Sunderland 1-0 Manchester City: Match Analysis & Player Ratings

Well, I'm not sure if I was expecting that. Tribal loyalties mean I'm not on as much of a high as I was after the Newcastle win, but the organisation of our defence and the heart our players proved the seeming ease we are showing to a commitment to possession football from the back make this the most heartening performance from the club in months. [More]

Sunderland Vs Manchester City - We Always Win 1-0

Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and now Manchester City to be followed closely by Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur. When you are not winning your home games there is little doubt trouble is on the horizon and our fixture list certainly doesn’t help our ever increasing relegation potential. Gus Poyet has a 100% home record in the two he has managed but other than past form there is little argument to suggest we can maintain this. [More]

Interview - City Viewpoint

Wey! We’re in the cup quarter final, something to be cheerful for. Oh crap, now we’ve got to play free-scoring Manchester City. There are plenty of good memories to go with this fixture for Sunderland fans but here are some thoughts from the other side. We spoke with Rob from City’s best blog site Typical City (@TypicalCity) about their title challenge, our season, Adam Johnson and of course – the match. [More]

Sunderland 2-1 Southampton: Match Analysis & Player Ratings

Never underestimate the healing power of a good cup run for a team in the mire. A time we can cast aside the agonising fact that things are just plain wrong at the club and concentrate on a much welcome distraction. We stretch our unbeaten run against the Saints to six and more importantly march into another cup quarter final. What’s more, we deserved that victory in a solid overall performance. [More]

Hull City 1-0 Sunderland: Match Analysis & Player Ratings

I feel like an emotional wreck after that. I have no idea if I should feel anger, pride, disappointment, philosophical, positive or just meh. It really is incredible just how we have this unerring ability to capitulate in such spectacularly dramatic fashion. This time, however, we rallied and almost completed the bravest of unprecedented comebacks as nine men at times took the game against the eleven of Hull City. [More]

Preview: Why We Can Tame the Tigers

Well, that was certainly fun but now we have got to face up to the stark reality once more that we are still stuck in the rut of a relegation battle. It would be pretty ludicrous of me to suggest this weekend’s game against Hull City is as important our win against the Mags – but it can’t be too far behind in the context of our season. [More]