PLAYER RATINGS: Have we just switched dimensions? Because surely that wasn't Sunderland!

What a response to the social media protests by the Lads, could well be described as the perfect one.

by GMac88 Sunday, 29 December 2019 05:43 PM Comments

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Whilst it will do little to change the mood of the region that Phil Parkinson isn't the man to lead us forward, it's certainly a shift into the right direction.

I think what shocked me most about this afternoon's performance was the pressing. We pressed high up the pitch, relentlessly, and Doncaster struggled to get a grip on the game. In truth, I think 2-1 flattered the homeside, which is a separate issue for Sunderland as we need to put teams to the sword more efficiently if we're going to repair our hunt of the play offs and beyond.

Fitness looks to have vastly improved compared to previous weeks, Chris Maguire seems to have stopped his trips to McDonald's and removing Grant Leadbitter from the midfield added some much needed energy and directness.

After weeks and weeks of horrifically negative football feeding a horrific mood amongst fans, let's enjoy this afternoon. It does mean that Parkinson is here to stay for the remainder of the season, if that wasn't already written in stone.

It's time to rate the players. I'd be really interested to know your thoughts on the Donald - Parkinson situation, so feel free to use this as an opportunity to express your thoughts on that. It's easy to take part, just select a rating for each player, and you can leave a comment too. All optional, of course.

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