Gary Rowell

Two huge games for new regime to get Sunderland off to good start

Sunderland face two tough away fixtures in five days starting with tonight’s game against Aston Villa then a trip to Burton Albion and in terms of size, history and tradition those two clubs couldn’t be further apart.

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Chris Coleman.

Chris Coleman has plenty of work to do, but Sunderland aren’t a lost cause

Sunderland went into Saturday’s game against Millwall knowing a win would prevent the club having the outright record for winless home games and the players had the incentive of impressing the new manager-elect.

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Jordan Pickford on England duty

Jordan Pickford’s England debut proved the value of a dependable keeper - and what Sunderland are missing

It was good to see young Jordan Pickford selected to start for England in last week’s fixture against Germany and he certainly didn’t let anybody down.

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Sunderland need to pull together.

Sunderland squad desperate for strong leadership but players MUST deliver against Millwall

Sunderland return to action after the break with a home fixture against Millwall with every single Sunderland fan desperate for the long winless home run to end.

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Didier Ndong receives treatment during the Middlesbrough game.

No club is too good or too big to go down, Sunderland need an inspired appointment

After the traumatic week Sunderland have had, it should have been no surprise it ended with yet another defeat to local rivals Middlesbrough.

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Former  Sunderland boss Simon Grayson.

Simon Grayson was dealt a bad hand but Sunderland hierarchy was terrified of successive relegations

Being Sunderland fans, we know better than anybody that Sunderland are never too far away from a crisis and the club’s latest one cost Simon Grayson his job last week.

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Why Bolton squad won’t fear Stadium of Light trip as pressure intensifies on Sunderland camp

Why Bolton squad won’t fear Stadium of Light trip as pressure intensifies on Sunderland camp

Sunderland might be in a precarious position now with morale and belief of both players and fans plummeting by the day but if they don’t beat Bolton tonight things will get far, far worse.

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Sunderland fans have had the energy sucked out of them

Simon Grayson was right, Sunderland’s players have been ducking responsibility and need to step up

Another Sunderland home game comes and goes and like so many before it, all it brought for the fans was more disappointment, misery and anger.

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Sunderland manager Simon Grayson at Griffin Park.

Do Sunderland players have the mental strength to deliver? I fear the worst

Back-to-back games at the Stadium of Light give Sunderland another huge opportunity to end the winless home run.

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Lamine Kone in action against Brentford.

Sunderland must find a system that suits the players to reverse shocking defensive record

Sunderland’s last three games have all ended in draws and it is arguable they could have won them all but that definitely should have happened against Brentford on Saturday.

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Sunderland boss Simon Grayson.

Simon Grayson’s constant tactical tinkering isn’t helping Sunderland

Sunderland make the long trip to Brentford for their next game and with their well documented problems at home, I don’t think the players will be too disappointed with that.

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Aiden McGeady cant believe his luck after firing a shot wide.

Sunderland home form is atrocious, but is this squad really the second worst in Championship?

In the days leading up to the QPR game I found myself as optimistic as at anytime this season and convinced the long winless run at home had to end.

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Didier Ndong

Sunderland players can’t cope with pressure at Stadium of Light – they must stop freezing

If Sunderland are to make anything of this season then they must turn around their astonishingly bad home form, starting against QPR on Saturday.

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Sunderland boss Simon Grayson.

October crunch month for Sunderland but Preston performance hints at better times to come

One point out of six from the last two away games isn’t a great return, but after a heavy defeat at Ipswich, at least Sunderland showed some fighting spirit and deserved their point at in-form Preston when many were fearing another loss.

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Sunderland manager Simon Grayson.

Gary Rowell: Losing culture so deep-set that Sunderland can’t even cope with poor quality Championship

After the start to the season Sunderland have had, I don’t think there will be too many fans unhappy with another two-week break despite an improved display at Preston.

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Simon Grayson

Pressure well and truly on Sunderland players ahead of crunch away games at Ipswich and Preston

The games are coming thick and fast now, as Sunderland face two tough away games in four days against Ipswich tonight quickly followed by Preston North End on Saturday.

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Plenty of empty seats at the Stadium of Light on Saturday during the 2-1 defeat to Cardiff City.

Sunderland are sucking life out of everybody – and are in danger of driving more fans away

Sunderland’s latest home defeat to Cardiff City was hard enough for the fans to take but it got even worse when other results left Sunderland in a relegation spot.

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Why Sunderland must be wary of Cardiff boss Neil Warnock who knows every trick in the book

Sunderland have another chance to end their home jinx when they host high-flying Cardiff City on Saturday.

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Duncan Watmore.

Rowell Report: Why the return of Duncan Watmore is so important to this Sunderland side

It hasn’t been a great few weeks for Sunderland fans with just one point from the last 15 available, but one piece of good news that has shone through the gloom is the return of Duncan Watmore.

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Grayson is looking to make further additions today

Luckless Sunderland must hope their fortune changes at Hull City

Sunderland make the comparatively short trip to Hull on Saturday and a repeat of last season’s 2-0 win at the same ground would be more than welcome.

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