Peter Lynn is a regular home and away. Even home means a slog from afar. Today he was absent; he delays his football season for cricket to finish. But that doesn’t stop him acclaiming our first opening-day win since 2009. And his way of doing so? Same old music …
Readers of my Wrinkly jottings will know that I am such a traditionalist that I am still in cricket mode – yesterday for example, I was at Edgbaston watching the penultimate day’s play of the enthralling first test between England and India.
This explains my absence from today’s win against Charlton. Nevertheless, I followed the game as best I could, with a combination of texts and internet (yes even wrinklies can manage that) as the game unfolded in “typical Sunderland” fashion.
After the game, in a moment of quiet reflection, for some unknown reason Paul McCartney’s voice came into my head.
And when the broken-hearted people living in the world agree, there will be an answer, let it be
In this case the broken-hearted fans of SAFC, who, despite everything that they have endured recently, turned up today – 30,000 of them – to support THEIR team. Who knows? Would the last minute winner have happened without them? Was there a massive Let It Be force from our fans, willing the ball into their net?
Whatever, here are my Let It Be wishes for the rest of the season.
* Let it be. That our fans always praise our players for effort regardless of results because there will be “times of trouble”,
* Let it be. That a minority of fans drop their arrogance and accept that where we presently are is where we deserve to be. I believe “there is still a chance that they will see”.
* Let it be. That Wise Men Say soars through the Stadium of Light as we exit, “speaking words of wisdom”.
Keep the Faith.
* and don’t forget to cast votes for the names you’d like SAFC.com to give the Stadium of Light stands