Opinion

  • Fabio Borini's strike gave Sunderland their first win of the season. Picture credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images

    Do-or-die for Sunderland this weekend

    April 13, 2016 at 9:30 am

    After a defeat at the weekend Sunderland are now in a do-or-die situation this weekend, with the Black Cats four points adrift of their opponents fourth from bottom Norwich. Going into the game Sunderland do have a game in hand on Norwich, however, they are still four points from safety with […]

     
  • Allardyce has said that midfielder Jack Rodwell is the first player he has dropped this season who didn't deserve to be. Picture credit: Owen Humphrey /PA Wire/Press Association Images

    Cattermole and Rodwell to battle for midfield berth

    April 8, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Sam Allardyce has not been afraid to wield the axe at Sunderland this season, having dropped several high-profile first-teamers throughout his six-month tenure. Stressing the importance of keeping his players on their toes, the likes of Fabio Borini, Jermain Defoe and Jeremain Lens have all been sentenced to bench-warming duty […]

     
  • Wasteful Sunderland draw a blank in Stadium of Light stalemate

    Wasteful Sunderland draw a blank in Stadium of Light stalemate

    April 2, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    Sunderland 0-0 West Bromwich Albion A dominant Sunderland squandered a golden opportunity to pick up three points at the Stadium of Light. The black cats were forced to settle for a solitary point as the referee blew full time on a goalless draw that could have been so much more […]

     
  • Jermain Defoe (left) celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game at St James' Park. Picture credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images

    Sunderland and Newcastle share spoils in Tyne Wear Derby

    March 20, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Newcastle United and Sunderland shared the spoils i na 1-1 draw at St James’ Park in the Barclays Premier League after Alexksandar Mitrovic cancelled out Jermain Defoe’s opener. This result ensures both sides remain in the relegation places with Sunderland two points adrift of safety whereas the Magpies are three. […]

     
  • Lee Cattermole and Jermain Defoe celebrate the winner. Picture credit: Scott Heppell/AP/Press Association Images

    Tyne-Wear derby: Sunderland’s road to six in a row

    March 14, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    With the Tyne-Wear derby looming, the Black Cats have got the better of North East rivals Newcastle in the last six meetings – a winning streak that is now the longest in the fixture’s history. Both teams are struggling at the wrong end of the table and Sunderland travel to […]

     
  • Ola Toivonen was substituted at half time against Southampton. Picture credit: Richard Sellers / PA Archive/PA Images

    Toivonen scores twice as Sunderland U21’s beat Everton in five goal thriller

    March 8, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Sunderland’s young Black Cats went back to the top off the Barclays U21 Premier League after defeating Everton 3-2 at the Stadium of Light last night. Ola Toivonen gave Sunderland the lead before Tom Beading put Sunderland 2-0 up. Tom Robson scored an own goal to make it 2-1 but […]

     
  • Sunderland suffer late heartbreak at Southampton

    Sunderland suffer late heartbreak at Southampton

    March 5, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    Southampton 1-1 Sunderland Sunderland were left stunned at St Mary’s in the Barclays Premier League as 10-man Southampton scored a last minute goal to deny the Black Cats a precious three points. Jose Fonte was sent off late in the second half as Jermain Defoe’s goal looked to have won […]

     
  • Sunderland's Fabio Borini celebrates scoring a late equaliser to earn a point against Crystal Palace. Picture credit: Picture by: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images

    Fabio Borini rescues a point for the Black Cats

    March 2, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Fabio Borini’s late strike ensured Sunderland climbed out of the bottom three as the Black Cats drew 2-2 at home to Crystal Palace in the Barclays Premier League. Dame N’Doye opened proceedings at the Stadium of Light but former Sunderland man Connor Wickham hit a brace on his first return […]

     
  • Michail Antonio celebrates scoring West Ham's only goal. Picture credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire/Press Association Images

    Wasteful Sunderland fall to West Ham defeat

    February 29, 2016 at 10:04 am

    A classy 30th minute finish from Michail Antonio has proved enough to see West Ham collect maximum points at Upton Park despite a dominant second half from the visiting Sunderland. Antonio was the beneficiary of a terrible defensive act by Patrick Van Aanholt who failed to clear a seemingly regulation […]

     
  • John O’Shea helping Casey feel at home

    John O’Shea helping Casey feel at home

    February 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    18-year-old Irish defender Dan Casey is not like most footballers. He brings a unique skill set to his game, one which he believes has been created by a combination of his favourite sports Gaelic football, rugby and, of course, football. These sports made for a busy weekend schedule as sport […]