The Curse of the Set Piece

Following the defeat to West Ham, the tally of goals conceded in the Premier League this year stood at 48. While not the worst in the relegation scrap, defending has not come naturally to Sunderland this year, particularly from set pieces. But just what have set pieces cost Sunderland this year, and who is to blame? With eight games remaining this year, Sunderland have conceded nineteen times in all competitions from set pieces. This list includes a shocking twelve corners, five free kicks and two penalties. However, it is the fifteen conceded in the league that have cost Sunderland dearly. [More]

Player Ratings: SAFC 1-2 West Ham

Championship, here we come! In the biggest must win of the season, we lost, and without any real fight, desire or passion until a certain substitution. Things were pretty bleak before, but look far, far worse after Monday night’s display in the fog against West Ham. It seems things can actually get worse. [More]

Sunderland Vs West Ham: Win, Lose or Draw?

Overall, we haven't started off great at this whole predictions malarkey which was started for the Southampton home league game (cup games excluded). Reece has finally broken free of the 2 point group to move into 3rd, but I am out in front still after 5 correct results including 2 correct scores. Here is how the WAW team reckon tonight's massive game goes (1 point for the correct result, 3 for the correct score)... [More]

Top of the SAFC & West Ham Flops

Whether they are young guns or experienced players, clubs have the odd flop – Bebe at Manchester United immediately springs to mind as I write this. So as we head into another critical game, here are the players that came in and, well, didn’t exactly fire on all cylinders during their time here and at West Ham. [More]