Paolo Di Canio is sacked. The preverbial roller coaster ride has abruptly halted as the Sunderland hierarchy feel there is something amiss with its direction. How much of this is down to results and how much of this is down to Di Canio’s relationship with the players will likely be revealed in the coming days – you can’t imagine him keeping schtum like Martin O’Neill. [More]
Okay, so my faith was misplaced as well as blind. In an absolutely dreadful afternoon of mediocrity and cruel luck – Sunderland continued their rather depressing start to the season as they were brushed aside by struggling West Brom. Of course, I did get one thing right, as I am pretty sure most of us did – Stephane Sessegnon ran the show and scored. [More]
So, we’re bottom, we’re not doing very well – in fact, as you may have already heard, this is our worst start to a Premier League campaign since 2005. Think about it though…have we really been that bad? The mundane argument of one point out of twelve disregarding how each game has actually panned out only holds so much clout in my doubt of our latest revolution. [More]
As we reflect on what is our worst start to a season since 2005, let me take you away from chomping your nails at the inevitable goal(s) Stephane Sessegnon will score against us for West Brom this weekend. Signed as part of Roy Keane’s raid of the former Manchester United players dustbin, Baggies saviour Kieran Richardson cost us a hefty £5.5 million price tag and god knows how much in wages. Did he ever repay that? Well, maybe just about…ish. [More]
It would be incredibly easy to boil yesterday’s game down to a single moment, or the fact that David Vaughan is not good enough to play in a two man midfield – if we don't know that already, which we should. There was something, or someone, completely different who stood out in our 1-3 defeat against Arsenal. [More]
After a summer of discontent for our former captain, Lee Cattermole has declared himself fit to return to the first team – with potentially an appearance on Saturday against Arsenal. So, the question which immediately pops to mind – do we need him?
Evidentially… yes! We wrote a little bit about our central midfield plight in our piece regarding Ki Sung-Yeung, and whilst it is the likely weekend debutant... [More]