Jack Ross has recently been more animated in his interviews and on the touch line.
Harshly dropped after his impressive run at the back of last season, Alim Ozturk was reinstalled to the starting line-up on Tuesday at Accrington and excelled in both that game and Portsmouth on Saturday. I believe seeing him and Wyke return to first team action will be key in the coming months.
There has been much talk this season that the target set to Jack Ross and co was 100 points or bust. Luton Town and Barnsley were promoted with more than 90 points, leaving those in the 80s for dust.
Blimey, that was a close one. Sunderland came back from a goal behind to send Pompey back to Fratton Park empty handed and certainly feeling blue.
We meet again! For the 6th time in eight months, Sunderland take on Portsmouth in Sky Sport's alternative to Arsenal v Burnley.
And it's time to look at the results...
For as many years as I can remember Sunderland has been described as a “sleeping giant” that will one day wreak havoc on the Premier League table.
I would have loved if the George Honeyman captaincy had played out like the fairy tale might have.
An excellent summer of business.
How big is the Jack Ross Jigsaw at Sunderland?