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Nick Barnes: “All Power to Max - Sunderland fans must get behind downtrodden midfielder!”

In the latest edition of Barnesy’s Blog, Roker Report columnist Nick Barnes talks extensively about Max Power and why people must get behind him as he attempts to kick-start his Sunderland career following a very tough period.

NICK BARNES: Stewart Donald & Charlie Methven’s Sunderland revolution is well & truly underway!

It’s been almost six months now since the new owners took over at Sunderland and, as Roker Report columnist Nick Barnes explains, they’ve undoubtedly been nothing short of a success during their short reign so far.

NICK BARNES: Jack Ross needs to perfect his Sunderland recipe - but there’s plenty time for that

Jack Ross’ Sunderland side have looked good so far in League One, but not so impressive where we can say comfortably that perfection is close. We mustn’t panic, though - this season is going to be a long one.

NICK BARNES: Vanity has no place in football; Sunderland must embrace all that League One offers

BBC Newcastle’s Nick Barnes looks deep into why League One is so bloody brilliant, and why it can offer a club like Sunderland the chance to rebuild its character ahead of an eventual return back to a higher level.

NICK BARNES: Sunderland needed change - now we’ve got it, I’m looking forward to the season!

An overwhelming majority of those associated with Sunderland AFC can’t wait for the new season to start - and renowned BBC Newcastle commentator Nick Barnes is no exception! Here, in his first blog for, Nick looks ahead to what is sure to be an exciting campaign.

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