I have a friend Peter here in Raleigh who was born and bred in Sunderland and follows the side over here in the US and when we get together for lunch we talk about how our two teams are doing.
He’s not too happy at the moment, although two successive wins gives all Sunderland supporters hope they can survive in the Premier League this season.
But it will be a struggle and they have to sign some new players in January since they don’t seem to have enough quality in the side and haven’t for a while.
Alan Shearer – it will be difficult doe Sunderland
Manager David Moyes must also be backed with funds and general support if he is to have any chance of saving the Black Cats this season.
Alan Shearer has been speaking on the BBC’s Premier League show which is a special and dedicated to the state of football in the North East.
Not surprisingly the Newcastle living legend thinks it’s going to be difficult for Sunderland to stay up this season and after all they have struggled for many seasons with relegation.
This is some of what Alan said and he thinks it’s a shame if they go down:
“I think Sunderland will struggle.”
“They will do well to get out of the position that they are in and I do think that Newcastle might just swap places with them.”
“Which is a shame because for players and fans, they are great games.” “They are great occasions, but I do fear for Sunderland.”
We are probably in the minority of Geordie fans who want Sunderland to stay up, but it’s great for the region and also good if Middlesbrough can survive.
Two successive wins have made things suddenly look a lot better for Sunderland – 2 points from 10 games to 8 points from 12 games and within 3 points of five teams above them.
What do you think?