Numbers feature heavily for Sunderland today.
There has been a suggestion that Hull City's Abel Hernandez could feature on Sunderland's January shopping list.
Would Hull sell to a relegation revival? You would think not. But today, your Echo takes a look at seven potential targets from abroad.
The numbers 4, 4 and 2 could be just as pertinent. David Moyes sent out two forwards at Bournemouth last time out.
It worked there, so will he do it this Saturday at the Stadium of Light?
On the subject of the Stadium of Light we look at the cost of following Sunderland following a nationwide survey on the prices at Premier League football grounds, from admission to a cup of Bovril.