Preview: Sunderland Vs Manchester United

Perhaps it’s time to alleviate ourselves from the thought-shackling managerial mess and think a little bit about football, for a bit anyway. Kevin Ball takes charge of what is likely to be his last match as caretaker manager with the next permanent boss set to be announced next week, apparently. So what exactly does a managerless team with one point on the board, the worst defensive record who find themselves rooted to the bottom of the table need next? A visit from the champions of course! [More]

Sunderland 1-3 Liverpool: Match Analysis & Player Ratings

After a very hectic and somewhat relieving week, Sunderland churned out a performance full of endeavour and expression. However, the reality is we still only have one point from a possible eighteen, and are seemingly unable to find the so-called winning formula. Maybe unsurprisingly, Kevin Ball picked the same starting eleven which disposed comfortably of Peterborough on Tuesday. [More]

Preview: Sunderland Vs Liverpool

It's hard to be confident going into this weekend's game against Liverpool, but the regime change and a more relaxed atmosphere around the Academy is surely a huge boost. Life under Paolo Di Canio doesn't seem to have suited our squad and if some of the stories I have heard about him are true I'm not surprised. Hopefully they enjoy life a bit more under Kevin Ball and we can start picking up points sooner rather than later. We are still bottom of the league, let’s not forget that! [More]

Sunderland 2-0 Peterborough: Match Analysis & Report

Professional is probably the only way to describe our performance. We were slick if not superb and let our Premier League quality shine through forcing us into the fourth round of the Capital One Cup. The game smacked of a team recovering from a chaotic ordeal but with the important element of camaraderie. There was no lack of communication throughout the team which had been a feature of our disjointed displays so far. [More]

West Brom 3-0 Sunderland: Match Analysis & Report

Okay, so my faith was misplaced as well as blind. In an absolutely dreadful afternoon of mediocrity and cruel luck – Sunderland continued their rather depressing start to the season as they were brushed aside by struggling West Brom. Of course, I did get one thing right, as I am pretty sure most of us did – Stephane Sessegnon ran the show and scored. [More]

Preview: West Brom Vs Sunderland

So, we’re bottom, we’re not doing very well – in fact, as you may have already heard, this is our worst start to a Premier League campaign since 2005. Think about it though…have we really been that bad? The mundane argument of one point out of twelve disregarding how each game has actually panned out only holds so much clout in my doubt of our latest revolution. [More]