Fulham fans- who can see what one of their own makes of our clash on Sunday at this link – have every reason to be celebrating last night’s admirable display in the Europa League. We naturally hope they will be less pleased with life after the start of Sunderland’s make-or-break phase of the season …
Villa’s cup run means we now have four homes games in which to turn our season round – or sink..
Fulham, Bolton, Man City and Birmingham: each should be winnable, two of them – the first two – should be bankable.
But we are Sunderland fans. We know the score. What tally would satisfy you, and what would plunge you into deep gloom?
Jim kicked things off at the Blackcats e-mail loop with this:
Villa going through last night means our game there is off now, so we’ve got 4 home games on the bounce: Fulham (useless away); Bolton (just useless); City (increasingly looking useless); and Birmingham (after a brief interlude of what almost passed for quality, now back to being useless).
We could not ask for a better chance to stop being useless ourselves and pick up some wins in this period.
My reponse was this:
I am trying to work myself up into a state of reasonable optimism. Realistically, what wd settle for? If be pleased with 9 pts, seriously depressed by fewer than 7
I strongly believe we have to get things started with a win against Fulham on Sunday. The boost in confidence would be priceless.
What do others think?