Player Ratings: Battling performance against Sheff Wed but draw was all we were going to get

Sunderland's opening fixtures have been tough so to be unbeaten is a canny achievement for a side nobody really expected would trouble the top of the Championship. Yesterday's performance away to Sheff Wednesday was excellent up to a point, but the players really faded away in the second half to the extent a point was all we were ever going to get. Time for you to rate the players and you can do so by scrolling down. [More]

Player Ratings: WE WON A FOOTBALL MATCH Y'KNOW

As crazy as it sounds, not only did Sunderland win - but we didn't concede either. I am still unsure exactly how I am supposed to react in such a situation, but let's hope it's the start of many this season. We edged past a resilient Bury side to ensure we were in the most ridiculous cup draw process of all time. We're playing Carlisle, I think, away, I also think. Anyway, scroll down to rate the players from yesterday. [More]

Player Ratings: Football is back! And we had fun for once...

We didn't lose! Not just that, but Sunderland put in a solid shift against one of our stronger opponents in this league. The second half was more of a stalemate, but we were easily the better side in the first. Ultimately a sloppy goal cost us, but how did the players - including six debutants - fair overall? [More]