Saturday’s defeat at the hands of Ipswich Town was arguably our worst of the season. I say that because, obviously, we’ve had some thrashings along the way, but the Ipswich game was a whole new level of frustration and disappointment. I gather Mick McCarthy couldn’t believe they were leading at the break, never mind having a two-goal cushion to boot. They looked lethargic and Sunderland were the better side for most of the second half.
It always makes me laugh when a manager comes out and criticizes the opposition for making their team work hard for a win. There’s more than one way to win a football match and not everybody has the luxury of millions of pounds to throw at a squad, when the eventuality of that means most games will be won due to the quality of the players brought in. Wolves are obviously a very decent team and were slightly off the boil on Saturday.
I always look forward to our games, and being in the Championship means there are plenty to anticipate. Another midweek fixture, this time in the League Cup, and as usual I was building my evening around taking in the match. The 500 or so Sunderland fans that made their way to Goodison Park deserve a medal, because midway through the second half I came to the conclusion that the fixture was ultimately pointless, and I was only at home listening on the radio.
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