Match preview: Much of the same expected for Sunderland against Boro

"Going down might be fine, at least we'll win a few home games." I said this, or something very similar, many times towards the end of our disastrous Premier League campaign. Here I am now pondering the team selection of managerless Sunderland currently rock bottom of the Championship. [More]

Player Ratings: Sunderland beat themselves into a draw as we say sayonara to Simon

I think entertaining is the most polite term I can muster to describe yet another Sunderland performance. There were, at least, some moments to celebrate unlike most home games for the past year and we were given another reason to do just that shortly after full time. For now, however, it's time to rate the players! [More]

Player Ratings: Just in case you forgot, Sunderland are definitely still terrible

Ten goals, six points - sounds great doesn't it? Until I mention that those figures represent Sunderland's 'positive' haul at home for the entire 2017. That is in 19 matches. We lose again at home and it's anyone's guess as to whether this will ever end. One thing is for sure, we're going nowhere with Simon Grayson as manager - time to rate the players. [More]