Jaunting Adam Johnson

New head coach Gus Poyet obviously faces a multitude of problems to be sorted urgently at the Academy of Light. With only one point and firmly rooted at the bottom of the table, the Uruguayan certainly has to start hitting the ground, needing an average success rate of at least 1 win and 1 draw every three games to avoid the drop. Gmac has already hit on the thorny issue of the team captaincy but there are also many other decisions requiring prompt attention. [More]

Interview: Why Poyet Will Revolutionise Sunderland

We have all read about why Gus Poyet is the wrong choice as manager and how our squad will struggle to adapt to his style of play. We all know how his inexperience and temperament could be detrimental to our chances of survival. However, I think it is time we talk about football. I mean let’s run through Poyet and his tactics with the finest of toothcombs. Here is an absolutely fascinating interview with Brighton & Hove Albion blog site Not Worth That telling us why Poyet will revolutionise Sunderland. If you’re on the fence, like me, it is likely you won’t after this. Get a cuppa, this is worth the long read! [More]

Gus Poyet: Initial Reaction

Decision is done and it’s Gus Poyet who stands confidently over the trapdoor that is our managerial post. Many already languish in the pit below with tarnished reputations – experienced or not, it seems nobody can do this job. So is this the all too familiar false dawn or is there a genuine chance for this bloke? [More]

Who Is Ralf Rangnick?

Ralf Rangnick rumours have steadily been gaining pace towards the end of last week. He’s the football hipster’s choice who masterminded the fairy-tale rise of TSG 1899 Hoffenheim from the third tier of German football to seventh in the Bundesliga. So what should Sunderland fans make of 'the German Wenger' being linked to the current managerial position at the Stadium of Light? [More]

Poyet Scorecard

The long standing favourite for the job, Gus Poyet is under the microscope. Samantha, editor for Vital Brighton, gives us her verdict on Brighton & Hove Albion’s former boss, starting with her opinion around his mysterious departure. [More]