Following Sunderland’s 2-1 win against MK Dons, Jack Ross spoke about his side’s record this season, citing an impressive statistic.
Will Jack Ross finish the season at Sunderland?
The Black Cats manager stated that the positive result meant his team had lost just once in their 13 games so far in the 2019/20 campaign:
“We are 13 games into the season and only suffered one defeat.
“We are striving to get better and improve – it has been a positive week for us. The strength of character the players have shown has been pleasing.”
Jack Ross reviews the Lads’ latest win
— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) September 28, 2019
While he was giving himself a pat on the back for that record, many Sunderland fans were looking at it in a far less positive light, pointing out that while there has only been one loss suffered, four of the league matches have ended in draws, as per BBC Sport.
This sees them five points off the league leaders, Ipswich Town, which isn’t deemed good enough by large sections of the club’s fanbase, while there has also been criticism of Ross’ tactical decisions this term.
A selection of Twitter reaction to the comments, including posts from unimpressed Sunderland fans, can be seen below:
We’re also 5 points off the top, drawn 40% of the games, struggling to beat newly promoted teams and haven’t kept a clean sheet in the league.
OnLy lOsT oNe THouGh
— Guy Incognito (@_GuyIncognito__) September 28, 2019
When you say it like that it seems impressive then you look at the times we play so poorly first half then are struggling to draw. Or today we were tremendous first half then completely drop the levels second half. Keep the team driving on for 3-0, 4-0
— The “Greatest British Speedrunner” (@JJBurrows1) September 28, 2019
Ross is talking about the lack of defeats, he should be talking about the lack of wins
— Adam Reek (@adamreeek) September 28, 2019
Ngl we really didnt play well we need to stop sitting back, idk if its ross’s tactics or if its the player mindset but we need to fix it @SunderlandAFC
— Jake Harwood (@Amazeddragon) September 28, 2019
Aye that’ll get us promoted like
— BF (@b3nxf) September 28, 2019
The problem isnt losing its drawing too many games. Clean sheets needed
— Andy Atch (@andyatch) September 29, 2019
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