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Fan Focus: Preston writer George says that Troy Parrott “should have three or four goals by now”

Ahead of Sunderland’s clash with Preston, Matty spoke to Preston North End Live writer George Hodgson to discuss Ryan Lowe’s side’s lack of goals!

Championship Pulse Check: How are Coventry getting on in their interrupted season?

We’ve been catching up with some of our Championship mates over the last week or so to find out how they’re getting on - and things aren’t looking great at Coventry City at the minute.

Championship Pulse Check: How are Stoke getting on with Judas (sorry... Alex Neil) in charge?

The international break gives us the perfect chance to check in with our fellow Championship clubs to see how they’ve fared so far. We had the crack with Andy Blinston from Every Step Along The Way Podcast to find out how Alex Neil is getting on at Stoke City...

Interview: Bilbao Black Cats are go!

Sunderland’s newest supporters branch is growing fast - and at Watford they had their first match day gathering

Fan Focus: Watford fan Dan says that forward duo Ismaïla Sarr & João Pedro are simply unplayable

Ahead of Sunderland’s away trip to Vicarage Road, Matty spoke to Watford fan Dan Finill to discuss how they have started the season under Rob Edwards!

Fan Focus: Reading fan Simeon believes that ex-Sunderland midfielder Ovie Ejaria has stagnated!

Ahead of Sunderland’s away trip against Reading, we spoke to editor of The Tilehurst End, Simeon Pickup, to discuss Paul Ince’s side’s excellent start to the season!

Fan Focus: Middlesbrough fan Phil says “it’s hard not to love” ex-Sunderland forward Duncan Watmore!

Ahead of tonight’s match against Middlesbrough, Matty Crichton spoke to Talksport writer Phil Spencer to discuss what Tony Mowbray can expect from Chris Wilder’s side!

Interview: Rangers fan Tommy explains what went wrong for Sunderland new-boy Amad at Ibrox

Sunderland have loaned in Amad Diallo from Manchester United - is he any good? We don’t know, but Tommy McIntyre from This Is Ibrox is on hand to tell us how his last loan spell worked out.

Edouard Michut - is he any good? PSG fan gives honest views on new Sunderland midfielder

Sunderland’s latest signing is young PSG midfielder Edouard Michut - and to find out more about what we can expect from him, we spoke to fansite PSG Talk...

Fan Focus: Rotherham fan Will says Mowbray can “build a foundation for success” at Sunderland!

Ahead of Tony Mowbray’s first match in charge of Sunderland, Matty spoke to Rotherham fan Will Daniels to discuss how Paul Warne’s side have started the season!

What can Sunderland fans expect from Tony Mowbray? Blackburn fan Dan gives his honest opinion

We sat down for a chinwag with Blackburn fan Dan Ainsworth from Rovers Chat to find out more about Tony Mowbray - the incoming Sunderland boss who recently ended his five year association with the Lancashire club.

Fan Focus: Norwich fan Jacob is “confused” by Alex Neil’s decision to leave Sunderland for Stoke

Ahead of Sunderland’s match against Norwich, Matty spoke to Jacob Robinson of The Canary Cast to find out his thoughts on Alex Neil’s shock proposed departure from Sunderland!

Is Jan Paul van Hecke any good? Blackburn fan Dan gives the lowdown on rumoured SAFC signing

Press rumours indicate that Sunderland are about to sign Dutch defender Jan Paul van Hecke - is he any good? We spoke to someone who knows all about him - Blackburn fan Dan Ainsworth…

Fan Focus: Stoke fan Ben is predicting a 3-3 draw between Michael O’Niell’s side and Sunderland!

Ahead of Sunderland’s second away trip of the week, Matty spoke to Stoke fan Ben Rowley of The YYY-Files to discuss what we can expect from Michael O’Neill’s side!

Is Jewison Bennette any good? Costa Rican journalist gives us the lowdown on Sunderland target

If media reports are anything to go by, it’s just a matter of time before the signing of Jewison Bennette is confirmed - is he any good? We had a chat with Costa Rican sports journalist Kevin Jiménez to find out more...

Fan Focus: Sheffield United fan Callum is backing Paul Heckingbottom’s side to battle for promotion!

Ahead of Sunderland’s away trip tonight, we spoke to Sheffield United fan and writer Callum Cheswick to discuss how his side have started the Championship season.

Interview & Analysis: Getting to know Sunderland Women’s young starlet Grace Ede!

From Sunderland RTC starlet to senior team, it has been an incredible year for 17-year-old Grace Ede. We chat to her about life outside of football, and analysed her game.

Fan Focus: QPR fan Nicholas says former Sunderland defender Jimmy Dunne is a “fan’s favourite!”

Ahead of Sunderland’s match with QPR, Matty spoke to QPR writer Nicholas Tunney to find out more about their new manager and some of our former players!

Fan Focus: Sheff Wed fan James is backing Darren Moore to deliver promotion this season!

Ahead of Sunderland’s upcoming Carabao Cup tie, Matty spoke to Sheffield Wednesday fan and host of The Wednesday ’Til I Die Podcast, James Mappin, to find out what has changed over the summer at Hillsborough!

Fan Focus: Bristol City fan Patrick says ex-Sunderland forward Antoine Semenyo will be a miss!

Ahead of Sunderland’s first away trip of the season, we spoke to Bristol City fan Patrick to get the lowdown on Nigel Pearson’s side.

Fan Focus: We are back! Sky Blues fan Steve predicts an unhappy return to the Championship

Ahead of our long-awaited return to the Championship, Bomber caught up with his pal and lifelong Coventry fan Steve Littlewood to talk about the game.

Interview: Everton fan gives further insight on Sunderland’s new number 9 Ellis Simms

We’ve already chatted to fans of Blackpool and Hearts on our quest to find out as much as possible about Ellis Simms, so why not complete the trilogy with an Everton fan? Fellow SBNation site Royal Blue Mersey have their say...

Is Alex Bass any good? Pompey podder Andy gives the lowdown on Sunderland's new goalkeeper!

Sunderland brought 24-year-old goalkeeper Alex Bass into the fold this week on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee from Pompey - to find out what he’s like, we chatted to Andy Mitchelmore from PO4Cast!

Is Ellis Simms any good? Blackpool fan Tom gives lowdown on potential new Sunderland striker

Reports suggest that Sunderland are set to announce the signing of young Everton forward Ellis Simms - so to find out more about him, we chatted to our old mate Tom from Up The Mighty Pool...

Fan Focus: Hartlepool fan Mark gives us the lowdown on Sunderland’s opponents

Ahead of Sunderland’s final pre-season match tonight, Matty spoke to Hartlepool fan Mark to find out more about what we can expect from our County Durham neighbours!

Fan Focus: Accrington Stanley fan Callum describes their manager John Coleman as “unsackable”!

Ahead of Sunderland’s trip to Accrington Stanley today, Matty spoke to Accies fan Callum Gibson of the Raw Milk Podcast to get the lowdown on John Coleman’s side!

Fan Focus: Bradford fan James thinks his club can have a go at promotion under Mark Hughes!

Ahead of Sunderland’s pre-season friendly against Bradford, Matty spoke to Editor of Width of a Post, Jason Mckeown, to find out more about Mark Hughes’ side!

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In conversation with... The Bilbao Black Cats

Sunderland and Athletic Bilbao have a historical connection dating back over a century - and now we have a supporters group to mark the relationship

Fan Focus: Dundee United writer David says ex-Sunderland manager Jack Ross is a popular appointment!

Ahead of Sunderland’s third pre-season match, Matty spoke to Dundee United writer, David Reid, to discuss their recruitment of Jack Ross and Steven Fletcher!

Is Aji Alese any good? West Ham fan fills us in on what we can expect from Sunderland’s new man

The signing of Aji Alese from West Ham took Sunderland fans by surprise on Friday afternoon, so we caught up with West Ham Place to find out more about the 6ft4 left footed defender...

What’s the Championship like? Coventry fan Glenn offers his views to Sunderland supporters!

What can Sunderland fans expect from life back in the Championship? Coventry were promoted not too long ago and have done pretty well - so we had a chat with Sky Blue Fans TV’s Glenn Watkin!

Fan Focus: Rangers writer Jack thinks ex-Sunderland keeper Jon McLaughlin will be their new #1

Ahead of Sunderland’s first pre-season friendly in Portugal, Matty spoke to Rangers writer Joshua Barrie of The Rangers Review to find out more about the recent Europa League finalists.

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