Line up predictions: two changes expected for Sunderland against Hull

Of the five clubs relegated from the top flight over the last two seasons, only Middlesbrough find themselves in the top half of the table after seven games. Even Sunderland are closer to that accolade than Boro are to the summit of England's second tier, perhaps an example of difficult 'bouncing back' is. [More]

Ethan's Report: Another game, another disappointment

Simon Grayson’s side returned fresh after the international break with winger Aiden McGeady picking up a knock on Republic of Ireland duty, thus ruling him out of the Blades clash. New signings Marc Wilson and Jonny Williams made debuts while deadline day signing Callum McManaman would start on the bench. [More]

Player Ratings: Just another day at the Stadium of Light

How to describe today? Disastrous? Disgraceful? Discontent? Humiliating? I'm sure you chose better words and phrases discussing today's 2-1 defeat to Sheffield United with you family and/or mates. In reality, it was just another day at the Stadium of Light. I really don't want to, but tradition is tradition and its time to rate the players. [More]