A full week without a game left most of us wondering what to do with our Tuesday evening but we were back in action this Saturday. The benefit of a well needed rest was coupled with a COVID outbreak that affected match preparation for this one. Sunderland, however, made it 10 in a row unbeaten.
Sunderland squeeze three points in tight tie with Joey Barton's struggling Bristol Rovers.. It takes us to ten league games unbeaten to continue our fine form.
I’m at the point where I’m tired of watching Sunderland play. It’s not because I don’t enjoy watching the games, as recently it has been great to feel that connection with a hard-working group of players but I can’t help but feel the fatigue these players must be feeling after such a hectic schedule. Seriously, I have dead legs whilst sat shouting at the TV.
Sunderland played out a frustrating draw on an afternoon the rest of the top six in League One all managed to do the same. It's Player Ratings & Comments...
Sunderland welcome Lincoln to the Stadium of Light this weekend for a top of the table clash. A win would see the Black Cats go 5 points clear of our promotion rivals in the league table. Will Lee Johnson’s men manage to keep the pressure on the top 2 and solidify our 3rd place standing? Let’s have a look…
After Wembley disappointment in 2019, we went to Accrington to concentrate on promotion from the league and after Wembley glory in 2021, we went to Accrington to concentrate on promotion from the league. Let’s just hope I don’t have to repeat the same sentence in two years’ time (unless Accrington have somehow found their way to the Championship)
Another comfortable win, another comfortable clean sheet. Yesterday's win over Accrington was important to continue our fine form and ensure there was no metaphorical hangover from Wembley.
'It's only the EFL Trophy' isn't the point, this felt like a cornerstone moment in the history of Sunderland AFC as we embraced a new era of success. If we follow this up with promotion, this game will mark the moment the club's fortunes changed.
I woke up on Tuesday with an unfamiliar feeling of nervousness in my gut, a feeling that I hadn’t felt for a while but a feeling, nevertheless, I’d missed in a lot of ways. There was a sense of hope and expectation about this game that we had yet to feel since our relegation in to League One. Could we go to a promotion rival and put on a performance to show that we meant business, a broadcast if you will, in front of the Sky cameras to show that Sunderland AFC were on their way back?
Just a couple of months ago the playoffs felt like the ceiling for Sunderland. An injection of consistency into our form has meant that is now the floor with the Lads just two points from automatic promotion. Yesterday's victory at Fratton Park, for the first time this millennium, was a continuation of that form.