Allardyce Targets Massive Boost, Wary of Reaction from Stoke City Who Are Either Coasting, Crocked or Copped Out

With Sunderland now only needing to match or better the results of Newcastle and Norwich until the rest of the season to stay up, it all seems so simple right? The efforts of the last two games have taken their toll on the nerves of all of us but so far our players somehow seem to be thriving on the pressure. Saturday against Stoke is another huge game and a result would deliver a colossal blow to our rivals. [More]

Can Defoe be Saved? The Curious & Cruel Curse of Sunderland’s Player of the Season award

No surprises at last night’s bash at the Stadium of Light, with Jermain Defoe picking up the Supporters Association Player of the Season and Duncan Watmore the Young Player award. There are no arguments here - quite correct and well deserved for both. But, there’s a dark side to the honour. An unspoken curse that has struck repeatedly over the years to those who have picked up the award. [More]

Advocaat Poised to take Full Control at Feyenoord with Sunderland's Damning Words Ringing in his Ears.

Whilst it's not quite the time to carry out a post mortem into this season just yet, there have been some telling noises from Sunderland's top scorer and manager about the state of the playing squad that Dick Advocaat walked out on. In other news Newcastle's mini revival is no surprise to Big Sam with all eyes on Anfield on Saturday. [More]

The Absurd, Troublesome 'woes' of Arsenal. From a Sunderland Fan's Perspective

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger this week reiterated his desire to stay in charge of the Gunners next season. At the same time there were mutterings that Arsenal fans were going to walk out of last night’s game at the Emirates or not bother showing up at all. As we prepare to welcome our next opponents to the Stadium of Light, it’s hard to find any common ground with Arsenal fans these days. [More]

How Sam Allardyce won the Battle of Carrow Road. Norwich now have to beat themselves

It was a massive result which may yet prove pivotal in the relegation fortunes of Norwich, Sunderland and Newcastle. This round of the battle was resoundingly won by Sam Allardyce. Allardyce, veteran of more than a quarter of century in management, proved his mettle against youthful opponent Alex Neil. [More]