Plenty of Sunderland fans were left outraged by Phil Parkinson’s team selection against Gillingham, and they were proven right as the side lost 1-0 thanks to an 89th minute goal from Connor Ogilvie.
The Black Cats have now won just once in ten matches in all competitions, and this latest defeat was rather predictable if the supporters’ response to the manager’s choice of XI is anything to go by.
Denver Hume, Aiden McGeady, Duncan Watmore and Chris Maguire were all left out, as the boss appears intent on chopping and changing his formation and system every week.
Fans were furious with the selection, highlighting the lack of creativity and goal threat in the side, and the worrying thing is it seems they know better than Parkinson, as all their worst fears were confirmed.
The Black Cats managed just three shots on target and one corner in the 90 minutes, and of course failed to find the back of the net.
Take a look at some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
I don’t think I’m being sensationalistic when I say that’s the worst starting XI in our history.
— AJH39 (@HuntaThePunter) December 7, 2019
Hopefully the reason he is picking this team is to try and showcase them to any potential buyers in January
— YesCharge (@YesChargeUK) December 7, 2019
Is he after the sack ? Have the rest ov the squad refused to play him a couple ov exceptions but that’s the poorest team selection I’ve seen in a long long while
— mark (@mark29306167) December 7, 2019
Reminds me of when Grayson was mixing the team and formation every week when he was desperate to get a result! #SAFC
— Matthew (@MJacko1989) December 7, 2019
Sack him for this line up alone
— Harry Eddowes (@harryeddowes) December 7, 2019
This line up proves Parkinson hasn’t a clue
— John (@johnml88) December 7, 2019
Sack Parkinson that is a diabolical line up the quicker we get rid of him the better
— Tim (@safctim) December 7, 2019
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