Also known as: The Black Cats
Ground: Stadium of Light
Year Formed: 1879
FootyMad Site: www.sunderland-mad.co.uk
Manager: Simon Grayson (since 29th June 2017)
Odds to win the League: 18/1. Odds for Promotion: 11/2 Top Six Finish: 9/4 Odds for Relegation: 11/1 (as of 31st July)
Summer 2017 Transfers: (Up to 31st July)
Brendan Galloway (loan), Tyias Browning (loan), Aiden McGeady, James Vaughan, Lewis Grabban (loan), Jason Steele.
Jordan Pickford, Jermain Defoe, Fabio Borini (loan), Vito Mannone.
Jan Kirchoff, John O’Shea, Sebastian Larsson, Joleon Lescott, Steven Pienaar, Victor Anichebe, George Brady, Will Buckley, Dan Casey, Carl Lawson, Oliver Pain.
League (Premier League): W: 6 D: 6 L: 26 F: 29 A: 69 GD: -40 Points: 24
Home Record: W: 3 D: 5 L: 11 F: 16 A: 34 (Division rank: 20th)
Away Record: W: 3 D: 1 L: 15 F: 13 A: 35 (Division rank: 18th)
Top Scorer: Jermain Defoe (15)
Worst Discipline: Billy Jones (8 yellows)
FA Cup: Third Round Replay
Burnley (Sam Vokes 44, Andre Gray 83) 2-0 Sunderland
League Cup: Fourth Round
Southampton (Sofiane Boufal 66) 1-0 Sunderland
Last Five League Positions: 20th (Premier League), 17th (Premier League), 16th (Premier League), 14th (Premier League), 17th (Premier League)
Head To Head v Barnsley: W: 14 D: 12 L: 8
Last season v Barnsley: N/A
Last meetings with Barnsley:
10/03/07 Barnsley 0-2 Sunderland (Grant Leadbitter 66, David Connolly 90)
21/10/06 Sunderland (Dean Whitehead 82, Chris Brown 88) 2-0 Barnsley
Last Five Results v Barnsley: won 2-0, won 2-0, won 3-1, lost 3-2, won 1-0.
Meet in 2017-2018 on: Saturday 26th August at Oakwell & Monday 1st January at Stadium of Light.