Passionate opinions straight from the hearts of die-hard Sunderland supporters.
Man City and Boro fans have given their takes on Patrick Roberts, but he played 55 games for Celtic between 2016 and 2018. So we asked Glasgow is Green podcast host Reidzo to answer a few questions...
We’ve heard from a Man City fan - now it’s the turn of a Boro supporter! Friend of RR Phil Spencer dropped by to let us know more about what the Sunderland new-boy was like when he played at the Riverside...
Is Patrick Roberts any good? We don’t know, so we picked the brains of Manchester City fan Pete Cummings from top Citizens fanzine Bitter & Blue to get the lowdown on Sunderland’s newest signing.
Our defence is leaking goals for fun, and it looks like Bailey Wright is injured. Is Saturday the right time to throw Danny Batth and Trai Hume into the mix?
It now looks like the race for the top two spots in League One is between four teams - Sunderland, Wigan, Rotherham and the current leaders Wycombe. Where do we stand in all of this, and will we get promoted?
"We need to be loud, we need to be proud, and we need to back the lasses as much as we possibly can," writes Charlotte Patterson.
With any luck, this will be the final chapter of Sunderland and Portsmouth’s somewhat tumultuous cohabitation in the doldrums - will we get the win we need?
We thought it was the beginning of something special, but it fell apart quicker than any of us could imagine.
It’s been a funny old week in football. Spare a thought for Ivory Coast’s goalkeeper, referee Janny Sikazwe, Rafa Benitez and... Middlesbrough fans.
Sunderland have signed Danny Batth - is he any good? We don’t know, so we sought out the expert views of Mark Holmes (a Stoke City fan and former editor of Planet Football) to get the lowdown...
Sunderland are dropping unnecessary points left, right and centre – but how does the manager stop it?
Mike Dunne mulls over Sunderland’s performance at the weekend, now that the dust has settled - and concludes that we quickly need to fix some glaring issues to ensure we get a result against Pompey.
We will lose games and drop points - it’s just a fact. That said, it doesn’t mean we should just accept it, and Sunderland’s priority should be improving on the pitch, and in the transfer market.
Sunderland failed to make inroads at the top of the table on Saturday after a frustrating draw with Accrington, with some worrying signs emerging during the ninety minutes.
Patrick Roberts will be a fantastic signing for Sunderland, but it’s the core of our side that requires urgent attention - something that’s been exacerbated by our last three results.
"You got a draw, away from home? What are you complaining about?!" Well, let us tell you... we come up with a bunch of positives and negatives from our trip to the north west at the weekend! Can you give some of your own?
Talking Points: Sunderland MUST bring in reinforcements to achieve promotion – but in what positions?
Sunderland gave up another lead and frustratingly drew 1-1 with Accrington on Saturday, let us know your thoughts on Matty’s talking points below!
"How will we react to losing the run? Will the team show character and come out raring to go, getting back to their old selves, or is this the start of another Lee Johnson streak?" asks Jack Shields.
Does the full back’s arrival mean we’ll see more new signings from the Emerald Isle?
Our Malc looks back on the key Talking Points emanating from Sunderland’s uncharacteristic loss and bad performance on Tuesday night, now that the dust has settled. Owt to be concerned about?
Was the Lincoln defeat just one of those nights, or do Sunderland have a real issue when facing the more physical sides?
Sunderland’s ten game unbeaten run came to an end last night in spectacular style - a timely reminder that we need fresh legs and fresh minds, both out of the treatment room and in the transfer market.
Chelsea’s game against Liverpool earlier this month was the first Premier League fixture to make use of safe standing. Tottenham Hotspur also had a safe standing section for their FA Cup tie with Morecambe on Sunday, and with the trial of these areas set to continue in the coming months the wider issue of whether fans should be allowed to stand at games remains a huge talking point within the sport.
Even teams who get promoted have the occasional stinker, but more displays as bad as that one will lead us in only one direction. Time to draw a line under it, move on and get back to winning ways.
Wet pitches, crap officials, red cards, losing our heads and losing the game - there were plenty of negatives after last night’s defeat. Can you think of any positives?
Lots of people have lots of problems in football this week: including Mike Ashley, Chester City and Wigan Athletic.
Sunderland took part in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Wycombe at Adams Park - do you think that could prove a crucial point in our promotion challenge?
A potential fixture backlog might well hinder Sunderland’s promotion rivals, but we have to keep things rolling, and there is absolutely no reason why we can’t do exactly that.