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]

It is NOT time to sack Simon Grayson - a couple of thoughts on why

After another dismal performance at the weekend many fans seem to have had enough and are calling for the club to sack yet another manager. But if, like me, you have had enough of seeing poor performances coupled with lack of effort and commitment from players, sacking Grayson is far from what you should be calling for. [More]