Wigan fans have been purring about Darron Gibson's performance in a pre-season friendly against Tranmere yesterday.
Hartlepool will provide Sunderland's squad filled with want-aways and freebies a decent test this afternoon.
Despite things looking up since Stewart Donald took over, it is no secret that a majority of the current Sunderland squad want to leave, but but how many of these players would we even want to keep?
Nobody can accuse Sunderland of resting on their laurels and licking their wounds after enduring successive relegations that has seen them go from being a Premier League club to a League One team in the space of 12 months.
As Paddy McNair looks to leaving the Stadium of Light for pastures new, we examine why this actually may be a good thing...
From Mike Ashley to Loris Karius, here's my open letter to Stewart Donald. This football business can be an absolute laugh, right until a ball actually gets kicked.
Sunderland now have the unwanted record of suffering relegation in two successive seasons after they were relegated from the English Premier League last year and now of the Championship table.
What seems like a lifetime ago when Chris Coleman was appointed Sunderland manager I wrote about Coleman’s performance at some of his previous clubs.
Chris Coleman’s men would travel to Craven Cottage, home of promotion chasing Fulham, for the penultimate game of a disastrous season. This would prove to be Cookie’s last game in charge of the Black Cats as he was dismissed on Sunday morning following Ellis Short’s sale of the club.
What a mental day. If you've lived under a rock, allow me to summarise;