Can Connor Wickham be the answer to SAFC shyness in front of goal? Gus Poyet certainly hopes so, with the England under-21 star being recalled this morning ahead of the tough test at Anfield.
Saturday was another example of a great day ruined by a game of football and yet another example why those SAFC players don't deserve the unconditional support they receive from the terraces.
When you hand your notice in at work what is your attitude like? You know you're not going to be there much longer so do you just coast through and do the bare minimum? I know I do.
How often can it be said that Sunderland, or any team for that matter, have won more cup matches than league games in a season. That may not quite be the final statistics come May but it is more than likely to be regarding home matches played at the Stadium of Light.
Whilst pondering over which subject I’d choose to discuss in this week’s article I came across an interesting piece done by the Journal with Wes Brown.
If Danny Boyle was looking to add a further film to his 28 days and 28 weeks later franchise then he should look no further than the story at the Stadium of Light this season.
The frank, fraught and frightfully real deficiencies exposed on Saturday should be no stranger to any SAFC fan. I speak specifically regarding the last two decades or so but I know those who could speak for the last five or six or more would probably feel that nothing has changed.
The aftermath of the game on Sunday is slowly writing itself in to the annals of Sunderland infamy.
The cornerstone for the survival of any club in the Premier League, year on year, is the form that they show at home. Unless you’re a side on the cusp of the top six elite it’s likely that your away form is largely patchy, with wins and draws here and there but never really stringing together a consistent set of results.
The capture of Lee Congerton as Director of Football may well go in one ear and out the other for some. It is however an appointment made with due care and consideration, one which should delight SAFC fans as we look to put last summer’s (and the many that went before it) disastrous transfer window well and truly behind us.