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Black Cats need stability after Di Canio show

FanZoner Michael Graham says Paolo Di Canio's stubbornness meant Sunderland had no choice but to remove the boss from the spotlight he craved.

Brown return a big boost for Cats

Sunderland FanZone blogger Michael Graham believes the return of Wes Brown could be one of the biggest fillips of all for the club this season.

Cats overhaul an exciting risk

Sunderland FanZoner Michael Graham acknowledges the risk of Paolo Di Canio's summer overhaul but is glad just to have some excitement again.

Paolo already feeding Wearside passions

Paolo Di Canio's combination of exuberance and managerial acumen has breathed life into Sunderland, writes Sunderland FanZoner Michael Graham.

Mixed feelings over capture of Di Canio

FanZone's Sunderland blogger Michael Graham admits to feeling a mix of fear and excitement over the club's appointment of Paolo Di Canio.

Ruthless Short playing dangerous game

FanZone blogger Michael Graham says the sacking of Martin O'Neill at Sunderland is a reckless play by Ellis Short in a very high-stakes game.

Cats can't allow gloom to set in

Sunderland fans fear injuries to key players will lead to the drop - and FanZone's Cats blogger Michael Graham is struggling to stay positive.

Black Cats should do better next season

Sunderland may not be safe yet, but FanZone blogger Chris Button feels supporters should be optimistic about the future under Martin O'Neill.

Dark times for Black Cats

Sunderland FanZoner Chris Button says recent results have done nothing to lift the spirits on Wearside.

Relegation form

FanZoner Chris Button says Sunderland's points tally must improve sooner rather than later!

Derby relief

Sunderland FanZoner Chris Button was a worried man for the majority of the Tyne-Wear derby.

FanZone needs you!

Sky Sports are looking for Sunderland FanZoners to fight the Black Cats' corner in the booth.

Paper Talk

Paper Talk: Prem pair target Real's Isco

Liverpool and Arsenal are set to bid for Real Madrid star Isco in January while Hull are leading the chase for Middlesbrough...

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"I've heard Jermain Defoe is on his way to Southampton in January, stepping in for Jay Rodriguez who......" lfc_90

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Column

Roy's Rio rhythm needs a Mersey beat

Eight of England's starting XI for their first World Cup game should come from Liverpool and Everton, says TEAMtalk Editor...

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Sat - 20th Sep 2014
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Tue - 23rd Sep 2014
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19:45 Sunderland v Stoke
Sat - 27th Sep 2014
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Sat - 18th Oct 2014
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15:00 Sunderland 2 - 2 Tottenham
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15:00 QPR 1 - 0 Sunderland
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19:45 Birmingham 0 - 3 Sunderland
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