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Passionate opinions straight from the hearts of die-hard Sunderland supporters.

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Whether you trust the process or not, they’re going full steam ahead regardless

The club hierarchy took a huge gamble last week and placed massive faith in the current squad and staff to continue doing what they’re good at, with or without the help of some key players. Do you trust the process?

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Grand designs of the Sunderland kind

The club’s new strategy is still not universally popular with some supporters, but as Tom Albrighton explains, it’s already produced some excellent results, and that’s very encouraging

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Sunderland show their character with a point at The Den

It was gutsy, it was determined and it was ferocious, but as Finlay Anderson writes, Sunderland’s point against Millwall on Saturday came at the end of a game where their character was tested to the limit

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This young and dynamic Sunderland team is one we can all be proud of!

During last weekend’s trip to Fulham the players acquitted themselves superbly - and as Paddy Hollis writes, this is a team that the fans can really get behind.

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Sunderland’s January business wasn’t entirely bad- it was just slightly frustrating

As an intriguing transfer window closed, our squad remains strong and exciting, but with some weaknesses that weren’t addressed. Objectively, it’s been a mixed bag, writes Phil West

Deadline day reaction: A quiet day on Wearside leaves us facing 18 league games with ONE striker

We all expected a striker or two to come in – but we’ve decided to take on the second half of the campaign with just one in the squad... Will we live to regret it?

Reaction: Joe Anderson’s arrival at Sunderland is another huge show of ambition

Whilst not many Mackems may be familiar with Joe Anderson just now, the signing of yet another highly-rated youngster from the Premier League is a sign of Sunderland’s standing in the game.

Talking points: Deadline day special!

A round-up of a few things to keep your eyes on during the course of what promises to be a hectic day!

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How would Sunderland adapt if Premier League promotion was achieved this season?

As the lads continue to make impressive progress on the field, Anthony Gair looks towards the future and how we might fare back in the top flight

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Sunderland’s brand of football is winning new fans - and not just in the North East!

As we continue to impress with our free-flowing and eye-catching style of play, it’s great to see TV and radio analysts speaking so positively about our approach, writes Mark Wood

Is Joe Anderson any good? Everton fan gives us the lowdown on Sunderland’s reported new defender

It looks like Sunderland have signed Everton U21 captain Joe Anderson - but, is he any good? John from The Toffee Blues gives us the lowdown…

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Sunderland’s pride and optimism after a classic FA Cup fourth-round tie!

Despite another injury setback for Ross Stewart, Tony Mowbray’s team held their own against Fulham, and as Finlay Anderson writes, a cup run could be on the cards!

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Chris Rigg’s future is best spent at Sunderland

Rigg almost scored a fairytale winner against Fulham on Saturday, and he’s certainly got the potential to make a big impact for the Lads in years to come, writes Phil West

Editorial: The next 48 hours will show where our ambitions lie for this season

How does Ross Stewart’s injury change our approach to transfer deadline day?

What a difference a year makes!

Today is the one year anniversary of Sunderland’s 6-0 drubbing away at Bolton - the day that could go down as one of the most important in the history of this football club.

Talking Points: Sunderland’s young stars thrived against Fulham - who impressed you the most?

Sunderland forced Fulham into a replay yesterday in the FA Cup, Matty discusses who stood out, Ross Stewart’s injury, as well as what we need before the transfer deadline!

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Stewart’s injury is a blow - but we can salvage this situation

The Scottish striker’s latest setback was the main talking point after Saturday’s game, but as Tom Albrighton writes, some smart management could see the club turn a negative into a positive

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After another worrying-looking injury to Ross Stewart, can Sunderland cover for his absence?

The talismanic striker was stretchered off twenty minutes into our FA Cup tie against Fulham on Saturday. With three days of the transfer window left, can we bring in an adequate replacement?

Has Patrick Roberts finally found his home at Sunderland?

The mercurial winger’s been a bit of a journeyman so far in his career after starting life at Fulham – has he finally found a place to call home at Sunderland?

Is ‘Joffy’ Gelhardt any good? Leeds fan gives insight into Sunderland’s latest signing

Sunderland have signed Joe ‘Joffy’ Gelhardt on loan from Leeds United - but is he any good? We spoke to the gang at top fansite Through It All Together to find out more...

Reaction: Sunderland’s striker search is over with the signing of highly-rated Joe Gelhardt!

Sunderland have beaten off stiff competition from a number of other Championship sides to sign Joe Gelhardt from Premier League side Leeds - another sign that Wearside is the place to be for the best young talent.

Is Ateef Konate any good? Nottingham Forest fans give us the lowdown on Sunderland target

Sunderland have been linked to Ateef Konate - but is he any good? We don’t know, so we enlisted the help of Forest fans Grant and Dan to find out more about the French midfielder

Sunderland AFC’s transfer renaissance - we’ve come a long way in the last two years!

Not too long ago Sunderland were buying has-beens and footballers that just were not good enough for the club - those days are far behind us now

Reaction: Sunderland skipper Corry Evans is out for the season - so where do we go from here?

Awful news broke on Thursday morning as it was confirmed by the club that Sunderland captain Corry Evans has damaged his ACL and will be out for the remainder of the season. Where do we go from here?

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It's the FA Cup and Sunderland, so it’s time to get your hats and scarves out!

We've always had a special fondness for this competition, and ahead of this weekend’s trip to Fulham, Mark Wood looks at the relationship between the Lads and the famous old trophy

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The big man is back - Ross Stewart hasn’t missed a beat

Ross Stewart has now scored nine goals in his last 10 appearances, and his form is being matched by some superb individual displays. Just how good is he?

I’ve fallen in love with another Sunderland loan player

Michael Oates has a confession to make - despite telling himself he’d never do it again, he’s only gone and fallen in love with another Sunderland loan player.

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‘A cup full of promise’ - Sunderland’s trip to Fulham is a great opportunity for us!

"There’ll be a lively atmosphere at Craven Cottage on Saturday, and it’s a good chance for the players to test themselves against a top flight team," writes Jon Guy

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Sunderland’s attacking options are scary

The quality of football being played by this group of young and exciting players is something special and should be appreciated.

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Mowbray’s babes are shining bright at Sunderland

Against Michael Carrick’s visitors, our exciting group of players delivered when it mattered, and they demonstrated exactly why the club has shown so much faith in them, writes Phil West

In Praise of Tony Mowbray: Charting Sunderland’s progress under Mogga

After we dished out some sweet revenge in our second game against Boro this season, it seems like a good time to chart the progress we’re making under Mogga.

Matchday Musings: Sunderland claim derby spoils with a dominant victory over Boro

It’s a fixture that hasn’t been the most enjoyable in recent years, but this comfortable win is clear evidence this is a Sunderland side going places

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