The North Eastern Programme Club: (3) looking on from the sidelines

Click me for a better view of the ingredients: geographical references to Jake, Monsieur Salut & Sixer, Malcolm Dawson and John McCormick

Hopelessly out of sequence but bit by bit, we are adding the articles written by members of the Salut! Sunderland team for the matchday programme. This was Malcolm Dawson‘s contribution, published in the programme for the Peterborough United game, drawn 2-2 at the beginning of October, and it is interesting to look at the way the teams he mentions have fared since then (check the table at this link) …

When I looked at the make-up of EFL League One before the season kicked off and tried to assess our chances, the majority of the teams seemed an unknown quantity. After all, apart from the four games involving Burton Albion and Barnsley, we hadn’t met any of the clubs – other than in a few pre-season friendlies – for several years.

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