When the hope we cannot stand dies, look forward to some joy

Jake: 'do you reckon it'll produce a brighter wash next season?' ..'
Jake: ‘do you reckon it’ll produce a brighter wash next season?’

When you read that Maria Miller is married to a Sunderland supporter, Iain, you remember there are worse things in life than being a Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and Minister for Women and Equalities who must fall on her sword, whether or not that sword can be reclaimed posthumously on expenses.

What follow are the thoughts of Ordinary Jon. At his own site – http://www.ordinaryjon.com/1/post/2014/04/relegation-finally-catches-up-with-sunderland-thank-god.htmlJon Adamson offers the headline ‘Relegation finally catches up with Sunderland. Thank God’ and we know exactly what he means, and doesn’t mean if you like.

What we need most around here is some feelgood stuff. That may have to await a stomping start to the Championship season that sees us runaway leaders by the end of September. For now, Jon’s probably striking a chord with many …

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Ordinary Jon’s extraordinary prediction: Sunderland to survive. Maybe. (Sorry Fulham, Cardiff, Norwich)

Jake: 'let's have a revolution - like winning some games'
Jake: ‘let’s have a revolution – like winning some games’

M Salut writes: I find it slightly worrying that John McCormick has not yet produced one of his statistical projections showing how Sunderland will stay up. Silence speaks volumes? Ordinary Jon, aka Jon Adamson**, has been conducting an exercise of his own and finds reasons for hope as well as concern – concern that would rocket in the event of a bad outcome of Norwich vs SAFC on Saturday …

Read moreOrdinary Jon’s extraordinary prediction: Sunderland to survive. Maybe. (Sorry Fulham, Cardiff, Norwich)