Ethan's Report: Ref had impact but Sunderland never looked like winning Cardiff visit

Sunderland faced the visit of Cardiff City and before the game fans knew it would be a tough test, Neil Warnock’s high flying Bluebirds sat in third place before kick off but hadn’t won a game in three - better than Sunderland who haven’t won in 5. Sunderland fans haven’t seen a win on home soil since a 1-0 victory against Watford in December 2016. [More]

Player Ratings: Another defeat snatched from the jaws of actual points

Can't really think of many more ways to describe how awful Sunderland are without repeating myself. Simon Grayson reckons that we're not too good to go down. Sunderland. Not too good to play in League One. How did it come to this? Time to rate the players, scroll down a little to do so. [More]

Ethan's Report: Sunderland end losing streak but poor tactics costly

Sunderland went into the game with only one fit senior striker after Lewis Grabban’s injury against Forest midweek. Adam Matthews retained his place in the starting 11 as did new boys Jonny Williams, Marc Wilson and Callum McManaman whilst Lamine Kone came in for Tyias Browning who ultimately cost the match on Tuesday night. [More]
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Away Day Diaries: Crystal Palace

There are not many days where waking up at 4 o’clock is a good thing, however this time I had Crystal Palace away to look forward too. You have to start with the standard away day breakfast - bacon sarnie and the first tin of the day! Is it slightly worrying that this was at 4:30am? The taxi arrived at 5:20am and off we went - picking up the other lads on the way heading straight to Newcastle Central Station. [More]

We Got The Ki, We Got The Secret

Let me start by pointing out that I at no point during this piece want to indicate central midfield is our only issue. Far from it, but the answer to Paolo Di Canio’s cry for a creative midfielder seems to have arrived as Ki Sung-Yeung joins us on loan from Swansea City. I’d be surprised if the need for a creative midfielder has been overlooked by any Sunderland fan, but let me underline the shortfall our current midfielders don’t seem capable of overcoming. [More]

Preview: Crystal Palace Vs Sunderland

Three games, that’s all – three games and I am already scratching my head wondering what on earth is going on. Nothing makes any sense to me at the moment and quite frankly I am starting to get a little bit scared. Can you get more contrasting performances? What on earth was happening on Tuesday? My mind hurts. Anyway, here we come again London. [More]

Away Day Diaries: Southampton

Me and my mate Peddles have been looking forward to this match ever since the fixture list came out. Like a kid on Christmas Eve - the night before I couldn't sleep due to the excitement of watching the lads play. So I got up about 8:30 and made sure I had a decent breakfast. Lucky charms and a pint of Fosters – what every 27 year old (should) eat! [More]

Match Report: Southampton 1-1 Sunderland

Sunderland began their away campaign all the way down to the south coast against a Southampton side who haven’t got the better of the Black Cats for over a decade. This by no means made us the favourites, rather we were tipped by most to come away from St Mary’s with that familiar wooden spoon. [More]

You Be Goose - I Am Mavrias

Not going to apologise for the headline...regardless of the fact that I should... Perhaps this signing is a little bit odd, given the need for a left back and a creative midfielder - as well as the lack of remaining transfer clout for Sunderland. To be fair though, this transfer has been in the pipeline for a long time and the money spent here is likely to have been accounted for well over a month ago. [More]