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.