Sunderland fans here in the Transfer Tavern have not had many reasons to get a celebratory round in so far this season.
It looks set to be another long long season for those on Wearside, as they face another season fighting to stay in the top division.
Many of us here in the Tavern are at a loss as to why Sunderland always do so badly every season, but somehow manage to stay up by the skin of their teeth. Could this year be the year that their luck finally runs out?
What else seems to be confusing about Sunderland, is their side is not exactly bad. Indeed, the Black Cats on paper have a good mixture of players with a vast amount of Premier League experience.
Below we picked out five players in the current Sunderland side, who arguably have potential to play Champions League football, but at this current time are failing to show it.
Hit Allardyce below to see FIVE members of his squad good enough for Champions League football!