Opposition Analysis: Southampton

With Nicola Cortese's [former Southampton chairman] resignation and Mauricio Pochettiho's previous vocal allegiances to follow the Italian banker should he leave, any Sunderland fan could have been forgiven for suggestions it's a good time to play the Saints. As it turns out, Pochettino is going nowhere and it's probably safer to suggest the situation will have little - if any - effect on our opposition. [More]

Player Ratings: Fulham 1-4 Sunderland

It was a solid team effort but the game was won by two players in particular. No prizes for guessing who but these are the performances that will keep us up should we attain that accolade. Here’s how we rated the individual performances… [More]

Match Report & Analysis: Fulham 1-4 Sunderland

Sunderland finally climb off the foot of the table and in such style that the clubs currently engulfed in the relegation battle will be gnawing a few blunt nails. If we were slowly turning the corner previously in this encouraging run we’ve put together, it seems now we’ve got a bit bored of dawdling and a performed a handbrake remaining few degrees. Is this the start of our drive up the table? You’re damn right it is. Four goals away from home man. [More]

Prediction & Preview: Fulham Vs Sunderland

These must win relegation six pointers keep on coming - testament to just how tight it is down at the bottom. We have to make it tighter and we won't get too many better opportunities away from home to do that than against a Fulham side who have shown some horrifically inconsistent form for new gaffer Rene Meulensteen. [More]