Nearly 12 months after saying he would do, Stewart Donald is set to sell most of his majority share in Sunderland.
Defeat against a struggling MK Dons side couldn't have come at a worse time for Phil Parkinson.
Never has there been a more reliable metric for Sunderland player performances than this. The votes have been counted and verified, here is the results determining Sunderlands Player of the Months for September and October.
Sunderland have made more than their fair share of bad signings over the years, which is a key factor as to why the club are now down in League One.
Sunderland have had a solid start to the season. After ten games, we sit with 21 points with just one defeat and seven goals conceded - the best defensive record in the league.
Defensive problems for Sunderland are not about to let up just yet - although there are promising murmurs that Denver Hume will be fit to play this evening.
Another clean sheet and another blank in front of goal for Sunderland's strikers meant the visit to the Valley ended in a draw. The game was a meh affair sprinkled with a couple of interesting incidents.
We're only two games into the season and with four points on the board, things are looking great. And, just one goal conceded along the way, Sunderland seem to have a defence they can rely on to keep games close and to ensure the opportunity to win is always there.
Although the 2019-20 season ended in disappointment for Sunderland fans, many supporters are feeling optimistic about the Black Cats' chances of returning to the Championship next May.
At this moment in time Sunderland A.F.C and many fans seem to be at odds over season tickets.