Swansea Preview: We Can Play This Way

It really will be a fascinating game of football tomorrow at the Liberty Stadium. A team ripped from its roots and replanted on unchartered ground against one which seems snug in its set up. Swansea City took just two seasons to establish themselves as a Premier League club and that status seems under no threat whatsoever, whilst we are still desperately trying to find a genuine and permanent solution to our ever gaping cracks after treble the time. [More]

Interview: Swansea Viewpoint

Gus Poyet is to take first bow as Sunderland boss at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday. We have enjoyed reasonable success against the Swans since their arrival in the Premier League, unbeaten in four games. We caught up with Jules from Swansea City’s best fansite SwansFC (@swansfc) to ask him about our current plight, Poyet, the Europa League and of course this weekend’s match. [More]

Sunderland 1-2 Manchester United: Match Analysis & Player Ratings

Oh to be a Sunderland fan. Exhausting, it’s not even frustrating anymore – I’m just worn out. The misplaced optimism is starting to take its toll and you get the sense we really need to be rescued by someone. It was pretty irritating when you think that Manchester United, even when they did score, looked like a team devoid of any creativity. Perhaps we were unlucky, perhaps we were naïve, but it was an inspired 18 year old kid Adnan Januzaj who sent us home with that familiar feeling of desperation. [More]

United Viewpoint

We were lucky enough to get a few moments with Republik of Mancunia writer Nashat Hassan (@nashat_hassan) – so we fired him a few questions. He talks Sunderland, Paolo Di Canio, United, Moyes and today’s game. [More]

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]