As a Swansea supporter studying at Durham University, Bobby Gardiner* could not have been much better placed for making it to Saturday’s game. But the agreeable life of a student means he still has plenty of holiday left and cannot get up to the North East. But he’s more than satisfied with the Swans’ start to the season (draw at Chelsea, home win vs the Mags), predicts an away win against Sunderland but is the first WAY interviewee of the new season not to predict relegation for us
Adam Johnson looks a reborn player. Wes Brown’s return instantly lifts confidence in the back four. Bardsley is back to where he was when voted player of the season.
But the main reason Sunderland have been playing better in most recent games is arguably the cool, intelligent and secure contribution of our on-loan South Korean midfielder Kin Sung-Yueng.