Sunderland fans spent the better half of a decade dreaming of Martin O'Neill being in charge; after just over a year, it's turned into a nightmare. The Northern Irishman's appointment was supposed to be a storybook wedding; it's ended more like a Hollywood one. There's no happy ending here.
Friday 24 August 2012. Remember the date, it could well be a defining one in the future of Sunderland AFC.
Carlos Cuellar has become the first signing in what could be a busy summer for Martin O'Neill and his Sunderland side.