Sunderland are looking weak at the moment and need to start getting results on the board if they maintain hopes of getting into the play-offs at the end of the season.
It has not been a good campaign so far for the men from Wearside with them struggling to string results together and looking well short on confidence under Phil Parkinson.
Indeed, he is under real pressure at the moment but the Black Cats do not have a game until Boxing Day to try and address things and so they’ll just have to keep working away on the training ground for the coming days.
Away from the pitch, though, there has been some good news with two Sunderland fans coming in as non-executive directors.
Tom Sloanes and David Jones – from Sky Sports – have joined and Jones has sent this message out:
Thrilled to be on board with @SunderlandAFC … let’s see if we can get people smiling again. Thanks for all the messages. Apologies for the lack of replies now and in the future. Tom is a really good guy. https://t.co/jq8rHm8Fw8
— DAVID JONES (@DavidJonesSky) December 18, 2019
Black Cats fans are pleased to see two of their own supporters involved with the club, so let’s take a look at the reaction to this message:
Good luck in the role.
I hope you will go into this with the long term progress and success of the club in mind.
We’ve had too much short-termism over the last decade, and too much popularism over the last 18mths.
We need a rebuild for the future, at all levels of the club.
— Rebecca Shaw (@rebecca_shaw_TO) December 18, 2019
Congratulations, good to have you on board. Probably not the first to say….. Parkinson out
— Choccy Howlz (@choccy1983) December 18, 2019
At least we have someone who has the club at heart on board now.
— Bryan Tomlinson (@Brytom67) December 18, 2019
All the best David , wish you well.
— StuT (@tenchylad) December 18, 2019
Best of luck Dave, an exciting chapter lays ahead.
— Cian Balfe (@cianb800) December 18, 2019
Haway Dave sort the shower out
— Nick W (@nickw128) December 18, 2019
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