Would Sunderland survive with swaps for a few former players in the Championship?

Yesterday's embarrassing defeat at the hands of Ipswich saw yet another ex – Sunderland player net against his former club, this time it was the turn of academy graduate Martyn Waghorn who scored his fifth goal of the season. He became the third former player to score against us in the last four league games. With this infuriating statistic in mind I have taken a look at the best players we’ve let go in this division and see how they match up against our current squad. [More]

It is NOT time to sack Simon Grayson - a couple of thoughts on why

After another dismal performance at the weekend many fans seem to have had enough and are calling for the club to sack yet another manager. But if, like me, you have had enough of seeing poor performances coupled with lack of effort and commitment from players, sacking Grayson is far from what you should be calling for. [More]

Sunderland set to patch up in transfer window - more Leeds reaction

Heading into Saturday's game with Leeds there was a distinct sense of optimism and even excitement buzzing around the Stadium of Light for the first time in what feels like forever. However fans and players alike were brought back down to earth when a drab, uninspiring performance was punished by a Leeds side who were also far from their best. [More]

Sunderland to do a Southampton? It's the only way but it's a long way

In this transfer window we've once again seen ridiculous sums of money splashed about, particularly by big clubs, however we've now got clubs like Watford and Southampton spending upwards of £20m pounds on players. Clubs, which in an ideal world, we should be competing with. In this article I take a look at the drastic steps needed to change Sunderland's fortunes and once again become a decent Premier League side. [More]