What Do Sunderland Need to do This Summer?

What Do Sunderland Need to do This Summer?

Sunderland did very well to survive the threat of relegation once again and they are quickly becoming a specialist in surviving the drop from seemingly perilous positions. In Sam Allardyce, they have a manager who is proven in the top flight and won't settle for another relegation scare in his first full season in charge. The Black Cats haven't had stability for a long time and have relied on managerial changes to save their season on a too frequent basis. …
Sunderland vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Sunderland vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Relegation battlers Sunderland face an acod test on Sunday when they host Arsenal. Just a single point away from safety with a game in hand, the Black cats need to chalk results out in every single game irrespective of the opponents to survive the battle. Arsenal on the other hand, will be keen to cement their position amongst the top 4 of the Premier League. Team News Sunderland Manager Sam Allardyce is expected to name an unchanged starting line up …
Yann M'Vila - The Only Positive Emanating out of the Stadium of Light

Yann M'Vila - The Only Positive Emanating out of the Stadium of Light

Sunderland have made it a routine to fiddle with the possibility of relegation before escaping by the skin of their teeth and this season seems no different. The Tyne-side club currently occupy the 19th spot, 2 points away from safety with more than 1/3rd of the season behind them. While, there might not be too many positives to take away from the club’s performances, we have been intrigued by the stellar performances of their recent recruit Yann M'Vila who is …
Everton v Sunderland Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Everton v Sunderland Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On November first, Sunderland will travel west to Goodison Park to take on Everton.  The Black Cats are coming off an incredible 3-0 win over arch rivals Newcastle which saw them pick up their first win in the Premier League.  Everton on the other hand are in a tough run of form.  They're winless in their last three Premier League matches with a draw to Liverpool and losses to Manchester United and Arsenal.  While it's never good to lose matches, …
Sunderland: Which top dog, will take over the Black Cats?

Sunderland: Which top dog, will take over the Black Cats?

Ah Sunderland, eternally destined to struggle it seems. After being beaten by the likes of Bournemouth, Norwich, Leicester, Manchester United and Tottenham - Dick Advocaat has thrown in the towel. This Sunderland Echo article has Dick citing the reasons; "the struggle against relegation isn't my cup of tea" and "our squad was simply not good enough". Fair points, if you look at the fact he was practically begged by the Sunderland fans to sign the contract extension earlier this year & their …
M'Vila warned off Anfield move

M'Vila warned off Anfield move

Rubin Kazan's French international midfielder Yann M'Vila was warned off a move to Liverpool in the January transfer window. M'Vila has only been at the Russian club since July 2013 yet there were numerous reports that he would be joining Liverpool in January, the move did not materialise and it appears that he has become very unsettled. Manager Ribat Bilyaletdinov had this to say "He has to prove his value and work like everyone else. I don't mean that he doesn't work, …