Peter Reid & the Wear-Tyne Derby

Twenty years feels like quite a significant milestone, and Peter Reid’s tenure as Sunderland manager was a significant period in my life let alone the club’s history. With another season-defining derby (they all seem to be like that these days) not even a week away, there couldn’t be a better time to reminisce about the two. [More]

Sunderland Stats: Club Record On the Line Against Aston Villa

Sunderland come into this relegation 'six-pointer' on the back of a 1-1 draw against bogey side Hull City and without a win in the last six games in all competitions. Opponents Aston Villa have had an incredible week, beating their local rivals twice, one of which was from a last minute penalty and the other to sent them to Wembley. Sunderland and Aston Villa are no strangers to each other having faced each other a club record 179 times with Villa winning 79 times – this could become a club record if Sunderland lose again. [More]

Sunderland Stats: Impressive Valley Parade and 5th Round Run to Continue?

Sunderland come into this FA Cup 5th Round Tie on the back of a shocking 2-0 defeat at home against travel sick Queens Park Rangers. Opponents Bradford beat MK Dons on Monday and have made a name for themselves in the cup competitions these past couple of years - The Giant Killers. Sunderland's recent record at Valley Parade is quite incredible with Sunderland scoring for fun in their last 5 visits. [More]

Sunderland Stats: Impressive Slain by Swans & QPR Preview

Sunderland come in to this game unbeaten in four after Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Swansea City. Opponents Queens Park Rangers lost their most recent game 1-0 against Southampton. QPR’s away record has been awful this season – losing every away game in the Premier League and losing away to Burton Albion in the League Cup. [More]

Sunderland Stats: Ageless O'Shea & Perfect Penalties

Sunderland come into the game after winning two games in a row for the first time since April/May 2014 when we won four consecutive games during the Greatest Escape. Opponents Swansea won their last game away at Southampton after going 5 games without a win. Captain John O’Shea looks set to play again and continue his run towards a 30 year old club record. [More]