Sunderland went into the game with only one fit senior striker after Lewis Grabban’s injury against Forest midweek. Adam Matthews retained his place in the starting 11 as did new boys Jonny Williams, Marc Wilson and Callum McManaman whilst Lamine Kone came in for Tyias Browning who ultimately cost the match on Tuesday night. [More]
Of the five clubs relegated from the top flight over the last two seasons, only Middlesbrough find themselves in the top half of the table after seven games. Even Sunderland are closer to that accolade than Boro are to the summit of England's second tier, perhaps an example of difficult 'bouncing back' is. [More]
With the club now having lost 4 of their last 4 games and early season optimism diminished and hovering just a single point above the Championship relegation zone, it begs the question. Just how far can we fall? [More]
Sunderland went into the game without a win at home in nine months, the last one coming in December against Watford. Forest had enjoyed a better start to the season, then again most teams had. [More]
Simon Grayson’s short tenure at Sunderland has thus far proven disastrous, and the former Preston North End manager seems to have lost the faith of the supporters already.
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Sunderland's start to life back in the Championship has been a massive disappointment for the Wearside faithful, and the 2014 EFL Cup finalists are now floundering perilously close to the drop zone. [More]