Before a ball was kicked this season, Niall Quinn hit the nail on the head when querying whether Paolo Di Canio has the right interpersonal credentials to make Sunderland succeed.
“The big question mark is over Di Canio's man-management skills. Will he be able to get the players he has kept to gel with the many new signings he has brought in during the summer? That is a big ask because, make no mistake, the Premier League will punish weaknesses”. [More]
We Are Wearside is quickly gaining pace and we need to keep on top of the bottomless topics that our great club so generously provides.
We’re looking to recruit a couple of proactive and talented writers into our blog team to help keep the site brimming with content. You don’t need to be an experienced blogger... [More]
This summer has been the fifth consecutive transfer window when I have been half expecting, and fully dreading, the news that broke in recent days: that we have sold Stephane Sessegnon. Finally, and perhaps inevitably given the extent of changes that have been made this summer, it happened. Regardless of what else has (or hasn’t) happened this summer... [More]
Sunderland set piece woes have been the prime catalyst for our poor start to the new campaign. Had we defended these with any real organisation or composure, we would theoretically have at least four points on the board. So where exactly has this huge defensive shortfall stemmed from? Well, one person we certainly can’t blame is Martin O’Neill. [More]
The door of the transfer window has slammed shut, finally silencing the frantic clamour to sign more and more players. Paulo Di Canio will have to make do with the players he has for the next four months. These include not only those brought in but ones he would have preferred to sell and also missing out on any targets that escaped Roberto De Fanti for whatever reason. [More]
After days, weeks and what felt like years at times, the transfer window has been shut - Paolo Di Canio had concluded business and finally, yes finally has signed a left back…permanently! The void was always going to be tough to fill after Danny Rose’s successful season-long loan came to an end as he returned to Tottenham Hotspur but in the name of Andrea Dossena we will now have to trust. [More]