The most important point to be made about tomorrow night’s game at the Spotland Stadium is that we must aim to remain unbeaten.
But a draw would be a disappointment. Sunderland really need to maintain the momentum, indeed the winning feeling, after a comfortable league cup visit to Accrington Stanley and a gritty home victory over much-fancied League One promotion rivals.
The spirit that helped secure the three points against Pompey, plus the quality that Jack Ross has in his squad, should in theory be enough to bring us a first away win in the game at Rochdale, against whom we achieved a league double last season.
They have had a more or less identical start to the League One campaign, two draws and a win and a goal difference of one.
You tell us how it will go.
Thank you to all the @SunderlandAFC fans for turning up in huge numbers again and sticking with us even when we went behind. You make a huge difference and have a massive part to play. On to Rochdale – see as many of you there Tuesday as I can. ???????
— stewart donald (@stewartdonald3) August 17, 2019
Salut! Sunderland‘s costly recent technical upgrade – the alternative to the enhanced security of becoming https://safc.blog (http seems to be an open door to hackers and spammers) was probably extinction – make it impossible to run prize competitions just now.
But make a prediction all the same. And here’s hoping one of those going for an away win gets the scoreline right.