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Sunderland fans would rather lose 5-4 at home in League One than win 1-0 away in Premier League…

1 year ago

Sunderland fans are a strange bunch.

The odd time this season I have looked at what they are saying on message boards and social media, they are ever more desperate to convince themselves that actually being relegated two seasons in a row in very bottom spot, is actually a great adventure.

That it is actually Newcastle fans they feel sorry for, having to watch (supposedly) the most boring football imaginable to try and fluke staying up, under a manager who never stops moaning, despite an owner who is playing fair by him.

This reached a bit of a peak I noticed on Friday night, the usual nonsense from Sunderland fans despite Rafa Benitez masterminding an excellent 1-0 victory at Leicester, who have spent relative fortunes compared to Newcastle United.

Just read the comments below, quite remarkable considering Sunderland have won only half their games (have now won 21 of 41), you would think they were strolling League One, not miles behind Luton who were in League Two last season and likely ending up in the play-offs.

The icing on the cake though was that only hours after Newcastle won at Leicester, Sunderland lost a hilarious game 5-4 at home to Coventry.

And people call Newcastle fans deluded…

Sunderland fans comment via their Ready To Go message board:


‘Don’t get me wrong the premier league is great if you can compete and challenge for that 7-10th place, but I honestly think that the worst thing you can do as a club is finish 15-17th every year on 40 points exactly.

It’s so demoralising as we know too well and destroys a club and a fan base quicker than anything.

I’d rather be going up and down than finish 17th every season like we did.’

‘Leicester to score 3 goals or more in this one

Scruffy backward mags relying on Cardiff to continue to be sh..’

‘Ha’way Lesta.’

‘Send the Mags daan Lesta.’

‘ManquillManquillooo in for the mags = ten nil lesta.’

‘Load of my work mates are down and I’m at work till 8 because of it. You’d think it was a cup final the way they’re going on about it.’

‘Well apparently neville said that newcastle are a bigger club than chelsea and man city in every aspect.’

‘Bigger stadium, bigger fans, bigger bellies, bigger shirts, bigger egos, bigger bed sheets, bigger boycoutts and so on.’

‘So it’s Benitez who gets the credit when they play well and Ashley who takes the blame when they’re sh..?’

‘Get paid £6 million, stick 10 behind the ball every game, no pressure if they lose, do a bit of publicity saying how you love the “Geordie faithful” and sit back and do fu.. all else.’

SSN all over rafa this morn and how he is staying next season.’

‘Yet if they lost it would have all been about Ashley and lack of investment.’

‘Hounded out Big Sam but from what I witnessed last night Big Sams team played like the 1970 Brazil team.’

‘No wonder Ashley doesn’t like to give benitez money to spend, he’s wasted 13 million on Murphy hardly played him then loaned him out, 5 million on Joselu, and over 20 million on the big eared gargoyle almiron who looks sh…’

‘In a very strange way , I’m glad they are staying up!!! If they were to come down & we go up , you have to face facts that they would probably beat us in the Championship.

Realistically we are going to need some time to strenghten before we play them again (in order to add to our 3-0 sequnces). I’d be more than happy to see them relagated if I didn’t think we are going up!’

‘I’d rather be fighting for the play-offs in League One.’

‘I’ve been a safc season ticket holder for 30 years and my worst seasons watching us has been the ones in the prem league watching us struggle every game every season

My best have been watching us in the championship and league 1 winning most weeks

My mag mates have enjoyed the seasons you’ve been in the championship when you’ve been promoted in fact it’s been their most enjoyable for years and years.’

‘I’m not just saying this for the sake of it but I’ve actually really enjoyed this season, probably due to the new owners also but it’s refreshing to have a team who you know will give a good go each game.’


‘To score four goals and lose a game suggests defensive issues on both sides.

We didn’t even have a defence today with Coventry likely to score everytime they went forward.
Coventry were bad, we were worse.’ hell, just got in and watched these, do we have the chuckle sisters at centre half?’

‘Well that could have gone a bit better….’

‘No dressing it up. A disgraceful result and it’s been coming.’

‘I have never ever seen a more inept embarassing performance than them 2 centre backs pathetic.

Just adds to a long list of problems but today we sealed out own fate we will not get automatic and we are not good enough for the play offs league 1 next season.’

‘You know what, let’s just fu.. it off. Close down the club and go shopping on Saturday afternoon

It’s pointless.’

‘We’ve been pathetic all season, bailed out by the individual brilliance of 3 players, 1 of whom is no longer here.’

‘The manager needs to take responsibility for today. How the hell you start with the same two idiots at the heart of defence as the Burton game is beyond me. Then taking off leadbitter and leaving on Powe. dreadful.’

‘Absolutely woeful support again today. Could only hear the Coventry fans on the wireless (tremendous support). No wonder teams come up to our place and spank us with 5 goals. They’ve never been as focused as when they arrive at the Sunderland Library.’

‘The last goal was awful to see…. That Chaplin, who is as round as he is tall, had time to eat a pie, have a pi.. and then still score…..’


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