Opinion

  • Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford (left) is up for Player of the Month.

    The international break – A reminder to SAFC fans

    October 14, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    Jordan Pickford’s call up to the England senior squad serves as arguably the most high-profile of a series of reminders that there is quality in the current Sunderland squad. Pickford, along with Paddy McNair, Wahbi Khazri, Didier N’Dong and Lynden Gooch, featured in his nations senior squad, while Joel Asoro […]

     
  • Sunderland's Stadium of Light

    England fans advised to set off early for Australia match at Stadium of Light

    May 18, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    International football fans travelling to the Stadium of Light for the game between England and Australia next week have been advised to leave plenty of time for their journeys to the match. A sell-out crowd is expected for the friendly on Friday May 27, which kicks off at 7:45pm, as […]

     
  • Five Ligue 1 players Sunderland should buy if they stay up

    Five Ligue 1 players Sunderland should buy if they stay up

    May 6, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    After the success of Lamine Kone, who joined Sunderland from French outfit Lorient in January, we take a look at five players who could join the Ivorian on Wearside should they drag themselves out of the relegation mire.   Martin Braithwaite Braithwaite plys his trade for Toulouse, who until this […]

     
  • Sunderland’s wage bill £11m more than Champions Leicester

    Sunderland’s wage bill £11m more than Champions Leicester

    May 4, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    While Sunderland continue to battle relegation at the foot of the Premier League, it has today been revealed that they are doing so with a wage bill £11m higher than newly-crowned Champions Leicester City. In the Black Cats’ financial figures for the 2014/15 season, the club’s wage bill has increased […]

     
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    Sunderland earn valuable point at Stoke after Defoe’s late leveller

    May 1, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    Jermain Defoe’s last minute equaliser ensured the Black Cats left the Britannia with a valuable point albeit Sunderland did drop back into the bottom three after their 1-1 draw with Stoke City. Marco Arnautovic fired the hosts into the lead early into the second half but this didn’t prove decisive as […]

     
  • Sunderland travel to out of form Stoke sensing victory

    Sunderland travel to out of form Stoke sensing victory

    April 29, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Sam Allardyce will be eyeing a maximum three points as his improved side travels to Stoke on Saturday. The Black Cats, who have lost only once in their last six games – against champions elect Leicester – should be full of confidence coming off strong performances against Norwich and Arsenal. […]

     
  • Sam Allardyce is looking for reinforcements in his quest to keep Sunderland in the Premier League. Picture credit: John Walton / PA Wire/Press Association Images

    Has Sam Allardyce improved Sunderland? Here’s what the stats say

    April 23, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    When it comes to Premier League dogfights, Sam Allardyce is usually a man you want fighting in your corner. The 61-year-old from Dudley has never been relegated from the top flight, in which he has managed for over 11 years after spells at Bolton, Newcastle, Blackburn and West Ham. Back […]

     
  • Sunderland's players celebrate avoiding relegation as the final whistle blows. Picture credit: Matt Dunham / AP/Press Association Images

    Sunderland need to go again as they welcome Arsenal

    April 22, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Following a fantastic 3-0 win away to fellow relegation strugglers Norwich at the weekend, Sunderland will be filled with confidence when they host Arsenal this weekend. However they know that there is still a lot of points on offer left, and that they must continue with the same desire and […]

     
  • Sunderland's Duncan Watmore celebrates scoring his side's third goal at Carrow Road. Picture credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire/Press Association Images

    Sunderland blow relegation race wide open with win at Carrow Road

    April 16, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    Norwich City 0-3 Sunderland An energetic Sunderland stunned Norwich in front of a hostile Carrow Road crowd courtesy of their speedy trio Fabio Borini, Jermain Defoe and the returning Duncan Watmore. The inspirational Borini did his reputation of being a big game player no harm, by scoring from the spot […]

     
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    Sunderland face season-defining fixture… Again

    April 15, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    For manager Sam Allardyce and the long-suffering Sunderland fans, this weekend’s game at Norwich has become the most important fixture of yet another troubling season. Hopes of finally moving up the table following another great escape, this time under Dick Advocaat, were extinguished almost immediately and the ‘Little General’ soon […]