It feels a bit surreal talking about being safe with a game still to spare, writes Stephen Goldsmith. You always assume these things will be decided on a last gap win somewhere, or someone else being more rubbish than you, basically. So what on earth has happened here then?
We asked Tom Lynn, editor of the now extinct fanzine The Wearside Roar, to answer that very question. He was joined in the studio by Gary Foster from the Shields Gazette. I tend to give a little talk to our guests before the mics go live and generally encourage them to speak up and dive in where they feel like they have something to add. That isn’t required in the case of these two passionate and vocal Sunderland fans.
You know you’re doing well in the league when a victory away at Manchester United isn’t even discussed on the very next podcast! Remarkable. As it is, we’re too wrapped up in talking about the more recent West Brom game and the overall situation at the club at the moment. We also chat Swansea City with Matt Harrison from JackCast, an independent podcast on which our very own Gareth Barker made an appearance this week.
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