Sunderland fans are not happy.
Only four months ago the Mackems and Sheffield United were separated by two divisions, this afternoon though the Blades came and outclassed the Wearsiders.
Sheffield United were dominant throughout the game and went 2-0 up with a goal in each half, Sunderland not having an effort on target until the 94th minute when Jack Rodwell scored a goal that was no consolation.
The Stadium of Light was half empty yet again, only one win from six Championship games, in 20th place only a point above relegation, the Sunderland fans hate the owner, think the new manager is totally clueless, believe the entire squad of players are useless, Sunderland fans disgracing themselves as objects thrown at visiting players with one hit in the head by a bottle, Sunderland fans hit by coins thrown by other Mackems, plus grown men fighting each other in the family enclosure.
Can it get any better?
Sunderland fans comment on their ‘Ready to go’ (down again) message board after losing at home to promoted Sheffield United:
‘I don’t dislike Grayson but he hasn’t a clue what to do.’
‘Some Sunderland fans last season said relegation would be good…’
‘They were silly.’
‘The players are poor but our tactics and set up were awful today. How Grayson thought we’d manage with Galloway and Honeyman as wing backs is beyond me.
No width, no creativity and N’Dong basically playing in the middle by himself, what is worse is that we stuck with it.’
‘I wasted a tenner on us for promotion an aal.’
‘I recall a few people saying they hope we are relegated because it will be good to see us get a few wins…
I’ve literally never had less confidence in a team or manager and I honestly cannot see where our next win is coming from unfortunately.’
‘I called out Vaughan as useless early on, knew he wouldn’t score in a month of Sundays. Got told he works really hard and that the goals will fly in once he gets his first.
Grayson’s hopeless as well, team selection is beyond shocking.’
‘Not sure I have seen a worse side than this.’
‘I’ve got better things to do.
A season or two away from this will do me good.’
‘This is going to become a Blackburn/Leeds/Boltonesque slide into League 1 at this rate.’
‘That was utterly pathetic.’
‘Missed the match, did we win?’
‘Of course, 5-0 Rodwell hat-trick’
‘This is a tough league where you must be prepared to graft. Far too many lazy players with a low skill factor in this squad.
The whole club is a shambles from top top to bottom and this has been coming for the last 5 seasons.’
‘A totally empty stadium is what is deserved
This is simply not acceptable any longer. The press have to hammer the club, as obviously the fans are never listened to.
I am truly ashamed at how safc are slowly drifting to oblivion
We are not drifting slowly anymore.
The fans have turned massively against the club. Will only get worse.’
‘NOW HIS TACTICS HAVE BEEN SUSSED three defeats in a row tell the story. Tried, tried, failed, out!.
‘Grayson couldn’t get himself down the tunnel any faster there.’
‘Needs to find a baseball bat for his after match team “talk”.’
‘We were outplayed for most of the game, how many games including pre season?
St Johnstone, Celtic, come on, we have no chance with him, even given the mitigating circumstances, it is not bad luck.’
‘Grayson is massively to blame with this rubbish today.’
‘Weren’t people the other week saying that we would win the league, after them two flukey results which both opponents outplayed us. Grayson needs to go, no excuse.’
‘The man is absolutely clueless, way out of his depth. Even poor players can be organised.’
‘Grayson has to go, if he can’t motivate this shower get someone else in who can. Simple as that.’
‘We have a better squad than Barnsley and probably this lot today and we’ve not even been competitive. Yes I would blame the manager for that.’
‘I opted to pull old fitted wardrobes out of the bairns room and let the boy go with his mate.
I’m having a better time tidying up the mess than that poor little sod is at the match.’
‘This goes all the way back to pre- season, Grayson hasn’t had one decent game out of whichever players he has picked.
Tactically illiterate, obviously no player knows what he is supposed to be doing. I would give him three more games, then out.’
— Joe Wren (@JoeHWren) September 9, 2017
‘We are going down like, no doubt in my mind.’
‘Another relegation battle, no doubt about it.’
‘Crying shame, through mismanagement they’ve already lost a lot of fans. This should be a wake up call….’
‘We are having more wake up calls than the bloke from that Groundhog Day film.’
‘Fans have turned on the team big time.
Fans have turned on each other.’
‘I’m numb, this isn’t good.’
‘I am past caring, wont spend a penny supporting this club until the Grayson has moved on.’
‘I’m done getting upset about it. Our players don’t care. Owner doesn’t care. Why should we.’
‘Joke from top to bottom, the club is rotten.’
‘Very bizarre selection and no tactics or any discernible pattern of play today. The players don’t look motivated at all.
We all know that these players are useless but we can’t get rid of a full squad of players.
The results are bad and overall performances even worse. We simply have to beat Forest on Tuesday.’
‘Hearing one of their players got hit by a bottle from the crowd.’
‘Yes the goalscorer Donaldson.’
‘Looked like an orange lucozade bottle or summit like that.’
‘Some get hit me on the backside with a coin from the back of the south stand. It was hard enough to sting.
Frustration is one thing but hoying coins from row 30 or behind is a disgrace.’
‘If the ground was anywhere near full the bloke behind would have taken it in the head.’
‘There’s some right little scrotes in the South these days. It’s becoming charver central. Hoying coins and bottles is cringeworthy behaviour.’
‘How many more defeats before Grayson sacked?
Disgrace today, I can’t even tell you what formation we were playing.’