Articles by: Jake Swinburn

  • Sunderland manager David Moyes. Nigel French/PA Wire.

    5 things learned from Sunderland’s loss to Swansea

    December 13, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Sunderland travelled down to Swansea in good spirits, for Saturdays game. However, things did not go to plan as the Black Cats lost the game 3-0. Here are five things they could have learned from the defeat. 1. Sunderland need to buy a striker: Jermain Defoe can’t go on forever […]

  • Sunderland manager David Moyes. Nigel French/PA Wire.

    Five things learnt from Sunderland’s win over Leicester

    December 5, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Sunderland secured their third win in four attempts with a 2-1 win over champions Leicester at the weekend, moving to within touching distance of 17th place in the Premier League in the process. After Jermain Defoe and a Robert Huth own goal gave the Black Cats a second home win […]

  • Sunderland manager David Moyes. Nigel French/PA Wire.

    Anichebe could be the catalyst for SAFC survival

    November 21, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    Sunderland’s 3-0 victory against Hull – their second win in succession – has given David Moyes’ side a new lease of life in their bid for Premier League survival. Goals from Jermain Defoe and a brace from Victor Anichebe gave the Black Cats a comfortable win this weekend, and there […]

  • Sunderland lost all three games against Hull City last season. Picture credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

    Sunderland v Hull City – Cats looking to end poor run against Tigers

    November 17, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    Sunderland prepare to host Hull City this weekend in a game that many feel is winnable. We look back at the club’s previous outings against the Tigers. Sunderland have struggled against the Tigers recently, so much so that their last win against Hull was over six years ago, a 1-0 […]

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    Things can only get better – a review of Sunderland’s season so far.

    November 11, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    There was a lot of positivity in the air when Sunderland stayed up last season. They had an experienced manager, and things were only going to improve… or so everyone thought. So where did it all go wrong for the Wearside club? Things started to look ominous before the season […]

  • Three players who must perform if Sunderland are to beat Bournemouth

    Three players who must perform if Sunderland are to beat Bournemouth

    November 4, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    If Sunderland are to stop the rot, and have any chance of coming away from the south coast with a win, then these three key players must step up on Saturday. Jordan Pickford The young goalkeeper has impressed all season with many impressive saves – only Burnley’s Tom Heaton has […]

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

    Arsenal defeat is another eye opener for Moyes’ Sunderland

    November 1, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Sunderland are a big club. They’re a huge one. This might be easy to forget after the club has spent years struggling, but it shouldn’t be forgotten. Even in recent years, there has been some very talented players playing on Wearside. Darren Bent, Bolo Zenden and Jordan Henderson, to name […]

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    5 Things we learned from Sunderland’s visit to West Ham

    October 23, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Sunderland have been struggling all over the pitch this season. Here are five things that have stood out for us: 1. Jordan Pickford is destined for the top. The young stopper may well be waiting for his first Premier League clean sheet, but he is a top player. The only […]

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    Allen shows Moyes what Black Cats are lacking

    October 18, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    Stoke City 2-0 Sunderland Sunderland suffered a bad defeat to fellow strugglers Stoke City on Saturday, in a game that – even this early in the season – could prove to be of huge significance. Like Sunderland, Stoke have now been in the Premier League for some time but both […]

  • 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 […]