Sunderland face Blackpool this weekend in Sky Bet League One as they look to get themselves back on track before even a play-off place becomes unattainable.
The men from Wearside have not had a good year so far and both Jack Ross and now Phil Parkinson have struggled to really galvanise this team.
There are issues higher up, too, with fans having growing concerns about the interest those that own the club really have in their team, whilst in terms of form the players need to try and turn things around.
Clearly, the club isn’t in the best of shape and this from James Copley helps paint the picture as to why they seem to be struggling so much in terms of results:
#SAFC’s top scorers last season:
Josh Maja (15) – sold in January
Aiden McGeady (11) – free to leave
Lee Cattermole (7) – sold
Chris Maguire (7) – still at the club
George Honeyman (6) – sold
— James Copley (@JamesCopley_) December 12, 2019
With Aiden McGeady looking on the edge of leaving and out of the first-team picture, it’s easy to see why Sunderland are struggling at the moment having lost so many important players one way or another.
The reaction to this has seen plenty said, meanwhile, so let’s take a look at what has been said:
Maguire will be next.
— Paul Summerside (@summerside49) December 12, 2019
If everyone leaves, Grigg will eventually be our top scorer!!!
— Jeffred (@jeffred3098) December 12, 2019
How many wanted Honeyman gone (or didn’t care) how many say Catts time was up. How many wanted Jack gone. I hope it tells a story of holding firm not getting carried away. Patience is a virtue. Grass is not always greener. pic.twitter.com/261PwDhz3S
— Colin Woodruff (@laszlowoodbine) December 12, 2019
Lee Cattermole – paid off with the legacy payments being someone else’s problem
— Daniel Shellard (@shellsy87) December 12, 2019
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Great isn’t it……
— Robert Grimwood (@RobCGrimwood) December 13, 2019
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