Sunderland pay heavy price for wasted chances
Sunderland fell to a sucker punch from Fulham on the opening day of the season at the Stadium of Lights after dominating the first half but losing their way and confidence in the second. The team paid a heavy price for wasted chances when Pajtim Kasami headed home from a corner on 52 minutes for the only goal of the game to the dismay of the 43,905 crowd. [More]
Well, everybody, it's finally here. After what currently seems like the longest 13 weeks of our lives, the Premier League - and our beloved Sunderland - returns to action in what promises to be yet another 10 months of elation, despair, and pure drama. After one of the most productive summers in our history and the biggest influx of players in the entire league this window (so far), it is fair to say that the spectacle we are about to witness is one of virtually unknown measures. [More]
In the final part of our build up to the opening game of the season, we remember the first match of the 1970-71 season, where Bristol City were the hosts to a Sunderland side that had finally been relegated from the First Division after spending five years in a constant dogfight.1970 was the realisation of what many felt over the... [More]
Sunderland embarked on their final pre-season trip, this time landing in slightly more homely conditions in Demark to face Danish Superliga leaders FC Midtjylland. A familiar set up other than defence as Paolo Di Canio continues the continuity with his midfield and attack. Behind, however, there were changes galore as Carlos Cuellar replaced Craig Gardner at right back (gulp!) and... [More]
In the second part of our build up to the opening game of the season, we look back to the turn of the millennium. Sunderland were entering into the era dubbed as ‘second season syndrome’ and quite possibly a pivotal year for Peter Reid. To make things a little easier, their curtain raiser for the season was against an Arsenal side... [More]
Despite brushing aside Tottenham in the semi-finals, Sunderland march into the Barclays Asia Trophy final as the underdogs against 2011-2012 Premier League champions.
There was a tentative start to the game as both teams tried to get to grips with the pitch, which was the resemblance of a mud-pit and arguably worse conditions than on Thursday as both teams struggled to maintain any possession. [More]