Sunderland 3 - 0 Everton
Another embarrassing display where our team folds like a deck of cards after conceeding a goal with comic cuts defending of a free kick with a shambolic wall and a keeper who jumped the wrong way. Had he stood his ground the ball would have hit him. Unbelievable!!
Once again, as soon as we ship one we follow up with another dose of shambolics within minutes and the few travelling Blues knew from experience that was game over.
We start the second half with Lennon replacing Barkley who had been having quite a nightmarish first half. We shipped another one from a set piece, could have been a few more if the Mackems had pushed it.
Near the end, a naked figure entered the field, Lukaku hit the bar from four yards out and Mirallas chipped one just wide. That was our entertainment for the night.
A sorry state of affairs has descended upon our club which is affecting players and fans alike. Our present manager seems unable to energise the players who have replaced grit, fight and determination with a namby-pamby 'keep passing' game and give up as you lose the ball. It's just not good enough and the board need to make some announcements before Thursday's awards night is sullied and certainly before our final league game on Sunday.
My MotM Pennington â€“ not so much for a swashbuckling dynamic display but for the lad playing for the shirt and visibly trying all he knew and putting so-called senior pros and 'next big things' to shame.
It would be my wish to turn up on Sunday with all thoughts of toxic protest clear of my mind and replaced with a sense of a clean slate and a new beginning, which hopefully will bring back hope for me and I am sure many others.
Not much of a report, boys and girls, but see you there on Sunday for a pleasant afternoon out... I hope!
UP THE BLUES