Sunderland

12th Championship | 1-1-2
  • Goals For
    9th
    5 GF
  • Assists
    7th
    4 GA
  • Shots
    10th
    36 Shots
  • Saves
    11th
    11 SAV
  • Grayson’s Anatomy: How did the Sunderland manager rate after Saturday’s defeat at home to Leeds?
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    Grayson’s Anatomy: How did the Sunderland manager rate after Saturday’s defeat at home to Leeds?

    Team Selection It’s pretty simple: we have a squad with a decent amount of quality in it; however, we simply don’t have enough quality in reserve if things aren’t working out or players are feeling somewhat jaded. Both Lee Cattermole and Aiden McGeady looked tired yesterday, and whether you think that’s acceptable or not it goes to show that we desperately need quality reinforcements. This week will give Grayson the chance to experiment in the cup and rest several players/give others a chance to impress, but it really does feel like the side needs several quality additions in order to really push on this season. Yesterday’s bench, for example, was bereft of quality - where’s the dynamic striker

  • Should Sunderland consider moving the away fans back to the lower bowl of the SoL?
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    Should Sunderland consider moving the away fans back to the lower bowl of the SoL?

    The majority of voters would prefer if the away fans were accommodated back in the lower bowl, but interestingly 48% would prefer if they stayed where they were. Carole Foster makes a fantastic point - it would help both the atmosphere and the amount of filled seats immeasurably if we closed the upper tier and moved everyone downstairs - but it’s too late for that now. Whilst traditionally you’d expect any re-location of fans would happen in the South Stand, putting them in the North side of the ground could work too. The decision was taken in the summer of 2012 to move away supporters from pitch-side in the South stand to the upper reaches of the North end of the stadium, and whilst initially it was deemed a good idea there has been an underlying feeling ever since that placing away supporters there was a bad move on the club’s part.