With the window slammed
shut, I guess it's as good a time as any to take a look at our squad after another eventful summer.
Everyone will have different views of course, but for me this is probably our strongest XI, followed by our current strongest back up team:
Onouha Mensah Bramble Richardson
El Mohamady Henderson Cattermole Malbranque
Bardsley Turner Da Silva Ferdinand
Zenden Riveros Meyler Reid
The reserve team would probably give many of our first teams in times gone by a good game. In fact, I've got to say looking at that back up that we are in a brilliant position and we should be absolutely delighted with the way things are going, even in this difficult economic climate.
The first team is only bettered by the top 8, IMO.
In conclusion, the best squad I've ever seen at Sunderland AFC.