What You Booing At Man?

I thought that the smattering of boos that could clearly be heard at the Stadium of Light on Saturday beggared belief. It seems that a sizeable minority of our fans have simply got into the habit of booing any negative result against any team they feel we should be beating, regardless of levels of commitment, or overall performance. This is one of the newest and most unappealing of traits of modern football. [More]

Sunderland Vs Fulham: Tactical Analysis & Player Ratings

Saturday ladies and gentleman is what we are all about. Building up the optimism, new signings, money thrown about – a promise of change. Then, the whistle blows and we find ourselves ultimately disappointed once again. Do not let the shadow completely shroud your judgement, yesterday was the beginning of something which could turn out very exciting indeed. [More]

Match Report: Sunderland 0-1 Fulham

Sunderland pay heavy price for wasted chances Sunderland fell to a sucker punch from Fulham on the opening day of the season at the Stadium of Lights after dominating the first half but losing their way and confidence in the second. The team paid a heavy price for wasted chances when Pajtim Kasami headed home from a corner on 52 minutes for the only goal of the game to the dismay of the 43,905 crowd. [More]

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

We are just over a month old and its time things got serious! We hope you have been enjoying the website content so far and today we’ve released part of We Are Wearside’s many faces! You can now search through a complete list of current and former Sunderland AFC players here. You can also see a current squad list here. All our player pages have the functionality to comment, so if you have any interesting stories or memories about any former SAFC player, please go to our player pages, find that player and tell that story! [More]

Catt Conundrum

“We will see. It depends” Paolo Di Canio ’s response when asked if Lee Cattermole has a future at Sunderland. It could hardly fill Cattermole with confidence that he is required at the club. Even more telling was this quote made before Alfred N’Diaye moved back to Turkey; “In my opinion we need a specific player with specific characteristics in... [More]

Has Paolo Forgotten How to Count?

Has Paolo forgotten how to count? At first sight of the new squad numbers, one may be forgiven if thinking that Paolo Di Canio has caught a touch of the Harry Redknapp's syndrome in having difficulty in counting. Notably missing are 1 to 4. Also eye-catching, Lee Cattermole, captain for the past three years, has been put out on a limb by being given the highest, 33, while none at all has been assigned for out-of-favour defender Phil Bardsley. Not fully sure if an abacus is required but there may be reasons behind the apparent shortage of mathematical skills. [More]