Jake: ‘too many draws.’ Fans: ‘if Lee Probert’s a Premier ref [insert your own insulting conclusion].’

SAFC made a return to the Stadium of Light, Pete Sixsmith made a return to the Stadum of Light and Mick Harford made return to Sunderland while Josh Maja didn’t, because he was sick, we’re told. I reckon a few thousand others will have been sick – as a parrot – after an inexplicable penalty which led to one of Pete’s texts labelling the ref as inept. I wonder how that will affect his  score when ‘rate the ref’ opens in 15 minutes

Pete sent more texts during and after the game, one of them seven words long.  You’ll find it below. It suggests there is an issue Jack Ross need to address, with or without Josh Maja, before we can breathe more easily. Expect more from Pete is due course …

January 12 Sunderland  1 (1) Luton 1 (0) Failure to build on lead costs us

January 5 Charlton (0) 1 Sunderland (1) 1 * Sunderland weather storm to earn useful point

January 1 Blackpool (0) 0 Sunderland (1) 1 Outstanding performance by Maja earns the points

December 29 Sunderland (1) 1 Shrewsbury Town (1) 1 A very frustrating afternoon. Never got going

December 26 Sunderland (1) Bradford City (0) 0 Hard fought win and thanks to linesman

December 22 Portsmouth (0) 3 Sunderland (0) 1 Better side until Loovens’s idiocy turned game

December 15 Sunderland 2 (1) Bristol Rovers 1 (1) * Just enough quality snuffs out the gas and Gas pressure tests us at the end

December 11 FA Cup 2nd Round replay Sunderland 0 (0) Walsall 1 (0) Pedestrian performance that raises some serious doubts

December 8 Accrington Stanley A (0) Match Abandoned Sunderland (0) Wet, wet, wet and to do again

December 1 Walsall 1 (0) strong>Sunderland 1 (0) *Fifteen minutes of Walsall pressure means replay

Nov 27 Sunderland 4 (3) Barnsley 2 (1) An important win with some shaky moments

Nov 24 Walsall 2 (2) Sunderland 2 (2) Even more heroic than Thermopylae and Agincourt

Nov 17 Sunderland 1 (0) Wycombe Wanderers 1 (0) A fair result after a disappointing performance

Nov 13 Morecambe 0 (0) Sunderland 1 (0) Left it late but the run continues

Nov 11 Port Vale 1 (1) Sunderland 2 (2) Negotiated a tricky tie successfully. Southport next?

Nov 3 Plymouth Argyle (0) 0 Sunderland (0) 2* Solid team performance earns another away win*

Oct 27 Sunderland 3 (1) Southend United 0 (0) Three goals and another clean sheet. Great

Oct 23 Doncaster Rovers 0 Sunderland 1 (0) Winning ugly is just fine by me.

Oct 20 Shrewsbury Town 0 (0) Sunderland 2 (0) A comfortable win that just oozed professionalism

Oct 6 Bradford City 1 (0) Sunderland 2 (1) Great win but Power made it difficult

Oct 2 Sunderland 2 (1) Peterborough 2 (0) Good point but spoiled by woeful refereeing

Sept 29 Coventry City (0) 1 Sunderland (0) 1 Fair result that could have been worse

Sept 22 Sunderland 4 (3) Rochdale 1 (0) Fifteen minute purple patch wrapped this up

Sept 15 Burton Albion 2 (2) Sunderland 1 (o) Weaknesses horribly exposed in a deserved defeat

Sept 8 Sunderland 1 (1) Fleetwood Town 1 (1) Huffed and puffed against very difficult opponents

Sept 4 Sunderland 0 (0) [4] Stoke City U21s 0 (0) [2] *Decent workout for young guns and recoverees

Sept 1 Sunderland 1 (0) Oxford United 1 (1 ) Poor first half, dug in well second

Aug 19 Sunderland 3 (3) Scunthorpe United 0 (0) Iron pummeled as three lusty blows delivered

Aug 16 Carabao Cup: Sunderland (0) 0 Sheffield Wednesday (1) 2 Result disappointing but plenty to enthuse about

Aug 11 Luton Town (0) 1 Sunderland (1) 1 Played well in patches against solid opposition

Aug 4 Sunderland (0) 2 Charlton Athletic (1) 1 A great day for club and academy

July 21 St Mirren (0) 0 Sunderland (2) 6 * Cracking results like this will suit fine

July 17 Grimsby Town (0) Sunderland (1) 1 *Gooch’s header from Maguire’s cross settles matters

July 14 Hartlepool United (1) 1 Sunderland (0) 1 Yet to see anything to inspire confidence

July 10 Darlington (1) 1 Sunderland (0) 0 Embarrassing

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  1. Dave January 12, 2019 at 6:36 pm #

    Overall, probably a fair result as mcLaughlin clearly man of the match but the entire game completely ruined by a self-obsessed moron. Got every big decision wrong and most of the small ones as well. Every time they threw themselves over it was a free kick. Completely abysmal.
    One big problem we have and I hate to criticise one of our own players but it certainly looks like we wasted a huge amount of money on Wyke who was really poor today and hasn’t been good in any game so far. He may be a nice bloke and he may even be trying BUT he is a target man who didn’t win a single header, was off-side for half the game and can’t head a ball into an empty net. If Maja goes and he is our major striker then the playoffs are as good as we can hope.

  2. malcolm January 12, 2019 at 7:33 pm #

    I’m starting to get a little concerned about our ability to finish sides off. We need to be more clinical in and around the opposition area.

    At least we didn’t lose but Portsmouth did.

  3. Neil January 12, 2019 at 8:54 pm #

    We’ll be in the top 2 places by the end of January…..honest Guv….we will

  4. Brian January 13, 2019 at 1:02 am #

    Ref blaming again!!!
    How many get out of jail cards will mr insipid collect this season. He has the charisma and solidity of the last marshmalliw on the plate at a leper party.
    We should be running away with this league rather than rueing referee decisions.
    It wont matter who we bring in player wise. Mr insipid will just imbue them with his patented apathy..
    Stoke could have done us a big favour and chosen mr insipid instead of Nathan jones but hey ho. I suppose at the end of the day jones has actually achieved a lot with very little compared with mr insipid who has achieved the complete opposite.
    It would be nice if the twin chancers ( aka methven and doanld ) would bite the bullet and bring in rowett and skp ..proper managerial team.
    It wont happen. When we are languishing outside the play off places the usual suspects will still be lavishing undeserved praise on this football charlatan

    • CSB January 13, 2019 at 4:57 am #


      Did you actually see the game?

    • Eric012 January 13, 2019 at 1:53 pm #

      Has to be a mag.

  5. Peter Sixsmith January 13, 2019 at 12:33 pm #

    Has the medication run out Brian? Would you like me to get you some?

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