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?
A summer of maybes, what ifs and who knows still shrouds Sunderland as we move into July.
Another summer of uncertainty is upon us as Sunderland prepare for a second swipe at promotion from League One.
Former players saying things - rejoice!
Let's have a look at how Sunderland fared against all three play off contenders...
What exactly should we make of this season then?