"Tremendous impact" "proves doubters wrong" - Reaction to Plymouth Player Ratings & Comments

Due to the current restrictions, a wave of red and white failed to ascend the shores of Plymouth for the longest away trip of the season and with recent results going the way that they have, some supporters may be glad of keeping their petrol money in pocket for more inspiring things like alcohol or chocolate.

by Connor Quigley Monday, 03 May 2021 08:30 AM Comments

Due to the current restrictions, a wave of red and white failed to ascend the shores of Plymouth for the longest away trip of the season and with recent results going the way that they have, some supporters may be glad of keeping their petrol money in pocket for more inspiring things like alcohol or chocolate.

With most of us feeling like the old lady from the beginning of Titanic, reminiscing on all the years that have gone by since we last won a game of football, it was on to Plymouth Argyle and a team that had taken three points away from us earlier in the season. With a couple of key figures missing, it was up to Lee Johnson to come up with the plan to get a victory and we managed it in a ‘mostly’ comfortable showing as we ran out 3-1 winners at Home Park.

We asked you to vote on the ratings of the Sunderland team, so let’s have a look at what you, the supporters, thought.

 

Lee Burge – 6.4

Comment of the day: “EFL League One GK of the year proves doubters wrong” - Gav

 

Congratulations to Lee on winning the goalkeeper of the year award! It’s understandably questionable due to some of the glaring errors that he has made throughout the season but he has kept us in more games than he’s lost for us. As for the victory yesterday, it was a quiet game for Burge and he dealt well with the little threat Argyle posed.

 

Bailey Wright – 6.2

COTD: “Coming good” – Eternal Hope

 

Following on from a comfortable performance against Blackpool, Bailey reminded some Sunderland supporters what they had been missing in his absence; A cool, calm, collected and experienced centre back that enriches confidence in those around him.

 

Luke O’Nien – 6.3

COTD: “Steady” – Mr Wok

 

A much more accomplished performance from Luke, something that we haven’t seen much of in recent weeks from him (and the rest of the team, to be fair). He spent much of the game offering himself up for the ball and spreading the play from left to right.

 

Conor McLaughlin – 5.7

COTD: “Good run out” - Anonymous

 

45 minutes only today for McLaughlin as Lee Johnson is desperate to avoid any further injuries to an already decimated choice of options in defence. Conor had a steady game although he was understandably off of the pace on his return.

 

Denver Hume – 6.5

COTD: “Good display” - Anonymous

 

A goal in the last few minutes rounded off a good performance from Denver as he threatened down the left-hand side for large parts of the game. Arguably could have done better with the Plymouth equaliser but was left marking two players at the time.

 

Max Power – 6.1

COTD: “Marshalled his men” - Polly

 

Started the game off in midfield and ended it full back; Max got his foot on the ball as often as possible but never seemed to pull of the right pass to unlock the defence. Spent most of the first half chomping the ears off of Jack Diamond for not making the right decisions.

 

Josh Scowen – 5.6

COTD: “Great energy but poor passing” – Stay Cat

 

It would have been a struggle for Josh to be as anonymous as he was in the previous game against Blackpool and fortunately he was more of a presence in the midfield at Home Park. His distribution, as usual, left a lot to be desired.

 

Jordan Jones – 6.2

COTD: “A bit hit and miss but unsettles defences” - Cosh

 

A couple of mishit shots on goal and failed dribbling attempts capped off a largely ineffectual day in front of goal for Jones but his presence and ability on the ball is enough to take the attention away from his teammates.

 

Jack Diamond – 6.1

COTD: “Started brightly but lost their winger for the equaliser” - Kevin

 

It was a good run out for Jack Diamond and he started the game well, making a few direct runs at the Plymouth defence. Game experience will be vital for his development and his lack of said experience meant he lost his man for the Plymouth goal.

 

Lynden Gooch – 7.4

COTD: “Superb” – Philip Williams

 

The enigma that is Lynden Gooch put in an excellent performance as a supporting striker to Ross Stewart. Putting his foot on the ball, taking the man on and then making the right decisions were consistent of his performance throughout.

 

Ross Stewart – 7.5

COTD: “Great game. Led the line well and grabbed a goal” – Pee’d off Pete

 

We had all been wondering if we would see the possibility of Ross Stewart starting by himself up top this season and with the injury to Charlie Wyke, in the end, we didn’t have much choice! It was a great performance too by the Scot as he scored a fantastic goal and held up the ball very well throughout.

 

Subs

 

Carl Winchester – 5.8

COTD: “Looked bright and up for it” - Anonymous

 

We saw a lot more from Winchester today as he was involved in a couple of the attacks in the second half, coming close to scoring on one occasion and a little less close on others. Much more of a positive performance though from the bench.

 

Chris Maguire – 7.1

COTD: “Tremendous impact, lifted the team” - Polly

 

The supporters have been calling for Chris Maguire for a while and now and yesterday they got their wish. Within seconds of coming on to the field he hit the cross bar from a free kick and subsequently scored a few minutes later from the penalty spot. He offered himself for the ball and was instrumental in Sunderland gaining momentum as the game drew to a close.

 

Lee Johnson (Head Coach) – 6.2

COTD: “Back to winning ways” – Fullwell Ender

 

A win had been a long time coming and though we have arguably played better in previous games and lost in recent weeks, it was an important win for Sunderland in the lead up to the playoffs. Lee had to make changes due to the absence of Charlie Wyke and Aiden McGeady but fortunately Ross Stewart and Lynden Gooch stepped up with their loss. The gaffer put aside whatever grudge their was towards Chris Maguire and it was a move that paid off.

 

 

With most of us feeling like the old lady from the beginning of Titanic, reminiscing on all the years that have gone by since we last won a game of football, it was on to Plymouth Argyle and a team that had taken three points away from us earlier in the season. With a couple of key figures missing, it was up to Lee Johnson to come up with the plan to get a victory and we managed it in a ‘mostly’ comfortable showing as we ran out 3-1 winners at Home Park.

We asked you to vote on the ratings of the Sunderland team, so let’s have a look at what you, the supporters, thought.

 

Lee Burge – 6.4

Comment of the day: “EFL League One GK of the year proves doubters wrong” - Gav

 

Congratulations to Lee on winning the goalkeeper of the year award! It’s understandably questionable due to some of the glaring errors that he has made throughout the season but he has kept us in more games than he’s lost for us. As for the victory yesterday, it was a quiet game for Burge and he dealt well with the little threat Argyle posed.

 

Bailey Wright – 6.2

COTD: “Coming good” – Eternal Hope 

Following on from a comfortable performance against Blackpool, Bailey reminded some Sunderland supporters what they had been missing in his absence; A cool, calm, collected and experienced centre back that enriches confidence in those around him.

 

Luke O’Nien – 6.3

COTD: “Steady” – Mr Wok 

A much more accomplished performance from Luke, something that we haven’t seen much of in recent weeks from him (and the rest of the team, to be fair). He spent much of the game offering himself up for the ball and spreading the play from left to right.

 

Conor McLaughlin – 5.7

COTD: “Good run out” - Anonymous 

45 minutes only today for McLaughlin as Lee Johnson is desperate to avoid any further injuries to an already decimated choice of options in defence. Conor had a steady game although he was understandably off of the pace on his return.

 

Denver Hume – 6.5

COTD: “Good display” - Anonymous

A goal in the last few minutes rounded off a good performance from Denver as he threatened down the left-hand side for large parts of the game. Arguably could have done better with the Plymouth equaliser but was left marking two players at the time.

 

Max Power – 6.1

COTD: “Marshalled his men” - Polly 

Started the game off in midfield and ended it full back; Max got his foot on the ball as often as possible but never seemed to pull of the right pass to unlock the defence. Spent most of the first half chomping the ears off of Jack Diamond for not making the right decisions.

 

Josh Scowen – 5.6

COTD: “Great energy but poor passing” – Stay Cat 

It would have been a struggle for Josh to be as anonymous as he was in the previous game against Blackpool and fortunately he was more of a presence in the midfield at Home Park. His distribution, as usual, left a lot to be desired.

 

Jordan Jones – 6.2

COTD: “A bit hit and miss but unsettles defences” - Cosh 

A couple of mishit shots on goal and failed dribbling attempts capped off a largely ineffectual day in front of goal for Jones but his presence and ability on the ball is enough to take the attention away from his teammates.

 

Jack Diamond – 6.1

COTD: “Started brightly but lost their winger for the equaliser” - Kevin 

It was a good run out for Jack Diamond and he started the game well, making a few direct runs at the Plymouth defence. Game experience will be vital for his development and his lack of said experience meant he lost his man for the Plymouth goal.

 

Lynden Gooch – 7.4

COTD: “Superb” – Philip Williams 

The enigma that is Lynden Gooch put in an excellent performance as a supporting striker to Ross Stewart. Putting his foot on the ball, taking the man on and then making the right decisions were consistent of his performance throughout.

 

Ross Stewart – 7.5 (Man of the Match)

COTD: “Great game. Led the line well and grabbed a goal” – Pee’d off Pete 

We had all been wondering if we would see the possibility of Ross Stewart starting by himself up top this season and with the injury to Charlie Wyke, in the end, we didn’t have much choice! It was a great performance too by the Scot as he scored a fantastic goal and held up the ball very well throughout.

 

Carl Winchester [sub] – 5.8

COTD: “Looked bright and up for it” - Anonymous

We saw a lot more from Winchester today as he was involved in a couple of the attacks in the second half, coming close to scoring on one occasion and a little less close on others. Much more of a positive performance though from the bench.

 

Chris Maguire [sub] – 7.1

COTD: “Tremendous impact, lifted the team” - Polly 

The supporters have been calling for Chris Maguire for a while and now and yesterday they got their wish. Within seconds of coming on to the field he hit the cross bar from a free kick and subsequently scored a few minutes later from the penalty spot. He offered himself for the ball and was instrumental in Sunderland gaining momentum as the game drew to a close.

 

Lee Johnson (Head Coach) – 6.2

COTD: “Back to winning ways” – Fullwell Ender

A win had been a long time coming and though we have arguably played better in previous games and lost in recent weeks, it was an important win for Sunderland in the lead up to the playoffs. Lee had to make changes due to the absence of Charlie Wyke and Aiden McGeady but fortunately Ross Stewart and Lynden Gooch stepped up with their loss. The gaffer put aside whatever grudge their was towards Chris Maguire and it was a move that paid off.