Sunderland fans have not got a lot to cheer about this Christmas as their club continues to lurch to new depths.
The Black Cats had a season last year where they might have felt as though things were going to improve in time but right now they are facing down the barrel of a prolonged spell in League One – at best.
At the weekend, they could only draw at home to Blackpool and it is evident that the men from the Stadium of Light are bereft of all confidence and forward momentum at the moment.
Phil Parkinson should be the man rallying the troops and changing things right now, but he is struggling to do that and fans are rightly getting very, very cross with what they are seeing.
To underline his struggles further, the win percentage he’s had at the club is very alarming:
It's very Sunderland to sack the permanent manager with the third best win % in the history of the club (50%) and replace him with someone with the second worst (15.4%). Only Howard Wilkinson had a worse record – JUST – with 14.8%. Breaking records all over this season!
— Mobile Mackem (@mobilemackem) December 15, 2019
A real issue and fans have unsurprisingly had plenty to say:
After some initial feel good fan engagement etc the club feels completely rudderless. Sailing into oblivion. Owner appears out of his depth. Manager is tactically inept , uncharismatic , unable to motivate what is the worst set of players in the clubs long history
— Lee Barker (@LBarks72) December 15, 2019
Easy to say that now I guess. Most of us wanted Jack Ross out. Little did we know what laid ahead of us though!
— Matt Crighton (@MattCrighton) December 15, 2019
Very unpopular opinion but this run was around the corner wether we kept Jack Ross or not
— David Hindmarsh (@DavidHindmarsh7) December 15, 2019
Don’t forget Donald’s narrative of underlying data and getting a manager to give us the best possible chance of promotion…. then appointing this serial failure of a footballing dinosaur who has forgotten what how to try to win games
— James Graham (@jamesgraham71) December 15, 2019
They don’t no what there doing @safc
— Rich29 (@RichSAFC29) December 15, 2019
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It’s fallen apart so quickly it’s frightening. Owners talked about solid foundations to build from but at the minute it feels like quicksand.
— Neil Grieves (@notch_32) December 15, 2019
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