Player Ratings: Sunderland beat themselves into a draw as we say sayonara to Simon

I think entertaining is the most polite term I can muster to describe yet another Sunderland performance. There were, at least, some moments to celebrate unlike most home games for the past year and we were given another reason to do just that shortly after full time. For now, however, it's time to rate the players! [More]

Player Ratings: Just in case you forgot, Sunderland are definitely still terrible

Ten goals, six points - sounds great doesn't it? Until I mention that those figures represent Sunderland's 'positive' haul at home for the entire 2017. That is in 19 matches. We lose again at home and it's anyone's guess as to whether this will ever end. One thing is for sure, we're going nowhere with Simon Grayson as manager - time to rate the players. [More]

Player Ratings: Another defeat snatched from the jaws of actual points

Can't really think of many more ways to describe how awful Sunderland are without repeating myself. Simon Grayson reckons that we're not too good to go down. Sunderland. Not too good to play in League One. How did it come to this? Time to rate the players, scroll down a little to do so. [More]

Player Ratings: Home discomfort means Hull draw far from ideal - who was at fault?

With the start we have made to the Championship season, dropping another two points is far from welcome. Away points are always welcome and, on paper, today's draw with Hull was a good point. However, considering our home discomfort, David Meyler's goal - assisted by another ex Black Cat Frazier Campbell - hurts. Time to rate the players! [More]