In this the oddest of football seasons, some odd looking things pop up from time to time. Sunderland are often one of the oddest clubs around too. And that’s coming from a fan.
It’s a little over three weeks since Sunderland managed to overcome a competent Shrewsbury side by a single goal. After two games with very different outcomes in the cup and the league against MK Dons, can the Black Cats hope to record a similarly positive result?
Death, taxes and Thanos are inevitable and so was Gillingham’s late equaliser as Sunderland continued their poor run of form at home.
Yesterday, Sunderland were arguably quite fortunate to come away with a point against an inspired Gillingham side, managed by the feisty Steve Evans.
Reminiscent to the three hours I used to spend standing in Blockbuster, Sunderland struggled in their decision-making last night; When the goal did come, courtesy of an incisive cross to the effervescent Charlie Wyke, the support felt the relief similar to that of finding the right DVD for your Friday night viewing.
We all know that the first rule of Fight Club is never talk about Fight Club. So, what’s the first rule of Sunderland Associated Football Club? I’ll leave that for you to ponder but can I suggest we borrow the same sentiment instead of talking about yesterday’s game against Shrewsbury.
Sunderland clinched their fourth home win of the League 1 Season as Charlie Wyke’s first half looping header proved the difference in 1-0 victory over Shrewsbury Town. To my relief, this week I can go back to 2 Good 1 Bad!
Sunderland take on the Shrews this Saturday at the Stadium of Light, a venue which has been a happy hunting ground for teams in search of precious League One points this season.
Before I start, has anybody suggested to Gail Platt that she start looking for love in Sunderland?
Sunderland recorded their eighth win of the season in a 3-0 win against a poor AFC Wimbledon side who subsequently slumped to their fourth straight defeat.