Sunderland Put Out Of Their Misery – Finally Relegated


Sunderland failed to score again at home to Bournemouth today in the 1-0 defeat and with Hull getting a valuable point at Southampton – Sunderland are relegated to the Championship so it will be ships passing in the night with Newcastle on our way back up.

Karma has a strange way of biting you in the behind and of course Sunderland got 12 points in their last six games last season to match that of Rafa Benitez’ Newcastle and we were relegated.

The Sunderland fans also ridiculed Newcastle too much after we were relegated – but it was only a small portion of the fan base.

It’s very painful for Sunderland fans and we are not going to make it any worse, other than to say much like Newcastle before Rafa Benitez arrived, the Black Cats fans have been let down badly by those running the club, starting with American owner Ellis Short.

Sunderland owner Ellis Short – responsible for the last five years of struggle

It’s sad the Black Cats have gone down and they should be in the Premier League so we can start beating them again and get our own back for Sunderland beating us six times on the trot.

Maybe it’s sacrilege to other Newcastle fans, but we are sorry they have been relegated.

One of my very best friends Peter was born in Sunderland and is over here in Raleigh NC (and still at IBM),  so that’s one reason why I will not be celebrating in any way.

We need Sunderland and Newcastle both in the Premier League for the north-east area to be prosperous again.

I know how I felt last season when we were relegated (absolutely and completely devastated). but we were lifted by having Rafa stay with us.

There is no such comfort for the Black Cats fans.

We don’t blame manager David Moyes – he had no help whatever from those above him – but he will take the back-lash.

He may even be sacked to cover for the ones who are really responsible and that has to start with the owner.

And as we found out this season the Championship is now much more competitive, difficult and brutal than it was seven years ago and that’s because there is so much money these days to be made in the Premier League much more than seven years ago.

Rafa Benitez has called it the toughest football league to compete in – in the world – and with our experience this season – he’s not far wrong.

Our commiserations  to all Sunderland fans.

And we’ll probably get whacked for saying that from a contingent of the Newcastle fans – but we mean it.

Comments welcome.



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126 comments so far

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Apr 29, 2017 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #1

    Any of you guys getting a takeaway using Just Eat tonight?.

    Got a spare code for £5 off a £15 spend, can’t personal message on here so first to use it at checkout wins ?

    Code:

    4G2R-KGXB

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  • Sheikh MagToon

    Apr 29, 2017 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #2

    Beg to disagree. Hopefully they will be like the Titanic – gone down never to come back up again

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  • Toon Tang

    Apr 29, 2017 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #3

    Hail, I was waiting for the punchline thinking it was a Sunderland relegation joke haha the punchline never came

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  • LGFUAD21

    Apr 29, 2017 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #4

    Delph would ve a good option.

    I have faith in hayden but we need better mids. Diame is a write off. Hes been woeful apart from that short purple patch around christmas.

    Colback is fine as cover but we need more class.

    Wilshere is a no no. Its sad because the guy is a fantastic player. Id say when fit he is the best english cm (and he was used so wrongly by hodgson). Hope he gets past his injury problems because it really would be a waste of a career.

    Its gonna be tough getting the squad uo to scratch. Were probably going to have to make some shrewed workhorse signings to cope. People of ritchies mould.

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  • Toon Tang

    Apr 29, 2017 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #5

    Nockheart to take a dive in the box and have a good cry

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  • toontaff2

    Apr 29, 2017 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #6

    Going down 😀 😆

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Apr 29, 2017 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #7

    GOING UP 😀

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  • manxpie

    Apr 29, 2017 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #8

    Come on Bristol!!

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  • toontaff2

    Apr 29, 2017 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #9

    Commiserations? Never!

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 29, 2017 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #10

    LALAS

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  • SA Toon

    Apr 29, 2017 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #11

    I can’t say I’m sad to see Sunderland relegated. I was so hurt and angry last season and that fly-over banner was really spiteful. I would, however, like to think we have a bit more class and won’t look to make their pain any worse than it is already. I’ve lived through relegation three times and hope it never happens to us again, but having just gone through it, I will wish SUFC well and leave it at that.

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  • WWSBRD

    Apr 29, 2017 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #12

    Leeds out of it Monk will get sacked, Sunderland relegated howay Bristol make it a grand old weekend

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Apr 29, 2017 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #13

    Any Leeds players worth signing.

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 29, 2017 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #14

    I’m made up. Just shows what those guaranteed 6 points have done for them over the last 3 seasons as without those they’ve imploded big style haha.

    Old goggle eyes will keep em down coupled with agent Ellis lol.

    No sympathy whatsoever tbh.

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 29, 2017 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #15

    Surprised Brighton haven’t had a pen yet….

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  • MikeAshleysWallet

    Apr 29, 2017 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #16

    Sorry but can’t agree Ed, the mackems celebrated our demise last season far more than they celebrated their own survival.
    The toon doing badly means more to the them than their own team doing well in the land of cheesy chips.
    Stuff them, I hope they go down again.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Apr 29, 2017 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #17

    Sundelrnad need root and branch surgery, been a long time coming because they really are a rotten club.

    Can see them descending to the doldrums of the Championship next season.

    No full stadiums, saleable playing assets, good financial shape or top manager for them.

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 29, 2017 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #18

    MAW

    So do I

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  • Toon Tang

    Apr 29, 2017 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #19

    Bristol started well. Would love a grimy old bore draw

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Apr 29, 2017 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #20

    Would love Tammy Abraham to nick one

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  • toontaff2

    Apr 29, 2017 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #21

    Passing it round a lot at the back, Brighton 😆

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 29, 2017 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #22

    Woeful. The only word needed to describe Sunderland. Why did Short bother? I suppose he couldn’t find a buyer. He has now realized how much a football club can cost when it is not properly funded (take note again Mike Ashley).

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  • AncientC

    Apr 29, 2017 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #23

    Somebody must have nabbed Hail’s voucher… t’was gone before I could use it. Thanks anyway.

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  • sing in the corner

    Apr 29, 2017 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #24

    Tick, tock….
    Nearly half hour gone in a certain game in the championship…
    Still 0.0

    🙂
    Come on….

    Take it to the last day…

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  • JamesToon

    Apr 29, 2017 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #25

    Josh king absolute class to relegate the mackems, telling you now he is the sort of player we could bring in and will guarantee goals

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  • Toon Tang

    Apr 29, 2017 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #26

    Someones screwed brunos head on upside down

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  • heavenfirechris

    Apr 29, 2017 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #27

    Typically dignified, Ed. Well said.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Apr 29, 2017 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #28

    Ancient have you ordered yet? If not I can get 1 more code.

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  • magspuggy

    Apr 29, 2017 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #29

    Hahahahaha
    Lets all laugh at blunderland
    Hahahahahaha

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  • AncientC

    Apr 29, 2017 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #30

    Hail, yep, too late.

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  • manxpie

    Apr 29, 2017 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #31

    My bets on Belfast ancient he’s now tucking into it

    https://youtu.be/xeCy36VuoS4

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  • Ron Knee

    Apr 29, 2017 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #32

    John Motson:-

    I have no sympathy with them – they deserved to go down. I just hope somebody, whether it’s David Moyes – a new owner perhaps – has got the opportunity to bring them back.

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  • Toon Tang

    Apr 29, 2017 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #33

    Golden boy nock heart screaming in the face of ref. Can you imagine if it were shelvs

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  • magspuggy

    Apr 29, 2017 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #34

    CUM ON THE BRISTOL CITYS

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  • AncientC

    Apr 29, 2017 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #35

    maxpie lol. Washed down with a 10 glass of buckfast.

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  • Toon Tang

    Apr 29, 2017 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #36

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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  • AncientC

    Apr 29, 2017 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #37

    Bristol take the lead… whoops.

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  • manxpie

    Apr 29, 2017 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #38

    Yeeesss get in!!

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  • Toon Tang

    Apr 29, 2017 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #39

    I mean boooooooooooooooooooooommmmmmmmmmmm

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  • sing in the corner

    Apr 29, 2017 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #40

    Ahahaha ha!
    Oh dear Brighton.
    Nerves a-jangling now! 🙂

    STILL BELIEVE!!

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