Cardiff 2-2 Sunderland: Match Analysis & Reaction

Now this is all just getting really, really ridiculous. How is a person supposed to lead a happy, healthy lifestyle in tandem with enduring relentless torture every time Sunderland step on the pitch? Incredibly, we play the worst 75 minutes of football since our last trip to Wales, yet somehow score two away goals in one game for the first time this season to rescue a point – creeping ever closer to safety. [More]

Cardiff Vs Sunderland: Prediction & Preview

From absolutely nowhere, Sunderland have set themselves up with a massive opportunity to get their heads above water as early as New Year’s Day. Today's fixture away against Cardiff could see us climb off the bottom and even level on points with 17th, followed by a home game with Aston Villa. So what exactly are our chances of coming away from the Cardiff City Stadium with three points? [More]

Everton 0-1 Sunderland: Player Ratings

The bigger bonus than your Christmas box I’m sure, this was such an enormous and unexpected win. Simple maths would have you realise if we lost as we were expected to we’d be six points adrift. No prizes for guessing who got our man of the match… [More]

Everton 0-1 Sunderland: Match Analysis & Reaction

Wey, we’ve only gone and beaten Everton away. Perhaps we didn’t do it with much panache and we certainly rode our luck throughout the second half – but for once this ride on the fickle lady didn’t end before full time. A win made even more gargantuan by Palace and Fulham’s irritating away victories, but we are just three points away from safety. [More]

Everton Vs Sunderland: Prediction & Preview

First of all, I hope you all had a brilliant Christmas, full of good company, good food and festive cheer. It's back to the grind as far as being a Sunderland fan is concerned and our Boxing Day clash should be dubbed a 'bonus' game, if such a thing can be afforded given the gaping black hole in front of us. Everton expect to win, we expect to lose, everyone else expects us to lose and other than good old fashioned faith there is no convincing evidence to suggest everyone will be wrong. [More]

Sunderland 0-0 Norwich: Player Ratings

I'm really trying my best not to be generous with these ratings, such is my overwhelming frustration. However, the fact is overall we were not poor, but we relied on players who were poor to win us this match. Perhaps it's players who take the brunt of the blame, but maybe Gus Poyet deserves a little criticism. That is purely in hindsight mind, I don't think too many were arguing with the team selection before kick-off. [More]