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Sunderland fans demand goalless draws shown first on Match of The Day

7 years ago

An amusing subject cropped up this week, with Sunderland fans outraged that they get a raw deal on Match of The Day, with the BBC refusing to show their regular goalless draws first.

Analysis of the shows so far this season have found that the mackems are last on the programme more than anybody else (seven times) and the only time they have been on first was with an 8-0 defeat at Southampton!

In contrast, Newcastle have been shown first three times including the home win over Chelsea and only shown last on two occasions.

The mackem ‘entertainers’ are rightly outraged, after all they have had more goalless draws (five) this season than any other Premier League club.

It gets better because when the BBC were asked for their observations, they couldn’t have been more patronising to the mackems.

Saying that the Sunderland fans should be happy if the trend continues of them not being shown at the top end of the programme, as it will mean they haven’t even got themselves into a relegation fight to get anybody else interested in them!

Mark Cole (BBC head of football) said;

“It’s not personal, we have got a couple of Sunderland fans in the office and the chap who does all the stats is a Sunderland fan, so he is keeping a particular eye on it.

“If they are on last by the end of the season the most, it then means they will still be in the Premier League, because they won’t be drawn into those big relegation battles that feature highly in the programme.”


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