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]

Since Sunderland last won at home: Trump hadn't even been inaugurated!

The season has barely begun, but already it is looking like it cannot come to an end soon enough for sleepy Sunderland. Remember the last home win? If so, you have a good memory. George Michael and Rick Parfitt were still alive, we were still awaiting the inauguration of Donald Trump and Clean Bandit, Louis Tomlinson and Little Mix were duking it out for the coveted Christmas number one spot. [More]