Sunderland fans will be longing for the day that they get back into the Premier League but at the moment they’re a couple of seasons away from doing that at least.
The Black Cats have struggled in recent years to put it very lightly, and it is clear that there is plenty of work that needs doing at the club to turn things around.
Phil Parkinson and the players will know this, though, as the expectation at Sunderland is higher than at most League One sides, and that is something that all involved will have to relish.
Eventually, Black Cats fans want to be back in the Premier League and fighting it out with the top sides, as well as playing Newcastle United in the Tyne-Wear derby.
It’s one of the great fixtures of English football, and Sunderland recently looked back on one of their famous wins against their old rivals on Twitter.
Alex Rae joined in the reminiscing, and fans jumped on his message to chat to him about the game:
That was a good night in the toon 😁 https://t.co/r3yWk2R36q
— Alex Rae (@alexrae1969) November 18, 2019
Some ball down the line wee man. Btw, Big Don. What a player.
— Woody (@WoodyDGR) November 18, 2019
depressing thinking of the team we had back then 2 now 🔴⚪🔴⚪
— 🔴⚪ STEVE CASS 🔴⚪ (@hulkcass10) November 18, 2019
Sure was….what a cross from Mickey and the header from Quinny ❤️
— KS1973 (@beerbelly1973) November 18, 2019
What a pass that was Alex 👏🇬🇧
— Brian Taylor (@1966BT) November 18, 2019
What we wouldn't give for that team and that passion right now, class ball @alexrae1969 always 100% ⚪🔴⚪🔴⚪🔴
— Stephen Wade (@DarthVanWade) November 18, 2019
especially for me. Match, then back to hartlepool for my moving to Australia leaving do. Possibly best day of my life! cheers Alex
— Jonathan Ward (@JonathanWardPR) November 18, 2019
Could do with u in midfield now
— gareth sanders (@garethsanders3) November 18, 2019
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