so by scrolling down. [More]

Player Ratings: WE WON A FOOTBALL MATCH Y'KNOW

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]

Player Ratings: Football is back! And we had fun for once...

We didn't lose! Not just that, but Sunderland put in a solid shift against one of our stronger opponents in this league. The second half was more of a stalemate, but we were easily the better side in the first. Ultimately a sloppy goal cost us, but how did the players - including six debutants - fair overall? [More]

Let's pretend everything is fine and look back at the 36 who led Sunderland to Championship glory

What better way to look forward to these season blindly than by pretending it is all going to be okay? In 2006/07, Roy Keane led us to Championship glory and 36 different players were used over the course of that season - can you name them all? Scroll down and click the green PLAY button to give it a shot. [More]