If you wanted something to put the icing on your cake after Sunday lunchtime’s matches, just have a read of these comments from Sunderland fans throughout and after the Newcastle and Brighton matches.
Their worry as Newcastle went one up (23 minutes) and then two up (59 minutes), whilst Brighton were goalless at Villa Park.
Then on 64 minutes, Brighton score a penalty and Villa down to 10 men, the Sunderland fans are on dreamland.
The 89 minutes mark is reached and Jack Grealish scores an equaliser for 10 men Villa, the Mackems are crushed.
Dwight Gayle putting a cherry on the top with a third goal in the 90th minute for Newcastle, just to rub it in!
Comments from Sunderland fans via their Ready To Go (to the Championship for a long time) message board:
‘Haway Brighton Albion.’
‘7 points ahead with 3 games left, how have they managed to lose the title from there?’
‘They haven’t yet mate.’
‘See Lansbury’s miss? Mags will love that.’
‘League is full of bottlers.’
‘Believe in Hughton.’
‘Ask the toon fans or Keegan sure they no all about throwing away a big lead at the top of the league.’
‘Mags 2 up, ha’way Brighton man.’
‘GERRIN BRIGHTON 1-0.’
‘HAWWWWWAYYYYYYYYY THE GULLLLLLLLLS
PURE LOVE BRIGHTON ALBION ME.’
‘Haway, please hold on to this lead.’
‘Villa down to 10 men. Haway Brighton cant mess it up now.’
‘Nobody remembers who came second….’
‘I have about five mags at work who for once won’t be gloating. For once I can do some gloating tomorrow morning.’
‘RAFALUTION OUTDONE BY THE REVEHUGHTON.’
‘Genius that. How long have you been sitting on it?’
‘Well done Chris Hughton.’
‘With both sides Premier League clubs next season who will have the best chance of attracting top players?
If I was a top player I would consider Brighton. They are a club most definitely on the rise. They have good momentum as a club now I feel.
What I am saying is they may be a tougher club for the mags to beat if they can have a good transfer summer.’
‘A mutual friend put £150 on them to win the league. It would be delicious to see him lose that today.’
‘The jammy black and white….’
‘Brighton the bottlers, horses safe for now.’
‘Brighton will score don’t panic.’
‘Be mad if Brighton still got a winner.’
‘The standard of the teams at the top of that league is abysmal.’
‘I hate you Brighton.’
‘The Rafa love in will be sickening now.’
‘Switching phone off for a couple of hours.’
‘Spawny Mags. Put it up there with your Intertoto certificate.’
‘Team in spending £55m and having a wage bill greater than many Premier League sides in winning Championship shocker.’
‘It’s a nightmare this.’
‘Why can’t things go against the mags for once?! Why do they have to be so lucky consistently?!’
‘I hate that Grealish.
Brighton have blown the title mind, stupid dropped points.’
‘All that matters is getting promoted, no-one is bothered about who wins the Championship and I’d have thought the same if Brighton won it.’
‘Managed to finish top by the skin of their teeth on the last day of the season where they should have won it comfortably by about 10 points minimum.
‘He’ll demand tens of millions to just be able to keep them up.
I seriously couldn’t care less, I admit I’d thave loved to have seen them mess up promotion but this means absolutely nothing to me. We’ve won it loads of times and promotion was all I cared about.’
‘Im more annoyed about that than us gannin down.’
‘Let’s be honest, they laboured to the title in a league they should have dominated. And that’s the truth.’
‘Teams have done their very best to gift points to the mags all season, coupled with numerous flukey goals. Hopefully we can be as spawny next year.’
‘Hope Brighton get relegated now.’
‘As much as I hate Newcastle I can’t blame them for celebrating like. I’m sure we’ll celebrate next season if by some absolute miracle we go up.’
‘Really are making ourselves look like a bunch of bitter knackers mind.’