Features & Opinion

Five Things We Learned From The Trip To Hartlepool

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The Black Cats preseason campaign is starting to take shape, so our resident expert in insight Luke Bowley took us through what we can take out of last night's match.

"Get Them On The Plane!"

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Gus Poyet has given the players from our under 21's squad the opportunity to showcase their ability in all of our friendlies this week, but who from that group have impressed enough to earn...

Fan Focus: We Hang With Monkey Hanger David Jolly

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Sunderland's tour of the North East ends tonight as we take on League Two side Hartlepool United at Victoria Park. With that in mind we spoke to Hartlepool fan David Jolly.

5 Things We Learned From Trip To Carlisle

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Pre-season games are largely used to help hone the fitness of the players with the season ahead in mind, but what other aspects of how the game panned out can we pick apart and analyse?

Darlo - 5 Things We Learned From Pre-Season Opener

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Yes, it was largely about fitness and, yes, we played a side seven leagues below us in the pyramid but what did we learn from our 5-1 victory over Darlington FC?

The Gossip: Borini On The Verge

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Time for our weekly round-up of all the transfer news and gossip from the week just gone.

Fan Focus: We Talk Darlo With Tim Hickman

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We've missed matchdays. Have you? It's lovely knowing the lads have a game tomorrow, isn't it? We caught up with Darlington FC fanatic and their official club photographer Tim Hickman to get the...

Should Sunderland Fans Worry Over Lack Of News?

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With the world cup now out of the way, the focus of fans has rushed back to the summer transfer market. But should we be worrying that, for Sunderland, no news is bad news?

How Gus Poyet stamped his influence on Sunderland

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Now the World Cup is over, a little reminder of how good Sunderland can be under Gus Poyet.

Sol Campbell And The Race Storm That Never Arrived

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Sol Campbell has repeated his allegations of receiving racial abuse at Roker Park and significantly upped the ante. But how do they themselves stand up to scrutiny?

The Gossip: Loan Duo Set For Return?

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Time for our weekly round-up of all the Sunderland transfer news and rumours.

The Gossip: Wickham Wanted?

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It's that time of the week where we take our analytical eye to the week's transfer news and rumours.

ANALYSIS: No Williams For Sunderland, So Who?

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Sunderland seem to be looking for a new affordable established Premier League centre back. It won't be Ashley Williams, so where do they look next?

Lee Congerton's 'To-Do' List

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We thought we'd give a helping hand to the new Director of Football, Lee Congerton, because we are nice like that and stuff. We've basically solved Sunderland. You're welcome.

ANALYSIS: How Mutch Would Jordon Add To Cats?

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All the signs seem to be pointing to serious Sunderland interest in Jordon Mutch, but what does he have to offer? We crunch the numbers.

The Gossip: Bid Made For Loan Star?

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It's time for our weekly round-up and analysis of all the transfer news and rumours.

The Gossip: Five Linked - Interest In Captain?

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Time once again to take a look at the week's news and rumours.

ALS: This Will Be Cattermole's Defining Season

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A Love Supreme's Chris Thompson believes the 2014/15 season will finally be the year that decides the nature of Lee Cattermole's lasting Sunderland legacy.

Pragmatic Congerton Strikes Right Tone

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The first step, as they say, is the toughest, but in facing up to how rubbish Sunderland are, it's a step new Sunderland Sporting Director Lee Congerton appears to have taken.

Fan Focus: Getting To Know Costel Pantilimon

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We caught up with Danny Pugsley from our SB Nation counterparts 'Bitter and Blue' to get a fan's perspective on our latest acquisition...

#AltidoreWatch - Striker set for World Cup Action

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It's Ghana be interesting....

The Gossip: The Calm Before The Storm?

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It's time once again to analyse the week's Sunderland related transfer news and rumours.

Top Ten: Shocking Refereeing Performances

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We asked on our Facebook page for your suggestions - so we put together the best ones (or worst, depending how you look at it) in our latest top ten feature.

Seems Football's Millions Can't Buy Common Decency

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Forget about who Jack Colback went to, it was the snivelling manner in which he did it which stung.

Cover, Not Competition, Required In 'Keeper Hunt

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We all know that the Sunderland squad is in need of a second goalkeeping option this summer, but what is the best solution to that particular problem?

The Gossip: Busy Week In The Transfer Market

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Time once again to take our analytical eye to the week's transfer news and rumours.

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