2-1 We Beat the Scum 2-1...Match Analysis & Player Ratings

Was it through divine intervention after Pope Francis was gifted with a Sunderland shirt? Or the meal bonding exercise paid for by Guy Poyet to build up team spirit? Whatever it was, the controversial team selection made by the Uruguayan head coach certainly paid off to put the club back onto the road of recovery with a 2-1 win against the arch-enemies that was about much more than bragging rights. [More]

We Must Win - But Can We?

It’s that time again, the sickening yet inspiring experience of the Tyne Wear Derby. I would hope I am not alone in saying that this is a surreal day in the football calendar. The dread and excitement build up in tandem. I remember everything, even tiniest details of the day and match but each memory seems like it was a lifetime ago. Even last season’s infamous 0-3 seems as long ago as Super Kev’s winner in ’99 like they have been bundled into their own memory bank separate from the rest of football. Precious memories that they are. [More]

Swansea 4-0 Sunderland: Match Analysis & Player Ratings

New manager, same old Sunderland, this does not look good at all. Of course, patience will have to be taken into account, but announcing Gus Poyet as head coach was supposed to bring a huge uplift which there was little sign of. To lose 4-0 to a side who have not won in their last eight domestic home games just sums up our luck and avoiding relegation is the only priority now. [More]

Swansea Preview: We Can Play This Way

It really will be a fascinating game of football tomorrow at the Liberty Stadium. A team ripped from its roots and replanted on unchartered ground against one which seems snug in its set up. Swansea City took just two seasons to establish themselves as a Premier League club and that status seems under no threat whatsoever, whilst we are still desperately trying to find a genuine and permanent solution to our ever gaping cracks after treble the time. [More]

Interview: Swansea Viewpoint

Gus Poyet is to take first bow as Sunderland boss at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday. We have enjoyed reasonable success against the Swans since their arrival in the Premier League, unbeaten in four games. We caught up with Jules from Swansea City’s best fansite SwansFC (@swansfc) to ask him about our current plight, Poyet, the Europa League and of course this weekend’s match. [More]

Sunderland 1-2 Manchester United: Match Analysis & Player Ratings

Oh to be a Sunderland fan. Exhausting, it’s not even frustrating anymore – I’m just worn out. The misplaced optimism is starting to take its toll and you get the sense we really need to be rescued by someone. It was pretty irritating when you think that Manchester United, even when they did score, looked like a team devoid of any creativity. Perhaps we were unlucky, perhaps we were naïve, but it was an inspired 18 year old kid Adnan Januzaj who sent us home with that familiar feeling of desperation. [More]