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]
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]
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]
It was clear to all outside the dressing room that we would struggle today when the team selection was announced. I can understand a manager having a favoured system, and trying, generally, to stick to it. I struggle a little when that system is one that no other team in the Premiership plays, and which doesn’t suit our players – exposing as it does our weakest area. [More]
Home games don't come much tougher than against Arsenal and their visit to the Stadium of Light could hardly come at a worse time. Only one point has come from Sunderland's opening three fixtures, all against teams that are expected to be nearer the bottom than the top. The team is in a current state of disarray with so many new signings... [More]
Most pundits have tipped Sunderland for relegation this season but many fans initially laughed this off, suggesting that it was due to bias against the club or being ignorant about the potential of Paulo Di Canio turning the around with all his new signings. After the display at Selhurst Park, it must be wondered if some of the faithful are now having second opinions. The performance was appalling. [More]