Oppositions View: Sunderland

Last updated : 28 January 2010 By Dan Buxton

Sunderland and Stoke have both had decent starts to the season, with the Potters and Black Cats both in mid table. Would you expect this game to be as close as the table suggests?

Close until Stoke score the first goal - then the fight will drain out of Sunderland, Pie-face will look hopeless, and you'll grab a second

The Potters are well known for a physical style but what style of play can we expect from the Black Cats?

Weak, shapeless, tackle-shy, dependant on Bent getting something out of nothing, hopeful whichever keeper plays dont feck up for once

Steve Bruce has brought some quality players into the Stadium of Light, like Darren Bent, but after a positive start, you are without a win in eight league games and lost to bottom placed Portsmouth in the FA Cup. How are peoples feelings towards Bruce at the minute?

Bruce is doing a great job - he will push them on

Are there any Stoke players you are wary of?

All of them

Who should we keep an eye out for?

Kenwyn Jones the freak - apparently his head has been turned XD

...and finally, a prediction?

Stoke to win by two