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When Martin Bain arrived, Sunderland were in their most promising on-the-pitch positions since that incredible day at Stamford Bridge.
It seemed inconceivable that Sunderland will be playing Accrington Stanley in the Football League next season but that is the harsh reality facing fans on Wearside.
Sunderland travelled to Reading in low spirits as relegation was near enough 100% certain for Chris Coleman's men. Despite this, 1500 made the long trip south to the penultimate away game in this car crash of a season.
Despite popular opinion, we can't be relegated today. Officially. John O'Shea will be unavailable for today's trip to the Reading, but Joel Asoro is ready for a recall.
Over the last few weeks, even the most wide-eyed and optimistic Sunderland fans would have admitted that a drop down to League One is now inevitable.
When someone asks you how much you earn, what do you tell them?
Sunderland looked as if the writing was on the wall going into the clash with Leeds at Elland Road; although Heckingbottom's men had only tasted victory twice since Christmas.
How are we supposed to win a football match without Paddy McNair?
Urgh, another football match. Today, we visit Elland Road for the first time since 2006. A similar result today would be decent - we won 3-0 that day featuring Graham Kavanagh's only league goal for the club.