The Biggest Reasons to Cheer for Sunderland This Season

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The Biggest Reasons to Cheer for Sunderland This Season
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Viva la Revolution!

After a season in which Sunderland barely clung to their Premier League place—and during which fans at the Stadium of Light were subjected to some thoroughly drab football under Martin O'Neill—the Black Cats are back with new manager Paolo Di Canio having promised a "revolution."

Sadly, this revolution was not evident in the Wearside club's home loss Fulham on Saturday, but the 20 shots on goal they took clearly showed they were the better side (statistic via The Express).

Sunderland are on the precipice of an entertaining season and their establishment as a top flight team free of relegation worry.

They may not bother the top half of the table, and Di Canio's autocratic regime may implode in flames of his own hotheadedness, but this is a team worth keeping an eye on this campaign. Here's why you should be part of the revolution... 

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