Bad Love, but Surprising Positives: Things We Learned from Sunderland 1-2 Middlesbrough

Sunderland’s home campaign kicked off in the usual demoralising, frustrating fashion today, as David Moyes’ side lost the Wear-Tees derby. For all Sunderland’s dominance, Middlesbrough were rarely threatened and, between a wonder strike and a lack of quality from the hosts, it was a comfortable win in the end. With a new-look Sunderland on display, here’s what we learned. [More]

Thin Squads and Assorted Debutants: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly from Manchester City 2-1 Sunderland

Sunderland’s opening day got off to the anticipated disappointing start, albeit with a battling performance, after yesterday’s 2-1 defeat to title-hopefuls Manchester City. Here’s the good, the bad, and the ugly from David Moyes’ first league game in charge. [More]