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.
Blackpool were next up at the Stadium of Light and it had only been a couple of weeks since our last matchup, a game in which we ended up losing 1-0 to an unfortunate deflection despite having a large majority of the positive play throughout.
The Tangerines travel up to Wearside to take on Sunderland in what is shaping up to be a pivotal clash which could impact both clubs end of season aspirations.
It’s been less than a month since we played Accrington Stanley and hasn’t a lot changed. We were crowned Pizza Cup champs the weekend before we played them for the first time this season and our promotion charge was in full force, nobody could see us losing and although the game itself was a frustrating one, it was never in doubt when we found the lead.
Just over a week ago this was viewed as potentially one of the most important Sunderland games in recent memory but unfortunately, we all know why it hadn’t turned out that way.
On Saturday, Sunderlands automatic promotion hopes slipped away as they were beaten by a subpar Blackpool side. Previous summer transfer target Luke Garbutt scored the only goal. Here are the 1 Good and 2 Bad.
It’s usually a fixture that’s highlighted on the calendars of Sunderland supporters from day one whenever we find ourselves in the same league as Blackpool but unfortunately due to the current restrictions we had to suffer the disappointment of defeat in this game without the beach, beer, tower and amusements to numb the agony of being witness to Sunderland’s third league defeat in a row.
On Saturday afternoon Sunderland were dealt a blow to their title aspirations as Charlton Athletic ran out 2-1 winners at the Stadium of Light.
It’s always Charlton, isn’t it? I’m not sure which Sunderland supporter sold their soul to the devil in 1998 and if they were at all aware of Beelzebub’s ardent infatuation with the Addicks at the time of the transaction.
Charlton are the visitors to the Stadium of Light this weekend and Nigel Adkins’ side trail sixth placed Lincoln by 3 points and 10 goals. Sunderland are looking to maintain their form and the relentless pressure which is being applied to Hull and Peterborough as they chase automatic promotion.